04 Dec 2018 AT 12:42 PM

6 great things to do in Dubai this week

Groove on the grass, Tough Mudder and a Muscle Show all in the same week
04 Dec 2018 AT 12:42 PM
6 great things to do in Dubai this week

Groove on the grass
Gather your fellow electro-heads, because the much-loved music festival is back to kick-off the festive party season. Since planting its roots in Dubai in 2012, the all-day party has become the stage for international and local DJs alike to strut their stuff. For the December 2018 edition, the line-up features the likes of Redshape, Gigi Masin and DJ Chloe. We’re mostly eager to hear what David August has in lined up for his set. The German electro DJ has been keeping quiet during his one year hiatus, but has set himself up for an explosive comeback at Groove on the Grass, promising to deliver tracks from his new album “D’Angelo”. Tickets start from AED215, and the event runs from 5pm until 3am. Daunting? You can take a break from all the raving and check out the fun activities, food stalls and pop-up art installations dotted about, too.
When: December 7
Where: Emirates Golf Club
Contact: grooveonthegrass.net

Muscle show
If you’re feeling inadequate about your current fitness levels, this isn’t the event for you. If you’re happy to watch some of the world’s strongest people battle it out and flex just for show, then it definitely is. Tough guys and girls who’ll be in attendance include previous World’s Strongest Man Brian Shaw, four-time Mr. Olympia winner Jay Cutler and bodybuilder Michelle Lewin. Head down for the weekend for AED100 or  one day for AED75.
When: December 7-8
Where: Dubai World Trade Centre
Contact: dubaimuscleshow.com

Tough Mudder
Have you ran all of the standard races around Dubai already? Then it’s time to step it up a notch. This obstacle course is no easy feat so expect electric shock barriers, sky-high walls to climb and miles of mud to waddle through with your teammates. Prices start from AED265 for adults to take part, while spectators can watch the action for AED45.
When: December 7-8
Where: Hamdan Sports Complex
Contact: toughmudder.ae

Festive quiz
Right, assemble your most knowledgeable (and gutsy) pals together to take part in the festive edition of this hilarious quiz. It’s a far cry from University Challenge, but Lucky Voice’s monthly offering promises high-energy games in-between Christmassy questions – all packaged up with bundles of prizes and presents. The fun begins at 8pm, and signing up is completely free. Now to pick that epic team name...
When: December 6,
Where: Lucky Voice
Contact: luckyvoice.ae

DJ Ferry Corsten live
It’s a great week to be in Dubai for party animals, because the beach club is continuing its star line up with a weekend set from Ferry Corsten. The Dutch DJ will be taking over the stage on Thursday night with hits such as Punk, Hyper Love and Rock Your Body Rock. Even if you’ve never heard them, you can tell from the titles you’re in for a good night, right? Tickets start from AED75, with free entry before 8pm.
When: December 6,
Where: Zero Gravity
Contact: 0-gravity.ae

ANTS Colony at Soho Beach
A taste of Ibiza is landing in Dubai this week, and it’s a real contender for your weekend plans. As ANTS Colony heads to the chic day-to-night lounge, it’s bringing four EDM artists with it, each ready to get the crowds rumbling. Entry to see the Spanish clubbing institute set is free, and the party is from 8pm until late, so get there nice and early to maximise your dancing time.
When: December 7
Where: Meydan
Contact: sohogardendxb.com