6 things to do in Dubai this weekend
With Clean Bandit, Idris Elba and MistaJam, DXBeach is back with another mega line-up. We've also got the opening party for the city's first underwater club, and the much awaited return of Fashion Forward...
Deep Under at The Lost Chambers, Atlantis
This concept takes the term “deep house” to a new level, by submerging it underwater. The Lost Chambers Aquarium at Atlantis claims to be the world’s deepest club, allowing revellers to party surrounded by 65,000 species. The first event features Dubai DJ Frederick Stone who is supported by Jixo & Danz.
When: Thursday October 22
Where: Lost Chambers, Atlantis The Palm, for guest list call +971 552 004 321
Following their monster hit “Rather Be” last year, Clean Bandit’s special brand of classical-dance crossover has already garnered worldwide attention, and now a headline spot at Zero Gravity’s DXBeach. The line-up also includes actor/DJ Idris Elba, French tropical house duo Klingande, BBC Radio 1’s MistaJam and Dutch producer Mike Mago.
When: Friday October 23
Where: Zero Gravity, www.dxbeach.ae
Groove on the Grass
The groovers are back with a massive lineup for techno heads. Brazilian Gui Boratto, DJ Hell, Troy Pierce and Ambivalent headline their biggest showcase to date. All this now across two stages, with the usual festival atmosphere and carefree vibe.
When: Friday October 23
Where: Emirates Golf Club, www.facebook.com/GrooveOnTheGrass
What: Pretty new on the Dubai brunch scene, the recently opened Forty Four is one for discerning diners. The set menu serves up 20 dishes on free flow, with as much bubbly as you like, all with the backdrop of a live band. Starting at 4pm, it’s perfect for those who like their weekends to get off to a slower start. The bistro and lounge will no doubt become renowned for its authentic French dishes.
Price: AED344 with soft drinks, AED495 with bubbly
When: Fridays from 4pm to 10pm
Where: Warwick hotel, +971 4 506 9890, www.facebook.com/Fortyfourdubai
Cinema – The Martian
Matt Damon plays an astronaut who is left behind on a mission. He must use all his training to survive, and signal back to Earth that he’s alive. The Ridley Scott directed film already has rave reviews.
Visit our film listings for cinemas and screening times.
The fifth season of the UAE’s Fashion Forward begins this weekend with catwalk shows and presentations by the Middle East’s best designers. Saturday sees House of Nomad, Nasiba Haiz and Bedouin take to the runway. Make sure you register online for your chance to rub shoulders with the region’s IT crowd.
When: From Saturday October 24
Where: Online registration has closed but you can visit the registration tent at Madinat Jumeirah to get invites to shows and talks. For more info visit www.fashionforward.ae