6 things to do in Dubai this weekend
Party animals are well catered for this week – Bob Sinclar is in town on Thursday, and we’ve got a brunch on Friday and Saturday… You need never go to sleep. If you fancy keeping things more relaxed, Owen Wilson’s newest film is out (and it’s not a romcom!), and Brad Pitt is on the box with the TV premiere of Fury.
Bob Sinclar at Cavalli Club
Riviera playboy and disco king Bob Sinclar is playing at the launch of Cavalli Club’s newest Dubai clubnight on September 10. Sprinkle, which promises disco house, saxophones and bongo players, aims to transport revelers to the hedonistic Ibiza scene.
When: Thursday from 9.30pm
Where: Cavalli Club, +971 4 332 9260,
TV – Fury
TV premiere of the 2014 film about a WWII tank commander (Brad Pitt) and his crew becoming outnumbered behind enemy lines. Far from being a standard, sanitised action film, this is gritty, violent and at times bleak portal of the European advance, but if you can stand the realism of war then it’s well worth watching. Visually brilliant and more like something Sam Peckinpah would have made in the Seventies than you expect to see in modern films.
When: Thursday 10, 21:00
Where: OSN Movies HD
Brunch at Long’s Bar
If you’re looking for good value, this is the brunch for you. Expect a buffet stuffed full of food and plenty of unlimited house beverages. The brunch is followed by a busy after party with happy hour deals to keep you going.
When: Fridays, 12pm to 4pm
Where: Towers Rotana, +971 4 312 2202,
Cinema – No Escape
This film tells the story of Jack (Owen Wilson), an American man who finds work in Southeast Asia and decides to relocate his family. From the start, there are problems. The streets are strangely quiet, and tension fills the air. When he sees rebels executing foreigners, he and his family (helped by Pierce Brosnan) try to find the nearest American embassy in order to escape.
For cinemas and screening times visit our film listings.
Saturday brunch at Bushman’s
Those who prefer their brunches more leisurely than lively should try Bushman’s Aussie-style ‘lazy lunch’. Starters and deserts are served at stations, while mains are served a la carte. AED220 with soft drinks and AED330 including Australian house beverages.
When: Saturdays, 1pm to 4pm
Where: Anantara, The Palm, +971 4 567 8304, www.dubai-palm.anantara.com
The landmarks and attractions of Dubai Marina and Downtown are well documented, but there’s much more to this city than glitzy shops and glamorous bars. Satwa isn’t Dubai’s most stylish district, but it’s definitely one of the most interesting. Everybody knows that you have to go for a curry at Ravi’s, but what else is going on? Visit our round-up of the shops to visit.