7 things to do in Dubai this weekend
Jane Fitz is currently resident at legendary UK festival Freerotation and at Night Moves in London. She plays a hard-to-categorise mix of music that can take in early UK acid tracks, deep, spacey house, modern psychedelic techno, or ambient textures. She’ll be supported by Dubai legend (and ShortList regular) Shadi Megallaa.
When: 10pm-3am, Thursday, July 20
Where: Industrial Avenue, Westin Hotel
Price: Free entry for ladies until 11pm, AED100 at the door
Contact: +971 50 883 3172, website
Go on a staycation
With its instantly recognisable blue and white interiors and stunning pool, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah is Instagram #goals. When you're not chilling at the swim-up bar, there's an 18 hole golf course and award-winning spa to enjoy. Book before the end of summer to receive up to 25 percent discount on the hotel’s stunning rooms.
When: Valid until the end of summer
Where: Vienna Street, Ras Al Khaimah
Contact: +971 7 203 5555, website
Straight Outta Que
If you’re a fan of Hip-Hop and Rnb, be sure to check out Q43’s latest event, Straight Outta Que. DJ Keza will be providing the tunes – expect nothing but back to back tracks that will most probably feature heavyweights like the late Tupac Skahur, Drake, Rihanna and Jay Z. Helping you prepare for what is sure to be a fun night is the venue’s brand new Friday evening brunch that kicks off at 7pm and lasts for three glorious hours.
When: 7pm – 10, Friday Brunch with the Straight Outta Que event taking place from 10pm onwards
Where: Q43, 43rd Floor, Office Tower Media One Hotel
Price: Friday brunch from AED250
Contact: +971 4 443 5403, website
DJ Natalie Brogan will be spinning at Zero Gravity this Friday. With a resume that includes playing for David Guetta (she was the opening act for his gig in Abu Dhabi in 2012) and playing at major dance festivals across the globe, it’s safe to Brogan’s quality house beats will must definitely have you busting out some serious moves.
When: From 6pm onwards, Thursday, July 20
Where: Zero Gravity Beach Club, Dubai Marina, Skydive Dubai Drop Zone
Contact: +971 4 399 0009, website
Try one of the city’s escape room games
Did you “brother” die of natural causes – or was he killed by a nefarious criminal? When the police siren goes off your hour in the locked room comes to an end. The Challenge Chambers offers both a 30-minute version of the game and one for the full hour, while the larger Mystery Challenge comes in two identical rooms, meaning that friends can be challenged to simultaneous battles. Games are offered in English as well as Arabic.
Where: Sunset Mall, Beach Road
Contact: +971 50 256 0587, website
The Great Indoors at Bazxar
Get away from the heat for a Saturday full of food. This is your chance to try a bit of Bazxar’s spread of international dishes, with three different zones giving you a taste of America, Italy and Asia. You’ll also find a cupcake station, lemonade station and a children’s cinema to keep little ones entertained.
When: 12pm – 4pm, every Saturday
Price: AED 195 soft, AED 250 house drinks, kids 5-12 AED 95, kids under 5 free
Contact: +971 4 355 1111, website
The Hunter’s Prayer
Sam Worthington’s (Avator, Clash of the Titans and Man on a Ledge) latest flick sees him take on the role of a hired hitman who suddenly finds himself unable to do the task after meeting his latest “job” Ella Hatto (Odeya Rush of The Giver fame). Aside from ample brooding on Worthington’s part, expect the usual car chases, show downs and “twists” currently associated with the action-thriller genre.
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