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8 things happening in the UAE this week

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Art: Cinema Akil’s Reel Palestine

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Reel Palestine is back for its fourth edition in partnership with Cinema Akil. The festival will be opened with a screening of the award winning and humor-filled film: Wajib. The film was directed by Annemarie Jacir and runs for 96 minutes. Don't forget to dress warm! This screening is outdoors at The Yard, Alserkal Avenue.

Location The Yard, Alserkal Avenue Cost Free and open to the public Timings Friday, January 19 from 7pm to 10pm

Watch Fireworks

The Beach Fireworks

Enjoy DSF fireworks with the family taking place at Al Seef (8.30pm), La Mer (9pm) and The Beach opposite JBR (9.30pm) every Thursday and Friday

Mohamed Mounir in Concert

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Four years after his last appearance in Dubai, Mohamed Mounir will be performing live on stage in Dubai.

Location Dubai Media City Amphitheatre Cost Starts from Dh195 per person Timings January 19 from 5pm onwards 

Business lunch in paradise

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DRIFT away for a weekday lunch, a well-earned break from the stress, where you can reset your mind to help you get back to the grind with a refreshed perspective. Take a step back with DRIFT’s light and effortless business lunch and enjoy delicious dishes from the carefully curated set menu including delicate ravioles Provençales, grilled hanger steak tagliata or baked aubergine with marinated goat cheese, fresh herbs and crisps. If you have room for something sweet, try the chocolate fondant, with blackberry and lavender ice cream, you’ll be ready to head back to the office satisfied and ready for the afternoon ahead.

Location One and Only Royal Mirage Cost Dh140 per person including starter and main Timings Weekdays from 12.30pm to 4pm Contact 04 3152200

Health: Medidate the fear away

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Sometimes feat can grip your mind, body, and spirit. Use this meditation to face your deepest fears. And release them in a peaceful way to become the most powerful version of yourself. This is for adults only.

Location Life n’ One - Jumeirah One Cost Dh95 per person Timings Wednesday January 17, 2018 from 7.30pm to 8.30pm Contact 056 5342899

Party: Happy hour at Casa De Tapas


Kick back with drinks after a hard day of work at one of the city’s top tapas restaurant because it’s ‘La Hora Loca’ (The Crazy Hour). Unwind after work with a selection of house beverages and enjoy that picturesque view of the Dubai Creek. Casa de Tapas is the ultimate happy spot for sunset sipping with friends and colleagues.

Location Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club Offer Dh25 on selected house beverages Timings Sunday to Thursday 



Release Date: 18 January 2018
Starring: Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz and Hong Chau
Language: English


Release Date: 18 January 2018
Starring: Manjari Phadnis, Arbaaz Khan and Mukul Dev
Language: Hindi