6 things to do in Dubai this week
It’s a big week in the world of pop music, as the MTV awards return to the small screen for another evening of celebrities patting each other on the back. Those who don’t fancy staying in will find plenty of action, with ladies nights, happy hours, a dinner show and even an aerial silks class.
Cavalli Club Ladies Night – Sunday
If you aren’t quite ready to say goodbye to the weekend then Cavalli Club is the place to be. Start the night with a girl’s dinner and receive a complimentary bottle of bubbly. After dinner you can hit the dance floor for a boogie and quench your thirst with an unlimited selection of drinks at the bar until the early hours of the morning. For more ladies nights, visit our list.
When: Sundays, 9.30pm to 1am
Where: Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, +971 4 332 9260,
MTV Music Video Awards – Monday
Presented by Miley Cyrus, this year’s awards is largely expected to be a night in which the world further worships Taylor Swift, who is nominated for 10 awards, and Kanye West who gets his lifetime achievement tribute. The MTV awards are usually good fun in general and have come a long way since the days when Billy Joel and Lionel Ritchie were being held up as paragons of cool. For more of the week’s top TV, click here.
When: Monday 21, 21:00
Alice at The Act – Tuesday & Wednesday
Follow Alice down the rabbit hole with The Act’s unique dinner show. The Peruvian-style supper club is entertaining guests with a curious show in the depths of Wonderland. Favourite characters The Cheshire Cat, The White Rabbit and the infamous The Mad Hatter will guide you through a boisterous evening of dance and lively performances. AED495 for a 3 course menu and house beverages.
When: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 8pm to 12pm
Where: Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road,
Happy Hour at The Scene
One of Pier 7’s favourite haunts, The Scene gets our thumbs up for being both affordable at atmospheric. The so-called ‘nocturnal’ happy hour is on every single night from 12am until 2am. The deal covers a huge selection of drinks, making it a popular evening hangout for Marina residents. For more happy hours, visit our list.
When: Daily, 12am to 2am
Where: The Scene, Pier 7, +971 4 4222 328,
Cinema – We Are Your Friends
There might not be a more “moment” film right now. The summer is winding down and the anyone under the age of… let’s pick a number… 30 has memories full of what they did in Ibiza, Aya Napa, Magaluf and any number of beachside holiday resorts. That, of course, is the European version. In America, it’s Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Cancun and various parts of Southern California, and it’s into these fleshpots that We Are Your Friends begins its tale with Zac Efron playing aspiring DJ Cole Carter. He is, he believes, one mega track away from superstardom.
For UAE cinemas and screening times click here.
Aerial Silks Workshop
Fancy yourself a bit of a daredevil? Aerial silks allow you to glide through the air, and preform stunts with the aid of long drapes. It’s all about supporting your body weight to create beautiful and graceful poses. Aerial silks are part of the circus arts where performers climb, spin and preform drops to wow the crowd. It’s a full body workout, which includes muscle strengthening, endurance and cardio. All are welcome to attend – women, men and children. From AED100. For more alternative workouts, visit out list.
When: Call for details.
Where: Pole Fit Dubai, Ground Floor of Marina Sail Tower, Dubai Marina, +971 4 551 6911,