Give blood, have a water fight and see a physio ...
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 9 Whose Line Is It Anyway?
The Time Out Dubai Nightlife Award-winning comedy act returns to the city for the first of three consecutive nights of big laughs.
Dhs165. From 8pm. First Group Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com
Thursday 9 Dinner and dancing at Okku
Feast on fine Japanese fare then sup cocktails to the sounds of Okku’s resident DJ. Also
takes place on Sunday.
Free (table reservation required). 7pm-3am. Okku, Monarch Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road
(04 501 8777).
Thursday 9 Dine on quality seafood at Beachcombers
This Jumeirah Beach Hotel favourite offers a family-friendly seafood buffet every Thursday.
Dhs285 (selected beverages), Dhs142.50 for children under 12. 6.30pm-11.30pm. Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 406 8999).
Thursday 9 Give blood at Ibn Battuta
Do something amazing today: give blood while you shop. The local mobile blood donation van will be parked outside India Court at Ibn Battuta Mall tonight, and donation only takes a few minutes. Visit the website to find out who is eligible to take part.
Free. 6pm-10.30pm. Ibn Battuta Mall, www.blood-donor.ae (04 362 1901).
Friday 10 Water fight party at Joya
DJs Paul Hamilton and Charl Chaka spin while guests frolic with water guns, balloons and soapy soccer. Those arriving by taxi should save the receipt: they’ll be refunded the same amount in drinks (maximum Dhs100). Not that ladies need worry – they drink for free.
Free for ladies, Dhs100 for men (with two drinks), half price for male cabin crew. 9pm-3am. Joya, Jebel Ali Beach Resort (050 874 0980).
Friday 10 Ride out with the Dubai Roadsters
For experienced cyclists only, this weekly ride attracts around 150 enthusiasts and features three distances to choose from: 80km, 120km or 140km. The ride starts and finishes at the Lime Tree Café on Beach Road – breakfast alert.
Free (riders must provide their own helmet and bike). 5.30am. The Lime Tree Café & Kitchen, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 349 8498).
Friday 10 Dine on dim sum
China Club in Deira offers an all-you-can-eat Asian lunchtime feast today. We recommend the steamed honey chicken char siew bao.
Dhs95 (including iced tea). 11.30am-3.30pm. Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Friday 10 Party with Benny Benassi
Dance like a lunatic this weekend as Grammy Award-winning DJ Benassi touches down to headline Peppermint Experience’s seventh birthday celebrations.
Dhs150. Open 9pm-3am. Saeed Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre, www.timeouttickets.com
Friday 10 A taste of UK garage with Romeo and Megaman
The former members of Brit band So Solid Crew perform a set live in Dubai.
Dhs100, free for ladies before midnight and Face card holders all night. Open 10pm-3am. Elegante, Royal Ascot Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 962 4222).
Saturday 11 Recycle old plastic at Atlantis
Want to get rid of unwanted plastic? Bring it to Dolphin Bay’s car park today – Atlantis’s Lost Chambers aquarium has teamed up with local recycling group Eco Sol, which will use the plastic to build an artificial reef for marine life in our waters. Bring along 25 litres and you’ll get a free ticket to The Lost Chambers.
Free. 9am-9pm. Dolphin Bay car park, Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah,
www.atlantisthepalm.com (04 426 0000).
Saturday 11 Say farewell to MustHaveSoul for the summer
After another successful season at 360°, MustHaveSoul’s DJs take to the decks for the final time this season. Cool down with great drinks deals and giveaways.
Free. 4pm-2am (guestlist only from 4pm-8pm). 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (055 616 0643).
Saturday 11 Hot pot at Thai Kitchen
Every Saturday, Thai Kitchen offers juhm jihm, or hot pot, a dish from Chef Supattra’s home province of Esarn.
Dhs150 per person (minimum order two people). 7pm-midnight. Park Hyatt, Deira (04 317 2222).
