Peppercrab, Grand Hyatt Dubai
1. From November 12-18, the renowned chefs from StraitsKitchen at the Grand Hyatt Singapore are taking over the kitchen at Peppercrab in the Grand Hyatt Dubai to produce dishes that represent a beautiful blend of Malay, Chinese, Indian and Western culinary traditions (ie, Singaporean food!).
2. Guest chefs Mahahthir Bin Ya and Tan Chek Chuan will be whipping together a special à la carte menu of Singaporean classics, including carrot cake (of a savoury variety), Char kway teow, popiah, rojak and – our fave – mee goreng. Cost On an à la carte basis
Peppercrab, Grand Hyatt Dubai | 7pm-11.30pm, Monday November 12 to Sunday November 18 | 04 317 2222
A whole new Hamlet
Kalki Koechlin, Atul Kumar and Namit Das lead a stellar Bollywood cast to bring Shakespeare’s masterpiece Hamlet to the stage in Dubai in Hamlet – The Clown Prince. Enjoy the classic tragedy as you’ve never seen it before, performed by a group of blundering clowns trying to put on their own performance of Hamlet, naturally misinterpreting and sabotaging the iconic play, and with hilarious results. Expect to hear all of the famous lines – we’re sure there will be a “To be or not to be” thrown in there – mixed with the clown gibberish, in this slapstick approach to Shakespeare’s famous work.
Although there are plenty of funny moments, the reinterpretation gets to the tragic heart of the beloved play, with plenty of poignant moments along the way. Cost Tickets Dh150-Dh350
Dubai Community Theatre, Mall of the Emirates, Barsha | Doors open at 6.30pm, Friday November 9 and Saturday November 10 | enterscream.com
Faulty Towers the dining experience
If you’ve ever wanted to check into Fawlty Towers for a farcical meal with the iconic characters created and made famous by John Cleese and Andrew Sachs, your chance is here! Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience is coming to town, and you can enjoy a mystery meal served up by the manic Basil, the overbearing Sybil and, of course, the hopeless Manuel.
Expect two hours of hysteria, during which you’ll feel totally in the moment and transported back to the English Riviera. Cost Dh395
Arabian Courtyard Hotel and Spa, Bur Dubai | 7.30pm, daily, Tuesday November 13-Monday December 3 | 04 351 9111
If you have a soft spot for nineties’ tunes, you can’t miss MixTape Rewind, with the live acts including Snap!, who delivered the ultimate nineties’ hit Rhythm Is A Dancer, alongside Go West, Jenny from Ace Of Base, La Bouche, Haddaway and Culture Beat. There will be plenty of singalong tunes and dancing. Plus, if you dress up in your most stylish *cough* nineties’ get-up, you’ll be in with a chance of winning a special prize… it’s time to dig out that scrunchie, reach for the crimpers and party. Cost Dh275
Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills | 5pm, Friday November 16 | 055 881 0881