Can you see it now? We can help you unlock the weekend.
And you don’t even have to take a blue pill…
Thursday 17th October
The week, laugh it off
TRYP by Wyndham is the setting for Laughter Factory this Thursday as a trio of proudly non-PC comics pick up the mic including the undisputed royalty of social faux pas, Eleanor Tiernan, former doorman and rising star, Emmanuel Sonubi and Comic Con favourite Mike Capozzola. Don’t make me laugh. No wait… do, do make me laugh.
9pm, Tickets AED 160. thelaughterfactory.com
Friday 18th October
If you make it to drunch it’s…
If you want to keep the brunch buzz going then check out the Hundred Dirham Drunch at The Hideout. After brunch ‘Drunchers’ (hmmm) can pay just AED 100 (obviously) and keep the day raving full steam ahead. Sound-tracked with 80s, 90s and Naughties tunes, enjoy four hours of bottomless beverages for just one bill. Remember though, you don’t want to be that guy!
4pm to 8pm, AED 100 (really, obviously), Call at 058 534 6000 or visit thehideoutdubai.com
Bollywood or bust!
If you are all about the Bollywood, then you will be yelling ‘just take my money’ when you find out that ‘Legends Forever’ – the live show featuring the magnificent trio Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik and Kumar Sanu – is getting its Asia premiere at Dubai World Trade Centre this weekend. Relive the heady days of 90s Bollywood as the legends belt out biggest hits from their innumerable collection of songs from over 1,000 films.
9pm. Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre. Tickets start from AED 125. meraticket.com
Don’t tell anyone about this one. Certainly, don’t post it on one of the coolest websites in Dxb!
Paru at Caesars Resort is launching the new Secret Circus Brunch this Friday. Celebrity chef Akira Back will be catering this not-so-secret party where guests can tuck into hot and cold sharing starters, choose from the a la carte main, unlimited sushi from the sushi station, as take their pick from a host of Instagramable desserts. But that’s not it. Expect a live DJ, “super talented” percussionist and circus acts to wow before you head out to the terrace to keep the party going.
1pm-5pm. From AED for soft brunch to AED 599 for bubbly. Paru, Caesars Resort, Bluewaters. secret-parties.com
Saturday 19th October
The right port for sport
Brunch that starts at 8am! Sounds lethal, but also a little bit awesome. It definitely is if you are rugby fan, Bidi Bondi is setting the alarm extra early this weekend for the nail-biting final stages of the rugby world cup. As the English lads take on the Aussies at 11.15am on Saturday the Shoreline The Palm location is kicking off with a ‘Brekky Buffet Brunch’ package. There is a full ‘Aussie Bidi Bondi Brekky Buffet’ with coffee, tea and juices and for those wanting to add a little extra morning delight, you can enjoy the breakfast with unlimited house drinks, hops and a selection of breakfast mixed drinks.
Brekky Brunch is from 8am until 12pm. Alcohol packages start at AED 240, non-alcoholic at AED 140. Visit bidibondi.com. England v Australia Kick-Off at 11.15am, New Zealand v Ireland kick-off at 2.15pm.
HIIT it and quit it set a new world record!
Hopefully, you’ve already started taking advantage of all of the free fitness sessions that are going on around the city as part of the month-long Dubai Fitness Challenge. If not click here and get moving!
One of the best ways to make that positive change though has to be by joining social media #inspo star and all-round good life proponent, Joe Wicks and about 4,000 or so other activewear-clad folks a world record high-intensity fitness class attempt. Read more here and just do it!