Scoff kebabs, head to Trilogy, pay tribute to Guns 'n' Roses and more
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 23 See Piranha 3D
We’re unreasonably excited about this latest, slightly bizarre, film release. Kelly Brook, many severed limbs, 3D specs – surely that adds up to a great night out?
In cinemas across Dubai
Thursday 23 Watch an indoor ski race
The Dubai Ski Club is holding its third and final Summer Cup Ski Race today – members get 20 per cent discount on the entry pass to Ski Dubai (usually Dhs180). There will be a variety of races and prizes for the winners.
Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, 7.30pm. Email email@example.com
Thursday 23 Scoff lots of kebabs
Munch on healthy salads, kebab skewers and other Iranian delights poolside at this weekly themed night. All you can eat for Dhs85, or pay for nine people and the 10th guest eats for free.
City Seasons Hotel, Deira, 7.30pm-11.30pm. Call 04 294 2777 for more information.
Thursday 23 Groove to DJ Shortee Blitz
The award-winning UK DJ is gracing Dubai’s mega-club with his presence. Don’t miss his usual hip-hop gold dust.
Chi, The Lodge, doors open 9pm. Call 04 337 9470 for table bookings and for more information.
Thursday 23 Check out Mark Ronson at the relaunch of Trilogy
That’s right folks, Dubai’s Trilogy club reopens after a far-too-lengthy absence, with a DJ set from none other than he-of-the-now-astonishingly-white-locks Mark Ronson.
Souk Madinat Jumeirah, doors open 9pm. Call 050 558 3053 for table bookings and for more information.
Friday 24 Live local football: Al Ahli v Al Jazira
Now that Eid is over, the UFL is back in full swing, and Cannavaro and co will be aiming to continue their rich vein of form after trouncing favourites Al Wasl 4-1. Al Ahli coach David O’Leary will also be hoping that a few key players will be back from injury. As further incentive to cheer your team along, you can catch all the action for free.
Rashid Stadium (opposite Dubai Police HQ), 8pm. Log onto www.uaefootballleague.com for more information.
Friday 24 Try a free meditation course
This seven-day meditation camp starts today – it’ll leave you so calm that you’ll find yourself smiling at traffic wardens. Dhs350 per person.
The Third Eye, Sheikh Zayed Road, 7pm-9pm. Log onto www.thirdeyeonline.com for more information.
Friday 24 Howl at the Full Moon Pool Party
If you’ve missed Nasimi’s Full-Moon Parties over summer, make your way to Atlantis tonight for the first of the new cooler season, and tonight it’s in the pool. Don’t forget your wolf fangs.
Nasimi, Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah, from 4pm. Call 04 426 0000 for more information.
Friday 24 Guns N’ Roses tribute night
Get ready to sing yourself hoarse as club night Metal Asylum brings together five local bands to play tribute to some true legends of rock.
Aussie Legends, Rydges Plaza, Satwa. Call 04 398 222 for more information.
Saturday 25 Cheer on the Aussie Rules football finalists
Tuck into an AFL breakfast menu (featuring themed cuisine) and catch the final at this friendly hangout. Aussie drinks are on offer – and families are welcome.
Aussie Legends, Rydges Plaza, Satwa, 8am. Call 04 398 2222 for more information.
Saturday 25 Enjoy birthday beauty treats
In celebration of its second birthday, this salon and spa is giving away either goody bags, free treatments, upgrades and 15 per cent discount vouchers to those who come in for a treatment.
Beauty Within, The Jewels, Dubai Marina. Call 04 430 8719 for more information.
Saturday 25 Learn to act like De Niro
During this 10-week acting workshop, you’ll learn the art of performance and develop narratives guided by authors and vocal specialists. Dhs2,500 per person.
The Fridge, Al Quoz, Fridays until December 4, 5pm-7.30pm. Log onto
www.startoodubai.com for more information.
Saturday 25 Bag a bargain at Alpha
‘Premier Weekends’ means drinks are just Dhs15 until the first goal is scored in a Premier League match, plus ladies can enjoy drinks for Dhs3 from 9pm until 1am.
Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud, 9pm. Call 050 913 0165 for more information.
Sunday 26 Learn the art of social media
Twitter and Facebook aren’t just ways to waste your spare time – they can do wonders for your professional life. Learn online/digital marketing at this fast-track course.
Crowne Plaza Dubai, until September 27, 9am-6pm. Log onto
www.timeouttickets.com for more information.
Sunday 26 Try speak dating
The Shelter continues its events to promote language exchange between Dubai’s residents, called ‘speak dating’. It’s a sociable, effective and fun way to learn a language, although you’ll need to register in advance.
The Shelter, Al Quoz, 7pm. Call 04 434 5655 for more information.
Sunday 26 Sup cheap drinks
Buy two selected mixed drinks and get the third free at this ever-popular Polynesian-themed lounge and eatery.
Trader Vic’s, Crowne Plaza Dubai, 8.30pm-1.30am. Call 04 331 1111 for more information.
Monday 27 Learn to make sushi
Centre Slice and dice like a master at Yo! Sushi’s new classes. They’re held every Monday and Wednesday and cost Dhs150 per person (minimum 15 people). Pre-booking required.
Yo! Sushi, Mirdif City. Call 04 284 3995 for more information.
Monday 27 Watch Wall Street 2
Dubai It’s 2008 and Michael Douglas is back, this time accompanied by Shia LeBeouf, a young broker who tries to alert the financial community to the impending crisis.
In cinemas across
Tuesday 28 Business feast
This business lunch at Café Arabesque offers a large range of cold mezze, one choice of kebab and a selection from the dessert buffet for Dhs99. Call ahead to reserve a table, then tuck in and talk business.
Café Arabesque, Park Hyatt, Garhoud. Call 04 317 2222 for more information.
Tuesday 28 See Going the Distance
This one will hit a nerve in Dubai: it’s all about keeping love alive in a long-distance relationship.
In cinemas across Dubai
Tuesday 28 Market night!
The pretty terrace at Le Méridien Dubai is open again, with theme nights and live music from the house band. From Dhs190.
Méridien Village, Garhoud, 8pm-11pm. Call 04 217 0000 for more information.
Wednesday 29 Network with beautiful people
If you’re in the industry, go along to the next Beauty, Health and Fashion Club networking event.
Karma Kafé, Souk Al Bahar, 7.30pm-11.30pm. Log onto
www.beautyhealthfashionclub.com for more information.
Wednesday 29 Play night cricket
The Duplays inaugural Night Cricket League is into its second week and already proving a hit. Although the registration deadline for teams has passed, individual players can join the eight-week league for Dhs600. Howzat?
Dubai Modern High School, Nad Al Sheba, 7pm. Email to
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Wednesday 29 Chill out with garden yoga
It’s cool enough to enjoy exercising outside again. Head to this garden location for sunset stretching. Dhs50 per person.
Mirdif Garden Studio, 6.30pm. Log onto
www.flowyogadubai.com for more information.
Wednesday 29 Sip drinks like 007
Say no to working late and head to Rosso for special offers from 8pm until midnight on James Bond’s favourite mixed drink, plus plenty of others.
Rosso, Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach Residence. Call 04 428 3088 for more information.