6 things to do in Dubai this week
There are a few famous faces in town this week, as hip hop legend Busta Rhymes entertaining the crowd at Eden Beach Club. If you’d rather a few laughs, Irish comedian and radio host Jason Byrne is pitching up at McGettigan’s JLT for two nights of stand-up.
‘O’ Socialista @ Okku
This is one of the few restaurants in Dubai that doesn’t need a gimmick, but Okku’s ‘O’ Socialista Ladies Night is a great way to sample its Japanese dishes with the added benefit of free-flowing fizz and three ‘O’ style cocktails of your choice. All girl groups can opt for the VIP ‘O’ Socialista set menu for only AED379 based on two sharing.
When: Wednesdays, 7pm-11pm
Where: The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, +9714 501 8777
The Hub featuring Busta Rhymes
Celebrating hip-hop and RnB, Busta Rhymes will have party dwellers dancing to his hit songs like “How We Roll” and “Touch It”. “Calm Down” there’s more, he’ll also be joined by Lebanese DJ Tony H. From AED250.
When: 21 April
Where: Eden Beach Club, www.platinumlist.net
Jason Byrne “20 Years a Clown” tour
Irish comedian and radio host, Jason Bryne is making his highly anticipated return to Dubai this week. Known for his crowd participation guests can expect hilarious social commentary, quick-witted improvisation and the occasional tear as he tests the limits of (picks on) those in the audience. AED150.
When: 21 and 22 April
Where: McGettigan’s JLT, www.platinumlist.net
High Heels @ Mercury Lounge
Paparazzi-style photographers are on the prowl for ladies who love to pose at this swish ladies night in the luxurious Four Seasons Resort in Jumeirah. The views are pretty spectacular, as is the central glass sphere bar. As an extra treat, the resort’s Ever En Vogue hair salon offers 30 percent discounts on blow dry treatments every Wednesday.
When: Wednesdays, 8pm-10pm
Where: Four Seasons Resort Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Road, +9714 270 7802
Picasso and Miró
There’s still time to see this landmark exhibition at the Burj Khalifa. Two of the most important artists of the 20th century, both Spanish, are being shown side by side, revealing the journeys and developments that enabled them to define cubism and surrealism.
When: Until May 17
Where: The Annex, Burj Khalifa, www.picassomiro.com
Cinema - The Jungle Book
Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale has received its boldest reimagining yet with an impressive chunk of Hollywood firepower – including Christopher Walken, Bill Murray, Idris Elba and Scarlett Johansson – adding their weight. The role of Mowgli, though, falls on the young shoulders of debutant Neel Sethi, who does a stellar job as the child protagonist. He also plays the only flesh-and-blood character on screen. Retaining the original plot, Elf director Jon Favreau has ensured it is also a visual treat.
In cinemas from April 14