7 things to do in Dubai this weekend
The Atlantic Dubai
The chic seafood restaurant has a great weekend offer for couples. For just AED199 pairs will be treated to a bucket of mussels, a dozen oysters and bottle of sparkles – we know, score!
When: 2pm – 11pm, Every Saturday
Where: The Atlantic Dubai, Souk Al Bahar Bridge
Contact: +971 4 442 5662, website
After a brief summer break Bongo’s Bingo, the party phenomenon started in Liverpool, has returned to its home in the Media One Hotel. If you’re unaware of the magic that is Bongo’s Bingo, expect a night mixed with a game of bingo (hence the name), music and laughs provided by Johnny Bingo himself.
When: 8pm-2am, Thursday, August 10
Where: ON42, Media One Hotel
There is a new regular night at Provocateur in the Four Seasons, and it is dedicated to deep house, tech house and dark techno. Known as Signal, it is 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, website
Bowling at Al Nasr Leisureland
The bowling centre at Al Nasr Leisureland is only one of the most affordable bowling outlets in the city – a game costs just AED20 – it’s also one the city’s oldest and is the only licensed alley in Dubai. So, if you feel like bonding over drinks and a game that isn’t billiards or cards, Al Nasr Leisureland is the place for you.
When: 9am – 3am, Monday to Saturday, 9am - 12am, Sunday
Where: Oud Metha Road
Contact: +971 4 337 1234, website
Three more riders of the apocalypse are riding into the Casa Latina to unleash their dark, brooding and distorted dance music to provide an antidote to the polished parties elsewhere in the city. From the dark industrial of Osmosis to the EBM from Der Abyss and the ambient textures of Miya Santa, it’s all underpinned by the visuals of Neno Mal Vecino. “Almost everything can be transformed into a sound source,” says the latter. This night proves it.
When: From 8pm, Friday, August 11
Where: Casa Latina, Ibis hotel, Al Barsha
Contact: +9714 399 6699, website
Dubai Summer Surprises
The final weekend of the Dubai Summer Surprises is upon us. Which means that you now have less than 72 hours to get your hand a bargain before all the glorious sales and offers are over. Be warned, it’s going to be packed.
When: Until Saturday, August 12
Where: Various malls across the city
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.
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