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What is the difference between iftar and suhoor? Both are the names given to meals taken outside fasting time during Ramadan: iftar occurs after sunset and suhoor before sunrise. Once the sun sets on a day of fasting, it’s a joyous occasion of eating and socialising. Most hotels and restaurants offer special iftar meals, most commonly a large spread of Middle Eastern mezze favourites such as hommus and falafel, and some traditional Emirati dishes such as baby camel, grilled sea-bass and halva (a dense Turkish-style dessert of seeds and honey), all washed down with rose-scented and date juices. Fruits, sweetened grains, yogurts and puddings are the main features of a suhoor meal, which is eaten just before sunrise.
Time: Iftar starts at sunset till 8.30/9pm; Suhoor starts after 9pm till 2am (check before booking)!!
We have selected for you some cool restaurants: enjoy the magic of those places!!
Al Majlis @ Madinat Jumeirah
A regular and in-demand destination on the Ramadan dining scene, the Al Majlis experience at Madinat Jumeirah epitomises the convivial spirit of Iftar season.
Step into an elegant and welcoming space designed with Arabesque accents and rich fabrics, where every square inch is a reminder of what makes this holy month special. Whether it’s a table for two or an extended family gathering, this perennially popular tent has to be seen to be believed. Tradition meets innovation with a buffet of guaranteed crowd-pleasing dishes and, with all the fun of the souk on the doorstep, sup, stay and shop all night long.
Suhoor: From AED160 (minimum spend per person)
Ewaan Lounge at Palace Downtown
In the heritage-styled comfort of the Ewaan Lounge, impress guests and celebrate with friends in style as you savor suhoor alongside stunning views of The Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountain. The banquet features a variety of culinary options ranging from local favourites to flavours from the rest of the world, so make sure you save some of your appetite.
Le Patio in St. Regis Dubai
Continue your celebration of the holy month and enjoy suhoor in one of Dubai’s newest venues with an exclusive à la carte menu in this dedicated majlis.
Indulge in traditional Arabic favourites such as fresh hummus, meat kibbeh and vegetable sambousek, as well as a selection of succulent live shawarma offering chicken and lamb. Round off with a variety of sweet delicacies and you’ll be set to start your day of fast.
Al Ameera Ballroom
Get ready for a unique iftar, dining in the ballroom at the Grand Hyatt Dubai. The fancy feast boasts live cooking stations and special Ramadan soft drinks.
Dhs210 per person, Dhs105 (kids aged six-12), free (kids under six). Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha
Savour a five-course iftar at this swanky restaurant from Michelin-starred chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin. It’s classy, refined and the European food is phenomenal. It’s no wonder we crowned it our best European Restaurant of 2018.
Dhs199 per person. Daily from sunset-9pm. The Square, City Walk, Al Safa Street
The winner of Time Out Dubai’s Best Chinese category at the 2018 restaurant awards offers a sumptuous iftar including hot & sour soup, Peking duck, steamed dim sum, stir-fried tiger prawns, wagyu beef ribs, olive & chicken fried rice and homemade sorbet. Mouth-watering.
Dhs228. Daily from sunset-8pm. Jumeirah Emirates Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road
The Mansion featuring Timati@ Billionaire Dubai Thursday 10 may 2018
Thursdays at The Mansion featuring Timati on May 10th. Timati is one of the most successful Hip-Hop artists in Russia and neighboring countries, who has managed to enter the global music market and become the leader of the main European charts.
The mansion is the ultimate destination for everything you need for a great night out. Billionaire Mansion offering you 5 amazing experiences at 1 destination. The best urban sounds from DJ’s Mr Shef Codes, Skinny Loop & DJ Kaboo
Venue: Taj Hotel, Burj Khalifa Street, Business Bay
Drai’s DXB presents Rick RossThursday 10 may 2018
Drai’s DXB presents Rick Ross
On Thursday May 10, award-winning, American rapperRick Ross takes the stage atDrai’s DXB
Music by DJ BLISS
Complimentary bar for ladies till 1AM.
Doors open at 10PM.
Venue: Meydan Dubai
Gotha Presents Steve Aoki Thursday 10 may 2018
Grammy nominated, multiple Guinness World Record breaking, cake throwing music superstar Steve Aoki is coming to Gotha! The ultimate cake bash will be coming to Dubai on May 10th!
Entry is free until 12am, after which tickets are 150 AED for men.
Ladies enjoy complimentary bar from 11pm to 1am and complimentary entry all night.
