Photograph credit: Base Dubai and Dubai Kartdrome

Our Guide To This Week’s Best Events In UAE

Boredom be gone! Get you and your pals ready for a busy week with our guide to the best events happening in the UAE.

Sunday, 13th January: 10-4 JLT

As to JLT, they’ve got a thriving and frequently-changing dining scene to boast itself as the ultimate dining location for foodies in the city. This week, they’re bringing back the 10-4 JLT offer ( In simple terms, all you have to do is visit a participating restaurant and say the code ‘10-4’ to avail a main course dish for just Dhs 10! The promotion goes on till Tuesday and you can check the participating restaurants here.

Monday, 14th January: UAE vs Thailand

In an action-packed tournament among Asian nations, hosts UAE will be looking to end their knockout stage campaign on a high when they take on Thailand this Monday at Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi. On paper, UAE (79) ranks ahead of Thailand (111). Tickets are available in three categories, priced between Dhs 12.50-75.

Tuesday, 15th January: Monteath live at Soho Garden

Hometown heroes Alex and Josh are bringing their crew, Monteath to Soho Garden for a live performance this Tuesday. After finding fame in the UAE music scene, the multicultural band have grown into one of the most prominent bands in the country this decade. For reservations, contact 056 822 2559 or email

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Photograph credit: Soho Garden

Wednesday, 16th January: Downtown Eats

Downtown Dubai has revamped its venue into a street food fest featuring some of the city’s favourite eateries. From German to Canadian to Asian and Arabic, they’ve got it all. The dining showcase has also an outdoor cinema on board, screening animated and superhero genre films. Head to their events page for film line-up and eateries. (

Thursday, 17th January: Toyroom Legends at Toy Room Dubai

Last week was by the far the busiest week for Toy Room Dubai, hosting rappers Ty Dolla $ign and Kid Ink. Having said that, there’s no end to wild partying. The Meydan party hotspot’s weekly club night has an open music format and free bevvies for ladies until 1 am. For reservations, contact 052 463 3338 or email

Photograph credit: Toy Room Dubai

Friday, 18th January: Dubai O Plate at Dubai Kartdrome

Petrolheads, this one’s for you. This weekend, Dubai Kartdrome is hosting local and international motorsports talents to battle it out on their tarmac with several prizes up for grabs, including membership for the Brand Racing academy and an IAME World Final ticket. The race is open to individuals too. (

Photograph credit: Dubai Kartdrome

Saturday, 19th January: Crazy Land at Base Dubai

Clubbing counterparts Base Dubai and Candypants have come up with an insane nightlife concept: Crazyland. The collaboration features a wildlife-inspired concept and boasts itself as a “weekly nightlife concept that is unlike anything the city has ever seen before.” Catch the madness this Saturday. For reservations, email

Photograph credit: Base Dubai