A once in a lifetime opportunity to see 4 members of comedy royalty come together for the comedy event of the year ‘Comedy Superstar’ on September 9th.
Eddie Griffin, an American actor and comedian, is best known for portraying Eddie Sherman on the sitcom Malcolm & Eddie. Carlos Mencia, a Honduran-born American comedian, writer, and actor usually involves issues on politics, race, culture and social class. Charlie Murphy, an American actor, comedian, voice artist, writer and older brother of Eddie Murphy, is most notable as being a writer and cast member of the Comedy Central sketch-comedy series Chappelle’s Show. Aries Spears, an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice artist and comedian was a regular on Fox’s Sketch Comedy Series on MADtv, appearing in 198 episodes.
This team have been breaking ground in the comedy business and bringing together laughs for decades.✤
WHEN: 09th September, 2016 WHERE: Al Raha Theatre
PRICE: AED145 (Balcony); AED195 (Pearl); AED245 (Diamond).
The District, Du Forum
A Fantastic initiative for the youth of the city, The District is a month-long event to provide those aged between 14 and 22- years-old, and outlet to discover new skills and a platform for them to receive support and guidance in a variety of areas including innovation, entertainment, technology, fashion, digital media, health, science, nutrition and sustainability to name but a few of the focuses. It’s safe and convenient destination where young people can spend their summer days, with plenty of activities, both educational and entertaining, to take part it. Until 17th September, 2016.✤
Visit www.visitabudhabi.ae for more info.
BOUNCE ABU DHABI
Bounce, an awesome new trampoline warehouse, is now open for visitors to test out their jumping game. Packed full of amazing features, like the MAMMOTH, a never-seen-before 40-metre slide and two brand-spanking new slacklines, this is the newest place for adrenaline junkies to try out.
Experience a euphoric rush of flight in true Bounce style with a dorsal-harness zip line that runs across the venue so you can go head-first, Superman style! The Bounce team has also created the ultimate adrenaline kick with the Quick Drop, a freefall experience for only the brave. The new site also has a kick ass Super Tramp, not one but two dodge ball courts, two giant air bags that contain a whopping 200 cubic metres of air between them, a humungous performance area with the epic Infinity Wall, a 5.5m behemouth for aspiring wall runners, a monster 19-metre fastrack trampoline for the ultimate tumbling kings and five party rooms for birthdays or private events. Yes, ALL of this incredible, energy-filled area in one huge space!
Located at Marina Mall, Bounce Abu Dhabi is around 30 per cent bigger than Bounce Dubai and has a whole host of new features. From seriously extreme stunt lovers, sports fanatics and all round crazy Bounce champions will call this place home. This new jumping universe is filled with over 100 interconnected trampolines, allowing you to literally fly through the air and bounce off the walls. Perfect for family outings to get kids away from the screens get active in a fun and safe environment as well as groups of friends looking to do something completely different in their spare time! For adults looking to keep active, 10 minutes on the trampoline is a better workout than 33 minutes of running, according to a study carried out by NASA. Not only is it good for keeping you in great shape and burning calories, the trampoline bed absorbs the majority of the impact, so bones and joints are protected whilst exercising, improving general muscle health and core strength. Bouncing also releases endorphins which can help to combat stress and anxiety. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t get bouncing right away! ✤
GO: Visit www.bounce.ae for more info. Use the hashtag#bouncemideast when sharing your Bounce Abu Dhabi experience on social media.
YANNI – Live in Abu Dhabi
Award winning, internationally-renowned composer and multi-instrumentalist, Yanni makes his first Abu Dhabi appearance. The Greek artist will enchant fans with a brand new show including new compositions from his latest album ‘Sensuous Chill’.
A 15-member international orchestra will accompany the infamous composer who will stage a show that will delight UAE fans with his ultimate favourites from his 30-year career. In addition, fans can expect to hear his brand new compositions which were performed for the very first time during his current North American tour that started in February 2016.
Yanni is a music producer, composer and pianist and has had 15 albums reach #1 on Billboard’s “Top New Age Albums” chart – more than any other artist ever. For over two decades, Yanni has been one of the world’s top selling live acts, performing on every continent except Antarctica, in more than 35 countries, before a cumulative worldwide audience of more than 5 million and counting.
He now brings his charismatic on-stage persona to the du Forum stage for his first ever, unmissable Abu Dhabi performance on Friday, September 30.✤
Tickets start at AED 495 and are available at ticketmaster.ae as well as all Virgin Megastores across the UAE.