Venue: Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Business Bay
La Festa della Mamma @ The Artisan by Enoteca Pinchiorri Friday 11th May 2018
Celebrate Mother’s Day at The Artisan by Enoteca Pinchiorri this Friday: special offer to all moms will come with their families
FREE BASIC BRUNCH (NO ALCHOOL MENU’)
Taste the amazing Italian food and enjoy music with the beautiful voice of the Italian Singer Luisa.
The Artisan by Enoteca Pinchiorri has recently won as the Top Italian Restaurants 2018 by Gambero Rosso.
For more information and reservations: 043388133 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Free valet parking available.
Venue: Burj Daman, Level P5, DIFC
Closing Weekend Brunch: ‘Beats N Brunch’ EditionSaturday 12 may 2018
It’s come the time for one last Beach Brunch this season and we’re ending it with special edition Beats N Brunch, where music will be up all-day long.
Indulge in Mediterranean flavors while our Balearic beats and the soothing sounds of live band SoulMates Tribute play over the shore.
Laze about with your loved ones and enjoy good vibes only as the sun sets on Season 6 at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE.
First Sitting: 1PM – 3:30PM
Second Sitting: 4PM – 6:30PM
The Beach Sessions at Chiringuito with Tim KaySaturday 12 may 2018
Enjoy free flowing beverages from 12-4PM for only AED395 while Timothy Knight keeps the good vibes coming
#ElChiringuitoDubai #beachday #poolday #ThePalm #BeachSessions
Venue: The Palm Dubai
Arab Fashion Week @ Queen Elisabeth II
The Arab Fashion Council & MBM Holding invites you to attend the 6th Edition of the Arab Fashion Week.
“A floating fashion experience on the Queen Elisabeth II Ship”
Queen Elizabeth II ospita la Collezione Primavera -Estate 2018 di Renato Balestra
L’11 Maggiop.v. Renato Balestra presenterà la nuova collezione Alta Moda Primavera – Estate 2018 a Dubai , durante L’Arab Fashion Week .
La 6a edizione , che avrà inizio il 9 Maggio , è promossa dall’Arab Fashion Council , che ha come Presidente onorario S.A.R. La Principessa Noura Bint Faisal Al Saud ed un patner d’eccezione : l’MBM Investment rappresentata dallo Sceicco Mohammed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum , si svolgerà per la prima volta in assoluto sulla nave Queen Elizabeth II.
L’evento si concluderà il 12 Maggio con un’esclusiva Cena di Gala .
Invitato in qualità di ospite d’onore Renato Balestra continua la sua ascesa negli Emirati, la moda Italiana quindi “ ambasciatrice “ del prodotto di lusso , con l’intento di far crescere il Made in Italy in tutto il Mondo
Alla sfilata hanno già dato la conferma importanti nomi internazionali : Principesse Saudite, M.me Elodie Stephan, Luther Gales (Dr. Dre) Karim Drif ,Ghada Ghazzawi , Tylou Gales , Justin Karim , Kyle , Mc Call , Jordan Benoit , Laura Govan , M.me Reina Ghazzawi, M.me Taylor , M.me Tania Sabbagh.
Beauty World Middle East 2018 @ DWTC, 8-10th May 2018
The 23rd edition of Beautyworld Middle East is all set to open! Visit the show to meet over 1,700 exhibitors from across 62 countries and 25 international country pavilions. See the latest beauty trends, meet key industry players and explore new opportunities to expand your business for the next 3 days.
Product launches from the world’s biggest brand will share the stage at the 23rd edition of Beautyworld Middle East this week.
Reiterating that global brands in the beauty and wellness industry prefer this platform to debut products and launch new services in the region, more than 100 leading companies will be launching new products in the Middle East across the event’s six focus areas of Cosmetics and Skincare; Fragrance; Hair, Nails, and Salon Supplies; Machinery, Packaging, and Raw Materials, Natural & Organic and Quintessence.
Beautyworld Middle East is the largest international trade fair for beauty products, hair, fragrances and wellbeing in the Middle East and one of the top 3 exhibitions worldwide. A truly international event, the show offers trade visitors the convenience of meeting over 1,700 companies face to face over three days, for serious business.
The exhibition has played a vital role in the growth and development of the industry, with a solid representation of global products and brands. This is the place to be to know what’s trending in the beauty industry.
In addition to presenting promising opportunities, the show will awe and enthral you with a rich array of events and exclusive features over three days. Add your experience to our story! #BeautyworldEvents
Thursdays @ Drai’s
Looks like Dubai is ready for a Vegas nightlife experience, and we’ve shortlisted Thursdays just for that.
