Bring on the #weekendvibes from a play of Romeo and Juliet to Japanese tapas, a Chanel exhibition and early morning Barre fitness before dancing the night away at a neon paint party.
Throughout April, Novikov Dubai, has added more delicacies, including live Norwegian red king crab, to its already vast and eclectic seafood market section. The shellfish can be served in three different ways and local, organic red and yellow peppers that can be grilled and served with super juicy Nagasaki oysters. Find Novikov in the Sheraton Grand Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road, open from 6pm – 2am. For reservations email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (04) 38888744.
Fall in love at the theatre
The most famous love story of all time is coming to Dubai this Thursday evening… with a modern and local twist. At DUCTAC Theatre in Mall of the Emirates, the tale of star-crossed lovers will for the first time be set in Dubai and we’ve been told the whole production will have a highly interactive element to it. The show will run from Thursday April 21 – Saturday April 23. Dhs100 a ticket, buy your tickets here.
Turn down for Lil Jon
Lil Jon has landed in Dubai! At The Act Dubai this Thursday night, the Grammy award-winning Turn Down For What and Yeah! rapper will be headlining the city’s hottest hip hop night – Dubai with Attitude. Doors open at 8.30pm with The Act Dubai’s famous Peruvian A La Carte Dinner and no one will be turning down for anything until 3am.
The Act Dubai is in The Shangri La Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road. Reservations are required, please call (04) 3551116 or email email@example.com
Get colourful, designer-stylee
Get yourself down to Harvey Nichols Dubai for the exclusive Colour Is An Art exhibition by Chanel, which pays homage to nine contemporary artists using the latest nail varnish collection, Le Duo Vernis Longue Tenue. It is an inspirational series that uses the colours of Chanel varnish, to reinterpret and express the works of Calder, Kandinsky, Lewitt, Magritte, Malevich, Mondrian, Pollock, Vasarely and Viallat. Colour Is An Art exhibition will take place in Harvey Nichols Dubai from the April 18 to 30.
Raise the barre
Get the weekend started on the right foot with an early dose of this year’s hottest fitness craze – barre fitness. Starting 8.15am Friday morning at lululemon athlectica, Mall of the Emirates prepare for the toughest body-sculpting workout you’ve ever had as Physique 57 instructor Karlee blends cardio, strength training and stretching into one kick-ass class. She might just make a barre addict out of you yet. Spaces are limited so sign up in location at lululemon in Mall of the Emirates.
Get your Tapanese on
No, that’s not a typo, ‘Tapanese’ is Japanese food served up tapas style (as smaller dishes) and Toko, Vida Downtown has gotten in on the fad. From Thursday to Monday from 6pm, get a taste of what it’s all about with their delicious sharing menu that includes the freshest seafood dishes – we like the sound of the salty green tea popcorn and the spicy crispy rice salmon. Dhs95 for three dishes, additional dishes starting at Dhs25. For reservations call (04) 4428383 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s peanut butter jelly time
The much-loved Peanut Butter Jam at Pyramids @ Wafi is back at their rooftop gardens, with a line up of the best in local talent, resident entertainers and guest bands to jam all night long whilst you relax and enjoy a BBQ buffet and drinks from the comfort of a bean bag. It’s the ultimate chilled out jam session in Dubai. For more information, call (04) 3244100 or visit pyramidsrestaurantsatwafi.com.
Colour us excited
It’s already painted a rainbow over throughout Germany, Holland and England but now it’s our turn. The Neon Splash party is bringing some colour to our weekend so expect to be covered in buckets of neon paint as you get moving to the sounds of internationally acclaimed DJ Jay Hardway as well as a few more supporting acts. The paint party kicks off at 9pm at the Dubai International Marine club and you can buy your ticket from Dhs150 here!
Soak up the Girl Power
This one-day only event brings together some incredible women to speak about their challenges and their triumphs, encouraging solutions to global women’s issues in an intimate venue. Amongst speakers will be Christine Jean Blain, an author, educator, performer and storyteller who will strive to reawaken your inspiration and creativity and Dr Josephine Kulea, doctor and activist, whose tremendous work for female rights has been commended across the world. Dhs200 general admission fee, find out more about this commendable event on their official Facebook page.
Get beach body ready
Beach season is officially here but before you head off to the sand, invest a little time so you feel as confident as you can! The fantastic treatments currently on offer at Pastels Salon include a Kerastraight Intense Boost treatment to protect your hair from the sun, leaving it stronger and softer for up to 30 days (Dhs150), the celebrity endorsed Fake Bake spray tan (Dhs215) and an all-natural Lycon wax (from Dhs15). Book your beach-ready treatment at one of their branches: the Ritz Carlton Dubai Marina (04 3995016), Jumeriah (04 3883534) and Mercato Mall (04 3447883).
Tuesday April 26
To celebrate the launch of California-based women’s clothes brand Trina Turk, fashion stylist Kelly Lundberg from Style Me Divine will be showcasing their spring/summer 2016 collection at Galeries Lafayette in Dubai Mall from 7pm – 9pm.
Wednesday April 27
Dubai’s favourite beach club is devoting every Wednesday evening to their new Sunlounge Cinema where complimentary movies will be shown on its 5.6m HD screen. Against the glittering backdrop of Dubai’s skyline from 8pm, on a first-come first-seated basis, guests can sink into the sumptuous loungers, day beds and couches and enjoy a throwback film with the fantastically-priced finger food, sharing plates and beverage deals. This Wednesday they are showing 1969 classic/remake The Italian Job followed by Identity Thief and World War Z in the upcoming weeks.