Thursday, 5 September 2013

September events calendar

UAE events calendar: September 2013

Diaries at the ready... Gear up for a month full of art and culture, sport, fashion, films, food and festivals. Here’s tabloid!’s don’t-miss guide to what’s happening in the UAE.

  • Image Credit: Gulf News
September 1
Hello Kitty will be out to delight and bring joy to the lives of her little fans at BurJuman until September 4 as part of the  “Summer is Dubai” events. Shows at 6.00pm, 7.15pm and 8.30pm
September 2
Hip Hop Chic Mondays with DJ Bliss, hip-hop beats mixed with Cirque le Soir’s (Fairmont) renowned flair for theatre. Doors open afrom 10.30pm. Call 050-9955400.

September 1
Hello Kitty will be out to delight and bring joy to the lives of her little fans at BurJuman until September 4 as part of the  “Summer is Dubai” events. Shows at 6.00pm, 7.15pm and 8.30pm
September 2
Hip Hop Chic Mondays with DJ Bliss, hip-hop beats mixed with Cirque le Soir’s (Fairmont) renowned flair for theatre. Doors open afrom 10.30pm. Call 050-9955400.
September 3
Launch of Sparkle ladies Night with DJ M’Raz from 8pm, at the Thirty 1st, Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi.
Opening of Resonating Script, a calligraphy exhibition featuring contemporary artists at Mussawir Art Gallery, Al Quoz 1. Exhibition on until September.
September 4
Movies and Munchies at Desert Palm Resort, screening The Dark Knight Rises. Movies screened poolside at Epicure every Wednesday from 7.30pm, Dh40 gets you a towel, tasty popcorn and a popular movie; additional food and beverages available upon request. Call 04-3238888.
September 5
Back to School, a shopping and entertainment event for children between the ages of four and 14, at the Shaikh Saeed Halls, Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Centre. Tickets Dh15, Dh50 for a family ticket and Dh100 for a group of 10.
At the movies it’s the sequel to hit action flick Kick-Ass 2, this time also starring Jim Carrey, Vin Diesel’s sci-fi film Riddick and Jennifer Aniston comedy We’re the Millers. Bollywood film lovers can catch Sushant Singh Rajput and Parineeti Chopra as they try to redefine love in Shuddh Desi Romance.
September 6
90-minute sunset yoga class at Park Hyatt Dubai, 7pm in the waterfront gardens with instructor, Lina Wehbi. Every Friday; Dh100 per session, sx sessions for Dh500; 12 sessions Dh900. Call 04-6021660.
The Raaga Factory, at the Q Underground, Holiday Inn Barsha, a new night featuring The Raaga Rockers, local musicians who fuse global music genres.
September 7
Sukhothai cooking class, learn the art of exotic thai cooking. Spicy chicken salad and roasted duck curry with pineapple at Dh199 inclusive of cooking demo and snacks, 12.30pm, Le Meridien Dubai. Call thai 04-7022455
September 8
Book a 60-minute Classic Shave at Raffles’ Amrita spa (Dh129) and get a free haircut. Shave uses a straight razor and badger hair brush for a close shave.
September 9
Khosh Bosh! Beirut — An Identity Adrift by Hatty Pedder, an exhibition at The Mojo Gallery, Al Serkal, Dubai (until October 31). Open Saturday-Thursday, 10am-7pm.
Hip Hop Chic Monday with Tim Westwood, regarded as an influential figure for hip-hop in Europe performs at Circue Le Soir, Fairmont.
September 10
Passing the Crisis, an exhibition by Rezvan Sadeghzadeh, at Ayyam Gallery, DIFC. 99 Objects Possible to Find on a Cloud, by Nadim Karam, launches at Ayyam Gallery Al Quoz.
Rawiya: She Who Tells a Story, an exhibition (until October 16) by members of the Rawiya photography collective, at Gulf Photo Plus’ gallery at Al Serkal Avenue. Artist talk at 7pm, registr on 04-3808545.
September 12
Punchline Comedy Club Middle East with John Lenahan, Simon Bligh and Fox Klein, at Emirates Golf Club, 7.30pm with dinner; show at 9pm. Dh200 including food. Also at: Abu Dhabi Golf Club (13th, Dh150, not incuding food); Hilton Al Ain (18th; Dh150, set Italian menu additional Dh90);  Jumeirah Creekside Hotel (19th, Dh150, not incuding food); Sharjah Rugby Club (20th Dh150, not incuding food). Tickets at
At the movies: Filipino film Ekstra (The Bit Player), a socio-realist drama-comedy, follows a seemingly usual day in the life of Loida Malabanan (Vilma Santos) as she embarks on yet another shooting day of a soap opera as an extra. As the shoot goes on, we get a glimpse of the exploitation of the marginalized labourers like her. Disney film Planes, featuring Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra is out as well as the new Piercy Jackson film Sea of Monsters.
September 13
Big Foam Dance pool party with Greg Stainer, Darko De Jan, Roberto Mermand and S3r-Han at XL Beach Club, 3-8pm. Call 056-6406161.
September 14
Indian Street Food Festival featuring live chaat, pav bhaji and vada pav counters and an a la carte menu of more than 15 popular street food delicacies at Claypot, Citymax Hotel Bur Dubai, until October 12.
September 15
Launch of the Route 66 Sundays, journey along the infamous American route with this Route 66 special.  Feast on chilis from Chicago, frozen custards from Missouri, BBQs from Kansas, Texan burritos, Mexican tortillas, Arizona burgers and Santa Monica steaks, just to name a few.  Available every Sunday from 15th September onwards at Sofitel, Abu Dhabi Corniche.
September 16
