Thursday 7 Catch Rebecca Vasmant at Ministry of Sound
The Glasgow-based DJ drops in for a headline set, with support from local talents Smokingroove, Kristian Valdini and more.
Dhs100, free for ladies before 11pm. Open 8pm-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa (056 640 6161).
Thursday 7 A party hotel stay for cheap
Head to trendy Media One hotel and you’ll get to sample two hours of Beijing-style cocktails followed by a steak dinner and a brunch the next day, all included in the package.
Dhs995 per couple. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Thursday 7 Rip-roaring risotto specials
During July, Segreto is offering classic dishes such as risotto al nero di sepia (squid ink) with fried calamari, risotto ai funghi e tartufo (wild mushrooms) with shaved summer black truffle, or risotto con zucchine e asparagi bambino (baby zucchini and asparagus).
Prices vary. Mon-Sat 7pm-11.30pm. Segreto, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).
Thursday 7 Visit Wild Wadi with the girls
On Thursday nights, only females are allowed (as well as boys under 11). Even the staff are all-female. Girl power!
Dhs170 (adults), Dhs135 (children under 1.1 metres tall). 9pm-1am. Wild Wadi, Jumeirah, www.wildwadi.com (04 348 4444).
Thursday 7 Dinner and a dance
Amika is the latest restaurant/lounge/club to catch the eye of Dubai’s fashion set. This Thursday, tuck into Italian fare, followed by a boogie to DJs Tony White and Alexandar.
Free entry. From 9pm. Amika, Monarch Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 354 4005).
Friday 8 Fundraiser for UAE rugby player Jon Beeton
The rugby community comes together for a fundraising match for Jon Beeton, the UAE rugby player who is lying in a coma, brain dead, at Rashid Hospital after a boating accident. The event will include a brunch and rugby game, where 50 players will donate Dhs1,000.
From 3pm. The Sevens Stadium (056 139 0157, 050 550 6197)
Friday 8 Rewind at Catwalk
Every Friday in July, beloved DJ Tim Cheddar breaks out a classic, less-cheesy set, playing everything from Candi Staton to The Killers, and plenty more in between.
Dhs100, free for men before 11pm, free for ladies before midnight, free for fancy dress all night.
Open 9pm-3am. Catwalk, Golden Tulip Al Barsha (04 341 7750).
Friday 8 Learn to take awesome pictures
Want to learn to take your camera off Auto mode? Join photographer Tiffany Schultz on this four-week digital photo course, which runs for four hours every Friday.
Dhs1,200 for four weeks. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, www.timeouttickets.com
Friday 8 Mischief at the ‘trick or treat’ brunch
Just for the fun of it, Warehouse is holding a summer Halloween-themed brunch. Expect fancy dress, silly props and rambunctiousness.
Dhs299 (includes selected house beverages). Noon-4pm. Warehouse, Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2560).
Friday 8 Woodstock tribute night
Head to The Music Room for an evening of tunes from five local bands, who pay homage to the history-shaping festival of August 1969.
Dhs50. Open 6pm ’til late. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel, Bur Dubai (056 799 6335).
Friday 8 Dance to Cooly G at Trilogy
The fairer sex are dominating the decks this weekend, with this particular London-born lady stepping into the booth at the Madinat.
Dhs130; Dhs100 before midnight, free for ladies and Face card holders before 11pm. Open 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 725 8277).
Saturday 9 Enjoy a summer retreat at Talise
Start your day with an invigorating sunrise yoga session, then take advantage of unlimited access to the Talise Spa facilities and Madinat Jumeirah beach, before winding down with a signature massage and mini facial.
Dhs545. From 7am. Until August 31, excluding Eid Al Fitr. Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6818).
Saturday 9 Shop and win for DSS
All of Dubai’s malls are giving away cash prizes thanks to Dubai Summer Surprises.
At The Dubai Mall you can win Dhs15,000 each week, while Mall of the Emirates, Deira City Centre and Mirdif City Centre are offering prizes of Dhs300,000 a week. As if we needed any more encouragement to shop.
Until July 31. Head to each mall’s information desk.
Saturday 9 See an aerial performance
See Theaker Von Zianro from Australia perform stunts while suspended from a length of silk. Today’s the last day she’ll be performing.
Free. 4pm, 6.30pm and 8pm. The Atrium, Dubai Marina Mall (04 436 1000).
Saturday 9 A happy hour to bring a smile to your face
Every Saturday, prepare for the week ahead by enjoying 30 per cent discounts on selected beverages at Mojito bar. Cheers to that.
Free entry. 6pm-9pm. Holiday Inn Dubai Al Barsha, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 323 4333).
Saturday 9 Argentinian Independence Day at Asado
Join the South American grill aficionados at Asado for a celebration tonight. The meat will be succulent and the tango dancing aplenty.
Dhs295 for a five-course set menu. 7pm-midnight. The Palace, The Old Town, Downtown Dubai (04 428 7888).
Sunday 10 Join a social golf tournament
Those friendly folk at Duplays are once again hosting their social co-ed golfing tournament at Emirates Golf Club. Games take place every Sunday and there are prizes to be won.
Dhs600 (per person). 8pm-9.30pm. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday 10 Celebrate Sunday
The first day of the week is over, so raise a glass at Cavalli’s Just Sunday night, which features resident DJ Enzo Mirak spinning commercial classics.
Free entry. 8pm. Cavalli Club, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 9260).
Monday 11 The ultimate curry night
Spectrum on One is pulling out the stops, serving a selection of top-notch tandoori, rogan josh, dahl, naan and biryani, complemented by Indian hop-based beverages.
Dhs150. 6.30pm-8.30pm. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).
Monday 11 Free tickets to the underwater zoo
Spend Dhs200 on cosmetics or perfumes at beauty department store Faces and get a
free ticket to The Dubai Mall’s aquarium and Underwater Zoo, where you can catch a glimpse of the penguins.
Until July 31. Faces, The Dubai Mall (04 339 8630).
Tuesday 12 Learn tennis tips from the pros
Inspired by last week’s antics at Wimbledon, perfect your game with the Clark Francis Tennis team.
Dhs40 (Aviation Club members); Dhs60 (non-members). 7am-9am. Dubai Tennis
Stadium, Garhoud (050 650 3140).
Tuesday 12 Get the ladies together at Pisces
Every Tuesday until the end of August, each lady will earn their table a 10 per cent discount off the total bill. The promotion is limited to a 50 per cent discount, so round up five ladies and eat for half price.
Prices vary. 7pm-11.30pm. Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).
Tuesday 12 Check out a new Latin night
Head to Sabor Latino at Sublime Lounge, where you can hear Latin house, salsa, reggaeton and more from DJ Margerita, with generous drinks deals before midnight.
Free entry. 9pm-3am. Sublime Lounge, Ibis World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 318 7130).
Wednesday 13 Indulge in a gents’ VIP spa package
Get a foot cleansing ritual, fusion massage, black diamond exfoliation and rejuventating basil and mint detoxification, plus all-day access to the fitness centre and facilities at The Palace.
Dhs1,145. Until September 30. The Spa at The Palace, The Old Town, Downtown Dubai (04 428 7805).
Wednesday 13 Free drinks for the fairer sex
Every Wednesday (and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for that matter), Blends offers free drinks for ladies until 11pm. If ever there was an excuse to go out on a weeknight, this is it.
Free entry. 6pm-11pm. Blends, The Address Dubai Marina, www.theaddress.com (04 436 7777).