Guest Posts, Link Building, SEO, Pay-Per-Click campaigns
Advanced Search
Rebecca's Archive

Dive in movies and other summer hot stuff... - By Rebecca Wicks

There’s excitement in the air, oh yes, oh yes! The thermometer is already showing temperatures that would be better suited to a sauna but all that really means is that the people of Dubai have to try harder. They have to make an effort to keep energy levels up; to provide enough entertainment to keep us all from throwing in our beach towels (too hot for that) and flying home.

The fun starts tonight with a pool party. But this ain’t no ordinary pool party. This is a dive-in cinema – the chance to watch a movie in the comfort of an inflatable pool chair. Yes, really! Tonight they’re showing Twilight and seeing as I devoured all four books in the space of a month and have only seen the movie… ooooh, about 300 times, I can’t wait!

This event, being hosted by the Montgomerie Dubai Golf Club (behind the Greens) starts tonight but will be happening every Thursday night throughout the summer… well… until it gets too hot even for the swimming pool. There will be two movies a night, one at 7 for the kids, and one at 9 for the grown-ups (45 AED pp). I reckon everyone’s inner child will be out to play though – what adult can resist the urge to dunk another right in the middle of an emotional scene, when all eyes are focused on the screen, ready for that long-awaited kiss – SPLASH – MAN DOWN! Don’t take your hot dogs in the water please, we don’t all want to be swimming in ketchup.

So what else is Dubai doing to lure us outside? Well, there’s a free event down at the Irish Village tomorrow – the SUZUKI WAY OF LIFE – 2nd ANNUAL PARTY to be precise. (Don’t remember the first one, but then, I’m not really a bike fan). Garhoud will be swimming, the DJs will be spinning and crazy people will be sweating a lot, as they race about in biking competitions from 11am to 9pm. There’s live music too, and the IV always put on a good show… if the annual beer festival is anything to go by, held in the midst of summer’s harshest weather, I’m sure it will be packed. The press release says there’s a FREE airbrush for winners of competitions, too. I’m not entirely sure what that means. Some sort of brush for painting bikes? Or does every woman get a magazine style makeover with a perfected version of herself slapped on the front of a biker’s magazine. Back in the UK the thought of such a thing would have got the punters flocking. Conservative Dubai however… well, what was I saying about having to try harder?

Either way it’s all in aid of fundraising for the Sharjah Autism Centre so get off your couch and sweat in the name of something good. Maybe I’ll see you there (maybe not).

Can’t stand the heat? Could be an idea to get into a kitchen – so say who this week served me up a tempting offer in my inbox – a Verre Master class, no less! You know… Gordon Ramsey’s restaurant? This awesome idea gets wannabe cooks like me into the world of culinary creations and the art of wine-pairing, courtesy of Verre's award-winning Sommelier, Luca Gagliardi. Once you’ve cooked it all up, you'll get to sample it and take home a personal Verre recipe pack and exclusive Verre apron. Whit-whoo. The experience comes in at a rather pricey 950 AED but as soon as I read about it, I thought “me me me!” And seriously, how much does a brunch cost these days? Some of them are 500 AED and the only thing you get to take home is a headache.

This will be my third summer in the city and although Dubai’s a little quieter than last year, a load of my friends are leaving and I’m kind of over those boozy weekends and hangovers, it’s good to know that there are people out there still plotting to make it special.

Now bring on Twilight in the pool – do you think I should make a vampire cloak from a bin liner or is that going a little too far?

Posted: 28 May 2009

  All fields are mandatory
Your Name
Your Comments
 Max 250 characters - Word Count :
Image Verification
Change Image

More Info
Tell us what you think about this article. Email us here.
Who is Rebecca Wicks? Read about her.
Little Corn, Nicaragua - a world away from Dubai
Building a house in Costa Rica The day I became a diver...
Chilling out in the desert – An Al Maha escape Defining the meaning of Supper Club
Colour me good, with therapy.... The cost of living in pastures new....
If I was Paris Hilton’s best friend.... Time flies, it’s been fun, but....
My name Blackberry, er, .... A tailor-made treat for the masses
Dive in movies and other summer hot stuff... Getting down to business class
Petty crime and British pigs... Superhero midgets, big clubs and Barsha...
The highs and lows of JBR Walk A Weekend in Yemen...
Cat-woman and the solo living plan... Totally Addicted To Twilight...
Confessions from a tech-widow... Geese and guilt-free cookery...
The Friday Harbour brunch high Cirque du Soleil – more than a trip to the circus
To tweet or not to tweet? How to work the circuit (and leave)
Money and the monkeys... Sofa, so good
Getting intimate with the Woman in Black Hair today, gone tomorrow - Dubai’s best kept style secret
Orphans and the hands of fate England, Dubai and the theory of Pie
Fisherman’s Friends, Fois Gras & The Harbour’s new high Solidarity, skyscrapers and a surprising lack of NY resolutions
A lazy, hazy Christmas at the orphanage The 22 degrees of Christmas
Spinach, tigers and the invisible tarantula... Raindrops keep falling on my head...
When is savoury sweet? When it’s at the Westin... The word on the street is... fireworks
Re-biting the Big Apple... A Living Cat-astrophe
Squirrels, lumberjacks and kneecaps The BBC - but not as you know it…
Beards of a Feather Flock Together Round the clock bites and delights
Jolie-Pitts - paving the way for families? The brunch bunch
What's bugging us? The contest giving camels the hump
The cleaning man who never was Come az*u*r and taste the organic side to Dubai
The 7 day detox (and other dilemmas) Swimming with the fishes…
The frog and the impossible flat hunt… High School and the make-believe grandfather
Observing the holy month Living in 5* squalor
HONG KONG; from the Middle to the Far East The horse and the not-so-mad Inventor
Mother Nature's Revenge Indian Enlightenment
Lobster season's almost here… What a difference a lunch-break makes…
Ten run away to the mountains... Confessions of a nail-biter
Nakheel – Masters of 'The Universe' When good public transport systems go bad
Dubai Dreams and the impossible boxing... Plane talking...
Prelude to a punch up The quake that rocked a nation…
Renting, ranting and the international flat-hunt… Letting us in on The Secret
A Shock to "the system" The greatest discovery of all
Theatrical flashbacks and forgotten dreams... The killer villas
Terminal thoughts... The 7 day detox (and other dilemmas)

Back to top

Hotels hotels Check out Hotels in Dubai
Shopping shopping A complete Mall & Store Guide
Dining dining Eating out at the coolest spots
Sightseeing sightseeing Things to see & do
DCG Recommends dcg recommends Best of the best in Entertainment
News Alerts
News Alerts
Stay ahead with dubai news
dcg mobile
dcg Mobile
With you wherever you go
rss feed
RSS Feeds
Get the latest
dubai blog
Dubai Blog
Your space, your voice
DCG at a glance