Inside Street Football, an exhibition exploring street football from Amsterdam to Riyadh, Dubai to Marseille. All the images were taken by Getty photographers through the lens of the HTC One smartphone. Admission is free. At Ductac, Mall of the Emirates. Until September 19.
Photography and production company Wouter Kingma’s solo photography exhibition, marking the launch of their online print store, includes photos and installations at Create!, The Courtyard, Al Quoz, Dubai, until September 30.
September 17
Deepak Chopra, Indian born American physician will deliver ‘The Future of Wellbeing’ seminar at Madinat Arena. Tickets start at Dh150 upto Dh1,000. Call 800 FLASH (35274)
September 18
Opening of The Blind Owl, an exhibition by Pouran Jinchi continuing her investigation into deconstructing calligraphy, at The Third Line Gallery, Al Quoz 3. Exhibition on until October 24. Call 04-3411367.
September 19
Wear What How autumn/winter fashion styling workshops with Kelly Lundberg, at Harvey Nichols – Dubai, at 11.30am, 3.30pm and 7pm. Call 04-4098888 to reserve.
Monte Carlo Beach Club’s Sea Lounge relaunches its ladies night on Saadiyat Island. Ladies receive complimentary drinks throughout the evening while award-winning resident DJ Natalie Brogan spins the tunes. Every Thursday, 4pm-late; selected drinks from 8pm. Men, Dh50 on the door inclusive of two house beverages.
Tom Jones, the Welsh legend returns to du Forum, Yas island. The iconic singer will perfrom a selection of his greatest hits along with material from his last two albums. Tickets start at Dh300 for general admission and Dh450 for the golden circle. Details at
At the movies: Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor is back in a comedy with Phata Poster Nikhla Hero and that sleeper hit from last year, starring Eli Roth, called Aftershock. For martial arts fans, the third Ong Bak film is out.
September 20
London College of Fashion starts its latest short course series at Vida Hotel, Downtown Dubai, with principles of fashion styling (approx Dh6,000). Also on offer, until end of the month, are luxury fashion brand management, starting your own fashion label and the new handbag design. Book at
September 21
Puesta Del Sol, with chef Matthew Goodlet cooking Spanish paella live, every Saturday from 4pm. Flamenco performances, dancers and a Spanish guitarist until 7pm, then resident DJ Melohman. Paella dishes from Dh99 per person, at Monte Carlo Beach Club.
SoPritti presents Araaish, a charity fashion exhibition benefitting PRIDE India and Al Manzil School, Sharjah. Celebrity designers include Rimple & Harpreet, Vikram Phadnis, Shehla Khan and Mana Shetty there in person.
September 22
Rodeo Grill launches its Oyster Week promotion, feast on a selection of classic oysters on ice paired with condiments or choose to enjoy the gratin specialties such as Oysters Oysters on braised leeks and potato,  black truffle oil and crispy Panko until September 28, at Al Bustan Rotana Dubai.
September 23
Sofitel French Wine Week in all of its  hotels worldwide. From 23-30 September 2013, the week will be entirely dedicated to French wines in order to celebrate the harvest that traditionally takes place in the northern hemisphere in September, offering a wide range of French wines à la carte, including: Bordeaux, Bourgogne, Languedoc, Loire, Rhône and more.
September 24
Sounds at At.mosphere Lounge, Burj Khalifa with Electric Harpist Harjoot Singh and Violinist Haruka Horii, bringing alternate sets from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. From 7pm to midnight, international DJ Lou Lou brings her signature style of main room house, progressive and tech with a contemporary twist.
September 25
Moscow Grand Circus, featuring hand-picked acts across Russia, be amazed by acrobatic stunts, world-class dancers and mischievous clowns. At Adnec, Abu Dhabi.
September 26
Arthur’s Day celebrations, live music with Top Loader and The Lightning Seeds (unplugged). Doors open at 7pm, concert at 9pm. Tickets Dh70. Call 04-2395000.
At the movies: Justin Timberlake is back in action along with future Batman Ben Affleck in crime drama Runner, Runner. Then there is British science fiction comedy film starring Simon Pegg that everyone’s talking about, called The World’s End. It’s from the same team behind Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.
September 27
Wedding Fair, brides-to-be can peruse a full spectrum of services including wedding planners, dress designers, florists, event managers, photographers and videographers, hair and make-up specialists, jewellery designers and gift companies, at the Constellation Ballroom, The Address Dubai Marina.
September 28
The DIVAlicious 2013 extravaganza, glitz and glam with fashion week designers at The Godolphin Ballroom at Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, to be held from 10am to 8pm on two days. Call 050-4585265 or log into
September 29
Italian Artisan Cheeses at La Mamma Restaurant, Sheraton Abu Dhabi featuring some of Italy’s superb cheeses, from the Alps to the islands, including sheep, goat and cow cheeses. To complete the tastings, the delicious cheeses will be accompanied by home-made marmalades and confits, paired with matching wines. Call 02-6773333.
September 30
Ikea ladies Morning, women can get together for warm beverages and inspiring ideas from Ikea experts, at the Yas Island store, 10-11am. Details at