Chill out: Saturday Vibes at Pure Sky Lounge
JBR’s highest rooftop bar Pure Sky Lounge, will take your Saturday to new levels. The lively weekend event kicked off last weekend and takes place every Saturday. Enjoy beverages at Dh35 as well as lots of entertainment will also be made available, allowing you to engage in a bout of friendly competition, while playing ping pong with a twist, the winners of which can indulge in their reward of large mixed beverage pitchers.
Location Pure Sky Lounge, Hilton the Walk Cost Dh35 per beverage Timings Every Saturday from 6pm to 8pm Contact 04 374 7888
Ladies night: Barbary
Barbary’s Je t'aime Tuesdays bring influential women, music and socializing together with guest DJ Patchoulee. Ladies really love Barbary on Tuesdays, and with unlimited house red, white and rosé grape as well as a selection of beverages including the Pinky Swear, Le Grande Bleu and Norma Jean to wrap your lips around from 8pm to 12am.
Location Tryp by Wyndham, Barsha Heights Cost Free Unlimited grape and selection of beverages Timings Every Tuesday from 8pm to 12am
Art: National Pavilion UAE talk
The talk will feature Khaled Alawadi, 2018 curator of the National Pavilion UAE, as a speaker at the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute. He will speak about the exhibition’s theme at this year’s Venice Biennale, “Lifescapes Beyond Bigness”, which runs from May 26 to November 25. The exhibition looks at human-scale architectural landscapes and highlights the role of architecture and urban design in forming the choreography of residents’ daily social life. It particularly investigates the role of ‘quotidian’ (everyday) landscapes in accommodating, enhancing, and facilitating social activities across different places in the UAE.
Location NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Cost Free Timings April 11 from 6.30 to 8pm
Travel Deal of the Week: Coachella
All eyes and ears are on Coachella Music Festival this spring and with an all-star line-up including Beyoncé, The Weeknd and Eminem. Not only will celebrities be performing, the festival is attended by Hollywood’s elite. Dnata Travel has put together a limited-edition package for an experience of a lifetime which includes flights, accommodation and a hire car, so travellers and music lovers can enjoy one of the globe’s most iconic music celebrations. Set above the Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, check in to the iconic 4 star Hollywood Roosevelt boutique hotel for three nights and experience a venue where the Golden Age meets contemporary design. Head on a scenic road trip from LA to Palm Springs, where festival-goers can then check in at the 4 star JW Marriott’s Desert Springs Resort & Spa for two nights, which is just a 20-minute drive from the site, keeping revellers close to the action all weekend long. Coachella ticket is not included.
The package is priced at Dh7,999 per person and includes round-trip flights with Emirates from Dubai to Los Angeles, as well as an internal flight from Palm Springs to New York and then from New York to Dubai with Emirates Timings Price is valid for five nights from April 16 to 21. Hire car is available from Hertz for three days with pick up in Los Angeles and drop-off in Palm Springs. To book visit dnatatravel.com or call 800 DNATA (36282).
Good deed of the week Autism awareness ride
Berets MC, a Dubai based bike club highlights autism awareness with the help of several cause supporters and exhibitors for the fourth year in a row by hosting an Autism Awareness Ride at the Dubai Investment Park. This event invites children and teachers from local autism schools, bike riders, and the public to come down to support and have a fun day filled with activities, meet the biker community in the UAE and witness the ride.
The event will kick off with the ride, which will see participation from bike clubs all around the UAE. Bikers are advised to wear the autism colour blue to support the cause. The ride will start at 10am at the Bikers House Restaurant, which is the established meeting point for all bikers participating and the end point is at 11am in Dubai Investment Park. Marshalled by trained assigned marshals, the ride is open for anyone with an official bike license from RTA and has their own motorcycle.
Once at the Dubai Investment Park, there will be a line-up of fun and exciting activities, food and games that caters to all. Kids can enjoy the kids play area or watch a live kid entertainment show by Magic Phil and his crew. For the die-hard bike fans and bikers, there will be bike builders and custom bikes displays and bike competitions for the best modified bike in town, best chopper, best paint, and best softail. The fun does not stop there, live music by a local acoustic band, food trucks and kiosks will also make this a memorable afternoon.
Location Dubai Investment Park Cost Free entry Timings April Friday 13
Food: Ravioli and Co.
In Italy, the aperitivo is a vintage tradition where locals round off the working day by gathering at the bar for beverages and nibbles before heading home for dinner. While the folklore custom began in Milano, over the years, it’s become synonym with the Italian culture. Stemming from old-style Italy, aperitivo highlights the notion that mamma’s food is best and brings together family at the dinner table every night. Dubai’s authentic Italian trattoria, Ravioli & Co. brings one of Italy’s most fun food experiences to the UAE, as they launch Domenica Italiana, a full evening of pre-dinner beverages and snacks.
Location DIFC, Burj Daman Building Cost Dh89 for one beverage and unlimited bites Timings Every Sunday night, from 5pm to 12am
Culture: Al Ain National Museum and the history of pearl diving
As part of the on-going of Al Ain Cultural Programme, Al Ain National Museum and the Department of Culture and Tourism, have announced that the month of April will be dedicated to the historical pearl diving industry in the UAE, with a special focus on Al-Tous, a bowl-shaped tool used to measure pearls, as the star object of the month. Al-Tous are a set of 5 to 7 measuring tools shaped like a bowl with different sized holes. They were used by pearl traders to separate, measure and weigh pearls by size, shape and colour. The Star Object of the Month programme, which consists of educational workshops, aims to educate children and highlight historical objects displayed in the museum that are integral to UAE heritage and tradition. Each month a star object is carefully selected by the museum team.
Location Al Ain Cost Free and open to all Timings Open daily from 8am to 7pm except Mondays Contact To register your child for participation, or to request more information, please contact AANM@DCTAbuDhabi.ae
Fun: Wild Wadi UAE Residents Offer
Residents get an amazing offer for Wild Wadi. Make your summer a little more thrilling by spending more time spent in the water. Now, that's what we call the ultimate formula for fun! Enjoy an exclusive UAE resident’s rate.
Location Jumeirah 3 Cost Dh149 for all UAE residents above 1.1m, Dh69 for UAE residents below 1.1m Timings Daily from 10am to 7pm
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