Dubai Weekend ShortList

If you’ve got no plans this weekend, it’s not too late to turn things around. The cinema is full of new movies (including the hotly anticipated sci-fi epic from George Clooney and Brad Pitt), the city is spilling over with brunches, and the party scene is so alive that even Markus Schulz has flown in to join the crowd.

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The Wailers

The band will preform much-loved classics from the Bob Marley days, including ‘No Woman No Cry’, ‘Buffalo Soldier’, and ‘Three Little Birds’.
Thursday. AED130. Doors open 7pm; show starts 9pm. Irish Village, Garhoud, 04 282 4750.

Whose Line is it Anyway?

Last year the show was a sell-out success, and this show promises… well, it promises nothing. The hilarious comics create a completely improvised show, so you never know what could happen. For a taste of the humour, check out our interview with comedian Steve Frost.
Thursday, Friday from 8pm, Saturday from 7pm. Tickets from AED180. Madinat Theatre. 04 366 6546


The Hungarian DJ duo are taking their unique blend of house to Zero Gravity tonight. Tommyboy and Agebeat, have been on the underground scene since the early 90’s, with residencies at some of Europe’s biggest clubs under their belt. For more information about the pair, visit our roundup.
Thursday from 9pm. Zero Gravity. .



Our cinema listings are spilling over with new releases. The film getting people abuzz comes courtesy of two Hollywood heartthrobs. Starring George Clooney and directed by Brad Pitt, Tomorrowland is a sci-fi thriller about a land somewhere between space and time. Read our preview here.
For full times and locations, see our cinema listings.

Creative Writing Course

Joe Wroe taught us how to start writing a book, and Dianne Jacob taught us how to sell it, but if you want to go deeper than the basics check out their classes at Dubai International Writer’s Centre. Whether you have an idea for a book and have no idea where to start, or have manuscripts ready to send to Random House, this is the place for you.
Dubai International Writers’ Centre.

Markus Schulz

Regularly ranked one of the top 20 DJs in the world, there’s a real buzz about Markus Schulz playing in Dubai this weekend. Read our interview with the German/American DJ, and find out why he almost quit music for good. Thankfully he didn’t, and he’ll be behind the Zero Gravity decks on Friday.
Friday from 10pm. Zero Gravity. .


BreakSlow Brunch

We’ve been suffering from brunch fatigue of late, but BreakSlow Brunch at Fairmont The Palm is a refreshing change from the norm. Offering brunch in its more traditional form, this mashup of breakfast and lunch is a relaxing start to a lazy weekend afternoon.
Saturday from 12.30. Prices start at AED225. Flow Kitchen, Fairmont The Palm.

Pool Day

There’s still room to squeeze in some pool time before the summer officially hits. We’ve made a list of Dubai’s most impressive pools, with all the information you need on pool passes. FYI – they’re seriously cool.

Korean Art Night

Opera Gallery have an impressive collection of sculptures by Korean artists. Many of them experiment with interesting materials to create statement pieces and furniture. Check out our ShortList of the best artworks here.
Showing now until May 27. Opera Gallery. Website.

For more ideas to beat the boredom, visit our events listing here, and our cinema listings here.

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