Every Thursday Drai’s DXB opens from 10PM till 3AM, featuring some of the world’s best hip hop and R&B acts.
complimentary bar for ladies until 1am
Location: Meydan Dubai
Urban Thursday@ Flair n. 5
Your weekend just got started with urban house music by DJ Malyna from 7 p.m. onwards.
Receive 20% savings on bottle service from 8 p.m. – midnight.
Upgrade your experience and book a private cabana. Minimum spend of AED 5,000 up to 10 people.
Location: The Ritz-Carlton DIFC
“El Merkado” will bring together food, art and music every Thursday night starting 8:30 pm. Dinner with Havana MC and their old school Latin swing that will move through the night to lively tunes followed by our resident Dj Chillcano.
El Merkado take us on a trip to Latin America’s street nightlife with live peruvian food and drinks stations, along with a Latin American Crafts pop up shop to showcase beautiful crafts by @m.mbeachacc.
Definitely, the place to be on a Thursday night!
Location: The Oberoi Hotel
Friday 27 april 2018
Odyssey: Tale Of Us and Denis Horvat
Soak up our Balearic vibes under the April sun before you journey in to the mesmerizing soundscapes of Odyssey by Tale Of Us.
The intimate sunset-sessions began in Summer 2017 with five dates in Mykonos, where Tale Of Us invited one guest per week to share the stage in picturesque settings.
The next Odyssey arrives at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, with the in-demand duo and Space’s Afterlife residents Tale Of Us set to bring their lush rhythms and defined sonic mold, alongside the deep and punchy sounds of Denis Horvat, here for the very first time in the region. Unwind in bliss at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
Location: GHANTOOT, AL JAZIRA GOLDEN TULIP HOTEL AND RESORT
Zero Gravity Beach Festival with Fatboy Slim, Gorgon City & more
ZERO GRAVITY BEACH FESTIVAL: FATBOY SLIM, GORGON CITY (DJ Set), A SKILLZ & KRAFTY KUTS
TICKETS ON SALE SOON:
– AED 350 BEACH FESTIVAL BRUNCH
All day pool & beach access, all inclusive brunch from 1-5pm.
– AED 100 EARLY BIRD (Limited Quantity)
Pool & beach access from 5pm, access to terrace before 5pm.
– AED 200 REGULAR / DOOR
Pool & beach access from 5pm, access to terrace before 5pm
Couples and mixed groups door policy. Security reserves the right to refuse entry.
Location: Sky Dive Dubai Drop Zone
Toni Vegas, DJ Spade & DJ Aik@ Base Dubai
BaseOnFriday 27 April with Toni Vegas, DJ Spade & DJ Aik
Ladies FREE entrance. Opening hours: 10pm – 4am
BASE Dubai offers an immersive, exciting & unique experience raising the bar on the global nightlife scene. Much more than a traditional nightlife venue, this huge open-air venue plays host to an endless list of the world’s top artists; paired with unmissable world-class shows and production. The large scale state-of-the-art sound, light and pyrotechnic systems provide guests with an experience much more akin to a boutique festival or concert but with all the usual luxuries of a premium lounge.
Location: Dubai Design District
Saturday 28 april 2018
#URBN Hosted by FLOYD MAYWEATHER @ White Dubai
This Saturday, WHITE Dubai’s award-winning night #URBN, hosts American professional boxing promoter & boxer Floyd Mayweather. Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr. is an American professional boxing promoter and former professional boxer. He competed from 1996 to 2007 and 2009 to 2015, and made a one-fight comeback in 2017.
Ladies, enjoy the complimentary bar till 1AM.
Location: Meydan Grandstand Rooftop
I Luv This Beach@ Cove Beach
All GOLD Everything this Saturday!
Cove Beach Dubai is gonna sparkle all day! GLITTERBOX will be there to make you shine along with us!
From open to close we’re celebrating like you’ve never seen before!
Performers and DJs will keep the partying going late into the night.
A special edition of I Luv this Beach in partnership with Luv Events DX
Location: Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Saturday Chill & Grill@ RIVA
Welcome to RIVA\’s Saturday Chill & Grill – your ultimate weekend wind down with beats, beach, BBQ & beverages.
Indulge in classic BBQ staples including burgers, hotdogs and chicken skewers, topped with side orders of creamy coleslaw, buttery corn and baked potatoes. Combined with RIVA\’s signature cocktails – including a series of Hawaiian themed punches and tropical beverages, RIVA will set the afternoon off as you chow down in front of one of Dubai’s prettiest views.
