Scarlet Cardinal launches its jam-packed themed nights schedule

24 October 2017, Dubai – Clear your calendar because Scarlet Cardinal, a stylish entertainment venue in JBR, is launching its themed night schedule.


Featuring a little something for everyone, the themes are as culturally diverse as Dubai’s cosmopolitan population. Rediscover new genres and budding bands at Scarlet Cardinal’s themed nights, different on every single day of the week!


The Latin Experience

When: every Monday

Concept: Tap your toes at Scarlet Cardinal’s zesty Latin night. An extensive entertainment program that will get you dishing out fiery moves on the dance floor. This is accompanied by a glamorous dance group and six-piece live band performing catchy tunes from the likes of Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia.


Go Retro

When: every Wednesday

Concept: Jump in a time machine and dial back the decades every Wednesday. Featuring an energizing cocktail of 60s disco, 70s soul funk, and 80s and 90s club classics. Jam out to Sound City and Nick Black, backed up by DJ Scotty Shephard spinning some top chart hits to get the crowd buzzing. Stick around and watch the Scarlet Girls at their glitziest at the live dance show!


Pop Stars

When: every Thursday
Concept: Swing by every Thursday for three iconic decades of pop packed into one night. Nick Black, Sound City, and DJ Scotty Shephard share the spotlight with guest musicians while our Scarlet Girls strut their best moves on the dance floor. For a feel-good night of classic pop, head down to Scarlet Cardinal.


The Big Event Night

When: every Friday

Concept: Immerse yourself in a night of scintillating culture at Scarlet Cardinal’s community night. Featuring a host of guest bands and DJs every week, sample a juicy soundtrack of music from all over the globe. Sound City and DJ Scotty Shephard will also be there to keep you going all evening!



27th October – JoScene – four live bands for Halloween

3rd November – Wessela Mashina

10th November – Arnabeat vs. Sound City (see separate press release)

17th November – Kamal Mussalem – Album Launch Party

1st December – Septic Flesh


Sound City Jukebox – featuring Dubai local musicians

When: every Saturday

Concept: If Sound City’s performance on Friday night has left you craving more, check out Saturday Night Jukebox. Hosted exclusively by Sound City, round up your favorite songs and line them up for the band to play. Happy to perform a variety of tunes, Sound City will play every single note live on stage without the help of backing tracks! Multi-genre requests are welcome and encouraged!


Couleur Café – featuring Scarlet & the Cardinals

When: every Sunday

Concept: If you’re a broadway and jazz enthusiast, Couleur Café is the place to be! Journey back in time while the club is set alight with classic tunes. Keep your eyes peeled for the gorgeous Scarlet Cardinal girls as they take the atmosphere to another level with a ravishing dance performance.


Themed nights schedule


SUNDAY Couleur Café
MONDAY The Latin Experience
FRIDAY The Big Night Event
SATURDAY Sound City Jukebox



Horizon welcomes winter season with new Arabic menu

Le Meridien Mina Seyahi’s Horizon Restaurant has refreshed its menu for the new season, offering an even greater choice of authentic Arabic dishes, mocktails and shisha.

Guests can choose from an extensive selection of both hot and cold meze, Arabic breads and charcoal grills, cooked to perfection by Horizon’s team of talented chefs. All while enjoying the outdoor restaurant’s relaxed atmosphere, sea breeze and views over the stunning waters of the Arabian Gulf.

Horizon is open daily for lunch from 11.00am – 6.30pm and dinner from 7.00pm – 11.00pm Saturday – Wednesday and 7.00pm – midnight Thursday – Friday


Thanksgiving Flavours at The St. Regis Dubai

Reviving the traditional Thanksgiving celebration, The St. Regis Dubai invites you to embark on a culinary journey at the hotel’s signature restaurant, J&G Steakhouse. For this special occasion, Chef De Cuisine, Diego Solis and his award-winning culinary brigade have prepared an exclusive menu offering a delectable selection of holiday favourites.

Tease your taste buds with a themed menu, highlighted by smoked pumpkin soup, slow-cooked turkey, served with all the trimmings and an indulgent pecan pie, topped with popcorn ice cream.

Thanksgiving Flavours at J&G Steakhouse

Date & Time: Thursday, 23 November, 6:30pm-12am

Price: AED 320, inclusive of a 4-course set menu and house beverages

F&B & Leisure Listings | Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club

Oktoberfest at Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club

Bring friends and family together for a celebration of Germany’s best-loved cultural festival. Enjoy flame sizzled skewers, authentic specialties and frothing tankards of Bavarian cheer. The atmosphere will keep everyone enthralled with music, dancing and children’s entertainment activities.

