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It’s a four-day working week, so there’s even more reason to pack your schedule. Catch a play, head to a ladies night and prepare for some serious DJ-action from Thursday onwards, as Carl Cox and Martin Solveig fly in for two massive nightlife events. As if that wasn’t enough, Groove on the Grass are throwing their summer closing party – enjoy!

Tota Maina Ki Kahani
Married couples everywhere will be able to relate to this hit comedy at DUCTAC. Gaurav and Kajal got hitched three years ago only to find that marital bliss had become a real-life version of Tom and Jerry – they argue all the time yet they can’t live without each other.
When: May 4-5
Where: DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates, www.ductac.org

Ladies Night @ Atelier M
Take in the upbeat atmosphere and stunning views whilst indulging in two complementary drinks. The food isn’t bad either.
When: Tuesdays 8pm-11pm
Where: Atelier M
Contact: +9714 450 7766

Martin Solveig
Martin started his career as an underground house music DJ and producer but these days he’s regularly in the charts. Check him out with his latest piece of musical magic, “Plus One” featuring Sam White. This man never stands still, don’t miss out. Sonny Fodera plays 24 hours later as well.
When: Thursday, May 5
Where: Zero Gravity

Carl Cox and Art Department
Radio host, founder of Intec Digital and veteran of the house music scene, DJ Carl Cox is back in Dubai to demonstrate exactly how it is done on the decks – bringing his 25-plus years of experience to the Blue Marlin stage for one of the last big parties of the season. Joining him on the bill is Canada’s own Jonny White AKA Art Department, who’ll be mixing a set that will no doubt include his 2014 runaway hit “Catch You By Surprise” and 2013’s “Robot Heart”. The ideal segue into the summer.
When: May 6
Where: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Al Ghantoot, www.bluemarlinibiza-uae.com

Groove on the Grass
Groove on the Grass has become one of the most popular and successful recurring dance events in the UAE. Closing things out for Season IV, their last party before the summer hiatus is as big as you would expect for the brand. DJ Tennis and Berlin’s The/Das will hit the decks on the arena stage before internationally renowned DJs Adam Beyer and Bart Skils take on Emirates Golf Club’s main stage. With over 10 hours of back-to-back music over the two stages, this event will prove just how much it will be missed until it restarts again some time in the autumn. Best make the most of the last weekend on the fairways, then. Tickets between AED180 and AED240.
When: Friday, May 6
Where: Emirates Golf Club, www.grooveonthegrass.com

Conan Liquid @ The Scene
Enjoy dinner and drinks from chef Simon Rimmer’s award-winning menu while overlooking the beautiful view of the Marina. Veteran DJ and producer Conan Liquid will be playing classic and cool eclectic sounds from the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
When: Thursday, May 5
Where: The Scene, Pier 7

Cinema – Bastille Day (18)
Idris Elba goes full-blown super-agent on the trail of Game of Thrones’ Richard Madden, whose pickpocket has turned into an unwitting terrorism accessory. The plot unfolds in a Paris neighbourhood, with Madden’s misguided but good-natured thief pinching a bag that contains something far more sinister than a laptop and wallet. The CIA’s Richard Mason (Elba) then unravels a chilling criminal conspiracy that goes to the heart of the police force. This is high-octane escapism bolstered, as ever, by the presence of Big Dris.
In cinemas from April 28

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