This weekend is looking seriously tasty. Get ready to dig in with our round-up of some of the best happenings, well, happening
Thursday, 10th October
Bollywood comes to town!
Kick your weekend off in style and immerse yourself in one of the most colourful celebrations around. Bollywood Parks Dubai is going all out for the epic Navratri celebration today and tomorrow and has invited famous folk singer and comedian Sairam Dave (that’s him up there) to lead the Gujarati Dayro – a traditional form of classical and folk music. Expect vibrant ensemble musical numbers, sumptuous Indian food, colourful traditional outfits, poetry, ghazals, sufi songs and more.
Prices range from AED 80 and AED 140 for one-day and two-day tickets respectively. Visit www.dubaiparksandresorts.com
Analog Room – the pop-up nightclub that could – opened its own permanent venue in the Ibis Hotel earlier this year and is well worth a visit for an intimate but banging prelude to the weekend. While it is all a bit jazzy on a Wednesday night, Thursday night’s session will see visiting Brit DJ Voigtmann, along with resident DJ Shemroom, deliver the best underground tunes in Dubai.
Doors open from 9 PM, tickets are AED 100. Behind Ibis Hotel, Al Barsha. Find the Analog Room on facebook
Feel that BASE
To really turn it up to 11, head to superclub BASE where BLOND:ISH, Serge Devant and KayteK are set to perform what is billed as Dubai’s ‘Ultimate ladies night’. It’s pretty apt then that there is a fierce lady topping the bill – Vivie-Ann Bakos who is flying the BLOND:ISH flag solo and went down a storm last year at Burning Man and in Ibiza with a residency at WooMoon, plus a great debut set at Coachella.
Doors are open from 11pm-4am. Dubai Design District. basedubai.com
Friday, 11th October
A global gobble
Think Trader Vic’s and you think Polynesian food, totem poles and oversized tiki bowls. Well, not this weekend, as Trader Vic’s global top chef Michael Broderick has landed in Dubai and is preparing a special Taste the World menu featuring dishes from four different continents. Tuck into tuna tataki from Japan, savour short rib loco moco from Hawaii and delight in the passion cloud (ahem?) originating from Germany, a tangy layered meringue and passion curd with refreshing raspberry, plus much more. Are you salivating? We are!
Trader Vic’s JBR, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Taste the World menu until 12th October. 6pm onwards. Call 04 318 2530
It is estimated that one in five people in the UAE suffers from chronic arthritis. This debilitating disease can seriously affect people’s lives but Dr Humeira Badsha, Founding Member of the Middle East Arthritis Foundation says that with the right nutrition, lifestyle changes and medical treatment, it is indeed possible to live a normal life with arthritis.
That’s why, to mark World Arthritis Day 2019 the Middle East Arthritis Foundation is holding a public community event filled with practical tips, medical advice, nutrition suggestions, testimonials and talks as well as sessions of Tai Chi which has been found to help with arthritis by increasing flexibility, improving muscular strength and reducing falls.
8am-4 pm, free, Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Rd. Visit: http://www.arthritis.ae/wad/
It’s carnival time!
Check out Dubai’s newest brunch venue as Soul Street at FIVE Jumeirah Village will be getting in the spirit with the Carnival Brunch and it’s all about the urban flare with street food served tapas sharing style, along with unlimited beverages and street performances. Well worth checking it out!
2pm to 5pm, starting from AED250 for non-alcoholic and AED350 alcoholic beverages. For reservations call 04 455 9989
Saturday, 12th October
Pearl of the orient
For those Japanophiles out there Netsu’s Weekend Lunch with its carefully considered Kabuki-inspired cuisine including ramen, katsu sandos and baos is a must-not-miss. Finish off your lunch with a traditional Kakigori, a traditional Japanese shaved ice dessert that you can then take a bit off-piste with eclectic flavours like crème brûlée, tiramisu, chocolate banoffee or caramel popcorn.
12.30pm to 4.00pm, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeira 1. Call 04 777 2232
Do you feel isolated and need someone to listen? Do you like the idea of hanging out with non-judgemental people who are willing to offer some friendly support? If so, then why not make a visit to Safe Space Dubai, a meetup group who get together in Al Serkal Avenue. Everyone is welcome.
Al Serkal Avenue @ A4 Space from 4pm to 6pm every Saturday. Search Safe Space Dubai on facebook