Motorcross, clubbing, salsa and more Dubai highlights this week
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 27 Rev up for motocross action
Catch round five of the Dubai Motocross Championships. The event will feature racers from age four upwards. Free entry for spectators.
Dubai Motocross Club, opposite Jebel Ali Hotel, 8.30am (practice), 9.45am (races). Call 050 644 3990 for more information.
Thursday 27 A legendary Iranian artist
Starting today at this great contemporary art gallery is an exhibition by renowned Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, who, at 87, has a lifetime of stories to fuel his artwork.
The Third Line, Al Quoz, until February 24. Call 04 341 1367 for more information.
Thursday 27 Put your hands up for Fedde
Hit the dancefloor as the Dutch house DJ and producer behind 2006’s huge hit ‘Put Your Hands Up For Detroit’ does his thing at the Madinat. Dhs100 before 11pm, Dhs150 after.
Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, from 10pm. Call 050 624 5751 for more information.
Friday 28 Take the perfect digital photo
Impress your friends with awesome snaps after this intro to digital photography course, which will teach you the basics to getting the most out of your camera. Includes hands-on advice about settings and how to use them. Dhs900 per person.
Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Barsha, 2pm-6pm. Call 055 967 3927 for more information.
Friday 28 See an All Saint behind the decks
Melanie Blatt, former member of British girl band All Saints, headlines Chi’s recently returned Home night, taking over the decks in the club’s garden.
Chi, The Lodge, doors open 9pm. Call 04 337 9470 for more information.
Friday 28 Fight night!
Top Fight is a mixed martial arts fight night that features amateur contenders vying for a place in the Abu Dhabi Fighting Championships. Tickets are Dhs100.
Chi @ The Lodge, Oud Metha, 9.30pm. Call 04 337 9470 or 050 782 7575 for more information.
Friday 28 Dance like a fool to DJ Dorian Paic
Join this world-renowned house DJ (also resident at Cocoon Club, Frankfurt) for killer beats.
Trilogy, Jumeirah, 10pm-3am. Call 050 725 8277 for more information.
Saturday 29 Barbecue madness
Gorge on a feast of barbecued meats, fish and seafood, while enjoying the views from Pine Grill restaurant. Dhs145 (soft drinks), Dhs245 (house beverages).
Courtyard by Marriott, Green Community, 6pm. Call 04 885 2222 or log onto www.marriottdiningatcy.ae for more information.
Saturday 29 Celebrate Chinese New Year early
China Club is putting on a traditional set lunch and dinner menu. Dishes include deep-fried crumbed prawns, dried scallops and stir-fried lobster. Set menu costs Dhs218.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek. Call 04 205 7333 for more information.
Saturday 29 See Ashley Beedle at Calabar
The British dance DJ and member of X-Press 2 is still best known for 2002 chart hit ‘Lazy’. Take advantage of the 50 per cent off drinks deal between 6pm and 8pm at this laid-back venue.
Calabar, The Address Downtown Dubai, 6pm. Call 050 725 8277 for more information.
Sunday 30 Do the salsa
Nothing beats a Latin rhythm. Join this class today to perfect yours. Dhs800.
Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, 9pm-10pm. Email
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sunday 30 Sign up and shape up
Today is the last day to sign up for the three-month, thrice-weekly boot camp at this great boxing gym. The workouts start on February 5. Dhs2,250 per person.
KO Gym, Dubai Marina. Call 050 286 1673 for more information.
Sunday 30 Watch top rugby
In a historic event for British domestic rugby, the LV= Rugby Cup fixture between Wasps and Harlequins is being held in Abu Dhabi. Tickets are Dhs200 for adults and Dhs100 for kids, available from Emirates Palace.
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, 7.15pm. Call 02 690 9000 for more information.
Sunday 30 Unwind on Sanctuary’s terrace
Grab a bunch of mates and head to Sanctuary for an early-week round of deep house from the resident DJ. Entry is free.
Sanctuary, Atlantis, 9pm. Call 04 426 0561 for more information.
Monday 31 Slog it out at night cricket
Get involved in the fast-paced Duplays eight-a-side cricket league, held on Mondays and Wednesdays. Dhs600 per person, Dhs5,000 per team.
Dubai Modern High School, Nad Al Sheba, 7pm. Call 055 224 0187 for more information.
Monday 31 Party at Boudoir’s candy shop
Dance to old-school music from resident DJs while munching on free sweets, plus candy-themed drinks for ladies. Free entry.
Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa, 9pm. Call 04 345 5995 for more information.
Tuesday 1 Celebrate Bloomies’ birthday
Today, Bloomingdale’s Dubai turns one. To celebrate, the store is giving away prizes and offering lots of special offers, including photo ops with the famous teddy.
Bloomingdale’s, The Dubai Mall, until February 14
Tuesday 1 Hit the wall
Drop in for a climbing session inside a pyramid, no less. The instructors will show you the ropes for as little as Dhs62.
Pharaohs’ Club, Wafi, Oud Metha, 9am-9pm. Call 04 324 0000 for more information.
Tuesday 1 Enjoy blues under the stars
Blues collective Going Back to the Crossroads return to Dubai for a live performance of classic blues and soul. Dhs145 per person, includes Cajun-style snacks for sharing.
Wafi Rooftop, Oud Metha, from 8pm. Call 04 324 4100 for more information.
Wednesday 2 Cheap drinks and a killer view
Take advantage of a half-price happy hour between 6pm and 8pm, and sip top-notch grape for around Dhs20 while admiring the stunning city views.
RED Lounge Terrace, Raffles, Oud Metha. Call 04 314 9770 for more information.