9 great things to do in Dubai this weekend
Russel Kane live
The energetic British comedian – all pirouettes and skips – is in Dubai for a one-off show at the Madinat Theatre. Think of a cross between the everyman observations of Michael McIntyre and the frenetic absurdity of Lee Evans and you’re somewhere close to his manic, rapid-fire act.
When: Friday, November 10
Where: Madinat Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah
Price: From AED195
Party in the Park
Liam Gallagher is the headline act for 2017’s Party in the Park. The bill also sees British dance legends The Chemical Brothers pumping up the crowds with an energetic set that’s sure to feature “Hey Boy Hey Girl” and “Push The Button”.
When: 2pm-12am, Friday, November 10
Where: Media City
Price: From AED395
To celebrate the new season, The Beach will be hosting a day out that dare we say “will have something for everyone.” The urban venue will be split into three sections – play, enjoy and taste. As its name suggests that play section will feature a number of games and competitions that will be suitable for all ages. Enjoy will feature an ocean of sand bags for all those who want to unwind and enjoy the views of the sea. The taste section, is perhaps our favourite –will feature one massive picnic, where guests can grab their meal of choice – Pots, Pans & Boards, Butcha and Retro Feasts will be there, as will many other outlets – and enjoy it on bench (wooden, obviously), drum or barrel.
When: November 10-11
Where: The Beach, opposite JBR
Café Artois by Bridgewater Tavern
The newly opened waterside venue is the perfect for those looking to unwind over some freshly brewed coffee whilst admiring the stunning views of the Dubai Canal. Aside from being family-friendly, the al fresco venue serves up a number of barbecue delights – think beef, chicken and or seafood cooked to perfection over the charcoal grill. There’s also burgers, salads and light bites (the slow braised beef brisket nuggets –are our favourite) for those feeling peckish.
When: 4pm-2am, Sunday to Thursday and 12pm-2am, Friday to Saturday
Where: Bridgewater Tavern, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Business Bay
Contact: +971 4 414 0000, website
“Life is too short to do boring brunches” says the strapline of this globe-spanning party brunch brand. A genuine institution, this place does actually do an impressive buffet of international food, even if you’re just warming up for the afterparty.
When: 1pm-4pm, Friday
Where: XL Dubai, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa
Price: AED295 for Emirates FACE card holders; AED325 with select beverages; AED375 with bubbly
Contact: +971 50 220 4638, website
The world’s most-travelled electro-music party heads back to Dubai on November 10. Sensation has played out on every continent across 34 countries and 42 cities, and this Friday will head back to Meydan Racecourse with an impressive line-up of acts. Mr White Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano and Steve Angello are just a few of the DJs set to perform.
When: Friday, November 10
Where: Meydan Dubai
Price: From AED440
Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE presents Mano Le Tough
It’s going to be a dirty deep house day and night as Mano Le Tough lands in the UAE. The Irish DJ crosses techno, disco, house and more for his unique sets. He will be supported by the electronic beats of Baikal and The Drifter.
When: Friday, November 10, 1pm-11pm
Where: Golden Tulip Al Jazira
Contact: +971 56 113 3400, website
SecondCity at 360°
The Jumeirah Beach Hotel club is celebrating its 13th birthday in style with a guest appearance from chart-topping DJ and producer SecondCity. There will be goody-bag giveaways, a Pan-Asian brunch and a happy hour between 6pm and 7pm with select beverages at AED13.
When: Thursday, November 9, 5pm-3am
Where: Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Contact: +971 4 406 8741, website
Murder on the Orient Express
Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer… the cast for this Agatha Christie tale ought to be enough to tempt you in.
In cinemas from November 9