7 great things to do in Dubai this week
The Analog Room has a new home and a massive act is in town to get things off to a cracking start. Scottish pair JD Twitch and JG Wilkes who make up DJ duo Optimo are heading to Dubai for the one-off event on Thursday, August 9, and it promises to be an absolute show-stopper. The pair are regarded as one of the world’s foremost authorities on leftfield dance music and are known for pushing the boundaries of the DJ set. Before joining forces in 1997, both DJs had more than ten years of experience to their names. The act then went on to hold a weekly residency at famed nightlife institution the Sub Club for a whopping 13 years. These days, they can be found all over the world introducing the masses to their revolutionary take on dance music. Nice.
When: August 9
Where: Studio Arcade, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, JBR
Cheese and Grape
Get stuck into copious amounts of cheese while sipping on unlimited glasses of red and white grape at Jones the Grocer at Emirates Golf Club. The package costs AED199 per person and you’ll also be treated to the soothing sounds of the live jazz band as you get up to the eyes in fromage. The Australian food empoium is famous for its cheese rooms and you’ll be able to indulge in a board from 7.30pm-11pm. That’s a lot of cheese. We can’t wait.
When: August 9
Where: Jones the Grocer, Emirates Golf Club
Contact: +971 4 380 1234, website
Jeffrey Bernard is unwell
Journalist Jeffrey Bernard provides the laughs with hilarious tales about his exploits and adventures. His life has been a disaster, and there’s nothing we love more than relishing in the mortification of another. The show is staged by 3rd Half Theatre and will run a from 7.30pm until 9pm. Get ready to split your sides.
When: August 9-11
Where: The Junction, Alserkal Avenue
Contact: +9714 501 2534
Lao cooking class
Fancy whipping up a Vietnamese storm? Well Chef Mai Nguyen has you well and truly covered. The three-hour long (11am-2pm) lesson starts in the hotel’s garden where you’ll select fresh herbs before heading to the kitchen, where the fun really starts. The class costs AED650 and for that you’ll get to enjoy your culinary masterpiece with a glass of signature iced tea.
When: August 14
Where: LAO, Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeriah
The Big Flip
The documentary directed by Izzy Chan is the latest summer screening from Cinema Akil. The film dips into the lives of four couples whose classic conventional roles have been reversed and the women are the main breadwinners. We see the struggles faced by three couples and their attempts to stay afloat amidst modern-day trials and tribulations. The screening starts at 7pm and entry is free.
When: August 11
Where: A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue
Contact: +971 58 524 6362
The Sensing Memory sessions are said to alleviate stress and anxiety as well as promote serenity and inner peace. That sounds great to us. Masters Hang and Luo from Shaolin Kung Fu, the first Chinese martial arts school based in Dubai, will lead the weekly sessions that will run until September 15. Classes start at 11am and finish at 12pm. The lessions are limited to 15 people at a time, so you better get booking.
When: August 10
Where: Alserkal Avenue
Ironstar Indoor Triathlon Series 2018 is calling all fitness fanatics
How do you compete in a triathlon when the weather averages around 40 degrees? Take it inside, of course. The Ironstar Indoor Triathlon includes ten minutes of swimming, 30 minutes on a stationary bike, 20 minutes on a treadmill, or 30 minutes of each as part of a relay team. The challenge is to race as far as you can in the time given. Every finisher will get a medal and the top three males, females and teams will get trophies at each race. There’ll even be a crowd so you can show off your athletic prowess. There are two race dates left in the season in August and September. We’re limbering up already.
Where: Jebel Ali Recreation Club
When: August 11 and September 15
Contact: +971 50 152 0262