9 awesome things to do in Dubai this week

Jamaican Independence Party
It’s Jamaican Independence Day on August 6, so Tribeca will be hosting a huge Caribbean-themed party to help celebrate. They are flying in band D-Tone for the night, so if you’re into reggae, reggaeton and dancehall – and, frankly, who isn’t these days? – then this will be the place to sample some authentic Jamaican vibes. Best of all, it’s free entry all night.
When: 8pm-3am, Thursday, August 10
Where: Tribeca, JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR
Contact: +971 50 345 6067,

Burj Club Rooftop Soiree
Taking place in its rooftop pool every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night, the Burj Club is offering guests the chance to splash around in one of the most alluded pools in the city – a perk of being located in the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa – for just AED150. Did we mention that there will be pool floats? Well, there will be pool floats. That’s not all, guests will also receive a food and beverage voucher worth AED100 to use on the venue’s specially crafted a la carte menu. There’s a happy hour from 6pm to 8pm and live entertainment too. And, let’s not forget about the stunning views of the city and the Burj Khalifa fountains and Downtown Dubai.
When: 6pm-11pm, every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Where: The Rooftop Pool, The Burj Club, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai
Price: AED150 per person with AED100 redeemable on food and beverages.
Contact: 800 2875 2582,

Stand-up Workshop!
A two-week workshop has been created by the Dubomedy team to give stand-ups of all levels the chance to develop and hone their mirth-making skills. Work alongside professional comics to up your gag game. Students will meet five times in two weeks and end with a public show.
When: August 12-26
Where: Jumeriah Lake Towers, Cluster T.

There’s a new regular night at Provocateur in the Four Seasons, and it’s dedicated to deep house, tech house and dark techno. Known as Signal, it’s presided over by resident DJ Aidin Karami, a classically trained Iranian musician and now events manager who has been weaving his intoxicating blend of techno since his arrival in Dubai five years ago. We asked what to expect from a Signal party.
When: Friday, August 11
Where: Provocateur, Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah
Contact: +971 55 211 8222,

African salsa night
The Soul Art Centre and Hangry Hanger host an African Salsa Night every Thursday from 8pm to 11pm. Aside from being free, it’s a great way to work up a sweat, destress and improve your dance moves.
When: 8pm – 11pm, every Thursday
Where: Hangry Hangar, Warehouse Four, Al Quoz
Contact: +971 56 440 6022,

Atelier M
Atelier M’s Back to Black night is back and this week will see regional favourite, Layla Kardan perform. If you’re unfamiliar with her work, expect a night full of covers and original work from her EP. We particularly like her take on Amy Winehouse’s mega-hit “Back to Black” as well her very own track, “As One”. Ladies, we recommend that you get there when the event starts at 8pm because there’s two free drinks calling your name (the offer is on ’till 11pm).
When: 8pm-11pm, Wednesday
Where: Atelier M, Dubai Marina
Contact: +971 4 450 7766,

Miniature Golf at Tee and Putt
Tee and Putt is an 18-hole indoor glow in the dark golf course. Each hole has its own set of obstacles that range from windmills to slopes. Aside from being a relatively unique take on golf, it’s tons of fun and makes for some great Instagram shots.
Where: Tee and Putt, Wafi Mall
Price: AED 50 per person
Contact: +971 4 357 3290,

The Green Planet
The vertical tropical rainforest is perfect for wildlife enthusiasts. Aside from an extensive array of flora, guests can interact with a number exotic animals – the sloths are adorable! General admission starts from AED95, all UAE residents will receive up to 25 percent discount. If you plan on staying a while, we recommend you get the HubZero and Green Planet pass for AED120 – the rides and games at HubZero are great for those seeking an adventure of a different kind.
Where: Green Planet, City Walk
Price: AED95 for general admission with 25 percent discount for all UAE residents (UAE ID’s are required)
Contact: +971 4 317 3999,

Wind River (18)
Wind River begins when a local game tracker and the film’s fulcrum (Jeremy Renner) discovers the frozen body of a teenage girl (Kelsey Chow) miles from the nearest settlement. When a horribly ill-prepared FBI agent (youngest Olsen sister Elizabeth) arrives from Vegas to investigate, it sparks an increasingly tense search for the truth about what happened to her – laced with shootouts, low-level hoodlums and plenty of not-so-subtle references to the marginalisation of America’s first inhabitants.
Indeed, the word “trespass” is writ large across the whole production. Even allowing for several missteps – a pepper-spray vision blur scene is more farce than fearful, and all too often the Native Americans are mere bystanders as the action swirls around them – it’s all satisfying, engaging stuff that builds to a solid conclusion.
In cinemas from August 10 


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