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6 things to do in Dubai this week



There was much hype surrounding the announcement that David Beckham would be opening the new adidas store in Mall of the Emirates, and Tuesday marks goldenball’s trip to the sandpit. If models/footballers aren’t your thing (quite frankly you’re mad), then there’s plenty more to do this week. Most of it involves eating.

Vino & Paella at El Sur

Unwind after a hard Monday at work with El Sur’s paella night. Enjoy freshly cooked paella for AED145 for two and AED75 for each additional person. You can add three glasses of house red or white for an extra AED100, if you fancy taking the evening up a notch.
When: Every Monday from 7pm to 11pm
Where: El Sur, The Westin, +9714 399 7700,

See David Beckham

Calvin Klein-modelling top footballer David Beckham is coming to Dubai this week. The star that every man wants to be and every woman wants to be with has just been confirmed for the new adidas store opening in Mall of the Emirates on September 29. Unfortunately you’ve missed your chance at a competition to meet him, but you might still get a good snap for Instagram.
When: Tuesday September 29
Where: Mall of the EmiratesCinema – Sicario

The Oscar buzz has started for Emily Blunt, whose role as an FBI agent on the hunt for drug cartels in Sicario garnered plaudits on the summer’s festival circuit. Visit our interview with Blunt, who told us about her penchant for playing a girl with a gun.
For screening times and cinemas visit our film listingsBuy tickets to the tennis

Tennis superstar, grand slam champion and former world number one Rafael Nadal has been confirmed for the eighth Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi. The Spaniard will play alongside the likes of newcomer Milos Roanic, a previous Washington Open winner from Canada. The pros are swinging into the capital for the tournament in Zayed Sports City from December 31 to January 2. Tickets to the event go on sale this week.
When: Tickets on sale Monday September 28, 12pm
Where: Virgin Megastores and

Mozzarella menu at Vivaldi

Michelin-starred chef Alfredo Russo has recently introduced a new mozzarella menu to Vivaldi – there’s even mozzarella ice-cream! We spoke to the man himself to find out why we should venture to Dubai Creed to sample his Italian specialties. Read the interview here.
When: Check restaurant opening times.
Where: Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo, Sheraton Dubai Creek,

Defected at Pacha Ibiza Dubai

Defect to the dark side with Pacha Ibiza Dubai’s second season of Defected in the House. The night’s residents will spin house beats from 8pm, with a line-up including Simon Dunmore, Rae and Shovell who will be live on percussion.
When: Friday October 2, from 8pm
Where: Pacha Ibiza Dubai, Souk Madinat Jumeirah,

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