11 great things to do in Dubai this week

Biffy Clyro
Scottish rocker, Biffy Clyro are heading to Dubai this week for a one-off, intimate gig at the Hard Rock Café. The band have played in front of millions across sold out shows around the world and are known for their infectious and energetic sets that always keep the crowds bouncing. However, this slightly more personal performance will be unique and allow fans to experience the band like never before. It’s the outfits first time playing in the UAE so we’re expecting them to go big, regardless. Fans can look forward to tunes such as “Saturday Superhouse”, “Black Chandelier” and quite possibly, a rendition of Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams’s “Get Lucky” that they famously covered for BBC Radio One. Whatever happens, we’re sure to get a memorable night out of it.
When: Wednesday, April 18
Where: Hard Rock Cafe Dubai
Contact: website

The Laughter Factory
There’s a superb lineup of acts for April’s Laughter Factory tour. Danish comic Sofie Hagen, who rightly won the Edinburgh Fringe’s Best Newcomer Award in 2017, is joined by Mark Watson of Mock the Week fame and Canadian side-splitter, Glenn Wool. The night is guaranteed to be a riot of laughs as the three critically-acclaimed comics launch the month long tour on Thursday. Check the site for a rundown of all dates and venues.
When: Thursday, April 19
Where: Mövenpick JBR
Contact: website

Romeo & Juliet
The Moscow City Ballet will be performing the Shakespeare show across three days. If you’ve never seen the captivating spectacle, then you really should. It’s a powerful and fast-paced production that delves deep into the timeless tale of love, betrayal and rivalry while being soundtracked by an evocative score that carries the story to its inevitable, and somewhat tragic finale.
When: Thursday-Saturday, April 19-21
Where: Dubai Opera

Beauty Pop DXB
A beauty experience like no other is taking place at D3 as it hosts the first ever Beauty Pop DXB. It’s a three-day event showcasing the latest beauty products, services and more. Watch out for special appearances from hair stylist to the stars Jen Atkin, beauty influencer Huda Kattan and skin expert Nurse Jamie.
When: Thursday-Saturday, April 19-21
Where: Dubai Design District, d3
Contact: websiteARTE the maker’s market
This week sees the return of the excellent arts and crafts event at Mercato Mall. It will once again showcase a selection of the best design and hand-crafted goods that the UAE has to offer. With 35 creatives displaying their talents for all to see, you’ll be able to pick up unique pieces that will include art, jewellery, home décor and plenty of great little accessories.
When: Saturday, April 21
Where: Mercato Mall, Jumeirah

Cirque de Cuisine
There’s a culinary extravaganza taking place at Atlantis, The Palm. It’s an evening brunch where restaurants such as Ronda Locatelli, Bread Street Kitchen and Nobu will contribute dishes to a culinary journey through all the venues that are taking part. The foodie side of things is punctuated with street performers, jugglers and circus acts to make it a brunch not to be missed.
When: Thursday, April 19
Where: Atlantis, The Palm
Contact: website

Dine-in Cinema
The UAE’s first ever dine-in cinema concept has arrived in Dubai, and is backed by celebrity US chef, Guy Fieri. It’s tucked away inside Reel Cinema out in Jebel Ali and features a selection of Fieri’s signature dishes. All of which are served to your seat as you watch the latest blockbuster. You get an appetiser and main course along with your cinema ticket. Then you can sit back and enjoy the likes of Mac & Cheeseburger, NY Cheesecake and Trash Can Nachos, which aren’t as bad as they sound. Prices start from AED160.
Where: Reel Cinema, Jebel Ali Recreation Club
Price: From AED160

Nespresso Van
If you fancy a free cup of Joe throughout the month of April – and let’s be honest, who doesn’t? – then you’re in luck. Nespresso are touring across the emirates in a camper van, pitching up at various sites and serving free coffee to anyone that finds them. It’s not a problem to locate the van either. Just head to the website (see below) and you’ll find a list of destination they’ll be at.
When: Until April 30
Where: Across the UAE
Contact: Official Beauty Pop After Party
Identical twins Laurent and Larry Nicolas Bourgeois are a multi-talented pair. The two Frenchmen are dancers, choreographers and models  and have shot to fame in recent years with their incredible dance moves. They’ve wowed the likes of Beyoncé and Ellen Degeneres in the US, so expect an evening that will showcase the brothers’ magical moves and rhythm.
When: 10pm-4am, Thursday, April 19
Where: BASE Dubai, D3
Contact: +971 55 313 4999,

A Night Out with Tyga 
Tyga returns to Base following a successful stint in the city last December. The acclaimed rapper and reality TV star has collaborated with the biggest names in business, from Wiz Khalifa, Rick Ross, Chris Brown, and Lil Wayne to pop idol Justin Bieber. Watch the crowd go wild when hits such as “Rack City” and “Stimulated” are performed.
When: 10pm-4am, Saturday, April 21
Where: BASE Dubai, D3
Contact: +971 55 313 4999,


Blended Festival After Party
If you missed out on tickets to see the Backstreet Boys at the Blended Festival (tickets sold out in no time at all) you can rub shoulders with the guys at the official after party. It’s all going down at White Dubai, which was recently voted 20th best club in the world by DJ Mag and the legendary boyband will be there to wind down after their gig.
When: 11pm-4am, Friday, April 20
Where: White Dubai, Meydan Racecourse
Contact: +971 4 376 6162,

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