6 things to do in Dubai this weekend
It’s the perfect temperature for us at the moment, and Dubai’s bars and clubs obviously agree, as the terrace openings and re-openings keep coming. This weekend sees Noir launch in Kempinski Hotel. We’ve got quite a lot for party animals, with Audio Tonic, brunch at Blue Marlin and a massive competition from The Address Hotels. But if all that wasn’t enough, Spectre is out in the UAE on Friday! We need to lie down…
Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates are set to open a brand new lounge and cocktail bar this weekend. Noir is a throwback to 1920s New York, with sophisticated décor and a large terrace (which even has the occasional old film projected on the wall). Food is a fantastic fusion of Latin American and Asian, but if you fancy heading down just for the cocktails, we won’t judge you.
When: Thursday and Friday, 6pm to 3am
Where: Kempinski Mall of the Emirates, www.kempinski.com
The Address Brunch Competition
Do we need another reason to go to brunch? Nope, but we’ll give you one anyway. Address Hotels have a brunch campaign running until November 30, which gives you the chance to win great prizes like spa treatments and weekend stays. Just head to one of their many brunches, grab the Mega Polaroid Frame, take a picture and upload to social media with “#TheAddressBrunch @theaddresshotels” in the caption. Good luck and happy brunching.
When: From now until November 30.
Where: Any brunch by The Address Hotels, www.theaddress.com
10 Years of 360
Ten years of commitment to a scene that owes so much to the brand, from starting people off in their careers in the industry to holding it responsible for giving them some of the most memorable nights in Dubai. This weekend marks a decade of 360, the now iconic club at the end of the jetty opposite Jumeirah Beach Hotel.
When: November 6
Where: 360 Degrees, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Website
Love Parties at Blue Marlin
Love Parties are back with a new brunch in a new location. Following successful stints at Story Rooftop and The Act, this time it’s being held at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE. Expect free flowing drinks and BMI’s signature bites. The controversial pricing continues, with packages at AED395 for women and AED495 for men.
When: Friday November 6, 2pm to 5pm
Where: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, reservations 055 934 8767
Matching the success of 2012’s Skyfall was always going to be a big ask for director Sam Mendes and his leading man, Daniel Craig.But with a dazzling mix of locations, action sequences and a supporting cast that includes the formidable presence of Christopher Waltz and Monica Belluci, Spectre has taken aim and given it its best shot. You would expect nothing else, of course. If this is to be Craig’s swansong, he has done himself – and the series to which he has breathed new life – proud. See more on page 24.
In cinemas on November 6
Dubai Fitness Fest
Give nights out a swerve this weekend and do something that’ll make you feel a lot better come Sunday morning. Etisalat are hosting a wealth of fitness-orientated activities at the Dubai Autodrome, ranging from seminars, games and 10 fitness challenges to really test your inner mettle.
When: November 5 to 7
Where: Dubai Motor City, www.dubaifitnessfest.com