Top DJs, Hollywood movies, brunchy barbecues and more Dubai fun
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 1 See Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz in Knight and Day
Cruise and Diaz team up for this silly actioner that’s heavy on explosions and light on logic. Pretty hollow, but a perfect summer no-brainer.
In cinemas across Dubai.
Thursday 1 Hear Ministry of Sound’s DJs
The world-renowned clubbing brand returns to Dubai with DJs Gareth Cooke, Scott Langley and Mark Pickup. It’s going to be sweaty, but it’s going to be pumping.
Sanctuary at Atlantis, The Palm, 9pm-3am. Call 04 426 0561 for more information.
Thursday 1 Dive into a double bill
Another al-fresco movie night that lets you view from the cool of a pool has kicked off at The Address Montgomerie. Tonight is Ratatouille and Couples Retreat, and there’s a barbecue, too.
The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills. Call 04 390 5600 for more information.
Thursday 1 Check out quality student art
The new exhibition at thejamjar features 15 locally-based artists who are all aged 18 or under. It’s a great opportunity for the young talent of Dubai – we’ll be heading down there to scout out some ‘investment-for-the-future’ pieces.
thejamjar, Al Quoz. Log onto www.thejamjardubai.com for more information.
Friday 2 Don’t miss Toy Story 3
Not just any Pixar, but the Toy Story threequel – and with an extra dimension. Don your 3D glasses to see if this matches up to the genre-defining original.
In cinemas across Dubai.
Friday 2 Try a new barbecue brunch
Few Dubai brunches are cheap, fewer are barbecue and even fewer are in JLT. For folks looking for one or all of those things, there’s the new Bonnington brunch, which starts at just Dhs95, or Dhs190 if you want a drink.
Cavendish, The Bonnington Hotel, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, 12.30pm-3.30pm. Call 04 356 0000 for more information.
Friday 2 See a Prodigy firestarter
One of the original members of possibly the greatest dance act of the ’90s generation, The Prodigy’s Leeroy Thornhill is sure to put on a good show with his trademark electro and beats ’n’ break styles.
Alpha, Le Meridien Dubai, 10pm-3am. Call 04 217 0000 for more information.
Friday 2 Old-school ladies’ night
We’re super-psyched for this Motown-themed night out because a) Motown rocks, and b) there are free selected classy drinks on offer for ladies from 8pm-11pm.
Blends, The Address Dubai Marina, 9pm--3am. Call 04 436 7777 for more information.
Saturday 3 Get a mani that will last
This classic nail salon has introduced the Everlasting Classic Manicure by Bio Sculpture. It lasts three to four weeks without a chip, takes 50 minutes, and there are hundreds of colours to choose from. For this month only, book a standard mani for Dhs70 and get upgraded to this longer-lasting option.
The Nail Spa, locations across Dubai, Dhs70 (normally Dhs130). Call 04 339 9078 for more information.
Saturday 3 Visit Modhesh
We’re not going to lie: Modhesh scares us a little (we fear what we don’t understand), but Modhesh World sounds pretty awesome for kids big and small. Why? It has a magical forest, will teach you the ‘flinging gun’ game, will be screening the footie matches and even offers a 4D (4D?) cinema. Entry is Dhs15 for kids and Dhs10 for adults.
World Dubai Airport Expo, until August 7. Log onto www.modheshworld.com for more information.
Saturday 3 Watch the world’s top cycle race
Catch the first day of the most challenging race in the world. Who will win? Does Lance Armstrong still have what it takes? Or will his ex-teammate Alberto Contador take it home? For Dubai-based commentary, head to Wolfi’s Bike Shop on Sheikh Zayed Road (www.wbs.ae
) and they’ll talk you through it.
Tour de France, Dubai Sports TV, until July 25.
Sunday 4 Go dating…
Well, speak dating, that is:you and a partner share languages, not love. Just register online if you want to pair up to learn a new language.
The Shelter, Al Quoz, 7pm. Log onto
www.shelter.ae for more information.
Sunday 4 Try Brazilian capoeira
This flip-tastic martial art is possibly the most elegant fighting style. Try it out at one of these late-night sessions – they’re full of energy and backflips. It costs Dh600 for 10 classes.
The World Black Belt Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, 9.30pm-11.30pm. Log onto www.nacaocapoeiradubai.com for more information.
Sunday 4 Send the kids to Lol!
Despite the slightly cringeworthy use of ‘lol’ in its name, we wish we were eligible for this cool summer class – it teaches acrobatics, clowning, juggling, hula hoops, balancing and more. Alas, we’re just too old, but the kids will love it. The camp costs Dhs650 per week.
Circus Camp Mirdif Uptown Primary School, until July 8. Call 050 440 0994 for more information.
Monday 5 Shoppers’ lunch
Mango Tree has the perfect deal for shoppers: a three course lunch, including drink, for only Dhs100. What’s more, diners can take advantage of the spectacular views.
Mango Tree, Souk Al Bahar, 12.30pm-3.30pm. Call 04 426 7313 for more information.
Monday 5 Have a deep and meaningful
Rendezvous, a social group of ‘pop philosophers’, discuss the topic: ‘Love is all you need – or is it?’ To attend, just sign up online.
The Palace, Old Town, 7.30pm-10pm. Log onto www.rendezvousdubai.com for more information.
Monday 5 See local art
Don’t miss this fantastic local arts incubator’s student show, Made in Tashkeel.
Tashkeel, Nad Al Sheba. Call 04 336 3313 for more information.
Monday 5 Rock out!
DJ Storm returns to the Dhow Palace this week to spin an eclectic mix of dark death heavy metal and rock tunes. Prepare to mosh…
Club Submarine, Dhow Palace Hotel, Bur Dubai. Call 04 359 9992 for more information.
Tuesday 6 Play with your food
In honour of the restaurant’s seventh anniversary, Beijing chef and artist Wei is making figurines out of noodle dough. Stop in to buy one, or to try the special ‘spicy China’ menu, until July 31.
The China Club, Radisson Blu Deira, 12.30pm-3.30pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Call 04 205 7333 for more information.
Tuesday 6 Sunset deal
Dine at our favourite Vietnamese restaurant before sundown and get three courses for Dhs99. We can’t think of a better way to end the day.
Hoi An, Shangri-La hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, 6.45pm-7.45pm. Call 04 405 2703 for more information.
Tuesday 6 Get some tips from a golfing legend
Head down to the golf club to meet Aussie legend Peter Thomson: the man was in his sporting prime in the ’50s, but his tales are still thrilling today. Dhs175 for non-members. Stenson Suite, Emirates Golf Club, 7pm-10pm. Call 04 380 2222 for more information.