Sean Kingston, Omid Djalili and an audition for West Side story
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 5 Sean Kingston live
The Jamaican-American hip-hop artist (and friend of Justin Bieber) comes to serenade the ladies at Chi with songs such as ‘Beautiful Girls’.
Dhs175, Dhs250 (VIP). 9pm-3am. Chi@The Lodge, Oud Metha (04 337 9470),
Thursday 5 Take a Texan culinary journey
Guest chef Jay McCarthy cooks up top-notch meat cuts, barbecued beef ribs, his famous Texan beef stew, and chargrilled tenderloin and rib-eye steaks.
Prices vary. Thu 7pm-1.30am, Fri 7pm-12.30am. Palm Grill, Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Thursday 5 Ladies’ night at Wild Wadi
Until October, Thursday nights at Wild Wadi are dedicated to ladies only. Boys under 11 are also welcome to attend.
Dhs170 (adults), Dhs135 (kids under 1.1m tall). Open 8pm-midnight. Wild Wadi, Jumeirah, www.wildwadi.com (04 348 4444).
Thursday 5 Get bronzed!
Don’t ruin your skin this summer by sunbathing outside – just top up your colour with a natural spray tan. They’re currently on offer at Sisters Beauty Lounge. Buy four and get one free.
Dhs215 per tan. Until May 31. Sisters Beauty Lounge, The Dubai Mall (04 339 8500).
Thursday 5 Enjoy jokes galore with the Laughter Factory
The comedy night is back with another chuckle-filled line-up, including Ian Coppinger, Mark Maier and Chris McCausland.
Dhs130. Show starts 9pm. Courtyard By Marriott, Green Community (04 355 1862), www.timeouttickets.com
Friday 6 Watch funnyman Omid Djalili
The Comedy Social event kicks off with this London-based comedian, who gained praise
for his award-winning role as Mahmud Nasir in The Infidel, though is best known for his
razor-sharp stand-up shows.
Dhs200. 7.30pm-11.30pm. Amphitheatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 432 7844),
Friday 6 Audition for West Side Story
Spotlight Academy is bringing this classic musical to Dubai and is looking for local talent to appear on stage with the international stars. Head down and put on your best show.
Free. 10am-5pm, until May 7. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates.
Friday 6 Attend an all-day beach party
Enjoy the launch of new beach venue Joya and catch Jamaican singer Gary Nesta Pine performing, along with DJ Lady Red Label, DJ Neil T, DJ Trix, and Ministry of Sound’s Mark Pickup.
Dhs100 (includes two drinks). Doors open noon. Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa (04 814 5555).
Friday 6 Dance to Paul Brady
See the Irish singer-songwriter – whose fans include Bob Dylan – perform the hits that define his career, from the late ’60s with The Johnsons to ’70s folk band Planxty.
Dhs150. From 8pm. McGettigan’s, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 356 0600).
Friday 6 Apache Indian and H Dhami
Catch renditions of the reggae DJ’s 1993 smash ‘Boom Shack-A-Lak’ and 1995’s ‘Ragamuffin Girl’.
Dhs100, including four drinks before midnight. Doors open 9pm. Chi@The Lodge, Oud Metha (04 337 9470).
Saturday 7 Get a foot massage
Tips & Toes offer an express 30-minute foot massage that’s perfect for a quick
de-stress and unwind.
From Dhs60. Tips & Toes, The Walk at JBR (04 429 3477).
Saturday 7 Attend an evening beach party
Dubai Ladies Club is hosting a night on the beach for all of Dubai’s, erm, ladies. Featuring a soapy soccer field, raffles, snacks and gladiator jousting, it’s sure to be a memorable Saturday evening.
Dhs100, Dhs50 for kids aged four to 14. 5pm-8pm. Dubai Ladies Club, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 349 9922).
Saturday 7 Barbecue fun at The Academy
Enjoy a family-style barbecue at The Address Montgomerie every Friday and Saturday.
From Dhs60. 1pm-10.30pm. The Academy, The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Sunday 8 Balmain for less
Little-known boutique Sconto is offering great discounts on designer threads this month, including up to 75 per off Balmain’s autumn/winter ’10 collection. But be quick – these bargains won’t hang around.
Sconto, Dubai Marina Mall (04 399 7899).
Sunday 8 Try cool nail stickers
Jazz up your nails with everything from leopard print to metallics (Katy Perry once decorated her nails with Russell Brand stickers, although we might choose someone else’s face to adorn ours).
Dhs318.75. 9am-7pm, Pastels, Al Wasl Road (04 394 7393)
Sunday 8 Asian delights
Every Sunday, treat yourself to an Asian feast. The Kitchen offers a selection
of culinary treats from China, Thailand, Indonesia and India.
Dhs135. 12.30pm-3pm, 7pm-midnight. The Kitchen, Hyatt Regency Dubai (04 317 2222).
Sunday 8 Dubai Hockey Club
Take part in these friendly indoor hockey matches. Practice is also held on Wednesdays.
Dhs20 (members), Dhs40 (non-members). 8pm. Institute of Applied Technology, Al Qusais, www.dubaihockeyclub.com (055 917 0622).
Monday 9 See twisted Lebanese art
Levantine artist Shawki Youssef’s twisted figures on canvas are a must-see for any fans of Egon Schiele or Francis Bacon. His new show at Green Art Gallery is entitled ‘Fluid Beings’
Free. Open Sat-Thu 10am-7pm, until June 6. Green Art Gallery, Al Serkal Ave (04 346 9305).
Monday 9 Laze around on Kite Beach
This quiet, secluded spot is a great place to unwind and take in the views of the Burj Al Arab. Enjoy it while you can before the summer months hit.
Free. Umm Suqeim 4, behind Wollongong University.
Monday 9 Pasta night at Dante
Tuck into plenty of fresh pasta from live cooking stations at this laid-back Italian restaurant.
Dhs165 (soft drinks and one beverage). Dhs215 (house beverages). 7pm. Dante, Grand Millennium Dubai, TECOM (04 429 9999).
Tuesday 10 Business lunch at Belgian Beer Café
Tired of eating a packed lunch at your desk? Head out of the office with your colleagues and enjoy the sandwich and salad lunch menu at this popular Dubai watering hole.
Dhs49. Daily noon-3.30pm. Grand Millennium Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, TECOM (04 429 9999).
Tuesday 10 Get fit with a body combat class
Torch calories at this cardio-focused fitness class, which uses elements of martial arts to help you tone up and get in shape.
Dhs50 for a drop-in class. 6.30pm. The Aviation Club, Garhoud (04 282 4122).
Wednesday 11 Buy exclusive shoes
So-hot-it-hurts footwear brand Finsk has created four designs exclusively for Dubai boutique Symphony. We love them – if you’re a fan of high fashion, we recommend checking them out.
From Dhs2,000. Symphony Style, The Dubai Mall (04 330 8050).
Wednesday 11 Free polishes
Sugar Nails and OPI are celebrating the launch of a new spa and a new range of shatter-effect polishes with a kiosk in MOE where they’ll offer free trial polishes and expert nail advice.
Free. Until May 14. Outside Debenhams, Mall of the Emirates (04 354 9001).
Wednesday 11 Drinks for Dhs1
Order a two-course meal at Glasshouse and all your drinks will cost just Dhs1 each.
Prices vary. 7pm. Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira (04 212 7551).