AED 80 per grilled BBQ platter; Every Saturday | 3 PM – 6 PM; Happy Hour Daily 4 PM – 8 PM
Leading the way as your favorite place to be on Thursday nights, Soho Garden now brings you Roger Sanchez on April 19th.
After his amazing set for the official launch of Soho Garden in December, Roger Sanchez is back to bring you yet another banging House set alongside resident Djs Jixo & Danz and Adam Graca.
Venue: Meydan Racecourse Grandstand
LYFE & Beauty POP presents Les TWINS @ Base Dubai
Professionally known as Les Twins, identical twins brother Laurent and Larry Bourgeois are French dancers, choreographers, and models. Often referred to by their respective nicknames, “Lil Beast” and “Ca Blaze,” they are recognized internationally for their talents in new style hip-hop dancing.
Les Twins have been featured dancers for various music artists, including Beyonce, Missy Elliott and Nicki Minaj. The brothers have modeled for fashion designer Juan Paul Gaultier, and have appeared in many high-profile commercial advertising campaigns.
In addition to teaching their original choreography in workshops around the globe, they are also the founding members of the successful dance team Criminalz Crew.
Venue: Dubai Design District
Mahmut Orhan @ Iris Dubai
Thursday, 19 April Turkish DJ and producer, Mahmut Orhan, will be back on deck bringing his unique sound to the Iris turntables playing a fusion of electronic dance music, melodic house, and techno.
For more information and reservations:
Venue: Level 27, The Oberoi, Business Bay, Dubai
Friday 20 april 2018
Empire at Gotha Dubai 20th April!
Friday the 20th April, Gotha Presents, Empire stars Jussie Smollet AKA Jamal and Yazz AKA Hakeem! The stars of Fox’s number 1 rated show will be taking to our stage to perform their smash hits produced by the legendary Timbaland! The show boasts a stellar line up and features some of the top names in the business; Xzibit, Kelly Rowland, Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg and Mariah Carey are just some of the incredible artists who influence the sound of Empire! For the first time in the UAE and with DJ Yeezy and his partner in crime MC No Limit to warm you up, it’s sure to be another historic night for Gotha!
Ladies are treated to complimentary beverages from 11pm to 1am.
We’ve got your ride covered with CAREEM – receive 15% off for existing Careem users using the code GOTHA15 or 50% off for new Careem clients using the code GOTHA50.
Venue: Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Business Bay
BACKSTREET BOYS | BLENDED Music Festival Official After-Party
THIS IS ONE FOR THE BOOKS!
On Friday April 20, White Dubai hosts your favourite band members of Backstreet Boys for the official Blended Music Festival after-party.
The Backstreet Boys are finally confirmed to return to the region with a region-exclusive performance on Friday, April 20th as part of the Blended Music Festival. Headlining the return of the Blended music festival The Backstreet Boys will perform for the first time in the region since 2009. The band will performing classic hits such as ‘I Want It That Way’, ‘Everybody’ and ‘Shape Of My Heart’.
Venue: Meydan Grandstand Rooftop
Ritual presents Timmy Trumpet@ Zero Gravity
RITUAL PRESENTS TIMMY TRUMPET
TIMMY TRUMPET – DJ, producer and live instrumentalist – is undoubtedly one of the most unique performers currently ranked in the DJ Mag Top 100.
An award-winning, multi-platinum selling recording artist, Timmy has forged his way into the epicenter of influential artists taking the world by storm.
FREE ENTRY AFTER 5PM
FREE FOR LADIES ALL NIGHT
GUYS AED 100 AFTER 8PM
Couples and mixed groups door policy. Security reserves the right to refuse entry.
Venue: Sky Dive Dubai Drop Zone
Saturday 21 april 2018
What The Duck Party @ Barasti
What the Duck is BACK this 2018 for another unforgettable Beach Party this Saturday April 21st!
The Pool and Beach will be FREE as usual! Drinks Deals on Red Bull! Amazing line-up of DJs playing the hottest tracks!!! Confirm with us here and let us know you’re coming!
Open from 9am to 1.30am for a jam-packed day of PARTYING!
Venue: Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Rosé Saturdays @ Nikki Privé
Experience “La Vie en Rose” for the afternoon as we feed your soul (and appetite) with brunch, cocktails (or mocktails), blissful music and plenty of sunshine every Saturday at Nikki Privé between 1pm to 4pm.
