Hurts, Busta, Roxette and Joe Cocker in the same week?! Wow
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 19 Hurts live at the Irish Village
The British synth-pop duo (winner of the NME’s best new band award this year) are coming.
Dhs225. Doors open 6pm, show starts at 9pm. The Irish Village, Garhoud (04 282 4750). www.timeouttickets.com
Thursday 19 Splash around with the girls
Until October, Thursday nights at Wild Wadi are dedicated to ladies only (and boys aged under eight).
Dhs170 (adults), Dhs135 (kids under 1.1m tall). Open 8pm-midnight. Wild Wadi, Jumeirah, www.wildwadi.com (04 348 4444).
Thursday 19 Dine on summer specials
Lafayette Gourmet’s summer deals start today: sample juicy fruits and seasonal specialities at this popular Dubai Mall deli/restaurant.
Prices vary. 10am-10pm. Lafayette Gourmet, The Dubai Mall (04 382 7335).
Friday 20 Woo hah! It’s Busta Rhymes
Bad-boy Busta performs live in Dubai. Expect to hear classic rap tunes including ‘Woo Hah! Got You All in Check’, plus an opening set by DJs Dany Neville and MC Olly Wood.
From Dhs150. 9pm-3am. Chi@The Lodge, Oud Metha (04 337 9470), www.timeouttickets.com
Friday 20 Canyoning in Wadi Wurayah
Catch Absolute Adventures’ last trip of the season. Trek through the wadi, clamber up waterfalls and swim in refreshing rock pools.
Dhs300 (includes water and packed lunch). 1pm. Meet at Le Méridien Al Aqah, Fujairah. Absolute Adventure, email@example.com (050 625 9165).
Friday 20 An affordable art auction
Head to Ayyam Gallery for the Young Collector’s Auction for the chance to snap up artworks starting at Dhs2,500. Even if you’re not interested in wielding a paddle, the night is sure to be exciting.
Free. 6pm. Ayyam Art Centre, Al Quoz (04 323 6243).
Friday 20 See Mathew Jonson on the decks
Enjoy some serious ambient, house and techno beats from the Berlin DJ.
Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com
Friday 20 Rock out to Roxette
The Scandinavian duo responsible for ’80s pop-rock anthems ‘The Look’ and ‘Joyride’ are stopping off in Dubai as part of their Worldwide Tour 2011.
From Dhs300. Doors open 7pm, show starts 9pm. Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre (04 447 3863), www.timeouttickets.com
Saturday 21 Middle East Ladies’
Golfing Championship Catch the final day of this competitive, yet sociable tournament for golfers of the fairer gender.
Free for spectators. 7pm-1am. Els Golf Club Dubai, www.womensgolfme.com
(04 425 1010).
Saturday 21 Go to a charity fashion show
I Heart Fashion is a showcase of 10-piece collections from nine different designers. It’s also a charity event, with all proceeds going toward Senses, a non-profit residential centre for children with special needs. Couture, canapes and caring folk all in one room.
Dhs150. 6pm-8pm. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, www.timeouttickets.com
Sunday 22 Hit the park quick!
Dubai Creek Park offers everything from bike hire to botanical gardens and dolphin shows. Take a picnic and make a day of it.
Admission Dhs5. Between Maktoum and Garhoud bridges, Umm Hurair (04 336 7633).
Sunday 22 Try a zumba workout
Core Studio specialises in these Latin-American exercise/dance sessions, enabling you to shed the kilos and have fun too.
Dhs50 per class. 6am-10pm. Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai Marina,
www.corestudiome.com (04 422 5338).
Sunday 22 Barbecue and buckets at JBR
Relax by the beach and watch the sunset while enjoying barbecue food at the Hilton JBR. With every barbecue main, buy a bucket of hop-based beverages for an extra Dhs125.
Prices vary. Noon-10pm. Wavebreaker, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR (04 399 1111).
Sunday 22 See Joe Cocker live
The acclaimed English rock and blues musician plays live tonight. We’re hoping to hear his fantastic rendition of The Beatles’ ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’.
Dhs300, 9pm, Al Badia Golf Club, Dubai Festival City (04 439 0900), www.timeouttickets.com
Monday 23 Go fencing
Learn one of the oldest sports on the planet atthese sessions, taught by
a Bulgarian champion.
Dhs45 (non-members). 6.30pm-9pm. Raffles International School, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.dubaifencingclub.com (050 684 2935).
Monday 23 Visit Dubai Animal Rescue Centre
See how this local animal shelter cares for more than 200 animals, from snakes and guinea pigs to gazelles. Members of the public can volunteer to help and adopt domestic animals.
Free. 7pm-9pm. Street 14a, Villa 40, Al Barsha 3, www.darcuae.com
(050 841 2495).
Monday 23 Amazing asparagus
Sample white, purple, green and wild asparagus as part of Cavalli Club’s ongoing seasonal menu.
Prices vary. 8pm. The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 9260).
Monday 23 Sushi night at Benihana
Feast on Japanese nigiri, sushi and teppanyaki.
Dhs189 (soft drinks), Dhs239 (selected house beverages). 6.30pm-midnight. Amwaj Rotana, JBR (04 428 3089).
Tuesday 24 Groom up, gents
Head to Caracalla Spa for an Elemis deep-tissue massage and an urban cleanse facial – two hours of relaxation for the dashing Dubai man.
Dhs750. Until May 31. Caracalla Spa, Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 399 5555).
Tuesday 24 Try snorkelling
Afternoon dhow trips leave daily from Dubai and Oman with local dive company
Al Boom, giving you the chance to cool off in the water and see fish, dolphins and turtles.
From Dhs250 per person. www.alboomdiving.com (04 342 2993).
Tuesday 24 Chef Francois’s gourmet Tuesdays
To celebrate his Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Time Out Restaurant Awards, Chef Francois presents Gourmet Tuesdays at Le Classique, featuring an à la carte menu of his top 10 dishes.
Dhs195 (food only), Dhs320 (grape-based beverages). 7.30pm-11.30pm. Le Classique, Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills (04 380 2222).
Wednesday 25 Visit the new-look Fairmont spa
Opt for a 150-minute treatment, including a body polish, an aromatherapy massage and a hydrating rose facial. Afterwards, hit the rooftop swimming pool.
Dhs840. Until June 30. The Spa at The Fairmont, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8800).
Wednesday 25 Zip about in a kart
Challenge your friends to a race at the Autodrome’s kart track before the weather gets too sweaty.
Dhs80 for 15 minutes. Opening times vary, call to check. Dubai Autodrome, near Arabian Ranches, www.dubaiautodrome.com (04 367 8700).
Wednesday 25 Lunchtime yoga
This new 45-minute vinyasa class is designed to combat the shoulder and hip problems we get from sitting at a desk all day.
Dhs50. 1pm-2pm. Zen Yoga, Dubai Media City (04 367 0435).
Wednesday 25 Deals at Aperitivo
Unwind with one selected drink and canapés for Dhs36 per person.
Free. 6pm-9pm. Terrace Lounge, Media Rotana, TECOM (04 345 0000).