Arab Comedy Festival
The newly created Arab Comedy Festival will feature a stellar line up of comedians, kicking off 2 days of performances by some of the leading Arab comedians in the Middle East on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 September 2016 at Yas Mall, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
The first evening, hosted by the popular Emirati figure Bin Baz, will feature live stand-up comedy performances by the likes of the Saudi Trio – Fadi Al Shehri, Ibrahim Saleh and Ibrahim Khairallah.
Popular on all social media fronts and hosts of their own YouTube shows, all artists have developed a huge fan base locally and regionally, garnered millions of views online and continue to spread their contagious humor that will surely have you in tears from laughter.
The second evening, hosted by the UAE’s own and one of the first Emirati women to establish an internet radio show, Taim Al Falasi will welcome audiences and present on stage Rajae Qawas, Manal Awad and Fahad Al Butairi.
Rajae is behind the success of the widely popular YouTube channel Kharabeesh. Fahad is one of the leading Saudi comedians, creator of the La Yekthar YouTube show which has seen over 1 million avid subscribers to date.
Please note that these are Arabic language events. Ticket Prices: Premier; AED200; A Reserve: AED 100✤
Tickets for the all shows are available now at www.ticketmaster.ae and all Virgin Megastore outlets across the UAE. Call 800 TM UAE (86 283) for more info.
Restaurant Month Abu Dhabi
In what is set to be an incredible celebration of food, and a first for Abu Dhabi, September will see the official Restaurant Month take place in the capital. Residents and visitors alike will be able to immerse themselves in luxury dining for a set price of AED195 net per person. That’s right – you can go out and enjoy gourmet three-course dinners at Abu Dhabi’s most sought-after restaurants – how awesome is that?
Boasting 30 amazing participating venues, Restaurant Month will offer something for every palate from Indian, Steak, Thai, Sushi, Arabic, Greek and Latin American cuisines to name but a few. From the newly-opened Four Seasons Abu Dhabi Hotel to the long-standing favourites at InterContinental Abu Dhabi, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, and even the exciting openings at the Venetian Village – this is THE month to finally try some exquisite food for an amazing price. Restaurant Month Abu Dhabi will run from September 1 to 30. Tickets are not necessary but reservations are recommended. Go on, get eating! ✤
London Afternoon Tea
No one quite knows afternoon tea like the British, so with the London Afternoon Tea at Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas, guests will be transported to where this tradition all began. An ocassion to enjoy with a group of friends or loved ones, your experience will begin with a selection of sandwiches, offering unique twists on much-loved classics. From the Truffled egg and watercress to the salmon and lemon cream, and the Cheddar cheese and chutney as well as the Homity pie and cheddar, all sandwiches will take your taste buds straight to the English capital.
For those with more of a sweet tooth, the Cheesecake Berry Trifle, Blueberry and Vanilla Tart, Bakewell Tart and Pistachio and Raspberry cake will not disappoint, all finished off with freshly baked scones served with clotted cream and jam. Priced at AED156++ per person, tea lovers can also opt for their package with a glass of sparkling grape for AED196++ or a glass of bubbly for AED236++ per person. Available throughout September from 1pm to 5pm, daily. ✤
GO: Call (0)2 407 1138 for reservations and more information.
The Return of Jazz Bar & Dining
One of Abu Dhabi’s favourite live music venues, Jazz Bar & Dining at the Hilton Abu Dhabi, is back with a renewed vibe and new band, who bring an innovative entertainment concept of a four-hour, non-stop live show! The much-loved live music venue will now offer the crowd two additional hours to enjoy its new menus in a revamped atmosphere.
The new experience will introduce revelers to a fabulous Steak and Seafood menu and DNA – the new resident five-piece band and DJ who will be putting on a non-stop show playing rock, funk, jazz and blues. While much of the interior has been transformed, several of the venue’s popular traits have remained, including the separate dining, lounge and high table areas as well as the piano design dancefloor. Previously open until 1am, the Jazz Bar & Dining has now extended its opening hours from 8pm until 3am. The venue will host Girls Night Out every Monday offering free house beverages for ladies while Bubble Wednesdays will offer free-flowing sparkling grape juice for the female music lovers. It’s party hour and we’ll see you there! ✤
GO: Call (0)2 692 4247 for reservations and more information.