We dig up the juicy rumours, new openings and hot events in Dubai’s music and nightlife scene.
The super-suave fine dining brand Ku De Ta, situated in Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands, is said to be making its way to Dubai. The restaurant, lounge and club recently opened a location in Bangkok and just confirmed upcoming launches in Hong Kong and Paris. Though it’s still early, the brand is expanding globally and looking to set up shop in Dubai as well as Miami and Beijing. The restaurant has been compared to New York’s Top of the Rock observation deck, which means there’ll be drinks with a view.
Ladies, please don’t hop and scream too loud when you hear this, but Boyzone are coming to Dubai Duty Free Stadium for a gig on Thursday May 22. Ronan Keating and the rest of the Irish pop band had six number one chart-toppers in the UK, including ‘Words’ and ‘No Matter What,’ making them the object of affection of many teenage girls in Britain. While they may not be as popular in their later years, for some women this is a chance to have another kind of ladies’ night and relive your childhood! Tickets for the event are Dhs225 and available at www.timeouttickets.com.
You may remember the dancefloor anthem ‘No Letting Go’ from the early 2000s, where US urban stars Sean Paul and Missy Elliott collaborated with Grammy-nominated reggae fusion performer Wayne Wonder. You can see Wayne live on April 5 at the ongoing Reggae Beachfest XL Beach Club parties.
In other blasts from the past, stop by Chocolate Nights at supperclub to catch Estelle, the voice behind ‘American Boy’, on Friday March 28. Yes, she’s still kicking even if we don’t hear her much.
And, finally, if you fancy a laugh, Irish funny guy Ardal O’Hanlon, aka Father Dougal on TV show Father Ted, will host a comedy show at Almas Tower in JLT on May 2.