We’re planning to try some new gourmet mini burgers, indulge in a little light retail therapy, and spend a couple of hours with Rebel Wilson. Can’t you just feel those Weekend Vibes on the horizon?
Catching Nicky Romero at Nasimi’s closing party
A member of that elite troop of superstar DJs (Calvin Harris, Aviici, Tiësto and co) dominating the dance charts and commanding huge appearance fees, Nicky Romero will headline his first gig in the Middle East at the last Nasimi Sessions of the season this Thursday. We’re going to soak up every last bit of beach party atmosphere before retreating indoors for the summer months. Doors open at 8pm and tickets cost Dhs295.
Nasimi Beach, Atlantis the Palm, Palm Jumeirah. Tel: (04) 4262626. platinumlist.net
Watching Pitch Perfect 2
Aca-awesome news guys: Fat Amy and friends are back. Pitch Perfect 2 hits UAE cinemas on May 14, and while we’re usually suspicious of sequels to smash hit comedies (as anybody would be after watching The Hangover 2), original cast member and EW girl crush Elizabeth Banks is in the director’s chair for the follow-up, so we’ve got high hopes for this one.
Shopping at The Kooples
The city’s first branch of The Kooples opened in December at The Dubai Mall, and now the French brand has added a second in Dubai Marina Mall. It means those of us living in New Dubai can get our hands on all that androgynous amazingness without a 45-minute Metro ride.
Dubai Marina Mall, Sat to Wed 10am to 10pm, Thur and Fri 10am to midnight.
Sipping and Sliding at Atlantis
London, you can keep your Bubbledogs and your Burger & Lobster, because now we can get our fizz/carb combo on at Atlantis the Palm. The hotel’s new Sip and Slide concept runs from 6.30pm to 10.30pm daily, with free-flowing premium bubbly and unlimited gourmet mini burgers (hello, falafel burger with zataar and tahini) available for Dhs430. The new package is launching in La Brasserie, but will rotate around all 23 of the resort’s restaurants.
La Brasserie, Atlantis the Palm, Palm Jumeirah, daily 6.30pm to 10.30pm, Dhs430.
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Pintxos and Sangria At Boca
There’s a nice post-work buzz at BOCA in Gate Village, and we suspect their happy hour might have something to do with it. Between 6pm and 8pm Dhs200 gets you 10 pintxos (that’s northern Spain’s answer to bar bites) and a jug of sangria. Or, have five pintxos and an excellent cocktail for Dhs75. The menu changes from week to week depending on the fresh ingredients the chefs can get their hands on, but if the grilled octopus is available, order it. You can thank us later.
Gate Village 6, DIFC, daily 6pm to 8pm. Tel: (04) 3231833. boca.ae
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