Enjoy a 90-minute couples’ treatment at The Spa, The Address Dubai Marina, this month. It features a bamboo scrub, seaweed body wrap, massage and a bottle of bubbly in your private cabana. Who says Valentine’s is just a day? Dhs1,300 (couple). Until Feb 28.
Yet another musical legend is coming to Dubai Opera!
French composer, arranger, conductor and jazz pianist Michel Legrand will be celebrating his 85th birthday by performing at Dubai’s awe-inspiring new opera house for one spectacular night of classic Hollywood soundtracks and more.
If you’re not familiar with his work, Legrand’s most celebrated cinematic works include The Summer of 42, Yentl and The Thomas Crown Affair’s “The Windmills of Your Mind.”
Tickets for this one-off event go on sale on 23 November 2016.
With more than 50 years in the industry, writing more than 200 much loved film and television scores, Michel Legrand will be bringing his sensational songs to life on the Dubai Opera stage for the first time in the UAE.
Legrand has worked with some of the biggest names in the business, recording more than 100 albums with stars including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra and Diana Ross.
“It is an honour to celebrate the life and works of Michel Legrand at Dubai Opera,” said Dubai Opera’s Chief Executive, Jasper Hope.
“His musical scores are as memorable as the incredible films they have brought to life and I am delighted we've been able to persuade him to share them live with an audience in Dubai for the very first time.”
Golnaz Fathi’s Line/Khat gives calligraphy an interesting twist. Fathi is classically trained in the art – she has a diploma in Iranian calligraphy from the Iranian Society of Calligraphy in Tehran – but for this body of work, on display at Alserkal Avenue’s The Third Line until Saturday January 28, Fathi has used unconventional, non-traditional media including ballpoint pens and acrylic paint.
This is the Iranian artist’s sixth solo show at the gallery, and as well as her exhibitions in both the UAE and her home city Tehran, Fathi has also had her work displayed in New York, Hong Kong and London.
The writing that makes up the pieces is illegible in most places, making Line/Khat abstract and yet accessible – anyone can look at them and interpret them in their own way.
The works were inspired by a trip to Shanghai, where Fathi found some handmade notebooks. Thinking back to the diaries she used to keep as a child, she started writing a diary again and eventually turned each page of the journals into an artwork, something that Fathi calls “a voyage into the unknown world”. Most of these pieces were created using ballpoint pens, but Fathi switched to rollerball pens once her supply of ballpoints ran out.
Also on show at the gallery’s second space is Nowherescape, a new solo show by British-Iranian artist Alireza Masoumi, which, like Fathi’s exhibition, features abstract landscape paintings and works in ballpoint pen. The two are intriguing and fascinating exhibitions that are well worth viewing.
The Beach has launched a new “Breakfast Club” that will get you discounts on food. Pick up your free loyalty card at the information hub or email firstname.lastname@example.org to start saving. Restaurants including Big Chefs (pictured), Eggspectation and Pots, Pans & Boards are all involved. That’s your mornings sorted. Free. Until Feb 28.
There are two international DJs performing at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE this weekend – British house DJ and record label owner Enzo Siragusa and Danish house star Kolsch, who has collaborated with the likes of Coldplay and deadmau5. Free. 1pm-11pm.
To celebrate with your loved one, Armani Hotel Dubai is running a month-long couples promotion. Enjoy an afternoon tea for two (complete with scones and sandwiches, of course) and a 150-minute couples’ massage. Dhs2,280 (per couple). 9am-10pm. Until Feb 28.
Pancake fan? You’re in luck. February is pancake month at Clinton Street Baking Co. From Key Lime to blueberry strudel or chocolate and raspberry, the flavours change every couple of days, so don’t miss your fave. Prices vary. Until Feb 28. Times vary. City Walk and Burj View, Downtown Dubai.
End the weekend in style at Zero Gravity. The resident DJs are on the decks all afternoon, before Swedish techno star Jeremy Olander takes over. You get unlimited food and drinks from noon to 5pm, too. Dhs199 (ladies), Dhs249 (gents). noon-midnight.
Rooftop bar 40 Kong has a new weekly night, Kongset. Local and international DJs take to the decks every Saturday. This time around, it’s the turn of German DJ Jacob Groening. Minimum spend of Dhs3,500 per table. 3pm-3am. Ongoing.
Canada Beef, Air Canada and at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach have teamed up to offer guests a feast of Brazilian churrasco of Canadian beef at Pachanga until Thursday March 2. Dhs199. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until March 2.
Dig into a steak at JW’s Steakhouse for the same price as they were 21 years ago when the restaurant opened. Take advantage of the meaty deal for lunch or dinner every Thursday until the end of March. Prices vary. Thu noon-7pm. Until March 31.
Win a wedding celebration for 200 guests at The St. Regis Dubai, The St. Regis Dubai Polo Resort, W Dubai – Al Habtoor City or The Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City. Included is a set menu, wedding cake and honeymoon suite. Don’t miss the raffle draw in Al Joud Ballroom, The Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City, Friday March 3, to qualify for the prize. Pre-register online at www.alhabtoorcity-hotelcollection.com/en/register.
If you’re looking for a great deal in a top hotel with great bars and easy access to the rest of Dubai, look no further. Located in the up-and-coming Barsha Heights, the Grand Millennium is ideal for a relaxing staycation and thanks to its cracking bars – Belgian Café, Lock, Stock & Barrel and the all-new Lucky Voice – you won’t be short of entertainment. Pay up front and you’ll get up to 25 percent off the best available rate. Prices vary. Ongoing.
Fashion Swap Shop returns to Garden on 8. Trade in your pre-loved (but in good condition) clothes and accessories for something different. There will also be independent brands selling their wares at the shop, including vintage fashion brand Adhoc Dubai (pictured), which you won’t want to miss. Expect free pampering and two-for-one drinks, too. Free entry. 6pm-10pm. email@example.com.
DJs SkinnyLoop and Adam Graca get the week off to a good start at Mahiki’s Sunday shindig. There’s no entry fee for this regular night, but if you pay Dhs200, you get unlimited drinks between 9pm and 1am.
Christmas might be a distant memory but that doesn’t mean the Grand Hyatt Dubai isn’t still giving out presents. Book a room at this stunning five-star hotel set within 37 acres of landscaped gardens and you’ll get as much as 25 percent off if you pre-pay at least three days in advance. How’s that for a generous offer? Prices vary. Until February 28.