6 awesome things to do in Dubai this week
Superbowl LIVE at Perry & Blackwelder
It’s the biggest day on the American sporting calendar, so get involved in the live action. Perry & Blackwelders will be open all night to show the game live, while service a big American-style breakfast. You’ll find a menu full of pancakes, sausages, hash browns and scrambled eggs. And you might want to take advantage of the AED30 unlimited coffee to keep you awake all night.
When: Monday, February 6, 3am-6am
Where: Perry & Blackwelder, Madinat Jumeirah
Free pool access
Relax at Andreeas, the new poolside destination at Habtoor Grand Hotel in Dubai Marina, for free. Every Tuesday you can get free access to the pool through Guise Group – and if you message 0568365305 or 0561971174 in advance you can reserve a bed.
Where: Andrees, Habtoor Grand Hotel, Dubai Marina
Three ladies nights in one
Century Village, the ring of bars and restaurants in the shadow of Dubai’s tennis stadium, is the latest ladies night destination. It has combined three of its venues into one – as you might have guessed from the name – on Wednesday nights. The participating venues are Joey’s, St Tropez Bistro and SoHo Bar and Grill, and each venue is offering ladies three complimentary beverages – which makes, yes, nine for an evening. Add in games likes “Spin it to Win Wheel” and “Giant Darts” and you’re looking at a lot of uncomplicated fun.
Where: Century Village, Garhoud, www.centuryvillage.ae
Wednesday Night Improv
Unpredictable comedy from 10 Dubai actors, who perform based on audience suggestions. After each round you score the players on a scale of 1 to 5 and those will the lowest scores are eliminated. It’s free to go, but make sure you register for the guest list and arrive 15 minutes early.
When: Wednesday 8pm-10pm
Where: Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz, www.courtyardplayhouse.com
White Noise at White Dubai
Dutch duo W&W are the latest big name act to get behind the decks for Thursday’s White Noise. Their official Amsterdam Music Festival anthem has over 10 million plays on Spotify and there 2014 track “Bigfoot” hit number one on Beatport. Last year, their set at Ultra Music Festival in Miami became one of the top five most watched from the whole event, cementing their industry rise.
When: Thursday, February 9
Where: White Dubai, +971 50 443 0933 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cinema - Live by Night (18)
Ben Affleck directs, produces and stars in this epic gangster yarn from the Roaring Twenties. Based on a novel by Dennis Lehane, Prohibition is creating a widespread black market that ruthless underworld types are exploiting to its fullest. It is a sort of sun-soaked, Great Gatsby-esque version of Peaky Blinders, with the son of Irish immigrants, Joe Coughlin (Affleck), returning from the horrors of World War I desensitised to violence and eager to build a much better life for himself. Here, too, he has to take on rival crime gangs to further his status, only his belated attempts to extricate himself from the world he jumped into prove impossible. It’s all good, soapy stuff and although it perhaps doesn’t quite crackle as it might, there are some great performances (Sienna Miller as
a sultry moll in particular) and a couple of excellent directorial set-pieces that prove that Affleck is a steady hand behind the camera.
In cinemas from February 2