12 things to do in UAE this weekend: Celebs, parties, shows and more
How to make the most of your Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Khaleej Times recommends...
Get your Greek on
Throwing it back to ancient Greece, Nikki Beach Dubai is paying homage to the Acropolis, Olympia, Sparta and other Greek treasures with its Friday night Mighty Athens event. Experience traditional cuisine and music at the Greek-themed party and make sure to dress to impress in blue and white beach chic outfits. Reservations are required: [email protected]
Music is in the air
Hazaaron Khwahishein Aisi is a nostalgic tribute to the late Ghazal King - Jagjit Singh - and is on tonight at the Joharah Ballroom, Madinat Jumeirah Conference Center from 7.30pm onwards. The show stars Shekhar Ravjiani, Javed Akhtar, and Deepak Pandit and tickets are still available on Platinumlist.
I spy ikandy
Launching tonight, the ikandy ultralounge at the Shagri-La hotel Dubai is transforming into an exotic tropical oasis. Complete with bright floral décor, themed bites and drinks and chilled beats; everyone is sure to feel those relaxed island vibes on the stunning rooftop poolside terrace. Enjoy the music and drift away.
Sons of Babur
The Sheikh Rashid Auditorium, Dubai, will light up on Friday with Salman Khurshid's Sons of Babur, part of 'Mughal Night' which will see another popular comedy Ghalib in New Delhi also take to the stage. Both plays will be performed by the Pierrot Troupe. Sons is set in the Mughal era. Check Platinumlist for tix.
On Friday, Zero Gravity's regular Ritual day welcomes Franky Rizardo, DJ, producer and label boss. The young artist continues to prove himself as one of Holland's finest exports in dance music, demonstrating a solid production career with releases spanning a collection of top labels, including a long-term relationship with Defected Records. Check out www.o-gravity.ae for info.
Disco divas, ready?
A'l Bahar at the Corniche, Abu Dhabi, is setting the perfect mood every weekend with live entertainment for the entire month! Every Friday and Saturday, local band Part Time Sinners will perform classic jazz tunes where you can sing along to your favourite hits from the '70s and '80s. Street performers will also entertain with colourful theatrics such as fire dancing and acrobats.
A traditional do
The Tap House, Club Vista Mare, has launched its brand-new addition to the menu - Nan's British Roast. It is on every Saturday and Sunday with prices starting from Dhs99 with a free glass of red or white with every order. The new meal is available for lunch and dinner, so head down to The Palm between 12pm-midnight for a delicious dinner with all the trimmings just like your nan used to make.
Alessandra Ambrósio is here in Dubai!
The ninth edition of World of Fashion is on at Mall of the Emirates right now, as it shines the limelight on the Autumn/Winter season. The event sees fashion lovers mingle with international and regional style experts, listen in on live celebrity interviews and presentations, sit front row at stylish shows and learn more about the fast-paced industry during insightful talks and showcases. The pick of the star bunch has to be Brazilian super model and actress Alessandra Ambrósio who will be giving a talk at the House of Bazaar (HOB) pop-up in the Central Galleria today. Tomorrow everyone is invited to HOB's free-to-enter children's garden party and fashion show at 4.30pm.
Cancel all your clubbing plans, we've got you covered
Australian singer, producer and DJ Kaz James will be making an appearance at Soho Garden, Meydan, on Friday night to play the Cafe Mambo slot.
Cavalli Club is coming over all ancient on Friday, so get ready for some fine costumes as the place celebrates its Roman Empire night.
Mr. Shef Codes
Billionaire Mansion at the Taj Dubai is featuring Mr. Shef Codes, Kaboo & Skinny Loop tonight for its regualr Hip*notize evening. Be there if you love hip-hop!
Where: Taj Dubai
Turn back time
Fancy a retro party? There's only one place to go on Friday and that's Indie in DIFC for your finest '80s tunes all night long. Vinyl clothing optional!