Dubai LitFest, Photo Friday, Clapton and a Ride for Joy
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 6 See guitar hero Eric Clapton in concert English guitar legend Eric Clapton will be performing live, so expect to hear hits including ‘Layla’ and ‘Tears In Heaven’. Dhs350-600. 6pm. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre (04 439 0900). www.timeouttickets.com.
Thursday 6 See Paddy Ashdown at Litfest Former leader of the UK Liberal Democrats, Ashdown talks about his latest book, which narrates the incredible history of the 1942 Cockleshell raid of World War II. Dhs65. 7pm-8.30pm. For venue, visit www.emirateslitfest.com.
Thursday 6 Attend a lunch with Silvena Rowe The celebrity chef and expert on Middle Eastern fare Rowe is hosting a ladies’ lunch at Emirates Litfest. The event includes a demonstration and a two or three-course lunch and a beverage. Dhs250. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Terra Firma Restaurant, Dubai Festival City, www.emirateslitfest.com.
Thursday 6 Bob Sinclar on the decks The legendary French record producer and DJ behind smash hit ‘Love Generation’ among others will be performing a special set live on the Palm. Dhs295. 10pm-3am. Supperclub Dubai, Jumeirah Zabel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (055 283 1311).
Friday 7 Check out PhotoFriday This spectacle marks the biggest photography event of its kind in the Middle East. Get to see top snappers from around the globe talk about their craft in seminars, talks and panels. Dhs50 per class. 9.30-5.30pm. Dubai Knowledge Village Conference Centre, Dubai Media City, gulfphotoplus.com (04 380 8545).
Friday 7 Take part in Ride for Roy This 65km ride is in memory of Roy Nasr, a talented athlete and co-founder of triathlon club TriDubai, who tragically died in an accident in 2013. All registration fees will be donated to the Roy Nasr Memorial Fund. Dhs300. 7am. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.tridubai.org/ride-for-roy.
Friday 7 Head to the History of House A must for old-school house heads in this showcase of 25 years of iconic dance sounds with the likes of Graeme Park from the famous Hacienda in Manchester and John Kelly from Cream in Liverpool in the strong line-up. Dhs100. 9pm-3am. Level 41, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (055 887 4126).
Saturday 8 Sip free tea for Women’s Day Mashrabiya Lounge celebrates female emancipation with a complimentary afternoon tea, just for the ladies, of course. Free. Noon-6pm. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3388).
Saturday 8 Attend a market at Sunset Mall Prime Dubai Fashion is held on the second Saturday of every month and features young designers showcasing their latest trends. Free entry. 3pm-9pm. Sat March 8. Sunset Mall, Jumeirah (no number).
Saturday 8 Rock out to Nikotin The Dubai-based guitar band will be launching their debut album Panodrama at Hard Rock Café. Free. 7.30pm. Dubai Festival City Mall, Dubai Festival City (04 232 8900).