Indian fashion show, Gypsy Queens, Irish comedy and more Dubai fun
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 6 Hear sweet gypsy songs
The Gypsy Queens (not Kings) are serenading diners at all Atlantis restaurants (for the record, that’s Seafire, Ronda Locatelli, Rostang, Nobu, Kaleidoscope and Saffron) until January 10. Food, music and merrymaking. Hurray!
Atlantis, The Palm, 7pm. Call 04 426 0390 for more information.
Thursday 6 Sabyasachi fashion show
Superstar Indian designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee is in town. Call to make an appointment to meet the man and his wares – perfect if you’re after some seriously couture Indian bridalwear.
The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, 11am-8pm. Call 050 903 8674 for more information.
Thursday 6 Party al fresco
Overlooking the beach, it’s a raucous party at this lively outdoor bar. Energetic Miami DJ Snezana spins mash-ups while the crowd hits the dancefloor.
Horizon Lounge, Habtoor Grand Resort, from 8pm. Call 050 504 4647 for more information.
Thursday 6 Listen to something different
Resident DJ Sticky Fingers takes to the decks at this grown-up, picturesque nightspot, putting on some excellent acid jazz. Free entry.
The Terrace, Park Hyatt Dubai, 8.30pm. Call 04 602 1234 for more information.
Thursday 6 Laugh at Irish ComedyFest
Five Irish funnymen, including Jason Byrne and Dermot Whelan, are flying in to Dubai for four nights of big laughs.
McGettigan’s, Bonnington Hotel, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, from 9pm. Call 04 356 0600 for more information.
Friday 7 Go wild in wadis
Cheer on the participants of this year’s Wadi Bih Adventure Race: a 35km mountain bike race for individuals, and an event for teams of two (35km mountain bike race and 6km run). There’s also another run on February 11 – sign up now.
Starting from Golden Tulip Resort, Dibba, Musandam, Times TBC . Call +968 2 683 6654 or log onto www.wadiadventure.com for more information.
Friday 7 Watch the rock and metal battle
It’s the first leg of Metal Asylum’s rock and metal battle, with local rockers including IED and Riff Raff competing for a tour across Malaysia.
Club Se7en, Park Regis Hotel, Bur Dubai, 8.30pm. Call 050 904 8559 for more information.
Friday 7 Dance at Dirty Disco
Indie Cindys and alternative Andys will feel right at home as DJs Da:Funct, Just Some Kid and Bicep spin old school disco and nu-disco beats. Not named Cindy or Andy? You’ll still enjoy this.
Trilogy studio, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, 10pm. Call 055 882 5675 for more information.
Saturday 8 See edgy Austrian art
Beginning today, new exhibition ‘Eat When You Can, Sleep When You Can’ features Austrian artist Phillip Müller’s exploratory paintings that are worth a trip to see.
Carbon 12, Al Serkal Avenue, Al Quoz, until March 8. Call 050 464 4392 for more information.
Saturday 8 Henna, dates, coffee and more
The gold souk at this mega-mall is hosting an Emirati cultural experience: find out more about the UAE’s traditions, have your photo taken with a falcon and get adorned with free henna. Continues until January 14.
Gold Souk, The Dubai Mall, midday-10pm. Call 04 362 7500 for more information.
Saturday 8 Shake it at Bar Rumba
Embrace your inner señor or señorita and dance to Latino house at this fancy nightspot. Resident DJs will also be spinning a selection of jazz and chill-out tunes, and drinks are half price from 6pm until 8pm.
Calabar, The Address Downtown Dubai, 6pm. Call 050 725 8277 for more information.
Sunday 9 Discount bootcamps
Original Fitness Co is offering a Dhs200 discount on its monthly boot camp membership, so it’ll set you back Dhs700. Classes run every day in alternating spots, and are truly
JBR and Umm Suqeim public beach, 6am. Call 04 311 6571 for more information.
Sunday 9 Salad, steak and grape
Combine business and pleasure at West 14th’s ‘Bleisure’ lunch, which features a salad, a steak and a glass of grape-based beverage for Dhs130 per person. Book online at www.west14th.ae and enter promo code 1005.
Oceana Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah, noon. Call 04 447 7601 for more information.
Sunday 9 Learn to kitesurf
Why not stop watching, and start learning yourself? An introductory lesson is Dhs250 with AWE Kitesurfing.
Jumeirah, various times. Call 050 558 6190 for more information.
Sunday 9 Tunes with a view
Take in the view at this swanky waterside spot as DJ Elie spins a raft of top ’80s tracks.
Sho Cho, Dubai Marine Beach Resort, 7pm. Call 04 346 1111 for more information.
Monday 10 International polo
Watch teams from Hungary, Pakistan, Great Britain and the UAE compete in the UAE National Polo Cup. The final takes place on January 15, and entry is free for spectators in the Polo Lounge.
Desert Palm Resort, Al Awir Road, 3.15pm. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or log onto www.peraquum.com for more information.
Monday 10 A free ayurveda workshop
Learn about detoxification the natural way with ideas from the ancient Indian practice of ayurveda. This talk will focus on colon hydrotherapy and diet. Registration essential.
Dubai Herbal Treatment Centre, Oud Metha, 6pm-7pm. Call 04 335 1200 for more information.
Monday 10 Hit Slam
Join DJs Shero and Brooklyn for a night of R&B, hip hop and funky house. Present your taxi receipt and get the cost back in drinks vouchers (Dubai only).
Chi, The Lodge, from 10pm. Call 04 337 9470 for more information.
Tuesday 11 Jump into the UAE’s biggest pool
At 2,200sq ft, this luxurious five-star resort boasts the country’s largest pool. You may want to save a visit for a special day, though – a day pass for the pool and beach is Dhs495 per person.
Pool kiosk, Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah . Call 04 366 8888 for more information.
Tuesday 11 Try a winter discovery spa package
Enjoy some body brushing, mud application, Balinese massage and mini facial for Dhs550 for two hours. A one-off treatment available until January 31.
The Address Dubai Marina. Call 04 436 7777 for more information.
Tuesday 11 Enjoy ladies’ night(s)
Senyar offers three glasses of sparkling wine from 6pm until 9.30pm, then ladies get three free glasses of bubbles at Horizon Lounge from 7pm-11pm.
Senyar, The Westin, followed by Horizon Lounge, Habtoor Grand. Call 04 511 7309, 04 399 5000 for more information.
Tuesday 11 Hit the ice
Experienced ice hockey players are invited to train with the Mighty Camels. The Camels compete in a countrywide league and play socially among themselves. Dhs1,750 for a season (with jersey and ice time).
Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha, 8.30pm. Call 050 450 0180 for more information.
Wednesday 12 See Syrian art
Fantastic Syrian artist Kais Salman’s solo exhibition, ‘Material World’, is coming to a close soon. A must-see for fans of bold, expressionistic portraiture.
Ayyam Gallery, DIFC, until January 15. Call 04 439 2395 for more information.
Wednesday 12 Cycle Safe
Cycle, jog or rollerblade without the fear of being squashed by a Hummer. Dubai Autodrome is cleared of cars every Wednesday so you can pedal to your heart’s content for free. Also see the ‘Cycle Safe Dubai’ Facebook page.
Dubai Autodrome, near Arabian Ranches, 6pm. Call 04 367 8700 for more information.
Wednesday 12 Bring back the boogie
Shake off a hectic day with a night of retro dance anthems from DJ Rohann Nunez, with discounts on drinks until 11pm.
Catwalk, Golden Tulip Al Barsha, 6pm. Call 04 341 7750 for more information.