This weekend we’re dancing two nights in a row with British rapper Tinie Tempah, embracing the best of Russian culture and stepping inside the mind and heart of Lebanese pop artist Marwaan Chamaa…

Here’s our pick on the top 5 things to do in Dubai this weekend

Get down with Tinie Tempah

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British rapper Tinie Tempah is taking over the scene in Dubai this weekend. First he is performing live at WHITE this Thursday, April 7, then on Friday April 8 he is headlining an exclusive gig for Coach Backstage. Each night Tinie will be performing all his best hits including new single Girls Like at WHITE Dubai. White Dubai, Meydan Racecourse Grandstand Rooftop. 11pm to 3am, free entry .Reserve on (050) 4430933.


Flock to Dubai’s alternative house night Black Sheep

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Certainly not the black sheep of the Dubai club scene, Movida is bringing some of the hottest deep house sounds from Europe courtesy of DJs Frederick Stone and Jean B so if you’re a natural born trendsetter, bring your flock there this Saturday night. Black Sheep will be kicking off on the first floor of the Nassima Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road at 11pm and if that’s not enough, ladies drink for free all night. To make a reservation or for more information on the night call (055) 51744449 or email


See Bolshoi’s finest 

A large-scale tour of the Bolshoi Theatre will, for the first time, showcase in Dubai. Russian Bolshoi Theatre is one of the most respected and well-known theatres around the world with first-class ballet stars, so you know it’s going to be a performance to rememer. Dubai World Trade Centre, doors 6pm, show 8pm, Friday 8 and Saturday 9, Dhs580 to Dhs1,980.More info and tickets on website.


Witness an artistic rendering of love, in all its forms

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Exuding his signature sarcastic tongue-in-cheek tone; the newest series by Middle Eastern Neo Pop-Artist Marwaan Chamaa is themed around Love. Unlike previous series, some of which put the spotlight on cities, or make comments on consumerism, this one is celebrating love in all of its forms so expect to see all the heartaches, the revenge and the passion. Chagrin D’amour – The Musical opened to the public on April 1 at Opera Gallery, DIFC (Gate Village, Building #3) and will run until the April 14. Open 10am – 10pm from Sunday to Wednesday, 10am – midnight on Thursday, 2pm – 9pm on Friday and 11am – 9pm on Saturday. Visit their official Facebook page for more.


End the weekend with a movie night… because Ynot

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YNot is one of the coolest, relatively new spots in Dubai with an interior décor that could easily pass for a trendy New York art gallery and it’s offering a 20 per cent discount for those in the know until September. This week, however, we’re recommending you end your weekend there with a chilled-out classic movie night on Saturday, paired with a custom menu and (of course) popcorn. Throughout the month of April it’s lights, camera, action every Saturday 8.30pm starting with Ghostbusters on April 9, Top Gun on April 16, Back to the Future April 23 and Beverly Hills Cop April 30. From 5pm to 8pm, guests will receive 50 per cent off selected drinks and Dhs99 for three selected food items. It operates on a first come, first serve basis but you can visit or call (04) 4466669 for more details.


Diary Date

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On Wednesday (April 13), Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace is being taken over by a culinary exposition that no true foodie can miss.  There will be a series of artisan displays by master chefs, live demonstrations and food sampling. From 7pm – 11pm for Dhs150 per person (this includes food and beverage vouchers of equal worth – you will also be able to purchase additional vouchers at the event) in Emirate Palace’s West Wing Gazebo. For more information, contact (02) 6907999 or email