This weekend we’re partying with DJ Robin Schultz, eating at the trendiest food truck fare at Dubai’s latest food and music festival and embracing the night time with an ‘after dark’ brunch.
Hit the (sound) waves at Nasimi Beach Sessions
World-renowned DJ Robin Schulz is coming back to the UAE on Thursday 25 to launch 2016’s Nasimi Sessions season. We don’t know about you but his hits Waves and Prayer in C were the soundtracks to our summer last year and we can’t wait to see the German born superstar blasting them out in the super chic beach hot spot of Nasimi Beach, against the skyline of the city. Dhs195 at the door. Call (05) 52004321 for VIP and table packages.
Have a daytime picnic brunch…
Enjoy the start of the warmer weather at Urban Picnic Brunch in Vida Downtown Dubai. It’s an effortlessly chic outdoor brunch experience where you can relax on faux grass covered tables next to the pool and soak up the afternoon sun. And while you unwind, their live BBQ station will grill up some juicy burgers, hotdogs and anything else you fancy. Bliss! 3in1 Restaurant, Vida Downtown Dubai from Dhs295. Vida-hotels.com
… or brunch ‘after dark’
If you’re more of a night owl than a day lark, the ‘after dark’ brunch at the Sheraton Hotel Mall of the Emirates is worth a visit for the gorgeous panorama skyline views alone. On the 24th floor rooftop, just Dhs245 gets you unlimited sips and access to a Japanese BBQ, sushi station and pass-around platters, while live DJs get you in the mood for the weekend with old school and modern pop hits. Don’t show up too hungry as the food selection isn’t quite what you expect when you hear ‘brunch’ but it’s the perfect environment for a post-work or pre-party bite. Every Thursday from 8pm at the Sheraton Hotel, for more information, call (04) 3772353 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Eat the world (or at least try)
As part of Dubai Food Festival 2016, fifteen of London’s most diverse food trucks have travelled 4,000 miles to bring us some of the UK’s most innovate culinary concepts. We experienced the trucks, which arrived in sea freights, in Abu Dhabi last weekend for two days of music, sun and great food and now they’re rolling into Dubai for the first ever Eat The World DXB in Burj Park on February 25 to 27 between 12am and 11pm. We recommend Happy Maki’s vegan ‘duck’ sushi roll, The Roadery’s mini beef sliders and HipPOP’s customizable, hand-crafted gelato bars. Tickets on the door are Dhs30 until 6pm, then Dhs40 until 11pm close. Eattheworld.ae
Eat at the coolest new social hub on Dubai Marina with 20 percent off the bill? YNot!
YNot Bar and Kitchen at InterContinental Dubai is one of the coolest hubs in Dubai with an interior décor that could easily pass for a New York art gallery. It has all the exposed brick and Banksy-inspired art murals necessary to be dubbed the trendiest new hangout as well as a delectable menu and expert grape pairing. We’re especially excited as from now until the end of September, enjoy 20 percent off your final bill if you quote Dusk2Dawn at the time of reservation. This offer is valid at all InterContinental Dubai Marina eateries: Marina Social, Accents, The Social Room, Ginter and Urban Lounge. For more information visit ihg.com/intercontinental
On Sunday (February 28), Level 43 Sky Lounge is holding a pop-up rooftop movie screening of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. The biggest grossing film of the series features some incredible shots of Dubai as Tom Cruise scales the Burj Khalifa… but your own views of Dubai from the rooftop will rival even the best in Hollywood production. For Dhs100, you’ll get a comfy reclining chair, cozy blankets, a wireless headset and a food package including popcorn, a food platter and a beverage. Starting at 7pm, call (04) 3169726 or email email@example.com
International Boat Show & Example After Party
Those attending the Dubai International Boat Show from March 1 to 5 can also gain access to the event’s after-party. Just show your DIBS ticket at the door of Nasimi Beach on March 4 to enjoy 50 per cent off the festival ticket (Dhs100, instead of Dhs200). Club MTV Presents Example & DJ Wire is set to be a big party with the legendary UK superstars taking to the decks. There are also limited special VIP Table Packages available for party goers, beginning at Dhs2,500, and VVIP Table packages beginning at 10,000 AED. Book by visiting boatshowdubai.com (or if you want the party without the boats, visit ticket-line.ae/club-mtv)
Words: Jennifer McNeill
Images: Scotch&Soda and supplied