Geek festival, Michael Jackson tribute, 3D disco and more Dubai fun
Time Out Dubai staff
Watch Signature’s tribute to Michael Jackson
The runners-up from the second season of Britain’s Got Talent are here to perform their MJ-inspired routines. Moonwalks ahoy!
Chi, Oud Metha. Call 04 337 9470 for more information.
Chill out at Aquaventure
The carnival is on again at Atlantis’s waterpark. Stilt-walkers, street entertainers, stalls, fireworks, Latin street food, dolphin shows… phew! It’s Dhs200 for adults and Dhs165 for those under 1.2 metres tall.
Aquaventure, Atlantis The Palm. Call 04 426 2200 or see www.timeouttickets.com for more information.
Make friends at GeekFest
Online socialisers – bloggers, Tweeters, bleepers (okay, we made that last one up) – gather to spend some quality time offline. Coffee included.
The Shelter, Al Quoz, 7pm. Call 04 434 5655 or see www.shelter.ae for more information.
See an Iranian art collective
Catch the first day of the I.U.[Heart] show, which features more than 55 pieces of contemporary Iranian art. We’re looking forward to seeing Shahab Foutouhi’s epic dragonfly installation.
The Third Line Gallery, Al Quoz. Log onto
www.thethirdline.com for more information.
Try the 3D disco
Pop on 3D specs for the night and watch the plasma screens and projectors, while dancing to indie, pop and dance hits. Far out.
Chi, Oud Metha. Call 04 337 9470 for more information.
See Toy Story 3
Buzz, Woody and co are back for the third instalment – this time, Andy sets off for college and is forced to leave his toys in a daycare centre. Cue capers.
In cinemas across Dubai. Log onto www.disney.go.com/toystory for more information.
Jig along to Lord of the Dance
It’s your last chance to catch the spectacular Irish dance troupe. Don’t miss out!
Adnec, Abu Dhabi. Log onto www.timeoutckets.com for more information.
Watch Portugal v Brazil in style
We think this match is going to be full of action, so watch it at Jumeirah Beach Hotel’s epic venue The Arena – entrance is free, screens are aplenty and the AC is blasting. What more could you want?
The Arena, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, kick-off 6pm. Call 04 406 8999 for more information.
Hear live accordion music
Dubai Every weekend this month, Oscar’s is featuring live accordion music. To make sure you have a good time, the bar is also offering deals on bottles and food. Try the Dhs99 cold cut buffet.
Oscar’s Vine Society, Crowne Plaza. Call 04 331 1111 for more information.
In conversation with Evie Wyld
The Magrudy’s gang chat to Brit author Evie Wyld about composing her debut novel while working in a book shop.
Talking of Books, Dubai Eye 103.8FM, 2pm.
Enjoy some girl time
This mega-salon is offering a special package for ladies wanting to avoid the World Cup. Get a manicure/pedicure, blow-dry and shoulder massage for only Dhs200. Yes please! Spaces, Oasis Centre and Deira City Centre. Call 04 515 4400 for more information.
Stretch at full-moon yoga
Feel the power of the moon at this monthly outdoor yoga session, complete with classical music and the sounds of the nearby ocean. The class is Dhs200 per person.
Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah, 7pm. Call 04 366 6818 for more information.
See the human body in art
This fantastic art gallery is hosting a talk by exhibiting artist Wael Darwish. The contemporary Egyptian artist reworks the figurative and will be discussing the human body’s place in art.
Art Sawa, Al Quoz, 5.30pm-7pm, free. Call 04 340 8660 for more information.
Watch the World Cup and win
Head to this cosy bar to watch the World Cup matches (the last 16 games start today). Why? When you buy three brews you’ll get one for free, and when you collect 10 stamps (you get a stamp for every visit you spend Dhs25) you’ll be entered into the draw to win a trip to Thailand. Sawadee-ka!
MyBar, Dusit Thani Hotel, until July 11. Call 04 317 4261 for more information.
Get your kids fit
Core Direction’s month-long fitness camp for kids starts today, featuring everything from dance and swimming to table football and dodgeball. Kids can come along for one day for Dhs150, or for a whole week for Dhs550.
Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, 8.30am-1.30pm, until August 26. Log onto www.coredirection.com for more information.
Make a pizza
Chef Giulio will teach your kids how to make pizza. They’ll learn about the magic of yeast and get to sample their creations, while parents get a drinks voucher. Dhs70 per child.
Carluccio’s, Mirdif City Centre, 10.30am-11.30am. Call 04 284 3728 for booking and for more information.
Gordon Ramsay’s Dubai venture has dropped its prices and added some good-value set menus. Gorge with three breathtaking courses for Dhs395, or try the six-course ‘menu prestige’ for a reduced Dhs495.
Verre, Hilton Dubai Creek, 7pm-midnight. Call 04 227 7550 for more information.
Enjoy a modern art exhibition
Algerian artist Zoulikha Bouabdellah’s striking show features flashes of neon calligraphy.
Gallery Isabelle Van Den Eynde, Al Quoz. Call 04 340 3965 for more information.
Make friends while freediving
Friendly folk from social group Social Circles Dubai are getting daring and diving without air tanks. Log on to join in.
Al Boom Diving, Al Wasl Road, 6pm. Log onto www.socialcirclesdubai.com for more information.
Coffee and cookies
New Al Barsha craft shop Smiles n’ Stuff also offers great coffee and cookies. Pop in for a bite and check out the cute products, all of which are made in-centre by special needs students.
Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs, behind Mall of the Emirates. Call 04 340 4844 for more information.
Easy Tiger quiz night
This unpredictable quiz night offers food and drink prizes. It even includes Plasticine sculpture rounds.
Fibber Magee’s, Sheikh Zayed Road, from 8pm. Call 04 332 2400 for more information.
Be a lady at Catwalk
DJ Flash B plays R&B tunes and the latest hits. There are drinks discounts for everyone from 6pm-11pm.
Catwalk, Golden Tulip Al Barsha, 6pm-3am. Call 050 991 7993 for more information.
Indulge your sweet tooth at Candy Shop
Inspired by 50 Cent’s hit song (rather than Candylicious), expect retro and old-school tracks and complimentary candy.
Boudoir, Dubai Marine Beach Resort, 9pm-3am. Call 04 345 5995 for more information.
Learn to salsa
Duplays has expanded its horizons and is now offering salsa classes at this Umm Suqeim school, where you can earn the sexy three-step for Dhs60 a class.
Raffles West, Umm Suqeim, 7pm-8pm. Log onto www.duplays.com for more information.
Chick flicks and water wings
Watch girly movies from Desert Palm’s pool this week. Disney’s The Princess and the Frog is followed by He’s Just Not That Into You.
Movies and Munchies, Desert Palm resort, 7pm. Call 04 602 9333 for more information.