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9 things to do in Dubai this week



Pulling all the stops for their debut, Love Music Your Way is set to rock Dubai Media City Amphitheatre with Rudimental and Disclosure sharing the stage. And the music doesn’t stop there – the Scottish duo responsible for the unofficial anthem “500 miles” are back in town, as The Proclaimers bring their sing-alongs to the Irish Village. If you’d rather give all the music a miss this weekend, the regions sports fans can watch as the world’s elite paddle it out at the last table tennis event before the highly anticipated Rio Olympics.

Street Nights at JBR
Expect live street performances, unconventional art including live graffiti, a bazaar with plenty of market stalls to sop and some trendy food trucks. The 10-day festival is already underway, with freestyle battles and urban poetry proving one of the most popular performances.
When: From 5pm, until April 30
Where: JBR

Fortnum & Mason 2nd Anniversary Tea
To celebrate Fortnum’s 2nd anniversary in Dubai, the brand have a quintessentially British ‘tea and cake’ offer running until April 30. Grab tea for two with a slice of cake and a free gift for AED200.
When: Until April 30
Where: Fortnum & Mason, Downtown Dubai

Superheroes ft Bill Kenny
Fresh from his “Excellent Adventure” tour of North America with Claude VonStroke’s Dirtybird label, the Superheroes welcome the bass house music star to Dubai for an evening of weird and wonderful dancefloor skullduggery. Don’t miss it.
When: Thursday, April 28
Where: The Dek On 8, Media One Hotel

The Proclaimers
The bespectacled Scottish duo responsible for the unforgettable stomp-folk-singalong hit “500 Miles” from 1988 – don’t kid yourselves, you know it and half the words to it, too – are bringing their vault of winning tunes back to the UAE this weekend. Set to play to a sold-out crowd at the Irish Village, concert goers, Celtic or otherwise, can expect to hear all of their classic songs, which also include “Letter From America” and “King of the Road” alongside tunes from their latest album, Cooking Vinyl.
When: Thursday, April 28
Where: The Irish Village, Garhoud
Price: From AED125

29th Table Tennis Asian Cup
The world’s elite table tennis players will be showcasing their skills as they paddle it out for the last time before the Rio Olympics in August.
When: April 28-30
Where: Dubai World Trade Centre

Roger Sanchez
UAE regular Roger Sanchez will be showcasing his spinning skills at Cavalli Club this Thursday. Joined by Nick Tohme and Soheil Ray, the trio have the crowd on their
feet as they play back to back hits for over six hours. The gig is free but reservation is recommended.
When: Thursday, April 28
Where: Cavalli Club
Contact: +97150 991 0400

Walking on Cars live
A UAE debut for the Irish five-piece band who have been gaining substantial radio play in their home country recently. They produce sweeping, emotional rock that is ideal for your next road trip and have just released their debut album, Everything This Way.
When: April 28, 10pm
Where: McGettigan’s JLT
Price: AED50

Love Music Your Way
Rudimental will be taking to the stage along with Disclosure to headline Love Music Your Way. The daytime festival with food trucks, pop-up stalls and art – that promises “the grit of Glastonbury and the creativity of Coachella.” Rudimental’s contagious mix of drum & bass, house and dubstep blended together with Disclosure’s chart-topping electronic sound, is bound to be a crowd pleaser.
When:  Friday, April 29
Where: Dubai Media City Amphitheatre

Cinema – The Huntsman: Winter’s War (15)
Set as both prequel and sequel to the 2012 gothic fairy tale Snow White and the Huntsman, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron make a welcome return to the series. Kristen Stewart’s morose Snow White is absent this time around, though, having been emphatically replaced by Emily Blunt’s Ice Queen and Jessica Chastain’s hard-as-nails warrior, Sara. Half the film takes place before the events of the predecessor, with the rest chronicling Queen Ravenna’s resurrection and malevolent reunion with her Ice Queen sis.
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