7 things to do in Dubai this week
Quiz on Tap
Get ready to flaunt your knowledge of pop culture, history and may be even math (you’d be surprised) when The Tap House launches their quiz night this Monday (May 1). If you’re interested in attending the quiz, that'll be hosted by TV and radio presenter Annah Jacob, then you should know that you need to a minimum team of three to participate (maximum of eight). The first 10 teams to register will receive a bucket of complimentary hobs or grape and from 8pm onwards all teams will receive 25 percent off their total F&B bill. The team with the best name will also receive a prize as will the top three.
When: 8pm -10pm, Monday, May 1
Where: The Tap House, Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah
Contact: +971 4 514 3778, website
Harry & Pricey’s Pop Quiz
Lucky Voice is launching a brand new quiz this week. The questions are focused around music trivia and celebrities, with prizes including karaoke experiences and brunches. The quiz will be hosted by Dubai 92’s Harry & Pricey, and you can expect it to be much livelier than your average question and answer session. Throughout the night there will be buy one get one on house drinks and pizzas.
When: 8.30pm, May 1
Where: Lucky Voice, Grand Millennium Hotel
Contact: 800 58259
Outlook Festival Dubai Party
This is the official Dubai edition of the global Outlook Festival and there is a special flavour of UK garage about this one. It features DJ sets from Mike Skinner, AKA The Streets, and Wookie, who is considered one of the founding fathers of the influential, turn-of-the-millennium genre. Also in action is Logan Sama, a noted DJ in grime – which is, of course, one of garage’s musical offspring – who has worked with Skepta, Stormzy and Wiley. Blazin and MC Visionobi complete the bill.
When: 8pm-3am, Thursday, May 4
Where: ON42, Media One Hotel
A Child’s Dream at Festival Bay
Dubai Festival City is launching its brand new show “A Child’s Dream” this Thursday. The Voice Kids Arabia Lynn Al Hayek will be there for the first display, that will be filled with fireworks and fountains. Aside from seeing dancing robots, mystical treehouses and airplanes, visitors will also be witnessing history in the making as Dubai Festival City is hoping to break the Guinness World Record for the largest permanent projection mapping in the world. Should they succeed the record would be their second (they already hold the record for the largest water screen projection in the world).
When: From 4pm onwards, Thursday, May 4
Where: Festival Bay, Dubai Festival City
This is the latest screening of a production from London’s renowned National Theatre, which helps to bring the best of the West End stage to audiences around the world. This version of Shakespeare’s classic comedy sees Tamsin Greig take on Malvolia.
When: 8pm, May 4-5
Where: Courtyard Theatre, Al Quoz
Lushington at the Social Club After Party
Lushington is a producer and DJ on the rise. He creates house anthems with a distinct early 1990s feel, as evidenced by his single “You Got Me Baby” on Armada Records. With those galloping keys and soulful vocals, it’s the perfect blend for the summer. Free for ladies before 12am, free for guys before 10pm.
When: 8pm-3am, Thursday, May 4
Where: Zero Gravity, Sky Dive Dubai Drop Zone, Dubai Marina
Contact: +971 55 500 9086, website
The Circle (18)
Emma Watson and Tom Hanks deliver strong performances in this sci-fi morality play based on the book by Dave Eggers. Watson plays Mae Holland, who lands a job at big-shot internet firm, The Circle, and agrees to test the company’s new baby SeeChange, a camera that films your every movement for your followers to watch. That’s when things begin to unravel, with zeitgeisty issues of transparency, privacy and ownership all to the fore.
In cinemas now