6 things to do in Dubai this weekend
Russell Howard’s Round the World Tour
A familiar face on British TV screens, the amiable Russell Howard is a standup comic with a CV absolutely jam-packed with variety, sketch show, quiz panel and radio work in his home country.
Probably in the Michael McIntyre lane of genial, everyman comedy – the word “alternative” probably won’t be attached to him any time soon – Howard has made himself and his family the primary butt of his jokes, demonstrating a goofy line of self-deprecation that takes on some edgier angles in front of a live audience.
He is a veteran of the big comedy roadshow, too, and his three-night stay in Dubai is part of his Round The World tour – his fifth major touring production. Apparently, he has memorised the capital city of every country in the world alphabetically, which he’ll recite at the beginning of each performance. Why? No idea.
When: April 20-22
Where: Dubai College Auditorium
Price: From AED295
Jurassic Park in Concert
The 21st Century Symphony Orchestra will accompany this classic film with a live performance of John Williams’ score, adding a whole new layer to the cinematic experience.
When: 8pm, Friday, April 20
Where: Dubai Opera
Plus/Minus with Alan Fitzpatrick
More top-quality techno from the guys at Plus/Minus as they welcome Alan Fitzpatrick. The Southampton native is fast becoming one of the busiest and best artists in the genre – and this will be his debut in the UAE. His sets are laden with grooves and textures.
When: 9pm-3am, Friday, April 21
Where: ON42, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City
Zero Gravity with Jax Jones
Jax Jones is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, songwriter and, of course, DJ. He featured on Duke Dumont’s 2014 number one “I Got U”, while his self-penned “You Don’t Know Me”, which was based around Booka Shade’s 2005 hit “Body Language”, reached number three in 2016.
When: 9pm-3am, Friday, April 21,
Where: Sky Dive Dubai drop zone, Dubai Marina
Contact: +971 55 500 9086, website
End of Season Polo Cup Finale 2017
Last chance to enjoy this most rarefied of sports for the season. There is a special brunch on the Palermo Terrace, too, from which you can watch the teams battle for the Polo League 2017 crown.
When: April 21
Where: Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club
Price: Brunch is from AED235.
Contact: +9714 361 8111, website
The American rapper is back and this time he’s all set to perform at White’s URBN anniversary party. The “Litty” singer will be joined on stage by singer, actress and record producer Amerie. In short, expect a show-stopping night filled with head bobbing hits like “All Eyes on You” and “I’m a Boss”.
When: Saturday, April 22
Where: WHITE Dubai
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