7 things to do in Dubai this weekend

Another working week is flying by, but while you’re busy going about your daily business we’ve scouted out your must-do list ready for you to hit your weekend running with new films, brunches and a touch of the hip hop vibes…

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Cinema: The Man From U.N.C.L.E
Guy Ritchie’s latest has arrived and it’s looking slick. A fresh take on the popular 1960s American television series of the same name, The Man from UNCLE is swinging-60s Cold War action romp with CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and Russian KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) teaming up to stop an international criminal organisation releasing a stash of nuclear weapons. And don’t forget to look out for David Beckham’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo…
Where: Cinemas across the UAE. Check here for details

The Rib Room Bar
Renowned steakhouse the Rib Room has now added a bar to its understated and stylish restaurant. Order up gourmet bar snacks like fried foie gras on toast, wagyu beef sliders and veal rib spring rolls with after work drinks. The touches of tan, dark wood and classic leather throughout give it a polished, sophisticated setting without it being stuffy. Daily Happy Hour from 5pm-8pm.
Where: Jumeirah Emirates Towers, +971 4 319 8088


Hip Hop by Nature presents OT Genasis at Movida Dubai
Demand was so high after his appearance back in March, Movida is welcoming back OT GENASIS this Friday for another live performance which will no doubt include hits “Coco” and “Ricky”. OT (or Odis Flores in real-life) has collaborated with the likes of 50 Cent and Busta Rhymes. Read our interview here.
Where: Radisson Royal Hotel, +971 55174 4449

Laura Jones at Plus-Minus
With her platinum blonde hair, trademark orange sunglasses and knowing smile, Brit DJ and producer Laura Jones is most famous for her 2011 summer anthem “Love In Me” as well as her residencies in Ibiza. Now this techno starlet will continue to shine a spotlight on the underground with an extended four hour set at Level 41. Doors open at 5pm (free entry before 9pm) and the event runs until 3am.
Where: Level 41, Media One Hotel, Dubai
Tickets: www.dubai.platinumlist.net

La Parrilla brunch
This South American restaurant has unveiled a brand new laid back Latino-inspired brunch. The menu is a set three-course affair that’s on a weekly rotation so nothing feels stale and is packed full of Latin America delights with lashings of Latino spirit. Enjoy grilled meats and seafood mains, tasty Brazilian-style sides like baked black beans and roasted vegetables with salsa and delicious desserts. It’s AED325 with soft drinks and AED425 with house beverages
Reservations: +971 4 366 5866,


Last performance of Blaze
This show-cum-club night is ending its very successful run in Dubai on Saturday. Featuring breakdancing and street dance styles, catch the hi-energy performance while you can.
Where: Ductac, Mall of the Emirates
Tickets: From AED125-250. +9714 427 8166

Physique 57
It’s likely you are already addicted to this 57-minute, NYC-born wonder work-out class (read exercise phenomenon). It’s a mental mix of strength training, cardio and ballet barre work that promises to improve flexibility and endurance and sculpt your limbs beyond recognition in just eight sessions. A second studio has just opened in Al Thanya Mall now the original Citywalk venue is packed to capacity most days.
Book: AED130 from

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