Accalia Hipwood, host of Radio 2’s Afternoons with Accalia, gives us the scoop on her go-to event of the moment.
David Guetta live @ Atlantis, December 18
“He’s sold 15 million singles and 6 million albums worldwide – and is one of the most listened to artists on Spotify with nearly 5 million fans – so my music pick for December will mean me grooving to some sizzling dance beats served up French-style by legendary DJ and house music producer David Guetta. ’Tis the season to be jolly!” Tickets from Dh275, www.atlantisthepalm.com.
Fort Bliss, December 18
Staff Sergeant Maggie Swan – a young single mother – returns from an arduous extended tour of Afghanistan to begin the next battle in her life; rebuilding her now broken relationship with the most important person in her life, her five-year-old son. Can she reconcile her responsibilities as a mother with her career and duty to her country?
Leaving Time, Jodi Picoult
The latest offering from bestselling author Jodi Picoult follows the story of Jenna as she searches for her mother, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident when Jenna was just three years old. Refusing to believe she would ever have been abandoned, Jenna enlists the help of a psychic and a detective, as well as her mother’s detailed journals, to unravel the decade-old puzzle, bringing difficult realisations. An unflinching look at motherhood, grief and loss, this one will have you tucked under your blanket on the sofa for hours.