THE TO-DO LIST

Ah­lan!’s guide to fun stuff to do in the UAE

Ahlan! - - What’s On -

1 SHOP TILL YOU DROP 16 JAN­UARY

Ready to shop the night away at The Dubai Mall? Head over on the even­ing of 16 Jan to en­joy an ar­ray of re­tail and din­ing deals that forms part of the ex­cit­ing Dubai Shop­ping Fes­ti­val. From free goodie bags with your H&M pur­chases and 20 per­cent dis­count at MaxMara, to free per­fumes with pur­chases over Dhs500 at Nau­tica, there is a deal for just about ev­ery­body. Ex­actly what we need while our bank bal­ances re­cover from the fes­tive sea­son. INFO: 16 Jan­uary, 6pm-mid­night, The Dubai Mall

2 START THE YEAR WITH SOME TLC DAILY

Are you in des­per­ate need to recharge those bat­ter­ies af­ter the busy fes­tive sea­son? Well, head down to the beau­ti­ful The SPA at Steigen­berger Ho­tel Busi­ness Bay for a lit­tle pick-me-up and start 2019 the right way. For the rest of the month they’re of­fer­ing great dis­counts on var­i­ous treat­ments, in­clud­ing the Win­ter Glow treat­ment and Shine and Un­wind treat­ment. INFO: The SPA at Steigen­berger Ho­tel Busi­ness Bay. Un­til 31 Jan­uary, 04 369 0000, steigen­berger.com

3 SPORTS FES­TI­VAL 17-19 JAN­UARY, 24-26 JAN­UARY

#WOWJBR will host two ac­tiv­ity-packed week­ends this Jan­uary. Join free fit­ness and yoga classes, and get into the mood with live acous­tic per­for­mances. Once you’ve achieved your daily work­out goals, watch dar­ing tightrope artists, elec­tric capoeira dancers and LED jump rope per­form­ers in ac­tion. INFO: Free en­try, 17-19 Jan­uary and 24-26 Jan­uary, JBR

4 En­joy live mu­sic EV­ERY TUES-SAT

Chicago-born and sur­rounded by eight sib­lings, Davis Davis cap­tured at­ten­tion by belt­ing out Mo­town clas­sics, per­form­ing in school and al­ways find­ing his way to a stage. Now he’s caught the at­ten­tion of the leg­endary Quincy Jones, who’s ap­pointed him as the new res­i­dent act at Q’s Bar. Pre­pare to be daz­zled! INFO: Q’s Bar, Palazzo Ver­sace Dubai. Tues-Sat 7pm-2am, 04 556 8865

6 Party in JBR 11 JAN­UARY

Tribeca’s deep house night, Deep Tribe, will tele­port you deep into the jun­gle this month as artists Space K and Milko Mous­tache dish out a com­bi­na­tion of hyp­notic desert beats and house vibes. It’s happy hour un­til 8pm, so swing by early. INFO: Deep Tribe at Tribeca, JA Ocean View Ho­tel, JBR. From 9pm, 11 Jan­uary, 050 3456067

5 Bare­foot lunch 11 JAN­UARY

Vil­lam­ore, in the Emer­ald Palace, The Palm, has quickly be­come the talk of the town thanks to its sen­sa­tional views, Med cui­sine and a heady Mykonos party vibe. Now guests can in­dulge in the chic new beach­side Bare­foot Lunch ev­ery Fri­day. It’s all about authen­tic Mediter­ranean meals and laid­back Balearic is­land beats that are sure to have you danc­ing on the ta­bles by dessert. INFO: Bare­foot Lunch at Vil­lam­ore, Fri days 1.30pm-4.30pm, Dhs375 (soft bev­er­ages), Dhs475 (house bev­er­ages), 04 248 8890

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