Get foamy, cause a fright and see Robert Miles ...
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 12 Don’t miss the next foam party!
The promoters at Chi have now thrown bunny girls into the foamy mix. We imagine they’ll be wearing rabbit ears and… hopping?
Dhs100, free for ladies before midnight. 10pm. Chi@The Lodge, Oud Metha (04 433 79470).
Thursday 12 Catch the last of the laughs
This is the final instalment of The Laughter Factory this month, featuring jesters Ian Coppinger, Mark Maier and Chris McCausland.
Dhs130. Show starts 9pm. Grand Millennium Dubai (04 429 9999), www.timeouttickets.com
Thursday 12 Enjoy a Michelin-starred meal
Book yourself a special gala dinner hosted by Michelin-starred French chef Pascal Ginoux.
Dhs565 (includes grape-based beverage pairings). 7pm-midnight. Rodeo Grill, Al Bustan Rotana, Garhoud (04 282 0000).
Thursday 12 Go drumming
Make a racket and release the week’s tension by bringing your family along to these weekly drumming events, where you’ll learn everything you need to create lively music. Sessions last about 45 minutes.
Free. Thu 7pm, 8pm and 9pm; Sat 4pm, 5pm and 6pm. Dubai Festival Centre, www.festivalcentre.com/events.aspx (04 311 6536).
Thursday 12 See Italian artisans in action
To celebrate almost 90 years of success, fashion brand Gucci has invited its Florentine artisans to the store today to show fans how they hand-craft the luxury leather goods.
Free. Call for exact timings. Gucci, Fashion Avenue, The Dubai Mall (04 339 8712).
Friday 13 Get scary at Chi
This Oud Metha stalwart is hosting a blood-curdling Friday 13 party, and frightening fancy dress is encouraged.
Dhs100, free for ladies and those in fancy dress. 8pm. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha (04 337 9470).
Friday 13 See the region’s best breakdancers
Following a successful 2010 season, the Red Bull BreaKing B-boy championship is back with yet more excitement on the dancefloor. A regional contest spanning the Middle East, BreaKing consists of a series of head-to-head B-boy battles. The top two will represent their country in the grand final.
Free. 6pm. Grand Cinemas, Dubai Festival City, www.redbullmea.com.
Friday 13 Cheer on the UAE’s rugby team
The UAE rugby team host Asian Five Nations champions Japan tonight. The local team will be looking for a win before they travel to Hong Kong for their next match on May 21.
Free. 8pm. The Sevens, Dubai-Al Ain Road, www.asian5nations.com.
Friday 13 Chilled-out beats at 360°
Popular club night Audio Tonic presents Brit DJ Neil Quigley, whose recent remix for electro duo La Roux cemented his reputation as a cutting-edge house DJ.
Free. Open 4pm-2am, show starts 8pm. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 406 8744).
Friday 13 Robert Miles in Dubai
Serious clubbers can catch the legendary trance/dance DJ, famous in the ’90s for his melodic beats and tracks such as ‘Children’ and ‘Protect Your Mind’.
Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Armani Privé, Downtown Dubai (050 565 5427), www.timeouttickets.com
Saturday 14 Get running
‘You don’t stop when you get old, you get old when you stop’ is the mantra at Dubai Road Runners. Meet at Safa Park gate four – you can choose to run one or two laps.
Dhs3 for park entry. 6.30am. Safa Park, Jumeirah (050 624 3213).
Saturday 14 Buy cheap DIY gear
To celebrate its fifth birthday, ACE Hardware in Festival City is holding a weekend-only sale, offering 25 per cent off everything. Try not to get too elbow-happy in the power drill section.
Open 9am-10pm. ACE Hardware, Dubai Festival City (04 206 6660).
Saturday 14 Lounge at a poolside rooftop party
Enjoy the weekly Saturday poolside bash at M-Dek in Media City while listening to music from Hassan Alwan, Raxon and more. There’s also an optional barbecue brunch.
Free. Open noon-midnight. M-Dek, Media One Hotel, Media City (056 789 3897).
Saturday 14 Rock out for a good cause
Laurent Delorme and The Francis Cabrel Cover Band will play a charity gig of French musician Franci Cabrel’s tunes in aid of the victims of the tsunami in Japan. Expect French blues, folk, country and rock.
Dhs125. 8pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates (050 652 8954), www.timeouttickets.com
Sunday 15 British textile art
Artist Mary-Clare Buckle’s exhibition uses textiles and embroidery to make a statement about the state of modern Britain. Her show at Mojo Gallery is a must for all Brits in Dubai, as well as any fans of textile art.
Mojo Gallery, Al Serkal Avenue (04 347 7388).
Sunday 15 Three hours of spa time for less
Head to Media City spot Senso for a Swedish massage, a mani-pedi and a firming ice-cube facial and pay what you’d pay for the facial alone at many spas.
Dhs650. Until May 31. Senso Wellness Centre, Radisson Blu, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Sunday 15 Watch top local football
Big-spending Al Ahli take on local rivals Al Nasr tonight. See how Al Ahli fare without manager David O’Leary, who was recently fired.
Free. 9pm. Rashid Stadium, Al Nahda (04 298 8800).
Monday 16 Get your feet rubbed
Organic spa Zen Beauty Lounge is giving away free foot rubs today with facials. Book a one-hour fresh fruit facial which comes in strawberry, avocado, dates or apple and get a foot massage free.
Dhs175 for the facial (massage normally Dhs60). Zen Beauty Lounge, Discovery Gardens (04 434 3017).
Monday 16 A fashionable launch
Head to S*uce boutique at The Dubai Mall tonight to rub shoulders with the fashion crowd and celebrate the launch of a new charity line of designer T-shirts.
Free. 7pm-10pm. S*uce, The Dubai Mall (04 339 9696).
Tuesday 17 A great pampering deal
The newly renovated spa at The Fairmont is far slicker than its predecessor, and this month it’s offering a 150-minute spa journey that includes an aromatic body polish, an aromatherapy massage and a hydrating rose facial. Make a day of it by lounging by the pool afterwards.
Dhs840. The Spa at The Fairmont, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8800).
Tuesday 17 Try parasailing
Strap yourself to a huge parachute, either individually or in twos, then be pulled behind a speedboat as you rise up to 50ft in the air. It’s not for those with a fear of heights.
Dhs250. Sky and Sea Adventures, JBR Beach (04 399 9005).
Tuesday 17 Hit the surf
Catch some last-chance waves before the summer arrives and the swell disappears (likely to be towards the end of June). Surf Dubai offers daily lessons until the sun
From Dhs200. Umm Suqeim beach, www.surfingdubai.com (050 504 3020).
Tuesday 17 Have a painting party
Did you know you can hire thejamjar in Al Quoz for artistic DIY parties? It’s the perfect excuse to get creative with paint and canvas.
From Dhs195 to reserve the space. thejamjar, Al Quoz (04 341 7303).
Wednesday 18 Play arcade games
Visit indoor amusement park Sega Republic, where you can zap zombies, drive race cars and spin in the air on the Storm G ride.
Free entry, game prices vary. The Dubai Mall (04 448 8484).
Wednesday 18 A Japanese feast
Spruce up your Wednesday night at Fazaris, which offers live cooking stations serving tempura, okonomiyaki, ramen and plenty of sushi.
Dhs210 (food only); Dhs310 (selected Japanese beverages). 6.30pm-11pm. The Address Downtown Dubai (04 436 8888).