Date: October 26 and October 27

Time: Thursday, 6pm to 12am and Friday, 5pm to 12 am

Price: Free Entry

For more information, please call +971 4 361 8111 or email


Polo Brunch at Palermo, Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club

Our unique Polo Brunch presents the perfect opportunity to spend special time with special people. Think lush green fields, fresh air, delicious food and all the thrills of the sport of kings. Relax in true style at the Palermo Terrace while you are treated to a special brunch packed with exquisite flavours for the senses. Indulge in a selection of over 30 different international cheeses while the children enjoy an array of engaging activities.

Date: Every Friday until end of December 2017

Time: 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Price: AED 275 including unlimited soft beverages, AED 375 including unlimited house beverages, AED 110 per child aged between 6 to 12 years old.

For reservations, please call +971 4 888 3444, email or visit


Backyard Grill at Palermo, Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club

Prepare for a taste of the Southern Hemisphere with a good old South African Braai on Palermo Terrace. Perfect for friends and large groups, tuck into fine meat cuts washed down with specialist beverages.

Date: Monday to Saturday, until end of December 2017

Time: 6:30pm to 10:30pm

Price: AED 120 per person, AED 60 per child aged between 6 to 12 years old.

For reservations, please call +971 4 888 3444 or email


Drop Shares Insights: What You Didn’t Know About That Cup of Joe

From its potential discovery by the legendary Kaldi, an Ethiopian goat herder, to being celebrated internationally in the month of October, coffee has grown to become a ritualistic lifestyle for many.

But have you ever wondered if there was more to that delicious cup of joe you drank this morning than just a kick of energy?

With over 2.25 billion cups of coffee consumed daily all over the world and scientific research behind the benefits of sipping on brewed arabica beans, it is becoming significantly evident that coffee contributes to health benefits, economic growth and society development.

Coffee-lovers can rejoice while they sip on their favorites as the cool kids from Dubai’s newest specialty coffee offering, Drop, list the marvels of coffee. 

Debating diabetes with coffee
In the UAE, where 19.3 percent of the population suffer from diabetes, coffee may play a crucial role.  According to an intensive research conducted by Dr. Frank Hu from Harvard, the risk of type II diabetes decreases by 9% for each daily cup of coffee consumed, with decaf decreasing risk by 6%. 

Coffee and weights, the perfect date
Drinking coffee before a workout has been found to improve gym performance. A research conducted by Coventry University in the United Kingdom discovered that a cup of coffee not only enhanced and boosted effective gym participation, but also improved manual dexterity.   

A coffee a day keeps the Grim Reaper away
Earlier this year, a study that involved 185,000 people from different cultures revealed coffee increases longevity irrespective of race and lifestyle. The study, conducted by Annals of Internal Medicine, helped discover a stronger biological possibility for the relationship between coffee and longevity. It also concluded that heart disease, cancer, respiratory disease and stroke had a lower chance of occurring due to the consistent consumption of coffee.

Coffee currency
Ethically sourced coffee instigates genuine relationships directly with farmers and supports fair payment. The elimination of a middle man and mutual understanding for quality beans at fairly paid prices helps enrich the farmers’ lives. This in turn helps lead to opportunities of better quality of life with possibilities of schools and education in a poverty-dominant environment. Also, an estimated 27 million people rely on coffee as their economic mainstay with an estimate of 197 hands that have worked to deliver every cup of coffee from seed to cup.

Cup of happiness
What’s better than an energy boost? A happy boost! According to a decade-long study on caffeine and its relationship with mental health, it was found that depression risk decreases with increasing caffeinated coffee consumption.

The coffee industry is always growing, always evolving, and always adapting. New ways of growing, harvesting, and processing are being explored on a daily basis. Coffee is a science to a very large extent, but is also a very niche art.

Enjoy the Festive Season at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Island Resort

The private island resort marks its first-ever Christmas Holiday with indulgent dining offers and family activities   

Abu Dhabi, October 23 2017: With more than six flights arriving daily to the Maldives from the Arabian Gulf, the St. Regis Maldives is the ideal Christmas holiday for Middle Eastern families.  

The private island resort will celebrate its first festive season by inviting guests to enjoy an abundance of Christmas activities whilst enjoying the pristine white-sand beaches of Vommuli Island.

Kicking off the celebrations on December 23rd, the ultra-luxury resort will hold a Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Vommuli House from 5pm-6pm.

On Christmas Eve, guests can enjoy The St. Regis’ signature beverages, live DJ and saxophonist whilst watching the sunset at the iconic Whale Bar.

Just a quick stroll across the beach to Alba restaurant, guests can tuck in to a Christmas Eve feast with live cooking stations and the finest selection of grape. They will also be joined by Unoosha, the island nation’s much-loved leading vocalist who will provide a live performance on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

The excitement of Christmas Day will be heightened for all children with the arrival of Santa Claus at Vommuli Island from 10am until noon.

Guests can then indulge in a Christmas Day lunch at the resort’s beach front restaurant, Alba, where they can enjoy a delicious three-course Mediterranean menu with an Asian twist.

