9 great things to do in Dubai this weekend
KT Tunstall Live
Acclaimed Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall will be in Dubai as part of her world tour, put together to support Kin, her fifth studio album which was released last year. For this gig, though, she ditches the band in favour of an intimate acoustic show, so you can hear hits such as Ivor Novello Award-winning song “Suddenly I See” in its rawest form.
When: November 2
Where: Habtoor Grand, Dubai Marina
Price: Tickets from AED200
Dubai Fitness Challenge Weekend Carnival at SkyDive Dubai
Expect to see everything from pint-sized superheroes (and larger ones too) to some gravity defying skate board flips and more as the third weekend festival of the Dubai Fitness Challenge kicks off at SkyDive Dubai tomorrow (Friday, November 3). If you’d rather not dress up like a superhero and take part in the nation’s first ever Superheroes Walkathon, you can opt to join the X-Spartan Workout that will take place the following day at 9am. If yoga is more your thing, check out the X-Dubai Sunrise Yoga class that will take place at 6.30am on Saturday, November 4. For the full weekend schedule, click here.
When: Friday, 1pm-9pm and Saturday, 1pm-7pm
Where: SkyDive Dubai
The beloved culinary hub in Pier 7 is celebrating its third birthday this Friday (November 3) and being the generous venue that it is, it’s treating guests to 50 percent off on food and drinks all day long. That’s right, you'll get 50 percent off the venue’s breakfast, lunch, roast and drinks menu. That’s not all, your first drink will cost you just AED3 – not bad. The outdoor terrace is a nice added bonus.
When: 8am-2am, Friday, November 3
Where: The Scene, Pier 7
Contact: +971 4 4222 328, website
Amalfi BBQ at Palazzo Versace Dubai
The poolside bar has launched a barbeque menu and, we love it. Not just because it comes just in time for winter but because the food is genuinely good, the service is great and the outdoor pool is stunning. Now that we’re done proclaiming our love for the laid-back outdoor venue, here’s what’s on the menu. Starters include watermelon and baby squid salad as well as guacamole and Greek salad. Mains range from moreish lobster to lamb chops to Waygu beef burgers. For dessert, the chocolate ice-cream is great as is the raspberry sorbet. DJ Niro will be providing the tunes.
When: 12pm-4pm, Saturdays
Where: Amalfi, Palazzo Versace Dubai
Price: From AED295
Contact: +971 4 556 8888, website
Galeries Lafayette Le Gourmet
Expect everything from mouthwatering food to twinkling lights to an ambiance of family-friendly activities when this three day festival kicks off at City Walk at 4pm today (November 2). The free to attend event will also feature live entertainment, a number of boutique stalls and food trucks – yum.
When: Until Saturday, November 4
Where: City Walk
There’s a free festival at Barasti featuring a BBQ, yoga, body glitter stands, drum sessions and much more. Thursday will be headlined by Dutch house DJ Bakermat and Friday will see chart-topping UK musician, songwriter and DJ Duke Dumont hit the decks. Saturday will see a mix of DJs play sets out on the water.
When: November 2-4
Where: Barasti, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Contact: +971 4 318 1313, website
Pure Sky Lounge 4th Birthday Party
JBR’s highest nightspot is celebrating its fourth birthday this week. Guests will be treated to Pan Asian canapés while master mixologists put together your favourite beverages. The evening will be soundtracked by DJs Jixo and Danz, plus DJ Lucy Stone. There will also be a soulful performance from saxophonist Matt West, too.
When: 9pm-1am, Thursday, November 2
Where: Hilton Dubai The Walk
Contact: +971 4 374 7888, website
It might be slightly late, but Billionaire Mansion’s Halloween event is still worth checking out. It’s
a fancy dress affair that will take in live shows, messed up candy girls and giant donuts and candy treats. Music will be provided by Mr Shef Codes, SkinnyLoop and Kaboo. And stay ‘til the end as there’s a raffle for a special prize.
When: 8pm-3am, Thursday, November 2
Where: Billionaire Mansion, Taj Hotel
Contact: +971 4 510 3100, website
Thor: Ragnarok (15)
In Norse mythology, Ragnarok is cataclysmic rebirthing in which the world is flooded and only two human survivors emerge. It also spells the end for Thor and his brother Loki. That, in essence, tells you all you need to know about the third instalment of Marvel Studio’s Thor franchise, which again sees Chris Hemsworth don the cape, grab the hammer and frown his way through a number of unlikely action sequences. Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo, Jeff Goldblum and Tom Hiddleston also star.
In cinemas from November 2