7 things to do in Dubai this week
McGettigan’s Monday Movies
Monday movies is back for a month of Robin Williams. This Monday is the kid’s classic ‘Jumanji’, which you can watch while enjoying unlimited popcorn and a drink for AED35.
When: Doors open at 8pm for 8.30pm screening
Where: McGettigan’s JLT, Bonnington Hotel, +971 4 356 0560
High on Heels @ Penthouse
Complementary sparkling is on offer for ladies every Tuesday at Penthouse. You can also enter the selfie competition by tagging your best snap @penthousedubai and every week a winner will be selected for a complementary photoshoot.
When: Tuesdays, 7pm-3am
Where: 25th floor of the JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR
Contact: +971 55 999 8322
Candylicious @ Mahiki
Step inside a candy wonderland as Mahiki decks itself out with all things sweet. Expect candy stations, cupcakes and plenty of treats. There are complementary mixed drinks for ladies until 1am as long as you arrive before 11pm. Make sure you dress up and prepare for plenty of dancing.
When: Tuesdays, 7pm-3am (free drinks stop at 1am)
Where: Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Some comedians look at stand-up as a performance. Others as a form of group therapy. Others see it as personal validation, craving the laughs and the applause. Then there are the likes of Jason Manford, a regular bloke from Manchester who sees it as a way to pay his gas bill. The one-off show, which is being put on by the Laughter Factory, follows on from his sell-out performance here in 2014, when he received two standing ovations.
When: August 25, 9pm
Where: Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR, www.thelaughterfactory.com
Zero Gravity House Party
The canapé-style dishes all have a home cooked theme, so expect cottage pie, beef sliders, chicken tortilla wraps, and quinoa salad in nibble form. Drinks are served from pop-up bars and help-yourself fridges adding to the house party vibe.
When: Thursday, 8pm to 11pm
Where: Zero Gravity, Skydive Dubai Drop Zone, +971 4 399 0009, www.0-gravity.ae
Syndicate at The Vault
On floors 71 and 72 of JW Marriott Marquis, this place has 360 degree views of Dubai. It’s hip hop and R&B all night with music from DJ Slim.
When: Thursdays, 10pm-3am
Where: JW Marriot Marquis, +971 4 414 0000
Cinema - Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero (15)
Iranian-American comedian Maz Jobrani, one of the Axis of Comedy regulars, stars in his big-screen debut as a traffic cop moving to America to become a private investigator. In a sort of in-on-the-joke Borat, this fish out of water stumbles through a series of farce-laden set-ups – such as accidentally burning an American flag – in an entertaining, if slightly shallow satire on the currently fragile state of East-West relations. One feels the intended audience won’t ever see it, though.
In cinemas from August 18