ArtDubai, St. Patrick's Day, The Streets and more Dubai fun
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 17 Listen to a member of The Corrs at Meydan
Sharon Corr performs a mixture of her solo material and famous songs from the Irish rock and pop bad.
Dhs150. Open 6.30pm. Meydan Racecourse (04 327 0000).
Thursday 17 Jump aboard the ArtBus
Jump on the Art Dubai bus and go to Art Sawa, Ayyam Art Centre and Carbon 12, plus Al Bastakiya and Sharjah. They are all hosting a variety of UAE art.
Dhs50. 10am-6.30pm. From across town (04 341 7303).
Thursday 17 Try the St Patrick’s Day Burger
Harvesters are serving special shamrock-shaped burgers to celebrate St Paddy’s Day. Mental!
Dhs79 (per burger). Noon. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 331 1111).
Thursday 17 Celebrate St Patrick’s Day!
Catch special performances from a group of traditional Irish dancers and an Irish band from Galway in McGettigan’s main bar area, or step out into the new pub garden to watch Mike Ross and his band. Celebrations continue on Friday with a special morning-after brunch.
Free. Open noon-3am. McGettigan’s, Bonnington Hotel, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 356 0600).
Friday 18 See The Streets live!
Mike Skinner takes centre stage at Barasti tonight and with any luck will be performing killer tracks ‘Weak Become Heroes’, ‘Let’s Push Things Forward’ and crowd pleaser ‘Fit But You Know It’. Make sure you get there – it’s one of the last times he’ll perform as The Streets.
Dhs225. Open 6.30pm, show 9.30pm. Barasti, Jumeirah (04 439 0900).
Friday 18 Go desert camping
On this community trip you’ll sleep under the stars and bang drums. They take dozens of drums with them and you’ll jam with a whole group of people, enjoy a barbeque and make new friends.
Dhs85. 6.30pm start. Gulf Ventures Camp, Dubai desert (056 744 2129).
Saturday 19 Hone your barbecue skills
Join Norberto Palacios, Head Chef of Asado, at the poolside and learn the secrets of mastering a perfect barbecue.
Dhs295 (includes recipes and a sit-down lunch), Dhs445 (includes select house beverages). 11am-1.30pm (Advance reservations are required). The Palace, Downtown Dubai,
Saturday 19 Kick back on the beach
Unwind with local DJs David Craig, Da Sendri and Smokingroove as they play Balearic beats, soul, funk and old school, with a barbecue from noon-4pm.
Free. Open noon ‘til late. Nasimi, Atlantis (055 200 4321).
Saturday 19 All-you-can-eat sushi!
Savour a lavish buffet of authentic sushi, sashimi and other Japanese delicacies freshly prepared by Benihana’s chef.
Dhs179 (selected house beverages). 6.30pm. Al Bustan Rotana, Garhoud (04 282 0000).
Saturday 19 Catch record-breaking DJ Black Coffee at 360°
Soulful South African DJ Black Coffee, who holds the world record for the longest ever DJ set at 60 hours, heads to Dubai for his debut in the city. Supported by Simon Reid, Tristan Bain, Dan Chadwick and Conan Liquid.
Free. Doors open 4pm. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 406 8744).
Sunday 20 Discounted male pampering
Gents, head to Man/Age spa for a skin fitness facial, sportsman’s massage and a Moroccan bath using a sea-salt scrub with ginger and lemongrass.
Dhs600 (normally Dhs820). Various locations, including Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 435 5780).
Sunday 20 Italian night
Eat all the Italian cuisine you can possibly stomach.
Dhs120 (soft drinks). 7pm. The Gem Garden, Holiday Inn Dubai Al Barsha,
Sunday 20 Crazy Sundays at Fish Market
Every Sunday this March, eat all the seafood treats you can for Dhs111. Choose from two three-course set menus.
Dhs111. 12.30pm (lunch), 7.30pm (dinner). Radisson Blu, Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Monday 21 Learn how to be a basketball coach
Learn the basic fundamentals required to start working with athletes and creating better basketball top-level players. This is actually part-one of the total four classes.
Dhs2,250. 5pm-10pm. Al Nasr Club, Knowledge Village,
Monday 21 Climb for free
All The Wall’s Facebook group members and students are free to come and climb. Snacks and beverages will be available.
Free. 3pm-6pm (juniors), 6pm-10pm (adults). DWTC, Block-C (04 306 5061).
Monday 21 Put your City Card to good use
Head over to Seville’s at Wafi and treat yourself to a big Spanish feast. Present your Time Out Dubai City Card to receive a 20 per cent discount on all food and drinks.
Noon-1am. Wafi, Oud Metha (04 324 4777).
Monday 21 Watch live music from local talent
Enjoy covers and original tracks from talented local musicians. Dhs25, includes one house beverage.
Open 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel, Bur Dubai (04 501 2534).
Tuesday 22 Have an invigorating fruit scrub
Try the Red Island Fruit Seed Scrub and Massage which uses fruit seeds, spices and essential oils to exfoliate the skin.
Dhs200 for scrub only, Dhs450 for scrub and massage. Al Asalla Spa, Dubai Ladies Club (04 349 9922).
Tuesday 22 The Spectacle of War
This group show presents war as a postmodern spectacle, and is a fantastic collection of documentary photography, with a focus on Iraq. Until April 30.
Free. 10am-10pm. The Empty Quarter, DIFC (04 323 1210).
Tuesday 22 Get your hair styled
This spacious modern shop has über talented stylists who’ll give you a new look today. From Dhs275. 9am-7pm. Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah, www.pastels-salon.com (04 394 7393).
Tuesday 22 Curry night!
Spice up your week with curry night this Tuesday.
Dhs75 (two courses). 7pm-11pm. The Academy, The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Wednesday 23 Treat your toes
Pamper your tootsies at Tips and Toes, a reliable and affordable spa, where they’ll do reflexology and a pedicure for less than Dhs150.
Locations all over town including JBR, The Springs and Media City (04 349 2918).
Wednesday 23 Unified in Diversity
See paintings, sculptures and video works by seven Iranian artists. You also have the chance to check out Al Quoz’s new Lime Tree Café while you’re there.
Until March 24. Free. Total Arts at The Courtyard, Al Quoz (04 347 5050).
Wednesday 23 Go for gold
The most famous gold souk in Dubai is dripping with the stuff. Even if you’re not going to buy any, it’s incredible to see this much gold in one place (with seemingly no security – randomly).
10am-10pm. Sikkat al Khail Street, Deira (04 390 5600).
Wednesday 23 Get discounted drinks at Rosso
Selected drinks are Dhs20-25 for all from 6pm-8pm, while ladies get two free glasses of grape from 9pm-midnight.
Amwaj Rotana Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 428 3088).