David Morales in Dubai, ski racing and much more ...
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 28 See David Morales at Sanctuary
Expect banging beats from the Grammy-winning mega-DJ, who performs at Ultra Raisani.
Dhs100. 10pm-3am, Sanctuary, Atlantis The Palm (050 164 7645), www.timeouttickets.com
Thursday 28 Go, ski racer!
Teams of skiers and snowboarders will compete against one another in a corporate downhill competition organised by Dubai Ski Club.
Entry Dhs290 per racer (DSC members); Dhs390 (non-DSC members). 7pm; award ceremony at Après bar at 10pm). Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday 28 Cheap pre-party pampering
SensAsia Urban Spas are renowned for flawless service and treatments. The last-minute ‘Pamper Me Princess’ package, in celebration of this weekend’s royal wedding, includes a Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Express facial and is one of the cheapest deals in town.
Dhs50 (normally Dhs190). Until April 30. SensAsia Urban Spas, locations across Dubai, www.sensasiaspas.com.
Thursday 28 A new art exhibition
Starting today, ‘Cairo Dreams’ by Susan Hefuna is a collection of aluminium sculptures and ink drawings. Why not indulge in some cake at the new branch of nearby Lime Tree Café once you’ve admired the art?
Free. 10am-7pm. The Third Line Gallery, Al Quoz (04 341 1367).
Thursday 28 Jazz and steak: nice
Ember Grill’s all-you-can-eat night is perfect for steak connoisseurs and red meat lovers. Savour prize cuts while listening to live jazz.
Dhs180 (soft drinks), Dhs245 (house beverages). 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ember Grill & Lounge, The Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8999).
Friday 29 Celebrate the royal wedding
Commemorate the nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton with a British-themed disco, featuring everything from The Beatles to Oasis.
Dhs50. 6pm. Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, near Arabian Ranches,
Friday 29 Emirates Towers vertical marathon
As Yazz would say: The only way is up (baby). Keeping this sentiment in mind, runners will stomp up 1,334 stairs of Jumeirah Emirates Towers’ office tower in aid of global charity Médecins Sans Frontières.
Free for spectators. 8am. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, www.vm.msf-me.org (04 345 8177).
Friday 29 Laugh along with Dr Brown
The sell-out comedian brings his absurdist clowning and twisted, gawky mime act to the UAE. Well worth a watch.
Dhs100. 7pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates (050 115 3828), www.timeouttickets.com
Friday 29 Mundy live at JLT
The Irish singer-songwriter famed for singles ‘To You I Bestow’ and ‘July’ comes to Dubai’shot new Irish bar.
Dhs120. 8pm. McGettigan’s, Bonnington Hotel, JLT, www.mcgettigansdubai.com.
Saturday 30 Last chance to see British art
Finishing today, ‘New Wave British Art Today’ is a fantastic survey of art produced from the islands in the wake of the Young British Artists movement. A must-see.
Free. 10am-7pm. Gallery Etemad, Al Serkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 346 8649).
Saturday 30 Go to a photo workshop
Ever been mocked for your photo-taking skills? Do something about it by signing up for this digital photo workshop – you’ll blow your friends away with your new snaps.
Dhs365. Noon-5pm. The Shelter, Maraya Art Centre, Al Quoz (050 420 4091).
Saturday 30 Free massage for men
Today is the last day of this deal: ladies, book a Japanese yuzu treatment, which involves a polish, body buttering and massage, and your man will get a free 60-minute Swedish massage.
Yuzu treatment Dhs550, massage free. Taj Palace Hotel, Deira (04 223 2222).
Saturday 30 Cherry Blossom Festival
Chef Nakagawa presents a traditionally festive spring menu in the last day of Minato’s Cherry Blossom Festival promotion.
Dhs190. 12.30pm-3pm (lunch), 7pm-11pm (dinner). Until April 30. Minato, Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Saturday 30 Take to the track
Hone your athletics performance at this weekly event, which offers 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1,500m and 3,000m distances. Races and coaching are divided into age categories.
Dhs30 for first race, Dhs20 for each subsequent race. 6pm. Dubai American Academy, Barsha, email@example.com (050 225 7024).
Sunday 1 Buy new clothes
Opening today, cool Dutch brand Scotch & Soda is renowned for preppy clothes with a slick European edge. A welcome addition to the local shopping scene.
Mirdif City Centre, www.scotch-soda.com.
Sunday 1 Free beauty gifts
Starting today, the Faces beauty festival means a bundle of free gifts when you stock up on make-up, fragrance and skincare. We like the Lacoste duffle bag, free when you buy one of the brand’s fragrances.
Until May 15. All Faces outlets, including BurJuman (04 352 1441).
Sunday 1 Enjoy Indonesian food at Nina
Try a contemporary culinary experience with chef Hari Nayak, whose creations will be paired with distinctive Sula grape-based beverages.
Dhs250 (degustation menu only), Dhs450 (with grape). 7pm-11.30pm. Arabian Court, One&Only Royal Mirage (04 399 9999).
Monday 2 Get fit this month
The well-equipped Club Olympus Fitness & Spa is offering a spring-clean fitness package during May, which involves four 60-minute personal training sessions as well as two deep-tissue massages.
Dhs1,088. Until May 31. Hyatt Regency Hotel, Deira (04 209 6802).
Monday 2 See Thor, the God of Thunder
Kenneth Branagh’s movie, based on the Marvel tale about Norse god Thor, hits cinemas this week – and it’s in 3D. Expect plenty of action and superhero shenanigans.
At cinemas across Dubai.
Monday 2 Try parkour
Want to be able to jump over buildings, railings and walls in style? These adult parkour classes will help you develop core strength and self-confidence.
Dhs350 for 10 sessions. 4.15pm, 5.15pm, 6.15pm, 7.15pm. Emirates International School, Meadows 4. Call Jonny (055 653 1840) or Dom (050 759 6183).
Tuesday 3 Win a trip to NYC
Spend Dhs200 at fashion store BCBGMaxAzria and get the chance to win a holiday to the Big Apple to see the brand’s fashion show. Five nights of luxury accommodation is included, as is Dhs3,500 spending money.
Minimum spend Dhs200. Until May 30. The Dubai Mall (04 434 0848).
Tuesday 3 A new DIFC art exhibition
The first solo exhibition for Syrian painter Mouteea Murad, entitled ‘Through
the Looking Glass’, showcases his bold, geometric abstracts. Make sure you also visit XVA’s fantastic dual show while you’re at Gate Village.
Free. Until June 17. Ayyam Gallery, Gate Village, DIFC (04 323 6242).
Wednesday 4 Play sports for charity
Al Noor has just unveiled its new sports hall, with 85 per cent of the entry fees going towards the centre. Book your slot to play table tennis, basketball, badminton, cricket and more.
From Dhs100. Open daily 4pm-midnight. Barsha, firstname.lastname@example.org (04 347 7666).
Wednesday 4 Cycle in safety
Every Wednesday, Dubai Autodrome is cleared of cars to make way for cyclists, joggers and even the odd rollerblader. For details, check out the Cycle Safe Dubai Facebook page or call the number below.
Free (bikes and helmets must be provided by the riders). 6pm-9pm. Dubai Autodrome (04 367 8700).
Wednesday 4 Barbecue night at Thai Kitchen
Sample sumptuous Thai dishes, cooked on request.
Dhs150-Dhs185. 7pm. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).