Muay Thai fighting, cool pool parties, live jazz and more
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 30 Go Dutch
Throughout October, Eton Institute is offering free Dutch language courses. Details were under wraps at the time of going to press, but visit the Facebook page for info and the chance to sign up.
Eton Institute, Dubai Knowledge Village. Log onto www.facebook.com/Eton.Institute for more information.
Thursday 30 Hit a pool party at JBR
Getting in on the poolside action, the Mövenpick is throwing the first of its new monthly pool parties, with DJ sets, shisha and belly dancing. Entry is free for ladies, Dhs100 for men including two hoppy beverages.
Mövenpick JBR, doors open 5pm. Call 04 449 8888 for more information.
Thursday 30 UAE Football League: Dubai v Al Wahda
Bottom-of-the-table Dubai will hope to rediscover winning ways against mid-table Al Wahda. And the best bit? Entry is free.
Police Officers Club Stadium (opposite Wafi), Oud Metha, 5.20pm. Log onto www.uaefootballleague.com for more information.
Thursday 30 The Bavarian Big Night
The JLT hotel invites all and sundry to this Teutonic-themed family feast. Experience multiple courses of fine, home-made Bavarian food and hop-based beverages for Dhs350. The Bonnington, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, 7pm. Call 04 356 0600 for more information.
Thursday 30 Try a new spot on the Palm Check out The Palm’s latest eatery, a New York-style grill serving mouth-watering dishes and grapey beverages. We’re keen to find out how the steak measures up against those in the real Big Apple. Open daily noon-midnight.
West 14th New York Grill and Bar, Oceana Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah, Call 04 447 7601 for more information.
Friday 1 Watch a bout at Fight Night
KO Gym’s Al Hassan Okine takes on Davao City’s Steve Grandeza in a lightweight Muay Thai bout, while heavyweights Mohammad Ali ‘Stallion’ Bayat and Tareq Hussein face off against one another. Dhs200 for ringside seats; Dhs150 for balcony standing; Dhs100 for standing.
Chi @ The Lodge, doors open 7pm. Log onto www.timeouttickets.com for more information.
Friday 1 Cycle with Dubai Roadsters
The trip is for experienced riders who can cover a distance of up to 140km. Support cars are provided, but bring plenty of water.
Lime Tree Café, Jumeirah, from 6am. Call 04 339 4453 or www.dubairoadsters.com for more information.
Friday 1 Feast on a family-friendly brunch
Get stuck into a host of traditional Arabic specialities from live cooking stations at this family affair. Dhs139 (including non-alcoholic beverages).
Cafe Arabesque, Park Hyatt Dubai, 12.30pm. Call 04 317 2222 for more information.
Friday 1 Experience Pacha at Nasimi
Pacha resident Sebastian Gamboa and house DJ Tuccillo bring the Ibiza party to Nasimi’s pool (the move to the beach has been postponed for a week or so). Entry is free for ladies and Dhs50 for men until 7pm, Dhs100 for all after.
Nasimi, Atlantis The Palm, doors open 4pm. Call 04 426 0000 for more information.
Saturday 2 Learn Latin dance
This cool dance course will teach you to hold your own in salsa, merengue and bachata, and costs Dhs950.
Art Sawa Gallery, Al Quoz, every Saturday and Thursday for 10 weeks. Log onto www.artsawa.com for more information.
Saturday 2 Snap up charity buys
This charity table sale is part of the Emirates Arthritis Foundation’s autumn events programme, intended to raise awareness about the condition in Dubai. Those who wish to donate any items should contact Bijanka at
email@example.com. Entry is free. Safa Park, Jumeirah, 8am. Call 04 348 7035 for more information.
Saturday 2 Give blood
Ibn Battuta Mall, 4pm Volunteer in Dubai is launching a monthly blood bank on the first Saturday of every month. Do something worthwhile this weekend!
Saturday 2 See chick flick The Switch
Dubai Give your brain a rest and indulge in this new film about a 40-year-old woman who uses a turkey baster to become pregnant. Starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman.
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Saturday 2 Jazz it up on the terrace
It’s been a long, hot summer, so toast the imminent arrival of autumn with special drink deals and music from jazz band Real on the reopened Tamanya Terrace.
Tamanya Terrace, Radisson Blu Media City, doors open 6pm. Call 04 366 9111 for more information.
Sunday 3 Watch the NRL finals
Join the crowd at Bidi Bondi for the Aussie rugby finals and enjoy a big breakfast and two house beverages for Dhs75, plus competitions galore. For those who can’t skive off work, fear not – the bar will show replays throughout the evening.
Bidi Bondi, Palm Jumeirah, from 10am. Call 04 427 0515 for more information.
Sunday 3 Try Italian treats
Guests are plied with copious amounts of Italian sweet treats, such as tiramisu, biscotti and lemon meringue, plus Illy coffee, for Dhs32. Continues until October 28.
Aquarium Lounge, Renaissance Dubai, Deira. Call 04 262 5555 for more information.
Sunday 3 Check out the latest 3D animation
Dubai Fun 3D animated movie Alpha and Omega hits cinemas this week, with plenty of gags for adults and kids alike.
In cinemas across
Monday 4 Free fitness walks
In association with Fitness First and Dubai Sports Council, these free mall walks run at 8am every Monday and Thursday. No sign-up necessary.
Outside Virgin Megastore, BurJuman, 8am. Log onto
www.burjuman.com for more information.
Monday 4 Go bowling (or singing) at Switch
Brighten up the start of the week and hit the 12 hi-tech lanes at this new centre. There are also private karaoke rooms and an outdoor coffee garden.
Ibn Battuta Mall, call 04 440 5961 for more information.
Monday 4 Eat your fill at Aquarium
Enjoy a summer three-course set menu and only pay for the price of the main course. Not bad! Dhs130-160 per person.
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Garhoud. Call 04 295 6000 for more information.
Tuesday 5 Go surfing and diving!
Al Boom is now offering diving and surfing or paddleboarding packages, starting from Dhs750.
Al Boom Diving Centre, Al Wasl Rd, various dates. Email to
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Tuesday 5 Watch Resident Evil
Dubai Check out the fourth instalment in the Resident Evil franchise for a dose of zombie-fuelled fun.
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Tuesday 5 Free drinks for girls!
Ladies (sorry gents!) can sup free selected drinks from 6pm until 9pm. You can also pop to Blends at Address Dubai Marina for freebies from 8pm until 11pm.
Z:One, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City. Call 04 427 1000 or 04 436 7777 for more information.
Wednesday 6 Support Emirates Ice Hockey League
The best players from Dubai’s Mighty Camels league take on the Abu Dhabi Storms, a club boasting many of the UAE’s national players. Free entry.
Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha, 8.30pm. Call 04 337 4952 or log onto www.dubaimightycamels.com for more information.
Wednesday 6 Banish stress
Learn the basics of meditation at this course taught by Jan Maddern. Too busy during the week? The sessions also run on Saturdays. Dhs490 for a seven-week course.
Umm Suqeim, venue TBC, 6pm-7pm; 7.30pm-8.30pm. Call 050 538 5075 for more information.