To continue the festive spirit, a gourmet, five-course dinner will be prepared by Executive Chef Ayyoub Salameh at the resort’s underground cellar, Decanter. The chef and sommelier will host the dinner from 7pm to 11pm on the 25thDecember, and introduce each course and the grape chosen to accompany it.

To limit the holiday damage, guests can take part in an invigorating aqua cardio workout at the Iridium Spa’s, Blue Hole pool on Boxing Day. There is also an opportunity to experience a moonlight meditation session with the in-house yoga instructor.

On December 31st, the resort will host a beachfront New Year’s Eve dinner from 8:30pm until 11:30pm at their signature restaurant, Alba. Guests can then enjoy an unforgettable firework show at midnight whilst dancing away to live music by a Maldivian singer and DJ.

Get spooky at WAFI this Halloween

Trick or treating, storytelling, cash prizes and more to be experienced at WAFI’s Halloween Bash!

A range of events will take place to create a truly spooky experience at WAFI. The Halloween Bash will include activities for all the family, such as trick or treating, storytelling, costume competitions, arts and crafts and much more!

Located in the main atrium of Wafi Mall, the spooky experience will be free for all visitors to enjoy an ethereal environment from 2pm – 9pm on 27th and 28th October. Children can enjoy trick or treating at participating outlets throughout the mall or simply engage in arts and crafts and face painting. Mystical stories will be told for those little ones who are in for a scare and a giggle. What’s more, mall visitors of all ages can look forward to winning cash prizes based on their eccentric costumes. Participants of the costume competition can gear up in their creepiest attires where two winners will be chosen on each day with a chance to take home a cash prize of AED 1,000 each.

Scary characters will be roaming throughout the mall on these two days and those who dare to take a selfie with them can also win WAFI vouchers and cash prizes worth up to AED 2,000. Visitors can take part in this social media competition by simply posting their best pictures with these characters on Instagram and following the simple steps to WIN! In addition to all the spooky activities, ARTE The Makers’ Market will be at WAFI for the first time on 28th October! Visit the market for a selection of unique handmade products of all kinds from 10am to 8pm.

It’s a Halloween Bash for all at WAFI; little visitors can dress up in their scariest costumes along with the grownups to enjoy this free event. Visit for more information


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (22 October 2017) – Ronda Locatelli, by Michelin Star Chef, Giorgio Locatelli, launches a new night, taking place every Tuesday from 6pm until late. Inspired by the celebrity chef’s recently launched cookbook, Made at Home, the dishes are transported from page to plate, allowing guests to experience a three-course menu for just AED195 per person, accompanied by live music.

The rustic, warm and inviting restaurant, located within The Avenues, is the ideal location for friends and families to enjoy a delicious array of authentic Italian food. Diners can relish a selection of Ronda Locatelli’s signature starters from the Beef Carpaccio served with Rocket leaves and aged Grana Padano cheese or a creamy fresh Burrata. Followed by a choice of seven main courses, including the Pan-Fried Fillet of Cod, Pizza baked in a wood oven, and a 12-hour slow cooked Lamb accompanied with rosemary sauce and soft Polenta. To finish off, guests can enjoy a trio of three desserts including, Tiramisu, a scoop of Gelato, and Cassata; a Ricotta Mousse served with a Pistachio Sponge.

Guests will be kept entertained all evening with the wistful and elegant notes from Jazz singer, Irina and her accompanying pianist, Maci.

For more information or to reserve a table, email or call 04 426 2626.

Taco Tuesdays At Waka

Mid-week blues? Waka Restaurant and Bar has the perfect solution! Your post-work fix, Taco Tuesdays offers unlimited tacos (you heard that right!), paired with a delightful signature margarita. Every Tuesday, from 8-10pm, choose from a selection of gourmet tacos, prepared with a unique twist, for only AED150 per person. What better way to lift your spirits than all-you-can-eat tacos on a Tuesday evening?

Taco Tuesdays at Waka

Date & Time: Every Tuesday, from 8-10pm

Package: AED150 (unlimited tacos & one signature Waka margarita)


About Waka:

Offering a relaxed and immersive space for patrons to unwind and enjoy their dining experience, Waka’s aim is to create an unforgettable dining experience where guests are immersed into a stunning atmosphere and can enjoy creative and innovative food and drinks, inspired by the best flavours of Latin America with an Asian twist. Set to take Dubai’s gastronomic scene to a fiery new level, Waka brings with it a unique interpretation of the magic and culinary traditions of Latin America. Creating a haven to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, Waka is set to shake up your dining routine.


Located at The Oberoi, Dubai (Lobby level)

Opening times: Saturday to Tuesday from 6pm to 12am;

Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm – 1:30am;

Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30am

For reservations:

Contact number: 04 444 1455

Email: reservations 


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