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May 5th means Mexican food & Mariarchi bands in the capital!

Rebecca McLaughlin-Duane   |  April 24, 2014

Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi together with the Mexican Embassy in the UAE is inviting people to join in with the Cinco de Mayo – or May 5th – celebrations.Celebrating all things traditional and Mexican, food and entertainment – including a Mariachi band – will commence from 7pm.For Cinco de Mayo... Read more


Watch live IPL matches while shopping at GITEX Shopper Spring 2014

Evelyn Lau   |  April 24, 2014

Even while shopping for the latest gadgets, fans of the Indian Premier League can still catch their favourite teams playing. The GITEX Shopping Spring 2014 is screening IPL matches live on giant LG screens for shoppers who attend. Located between Hall 3 and the Arena at Dubai World Trade Centre, hordes of cricket fans ... Read more


Hype Awards take place at Meydan’s White Club

Felicity Campbell   |  April 24, 2014

Last night Hype magazine showed Dubai how to hold an awards ceremony. The venue, Meydan’s White Club, provided the perfect setting for what was an outstanding and excellently executed night. The who’s who of Dubai’s nightlife gathered for a rare night off. Winners of the night included Dubai... Read more


Sarah Geronimo hits up Al Wahda Mall

Stephen Nelmes   |  April 24, 2014

She might be a Filipino megastar with 12 years and 10 studio albums under her belt, but that doesn’t stop Sarah Geronimo from scouring for the latest CDs at Abu Dhabi’s Al Wahda Mall.The singer, who is performing tonight at the du Forum on Yas Island, caused a stir among shoppers and shop assistants... Read more


Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are on their way to Abu Dhabi

Saeed Saeed   |  April 23, 2014

Looks like it’s not only the fans anticipating the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis concert on Friday.The Seattle hip-hop duo are also looking forward to their Du Arena show. Rapper Macklemore posted a Twitter-shout today to his Abu Dhabi fans confirming he is on his way to the capital.Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are... Read more


The National Symphony Orchestra to perform Carmina Burana in gala concert

Saeed Saeed   |  April 23, 2014

The National Symphony Orchestra returns with a gala concert on Friday.The 140 strong ensemble will perform the UAE debut of Carmina Burana in the Abu Dhabi National Theatre.The famed work by the 20th century German composer Carl Orff will have the orchestra accommodating an adult and youth chorus in addition to guest... Read more


Wild Wadi launches ladies night

Rebecca McLaughlin-Duane   |  April 21, 2014

If you’re looking for an alternative to the standard ladies nights in Dubai, Wild Wadi in Jumeirah Beach Hotel has come up with a novel idea.


Tyrese gives The National a ‘talk to the hand’ at Dubai’s XL Beach Club

Felicity Campbell   |  April 20, 2014

Well, we will have to excuse Tyrese Gibson and just assume that his hectic UAE schedule tired him out so much that he didn’t have the energy to talk to us before his performance at XL Beach Club. That’s him putting his hand up in our reporter’s face as she tried to approach him before the gig.... Read more


Dubai’s Capital Club celebrates anniversary in 1920s style

Rebecca McLaughlin-Duane   |  April 19, 2014

Dubai’s Capital Club celebrated its 6th anniversary this month with a VIP party for private members and their guests. Flick through our slide show for a behind-the-scenes peek of the 1920s-themed extravaganza.www.capitalclubdubai.com ... Read more