Power vocals on the beach, kayaking in Musandam and more top ideas
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 4 Get the power from Jocelyn Brown
Jocelyn Brown, the woman behind ‘Somebody Else’s Guy’, and whose voice sang the immortal line from ‘The Power’ by Snap!, is heading to Barasti for a guaranteed singalong set. Free for ladies and Dhs50 for men before 9pm, Dhs100 for all thereafter.
Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, from 5pm. Call 04 318 1313 for more information.
Thursday 4 Cheer on local footballers
Watch the latest action from the UAE Football League as Al Shabab host table-topping Al Jazira at their home ground in Al Waheda. Tickets are free. Back of the net!
Al Rasheed Road, Deira, 7.30pm. Call 04 296 7755 for more information.
Thursday 4 Check out the next David Guetta
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear sounds from Dutch house and electro DJ Afrojack, aka Nick van de Wall, tipped as the next David Guetta (a man with whom he’s already collaborated). Entry Dhs120.
Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, from 9pm. Call 050 624 5751 for more information.
Thursday 4 Try breakfast at News Café
A great way to start the day: tuck into the signature breakfast by Jean George at News Café, which features Illy coffee and an array of breakfast staples. There’s also free wireless.
Dar al Sondos Hotel Apartments, Bur Dubai, 6.30am. Call 04 393 8000 for more information.
Friday 5 Join a Musandam kayak adventure
Want to explore Musandam from the water? You can do just that in a single or tandem kayak with this friendly social group. Participants must know how to swim and should be fairly fit. Dhs80.
Departing from Dubai at 6am. Contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Friday 5 Nacho, anyone?
He’s not exactly edible, but listening to his tracks on YouTube has whet our appetites for a night with Valencian electro-house DJ Nacho Marco.
360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, doors open 4pm. Call 04 406 8744 for more information.
Friday 5 Enjoy classical music for free!
Renowned British conductor Peter Currie leads the Dubai Sinfonia, a group of local musicians, through a series of classic compositions.
Dubai College Auditorium, from 7pm. Call 04 341 8872 for more information.
Friday 5 Dance to carnival king Norman Jay
One of the UK’s most respected DJs returns to Dubai to perform his Good Times Sound System set. Expect everything from modern house to ’70s funk.
Trilogy rooftop, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, 10pm. Call 050 624 5751 for more information.
Saturday 6 Try Nordic walking
Take part in a one-hour intensive workout with a private Nordic teacher, learning to lunge and walk with special poles. Dhs75.
Safa Park, Jumeirah, 9am. Call 055 909 7175 or log onto www.socialcirclesuae.com for more information.
Saturday 6 Ride the Art Bus to Abu Dhabi
This fantastic initiative is a great way to see the art world if you don’t have a car or hate navigating the UAE’s streets. This time round it will take people around Abu Dhabi’s burgeoning gallery scene in the morning, and to Art Abu Dhabi in the afternoon and evening. It arrives back at 10pm and costs Dhs50.
Meeting at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, daily at 9am from November 4-7. Log onto
www.timeouttickets.com for more information.
Saturday 6 Learn interior design
Discover the art (as well as the science) of interior design in this seven-week course, which costs Dhs1,300.
Every Saturday until December 18, 10am-1pm. Call 050 532 3749 for more information.
Saturday 6 Eat on the cheap
Tuck into the credit-crunch dinner at M’s Beef Bistro: order one starter, one main, one dessert and a glass of selected grape-based beverage for Dhs159. Bon appetit!
M’s Beef Bistro, Le Méridien Dubai, 7.30pm. Call 04 702 2700 for more information.
Saturday 6 Visit the ExpatWoman craft fair
In this popular annual event, all the crafters in Dubai come together and sell the arts they’ve been busy making during the year. Free entry.
Grand Millennium Hotel TECOM, 10am-3pm. Call 04 429 9999 for more information.
Sunday 7 Take part in a film and fashion morning
Cinestar Cinemas and German clothing brand Ulla Popken have teamed up for a fashion show to display the latest Ulla Popken range. Afterwards there’ll be a screening of the movie Due Date, starring Robert Downy Jr. Entry is Dhs50.
Mirdif City Centre, 9am. Log onto
www.expatwoman.com for more information.
Sunday 7 Jog on!
The Desert Hash House Harriers run every Sunday evening, starting about an hour before sunset. The run is followed by refreshments and food, which is paid for by the Dhs50 runners’ fee.
Various locations, one hour before sunset. Log onto www.deserthash.org for more information.
Sunday 7 See Pacino under the stars
1992 movie favourite Scent of a Woman stars Al Pacino as a retired, blind, cranky US Army colonel. Get there early to make sure you nab a beanbag.
Wafi Rooftop, Oud Metha, 8.30pm. Call 04 324 4100 for more information.
Monday 8 Visit Dubai’s fort
The Al Fahidi Fort was built in the 1700s and includes a museum and gallery, showcasing historic scenes of the creek and ancient artifacts. Entry is Dhs3.
Near Dubai Creek, Deira 8.30am-8.30pm. Call 04 353 1862 for more information.
Monday 8 Catch the cricket
Watch the last one-day international between default hosts Pakistan and South Africa. Tickets range from Dhs25 to Dhs300.
Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium, 3pm. Call 04 425 1111 or log onto www.timeouttickets.com for more information.
Monday 8 Listen to a local band
Locally-based Celtic collective Next Flight Out, founders of the Speakeasy Sessions, will be capping off The Fridge’s fifth concert series with an evening of eclectic acoustic tunes. Dhs50, free for under 18s.
The Fridge, Al Quoz, doors open 7.30pm. Call 04 347 7793 for more information.
Tuesday 9 Go dune bashing
Join this day trip in a 4x4 to experience a rollercoaster ride on the sand, where you’ll do some dune bashing, visit a camel farm, watch a desert sunset and eat at a desert camp. Dhs165 per person.
The desert, 2.30pm-8.30pm. Log onto www.dubaidunebashing.com for more information.
Tuesday 9 Join the masses for Saw 3D
Halloween has been and gone, but for those of you missing the macabre, check out this seventh bloodthirsty instalment in the Saw franchise in all its three-dimensional glory. Horror is one of the most popular genres among Dubai’s cinemagoers, so be prepared to queue.
In cinemas across Dubai.
Tuesday 9 Try classy clubbing
Club night Hush! features a house fusion soundtrack courtesy of some of Dubai’s best local DJs. Expect air kisses and beautiful people.
Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa, 10pm. Call 04 888 3308 for more information.
Wednesday 10 Build a recycled boat
Want to join a boat race with a twist? Get building your own boat using recycled materials today, then head to Festival City on November 26 to find out if it sinks or swims. Dhs10,000 to enter per team of four.
Festival Marina, Dubai Festival City. Call Sebastian Delteil on 04 701 1111 for more information.
Wednesday 10 View cool designs at INDEX trade show
Today and tomorrow are the open days of the region’s best interiors show. Head down to see innovative design (such as this table) and bag some great deals.
Dubai World Trade Centre, 4pm-10pm.
Wednesday 10 Enjoy a drink in the Warehouse garden
To welcome winter, Warehouse at Le Méridien Dubai has opened its garden – probably the closest you’ll get to a British pub garden. There are 50 varieties of hop-based beverage on offer, meaning you can relax in the sun as you sup.
Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud. Call 04 702 2560 for reservations.