8 things to do in Dubai this week
Despacito live, comedy, alternative ladies’ nights, arts, film and a pool pass with wine included…
This week there really is something for everyone.
Kicking things off, Luis Fonsi (of Despacito fame) is live in Dubai on Sunday, there’s comedy and a new ladies’ night at a trampoline park on Monday, and a talk on contemporary art and festive markets to head to on Tuesday. By Wednesday, we’ve got a great new pool deal for the girls, and Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) makes its return.
Here are eight things to do in Dubai this week…
Sunday December 3
1. Sing Despacito with Luis Fonsi
Singer of number one hit (and the song in everyone’s head for the last year!) Despacito, Luis Fonsi is live at Cavalli Club this evening. The number one selling song with Daddy Yankee remained in the charts for nearly six months and won Latin Grammys for Song of the Year. We’re not entirely sure of the words, but that won’t stop us trying to sing along
Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, daily 8:30pm to 3am, Dhs250 entry and two drinks, Dhs500 entry and unlimited drinks. Tel: (04) 332 9260. More info on website
Monday December 4
2. Laugh out loud at Tribeca
For the last one of the year, Stand Up UAE are doing a Christmas- themed comedy night at Tribeca. British comedian Judi Love will be there along with the return of Aurie Styla with brand new material.
Tribeca, Level 1, JA Ocean View Hotel, 7pm to 2am, Dhs80 on the door. Tel: (050) 345 6067. More info on website
3. Head to a ladies’ night with a difference
Bounce trampoline park is launching a ladies’ night with a difference every Monday from 7.15pm. It’s staffed by an all female bounce crew, and when you pay Dhs80 for an hour of bouncing, you’ll be able to use the on-site beauty salon and nail artist afterwards free of charge.
Building 32, 4B Street, Al Quoz 1, Dubai, Mondays, 7.15pm to midnight, Dhs80 per hour, Dhs120 for three hours. Tel: (04) 321 1400. More info on website
Tuesday December 5
4. Head to a talk on art in the digital age
Melissa Gronlund will be in conversation with Anna Seaman about Contemporary Art and Digital Culture this Monday at Alserkal Avenue. The duo will explore how contemporary art practice has been affected by social media, the internet and digital technologies, through the work of Hito Steyerl, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Bouchra Khalili, Seth Price, and others.
Nadi Al Quoz, Alserkal Avenue, 4pm to 5pm, free. Tel: (056) 115 6871. More info on website
5. Have some family fun at a Christmas market
The St. Regis Dubai Gardens are once again transforming into an enchanted winter wonderland for the 2017 festive season. There will be entertainment and themed activities for everyone to enjoy, including a selection of retail and food stalls, children’s activities and attractions, and even an appearance from Santa himself.
The St Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor City, Tues Nov 28 to Tues Dec 26, Sun to Thurs 5pm to 11pm, Fri and Sat, 3pm to 11pm, free entry. More info on website.
Wednesday December 6
6. Soak up the sun with Zero Gravity’s second ladies’ day
They’ve just been crowned as What’s On‘s best day out for their Tuesday ladies’ day, and now Zero Gravity has another winter offer for the girls. Every Wednesday, the regular day rate of Dhs150 now includes a bottle of grape (choose white, red or rose) and unlimited fresh fruit. Just what you need for a day at the pool and beach. Guys are charged Dhs150 for entry only.
Zero Gravity, Sky Dive Dubai, Dubai Marina, 10am to sunset, Dhs150. Tel: (04) 318 1313. More info on website
7. Sing along at a tribute night
Singing duo Darren and Tania Alboni, will be reviving a host of music legends on December 6 with a tribute night at Scarlet Cardinal. Raise the roof with timeless British and American legends – Elvis Presley, Amy Winehouse, Mick Hucknall, Cher, Karen Carpenter, Roy Orbison, and Shania Twain.
Scarlet Cardinal, Level P2, Sofitel Hotel, JBR, Weds Dec 6, 8pm to 12am. Tel: (056) 222 9914. More info on website.
8. Mingle with A listers
The Dubai International Film Festival rolls around once again this December, and it’s bringing a week of international films and a host of A-Listers to the city, kicking off this Wednesday. You’ll be able to mingle with the likes of Patrick Stewart, Cate Blanchett and Sarah Jessica Parker across the seven days of events as well as catching films across the city at Galleria Mall, The Beach JBR and the Madinat.
Various locations across Dubai, December 6 to December 13. Tel: (04) 363 3456. More info on website