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Dubai Weekend ShortList August 6 – 8

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With great cinema, a fantastic deal on attractions at Dubai Mall, and a new opening from one of Russia’s finest culinary exports, you’re spoilt for choice this weekend. There are so many live gigs and new club nights this weekend that we even made a seperate party list, and quite frankly, that’s enough to keep you going. For those looking for something a little different, read on…

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Thursday

Cinema – Ant Man

There doesn’t seem to be any holding back the Marvel juggernaut right now – or the The Marvel Cinematic Universe as we should call it. Fresh on the heels of the latest Avengers romp comes Ant-Man, which in a slightly leftfield peice of casting stars Paul Rudd, most commonly known for likeable underachievers in a string of lightweight comedies. To read our interview with Paul Rudd, click here.
View screening times and cinemas.The Outlawz Live

Originally formed by the late rapper Tupac Shakur, The Outlawz were struck by more tragedy last month when one of their other members, Hussein Fatal, was killed in a car crash. Now a duo, this is The Outlawz’ first gig in the Middle East, and it’s billed as a tribute to all their three fallen members (another member named Yaki Kadafi died shortly after Tupac). It’s set to be an emotional night of legendary hip hop. Tickets are AED100 in advance and AED150 on the door.
9.30pm, The Music Room, Bur Dubai, www.facebook.com/MusicRoomDubai

Friday

Dubai Summer Pass

Many Dubai Mall devotees will be used to passing the odd shark on a Saturday shopping trip, but the constant crowds outside Dubai Aquarium show what a marvel it is – the ten million litre tank is home to a whopping 30,000 animals. This is one of the star attractions on Dubai Summer Pass, which includes discount vouchers for Reel Cinemas, Sega Republic and Dubai Ice Rink to name just a few.
The Dubai Summer Pass includes cinema passes, sega republic credits, ice skating and more for AED250. Visit www.dubaisummerpass.com

Marko Liv at Zero Gravity

Marko Liv has played the Ibiza circuit (Pacha, Amnesia, Ibiza Rocks) and picked up a few awards on his path. Now the Scottish DJ and producer has his sights on Dubai, with a gig at Zero Gravity this Friday. Other names on the bill include DJ Smokinggroove, Andrew Hartley, and ShortList Dubai’s very own Mark Pickup.
Friday, August 7, 6pm, Zero Gravity, Skydive Dubai Drop Zone, www.0-gravity.ae

Saturday

Novikov Restaurant & Bar

Three of Russia’s most powerful entrepreneurs joined together to make Novikov a swanky celeb hangout in Moscow and London. Now the trio are set to conquer Dubai, with their newly opened restaurant in Sheraton Grand Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road. The stylish oriental food blends modern dishes from Japan, China and South East Asia. Being so brand new (it opened on Wednesday), bagging yourself a table might not be easy.
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.sheratongranddubai.com

Manchester United V Tottenham

Now that the football season is in full swing, it’s time to get clued up on where to watch it. Manchester United fans meet at Harvesters. It’s got everything you want from a pub: a big, open space, loads of TVs, mammoth portions of food that might make your doctor start planning for an early retirement and a riotous atmosphere on matchday. Manchester United might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but there’s no denying their global appeal, which is reflected in the multicultural crowd. For a list of where fans of the other big teams meet, visit our list.
3.45pm UAE time, Harvesters, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road

For more events visit our calendar. For cinemas and screening times visit our film listings.

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