Masquarade ball, comedy club, break dancing and more Dubai fun
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 21 Watch local footie
Two of Dubai’s biggest clubs – Al Nasr and Al Ahli – clash in this local derby. Tickets cost Dhs50 for premium seats; Dhs20 for standard. Expect plenty of goals.
Al Nasr Sports Club, Oud Metha Road, 8pm. Call 04 337 5500 for more information.
Thursday 21 Scoff Latin American treats
Choices presents Latina Cucina Night, a new theme night set to be a favourite with Latin food lovers. Gorge yourself on cuisine from Mexico, Chile and Argentina to the sound of foot-tapping Latin music. Dhs179 per person.
Choices, Al Bustan Rotana, Garhoud, 6.30pm. Call 04 282 0000 for more information.
Thursday 21 Don your tux at the Classical Masquerade Ball
In support of cancer research, get dressed up to the nines in a tux, cravat or ball gown and masquerade masks for this event. Entertainment includes DJ Sean Perry, a silent auction, a raffle and free prize draw. Tickets are Dhs500.
October 21, Westin Dubai, 7.30pm. Call 050 450 2725 for more information.
Thursday 21 Enjoy a night of big laughs
Let British comedians Michael Fabbri, Gordon Southern and Tim Clark tickle your ribs as they lay the gags on thick and fast at the popular TECOM venue. Dhs115 per person.
Al Thuraya Ballroom, Grand Millenium Dubai, show starts 9pm. Log onto www.timeouttickets.com for more information.
Thursday 21 Dance to Edward Maya’s tunes
The man who turned the accordion into a dance phenomenon with hit ‘Stereo Love’ will give a live performance and DJ set. Tickets are Dhs150.
Chi, The Lodge, 9pm. Call 04 337 9470 for more information.
Friday 22 See B-boys spin on their heads
There’s sure to be plenty of drama and cool moves at the Red Bull BreaKing B-boy championships. Entry is free – just turn up.
Madinat Jumeirah Amphitheatre, 4pm-8pm. Log onto www.redbullbreaking.com for more information.
Friday 22 Get a free health check
There are 2,000 vouchers for free mammograms being handed out today: these essential checks normally cost up to Dhs700. Nominate someone over 40 by first going online to download the form, then handing it in at the kiosk on the day.
2nd floor, BurJuman, Bur Dubai, noon-8pm. Log onto www.safeandsound.ae for more information.
Friday 22 Celebrate the full moon at Nasimi
Nasimi’s hugely popular Full Moon Party returns to the beach, bringing with it the usual eye-popping antics, plus a set from Australia’s DJ Sonny Fodera and saxophonist Chris Engel. Kick off your flip-flops and feel the sand between your toes. Entry free for ladies and Dhs50 for men until 8pm, Dhs100 for all after.
Atlantis The Palm, from 5pm. Call 055 200 4321 for more information.
Friday 22 See Ja Rule
The American rapper, singer, and actor is heading to our shores to play a surprisingly early slot. Don’t remember him? He recorded the ever-so-catchy ‘Always on Time’ with Ashanti in 2001, and ‘Fly’ with Brazilian singer Wanessa in 2009.
Horizon bar, Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa, from 4pm. Log onto www.timeouttickets.com for more information.
Friday 22 Celebrate The IV’s 14th birthday
Beloved ’90s acts The Blow Monkeys and The Christians are in town to help the long-standing Irish bar celebrate. Tickets are Dhs95.
The Aviation Club, Garhoud, from 7pm, Call 04 282 4750 for more information.
Saturday 23 Go flowboarding
What better way is there to start your Saturday than riding a high-powered wave at Wild Wadi’s FlowRider sessions? Be sure to book in advance (there are limited places available). Dhs75 per person or Dhs15 to watch.
Wild Wadi, Beach Road, 7.30am-9.30am. Call 04 348 4444 for more information.
Saturday 23 Learn about homeopathy
Learn how to optimise your wellbeing through natural means – there’ll also be an all-natural first aid session. Dhs250 per person.
