Top 10 Things to Do in the UAE this Week!
WED 17-SUN 21 SEP
Catch Potted Potter at DUCTAC
All seven Harry Potter books are condensed into a rollicking 70 minutes in this award-winning comedy production. Named Critic’s Pick by The New York Times, the parody will appeal to Hogwarts fans of all ages.
INFO: 7pm daily, also 3pm Fri-Sat, Dhs150 and Dhs200, DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, book on 800 4669 or at www.timeouttickets.com; details on 04 341 4777
MON 15-FRI 19 SEP
Find your Perfect Pairing at The H Dubai
One on One Bar is offering gastronomic duets, pairing various tipples with complementary culinary treats at this weekly foodies’ delight. Themes vary, but you’ll find everything from pints with pies to burgers with Bordeaux.
INFO: 7pm-11pm Mon-Fri, Dhs180 to Dhs240, The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Rd, 04 501 8233, www.h-hotel.com
STARTS SAT 20 SEP
Drift Away at Zero Gravity’s New Night
Unwind to the sound of chilled-out beats while lounging around at this beach bar-restaurant’s new night, Drift. The inaugural event will be headlined by UAE soul artist Adam Baluch – order a picnic basket of cheese, chorizo and freshly baked bread to make the final day of the week one to cherish.
INFO: Free, group packages from Dhs733, Skydive Dubai Drop Zone, Dubai, 04 399 0009, www.0-gravity.ae
Ladies’ Night of the Week
Bellini Nights Cipriani celebrates the reopening of its terrace with a peachy girls’ night.
INFO: 7pm-9pm every Wed in Sep, Cipriani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 565 0050, www.cipriani.com
MON 15 SEP
See Classic Cinema at Gaucho Dubai!
This Argentinian restaurant has launched monthly screenings of some of Hollywood’s most iconic films, and this week you can catch Marilyn Monroe in Some Like it Hot. Why not sample some top-notch South American fare while you’re there?
INFO: 7.30pm, free, Gate Village 5, DIFC, 04 422 7898, www.facebook.com/gauchodubai
Brunch of the Week
Roberto’s Our favourite Italian in DIFC has launched its brunch and we can’t wait to dig in. Happy days indeed!
INFO: 12.30pm-4.15pm Fri, Dhs350 to Dhs495, 04 386 0066, www.robertos.ae
Go Rock Climbing Indoors!
Always fancied scaling a cliff face? Too bad you moved to the desert, but don’t fear – now you can go climbing at adventure centre Rock Republic!
Club Night of the Week
Homegrown With dance music spun by local DJs, Homegrown showcases the cream of the UAE’s club scene.
INFO: 6pm-3am every Sat, free, 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, 055 500 8518,
Starts Friday 12 September
Try the Evening Brunch at The Big D!
Choose from a selection of free-flowing hops, grapes, sparkling vino and and spirits while digging into delights such as truffle pasta, salmon fillet and roast rib of beef, all accompanied by Yorkshire pud and lashings of gravy.
INFO: 7:30 PM to 11:30 PM Thu-Fri Dhs299, McGettigan's DWTC, 04-378 0808