Dubai Dance Festival, DJ Junior Jack and free scuba diving
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 2 Tuck into Stereo Sushi at Sanctuary
Celebrate the 10-year anniversary of this club night with special guest house maestros DJ Junior Jack and Kid Creme, who are both from Belgium and will be spinning alongside the Sushi residents.
Dhs100, free for ladies before 11pm. Open 10pm-3am. Sanctuary, Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah, www.sanctuarydubai.com (04 426 0561).
Thursday 2 Ministry of Sound hits XL
XL Beach Club present the best of British house tonight, courtesy of clubbing institution
Ministry of Sound.
Dhs100, free for ladies before 11pm. Open 8pm-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa (056 640 6161).
Thursday 2 Kayaking tours
Noukhada Adventure Company offers regular kayak tours that explore Umm Al Quwain’s stunning coastline. Try it now before it’s too hot.
Dhs200 per person. 9am and 3pm starts. www.noukhada.ae,
(050 721 8928).
Thursday 2 New drinks deals at Après
The ski lodge-styled bar is now offering special mixed drinks as well as random prizes every Thursday night. Head down for pizza and the chance to gawp at the skiers in Ski Dubai.
Free. Open 8pm-1am. Après, Mall of the Emirates (04 341 2575).
Thursday 2 Adore Thursdays at Bartini
Sample the bar’s new fusion menu, featuring inspiration from Asia and Europe.
Prices vary. Open 8pm-3am. Bartini, Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa (050 502 0633).
Friday 3 Dubai International Dance Festival
This mega dance event features 350 performers from around the world, who will take to the stage to showcase everything from salsa and tango to belly dancing, hip hop and flamenco. Continues until Saturday 4.
Dhs175. 6.30pm-8.30pm, First Group Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah (050 277 7475), www.timeouttickets.com
Friday 3 Take the day off with the kids
Club Olympus at the Hyatt Regency is offering a great package for families: parents will receive a relaxing hour-long massage while kids get a swimming lesson. Afterwards the whole family can relax by the pool for the rest of the day.
Dhs465 per single parent, Dhs685 per couple. Hyatt Regency, Deira (04 209 6802).
Friday 3 Get wet ’n’ wild at Nasimi
Swim and sunbathe during the day, then dance to Dubai’s coolest DJs by night.
Free before 4pm, Dhs100 after. Open 2pm-1am. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah, email@example.com (055 200 4321).
Friday 3 Get Physical with Italoboyz
Local club night iLL Communications moves into Trilogy’s studio room for the summer, with quality electronic acts from around the world.
Dhs100 before midnight, Dhs130 after. Open 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 725 8277).
Friday 3 DJ Saeed Murad
The Lebanese guru of Arabian electronic dance music has been on the road since 2002, playing the scene’s top venues – such as Karma Kafé.
Free. Open 7pm-3am. Karma Kafe, Souk Al Bahar (04 423 0909).
Saturday 4 Celebrate The Cellar’s anniversary
Until the end of June, The Cellar is offering half-price grape-based beverages and bubbly to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
Prices vary. Open Sat-Wed 11am-1am; Thu-Fri 11am-2am. The Aviation Club, Garhoud (04 282 9333).
Saturday 4 Wind down the weekend at 360˚
Beloved house night MustHaveSoul presents The Residents at 360˚. DJs include Conan Liquid, Dan Chadwick and Tristan Bain.
Free. Open 4pm-2am. 360˚, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, www.musthavesoul.com (055 616 0643).
Saturday 4 Free salsa party
We’re dusting off our linen pants for this ‘Cuban white’-themed salsa party. Entry is free and there promises to be lots of dancing, seeing as all of the teachers from the Dubai International Dance Festival will be there.
Free entry. Dinner served from 6pm, dancing afterwards until late. Malecon, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa (04 346 1111).
Saturday 4 One-day sale at Bambah boutique
Bambah is offering 30 per cent off everything in store today. Pop along to pick up some quirky summer essentials, from ’50s hats to ’80s shoulder-padded shirts.
10am-10pm. Bambah, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 349 5585).
Sunday 5 Personalise your sunglasses
Prada is offering anyone who owns (or wants to own) a pair of the Italian brand’s sunglasses a chance to embellish the frames with a choice of symbols or initials.
Prices vary. Until June 30. Bloomingdale’s, The Dubai Mall (04 350 5120).
Sunday 5 Wakeboard along Dubai’s shores
Make use of the early mornings while it’s cool (ish) and take to the sea behind a high-powered speedboat.
Dhs300 for 30 minutes. Watersports Academy, Dubai Marina (050 473 2988).
Sunday 5 Spend the day at a luxury resort
We’re signing up for Bab Al Shams’ June spa special, which offers a 50-minute massage, a two-course meal at Al Forsan, a yoga lesson, all-day use of the pool and access to
camel rides and falcon shows.
Dhs590. Until June 30. Bab Al Shams, near Endurance Village (04 809 6232).
Sunday 5 Kambaa’s strawberry afternoon tea
Choose from strawberry pate de fruit, strawberry pannacotta, savoury balsamic strawberry tarts, strawberry and cream cheese sandwiches and roasted strawberry vegetable sandwiches, to name but a few of the treats on offer. That’s a lot of strawberries.
Dhs90. Daily 3pm-6pm. Kambaa Lounge, The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
Monday 6 Enjoy a ladies’ morning at Mirdiff City Centre
Ladies can benefit from hundreds of deals across the mall. Get a free gift when you buy beauty products at Debenhams and enjoy free facials at Korres, plus plenty more.
Prices vary. 10am-1pm. Mirdif City Centre (800 6422).
Monday 6 Climb an indoor wall
Pump up your arm muscles by scaling the highest indoor wall in Dubai (it’s 13.5m tall). Scared of heights? Try bouldering – see if you can make it from one edge of the wall to the other.
Dhs62 for a one-hour lesson. Cleopatra’s Fitness Club, Wafi (04 324 0000).
Monday 6 Head along to an art opening
Syrian photographer Jaber Ali Azmeh’s exhibition is opening at Green Art gallery
tonight. Guests can mingle with arty folk and meet the artist in person.
Free. 6pm-9pm. Green Art Gallery, Al Serkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 346 9305).
Tuesday 7 Buy new shoes
Complete your summer look with a pair of new shoes. Shoe Mart is offering up to 75 per cent off at all its stores until June 25.
Prices vary. Various locations across Dubai, www.shoemartgulf.com (04 330 8878).
Tuesday 7 Vietnamese Lantern Festival at Hoi An
Throughout June, Hoi An will be transformed with colourful lanterns and candles. A special set menu is available.
Dhs295 per person. Open daily from 7pm. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).
Wednesday 8 Go target shooting
See what it feels like to shoot everything from a handgun to a shotgun or a bow and arrow.
From Dhs50. Open daily noon-10pm. Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club (04 548 7777).
Wednesday 8 Free scuba trial dive
Not sure if scuba diving is right for you? Try it for free in a swimming pool under the supervision of one of Al Boom’s PADI instructors. Booking essential.
Free. 4pm, 6pm. Al Boom Diving, Al Wasl Road (04 342 2993).