Watch the World Cup, join the A-Team and settle into Summer in Dubai
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 10 Blockbusters for boys and girls!
There are two big summer films out this week. Like big, loud films? The A-Team is out today. Prefer girlie romance n’ dance flicks? Go see body poppin’ in StreetDance 3D.
In cinemas from today
Thursday 10 Steak on sale Legends
Grab the early bird special and get three courses and a half bottle of grape for Dhs190. It’s the best deal in town. Available every day in June.
Legends Steakhouse, Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, 6.30pm-8.30pm. Call 04 295 6000 for more information.
Thursday 10 Take a dinner cruise
Get aboard the Radisson’s creek dinner cruise with Arabic buffet and live oud player on board. The cruise stops running at the end of June; book now for Dhs135 per person.
Al Mansour Dhow, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, 8pm. Call 04 205 733 for more information.
Thursday 10 Whose Line Is It Anyway?
The improv comedy troupe returns to town, armed with their usual spontaneous wit. Until June 12.
First Group Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah. Log onto www.armanihotels.com for more information.
Thursday 10 DJ MK and Roots Manuva with DJ Rone Jaxx and David Craig
The regular Smooth Grooves night hosts one of the UK’s hottest rappers, Roots Manuva.
Alpha, Le Méridien Dubai, 9pm-3am. Call 04 217 0000 for more information.
Friday 11 Watch the footie on the beach
Everyone’s favourite beach bar has erected a 17.5 metre high tent that can accommodate 1,200 people so we can watch the football in air-conditioned comfort. The World Cup starts today, and this is where we’ll be.
Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, throughout the World Cup. Call 04 318 1313 for bookings and information.
Friday 11 Get nostalgic with Chesney
The UK rock-pop singer responsible for the classic ‘The One and Only’ comes to Dubai to do his own thing at Chi.
Chi, Oud Metha. Call 04 337 9470 for more information.
Friday 11 Dance to Evil Nine
The Icelandic volcano delayed their last gig, but the breaks duo will finally play in Dubai this weekend.
Alpha, Le Méridien Dubai. Call 04 217 000 for more information.
Saturday 12 Get creative on the cheap
Finish your weekend well with a painting session at thejamjar: the venue provides the canvases and paints, you provide the creative output. They’re offering cheap summer rates, with canvases starting from Dhs55.
thejamjar, Al Quoz, until August 31. Call 04 341 7303 for more information.
Saturday 12 Enjoy the closing party at 360°
Resident DJs Simon Reid, Tristan Bain and Richard Round sweat it out on the decks to bid farewell to the Burj Al Arab-side al fresco bar before it closes for summer. Adieu! It’s free, but you must get on the guestlist via the website.
360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, 4pm-2am. Log onto www.platinumlist.ae for more information.
Saturday 12 Chill out at the Habtoor
Start at the Habtoor infinity pool then head inside to Bartini, with chilled music and two-for-one drinks ’til midnight.
Habtoor Grand infinity pool 2pm-7pm, followed by Bartini 7pm-2.30am. Call 04 399 5000 for more information.
Sunday 13 See surreal art
This beautiful gallery’s summer exhibition opens today. It features divinely surreal photographs and technically precise but wildly imagined drawings. Most definitely worth a this week visit.
XVA Gallery, Bastakiya. Call 04 353 5383 for more information.
Sunday 13 Half-priced dining
Dine at any Wafi outlet before August 31, and receive a voucher for 50 per cent off your food bill to use on your next visit. While you’re there, check out the luscious food at recently relaunched Medzo.
Wafi Pyramids. Call 04 324 4100 for more information.
Monday 14 Subcontinental expressions
Catch the last day of ‘Hues of Harmony’, an exhibition that shows South Asian artwork (some standard, but some very interesting) as a way of focusing on the positive exchanges between countries rather than the conflicts.
Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City, Noon-10pm. Call 04 701 1111 for more information.
Monday 14 Sound and yoga meditation
Start off with an hour’s hatha yoga, then spend an hour in meditation with a soundtrack provided by Gong specialist Don Cocksedge. Why? Well, the vibrations of gongs are considered by some to have healing properties.
Al Areesh Club, Dubai Festival City, 7pm-9pm, Dhs120. Call 04 232 5670 for more information.
Monday 14 Two-for-one ribs
One of Dubai’s most reasonable steakhouses just got cheaper. Pop in on Mondays for two-for-one ribs and get bloated. The deal’s valid every Monday.
Billy Blues, Rydges Plaza Hotel. Call 04 398 2272 for more information.
Monday 14 Nikotin
The popular local hard rock band play the arty space.
The Fridge, Al Quoz. Call 04 347 7793 for more information.
Tuesday 15 New ladies’ night
Be one of the first 20 women to show up to Warehouse, and drink for free all night. Otherwise, you can pay Dhs69 for unlimited drinks (Dhs99 if you’re a man).
Warehouse, Le Méridien Garhoud, 9pm-11pm. Call 04 702 2560 for more information.
Tuesday 15 Social scoffing
Friendly folk from social group Social Circles Dubai are indulging in a night of chatter and chapatis at the group’s ‘Indian food night’.
Shahjahan, Metropolitan Hotel, from 8pm. Sign up at now at www.socialcirclesdubai.com for more information.
Tuesday 15 Play indoor beach soccer
The mall is opening an indoor beach soccer pitch – just in time for the World Cup, and you can sign up for a game in the beach tournament, running ’til July 11 at various times.
Dubai Festival City. Log onto www.dubaifestivalcentre.com or otherwise email
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Tuesday 15 Catch a Hitchcock classic
Catch a screening of Rear Window – Hitchcock (arguably) at his most tense. Starring Grace Kelly and James Stewart.
The Shelter, Al Quoz, 8.30pm. Call 04 434 5655 for more information.
Wednesday 16 Lunch at Margaux
Chef Sebastian has launched a new menu. Try it out during the evening, or for a deal, stop in over lunch and pay Dhs99 for two courses and a glass of grape or a soft drink. Plus, there is a rotating roster of specials. Check in today for the bolognese-style lobster spaghetti.
Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Burj Khalifa, noon-2.30pm.Call 04 439 7555 for more information.
Wednesday 16 See movies from the cool of the pool
‘Movies & Munchies’ night does al-fresco movies summer-style. See Ice Age 3 and conspiracy thriller The International starring Clive Owen from the Desert Palm’s pool.
Desert Palm resort, 7pm. Call 04 323 8888 for more information.
Wednesday 16 Laughter Factory
Stand-up funnymen Mickey Hutton, Andre Vincent and Louis Ramey will make you laugh at this month’s show. Dhs115 for tickets.
Zinc, Crowne Plaza, Sheikh Zayed Road, 9pm. Log onto www.timeouttickets.com for more information.
Wednesday 16 Woodstock
Yep, Dubai has its very own version of the fest: a DJ set featuring top rock classics.
i2 Metropolitan Hotel 10pm-3am. Call 04 343 0000 for more information.