New venues opening in Dubai

The latest nightlife news and rumours from out inside expert

We dig up the juicy rumours, new openings and hot events in Dubai’s music and nightlife scene.

Jumeirah Lakes Towers is becoming an increasingly popular place to live and this is growlingly reflected in its nightlife scene. The Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers has recently launched its new gastro pub Urban Bar & Kitchen – or UBK for short. Not willing to be outdone, Al Barsha is also launching a new nightspot. The St Tropez Bistro is aiming to bring a taste of the Cote D’Azur to Mall of the Emirates. The licensed bar and restaurant will serve French specialities so you can expect to find a decent glass of grape and a laid-back Parisian ambiance when it opens its doors in late November.

In neighbouring Abu Dhabi, Britain’s Got Talent star Susan Boyle, who captured the UK population’s affection with her performance of ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ from Les Misérables is set to sing live on December 13. A firm favourite with mums across the planet, we’re anticipating a warm reception when she takes to the stage at the Zayed Cricket Stadium.

Back in Dubai, the world’s tallest hotel, the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai is set to launch a suitably swanky Arabic-themed nightspot called Nawarra Bar, Lounge and Restaurant. We’ll let you know our verdict shortly.

Culture vultures will be pleased to learn that Dubai’s classical music nightlife scene is soon to have a boost in the form of a special concert later in the month. November 23 will see Dubai Chamber Orchestra host its Autumn concert in Jebel Ali. The event is a community orchestra performing a selection of classical music standards, under the watchful eye of musical director Barnaby Priest. And you’ll also be pleased to know that entry is free – though please do feel free to make a donation to the venue, Christ Church.

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