8 things to do in Dubai this week
One of the world’s biggest bands, Maroon 5, are coming to Dubai to perform at the brand-new Coca-Cola Arena. The venue, in City Walk, will be opened by comedian Russell Peters, and a week later it will be the turn of Adam Levine and his hugely successful group to showcase their talents in front of what is expected to be a sell-out crowd. Maroon 5 need no introduction and the Americans will be performing all of their best-known tracks, including Sugar, Moves like Jagger and This Love. It should be a belter.
When: Friday June 14
Where: Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk
For AED599 for two, indulge in a menu of three different cuts of US Prime beef and grape.
Where: Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa Dubai
Contact: +971 4 316 5550
Throughout the summer, JLT’s Urban Bar and Kitchen will be serving up its exciting food offering in its Summer Tent. Tuck into a vast array of tasty treats while catching up with friends and family in a lively venue. Camembert bites stand out from the starter menu, and when it comes to the mains, beef cheek pie is surely worth a crack. The sweet treats are a delight, if you have room left.
Where: Movenpick Hotel, JLT
Contact: +971 4 244 3214
Offering a fantastic selection of French Mediterranean dishes in a menu carefully curated by chef Izu Ani, Carine combines well-sourced ingredients and delightful dishes. Expect to feast on treats such as crispy calamari, creamy buratta, harissa prawns and sweet smoky onions. And it can all be enjoyed while you take in wonderful views of the golf course down below. Definitely worth a try.
Where: Emirates Golf Club
Contact: +971 4 417 9885
Lime Tree cafÉ
A new branch of this popular eatery is now open in The Springs, where you will find a menu catering for all tastes, including gluten-free.
Where: The Springs Souk, The Springs, Emirates Hills
Contact: +971 4 325 6325
One of the most talented harpists of her generation, Catrin Finch will be performing live at Dubai Opera on Wednesday June 12.
Hailing from Wales, Finch has been thrilling audiences with her fantastic ability on the harp since the age of just five, and now it’s the turn of an audience in Dubai to check out her amazing show live.
Music in the Studio has been creating unique musical experiences with an incredible line-up since the turn of the year, and Finch is the latest big star to add her name to the bill.
Between 2000 and 2004, Finch was the Royal Harpist to H.R.H, the Prince of Wales, and she has performed all over the world, both as a soloist and alongside many of the world’s top orchestras.
She has also recorded for most of the major international recording companies.
When: Wednesday June 12
Where: Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai
Contact: +971 4 440 8888
An all-French production, Cecchina and Beppo are a young couple who are deeply in love and all set to marry, but the relationship begins to come under strain when rumours spread that Cecchina might not be her father’s daughter. Gossip begins to spread like wildfire in a humorous, yet reckless, way. The production examines how hearsay can lead to the the destruction of certain relationships. With the show on for one night only at The Junction, don’t miss out on the opportunity to see it.
When: Thursday June 13
Where: The Junction, Alserkal Avenue
Contact: +971 4 338 8525
Telling the story of Red Peter, an ape who is struggling to overcome the confines of his forced captivity in post-Apartheid South Africa. The production won a Humanity and Social Sciences award in 2018.
When: The Junction, Alserkal Avenue
Where: June 7-8
Contact: +971 55 289 7825