WHAT’S TEAM FRIDAY UP TO?
I love karaoke and it seems I’m not the only one. But forget the power ballads; it’s all about hip-hop karaoke at a monthly open-mic night on the rooftop at the Holiday Inn Express Internet City. While I was channelling my inner Jay Z, I didn’t quite make it to the stage but I’m in rehearsal at home ready to perform next month. Now that’s a rap! Mark Setchfield, art editor
This week I got to put up my nine-foot Christmas tree – it’s so big it rivals the trees in some of the UAE’s hotels. I took tips from last week’s tree feature in Friday to make sure it looked flawless. Being a perfectionist, it took two days of decorating for me to get it right but I’m pretty pleased with the result – the festive feeling is finally here! Lindsay Judge, fashion editor
I always joke that I’ve been covering Dubai International Film Festival for a decade, but have only seen five films (I was usually in the office typing up red carpet reports). Hopefully that changes this year – I plan to see La La Land and some of the free Beach screenings too. Natalie Long, editor