6 awesome things to do in Dubai this week
The Art of Analogue: Shooting Film in the Digital Age
The director of Gulf Photo Plus, Mohamed Somji, along with photographers Nadia Bseiso, Lamya Gargash, and Abdalla Kroosh will be hosting a free talk that aims to raise awareness about using film in the digital age. The talk will be followed by a 30 minute demonstration on how to develop your own film and different development techniques available to photographers to achieve unique effects in their final images
When: 9pm-10.30pm, Wednesday, June 21
Where: Gulf Photo Plus, Alserkal Avenue
Contact: +971 4 380 8545, website
Poetry and writing workshop
Spoken word poet Farah Chamma will be leading yet another free to attend event aimed at encouraging individuals across all mediums of written and spoken art to express themselves. To secure your spot, register here.
When: 9pm-11pm, Friday, June 23
Where: The Dubai Mall, 9Hijri – Zone 3, in front of the Souk
Contact: +971 50 358 5042, website
Perfect your skills or lack of by attending a special indoor masterclass with famed mountain climber Simon Padin. The Spanish climber will be giving out a number of climbing tips and tricks as well as discussing ways of reading and mapping out a route
When: 4pm-6pm, Sunday, June 18 to Monday, June 19
Where: Mountain Extreme, Capital Golden Tower, Business Bay
Contact: +971 4 446 6080, website
American seafood restaurant Catch have finally, er, caught on to the fabulousness of the Iftar feast, and are offering their first curated Ramadan menu this year. Break the fast with dates and soup, smoked edamame and mezze bites, before trying their lobster roll and short-rib tacos, or one of their mains, like herb-roasted branzino.
Where: The Fairmont Dubai
Contact: +9714 357 1755, website
The huge air-conditioned marquee will be home to daily Iftar buffets containing hot and cold Arabic mezze, soups and main courses from the Middle East and around the world. From 9pm onwards, QD’s will serve up its signature shisha to compliment the experience.
When: Sunset until 9pm
Where: Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club
Price: AED160 for adults; AED65 for children aged 6-12.
Contact: +971 4 295 6000, website
The Mummy (18)
Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe team up for another retread of the monster-in-the-crypt plot, which seems to be the latest attempt to revive the success of Indiana Jones. It’s hard to dislike, though, even if you know exactly what’s coming.
In cinemas now