Dubai never fails to surprise us when we least expect it. At the time of year when everything seems to be winding down in anticipation of the festive holidays and the new year, Dubai pulls the rabbit from the hat and offers us something brand new and fresh, injecting a bit of energy into the final weeks of 2013. Here are three thrilling launches to see out the week…




For a few months now we’ve been teased with rumours of a brand new restaurant and lounge that was being fitted nine floors above EW HQ at Media One Hotel. Now tonight it’s finally time for us to catch the lift up and enjoy the opening party. Promising incredible views of the Dubai coastline and cityscape, a welcoming atmosphere, lavish décor, nostalgic tunes while still being budget-friendly – Q43 sounds like it’s right up our alley (and office tower).

Visit www.Q43Dubai.com for more information.



There is nothing like a good outdoor party to get you energised and make you feel like you’re part of a bigger picture. WHITE Dubai offers us just that – an outdoor nightlife concept straight from the party capital Beirut. Expect 360-degree views of the marvel that is Dubai, coupled with international DJs, world-class live entertainment, lighting and visual displays. This large venue can accommodate up to 1,000 thousand guests on the Meydan Racecource’s Grandstand Rooftop, so we’ll really be hitting the dancefloor with a big cross-section of the city’s global community at tonight’s launch party.

Call (050) 44 0933 for more information or bookings.




Maison Mathis had its official opening last week, but we’ve been dying to go back ever since . With all the excitement of two new nightspots opening this weekend, what better way to spend a Saturday morning than having a late breakfast or early lunch at the light and breezy Arabian Ranches spot overlooking the ninth hole of the golf course? With a foundation in Belgian traditional cuisine, a focus on fresh, ‘honest’ food and a passion for bread making, we’ll be springing out of bed no matter what Thursday and Friday nights throw at us.

Visit www.mm-argc.com for more information.


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