Maroon 5, Nasimi's birthday, kick boxing and table football
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 21 Maroon 5 live at DWTC
The pop-rock crooners, fronted by Adam Levine, hit Dubai for a soulful gig.
From Dhs275. Doors open 7pm, show starts 9pm. Dubai World Trade Centre (04 427 8166), www.timeouttickets.com
Thursday 21 See Marco Bailey on the decks
This Belgian techno music legend has headlined at festivals like Global Gathering. See him take to the decks at the Crowne Plaza tonight.
Dhs100. 10pm. NEO @ Sensation, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 911 0600).
Thursday 21 Acquaint yourself with a new artist
Exciting young British artist Amartey Golding returns for his third exhibition in Dubai. The charcoal and photographic works explore how being of mixed heritage can liberate a person from cultural stereotypes.
Free. Open 9am-8pm. Showcase Gallery, Jumeirah (04 348 8797).
Thursday 21 Tour de Vin at Rostang
This weekly Thursday event takes diners on a journey through the grapes and cuisines of France. Each week features food from a different region, accompanied by unlimited grape.
Dhs295. 6.30pm-10.30pm. Atlantis, The Palm Jumeirah (04 426 1000).
Friday 22 Nasimi Beach’s second anniversary
Hit the sand to celebrate the second anniversary of Nasimi. The party will be held across two dancefloors, with 16 of Dubai’s best DJs spinning 12 hours of ‘Muzik Madness’.
Dhs100, free for ladies and Dhs50 for men before 8pm. 2pm-2am. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis, The Palm (055 200 4321).
Friday 22 Buy fresh fruit and vegetables
While the weather’s still reasonable, snap up fresh produce grown by local farmers at the Baker & Spice Farmers’ Market.
Free. 10am-5pm. Souk Al Bahar, www.bakerandspiceme.com (04 425 2240).
Friday 22 Watch kickboxing at Wafi Rooftop
Featuring Guillaume ‘The Pirate’ Piatek, who will be fighting for the UAE World Kickboxing Federation middleweight inter-club title.
Dhs50 (beanbag seats), Dhs70 (ringside seats). 5pm. Wafi, Oud Metha (04 324 0000).
Friday 22 Win a trip to the UEFA Champions League final in London
The IV’s table football contest offers players the chance to win two VIP tickets to the Champion’s League final in London, with return flights and accommodation. Today, 16 teams will compete for a place in the finals on Wednesday 27.
Free. 7.30pm. The Irish Village, Garhoud (04 282 4750).
Friday 22 Cosmopolitan Middle East Live!
Join the Cosmopolitan team (plus a few specially selected hot men) for an afternoon of fashion, style beauty tips and fun.
Free, April 22-23, 4pm-9pm, Deira City Centre, Deira (04 295 4545)
Saturday 23 Smack that shuttlecock
Enjoy this fast-paced badminton league, meet new friends and get fit.
Dhs50 per session, Dhs400 for 10 weeks. 7pm. Raffles West Campus, Umm Suqeim, www.duplays.com (055 224 0187).
Saturday 23 Bang a drum
Try these weekly drumming sessions, where you’ll learn everything you need to create lively beats. Sessions last about 45 minutes.
Free. Sat 4pm, 5pm and 6pm. Dubai Festival Centre, www.festivalcentre.com (04 311 6536).
Saturday 23 Swing for free at Emirates Golf Club
Golfers of all abilities are invited to a free family open day, which includes complimentary lessons, putting clinics, longest drive competitions and adult and child par-3 tournaments, as well as barbecue, children’s games and the venue’s
first pre-owned clubs sale.
Free. Noon-6pm. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills (04 380 2222).
Saturday 23 Cliff Richard tribute night
Yes, you read that right – The Music Room will be paying tribute to the UK’s biggest-selling singles artist of all time. Cliff has sold more than 27 million singles, making him a worthy subject for this night of top tunes.
Dhs60. 10pm. Majestic Hotel, Bur Dubai (056 799 6335).
Sunday 24 Easter fun at The Ritz-Carlton
Cakes, chocolate bunnies, eggs and many other sweet treats are all on offer.
Prices vary. 10am-10pm. The Lobby Lounge, The Ritz-Carlton, JBR (04 399 6715).
Sunday 24 Tuck into juicy steak
Enjoy prime Australian meat at The Address Montgomerie’s steak night, while taking in views of the picturesque golf course.
From Dhs90. 7pm. Bunkers, The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills
(04 390 5600).
Monday 25 A good ribbing
Monday night means one thing: ribs and a pint at Loca. Tuck into the tastiest beef ribs this side of New Mexico and enjoy a pint of hop-based beverage while also being kind to your wallet.
Dhs65. 8pm. Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah (04 346 1111).
Monday 25 Watch local football
This all-Dubai Etisalat Pro-League match features Al Ahli, a team looking to scoop three points against local rivals Dubai in this derby match.
Free. 6pm. Dubai Sports & Cultural Stadium, www.ufl.ae.
Monday 25 Flamenco!
Until April 28, Seville’s will host salsa performances as part of its Flamenco Festival, aka Feria de Abril. This will be combined with a tasty three-course Spanish menu.
Dhs145 (includes three-course meal and glass of bubbly). Show starts 9pm. Seville’s, Wafi, Oud Metha (04 324 4777).
Tuesday 26 Get on board the environmental cause
Join Emirates Environmental Group for a talk on the extent of the UAE’s waste management problems and how you can do your bit.
Free. 7.30pm, Emarat Atrium, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.eeg-uae.org (04 344 8622).
Tuesday 26 Beach volleyball
Beach Blasers II is a six-a-side co-ed social beach volleyball league organised by Duplays. It’s a friendly and fun way to rid yourself of office angst.
Dhs450 per person for the season, Dhs3,200 per team. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, www.duplays.com.
Tuesday 26 Enter a ski race
Fancy yourself as a downhill devil? This warm-up session for Dubai Ski Club’s inter-company competition sees teams of three skiers or snowboarders competing against one another.
Entry Dhs290 per person (DSC members); Dhs390 (non-DSC members). 7pm-9pm. Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday 27 Become a master chef
Verre chef Scott Price holds a cookery masterclass every morning, revealing the secrets of Gordon Ramsay’s cooking. Email Anne.Krauss@hilton.com to book.
Dhs950. 10am-2pm. Verre by Gordon Ramsay, Hilton Dubai Deira Creek (04 227 1111).
Wednesday 27 Go cycling
Dubai Autodrome is cleared of cars to make way for cyclists today. Free (bikes and helmets must be provided by the riders).
6pm-9pm. Dubai Autodrome, near Arabian Ranches (04 367 8700).
Wednesday 27 Spectrum on One goes sushi silly
Every Wednesday is sushi night at Spectrum on One – expect all-you-can-scoff sushi, maki, tempura and teppanyaki, with bottomless servings of warm and cold Japanese rice-based beverage.
Dhs150. 6.30pm-8.30pm. The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).
Wednesday 27 UB40’s Ali Campbell
The legendary voice of Ali Campbell combines with a 10-piece band to sing all UB40’s greatest hits. Make a night of it and watch the Champions League semi-final on huge video screens after the concert.
Dhs150. doors open 7pm, show starts 9pm. The Irish Village (04 282 4750),