Frankie Knuckles, seafood night and co-ed softball
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 26 Dance to DJ Sneak
The Chicago DJ hits Trilogy for a high-octane set. Smokingroove and Mr Shef Codes support.
Dhs100 (before 11pm), Dhs150 (after 11pm). 10pm. Trilogy, Madinat Jumeirah, www.trilogy.ae (050 624 5751), www.timeouttickets.com
Thursday 26 See Frankie Knuckles spin
The godfather of house music and Grammy-winning DJ/producer Frankie Knuckles takes
to the decks at Sanctuary.
Dhs150 for men, Dhs100 for ladies. 10pm-3am. Sanctuary, Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah (055 150 3811).
Thursday 26 Drum it out
Join Lawrence Enderle for this free drumming circle – something we find surprisingly addictive.
Free. 7pm, 8pm and 9pm, near Fuddruckers, Dubai Festival Centre (04 232 5444).
Thursday 26 Seafood night at AOC Brasserie
Barbecued tuna, oysters, salmon – if it once swam, it’s likely to end up on your plate here.
Dhs185 (soft drinks), Dhs275 (house beverages and bubbly). Open 7pm-11.30pm. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Marina (04 448 4848).
Friday 27 Nasimi Beach foam party
Foamy fun is afoot at Nasimi Beach’s last party before summer sets in. As well as the bubbles, there’ll be music from local favourites Charl Chaka, Smokingroove and David Craig.
Dhs100; free for ladies and Dhs50 for men before 8pm (includes one drink). Doors open 5pm. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis, The Palm Jumeirah (055 200 4321).
Friday 27 Play co-ed softball
Get involved in this fun 10-a-side league.
Dhs500 per team, Dhs50 per individual. 4pm-10pm. Metropolitan Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.duplays.com.
Friday 27 Gorge on caviar and bubbly
Try organically farmed imperial caviar and enjoy two complimentary glasses of premium bubbly with every 100g of caviar purchased. Continues until Saturday 28.
Dhs650 (30g), Dhs1,000 (50g). 6pm-1.30am. The Terrace, Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira
(04 317 2222).
Saturday 28 See a traditional dhow race
Watch these majestic boats race over a course that measures 50 nautical miles.
Free. 7am. Sur Bu Na’air Island, west of Dubai, to Mina Seyahi (04 399 5777).
Saturday 28 An intro to digital photography
Want to learn how to take engaging snaps and switch off your camera’s Auto mode? Join this month-long workshop with Tiffany Schultz.
Dhs1,200. 2pm-6pm; first day today or Friday 27. Course runs for a month. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, www.timeouttickets.com
Saturday 28 All-you-can-eat Japanese food
Feast on unlimited Japanese dishes, from freshly made nigiri, sushi, sashimi and makimono to Benihana’s speciality – the teppanyaki. Also runs on Monday.
Dhs189 (soft drinks), Dhs239 (selected house beverages), Dhs299
(bubbly and spirits). 6.30pm-midnight. Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 428 3089).
Saturday 28 See Maradona’s new team in action
How will Al Wasl perform following the announcement of their famous new coach?
Find out when they play local rivals Dubai.
Free. 7.50pm. Al Wasl Stadium, Oud Metha,
firstname.lastname@example.org (04 324 3333).
Saturday 28 Watch the Champions League Final
Witness Manchester United take on Barcelona on the big screen at the Madinat Amphitheatre.
Dhs100 including three selected drinks. From 9pm. Madinat Amphitheatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (056 684 5817).
Sunday 29 How far is Mirdif from your house?
Join Mirdif City Centre’s Facebook page and then guess the distance between the mall and your house for a chance to win Dhs5,000 every week. It really is that simple.
Sunday 29 Get involved in a climbing expedition
To prepare for a trip to Mount Elbrus in Russia in September, local fundraising group Climb For Cancer will be camping overnight in Ski Dubai on June 18-19 to simulate the mountain’s weather conditions. Sign up now to reserve your space. www.climbforcancer.org (050 664 9911).
Sunday 29 Feast on steak at Bunkers
Enjoy Australian steaks and house beverages while you take in views of the
From Dhs90. 7pm. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Monday 30 Start the day with an indoor skydive
Too hot to skydive outside? Pah! That won’t stop you skydiving in Dubai. Head down to Midrif City Centre and practise balancing in the air at iFly, an indoor skydiving centre that suspends you in the air above a huge wind machine.
Dhs195 per person. Mirdif City Centre, www.iflyme.com .
Monday 30 Zuma’s new lunch
This Japanese venue offers a choice of two or four courses, enabling you to sample the venue’s top dishes for a great price.
Dhs62 (two courses), Dhs120 (four courses). Noon-3pm. Gate Village, DIFC (04 425 5660).
Monday 30 Check into a beach club for the day
Want to escape the hordes at JBR Beach? Spend a day at the Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa relaxing in the two pools and munching away in the resort’s al-fresco restaurants.
Sat-Thu Dhs175, Fri Dhs220. Open 7am-7pm, Dubai Marine Beach Resort, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 346 1111).
Tuesday 31 See great local art
Local gallery Traffic continues to prove its strength with its latest two exhibitions. Bilal Aquil presents a reappropriation of the Persian miniature, while locally based artist Ubik’s latest collection is characteristically affronting.
Until June 15. Traffic Gallery, Al Quoz (04 347 0209).
Tuesday 31 Visit the new SensAsia Express
Dubai’s top day spa has just opened an express branch in Mall of the Emirates, where you can pop in for bite-sized treatments for less than Dhs200. The perfect antidote if you’ve been on your feet all day, trawling the shops.
Prices vary. SensAsia Express, near the Pullman Hotel, Mall of the Emirates (04 354 9228).
Tuesday 31 Last chance for asparagus specials
Until May 31, sample white, purple, green and wild asparagus as part of Cavalli Club’s ongoing seasonal menu. While you’re there, check out the club’s huge chandeliers – the blingiest in Dubai.
Prices vary. From 8pm. The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 9260).
Tuesday 31 Unwind at a spa
Head to Chill Spa for a great-value massage, and take your Time Out City Card to claim a 15 per cent discount on a mani/pedi.
From Dhs100. Open daily 11am-midnight. Al Shatha Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 369 0902).
Wednesday 1 Go dragon boating
Four-time UAE national champions The Dubai Diggers train three times a week, and all are welcome to try this social sport.
First five sessions free. 6am. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, www.dubai-diggers.com.
Wednesday 1 Enjoy a pampering day for men
Man/Age is offering a great deal throughout June. Get a manicure, pedicure, soothing candle massage, Moroccan bath and facial and walk out super smooth.
Dhs664. Until June 30. Man/Age, various locations across Dubai including JBR (04 435 5780).
Wednesday 1 Hear Russian tunes
Imperia Night offers an evening of commercial house music with a Russian element thrown in.
Dhs50; free for men before 8pm and ladies before 11pm. 7pm. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Resort and Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161).