DIFF appears to roll into town quicker and with more gusto each year, which is good for us because it's our absolute favourite week in the city's calendar. The always-superb Dubai International Film Festival is celebrating its 14th edition and we cannot wait for curtain up tomorrow night with the opening gala featuring the Christian Bale - Rosamund Pike picture, Hostiles.
THERE'S A HOLIDAY coming up and, you know us, the art of staying at home is simply impossible. Whether it's a quick Wednesday night to Sunday morning trip abroad (we've again inadvisably convinced ourselves we can go straight from the airport to the office) or a relaxing jaunt right here in the UAE, this National Day we are going to celebrate by going somewhere.
It has been three days of exhilarating speed and even racier concerts once the chequered flag has come down and tonight, the jewel in the crown, Pink, will be signing off on another Yasalam at the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The line-up for the du Arena concerts has read like a diversity programmer's dream with EDM, hip-hop, folksy hipster vibes and pop rock being represented by Calvin Harris, J. Cole, Mumford & Sons and Pink respectively.
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Selecting a term
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