Fast Forward: Weekly event guide

Plan your week with our seven day guide.

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Published: Sun 16 Feb 2014, 10:22 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 7:47 PM

Sunday February 16

French DJ and producer Sylvain Armand will be spinning on the decks for a special ‘L.O.V.E. Paris’ night at Okku. Grab that special someone and continue the Valentine’s Day celebrations in style. For reservations call 04 501 8777.

Monday February 17

The best international tennis players are in town for one of the sporting season’s most eagerly awaited events, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Watch as the world’s best compete until March 1 at the Tennis Stadium in Garhoud and enjoy a free Grandstand seat by picking up tickets from the stadium’s box office daily. For details visit

Tuesday February 18

Boutiq Ultra Lounge in Downtown Dubai is hosting a style extravaganza bringing together top local designers from across the UAE. The event dubbed ‘I AM Fashion’ will be a hub for music, fashion and art until February 25. Visit for details.

Wednesday February 19

Pop singer and acoustic guitarist Colbie Caillat will be playing her heart out at Dubai Festival City tonight from 8:30pm to 10pm for the Dubai Jazz Fest. Expect to hear Grammy winning hits including the Jason Mraz duet Lucky. Caillat will be followed up on stage by singer Jamie Cullum. Tickets to the show start at Dhs350 and are available from

Thursday February 20

The guitar man that everyone’s been waiting for this Dubai Jazz Fest is finally here. Carlos Santana and his band will perform tonight from 10pm to 11:30pm at Dubai Festival City and will bring more than four decades of hit music with him. Tickets to the gig start at Dhs350 and are available from

Friday February 21

If you’ve ever wanted to see the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel from an entirely different view, take part in the annual Wild Wadi swim while also raising money for charity. The event includes the casual 800 metre swim and the competitive 1,600 metre swim. Registration takes place at the Wild Wadi entrance from 6am to 07:30am with admission starting at Dhs275.

Saturday February 22

Attention all foodies, the Dubai Food Festival is bringing the world’s best flavours to town. Hosting some of the region’s most popular and prominent food exhibitions and chef’s, the festival will bring together Gulfood, Taste of Dubai and the Dubai Food Carnival under one umbrella while introducing The Big Grill to the scene. Running until March 15, check out for a full schedule.

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