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    Blur interview 2015

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    Hudson Mohawke interview

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  • Blue Orange (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    This market features produce for sale from Secrets Fine Food. The chefs at Blue Orange will share cooking tips and recipes using the ingredients on offer and will also prepare dinner dishes for you. Dhs195 (plus Dhs50 cashback to spend at the market)Timings: 6pm-11pm(Wednesday) More meal deals

    James Bond Wednesdays (Nightlife)

    Gents can enjoy James Bond-themed drinks and get 30 percent off the total bill at this new weekly night. The first 20 guys get vouchers for Inflight Dubai to experience the vertical wind tunnel More nightlife events

    Sass loves ’80s opening party (Nightlife)

    Sass Café rewinds the years for a night of anthems from the ’80s and ’90s. Expect a mix of genres, from pop to rock and old-school hip-hop More nightlife events

    Tripland (Nightlife)

    Deep house and underground DJs are on the cards at this new weekly night More nightlife events

  • Candyland (Nightlife)

    This new night promises a mix of modern commercial music by Nick Tohme More nightlife events

    Get Cirqued (Nightlife)

    Enjoy a night of circus acts including fire jugglers and dancers while DJ Nick Tohme plays an open format set all night More nightlife events

    Mark Fanciulli at Square (Nightlife)

    The electronic music maestro is behind the decks alongside local DJ Somalie to celebrate the official opening of three new venues: Park, Square and Garden in the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai More nightlife events

    Oktoberfest (Nightlife)

    Celebrate all the best things about Germany, from German brews to traditional cuisine and live music from an Oktoberfest house band More nightlife events

  • Cool Kids Made in VIP Room (Nightlife)

    Expect a night of house, hip-hop and old school classic tracks at this weekly night More nightlife events

    Hip-Hop by Nature (Nightlife)

    DJ Bliss plays a mash-up of hip-hop, R&B and old-school urban tracks at this weekly night More nightlife events

    Leighton Moody at House of Afrika (Nightlife)

    A Cape Town DJ brought up on jazz, soul, gospel and hip-hop, Soulsideup aka Leighton Moody, maintains that musical history, blending those influences with deep house. One of the biggest names on the South African house scene, he’s warmed up for the likes of Kerri Chandler and Dennis Ferrer More nightlife events

    Massive Fridays (Nightlife)

    Listen to R&B, hip-hop, old school and funky mixes with DJ Scotti B, DJ Stylez, DJ Badir and MC Moneyplus. Ladies get free drinks before midnight More nightlife events

  • Opera Pop (Nightlife)

    This unique show combines modern pop songs with classical opera, performed by Russian soprano Guzel Teymour, Belgian tenor Wim Hoste and more More nightlife events

    411 Nights (Nightlife)

    This popular urban night is packed every single week, so get down early to make sure you get in. DJs alternate weekly and include Shef Codes, Masterstepz, DJ Stutter and DJ Bliss More nightlife events

    XO Saturdays (Nightlife)

    DJ Skinnyloop and DJ Darko De Jan play a strictly urban playlist More nightlife events

  • Circle Café (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    Head to the Dubai Media City branch for half-price desserts and fresh juicesTimings: 4pm-6pm(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

    Black Bass (Nightlife)

    Head to an urban night with music by DJs Jack and Joey – expect a mix of hip-hop, R&B and old-school tracks. Ladies in groups of five get a free bottle of grape and a table until 12.30am More nightlife events

    L.O.V.E. Sundays (Nightlife)

    Listen to electro with DJs Yiannis and Becker at this Japanese spot More nightlife events

    80s night (Nightlife)

    DJ Elie transports you back to the ’80s with classic tracks. Enjoy happy hour from 7pm to 10pm with drinks from Dhs30 More nightlife events

  • Fish Market (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    Pick out a fresh lobster from the selection for only Dhs99Timings: Noon-3.30pm(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

    Hakkasan (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    The restaurant celebrates the annual Chinese holiday with menu specials including the supreme dim sum platter with lychee and lobster dumplings, abalone shu mai with caviar, Alaskan king crab dumplings and Chilean sea bass dumplings. There are also macarons with gold leaf and honeycomb ganache. Dhs228 per personTimings: 7pm-1am(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

    Al Dana (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    Enjoy the Korean food at this new themed night. Dhs165 (soft drinks). Dhs225 (Korean beverages)Timings: 6.30pm-11.30pm(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

    Play School Mondays (Nightlife)

    Head to a hip-hop and R&B night, with music by UK producer DJ DVN and Dubai Radio 1’s Dany Neville More nightlife events

  • 25° 55° Café Bistro (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    Enjoy a two-course set menu with a soft drink. The deal includes soup of the day, plus sandwiches with French fries or green salad. Dhs85 per personTimings: Noon-4pm(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) More meal deals

    Blue Elephant (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    Thai buffet with live cooking stations. Dhs209 (soft drinks)Timings: 6.30pm-11.30pm(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) More meal deals

    Blue Jade (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    Try the set menu of Japanese dishes. Dhs250 (food only). Dhs385 (beverages)Timings: 7pm-11pm(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

    Honeys Rock the Boat (Nightlife)

    Ladies get unlimited free mixed drinks all night at this lively spot. Make sure you arrive before 11pm to get your Tiki stamp for drinks More nightlife events

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