Kayaking in the UAE, chocolate feasts, catwalk fashion and more
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 14 Get down with Jermaine Dupri
Head to Chi’s reopened garden for the opportunity to dance to music from the American DJ, Grammy award-winning songwriter and producer for artists including Mariah Carey. Entry is Dhs120, or Dhs200 for one of the 100 tickets to meet the man himself.
Chi, The Lodge, 9pm. Call 04 337 9470 for more information.
Thursday 14 Explore the UAE by kayak
Tour UAQ’s fascinating archipelago with Noukhada Adventure Company. The meeting details are sent out once the tour is booked. Dhs200 per person.
Umm Al Quwain, 4pm. Call 050 721 8928 for more information.
Thursday 14 Indulge in a chocolate feast
Taste a buffet of Valrhona chocolate desserts for Dhs90 per person. What’s Valrhona, we hear you ask? It’s a manufacturer of French chocolate for cooks and candymakers. Scrumptious.
The Address, Dubai Marina, 3pm-7pm. Call 04 436 7777 for more information.
Thursday 14 Watch a catwalk show
Part of the Harper’s Bazaar Fortnight of Fashion, head to Topshop tonight for a runway fest. Get there early and make like Anna Wintour – front row baby (and all for free).
Topshop, The Dubai Mall, 8pm. Log onto www.harpersbazaararabia.com for more information.
Thursday 14 Party with The Crystal Method
Live dance act The Crystal Method, behind anthems including ‘Now Is The Time’ and ‘Busy Child’, are headed to Trilogy for a night of top electronic tunes.
Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, from 9pm. Call 050 624 5751 for more information.
Friday 15 Cheer on Al Ahli v Dubai
Watch Al Ahli take on Dubai in this local derby. Captained by Italian Fabio Cannavaro, Al Ahli will be looking to build on their impressive start to their season. See what happens for free.
Rashid Stadium, Oud Metha, 5.10pm. Call 04 344 6222 for more information.
Friday 15 Sample brunch with a view
Sup top-notch bubbly while enjoying views from the 50th floor of Emirates Towers. Food is served à la carte, with packages starting at Dhs360, so no need to leave your seat all afternoon. Hurrah!
Vu’s, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, noon-4pm. Call 04 319 8088 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Friday 15 See a slice of our history
The ‘Muqtanayati: One Hundred Treasures’ exhibition is on for one week only – head there to see how seemingly mundane objects donated by local residents can paint a fascinating picture of UAE history.
thejamjar, Al Quoz, until October 21.
Friday 15 Rediscover Nirvana
Local bands IED, Red Circle and The Marcus play tribute to one of the greatest and perhaps most tortured rock legends of all time. Tickets are Dhs50.
Aussie Legends, Rydges Plaza, Satwa, 9pm. Call 04 398 2222 for more information.
Friday 15 Do your bit for breast cancer awareness
Thousands of residents will take part in the Pink Survivor Fashion Show to promote the message that ‘early detection saves lives’. Join the throng for just Dhs50.
BurJuman, Bur Dubai, 7.30pm. Log onto www.safeandsound.ae for more information.
Saturday 16 Play eight-a-side cricket
Get up early and get involved in a spot of cricket. Duplays runs an eight-a-side cricket league that is open to players of all standards, and costs Dhs450 per person for the season.
Nad Al Sheba 3, 6.30am. Call 055 224 0187 or see
www.duplays.com for more information.
Saturday 16 Browse the Nautical Flea Market
This unique market will offer everything from fishing, diving and wakeboarding gear to boat equipment (such as anchors, radars and ropes) and a variety of boats.
Festival Marina, Dubai Festival City, 10am-4pm. Email to email@example.com for more information.
Saturday 16 Fall in love with gadgets at GITEX
GITEX Shopper is the event of the year for gadget fans – head down from today to get great discounts on brands including Canon, Samsung and Sony. Dhs25 entry.
Airport Expo Dubai, until October 23. Log onto www.timeouttickets.com for more information.
Saturday 16 Dance for a good cause
Join this charity Zumba-thon for a workout and some fun. The Latin aerobics dancing style is addictive, but if you’re still not convinced, all proceeds from this event will go towards breast cancer research. Dhs50 per person.
Hayya!, The Meadows, 5pm-8pm. Email to
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Saturday 16 Enjoy apperitivo at Bussola
Enjoy complimentary Italian canapés before gorging on delicious hand-thrown pizzas under the stars as Bussola reopens its outdoor deck for the new season.
The Westin Mina Seyahi, 8pm. Call 04 399 4141 for more information.
Sunday 17 Bento bonanza!
This cool Chinese restaurant chain has added five new bentos to its menu, which you can enjoy for Dhs45 (including soft drinks) or Dhs65 (including selected house beverages). The deal runs throughout the week.
Noodle Factory, noon-10pm. Call 04 324 4100 for more information.
Sunday 17 Try best-of-Brit grub
Eat a feast of feelgood Brit food (it exists!), including bangers and mash, puddings and pies. Every Sunday until October 31. Dhs165 per person.
Oceana, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, 6.30pm. Call 04 399 1111 for more information.
Sunday 17 Relax with a movie under the stars
Pull up a giant beanbag and settle down for an outdoor screening of 2007 thriller The Kingdom, some of which was filmed in Dubai.
Wafi Rooftop, Oud Metha, 8.30pm. Call 04 324 4100 for more information.
Monday 18 Taste south-east Asian cuisine…
It’s south-east Asian night on Monday, which means you can gorge yourself on Malaysian, Thai and Indonesian treats. Dhs250 (including regular and premium beverages).
Méridien Village Terrace, Le Méridien Dubai, 8pm. Call 04 702 2449 for more information.
Monday 18 See a superhero!
Everyone’s favourite nerd Michael Cera takes on the evil exes of his girlfriend (played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, pictured) in long-awaited comic-book adaptation Scott Pilgrim vs The World.
In cinemas across Dubai
Tuesday 19 Play touch rugby
Join the six-strong mixed teams and try this less brutal form of rugby. Dhs400 per person for the season.
Eton International School, Umm Suqeim, from 7pm. Call 055 224 0187 for more information.
Tuesday 19 Enjoy a half-price body massage
Time Out readers can get 50 per cent off the 75-minute Ku Nye Massage, which includes cupping and hot stones.
Natural Elements Spa & Fitness, Le Méridien Dubai. Call 04 702 0777 for more information.
Tuesday 19 Try world street food
Eat some of the best delicacies in the world while really challenging your palate. Dhs135 with soft drinks, or Dhs180 with house beverages.
Radisson Blu, Media City. Call 04 366 9111 for more information.
Wednesday 20 Nominate a mate for a pampering treat
To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Raffles is giving away a one-night stay in its Diplomatic Suite, two spa treatments and brunch for two – all for a breast-cancer survivor. Nominations are open until tomorrow.
Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha. Email to
email@example.com for more information.
Wednesday 20 Celebrate Long’s 10th birthday
The bar will transform itself into a boogie wonderland with ’70s dancers. Enjoy selected drinks for Dhs10 before 10pm, and don your disco bling to win prizes.
Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road, 8pm-late. Call 04 312 2202 for more information.