7 things to do in Dubai this week
Ladies On Top
This lofty open-air bar overlooking Sheikh Zayed Road re-launches its ladies night this week. In addition to complimentary drinks, guests will be treated to manicures, massages and makeovers by a glam squad courtesy of Vaniday, who will be on hand on the first Tuesday of every month. There will also be pop-up shopping sessions by multi-label boutiques.
Where: Level 43 Sky Lounge, Four Points by Sheraton, +971 56 414 2213
Cartel at Cirque Le Soir
There is a new ladies night in town, serving up complimentary beverages until 1am and hip-hop, RnB and house music thanks to a posse of DJs that includes Phil James, Scott Strutton and Chris Wright. Of course, being at Cirque Le Soir, there’s more to it than that. The in-house dancers, acrobats and contortionists will be exploring the dark side of the club – which we’ve been told is “not
for the faint-hearted”. If you think the picture above is strange, be grateful we didn’t include the guy with a spike through his tongue.
Where: Cirque Le Soir Dubai, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, +971 50 995 5400
Robin Schulz at Nasimi
Robin Schulz clearly likes it in Dubai. He also likes playing at Nasimi Beach, where he has headlined their Sessions at least three times by our count.His latest trip to the UAE is to headline the Kinder Bueno Music Festival – are clubbers a natural target for small strips of chocolate with a milky filling? – at Nasimi Beach on Thursday, October 13.
The German has come a long, long way in a short time. His breakthrough was in 2014 with his remix of “Waves”, which was followed by platinum-selling “Prayer In C” (ft Lilly Wood). His ascent was then confirmed with the likes of “Headlights” and headspace occupier “Sun Goes Down”.
When: Thursday, October 13
Where: Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm,
The Laughter Factory’s latest lineup is comprised of Larry Dean, a fiercely original Scot who was his country’s Comedian Of The Year in 2013, Allyson June Smith from Canada, who arrives fresh from warming up Jason Manford’s UK tour, and young Englishman Nick Dixon, an overnight sensation who has earned a reputation for showing wit, spark and plenty of self-deprecation.
When: October 13 -21
Where: Various venues in Dubai,
Decibel DXB with D-Unity
It’s always nice to see club nights and brands celebrate birthdays; it means they aren’t just fly by nights, and actually work towards building our club culture. The Decibel boys are doing that with their techno hitters and it’s the Middle East debut for D-Unity as well.
When: Thursday, October 13
Where: Level 42, Media One,
Cinema – The Girl on the Train (18)
With echoes of Alfred Hitchcock’s voyeuristic horror Rear Window, The Girl on the Traincharts the daily commute of recent divorcée Rachel (Emily Blunt) and her obsession with the seemingly perfect couple (played by Luke Evans and Haley Bennett) she witnesses from her seat each morning. However, when she sees the woman in the arms of another man, her shock leads to a chain of events that she doesn’t understand. Blunt is excellent in this decent reworking of Paula Hawkins’ novel.
In cinemas from October 6