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DXB Beach
The biggest non-sneaker based party of the weekend takes place at Zero Gravity. This week,
the lineup features Nicky Romero, the Dutch DJ, producer and founder of Protocol Recordings who is a frequent visitor to Dubai, and he is joined by Felix Jaehn, Kungs and Claptone. There’ll also be a live drumming show and some sax from Lovely Laura. AED275 for regular access, AED400 poolside.
When: Friday, November 18
Where: Zero Gravity, +9714 399 0009

 

Apéritif à la Française
Foodies with a fancy for French delicacies will be treated to a culinary masterclass when the Apéritif à la Française returns to Dubai. The event will highlight some of France’s most iconic exports with a range of gastronomic delights and even a game of pétanque.
When: November 19
Where: Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, www.aperitifalafrancaise.com

Gulf Concours
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the legendary “no  rules racing” Can-Am championship. To celebrate, two cars from its most dominant manufacturer, McLaren, are on display at the inaugural Gulf Concours on the lawns of the Burj Al Arab. Can-Am racing was based in North America from 1966 to 1974 and McLaren won five championships between 1967 and 1971. A special edition twin-turbocharged V8 650S Can-Am will be displayed alongside its forebear, the amazing 1966 Mars Red M1B Open Cockpit.
When: November 17-19
Where: Burj Al Arab, www.gulfconcours.ae

Sole DXB
The world of footwear, streetwear and music collide once again at Dubai Design District, with an event that is gaining traction as one of the most eagerly anticipated in the region. Most of the major sportswear brands will be present, new launches are promised, films and talks fill up the programme and, perhaps most exciting of all, there’s a stellar lineup of DJs, MCs and rappers. You’ll need a decent pair of trainers just to get around it all.
When: November 18-19
Where: Dubai Design District (d3), www.soledxb.com

Cuts Above presents The Sand City Social 
A sunshine drenched all day party every Saturday that offers up a high-in-the-sky laid back space with a cool garden, wheelbarrows and bean bags and international DJ names serving up some banging beats. Love.
When: Saturdays
Where: Tamanya Terrace, Raddison Blu, Media City
Contact: +9714 437 6054

Cinema – Shut In (18)
The words “a widowed child psychologist in isolated rural New England” probably tell you all you need to know about the tone of this movie. Add in a paralysed child (Room’s Jacob Tremblay), a gathering storm and the fear that someone or something else maybe in the house, and you just know that Mary (Naomi Watts) must immediately rush off to take a bath. Of course she does. Chilly French-made thriller directed by Farren Blackburn.
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