World Championship golf, indoor rock festival and oyster scoffing
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 25 Watch the world’s top golfers
See a raft of international golfers compete for obscene amounts of money at the Dubai World Championships. Continues until Sunday 28.
Entry is free.
Jumeirah Golf Estates, from 7.30am. Call 04 390 3333, or log onto www.dubaiworldchampionship.com for more information.
Thursday 25 Scoff oysters!
This is the last weekend you can enjoy Vivaldi’s oyster promotion. Offer ends on Friday 26. Prices vary.
Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, Noon-3pm (lunch), 7pm-11.30pm (dinner)
Call 04 228 1111 for reservations.
Thursday 25 Cheer on local football
Watch two of Dubai’s top teams scrap it out in this Etisalat Cup fixture. Al Ahli have the star player and coach, but are still underperforming. Tickets from Dhs10-50.
Mujdef, Oud Metha Street, 8pm. Call 04 324 3333 for more information.
Thursday 25 Watch the Louis Vuitton Trophy
See the last four days of one of the biggest sailing competitions in the world, until Sunday 28. Head to The Village next to Barasti for drinks, food and kids’ entertainment, then watch the race from the shore or on the big screen. There is also a free boat you can hop on.
Dubai International Marine Club, 11am-7pm daily. Log onto www.louisvuittontrophy.com for more information.
Friday 26 Attend an indoor rock festival
Head down to this excellent live music venue in Bur Dubai as seven local bands and two international guests take to the stage for
a night of rock’n’roll. Dhs80.
The Music Room, Majestic Hotel, from 6pm. Call 04 501 2534 for more information.
Friday 26 Watch a fight
Check out this inter-club amateur boxing and kickboxing event, which features novice bouts for juniors and adults. Tickets cost Dhs50.
KO Gym, Dream Tower (beside Al Maya Supermarket), Dubai Marina, 3pm. Call 050 286 1673 for more information.
Friday 26 Party on the beach!
Soundwave, the hotly anticipated follow-up to Sandance, kicks off with performances from Nightmares On Wax, Jonathan Ulysses and Zane Lowe. Dhs100.
Nasimi, Atlantis the Palm, from 2pm. Call 04 426 0000 for more information.
Saturday 27 Learn the art of digital photography
This half-day beginners’ course will teach you just enough to let you move beyond auto mode on your digital camera. The course costs Dhs365, but then your camera probably cost 10 times that, so we think it’s worth it.
The Shelter, Al Quoz, 2pm-6pm. Log onto www.timeouttickets.com for more information.
Saturday 27 Watch amazing aerial tricks
Global Village is open again for the winter! The massive pavilion features shops, eateries and entertainment. We’re keen to check out the SkyKings, who balance on motorcycles on a 60ft-high cable. Show times are flexible, so call ahead to confirm.
Global Village, Emirates Road, 4pm-midnight. Call 04 362 4114 for more information.
Saturday 27 Student shopping festival at Iconic
If you visit this urban department store between Wednesday 24 and today and show your student ID, you’ll be eligible for discounts, prize draws, free seminars and complimentary makeovers.
Deira City Centre. Call 04 294 3444 for more information.
Saturday 27 Watch your cigars being rolled
Rolling master Crisanto H Cardenas Miranda, a selected roller for Cuban cigar brand Habanos, has been rolling since 1960. He’ll be visiting Cooz to show off his skills.
Cooz Bar, Grand Hyatt Dubai, from 8pm. Call 04 317 2222 for more information.
Sunday 28 Dip your feet in a fish tank
New spa Under the Sea lets you have your tootsies tickled by therapeutic garra rufa fish, followed by a full pedicure. Treatments start at Dhs150.
Jumeirah Beach Park Plaza. Call 04 342 7766 for more information.
Sunday 28 See the history of Mecca
This photography-only gallery is currently showing 20 platinum prints depicting the Hajj from the mid-1800s. It’s fascinating to see the history of something happening right now.
The Empty Quarter, Gate Village, 9am-10pm. Call 04 323 1210 for more information.
Sunday 28 Watch opera
This weekly opera screening is a truly cultured event. Tonight, catch Jacques Offenbach’s Orphée aux Enfers for just Dhs25.
Art Sawa Gallery, Al Quoz, 7.30pm-8.30pm. Log onto www.artsawa.com for more information.
Monday 29 Cook like Ramsay
The Verre masterclass is scheduled every morning and has been tailored so that participants have an authentic Verre experience. Dhs950 per person.
Hilton Dubai Deira Creek, 10am-2pm. Call 04 227 1111 or email Anne.Krauss@hilton.com for more information.
Monday 29 Eat mussels until you pop
Every Monday, BBC is offering guests the opportunity to enjoy unlimited mussels and draught beverages for Dhs199 per person.
Belgian Beer Café, Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City. Call 04 701 2222 for more information.
Tuesday 30 Enjoy a charity golf day
Rugby meets golf at the Scrumdown Scramble charity event to raise money for the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation. There’ll be a full day of competitive golf featuring big names in rugby, such as Malcolm O’Kelly, all of whom will be taking part. Dhs3,200 per team, including barbecue.
The Els Club, Sports City. Call 04 445 6842 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Tuesday 30 Book a Xmas flight
Visiting relatives at Christmas? If you haven’t yet sorted your flight, see Qatar’s offers to destinations such as Europe for as little as Dhs2,305.
Qatar Airways, Doha Centre, Maktoum Street, Deira. Log onto www.qatarairways.com/ae for more information.
Tuesday 30 Drink for less
Grab a few friends after work and head to Bar Zar, where you can get five drinks for Dhs80. Not bad.
Bar Zar, Madinat Jumeirah, from 7.30pm. Call 04 366 6348 for more information.
Wednesday 1 Move to beats from a hip-hop DJ
Check out former Shady Records DJ Green Lantern, aka James D’Agostino (he left following ‘beef’ with 50 Cent, apparently).
Elegante, Royal Ascot Hotel, 10pm. Call 050 962 4222 for more information.