Enjoy a Shakespearean classic, get down and funky with a night of R&B or treat yourself to diamond jewellery without even having to get dressed. This weekend is jam packed with an array of activities so don’t miss out!


Indulge in a speedy lunch 

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Perfect to fit in with that busy schedule, new hot spot Firebird Diner has launched an express business lunch. Expect a huge array of American classics from grilled cheese to creamed corn, all from the comfort of a homey diner. Firebird Diner, Building 9, Gate Village, DIFC, 12pm to 4pm. Lunch package is Dhs140. 


Get a dose of culture at the Courtyard Playhouse


Watch the tragic tale of Hamlet on the big screen as the Royal Shakespeare Company’s screening comes to The Courtyard Playhouse this Thursday. Starring up-and-coming British actor, Paapa Essiedu, this screening of one of Shakespeare’s most famous tear jerkers is sure to enthral audiences. Don’t forget your tissues. The Courtyard Building, Al Quoz 1, Dubai, 8pm to 11pm. 


Experience Dubai with attitude

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The Act Dubai’s famous hip-hop R&B club night, Dubai With Attitude, is back. Tuck into a Peruvian A La Carte dinner from 8.30pm before enjoying Dubai’s own DJ Junior on the decks. Party to 3am at this ultra glam, celeb-inspired night. The Act, Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 8:30pm to 3am. Reservations are essential, (04) 3551116. Click here for more information.


Get some soul

Soul-night the black lion

Soultrain, voted the UK’s best soul night, is finally coming to Dubai. This Thursday at The Black Lion prepare to get down and get funky with DJ Sam B and listen to the grooviest songs of a bygone era. Plus, tuck into unlimited street food, tacos and cocktails at their Tacos & Tipples Night Brunch between 8pm and 11pm. The Black Lion, The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 8pm to 3am. Night brunch priced at Dhs295 per person. Click here for more information.



Enjoy exclusive shopping from your sofa

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Treat yourself to a gorgeous diamond and turquoise masterpiece by Jennifer Meyer. Exclusive to net-a-porter.com, this collection encapsulates the beauty of summer with delicate romanticism. And you don’t even have to get off the sofa. Click here for the collection.


Sample the new menu at Vanitas 


Chef de Cuisine Andrea Gaia has revamped his already popular menu at Vanitas. Offering a modern twist to traditional Italian cuisine and with a decor that is decadently befitting its location – it’s in the heart of the Palazzo Versace hotel – it’s the perfect place to spoil a loved one. Menu standouts are the grilled octopus starter, lobster pasta and the lacquered monkfish which has been cooked in a very special way – get the charasmatic chef to explain. Vanitas, Palazzo Versace Hotel.



Unlimited Saturdays at Societe


This Saturday, Societe are offering unlimited house beverages to partygoers who arrive before midnight. Pop your dancing shoes on and party your socks off to classic 80s, 90s and 00s tunes all night long. Societe Dubai, Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina, 10pm to 2am, Dhs150 for unlimited drinks if purchased before midnight.

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Words: Jemma Carr