Friday 4 Bow Wow live
The 24-year-old American rapper takes to the stage in Chi Garden for a live gig ahead of
the release of his latest album, Underrated. Entry TBC.
Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland, 9pm-3am. Call 04 337 9470 for more information.
Thursday 3 Eat your fill at Taste of Dubai
Dubai’s food fest kicks off today. Celebrate with the likes of celebrity chefs Gary Rhodes, Vineet Bhatia and Jun Tanaka, get involved in cooking workshops, and watch live entertainment. Continues until March 5. Tickets from Dhs120.
Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, noon-midnight. Log onto www.timeouttickets.com for more information.
Thursday 3 Join a surfers’ dinner party
Surf Dubai’s members have paddleboarded round the World Islands to raise money for the UAE Red Crescent and Surf Aid International. Tonight they host the celebratory dinner, with all proceeds going to charity. Dhs175.
Dubai Offshore Sailing Club, Jumeirah, 6pm. Call 050 504 3020 or log onto
www.surfingdubai.com for more information.
Thursday 3 Dara Ó Briain live on stage
The Irish comic from Mock the Week, Have I Got News For You and QI shares some
of his wit and wisdom in a stand-up show at the Irish Village. Dhs185.
The Irish Village, Garhoud, 7pm. Log onto www.timeouttickets.com for more information.
Friday 4 Fresh food at the farmers’ market
Keep your dirhams out of the big supermarkets’ coffers and fill a basket with purchases from hard-working local farmers.
Baker and Spice, Souk Al Bahar, from 10am. Call 04 425 2240 for more information.
Friday 4 Viva Italia!
Lafayette Gourmet celebrates Italian cuisine with Italian Week from March 3-12. Sample the many belissimo tastes of Italian food with prepared menus, ready-to-cook meats and five tasting stations inspired by Italian cities. Prices vary.
Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall, 10am. Call 04 339 9933 for more information.
Friday 4 Motocross madness at DMX
Like bikes? DMX is one of the oldest motorsport championships in the city.
Dubai Motocross Park, opposite Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, 10am-5pm. Call 050 881 7313 for more information.
Saturday 5 Flea market madness
This popular market is back today, and there are always some great finds – we’ve picked up art, DVD box sets, jewellery and designer threads. Just be prepared to get your elbows out (punters can get vicious!) Park entry is Dhs3 per person.
Safa Park, gate two, Jumeirah, 8am-3pm. Log onto www.dubai-fleamarket.com for more information.
Saturday 5 Funk up your weekend
Join the MustHaveSoul boys and guest DJ Phil Asher for a night of soulful house, studded with everything from jazz and Latin to disco and funk, with happy hour 4pm to 7pm. Free entry.
360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, from 4pm. Call 04 406 8744 for more information.
Saturday 5 Warble the night away at karaoke
Belt out ballads, rock favourites or pop hits. Your first glass of Dutch courage is on the house – everyone gets a free drink with their first song.
Krossroads, Imperial Suites Hotel, Bur Dubai, from 10pm. Call 055 923 2141 for more information.
Saturday 5 Takeaway fish and chips
Too lazy to cook dinner? Pick up some traditional British fish and chips from The Wharf and scoff them in front of the telly. Dhs65.
Mina A’ Salam, Madinat Jumeirah, 3pm-7pm. Call 04 366 6152 for more information.
Sunday 6 Shop Miss Selfridge
This British fashion chain stocks on-trend high street wares. If Topshop is your go-to store, you’ll love this.
The Dubai Mall, call 04 362 7500 for more information.
Sunday 6 Admire bottle art
Drinks brand Absolut is showcasing a range of its poster art, including work by Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst, who have expressed their take on the famous bottle shape. The show ends today.
Carbon 12 Gallery, Al Serkal Avenue. Log onto www.carbon12dubai.com for more information.
Sunday 6 Dine on Michelin-starred food
Chef Daniel Galmiche will present culinary creations at Rodeo Grill as part of the steakhouse’s Michelin Gastronomic series.
Al Bustan Rotana, Garhoud, Noon-3pm, 7pm-midnight. Call 04 282 0000 for more information.
Monday 7 Try your hand at fencing
Mihail Kouzev is an expert fencer and has represented Bulgaria many times.Get him to teach you this ancient art today. Dhs45.
Mina A’ Salam, Madinat Jumeirah, various times. Log onto www.dubaifencingclub.com for more information.
Monday 7 Get behind the lens
Photography show Gulf Photo Plus starts today. The always-impressive event features more than 50 talks and workshops from local and international lensmen, and is a must for photography enthusiasts.
Dubai Knowledge Village, until March 12
Monday 7 Drink deals at Rosso
Enjoy selected drinks for Dhs20-Dhs25 at this sleek Italian bar. The terrace offers a relaxed setting.
Amwaj Rotana, Dubai Marina, 6pm-8pm. Call 04 428 3088 for more information.
Tuesday 8 An evening of women’s video art
Today is International Women’s Day; in honour of the event, XVA is showcasing video art by 76 women from 50 countries. Entry is free.
XVA Art Hotel, Bastakiya, 6pm-10pm. Log onto www.xvacafe.com for more information.
Tuesday 8 Check out the chippy
Cod and chips, gravy, mushy peas, battered Mars bars and, most importantly, authentic chips. Indulge today. Approx Dhs100.
Fish & Chips Room, JBR,open noon-midnight. Call 04 427 0443 for more information.
Tuesday 8 Experience Hype
Get your weekly urban music fix at this growing club night, with DJ Bliss, Shef Codes and Adam J on the decks. Entry is free.
Trilogy, Souk Madinat, Jumeirah, 10pm-3am. Call 04 336 6917 for more information.
Wednesday 9 Detox special
Enjoy a full-body massage, an exfoliation, a wrap and an Anne Sémonin Ice Cube Facial (which is apparently Cheryl Cole’s fave). It will set you back Dhs680 for three hours of pampering.
Senso Spa, Dubai Media City, until March 31. Call 04 366 9111 for more information.
Wednesday 9 Business lunch
The Glasshouse team have started a new business lunch menu featuring sustainable ingredients. There’s also a promise of two courses in 45 minutes. Dhs75 for two courses, Dhs95 for three.
Glasshouse Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira, 12.30pm-3.30pm. Call 04 212 7551 for more information.
Wednesday 9 Cricket at night
Enjoy the slap of leather against willow in this night cricket league. Dhs600 per person for a season.
Dubai Modern High School, Nad Al Sheba, 7pm. Log onto www.duplays.com/cricket for more information.
Wednesday 9 Ice hockey at the mall
The Dubai Mighty Camels take on Theebs, a team made up of Emirati nationals, at The Dubai Mall ice rink. Free.
Dubai Ice Rink, The Dubai Mall, 8.15pm. Call 04 448 5111 for more information.
Wednesday 9 Go ’80s on the beach
Dance to chart-toppers from the decade that style forgot, and enjoy jelly short drinks and candyfloss. Free entry.
Nasimi, Atlantis, 6pm. Call 055 300 4321 for more information.