Things to do in Dubai this weekend
You know that moment on a Thursday afternoon when your work buddy asks what you’re doing this weekend and your mind goes blank? Well worry no more, friends, because What’s On has the perfect solution, whatever mood you are in.
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ACCESS ALL AREAS
Bollywood legend Shah Rukh Khan is gracing Emirati shores on Sunday December 1 with a song and dance show alongside Indian actress Deepika Padukone and other Indian stars. This will be Khan’s first live performance in Dubai since 2008 and the first leg of his Access All Areas world tour.
ENJOY EL SUR
Starting on Saturday November 30, and on every Saturday from 12:30 – 3:30pm, the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi’s brand new El Sur restaurant will be putting on a mouthwatering Spanish feast. Dine indoors or make the most of the fabulous weather on the stunning terrace while enjoying classic tapas with a contemporary twist, all for Dhs295, including soft drinks or Dhs425 including free-flowing Sangria, sparking, wines, beer and selected cocktails.
Westin Mina Seyahi, Jumeirah Beach, Dubai. Tel: (04) 399 4141 westinminaseyahi.com
‘Movember’ will come to an end on Saturday December 30 from 1pm, and BidiBondi are celebrating with an afternoon of fun and prizes, including for ‘Best Mo’. First prize is a year’s worth of the Palm promotion weekend credit, which runs every Friday and Saturday from 1pm-7pm and includes four drinks and main course meal for Dhs119 per voucher.
BidiBondi, Shoreline Apartments 1-5, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Tel: (04) 427 0515. facebook.com/bidibondi.palmshoreline
As part of the UAE Movember campaign, Wamli has decided to host a Shave-a-thon from 7pm on Sunday December 1. It promises to be a fun filled moustache-themed charity event, where attendees will shave off their precious moustaches that they have been growing throughout the month. Guests will also be entertained by a wide range of crazy-funky-cool activities aimed at raising awareness for the Movember cause.
Capsule Arts, Street 4, Al Quoz 3, Dubai. Tel: (04) 388 1799. facebook.com/CapsuleArts
If you are looking for fresh local vegetables don’t miss out on the stunning local produce that will be available in the new season of the (only true) Farmers’ Market on the Terrace, starting from Friday November 29. Held between 9am and 1pm on the Terrace of Emirates Towers Boulevard, the market is in its fifth season and once brings freshly picked produce directly from the farmers at a low cost. This is your chance to support an ethical practice and do your bit for the environment by reducing your carbon footprint and taste the difference.
Emirates Towers, DIFC, Dubai. Tel: 04 3198732. Metro: Emirates Towers facebook.com/TFMOTT
VOX Cinemas has launched myVOX, the Middle East’s first-of-its-kind private cinema concept available for hire for private movie screenings, sporting events, corporate bookings and gaming tournaments. Starting now at Deira City Centre, the boutique-sized cinema is exclusively designed to host private events, with 34 seats and a 20 foot-wide cinema screen, including 3D capabilities.
VOX Cinemas Deira City Centre, Dubai. Tel: 600-599905. Taxi: Port Saeed Road. voxcinemas.com
IN A SPIN
TribeFit in the Silverene Tower in Dubai Marina is hosting a Spinathon on Friday November 29 in a bid to raise money for the Philippines following the recent typhoon. three instructors will be leading the way for the three hour event, which kicks off at 8.30am. Entry is Dhs100 and is open to guests as well as members.
TribeFit, Silverene Tower, Dubai Marina, Dubai. Tel: 800 87423. tribefit.com
The Ivy’s Dhs395 three-course dinner features turkey, cornbread and mac’n’cheese. For dessert there’s pecan pie, apple pie and cheesecake. It runs to Saturday November 30.
Emirates Towers, Dubai, noon to midnight. Tel: (04) 3198767. Metro: Emirates Towers. theivy.ae
As part of the National Day celebrations, an enormous 18 metre floating sculpture of a traditional bath toy rubber duck will entertain crowds near the Saudi Arabia Consulate in Al Seef Road on from 11.15am on Sunday December 1.
DRUM ROLL PLEASE
With the likes of Robert Plant (Led Zepplin), Macy Gray and Incubus having all asked Jeremiah John to support them, you know the Abu Dhabi native is going to be able to put on a show. So get yourself down to 360 at Jumeirah Beach Hotel on Saturday November 30 to see his live set. The evening runs from 5pm-3am.
360 at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Um Suqeim, Dubai. Tel: (05) 5500 8518. jumeriah.com
ONE NIGHT WITH PARIS
Her Foam and Diamonds party in Ibiza may have pulled in thousands of kids to gawp each week. But Paris Hilton’s new ‘DJ career’ has jocks and club heads foaming at the mouth. Judge for yourself, with the heiress performing at Cavalli Club on Sunday December 1 from 10pm. The event is free.
Cavalli Club, Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. Metro: World Trade Centre. cavalliclub.com