From Notting Hill Carnival to the fight of the century, here's your weekend, sorted
If you've been leaving your weekend free, waiting for the right night out to present itself, then consider your plans sorted. We've found ten brilliant things to do this weekend, plus where to catch the fight of the century on Sunday morning.
Swipe through the gallery above to find out what's going on around town this weekend.
Midsummer Madness Party at McGettigan’s DWTC With live entertainment all night and three deals to choose from, we suggest you head down to the DWTC branch of McGettigan’s to kick off your weekend. Get five hours of unlimited drinks from 6pm to 11pm, or Midsummer mixed drinks for Dhs25. Plus happy hour runs all night long. Prices vary. Thu Aug 24, 6pm-2am. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 378 0800).
Neon Nights at Lucky Voice DJ Tim Cheddar takes to the decks every Thursday from 8pm for Lucky Voice’s Neon Nights series. Expect club classics and throwback tunes for a good old dance. Arrive earlier (2pm to 8pm) for two-for-one on selected drinks and pizzas, too. Free entry. Thu 8pm-3am. Ongoing. Grand Millennium Dubai, Barsha Heights (800 58259).
¡OYE! at Swim & Tonic and The Backyard - Weekly event It's worth braving the heat for this awesome new night. Start the evening off with a dip in the pool (and perhaps a jug of Spanish beverage) at Swim & Tonic, where the vibe is chilled-out and tunes are tropical, before heading downstairs to The Backyard to finish the night on the dancefloor with pumping world music. Free. Fri Aug 25, 6pm-2am. Ongoing throughout summer. Swim & Tonic and The Backyard, Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay, www.oye.social.
Catch some Pakistani rock Head to The Music Room on Friday August 25 for a night of Pakistani pop rock. Soch will be making their UAE debut, with their music being described as soulful, fresh and earthy. Support comes from DJ Sukhi. Dhs75 each or Dhs120 for couples. Fri Aug 25, 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).
Head to a free-spirited electro night Kaynouna, the soulful, free-spirited music event that debuted earlier this year, is back for another live show on Friday August 25. Head to Tr!beca Kitchen + Bar in JBR, where you can expect some traditional Middle Eastern vibes mixed with contemporary electro – as well as body art, hoola hooping and flowery, festival-themed décor. Entry fee includes a free drink on arrival. Dhs150. Thu Aug 25, 9pm-3am. Tr!beca Kitchen + Bar, JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR (55 829 8168).
Ron E Jaxx & Friends at 360° Party in front of the spectacular Burj Al Arab and skyline views at 360˚, when Ron E Jaxx & Friends spin sets of epic hip-hop tunes. The night runs all until 3am, but head down early for half-price beverages from 5pm to 8pm. Free. Fri Aug 25, 5pm-3am. Ongoing. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (055 500 8518).
Head back to Lucky Voice for Notting Hill Carnival If you just can’t get enough of Lucky Voice, head back to Barsha Heights on Friday for Notting Hill Carnival – Dubai’s take on London’s street festival. Expect Caribbean vibes, samba dancers, steel pans, themed beverages and live music from house band Game Over, plus DJ Mitchell. Entry is free, and there’s a two-for-one happy hour between 4pm and 8pm. Free. Fri Aug 25, 8pm-3am. Grand Millennium Dubai, Barsha Heights, email@example.com (800 58259).
Sander Kleinenberg at Provocateur Dubai If you’re in the mood for a night of quirky electronic beats, head to Provocateur Dubai at Four Seasons Dubai on Friday August 25 for a night of quirky disco, Detroit techno, soul and funk from old school DJ pioneer Sander Kleinenberg. Table reservations are essential so book ahead by calling 055 211 8222 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Free entry. Fri Aug 25, 11pm-3am. Provocateur Dubai, Four Seasons Dubai Resort, Jumeirah Beach Road (055 211 8222).
Watch the fight of the century In case you hadn’t heard, one of the biggest boxing matches of all time is on Sunday morning as Mayweather vs McGregor sweeps across Dubai. We’ve rounded up 23 places where you can get a big breakfast and a great view of the fight, with most locations swinging open their doors at 6am. Click here to find your nearest venue. You can also catch the fight on the big screen, with cinemas across Dubai also showing the showdown. Prices vary. Sun Aug 27. Various locations across Dubai.
#MeetMeOut at Miss Wang Miss Wang’s daily happy hour gets you 50 percent off beverages for three hours, plus you can add three dishes for just Dhs99. Sit back and enjoy live music from the resident band, or book the venue’s karaoke room for a couple of hours. Prices vary. Daily 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 501 2567).