7 things to do in Dubai this week
McGettigan’s Monday Movies Presents Good Will Hunting
McGettigan’s Monday Movies is currently paying homage to the brilliant Robin Williams with a selection of his best movies. This week you can enjoy Good Will Hunting - the final movie in the Williams series. Will Hunting (Matt Damon) is a janitor at M.I.T. and has a gift for mathematics. With a little help from therapist Sean Maguire (Robin Williams), he is able to find direction in his life. Console yourself during this tearjerker by snuggling up on one of the beanbags and tucking into unlimited, freshly made popcorn and one beverage for AED35. In the words of Will: "I'm pumped! Let the healing begin!" Doors open at 8pm and the film starts at 8:30pm.
When: August 29, 8pm
Where: McGettigan’s JLT, Bonnington Hotel, Jumeirah Lake Towers
Contact: +9714 378 0800
Hip Hop Chic – Mondays at Cirque le Soir
Just because it’s Monday night, doesn’t mean you cannot party. If hip hop is your sort of jam, head down to Cirque le Soir to hear Yann Turner and Mr Shef Codes on the decks. Expect to bop to the likes of Big Sean, Ace Hood and Jeremih. Attitude is optional.
When: August 29, from 10pm
Where: Cirque le Soir, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road
Contact: +971 509 955 400
Candlelit Yin Yoga & Deep Stretch
Why not celebrate hump day with a bit of me-time? Restorative yoga helps you to move and shape the body using carefully supported postures and movements, and each position is held for five minutes or more. The class will leave you feeling rested and centered. Om.
When: Tuesdays at 8:30pm
Where: Urban Yoga, Aspect Tower (part of Executive Towers), Business Bay
Contact: +9714 369 7882
Twice As Nice – My Ex Wardrobe
Get ready to hunt for a bargain as My Ex Wardrobe returns to Media One Hotel this week for what they’re promising will be their biggest event yet. They're taking over the entire Crab Tavern and Spirito for the evening - that's a big area of clothing! You can trawl through hundreds of great pre-loved clothes, as well as meet loads of people and enjoy some drink deals.
When: August 31, 7 – 11pm
Where: Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City
Contact: +971 524 5721
The Q Pak – One for the Boys
Dubai has always been known for its ladies nights, so it’s about time that the guys start getting a bit of the attention, too. Head down to Q43 every Wednesday to enjoy buy one get one free deals on beverages and free pool all night long (one hour per group). There’s also an offer on food, with three tapas for AED99. And ladies, don’t worry – you also get a free drink. The tide is turning. Tsk.
When: Wednesdays from 5pm
Where: Q43, Office Tower Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City
Contact: +9714 443 5403
O’ Socialista @ Okku
This is one of the few restaurants in Dubai that doesn’t need a gimmick, but Okku’s ‘O’ Socialista Ladies Night is a great way to sample its Japanese dishes with the added benefit of free-flowing bubbles and three ‘O’ style mixed drinks of your choice.
When: Wednesdays, 7pm-11pm
Where: The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road
Contact: +9714 501 8777
Cinema – Skiptrace (15)
One compliment rarely proffered in the direction of Jackie Chan movies is the sheer beauty of the cinematography. In this odd-ball buddy movie, though, his all-action stunts and witty byplay are relegated behind the sheer majesty of China’s landscapes, which are shot in gorgeous light and sweeping panoramas as Chan, a Hong Kong cop, and Johnny Knoxville, a small-time hustler, attempt to hide from a notorious local gangster. Not quite Rush Hour but a visual treat all the same.
In cinemas from August 18