Food and Soft Drink Package – 265 AED
Wine and Beer Package – 395 AED
Cocktails, Spirits, Wine and Beer Package – 465 AED
Brunch guests enjoy our Apero Time offer from 12PM to 1PM and 4PM to 6PM with special prices on House Beverages! Beer – 30 AED; House Wines – 35 AED; House Spirits 25 AED
Venue: Pearl Jumeira
Luv This Beach @ Cove Beach
Take you Saturday afternoons to the next level.
Join our weekly day party and soak up the gorgeous sun with the hottest urban beats.
Cove Beach Dubai in partnership with Luv Events DXB presents I Luv This Beach with DJ Skinny Loop
The party starts at noon and goes to late.
350 AED for singles
700 AED for doubles
Lounge minimum spend is 250 AED pp
For the first time in the United Arab Emirates you can enjoy latest photography artworks of the prestigious contemporary artist Fu Wenjun who integrates the traditional Chinese art with the latest technology of digital photography, a new art style called “Digital Pictorial Photography”.
The Chinese artist Fu Wenjun will show his latest Digital Pictorial Photography works at World Art Dubai stand No. D38, which will be open to the public from Wednesday 18th April to Saturday 21st April.
The pieces to be exhibited manifest Wenjun’s deep reflection and considerations towards our current world, history and future with a harmonious integration of strong Chinese traditional art taste and some aesthetic features. These works of Digital Pictorial Photography, an avant-garde style developed by Wenjun, are totally different from the usual photography works, which will probably surprise the visitors and give them a new way to look at photography art.
“I always believe, photography as an art, should not only be a tool to record our life. It can be also a very expressive art media to express artist’s thinking and reflection about our world. At the same time, I do agree to the idea of cross-over art, which integrates several art disciplines into one piece of artwork. In my own practice, I create a connection of photography and painting.” talked Fu Wenjun about his innovation on contemporary photography art.
With lasting exploration and creation on Digital Pictorial Photography, Museu Europeu d’Art Modern hosted Wenjun’s first personal art exhibition in Spain in May 2017, after his solo show at National Art Museum of China (Beijing) in March 2017.
Internationally he is especially known for his photography. He has gained numerous awards, including the first prize from International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Argentina and the International Award “Lorenzo il Magnifico” of X Florence Biennale.
His work is included in several international collections, such as the Museu Europeu d’Art Modern, National Art Museum of China, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts in France.
Fu Wenjun, born in 1955, was graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. He creates principally through the art media of photography, installation, sculpture and oil painting, and has put forward the concept and practices of “Digital Pictorial Photography”. His work embodies his thinking and reflection on many issues related to the Eastern and Western history, culture and humanity, including the relationship between different cultures in the age of globalization, the heritage of traditional Chinese culture in a rapidly changing society, industrialization and urbanization in Chinese cities.
Dubai World Cup 2018 @ Meydan Racecourse on 31st March 2018
The Dubai World Cup 2018 is on March 31. Racing begins at 3:45PM and the gates open at noon.
The Dubai World Cup is one of the biggest events on the region’s event calendar. With USD 10 million going to the overall winner, there is no wonder that it is the richest horse race of the world. In this post, we will answer some of the common questions you might have about the Dubai World Cup 2018 and why it is one of the “must go to” events in Dubai.
Dubai World Cup 2018 is the richest horse race, at one the greatest race course in the world. Each year more than 50,000 race goers attend this event. Dubai has become the home of the top racing challenges in the world and has visitors and participators from across the globe. The vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum created the Dubai World Cup. He provided a global platform for the best horses in the world to compete every year. It is the conclusion of the UAE racing season that features nine high-class races. Dubai World Cup closes the US$10m race. This year marks the 23rd year of this event.
The event is a star-studded affair. Many international and regional celebrities can be found in the exclusive lounges and private terraces with all eyes on the best-bred horses on the tracks.
In 2017, the winner was Juddmonte Farm’s Arrogate, a four-year-old grey colt trained in the United States.
The Jaguar Style Stakes is expected to attract the emirate’s most beautifully-dressed people who go head-to-head for big titles and even bigger prizes. The stakes have never been higher in the fashion field, as the fashionistas line up for the annual fashion contest. It’s far from being about who is wearing the most expensive dress, as judges are looking for a unique and well-planned look regardless of cost. It’s anybody’s game, so don’t be shy and get involved.
Make sure you register before the start of the first race at the Style Arena, located in the Apron Views.
There are prizes to be won in four categories, the Style Stakes Lady, Style Stakes Couple, Style Stakes Man and Best Hat.