6 things to do in Dubai this weekend
With a night market and a fashion pop-up there are plenty of interesting stalls to browse this weekend. Talking of pop-ups, if you haven’t tried one of the contemporary iftar offerings in Al Quoz, there’s still time. And, of course, the Euro 2016 action is heating up…
Ramadan night market
This Ramadan night market is taking place in Motor City and has a massive selection of stalls covering jewellery, accessories, handbags, henna, arts and crafts, handmade products and plenty of fashion. There’s also lots of food and sponsors giveaways, too.
When: Saturday, June 25
Where: Windsor Park Barton House, Motor City
Euro 2016 at Café Belge
Belgium are through the group phase and after their win against Sweden, they might be the team to watch from here on out – and Café Belge would seem the best place to do it. Over a large bowl of moules in a cream sauce, naturally. The Terrace is where the action is shown, so head there early when Hazard and co are warming up.
Contact: +9714 372 2323
Ramadan Fashion Market
Check-out this pop-up market at The Fashion Catwalk in Dubai Mall. You’ll find threads and accessories by some seriously cool designers from the region, such as Arwa Al Banawi and At A Glance. Many of the designers are now recognised across the world – Dima Ayad has shown a collection off-schedule at London Fashion Week, and designed a prom collection for Saks Fifth Avenue.
When: Until June 25, 10am – 2am
Where: The Fashion Catwalk, The Dubai Mall
Ramadan Nights by Dish
The signature dish of an eight-hour slow roasted spiced shoulder of lamb with saffron labneh and scented rice pilaf is enough to make us want to drop in to this funky offering from catering favourites, Dish. The industrial-style venue is also pleasingly relaxed; a hip underground warehouse space with an open kitchen where you can watch your food being prepared. Definitely something different.
Where: Warehouse Four, Al Quoz
Price: AED195 per person
Contact: +971 56 128 3247
One Man Two Guvnors
This is an interesting concept being delivered by The Courtyard Playhouse in Al Quoz. In collaboration with the National Theatre in London, one of the most important theatrical bodies in Europe, they are showing screenings of some of the best productions from the previous season – allowing audiences in Dubai and the UAE to get a glimpse of world-class theatre. The first screening will be of the show One Man, Two Guvnors, featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show (and regular stage performer) James Corden. The plot centres on Francis Henshall, who becomes a minder (cheap security detail, essentially) to a small-time East End crook, Roscoe Crabbe. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Got that? It doesn’t matter. It’s hilarious. And free.
When: June 24-25, 8pm
Where: The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz, www.courtyardplayhouse.com
Cinema - The Call Up (15)
Another one of those of-the-moment films, The Call Up is a sci-fi adventure in which a group of online gamers, hoping for a $100,000 prize, enter a virtual reality shoot-em-up environment that, Gamer-like, turns out to be a little more real than they were led to believe. With slight echoes of Divergent, the gang end up playing a real-world-once-removed game of survival… watch out for the phrase “This isn’t a game!” Never mind the plot, British TV commercials maker Charles Barker, ensures it has plenty of visual snap.
In cinemas from June 23