The Buro 24/7 Middle East weekend guide: Top 3 things to do
Tea, talent and the big screen
From a big-name celebrity to elite athletes to a fine dining affair with a difference, this weekend serves up a host of experiences to suit different tastes. Whether you're in search of an adrenaline rush or prefer a more intimate affair, we have the list of top things to do...
Catch the sporting action from the Rio Games
The day has arrived for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and there's no easier way to keep updated on schedules and results, while you're on the move, than through the official Olympics app, now available on iPhone and iPad. You can even track your favourite athlete (go team Middle East) to monitor progress and success. On top of the updates, the app also offers lots of information about the host city as well as archived images from the past games.
The official Rio Olympics app is now available for download from the Apple store.
A gentleman's culinary affair at the Ritz-Carlton Dubai
For a less boisterous activity, head down to the Ritz-Carlton Dubai for a different kind of afternoon tea. Billed as the manliest afternoon tea in town, you can forget about dainty cakes and mini sandwiches as this gentleman's menu includes beef tartar with fried quail egg, mini Wagyu sliders with foie gras and duck rillettes with grilled country bread.
For reservations, call +971 4 318 6150.
Catch Will Smith in person and then in the Suicide Squad
Hollywood superstar Will Smith is set to be in Dubai on August 7 for an exclusive screening of his latest movie Suicide Squad. The event is to mark the inauguration of the new Virgin Radio Vox Max Cinema at Deira City Centre. Smith, who admitted that Dubai is his favourite city alongside Miami, has been on a promotional tour for the film following its first premiere first in New York and then in London.
Then, discover Buro 24/7 Middle East's August culture guide.