Dubai Herbal and Treatment Centre, Oud Metha, 10am-noon. Call 04 335 1200 for more information.
Saturday 23 Be a film buff
Don’t forget about this weekly Martin Scorsese night – tonight they’re showing Casino, a film in which the ‘F’ word is said 244 times, so naturally the screening is for those 18 and over. The best bit? It’s completely free!
Art Sawa Gallery, Al Quoz, 7.30pm-9.30pm. Log onto
www.artsawa.com for more information.
Saturday 23 Gallop in the dark
Mushrif Equestrian Club is restarting its hugely popular and atmospheric Full Moon Rides (you go in the dark, rather than naked). Rides cost Dhs300 for 90 minutes.
Mushrif Park, 8pm. Call 050 103 0243 for more information.
Saturday 23 Listen to a Liquid Person
Check out Conan Liquid, one half of Liquid People (house music with ‘hip-hop attitude’, apparently) as he takes over 360°’s MustHaveSoul for the evening.
360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, doors open 4pm. Call 055 616 0643 for more information.
Sunday 24 Visit a UAE nature reserve
Get 20 per cent off a luxury resort getaway this week at the UAE’s version of the Galapagos, with its pristine beaches and an abundance of wildlife. Rates start from Dhs1,199 a room.
Desert Island Resort, Sir Bani Yas Island. Log onto www.desertislands.anantara.com for more information.
Sunday 24 Feast on a 30-minute lunch
Hungry? In a rush, but don’t want to sacrifice quality? AOC now offers a four-course meal sampler delivered in half an hour – and it’s less than 550 calories. Dhs80, including tea or coffee.
AOC French Brasserie, Sofitel Jumeirah Beach. Call 04 446 2433 for more information.
Sunday 24 Party at Chi
Take advantage of Dhs20 drinks from 9pm until midnight, Dhs10 on selected shots, and women get the cost of their taxi deducted from their drinks bill. Oh – and the night is called Word of Mouth.
Chi, Oud Metha, 9pm-12pm. Call 04 337 9470 for more information.
Sunday 24 Swoon at Swayze under the stars
Pull up a beanbag and catch the sizzling chemistry between Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore in ’80s classic Ghost.
Wafi Rooftop, Oud Metha, 8.30pm. Call 04 324 4100 for more information.
Monday 25 Free workout!
This ladies-only health centre is offering a free Tae Bo Cardio Kick class for readers. Lose up to 500 calories and work your core strength. The class also runs on Wednesdays.
In Shape Ladies Fitness, Jumeirah Beach Road, 8.45am-9.45am. Call 04 395 5178 to book and for more information.
Monday 25 Watch Pineapple Express on the sofa
This hilarious cult movie is a must-catch this week. Go on – treat yourself to a relaxing night on the sofa.
Showmovies, 10pm for more information.
Tuesday 26 Win F1 tickets
The Hilton is continuing its run of Tuesday night quizzes, open to all. There are F1 tickets up for grabs for the winners, followed by free 3D screenings of the races.
Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Dubai Marina. Call 04 399 1111 for more information.
Tuesday 26 Cash in on Wafi’s new girls nights
Ladies can enjoy 40 per cent off food and drinks in Medzo, Persia Persia or Mahi Mahi and two free drinks per venue in Seville’s, Carter’s and Vintage from 9pm to midnight.
Wafi, Oud Metha. Call 04 324 4555 for more information.
Wednesday 27 Get excited about Christmas!
Tuck into free cookies and drinks, enjoy a 20 per cent discount on Ace’s entire new Christmas range and get personalised tips from an interior decorator on making your home look festive.
Ace, Dubai Festival City, 7pm. Log onto www.aceuae.com for more information.
Wednesday 27 Hear Brazilian beats
Join DJ Sticky Fingers and listen to his laid-back brand of soul and hip hop, while tasting special mixed drinks from Dhs40.
The Terrace, Park Hyatt, Garhoud, 8.30pm-midnight. Call 04 602 1234 for more information.