14 Aug 2019 AT 11:55 AM

10 things to do in Dubai this week

From film to performance, these are the events that deserve a spot in your diary
14 Aug 2019 AT 11:55 AM
10 things to do in Dubai this week

The fast & furious presents: Hobbs & Shaw
If you’re thinking of going to watch the first spin-off from The Fast & Furious franchise, why bother going to a standard cinema when you can sit back, relax and catch it in style at Dubai Opera? That’s right, the 2,000+ capacity venue in Downtown Dubai will be showing The Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, starring Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham and Idris Elba for three consecutive nights on a huge HD screen inside the venue’s stunning auditorium. Prices start at AED60.

When: August 11-13
Where: Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai
Contact: +971 4 440 8888

Aquaventure after dark
Fancy a late-night waterpark session? Of course you do. DJs will be spinning the tunes and there will be laser shows, giant inflatables and much more at a fun-packed night. Perfect.

When: Thursday August 15
Where: Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah
Contact: +971 4 426 2000

Speed bash 2019
DJ Aqeel will be playing at Speed Bash 2019, with those in attendance set to hear remixes, throwbacks and mash-ups at a night guaranteed to deliver. It runs from 10pm until 3am, so reserve some energy.

When: Thursday August 15
Where: Dubai World Trade Centre
Contact: +971 5 034 2004

El Chapo’s Tacos

If you like your Mexican grub, head down to this new eatery in Dubai Studio City to feast on fantastic tacos and delicious mixed drinks.

When: Daily
Where: Studio One, Dubai Studio City
Contact: +971 4 514 5411

Ali’s is one of two new restaurants recently opened in Dubai by street food dining concept, 24th St. Specialising in Arabic cuisine, the restaurant is expected to be a big hit with Dubai’s diners, and if you head down, you can expect to feast on hot and cold mezzeh, a selection of meats off the grill, air-dried beef served with rocket leaves and chicken tikka  pizza. Sounds good to us.
When: Daily
Where: Sheikh Zayed Road
Contact: +971 4 317 4515

Leonardo is the place to be if you like your food with an Italian kick, and the fact it has a host of discounted deals on all throughout the week gives added incentive, if needed.

When: Daily
Where: Stella Di Mare, Dubai Marina
Contact: +971 4 563 5555

The City Grill
For just AED285, choose between a 250g fillet or rump steak, which is served with a portion of crispy fries, and wash it all down with a beautiful bottle of grape.

When: Wednesday 5pm-8pm; Saturday 4pm-11pm
Where: Al Habtoor City
Contact: + 971 4 437 0088


A family tragedy written by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, Ghosts portrays the struggle of inner self and the relationship between past and present. First written in 1881, before being staged in 1882, in Chicago, the story has since been adapted for both cinema and television. The show will be running for three consecutive nights at The Junction so don’t miss out.

When: August 22-24
Where: The Junction, Alserkal Avenue
Contact: +971 4 3388 525

Weldi (dear son)
Riadh and his wife Nazli’s lives are turned upside down when their son, Sami, who has been suffering with severe migraines, suddenly goes missing shortly before he is due to take his exams.
When: August 14-22
Where: Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue
Contact: cinemaakil.com

The invisible end
This debate, which is open to all, explores the possibility of an unimagined apocalypse. It’s part of a programme of debate, music, and dialogue on the theme of forecasting the future. You must pre-register to attend.
When: Call for more details
Where: Concrete, Alserkal Avenue
Contact: +971 4 323 9981