Tennis, carnivals, clubbing, coaching and more Dubai fun
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 24 Sing along to Jay Sean
The British R&B artist behind chart hits ‘Down’ and ‘Ride It’ performs live in Chi Garden as part of Atelier’s Live concert series. Entry Dhs150.
Chi@The Lodge, Oud Metha, 9pm. Log onto www.timeouttickets.com for more information.
Thursday 24 Dubai Tennis Championships: men’s quarter finals
The last eight gents thrash it out for a place in the semi-finals. Tickets for the match are sold out, but fans can still catch the action on the big screens at the Aviation Club.
The Aviation Club, Garhoud, gates open 9am. Log onto www.dubaidutyfreetennischampionships.com for more information.
Thursday 24 Dubai International Racing Carnival
The racing season is really starting to heat up before Dubai World Cup on March 26. Head down to Meydan for some top equine action. Entry is free.
Meydan, Nad Al Sheba, 5pm. Log onto www.meydan.ae for more information.
Thursday 24 Celebrate Karneval
Grab your best fancy-dress outfit for this German bash to celebrate the end of the country’s festival and party season, with a special set from Cologne’s DJ Buto. Entry Dhs100.
Nasimi Beach, Atlantis, from 6pm. Call 055 200 4321 for more information.
Friday 25 Join a clowning workshop
The Clowns Who Care are comedians and performance artists who visit local hospitals
and special-needs centres to cheer up sick and less privileged children. Join this open day and learn how laughter can lift the spirits. Free.
Venue TBC, 9am. Call 050 440 0994 or log onto www.dubomedy.com for more information.
Friday 25 Step Up Festival
Around 100 UAE athletes will head to the Special Olympics World Games in Athens this June, and this local festival aims to spread awareness about the championships. There will be games, DJs, live bands and more. Free.
Za’abeel Park, 11am. Call 04 367 6162 for more information.
Friday 25 Catch Sergey Sanchez at 360°
Moscow-based DJ Sanchez headlines this week’s Audio Tonic live session at the al-fresco nightspot. Entry is free.
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, from 5pm. Call 04 406 9744 for more information.
Friday 25 Fight night at Chi
Middle Eastern heavyweights Abdulmanem Kabbani and Mohammad Ali Bayat square up, with local fighters including Marwan Al-Marri also stepping into the ring. Dhs100 standing, Dhs200 ringside.
Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland, from 7pm. Call 04 337 0470 for more information.
Friday 25 Get down with some Detroit techno
Expect solid beats from house and techno DJ Thomas Schumacher, famous for his track
‘Get Physical’. Entry is Dhs100.
Trilogy, Madinat Jumeirah, 10pm-3am. Call 04 397 2728 for more information.
Saturday 26 Learn all about homeopathy
This short course will outline commonly used natural remedies. You’ll need a basic knowledge beforehand, and it costs Dhs100.
Dubai Herbal Treatment Centre, 10.30am. Call 04 335 1200 for more information.
Saturday 26 A free day at The Ritz-Carlton
This five-star hotel is opening its doors to 50 families today. Kids will have plenty to do and you’ll be able to try spinning, Pilates and circuits, or alternatively, just lounge by the beach.
The Walk at JBR. Call 04 318 6184 for more information.
Saturday 26 Fire up your Saturday at M-Dek
Join DJs Hassan Alwan, Raxon, Salah Sadeq, Rich Showell and Jixo & Danz for this 12-hour poolside party, plus there’s an optional barbecue brunch between 3pm and 6pm. Free entry.
Media One Hotel, Media City, from noon. Call 056 789 3897 for more information.
Saturday 26 Dance Cuban-style
Learn Cuban salsa at this new twice-weekly beginners’ course hosted by salsa school Ritmo De Havana – its teachers are experts in the art of hip-shaking. Dhs800 for 12 hour-long sessions.
Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, 9pm. Call 050 696 3520 or log onto www.ritmo-de-havana.com for more information.
Sunday 27 Sign up for a photo workshop
Gulf Photo Plus starts next week, and is a week-long event that’s packed with workshops, talks and demonstrations for budding snappers. Places are limited, so sign up now.
Knowledge Village. Log onto www.gulfphotoplus.com for more information.
Sunday 27 Introduction to sports coaching
This three-day course from the University of Chester is aimed at amateur coaches, teachers and parents who want to improve their sports coaching skills. Dhs2,750 per person.
Knowledge Village, 5pm. Log onto www.vipeduc.com for more information.
Monday 28 Relax to the music
This free meditation session uses music to help you open your mind.
The Third Eye, Sheikh Zayed Road, 7.30pm. Log onto www.thirdeyeonline.com for more information.
Monday 28 Listen to a local fusion band
Music trio Dahab present a night of their original acoustic compositions, which mix everything from contemporary Arabic to jazz sounds. Entry is Dhs50.
The Fridge, Al Quoz, 7.30pm. Call 04 347 7793 for more information.
Tuesday 1 Rack ’em up
Play all day at this local club, which offers eight-ball pool and snooker. Dhs20.
Dubai Snooker Club, Karama, 9am-2am. Call 04 337 5338 for more information.
Tuesday 1 Ogle super-yachts
Posh boats ahoy! See how people considerably richer than you spend their money. Dhs55, under 12s free. Continues until March 5. See page 13 for more info.
Dubai International Marine Club, next to Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, 4pm-9.30pm. Call 04 308 6475 for more information.
Tuesday 1 Ladies’ football
This week’s fixtures include American University of Dubai versus Abu Dhabi Thistle FC, and Sevens (formerly 800) against The Falcons. Free for spectators.
Jebel Ali Centre of Excellence, 7.30pm. Log onto www.dubaiwfa.com for more information.
Wednesday 2 Relax with a Thai massage
Chill out with reflexology and Thai massage.
Privilege Spa, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah, 10am-10pm. Call 04 348 9679 for more information.
Wednesday 2 See startling art
This new exhibition from Iraqi artist Halim Al Karim features jaw-dropping digitally remastered works.
XVA Gallery, DIFC, until April 10. Call 04 353 5383 for more information.
Wednesday 2 Ladies’ dragon boating
The CNCF-Barracuda Paddlers compete in association with the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation. If you’re an active woman looking for an exciting sport, give it a try! Free for the first session.
West Dubai Marina, next to the Yacht Club, 8.15am. Call 050 738 3949 for more information.
Wednesday 2 Threadneedle Dubai Polo Gold Cup
The biggest event in the Dubai polo calendar begins today. The tournament will feature some of the top polo teams in the world, with the final on March 11. Dhs100 per car.
Dubai Polo Club, near Arabian Ranches, 10am. Log onto www.dubaipologoldcup.com for more information.
Wednesday 2 Pete Tong at Time Out’s Nightlife Awards
Top UK DJ Pete Tong will play a set at this year’s Nightlife Awards after-party. Want to join us? Register online quick – there are limited spaces!
Cavalli Club, The Fairmont, Sheikh Zayed Road. Log onto www.timeoutdubai.com/nightlife for more information.