AMID much anticipation Dubai’s new indoor events, sports and entertainments venue - the Coca-Cola Arena – opens its doors this Friday.
And you can be one of the first to tour this new landmark when staff throw open the doors to public tours.
THERE’S rarely a short supply of new F&B opportunities in Dubai – but few are quite as large as BFF.
This new “gastro bar and lounge” is huge, but it’s also big on personality and welcome…as we found out.
KNIVES are sharpened, aprons pressed and pans polished as the final countdown to the 2019 Taste of Dubai festival gets underway.
FOR anyone who enjoys a good feed – and a good time – this weekend brings together the best of both worlds.
Ahead of it opening this Thursday afternoon, we take a look at what this annual gathering has in store for visitors…
FOR as long as mankind has been around shadows have evoked mystery and fear - or been used in simple entertainment.
With global touring phenomenon Shadowland, audiences at Dubai World Trade Centre (tonight and Saturday) can enjoy a brief taste of how the use of light, darkness, dance and imagination can produce a timeless and genre-busting theatrical spectacle.
VINTAGE British cruise liner the QE2 and iftar may seem an unlikely pairing at a glance.
But when you remember the Queen Elizabeth II – to give her the full title – is now resident in Dubai, it starts to make a little more sense.
THE permanent mooring of the QE2 in Mina Rashid has certainly caught global interest.
And with the restored luxury liner now open to the public as a floating hotel, it is showcasing its unique attributes by serving its version of the fast-breaking supper.
NOT content with powering one of Dubai’s best restaurants Nick Alvis and Scott Price have gone and created the kind of local pub away from home that some of us crave.
Imagine a place that looks cool yet unpretentious, plays classic indie tunes from across the decades and has strategically-placed screens for all the key sporting action.
Oh, and serves high quality pub grub…welcome to The Lion by Nick & Scott.
FOR anyone who lamented the departure of Trader Vic’s on JBR the new version at the nearby Hilton is a very worthy replacement.
One grumble about the original branch on Dubai’s best-known tourist street was that it was too discreet.
The newly-opened venue still might not be too obvious to anyone wondering along JBR, but it is a big place that packs plenty of atmosphere.
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