6 things to do in Dubai this weekend
Focus at Level 42
It’s the season opening party for Focus, and it’s taking place at the newly renovated Level 42 in Media One Hotel. This week’s headliner is Minf Against, with local support from Deian and Ejaz. Tickets are AED100 from platinumlist.
When: Thursday, August 4
Where: Level 42, Media One Hotel, www.dubai.platinumlist.net
Reggae Summer Jam
Reggae seems to be one of the emerging genres in the UAE just now, with plenty of nights dedicated to it and its spin-offs – such as dancehall and reggaeton. Flying in from Jamaica for his Dubai debut is Turbulence, known for a string of hits including “Real Worries”.
When: 8pm, August 5
Where: The Music Room, Majestic Hotel, Bur Dubai, +9714 359 8888
Dubai Rocks with Ayushmann
And another Indian superstar is bringing a band to Dubai. TV anchor-turned-actor-turned-singer Ayushmann Khurrana is making his musical debut in the UAE, where he will be singing songs from Pani Da Rang to Saadi Gali. Tickets from AED150.
When: August 5
Where: Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha, platinumlist.net
The monthly brunch at The Act – the world’s highest supper club, they say – kicked off on in July. It’s back this Friday with the combination of food, music and performance on which its reputation has been built. The cuisine is Peruvian-Japanese fusion, the music is provided by DJs Jean B and Sam Stark, while the The Act’s in-house acrobats and dancers will keep things interesting between courses. The price includes all house beverages, and if you want to hang around, the party will continue until 9pm.
Where: The Act Dubai, The Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road
When: Friday, August 5, 2pm-5pm
Price: AED395 (ladies), AED495 (gents)
Contact: +9714 355 1116
The summer edition of this popular market moves the food and crafts indoors to Times Square Center. There are stalls from local artisans and designers offering unique jewellery, homeware, fashion and skincare. There will also be food trucks and a market filled with fresh and organic ingredients.
When: Saturdays, 9am to 3pm
Where: The Ripe Market, Times Square Center
Dubai Sports World 2016
The massive indoor sports space is back this summer at Dubai World Trade Centre, offering sports enthusiasts the chance to beat the heat with air-conditioned pitches. You’ll find football, basketball, tennis, badminton, volleyball and even an indoor gym. Check out the website to book pitches and find out more.
When: Until August 27
Where: Dubai World Trade Centre, +971 4 306 4000, www.dubaisportsworld.ae
Cinema - Suicide Squad (15)
At last. The most talked-about film of the decade, a DC Comic-based project from Warner Bros that began back in February 2009, has finally landed. This motley band of antiheroes has long been a presence in DC Comics, usually as support to Batman or Arrow, but under the direction of David Ayer they’ve gone it alone. The ensemble cast includes Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Scott Eastwood and Cara Delevingne – and it definitely won’t be the last we’ll see of them.
In cinemas from August 4