6 things to do in Dubai this week
Meat & Feast at Bazxar
There’s still two days to celebrate this chic venue’s food festival. This means that you can still sink your teeth into a number of specially made dishes from the venue’s Asian, Italian and Meat District. Be sure to head to Bazxar before June 29 (Thursday) to try out one of their special deals that range from buy three burgers, get three sides free to a combo platter that features the venue’s signature nachos, chicken lollipops, fried calamari and more for just AED149.
When: Until June 29
Where: Bazxar, DIFC
Contact: +9714 355 1111, website
The Laughter Factory presents celebrated South African comedian Barry Hilton, who is making a two-stop visit to the UAE this week. Beginning at the Park Rotana in Khalifa Park in Abu Dhabi on June 29 and concluding the following night at Mövenpick JBR, he will serve up his observational style of standup, which he’s crafted over 30 years, with plenty of self-mockery and also mickey-taking about his home country’s complex social makeup.
When: Friday, June 30
Where: Mövenpick Jumeirah Beach
Price: Regular seats are priced AED185.
DJ Stryker Live
For a genuinely unique clubbing experience, The Music Room is welcoming psy-trance exponent DJ Stryker to Dubai on Thursday. With a decade under his belt, the Frenchman mixes and melds trance, electronic and techno beats, with the soul aim of keeping you on the dancefloor longer than you thought capable.
When: Thursday, June 29, 9pm-3am
Where: The Music Room, Mankhool
Price: Tickets AED100 on the door
Contact: +9714 359 8888, website
Folly by Nick and Scott
The creators behind Folly – Nick and Scott - are looking to make your Madinat Theatre experience even better. The duo behind Table 9 and Taste Kitchen will be giving all theatre holding guests special discounts on their mouthwatering tasting menu. The discount starts this Thursday, so be sure to book your “Turn Up the Music” theatre today, to enjoy the great deal.
When: From Thursday, June 29
Where: Madinat Jumeirah
Contact: +971 4 430 8535, website
The guys at the Plus-Minus Sessions have wasted no time getting their teeth sunk into the summer season. Having now decamped to a new home in the Bridgewater Tavern in JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, they understand that not every techno and house fan has grabbed their passport and headed to the Mediterranean for three months; they know full well there are plenty of parties needed for those staying in Dubai for the majority of the summer. To underline the point, they have drafted in Premiesku, the Romanian duo of Livio and Roby, together with George G, to kick-start the post-Ramadan calendar. As live electronic musicians, the trio blends the raw elements of classic deep house, Detroit techno and tech house to create something entirely new: a groove-heavy template onto which their skills can overlay a range of sounds – including elements from their musical heritage in the Balkans and Eastern Europe. The music they make live, moreover, comes from homemade consoles, each programmed to play a raft of electronic sounds, resulting in a more analogue, genuinely live experience. Premiesku formed in 2012 and later that same year, they released their debut album “Indirect”, which is a good starting point to understand their musical philosophy.
When: Friday, June 30
Where: Bridgewater DXB
Price: Food and drink packages from AED275. Tickets AED100 after 9pm.
Contact: +971 56 921 8484, website
Dubai Summer Surprises
The summer-long carnival of shopping kicks off on July 1 this year and continues for a whopping six weeks, meaning that the 20th edition of the festival will be one of the biggest ever – good news for you, better news for your wallet. As always, DSS takes in all the major malls in Dubai, with shops offering discounts of anywhere between 30-75 percent off their SS17 stock ahead of the new season’s lines. It is, then, the ideal time to restock the wardrobe, splash out on some electronics or save loads on all those household purchases you’ve been putting off since January. There will also be the usual array of family activations, shows and movie characters roaming around.
When: July 1-August 12
Where: Across the city