6 things to do in Dubai this week
It’s a week full of culture, with Middle Eastern art, Russian ballet and classic American music. Those who prefer their entertainment on a screen should check out Dubai Games Week, and if you head to the cinema to see The 33, make sure you pack plenty of tissues.
Galleries night at Al Serkal Avenue
Alserkal Avenue hosts its latest gathering to introduce the new art season in Dubai. It will collect the city’s creative forces to showcase both the key exhibitions of participating galleries and the themes for 2016 and beyond. This year’s programme has been designed to critically examine expanding concepts of community and belonging taking shape in this globalised city. A series of talks, films and workshops that interrogate these concepts have already been announced. Alserkal Avenue is home to 25 creative spaces, nine top contemporary galleries, and a private museum.
When: November 16, Al Serkal Avenue
Where: Al Quoz, www.alserkalavenue.ae
Dubai Games Week
Exciting new releases and activations fill this event, allowing gamers to play videogames on cinema screens, win prizes, and witness one of the regions hottest gaming competitions. If you’re crazy about COD and fanatic about FIFA, this is one not to miss.
When: November 16 to 21
Where: The Dubai Mall, www.dubaigamesweek.com
Rosay Wednesdays at Cavalli Club
Rosay Wednesdays is the kind of club night people imagine when they close their eyes and think of Dubai. It’s gaudy, golden, filthy rich and not to be missed. If you don’t get a sparkler in your bottle, you’re doing it wrong.
Where: Cavalli Club, Fairmont Hotel, +9714 332 9260, www.dubai.cavalliclub.com
Sinatra & Friends Centenary Concert
Celebrate 100 years of legendary music with this special performance. Stephen Triffitt plays Frank Sinatra who, along with two friends, recreate the rat pack. This performance has already been seen by over a million people worldwide, keen to revive music by the ‘king of swing’.
When: November 17 to 18
Where: MusicHall, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, www.dubai.platinumlist.net
Moscow City Ballet: Sleeping Beauty
If you saw Moscow City Ballet in Nutcracker last year, you’ll know that they put on a beautiful show. See their adaptation of this ballet classic, as it’s brought to life with captivating classical music.
When: November 19 and 20
Where: The Centrepoint Theatre, Mall of the Emirates, www.dubai.platinumlist.net
Cinema - The 33
In 2010, when an old Chilean mine collapsed trapping 33 miners inside – the world held its breath for 69 days, prayed for the safe return of all the men buried over 200 hundred stories underground. Starring Antonio Banderas, James Brolin and Gabriel Byrne, The 33 documents the incredible, life-affirming struggle of both the brave souls trapped in the mine’s depths, and the families who refused to give up on them – offering a coruscating look at what went on behind the headlines. For extra authenticity, the film was shot in Chile’s Atacama desert, only meters from where the whole event took place. Watch the trailer, we challenge you not to well-up… let alone the film.
For cinemas and screening times visit our film listings.