Dubai launch party set for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at Mall of the Emirates

Hafsa Lodi   |  July 28, 2016

If you’re a diehard Harry Potter fan and simply must get your hands on the highly anticipated Harry Potter and the Cursed Child book at the same time that it launches in London, here’s your chance:Virgin Megastore, at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, is hosting a launch event to celebrate the release... Read more

Film review: Jason Bourne is back to doing what the franchise does best

Chris Newbould   |  July 27, 2016

After a nine-year break, Matt Damon is back in action as our favourite amnesiac assassin – and fans will not be disappointed.

Hotel deals and VIP packages at Sensation Dubai

Rob Garratt   |  July 26, 2016

Monster dance music festival Sensation Dubai might have revealed an exotic new venue in the middle of the desert – but such a location presents some striking logistical difficulties. Namely; what, where and how will I sleep, and/or get home?To answer these woes organises have now announced a series of travel... Read more

Pokémon Go players can score a free buffet upgrade at Dusit Thani Dubai

Rob Garratt   |  July 25, 2016

If you need even more incentive to catch a pixelated creature on your smartphone screen, then head over to the Dusit Thani Dubai, where playing Pokémon Go could gain you an upgrade to your buffet package.The first five players each day to catch a Pokémon on the hotel premises – and take a screengrab... Read more

Dubai nightclubs jump on the Pokémon Go craze with themed parties at Societe and VIP Room

Chris Newbould   |  July 21, 2016

Another day, another Pokémon party. Further proof of the virtual game’s invasion of the real world comes with news that Dubai nightspot VIP Room is getting in on the act with a themed party of its own.Few details are known at this stage, but a mail-out from the club promises to offer “a playful... Read more

The Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump special to get election-inspired screening in the UAE

Rob Garratt   |  July 21, 2016

A notorious TV special which sees celebrities queuing up to pour scorn on Donald Trump will get a timely election fever screening on UAE airwaves.Originally recorded in 2011, the Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump features names including Seth MacFarlane, Snoop Dogg, Marlee Matlin and Larry King taking the podium to ... Read more

Q&A: Five minutes with UK grime stalwart Preditah ahead of Something Big festival in Dubai

Rob Garratt   |  July 20, 2016

Following remix work for Disclosure, and producing Solo 45 anthem Feed Em to Lions, UK grime stalwart Preditah may be the hottest name on the bill for Something Big’s sizzling Indoor Festival.The eclectic shindig of sound will also welcome internationals Lenzman, Commodo and Darko behind the decks at Story... Read more

Comedy Central Middle East announces new shows for August

Chris Newbould   |  July 19, 2016

The recently launched Comedy Central Middle East has announced a host of new shows and season premieres for August.On August 5 at 9.30pm, check out the premiere of Brotherhood as twenty-somethings Dan and Toby become the guardians of their little brother Jamie after their mother passes. Next, on August 9 at 7:50pm,... Read more

Review: Sean Collins is cool and collected at Laughter Factory gigs

Rob Garratt   |  July 17, 2016

Another top comedy bill is currently touring the emirates, courtesy of those funny folk over at The Laughter Factory.We caught the second night, at Dubai’s Movenpick JBR on Thursday (July 14), where Sean Collins closed out in phenomenal style.The Canadian stand-up star – whose screen credits include... Read more

Life-size Lego-block pop-up returns to Dubai’s BoxPark

Rob Garratt   |  July 16, 2016

Lego lovers eagerly awaiting the opening of Legoland Dubai will welcome news that a themed pop-up exhibition has arrived in the emirate to whet our appetites.Hosted as part of Dubai Summer Suprises, Bricks at BoxPark mixes shopping and family fun, with a temporary Lego store offering workshops, games and photo opps... Read more