A trip to space and private circus on Valentine’s wishlist for high-flying UAE residents

Afshan Ahmed   |  February 11, 2016

For hopeless romantics, pulling out all the stops to take their loved ones to space isn’t such a farfetched concept. Lifestyle management firm Quintessentially Lifestyle has revealed that not even the most outrageous idea for a Valentine’s gift is off the table for residents in the UAE. From the more... Read more

Meeting my idol Charles Aznavour in Dubai

Rym Ghazal   |  February 11, 2016

Clad in a bright blue blazer and a pastel floral-print shirt, Charles Aznavour, 91, makes quite a colourful picture as he enters the room at the One & Only Royal Mirage Hotel in Dubai, where television and print journalists are patiently waiting for their five minutes with the living legend.Sitting there among... Read more

Rita Ora launches new Adidas Original collection in Dubai

The National staff   |  February 10, 2016

DUBAI // British singer and style icon Rita Ora brought UAE fans to frenzy as she launched her new collection for Adidas Originals in Dubai on Wednesday.The star, who is in Dubai to headline the UAE’s RedFestDXB festival, met with fans in Dubai Mall.Ora designed the collection with Asia in mind: “I was... Read more

Video: Tom Jones hits The Road to Abu Dhabi

Rob Garratt   |  February 10, 2016

Iconic singer Tom Jones is on his way to Abu Dhabi — he’s just taking the long way round.After performing in Chicago, USA on February 12, the Welsh legend will jet off to a two-week stint in Australia, before stops in Singapore, The Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan.Then, finally,... Read more

Can you impersonate? Audition for Dubai’s upcoming Bollywood, Motiongate and Legoland parks

Panna Munyal   |  February 10, 2016

If you’ve driven between Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the past few months, you could not have missed the miles-long hoarding around Palm Jebel Ali where a beefed-up Shah Rukh Khan shares space with a benign Shrek, and Aamir Khan’s Lagaan poster sits alongside the Farmer from Legoland. “Dubai Parks and... Read more

The UAE’s ‘first comedy brunch’ launched by The Laughter Factory

Rob Garratt   |  February 10, 2016

Regional comedy institution The Laughter Factory claims to have cooked up a UAE-first — a “comedy brunch”.The deal offers punters a one-stop night out, with unlimited food and drink, alongside a night of top international stand-up comedy.Despite the name, it’s a strictly evening affair,... Read more

Line up unveiled for next season of 7th Art movie screenings

Chris Newbould   |  February 9, 2016

Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority has announced the line up for the next season of 7th Art movie screenings in the city, curated by former Abu Dhabi Film Festival chief Peter Scarlett.The season, which aims to bring some of the greatest movies of all time to audiences in the capital, will feature screenings at... Read more

Punjabi sensation Diljit Dosanjh to perform for the first time in Dubai this week

Afshan Ahmed   |  February 8, 2016

Get into the bhangra groove for the second edition of the Oye Punjabi Sangeet Mela in Dubai this weekend. Indian singer Diljit Dosanjh will be performing for the first time in the UAE at a concert at Al Nasr Leisureland on February 11. Called the Punjabi Prince, the singer is known for his catchy dance tunes that have ... Read more

Burj Khalifa makes cameo in latest Independence Day: Resurgence trailer

Jonathan Raymond   |  February 8, 2016

A familiar UAE landmark made an unexpected appearance in London on Monday morning during a major American sporting event.Rest easy, it is not as weird as it sounds — well, not quite as weird, at least.It happened so fast you would be forgiven for missing it, not to mention it was in the middle of the morning,... Read more

The Great Vegas Circus comes to Abu Dhabi

Afshan Ahmed   |  February 8, 2016

The Great Vegas Circus comes to town from February 8 to March 11 at the Bawabat Al Sharq Mall in the capital.The show includes the latest audio-visual displays, puppetry, stage craft and performances from some of the best international acts in the malls 1,500-seat arena. From death-defying acrobatics, flying trapeze,... Read more