7 things to do in Dubai this weekend

It’s the weekend we’ve all been waiting for – Dubai World Cup is back, along with its impressive horses and crowds of well-heeled people. If you’ve got the energy to cram in more action over the weekend, check out Sven Vath at Blue Marlin, or head to Dubai World Trade Centre to see the spectacular Cirque Le Noir. There’s also a special Easter roast at Gaucho that you won’t want to miss.

Sven Vath
Blue Marlin do it again! Bringing the globe’s biggest “underground” names in dance music that is. This week, none other than Papa Sven, considered one of dance music’s true legends. This will be a packed, especially as it’s free!
When: Friday, March 25
Where: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE

Nicki Minaj Live
The quirky star’s Pink Friday tour arrives in Dubai this Friday, with a show at a brand new temporary venue at Dubai Outlet Mall. The quirky 33-year-old rap star will bring a string of hits and, we can imagine, some pretty dramatic outfit changes.
When: Friday March 25
Where: The Venue at Dubai Outlet Mall, dubai.platinumlist.net

Cirque Le Noir
Expect your stomach to flip at the death-defying stunts at Cirque Le Noir. Acrobats and contortionists push their bodies to extremes in the name of entertainment, along with a spectacular laser show. The highlight is the terrifyingly named “Wheel of Death”, which always makes the audience scream.
When: March 23 – April 2
Where: Dubai World Trade Centre

Dubai World Cup 2016
One of the UAE’s biggest social events of the year is back as the region gears up for the hotly animated sporting event. Meydan Racecourse will be filled with some of the world’s more powerful and pristine horses, racing to become champion. There’s still time to buy tickets and sort out a suitably sharp outfit.
When: Saturday March 26
Where: Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse, + 971 4 327 0077, 

White Dubai  
With 20 hours of party tunes, White’s Bubble Lounge is the ultimate pre-party, party and after party at this year’s World Cup. Only the best dressed get in, so leave the flats and flip-flops at home.
When: Saturday, 2pm-11.30pm
Where: Meydan Grandstand, +971 50 443 0933

Gaucho Roast
Gaucho is known for its roasts, but this weekend, there’s an extra special Easter Sunday roast. Of course, it comes with all the trimmings, and there’s even an egg hunt on the terrace. The roast costs AED185 with an AED130 supplement for two hours of house beverages.
When: 26th & 27th March
Where: Gaucho Dubai, DIFC

Cinema – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (PG3)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has become the most eagerly anticipated film of 2016 so far. The plot centres on the growing public scrutiny of Superman’s powers: Is Clark Kent’s alter-ego a force to be trusted? Well, no, according to Affleck’s ageing, angrier-than-ever Bruce Wayne, who has developed a hostile aversion to Krypton’s son. In his newly bulked-up batsuit, he wages war against him, all under the watch of Jeremy Irons’ Alfred.
Added to the mix is Lex Luther, who was absent from Man of Steel, played by a long-haired but recognisably cocky Jesse Eisenberg, and an odd cameo from Wonder Woman – though whose side these two fall on, is up to you to find out.
In cinemas from March 24

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