Top 10 Things To Do In The UAE This Week!
Fri 31 Oct
Head to Meydan for Sensation Dubai!
It’s been held in cities all over the world, and now the epic party experience has reached the UAE! Featuring a star-studded life-up of international names on the electronic dance music scene, it’s set to attract more than 15,000 clubbers, all dressed in white. The line-up includes superstar DJ Roger Sanchez, as well as Martin Garrix, Mr. White, Hard Rock Sofa, AN21 and Max Vangeli.
INFO: Dhs395, book at www.sensation.com/dubai, Meydan Racecourse, Meydan Rd, Nad Al Sheba, Dubai
Sat 1 Nov
Mosh to the Iron Maidens!
They’ve toured the world and been viewed millions of times on YouTube – now you can catch this all-female tribute band to the legendary metalheads!
INFO: 6pm-3am, Dhs100, The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Mankhool Rd, Bur Dubai
UNTIL Sat 1 Nov
Gear Up for Gulf Bike Week
Pull on your leathers, ladies, and power on down for rock music, bike-building contests, daredevil stunts and more.
Thu 30 Oct-Sat 8 Nov
Marvel at Beauty and the Beast
After record-breaking runs around the globe, the popularity of this enchanting musical shows no sign of waning. Based on the beloved Disney film, Beauty and the Beast is crammed with memorable characters, stunning sets and lavish costumes, and dazzling production numbers including Be Our Guest.
INFO: Starts 1pm on 31 Oct and 8 Nov; 7.30pm all other dates; tickets from Dhs150 to Dhs750, Du Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, book at www.ticketmaster.ae
Until Sat 6 Dec
See Shots of Gulf Life Taken Six Decades Ago!
Considered the father of Gulf photojournalism, Noor Ali Rashid took more than a million pictures over his 60-year career. Reflecting on Lasting Impressions, a major retrospective of his achievements, his daughter Shamsa Noor Ali Rashid said: “Our father dedicated his life to the country, to its leaders and its people. Preserving his lifetime of work was not only his wish but also our privilege and responsibility.”
INFO: 8am-8pm Sat-Thu, 4pm-8pm Fri, free, Sharjah Art Museum, Corniche St, 06 568 8222, www.sharjahmuseums.ae
Starts Sat 1 Nov
Club Night of the Week
The World Island Party
Set sail for house and urban tunes on Dubai’s artificial archipelago.
INFO: 11am-10pm, departures every 20 mins from fisherman’s harbour, Jumeirah 1, Dubai, Dhs200 for round trip, welcome drink included
Brunch of the Week: The Sass Brunch
Savour upscale à la carte dishes from the UAE outpost of this Monaco institution – how about burrata with truffle honey and grilled peaches?
Ladies' Night of the Week
Ba Restaurant & Lounge
Indulge in three complimentary drinks, including sparkling pomegranate drinks sprinkled with gold dust, while relaxing to tunes from DJ Ilona Maras.
Wed 5-Sat 8 Nov
Check out Creativity in the Capital!
Abu Dhabi Art always attracts visitors from all over the world, and with the launch of Saadiyat Island’s world-class museums on the horizon, the international art world’s spotlight will be focused on the Cultural District’s forthcoming attractions. Works from the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi collection will also be on display.
INFO: Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Cultural District, 02 657 5800,www.abudhabiartfair.ae
Thu 30 Oct-Sat 1 Nov
Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience
One of the Middle East’s largest style events is back! Running over three days, Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience is filled with glamorous catwalk shows, workshops and panel discussions and has been organised jointly with Vogue Italia. Here are a few highlights you can expect to find at the event.
The Italian Way
An exhibition showcasing Italy’s style through 80 assembled looks from some of the country’s most influential labels of the past few decades, grouped under the themes of Prints, Red Carpet, Embroidery & Appliqués, Casual, and Black. A video installation of Vogue Italia’s most striking covers and photography of will complete the display.
The Dubai Mall’s designer boutiques will welcome style-savvy shoppers for various forms of fashion-related entertainment: Armani/Dubai will host a performance by Italian pianist and composer Michele Gelmini, while at Emilio Pucci you can join a styling workshop on how to wear the label’s iconic scarves. Over at Jimmy Choo, an artist will sketch shoes as a DJ provides the sonic backdrop.
The International Talents Showcase
See the efforts of 20 emerging designers as they showcase their Spring/Summer 2014 collections.
INFO: Fri 31 Oct- Sat 1 Nov, The Dubai Mall and Armani Hotel Dubai, both Downtown Dubai; full schedule at www.vfdebyemaar.com