Top 5 Things to Do in the UAE this week, from rapper Kid Ink to HopFest at Dubai's Irish Village!

No plans for the week yet? Then check out our tips for some fab leisure time!
ByLauren SteadmanThursday , 28 August 2014
Top 5 Things to Do in the UAE this week, from rapper Kid Ink to HopFest at Dubai's Irish Village!
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Thu 28-Fri 29 Aug
See Rap Star Kid Ink at People by Crystal!

Notorious American rapper Kid Ink is coming to town. He’ll take centre stage with gigs in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, his second UAE stint since his adrenaline-pumping show at 411 Nights back in February. Kid Ink, who’s collaborated with the likes of French Montana, Chris Brown and Sean Kingston, will perform chart-topping hits including Almost Home and Show Me.

Before becoming a rapper, he worked as a producer for years, starting out when he was just 16.

His fave tattoos are portraits of his mum and grandad, both on his chest, and a tiger on his neck.

INFO: 18th floor, Raffles Hotel, Dubai, 050 297 2097,; The Collection, The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, 050 826 9698,


Opens Thu 28 Aug

Escape the Heat at Iris Dubai’s New Indoor Lounge

One of the city’s classiest open-air bars, this scenic spot is a must-do, but if the thought of sweltering in the summer heat puts you off visiting this rooftop venue, put your fears aside – it’s just been extended and the new bit, a lounge and bar aptly named Indoor, boasts both A/C and a roof, making it the perfect spot in which to mingle while keeping your cool.

INFO: Iris Dubai at The Oberoi, Dubai, 056 951 1442,,

Thu 28-Sat 30 Aug

Hop Along to HopFest at the Irish Village

Hops lovers can sample new tastes from a selection of more than 100 brands while listening to live music from top local band The Maplejacks, plus Carmen & The Black Ts, Roadie and DJ Marky.

INFO: 12noon-12midnight, free entry, behind Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Al Garhoud, Dubai, 04 282 4750,,

Thu 28-Fri 29 Aug

Catch United Nations of Comedy II 

Following last year’s inaugural United Nations of Comedy event, some of the Arab world’s funniest comedians are back! The seven-act line-up includes Nemr Abou Nassar, Aron Kader, Mo Amer, Khaled Khalafalla, Amir K and Sammy Obeid.

INFO: 7.30pm, Dhs100 to Dhs300, Emirates Palace, West Corniche Rd, Abu Dhabi, book at

Every Tue

Glam up for Ladies’ Night at Grosvenor House Dubai

Embassy’s legendary ladies’ night is back and bigger than ever, offering three free drinks, including cocktails, as well as canapés from the hotel’s Kitchen 45 restaurant.

INFO: 8pm-2am (canapés until 10.30pm, drinks vouchers until 1am), Tower Two, Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina, 04 317 6000,

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