Bagel's galore, posh polo, former Phantoms and more Dubai fun
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 17Hear Macy Gray, Lifehouse and Mindi Abair at the Jazz Fest
American alternative band Lifehouse headline the second night of the Jazz Festival, with Macy Gray, Mindi Abair and Peter White filling the earlier slots. Tickets start at Dhs275.
Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, from 6pm. Log onto www.timeouttickets.com for more information.
Thursday 17Bagels galore
Who says bagels are just for breakfast? You can enjoy them at any time this month at The Eatery. Swing by and try a savoury one stuffed with smoked salmon, chicken or roasted vegetables. Dhs20-60.
Four Points by Sheraton, Sheikh Zayed Road, daily 6am-10.30pm. Call 04 316 9711 for more information.
Thursday 17Posh polo!
Some of the world’s best polo teams and players will compete in this year’s Royal Jet Cup. The tournament runs all week, with the final being played on February 25. Entry to the public area is free; VIP tickets are Dhs750, including lunch and selected house beverages.
Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, near Arabian Ranches, 1pm-midnight. Call 04 362 7873 for more information.
Thursday 17See three former Phantoms
Three one-time Phantoms from Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera perform musical hits from classic West End shows at this special concert. Dhs120.
Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, 8pm. Log onto www.timeouttickets.com for more information.
Thursday 17Practise your shooting
Let off some steam while learning to shoot a 9mm, pistol, rifle, revolver or an old-school bow and arrow. Activities start from Dhs50.
Golf & Shooting Club, Sharjah, 10am-5pm. Call 06 548 7777 or log onto www.golfandshootingshj.com for more information.
Friday 18Metal Asylum’s Bikers’ Bash
Local rockers Vin Sinners, One Way, Skreemin’ Egulz and Echoes With Laughter complete the bill for this alternative bikers’ bash, plus competitions and drinks deals galore. Dhs50.
Club Se7en, Kris Kin Park Regis Hotel, from 9pm. Call 050 714 0427 for more information.
Friday 18UAE Rugby Conference Cup Final
Can the Hurricanes stop the Wasps freight train in its tracks? Head down to The Sevens to find out. Entry is free for spectators.
The Sevens, Dubai-Al Ain Road, 3pm. Log onto www.thesevens.ae for more information.
Friday 18A drumming trip in the desert
What do you get if you mix camping, a full moon, lots of friendly people and dozens of drums? A Dubai Drums trip, that’s what – and they’re unbelievably fun. Dhs190 per person.
Gulf Ventures Desert Camp, 6.30pm. Call 056 744 2129 for more information.
Friday 18Groove to The Cuban Brothers
Prepare to shake your stuff as this riotous trio return to the beach for a performance like nothing you’ve never seen before. Dhs100, free for ladies and Dhs50 for men before 8pm.
Nasimi Beach, Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah, from 5pm. Call 055 200 4321 for more information.
Friday 18Dubai International Boxing Championship
Let’s get ready to ruuuumble. Watch some premier boxing tonight at this exciting event. Tickets start from Dhs150.
Dubai World Trade Centre, 6.30pm. Call 04 364 2574 or log onto www.timeouttickets.com for more information.
Saturday 19Clean up the beach
On its last outing, Operation Ozone collected more than 45,000 cigarette butts in one hour. Help save local marine life and stop toxins getting into our beloved seas. Prizes will be dished out for volunteers who collect the most rubbish. Free.
JBR beach, 7.30am-9.30am. Call 04 452 1106 or log onto www.volunteerindubai.com for more information.
Saturday 19Giant Cod and Friends
There’s no better way to spend a Saturday than ambling around the streets of Bastakiya. Start with breakfast at XVA Café, then head to The Majlis Gallery to see Michael Chalken’s giant animal sculptures (they really are huge).
The Majlis Gallery, Bastakiya, until March 5. Call 04 353 6233 for more information.
Saturday 19Football’s back!
After a hiatus, the Pro-Etisalat Football League resumes. See Al Wasl take on big-spending Al Ahli tonight.
Al Wasl Sports Club, Oud Metha, 8.15pm. Log onto www.alwaslsportclub.com or to www.ufl.ae for more information.
Saturday 19Free exercise classes
To launch its new Fit Lab fitness studios, Emirates Golf Club is hosting an open day to showcase its facilities and timetable of group exercise classes, including everything from Pilates and TRX to kettlebells.
Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, until February 28. Call 04 380 2222 or log onto www.dubaigolf.com/emirates-golf-club.aspx for more information.
Sunday 20Paint it red
Opt for a crimson shade on your monthly mani/pedi this month and get a free 30-minute aromatherapy foot or neck and back massage. The nails will cost you Dhs140.
The Nail Spa, The Dubai Mall, until February 28. Call 04 339 9078 for more information.
Sunday 20Carnival nights
Tonight, in celebration of the closing of Dubai Shopping Festival, Festival Centre is hosting South American and Chinese roaming carnivals. We’re expecting plenty of acrobatics.
Dubai Festival Centre, 4pm-9.15pm. Call 800 332 32 for more information.
Sunday 20Bargain beverages
All drinks are just Dhs19 until 3am at this much-loved dancing spot. Go on – after a whole day back in the office, you’ve earned it.
Malecon, Dubai Marine Beach Resort, from 7.30pm. Call 04 346 1111 for more information.
Monday 21Eat cheese fondue
This sleek bar is cheese crazy, offering giant cheese boards and a selection of cheese fondue, which melts in the mouth. From Dhs120 for a sharing board.
Vintage, Wafi, Oud Metha, 6pm-1am. Call 04 324 4100 for more information.
Monday 21Hear pro pianists tickle the ivories
Pianist duo Vitali Mihailiuc and Vinh Tran perform music from Chopin to Rachmaninov and more. Dhs50 per person.
The Fridge, Al Quoz, 7.30pm. Call 04 347 7793 for more information.
Monday 21Ladies’ night at Harry’s Place
Girls can enjoy buy-one-get-one-free drinks at this traditional English pub, and fill up on tasty bar food from pizzas to burgers. Free entry.
Renaissance Dubai Hotel, Deira, 8pm-midnight. Call 04 345 5995 for more information.
Tuesday 22Dragon boating
Join the Dawn Patrol paddlers for their weekly practice session. Men and women are welcome, as are beginners. First three sessions free. Dhs1,000 for annual membership.
Barasti beach, 6am. Call 050 708 7238 for more information.
Tuesday 22A lunchtime grill
Try West 14th’s ‘business-pleasure; lunch, which features grills and sea views. Dhs130 (including salad, steak and a glass of grape-based beverage).
West 14th Steakhouse, Oceana Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah; Sun-Thu, noon. Call 04 447 7601 for more information.
Wednesday 23Aussie Rules bootcamp: get tough!
Come and have a go if you think you’re hard enough! The Dubai Dingoes will put you through your paces with their AFL training sessions, which take place in the park every week and are a superb way to get fit. Dhs5 (for park entry).
Za’abeel Park, 6.30pm. Call 050 224 7314 for more information.
Wednesday 23Watch the curry experts in action
Chefs from Asha’s venues around the world are heading to Dubai for ‘A Taste of Things to Come’ to showcase new recipes. Dhs199.
Asha’s, Wafi, Oud Metha, 7.30pm. Call 04 324 4100 for more information.
Wednesday 23Don your best retro threads and enjoy classic rock
A host of international musicians take to the stage for retro show The ’80s Rocked, playing everything from AC/DC and Aerosmith and Queen in a tribute to ’80s rock. Dhs140.
First Group Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah, 8pm. Call 04 366 6546 for more information.