Saturday 11 Celebrate at DJ Bliss’s official birthday bash with DJ Drama
Marwan Parham, aka DJ Bliss, hits the decks to celebrate his birthday alongside special guest DJ Drama and Mr Shef Codes.
Free. Open 10pm-3am. Armani/Privé, Armani Hotel (04 888 3308).
Sunday 12 A student art show
Today’s the last day to check out ‘Catalyst’, an exhibition of the final works of 30 of Zayed University’s graduating art and design students. A great way to see the future of art in the UAE.
Free. All day. Meydan Gallery, beside the Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba
(050 728 5211).
Sunday 12 Get made up for free
Visit the professional make-up artists at Faces, who’ll show you ways to look younger and more beautiful.
Free. 10am-10pm, until Wednesday 15. Ibn Battuta Mall (04 368 5594).
Sunday 12 Two physio sessions for the price of one
Sore neck? Aching joints? Book in for a physio session at Synergy Integrated Medical Centre and get one session free thanks to the voucher in our Body & Mind section.
Valid until July 31. Synergy Integrated Medical Centre, Al Wasl Road (04 348 5452).
Sunday 12 Spend the day by the pool
The Pullman’s luxurious spa is offering a day by the pool, a 30-minute massage, a low calorie lunch and unlimited tea and coffee as part of its Summer Spree promotion.
Dhs300. Offer valid until June 30. Sanctuary Spa, The Pullman Hotel, Mall of the Emirates (04 377 2000).
Monday 13 Try a Thai massage
Feeling tense? Head to Thai Privilege Spa, where you can experience a relaxing massage followed by stretching to loosen the joints and click everything into the right place.
Dhs350 for one hour. Open daily 10am-10pm. Thai Privilege Spa, Al Wasl Road (04 348 9679).
Monday 13 Mum’s night off
Mums can escape the kitchen and feed tiny terrors for free at Blue Orange, Spice Emporium, Hunters, Waves or Barasti restaurants. One child under 12 free per one paying adult.
Prices vary. From 7pm. The Westin Dubai and Le Meridien Mina Seyahi (04 511 7136).
Monday 13 Chuckle at Funny Girls comedy night
Rotana’s comedy tour returns to Dubai with an all-female line-up featuring comedians from across the globe.
Free. 8.30pm-10pm. Nelson’s, Media Rotana (04 435 0000).
Tuesday 14 Learn tennis with the pros
Every Tuesday morning, Clark Francis Tennis offers intensive training sessions with former international-ranked coaches.
Dhs40 (Aviation Club members), Dhs60 (non-members). 7am-9am. The Aviation Club, Garhoud (050 650 3140).
Wednesday 15 Get your colour updated
Ladies, book in for a colour or colour and cut today at Pastels Salon and you’ll get a free powerdose backwash colour treatment and the chance to win a raffle.
Prices vary. 9am-7pm. Today only. Pastels Salon, Al Wasl Road (04 394 7393).
Wednesday 15 Overhaul your diet
New ‘healthy fast food chain’ Kcal offers calorie-controlled dishes to take away. No meal is more than 300 calories, and they’re surprisingly tasty. Choose from salads and sandwiches to curries.
From about Dhs35 per dish. Open daily 10am-4pm. Lake Terrace Tower, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, www.kcalhealthyfastfood.com (04 447 3844).
Wednesday 15 Brave the heat to run with ABRaS
Want to join this popular local running club? ABRaS focuses on speed and endurance running, both on and off-road. Wednesday is new runner night – come along for a session and try it for yourself.
Free (for first three runs). 6.30pm. Various locations (Meadows, Safa, Al Thanya; check website for details). www.abrasac.org.
Wednesday 15 A talk on culture in the city
This evening discussion looks at how Dubai can become more culturally active. There are a range of speakers and it’s sure to be thought-provoking.
Free. 7pm. thejamjar, Al Quoz (04 341 7303).