going out

11 great things happening in the UAE this week

Every Sunday, we give you a to-do list of where to go and what to eat for the entire week

12:25 October 5, 2017

Foodie deal: Unlimited Sushi

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If you love sushi just as much as we do, head over to Sakura in the Crowne Plaza Hotel for unlimited Sakura signature rolls and the freshest sashimis out there. The offer includes soft beverages or house beverages for a little extra.

Location Sakura Japanese Restaurant, Crowne Plaza Dubai Cost Dh140 including soft beverages, Dh240 including grapes and hops Timings every Sunday from 6pm onwards Contact 800 276963

Community: Chinese Moon Festival

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Dragon Mart 2 will be celebrating the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival with a host of exciting activities that will capture the spirit of the well-known festival in China. Visitors to Dragon Mart 2 will be able to participate in daily lantern painting workshops from 2pm to 10pm and watch lion and dragon dance performances every weekend from 5 pm onwards.

Location Dragon Mart 2 Cost Free Timings from October 5 to 14 various timings Contact 04 3909999 

Party: Infinity Sessions at Nasimi


Get ready for an eight-hour, all-inclusive beach festival, which will feature some of the big globally celebrated music acts and eight hours of unlimited house beverages. The first session will be headlined by Dutch house DJ and producer Fedde Le Grand, as well as English singer Karen Harding and UK deep house production duo Blonde.

Location Nasimi Cost Dh250 per lady and Dh300 for men, including unlimited hops, grape and mixed beverages Timings October 13 from 7pm to 3am Contact 055 2004321

Sports: Join the equestrian crowd

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Try something different and learn how to a horse. Saddle up and enrol at Al Forsan’s equestrian school, which opened in September and learn how to take control of these beautiful creatures. Beginners and advanced riders alike will receive hands-on attention from highly-qualified instructors from the British Horse Society.

Location Al Forsan International Sports Resort, Abu Dhabi Cost According to age level Timings Daily from 4pm to 7pm (for a 45-minute session) Contact 02 6565632

For the kids: A free Italian cooking class

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Enrol your kids in an exciting and free cooking class experience at Eataly Arabia. They will learn from professional chefs how to make Tagliatelle Pasta or Pizza Margherita. Make sure you call Eataly in Dubai Mall or Dubai Festival City branches to sign your child up. Every child should be accompanied by an adult.

Location The Dubai Mall, Dubai Festival City Cost Free Timings Every Saturday for Pasta from 11am to 12.30pm) and Tuesday for Pizza from 4.30pm to 6pm until October 28 Contact The Dubai Mall: 056 8298254 and Dubai Festival City: 050 5963773

Party: Tropical Wednesdays

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Club Vista Mare on Palm Jumeirah is bringing the colours of Latin American to Dubai, with lively weekly performances that will make you feel the beat of Latin America. Every Wednesday a troupe of 17 performers will stage vibrant, foot-tapping Latin beats and lively entertainment. Visitors dining will also get discounts across all seven restaurants at Club Vista Mare:  Ají, Gursha Ethiopian Restaurant, Abyat, Breeze Beach Grill, Ibn AlBahr, Simply Italian and The Tap House.

Location Palm Jumeirah Dubai, Shoreline 10 Cost Free Timings Every Wednesday from 8pm to 10pm 

Adventure: Wadi hike

Wadi of the Giants offers a playground for the adventurous people seeking an unconventional trail through the wadi leading to the hanging garden of Jais. This intermediate trip involves you hiking through the mountains of RAK (carrying your heavy backpack makes it challenging but enjoyable). If you have great fitness and cardio, this one is for you. Some of the bouldering you will do will be challenging so a good understanding of this nature is required. Expected duration of hike with minimal stops around 8hours.

Location Ras Al Khaimah Cost Dh500 including 1 trail mix pack for the hike with sandwich, 1 breakfast, backpacking dinner. An experienced and certified mountain guide, first aid kit, tent and sleeping bag Timing October 13 to October 14 at 10am 

Travel deal of the week: Austria and Switzerland

Dh2,899 onwards per person for 4 nights. This multi-country deal is great for a short one-week getaway as you get to spend two nights in Vienna and two nights in Zurich before heading home. Unlike the above deal, this does not include sightseeing or meals which will have to be planned and paid for separately. 

What is included: Return economy flights, hotel stay (3-star for Dh2,899, 4-star for Dh3,099 and 5-star for Dh3,399), train tickets between cities and tour company representative 

What is not included: Food, sightseeing trips. Read more here.

Movies this week

6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain

Release Date: 12 October 2017
Starring: Josh Hartnett, Mira Sorvino, Sarah Dumont and Jason Cottle
Language: English

The Snowman

Release Date: 12 October 2017
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson and Chloë Sevigny
Language: English

Loving Vincent

Release Date: 12 October 2017
Starring: Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman
Language: English