7 things to do in Dubai this week
Atelier M Ladies Night
Atelier M has become a go to for RnB and hip hop fans who will be delighted by the appointment of new resident RnB and UK Garage DJ Dane Bowers who will take care of the your favourite old school anthems while ladies enjoy three complimentary drinks.
When: Tuesdays 8pm-11pm
Where: Pier7, Dubai Marina, +9714 450 7766
Dubai Shopping Festival
The sales are on and you can grab a bargain until January 28. As well as massive reductions in your favourite, there are events, film screenings, fashion shows and firework displays. Many of the malls also have big competitions running, so make sure you enter on your next visit.
When: Until January 28
Where: Across Dubai, visit here for offers www.visitdubai.com/en/dsf/retail-offers
This is a firm favourite of ours and always worth the wait for a seat. That wait is likely to get longer now Eggspectations have launched all-you-can-eat nights three times a week. Try delicious pasta dishes on Wednesdays (AED54), flatbreads on Thursdays (AED66), and on tacos on Fridays (AED59). And we know you all love tacos, so go try and break a record of something.
Where: The Beach, +9714 430 7252
Being such a futuristic city, it’s fascinating to learn about where Dubai started, before the skyscrapers and tourists arrived. Etihad Museum offers a look at the history of the UAE, including the era before the country’s founding. Entry is free and it is now open to the public between 10am and 8pm daily.
When: 10am-8pm, daily
Where: Etihad Museum, Jumeirah Road
The Ripe Market
Ripe is already a bit of an institution among foodies and craft hunters in the UAE. It aims to support local businesses – from farmers to jewellery designers – with markets in Dubai and Abu Dhabi that also offer hours of mooching opportunities. Every Wednesday from 2pm-9pm, Ripe will take over Mina Seyahi Amphitheatre with fresh fruit and vegetables as well as stalls from small local businesses.
When: 2pm-9pm, Wednesday
Where: Le Meridien Mina Seyahi, www.ripeme.com
SWS Race Night
Compete against other karters, with races held every two to three weeks. It’s an ‘Arrive and Drive’ setup for the Sodi World Series, so your kart, suit, helmet and gloves are all provided. The SWS seniors race is open to those aged 13 and over. Go and have a shot if you think you’re fast enough.
When: Monday, January 9, 4pm-10pm
Where: Dubai Kartdrome, email@example.com or call +971 443 61320
Assassin’s Creed (18)
Games to movies haven’t always worked – Prince of Persia? – but maybe Assassin’s Creed will start a new, healthier trend. More of a companion piece than a straight-up adaptation, this film sees our cover star travelling in time to stab CGI-generated bad guys by the grace of some sci-fi sorcery. Add Marion Cotillard, a shadowy corporation looking to exploit Fassbender’s “genetic memories” and an Inquisition-era Spanish backdrop and you’re staring at a pretty decent Friday night.
In cinemas from December 29