Dubai Weekend ShortList
With a new film out, two new brunches, a relatively new gastro pub and international DJ flying into town, we’re spoilt for choice this weekend. All of the events can be packed in over three nights and two days (we’ve checked) so if you’re up for the challenge, try to do it all…
Zero Gravity House Party
Zero Gravity is adding a serious evening brunch contender into the mix with its Thursday evening 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 serving stations adding to the house party vibe. For more new brunches, visit our round up.
Zero Gravity, Skydive Dubai Drop Zone, 8pm to 11pm, AED295 inclusive of food and drinks.
Einmusik Live at Level 41
The new clubbing season is heating up, and German DJ Einmusik is one of the first international names to fly-in. Bringing his eclectic mix of electronica to Level 41 on July 31, Einmusik will be supported by Spanish DJ Edu Imbernon. Read out interview here.
Level 41, Media One Hotel, Free entry before 9pm.
The Brunch Club at The Act
This is a first for The Act, who have never done a brunch before. The Peruvian supper club are rolling out a special event in collaboration with Love Parties, which only runs for a limited time so get your booking in early. Local DJs and the occasional stage performance will continue from brunch through to the after party, for those who want to stay out until the bitter end.
The Act, Shangri-La Hotel, AED450 for ladies and AED550 for gents, email@example.com
Cinema – Ted 2
He's not going to win an Oscar anytime soon (can bears win Oscars?) but Ted clearly left an impression on movie-goers as he's back for round two. The sequel follows the bear's journey into adulthood, as he and his new wife decide to have a baby, leading Ted to battle for the same rights as humans in a court of law... We don't know the outcome yet, but maybe that means that he can win an Oscar after all?
For screening times visit our cinema listings.
You may know your light roasts from your dark roasts but if you think you know all the coffee spots in Dubai like the back of your hand then you may be in for a surprise. Right under your nose, there are myriad little-known cafés waiting to be discovered in the most unexpected places. Open your eyes and you’ll find secret coffee shops taking refuge in the most unusual spaces, from garden centres and art galleries to motorcycle workshops.
Visit our ShortList of Dubai’s quirky cafes here.
Dinner at The Black Lion
Billed as Reform Social & Grill’s ‘trans-Atlantic cousin’, The Black Lion is certainly a welcome addition to the family. The American gastropub serves up Uncle Sam’s favourites, with the likes of fish pie, prawn cocktail and surf & turf. We reckon this is set to become a regular after-work hangout for Downtown residents. Best of all, there's currently 50 percent off food.
The Black Lion, Ground Floor, H Hotel, +971 4 359 2366, www.theblacklion.com