Top 10 Things to do in the UAE This Week

Top 10 Things to do in the UAE This Week

04 Sep 2013

Head to Punchline Comedy Club for laughs and catch Jennifer Aniston's new flick

See Jennifer Aniston‘s new flick We’re The Millers

Jen’s long-awaited new movie has finally hit UAE cinema screens, and we’re looking forward to seeing the queen of the red carpet back in a comedy after last year’s disappointing Wanderlust. Jen teams up with Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts and Will Poulter to play the wife in a bogus family who get together and disguise themselves as, well, what we can only describe as some really dodgy characters. Their aim is to attempt pull-off a criminal plot aboard a camper van. It all turns out to be a disaster, involving a tarantula, a break-down and a hospital visit. Expect a fun comedy romp to cheer up your week.
INFO: At cinemas across the UAE from 5 Sep.

Party at the White Room
Thu 7 Sep

If you’ve ever been to party hotspot Beirut it’s likely you’ve danced the night away at the city’s hippest club, White Beirut. Now a little slice of Lebanon has landed in Dubai with the launch of weekly ‘pop-up’ party night, The White Room. It takes over the ballroom at Al Murooj Rotana every Thursday, and we reckon it’s going to become one of the hottest parties in town. The resident DJs include acclaimed London-based hip hop and R’n’B specialist, DJ Devon Kosoko. Phone ahead to book a table.
INFO: Free, 11pm-3am, Grand Yasat Ballroom, Al Murooj Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 050 443 0933

Celebrate Brazilian Day!
Sat 7 Sep

Events are being held around the world this week to celebrate Brazil’s independence, and the Ocean View Hotel is getting in on the fun. Head to signature Brazilian restaurant Fogo Vivo and indulge in fresh cuts of meat served at your table as dancers from Capoeira Mestre Alabama Dubai entertain you. We reckon there’ll be a chance to shake your thing, too!
INFO: 8pm, Fogo Vivo, Ocean View Hotel, JBR, Dubai, 04 814 5599,

NEW! Do Surf & Turf in DIFC
Sat 7 Sep

Wheeler’s restaurant in DIFC has launched its new Surf & Turf Saturdays dining offer. Served on a wooden board and perfect for two to share, it includes a whole lobster, 360g fillet of beef, French fries, salad and a dessert for two. It comes with either four bottles of hops or a bottle of house vino.
INFO: Dhs350 for two people, 12pm-11.30pm, DIFC Gate Village, Dubai, 04 386 0899,,

NEW! Scoff Vino and Cheese
Tue 5 Sep
Get unlimited red and white vino, plus cheese and breads, which you can enjoy at Impressions lounge overlooking the mangroves.
INFO: Dhs149, 6pm-9pm, Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara, Abu Dhabi, 02 656 1000,,

NEW! Buffets at Radisson Blu
Chef’s House at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City has launched daily theme nights, including surf and turf every Sunday, Mexican Madness on a Tuesday and We Sushi on a Wednesday.
INFO: Dhs195 (house drinks), Dhs135 (soft drinks), 7pm-11.30pm Sun-Fri, 04 366 9111, Dubai Media City,

Grab a British Business Lunch
Indulge in British fare at The Pub. The menu includes chicken and mushroom pie, shepherd’s pie, cottage pie, and fish and chips, rounded off with apple pie and ice cream.
INFO: Dhs55, 12pm-3.30pm, The Pub, Radisson Blu, Dubai Deira Creek, Baniyas Road, Dubai, 04 205 7333,

Celebrate McLaren’s 50th
Sat 7 Sep
A parade of McLaren supercars from the last 50 years is set to roar through Dubai and Abu Dhabi. If you’re lucky enough to own a McLaren you can take part too, by contacting Al Habtoor Motors and registering. The rest of us will just find a spot on the pavement and watch, enviously.
INFO: The convoy will depart at 10am from The Address Montgomerie Dubai and travel along Jumeirah Beach Road and through JBR, 04 382 7500,