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Events calendar: September 2012

Welcome to Tabloid's guide to the best things to do in the UAE this September. Below you’ll find this month’s movies, concerts, comedy gigs, food fairs and so much more.

  • Gulf News
  • Published: 16:30 September 1, 2012
  • SUN, 02
    SUN, 02

    Bipasha Basu and Emraan Hashmi meet fans at Lamcy Plaza 6.30-8pm to promote their thriller Raaz 3. The pair will also go to It’s Mirchi nightclub at the Ramee Royal Hotel, tickets Dh100. Call 055- 6005678 and 055-6005670.

  • MON, 03
    MON, 03

    Kareena Kapoor will meet her fans at Lamcy Plaza to promote her upcoming movie Heroine. She’ll be joined by her director, Madhur Bhandarkar. From 6.30pm. Bollywood actress and dancer Meghna Naidu and students of the Harmony music Institute will put on performances, while competitions will take place from 5.30pm.

  • TUE, 04
    TUE, 04

    Wild Wadi unveils the new Jumeirah Scairah ride.

    Loud at Cavalli Club, with Simon Webb and Duncan James of Blue on the decks.

    Etching with Deborah Boussaad, a workshop at the Dubai International Art Centre. Dh730 including materials; other dates available. Call 04-3444398.

    On the Waterfront, screened free at XVA Gallery, DIFC, 7pm. Includes

  • WED, 05
    WED, 05

    Movies & Munchies at Desert Palm screening Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows at 7pm, Dh30 per person including a towel and popcorn. Call 04-3238888.

    Calefax Reed Quintet, an Amsterdambased classical ensemble, performs at DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates, launching the Dubai Concert Committee’s 2012- 2013 master series.

    Artography photography exhibition at Art Couture, Al Badia Golf Club. 10am-11pm daily, until September 30.

  • THU, 06
    THU, 06

    The Laughter Factory featuring Mumbai comedians Ashish Shakya, Neville Shah and Sorabh Pant, at Al Thuraya Ballroom, Grand Millennium Dubai (TECOM), show starts at 9pm, tickets Dh95. Call 04-3551862.

    Country Club Onam Festival with Reema Kallingal, Meera Nandan and Vijay Prakash performing as well as a ritual Onam dance, thiruvathirakali, at the National Theatre, Abu Dhabi. Call 02-4958999 for tickets.

    The Fab Four: Music of the Beatles, until September 8, at The First Group Theatre. Dh185 per person, call 04-3666546.

    At the movies: Bipasha Basu gets nasty in Raaz 3; Shia Labeouf and Tom Hardy are Lawless; Katy Perry reveals herself in Part of Me 3D

  • FRI, 07
    FRI, 07

    Friday Indian-themed family fun day at The Lost Chambers, Atlantis, The Palm, 10am-8pm. Traditional Indian sweets, Indian folklore, crafts and Indian marine species such as the rare and mysterious giant devil catfish, native to the Indian Great Kali River. Children enter free with each paying adult (Dh100).

    ARTE arts and crafts market at Festival City Centre, noon- 9pm.

    Side A, K Brosas and Callalily at the Dubai World Trade Centre, show starts 9pm; call 050-8537533 or 050-2588530.

  • SAT, 08
    SAT, 08

    Celebrate Asha Bhosle’s birthday at her restaurant, Asha’s, at Pyramids, Wafi, Dubai for a chance to win a cooking class with the singer later this year. Rhodes Mezzanine is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a five course set menu featuring favourites from each year since its opening. Dh500 per person, last day.

  • SUN, 09
    SUN, 09

    Check out the Crocodylia exhibit at Underwater Zoo, Dubai Mall. See Cuvier’s dwarf caiman and West African dwarf crocodiles, as well as daily presentations that give insights into the lives of crocodiles, and the threats they face because of habitat fragmentation and human pressures. Until September 30.

  • MON, 10
    MON, 10

    It’s a big day for exhibition openings: Al Serkal Avenue holds an art night to launch a number of exhibitions:

    Gulf Photo Plus’s A Window Inside, photography by Lana Slezic, until October 25;

    Project Space at Lawrie Shabibi, until September 20, inaugural exhibition is im/pure, a solo by Afghan/ American artist Gazelle Samizay.

    Telling Spaces by Majid Koorang Beheshti, at Ayyam Art Centre. Meanwhile Jahkass Mumbai, an exhibition by Hatty Pedder, opens at Mojo Gallery.

  • TUE, 11
    TUE, 11

    BurJuman Centre’s World Food Fest starts, with master classes, workshops and competitions, including the BurJuman Junior Chef of the Year Award, until September 22.

    Al Murray, aka The Pub Landlord, brings his sold-out The Only Way Is Epic tour to The First Group Theatre for four nights.

  • WED, 12
    WED, 12

    Movies and Munchies, Desert Palm, screens A Knight’s Tale at 7pm. Dh30 per person including a towel and popcorn, call 04-3238888.

    Closing date for UAE bands to enter the Play & Stay at Aloft competition by emailing a demo to play and Concerts will take place at the Aloft Abu Dhabi throughout the month.

  • THU, 13
    THU, 13

    DJ Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest performs at Deep Crates, Casa Latina, Ibis Hotel Al Barsha from 10pm. Tickets Dh125 on the door.

