7 awesome things to do in Dubai this weekend
Lucky Voice Dubai Brunch
If you haven’t been to their Friday brunch yet, you are missing out. The always buzzing joint is perfect for karaoke lovers and those who like a good party. The venue’s resident band Game Over will be providing the tunes while you prepare your vocal chords over a number of classic pub bites and DIY mixes. Once you’re ready to sing your heart out, you can do so in a private pod (you need to book one, click here to do so).
When: 1pm to 4pm
Where: Grand Millennium Hotel, Barsha Heights
Price: From AED195
Contact: 800 58259, website
White Noise #5
If dark, industrial techno is your thing, then the latest White Noise night will be up your dimly-lit alley. Osmosis, the performance moniker of White Noise founder Kareem El Dasher, will be unleashing his detuned, mechanical electro, while Der Abyss will add some goth-tinged EBM DJ set. They’ll then both team up for twin DJ set from 1.30am.
When: Thursday, July 6, 9pm-3am
Where: Casa Latina, Ibis Hotel
Contact: +971 4 399 6699
Truckers Summer Warehouse
Food trucks don’t just disappear over the summer, you know. No, they decamp here, to Hall 8 of the World Trade Centre between Wednesday and Saturday until the middle of September – at least, 15 of them do. You’ll be able to grab a burger, some freshly prepared pasta and plenty of first-rate street food from Asia and South America, and listen to a host of live music from the local scene. Kids will be pretty well catered for, as well.
When: 4pm-11pm, from July 6
Where: Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Centre
Contact: +971 55 567 4158, website
Canadian death metal band Beyond Creation are in Dubai for a one-off show before heading back to Europe to continue their world tour. A blend of nu-metal, goth and even prog, they are one of the most accomplished live acts on the scene.
When: July 7
Where: The Music Room, Al Mankhool
Price: From AED125.
Contact: +9714 359 8888, website
La Familia Brunch
If the summer heat is putting a damper on your time spent outdoors, El Chiringuito might just be the answer. The chic laid-back venue’s Saturday brunch is not only great value for money, its outdoor space is also glass protected.
Aside from uninterrupted views of the Arabian Gulf, guests can expect to enjoy a number of locally and internationally sourced Mediterranean dishes such as seafood paella, Cotoletta alla Milanese and Terrine octopus a la Gallega.
Once the clock strikes 4pm, the venue takes on a livelier party vibe reminiscent to that found in the party loving island of Ibiza. El Chiringuito’s in-house DJ takes the decks while guests make their way to the temperature controlled pool.
When: 12pm – 4pm, every Saturday
Where: El Chiringuito, Rixos The Palm
Price: From AED395
Contact: +971 4 277 9180, website
Plus Minus Summer Sessions w/ Emanuel Satie
To celebrate their second gig at their new venue, Bridgewater DXB, Plus Minus have enlisted the help of the man behind dance tracks “All Things Go” and “Cold Sweat”, Emanuel Satie. Joining the Berlin spinner on decks is hoolz and Mo Ezaby. Entry to Plus Minus PM is free for everyone before 9pm with an optional food offering of five drinks, a starter and a main for just AED275. Access to Plus Minus Club is free for ladies until 10pm, the price for both men and women is AED100 until 12pm and AED150 onwards.
When: 6pm – 3am, Friday
Where: Bridgewater DXB
Contact: +971 56 921 8484, website
Spider-Man: Homecoming (18)
Unlike the endless cinematic disappointments being churned out by DC right now, Marvel continues to strike gold with big-screen adaptations of its well-thumbed comic book source material. And none seem as popular as old Spidey himself, Peter Parker. This is the third different incarnation since 2002 and new leading man, Tom Holland, adds plenty of impish charm to the role, which sees the teenage superhero confront Vulture (Michael Keaton) all while still at high-school. Does he get any extra credits for that?
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