13 November 2018Last updated

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Out and about: Dubai

Our pick of what to do and where to go this month in Dubai

By Catherine Harper
5 Nov 2015 | 12:00 am
  • Sleeping Beauty by Moscow City Ballet.


Date for your diary

A spot of culture

Internationally renowned Moscow City Ballet is bringing not one but two classic performances to the UAE in November. The talented dancers will showcase Sleeping Beauty – the timeless fairy tale about a princess living in the shadow of a wicked curse – and Giselle, the heartbreaking account of the seduction and deception of a beautiful but unwitting peasant girl. Dubai performances will be at Ductac’s Centrepoint Theatre (Dh200-Dh350) and shows in Abu Dhabi will be held at the Emirates Palace (Dh150-Dh500). Tickets can be purchased from Virgin Megastores, Ductac box office and on Visit for more information.

Feline Rescues

Caring for cats

The Cove Rotana in Ras Al Khaimah is hosting a fundraiser for the RAK Animal Welfare Centre and RAK Feline Rescues from 7pm-11pm on November 13. Tickets for the Beach Pawty Fur A Great Cause cost Dh250 and include a buffet, hops and live music, and there’ll be prizes and auctions and even a special hotel rate for those wanting to stay the night. For more info call 055 532 8228 or

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Sisters Beauty Lounge

Sisterly love

Grab a friend and pop into Sisters Beauty Lounge on Sundays for the fab buy-one-get-one-free deal, valid for blow-dries, manicures and pedicures. Or, on Mondays, get 30 per cent off a Brazilian Blow Out or Hair Botox. You’ll find six branches around Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

The Roundup food truck markets

Food heaven

Foodies will love the new concept from 54° East. The Roundup food truck markets will be starting on November 6 at Zabeel Palace and Dubai Creek from 9am-9pm on Fridays and 3pm-11pm on Saturdays and will feature food trucks offering all manner of different cuisines as well as music, stalls and entertainment for all the family.

The Happy Box

Get happy

Fans of The Happy Box will be delighted to know it has collaborated with London-based Lucky Dip Club to create The Happy Go Lucky Box especially for adults. Costing Dh120, each box promises to be packed full of fun, quirky products to inspire and encourage adults to celebrate life.

Top tip


Online marketplace

Having a clear-out but sick of buyers who don’t show up? Or after a second-hand bargain but dread the hassle of collection? Handy app Melltoo – a convenient link between buyers and sellers, offering either simple multi-site promotion or a complete pick-up and drop-off service – now has a fast, secure online payment option, meaning even less work for you. The 8-12 per cent fee is only charged if you opt for the complete payment and delivery service. 



By Catherine Harper

By Catherine Harper