    Nemo & Friends activity stand at Gap, Ibn Battuta Mall (5-9pm). Also on Friday at Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi (5-9pm) and Saturday at Mercato, Dubai, 4-8pm. Free.

    The Graduals, an exhibition featuring Ahmed Bouholaigah, Tianzhuo Chen, Jean- Baptiste Wejman and Lantian Xie, curated by Angelle Siyang-Le opens at Traffic.

    At the movies: See Kareena Kapoor in the role she says was her destiny to play: Heroine; Kodi Smit-McPhee voices a boy with a special gift in Paranorman; Will Ferrell wants your vote in The Campaign.

  • SUN, 16
    SUN, 16

    Try a taste of Korea at the Grand Hyatt Dubai, where guest chefs Kigin Nam and Taesam Yoon from Grand Hyatt Seoul will be cooking regional Korean cuisine at The Market Café until today for Dh195 per person (including soft beverages). Call 04-3172222

  • MON, 17
    MON, 17

    In the Name of Freedom, an exhibition by Oussama Diab opens at Ayyam Gallery, DIFC. Until October 30.

  • TUE, 18
    TUE, 18

    The Laughter Factory, with Philberto aka Milo McCabe, Nathan Caton and Addy Van Der Borgh at Heroes, Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi. Show starts 9pm, tickets Dh140. Call 04-3551862. Also at Zinc, Crowne Plaza Hotel Dubai on September 19 and Grand Millennium (TECOM) on September 20.

    Last day to check out Al Hamra Mall Kids Festival, Ras Al Khaimah, with storytelling (5-6pm), puppet show (6-7pm), and further entertainment until 10pm.

  • WED, 19
    WED, 19

    Snooki & JWOWW premieres on MTV with a double bill at 11.10pm, following the Jersey Shore BFFs as they start a new chapter in their lives and take over Jersey City.

    Harvey Nichols – Dubai fashion styling workshops (also on the 20th): 5.30- 6.15pm, Statement lace and fur; 6.30- 7.15pm, jewel tones and digital prints; 7.30-8.15pm, monochrome and leather. Free; call 04-4098888.

    Charity flea market, Sheraton Abu Dhabi, tables Dh250, 6pm-midnight. Proceeds from table charges go to a Starwood Hotels-Unicef initiative for Ethiopian children.

  • THU, 20
    THU, 20

    Games 12, the fifth edition of the video game show, starts at Dubai Festival City until September 22.

    At the movies: Preity Zinta makes her directorial debut with Ishqk in Paris; Emma Watson explores The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

  • FRI, 21
    FRI, 21

    Bussola at The Westin Dubai is now open after its summer break with its open upper level pizzeria. Call 04-3994141.

    BULBUL Super Kid Jacket and the Laser Harp Show at Cavalli.

  • SUN, 23
    SUN, 23

    Try a burger with a twist at Burger Rebel, a new restaurant which opened on the 19th at Wafi. A competition for graffiti artists to decorate the restaurant closes September 5, with three prizes of Dh4,000.

  • MON, 24
    MON, 24

    Sample Magnolia Bakery’s dessert of the month, the mini Snickers icebox pie, Dh30, at Bloomingdale’s Home – Dubai, The Dubai Mall. They now deliver — call 04-3505440.

  • TUE, 25
    TUE, 25

    Double Decker’s Nuts and Bolts night, a new pub game, with prizes, at Al Murooj Rotana, Dubai, 7pm-midnight. Call 04-3211111.

  • WED, 26
    WED, 26

    Get involved with the Box Appeal charity campaign and fill boxes with essential everyday items. It’s run by Radisson Blu and Park Inn Hotels in conjunction with the Red Crescent until October 31. Box collection locations at

  • THU, 27
    THU, 27

    Toast Arthur Guinness at exactly 17.59 (the year he invented the drink that bears his name) on Arthur’s Day (and September 28) with a celebration of traditional Irish music from Boxty at McGettigan’s, Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai. Friday will see U2 Tribute act Vertigo onstage at 8pm. Call 04- 3560560.

    At the movies: Judge Dredd returns in 3D, played by Karl Urban; Oliver Stone tackles drug gangs in Savages.

  • FRI, 28
    FRI, 28

    Cultural Night Market at Safa Park, for two nights.

    Reformed Absolutizm hard core underground rock music night with bands Pepsquad, Primo, Pullbox, Point of View, Brownfusion, Sandwash, Viscious Mishmash, Bulletcells, Skamdolls, and Goddamn Electric at The Music Room. From 9pm, Majestic Hotel, Bur Dubai; entrance Dh50. Roque, a saxophonist, plays at Cavalli Club, Dubai.

  • SAT, 29
    SAT, 29

    Gitex Shopper starts, running until October 6 with longer opening hours and over 25,000 products and gadgets, at Dubai World Trade Centre.

  • SUN, 30
    SUN, 30

    Closing day for entries to two Flash competitions, My Yasalam Moment (share photographs which embody the true meaning of the word ‘Yasalam’, which translates to ‘wow’ in English) and Cut&Paste, where graphic designers face-off in a digital design battle in front of a live audience. Visit think an cutandpaste. com/yasalam2012.