Cheap food, great DJs, summer golf and more fun stuff to do
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 14 Danny Krivit plays Sanctuary
Ultra Raisani presents ‘the legendary’ Danny Krivit for the night’s season closing party. The NYC DJ has established quite a reputation with the dance set. Expect a high-octane night.
Dhs150 (men), Dhs100 (ladies). 10pm-3am. Sanctuary, Atlantis, The Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0561), www.timeouttickets.com
Thursday 14 Spend the weekend at a five-star hotel in JBR
UAE nationals and residents can spend two nights at the Mövenpick JBR for Dhs649 per night with breakfast (based on two sharing). You’ll also get 25 per cent off the Friday brunch and Saturday barbecue. Quote WKEND when booking.
Offer valid until August 31. Mövenpick Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 449 8888).
Thursday 14 Stay cool at a pool party
Dance, sunbathe and swim (not necessarily in that order) at XL Beach Club, which continues with its pool parties despite the sweltering weather. The secret to such longevity? Outdoor air-con! Only in Dubai...
Free. Noon-3am (free drink for ladies before 4pm). Habtoor Grand Beach Resort (056 640 6161).
Thursday 14 The hotter it gets, the cheaper your meal at Crowne Plaza
The Crowne Plaza Dubai’s restaurants are offering hot discounts to match the hot weather – the temperature outside is deducted form the final bill as a percentage. Valid at Harvesters, Sakura, Oscars , Western Steakhouse, Al Fresco, Cappuccino’s and Al Dana.
Daily noon-8pm. Crowne Plaza Dubai Sheikh Zayed Road (04 331 1111).
Friday 15 Summer Open golf tournament
Test your golfing skills in this 18-hole competitive stroke play event, the highlight of the July calendar at Emirates Golf Club. The tournament is open to all male golfers with a valid handicap.
Dhs125 for members, Dhs100 for juniors, Dhs425 for visitors. 1.30pm shotgun start. Majlis course, Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, www.emiratesgolf.com (04 380 2222).
Friday 15 Try a new brunch
Mix, mingle and dine at Left Bank Souk Al Bahar with an à la carte brunch. The party doesn’t stop at 4pm – stay on afterwards as the DJ spins contemporary classics.
Dhs275 (selected beverages). Noon-4pm. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Burj Khalifa (04 368 4501).
Friday 15 Summer menu at Rhodes Mezzanine
Until the end of July, Rhodes Mezzanine is serving a special summer menu, including roast sea bass with bubbly, oysters, cucumber and tarragon, or roast loin of lamb with caramelised onion tart and a spring vegetable navarin. Yum.
Prices vary. Open Mon-Sat 7pm-11.30pm. Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina (04 317 6000).
Friday 15 Grind to drum’n’bass
Drum’n’bass pioneer Nicky Blackmarket is on hand to ‘rinse out’ (that’s right, we’re down with the kids) some top tracks. Emtee and Flow Master J provide support. Bo!
Dhs100; free for ladies before midnight. Chi@The Lodge, Oud Metha (04 337 9470)
Friday 15 Check out Peewee
Drum’n’bass not your scene? Head to Trilogy for a session with reggae and dancehall DJ Peewee, who flies in from New York for one night only.
Dhs130; Dhs100 before midnight, free for ladies and Face card holders before 11pm. Open 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 725 8277).
Saturday 16 Dubai Flea Market
Dubai’s favourite second-hand market is back, although this time it’s being held indoors at Stargate in Za’abeel Park. Expect bargains and crowds in equal measure.
Dhs5 entry fee. 10am-3pm. Za’abeel Park entrance gate 4, www.dubai-fleamarket.com.
Saturday 16 Leisurely lunch at The Ritz-Carlton
The Ritz-Carlton Dubai is serving a special lunch, featuring an antipasti bar, à la carte main courses, pasta and risotto, and plenty of desserts. Complimentary pool and beach access is available through the day.
Dhs275 (food only), Dhs140 (kids aged five to 12). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Splendido, The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, JBR (04 399 4000).
Saturday 16 Celebrate mid-Shabaan
Shabaan is the eighth month in the lunar calendar, celebrated all over the Muslim world.
In the GCC you’ll see children walking around their neighbourhood, gathering sweets and nuts in large sacks made for them by their mothers.
From 4pm ’til late.
Saturday 16 Watch the final instalment in the Harry Potter franchise
One of the most anticipated movie releases of 2011 is finally out in theatres across the city. There’ll be a scrum at the box office this weekend, with both kids and adults lining up to see the bespectacled teen take on Voldemort.
In cinemas across Dubai.
Saturday 16 Catch the final night of Disney’s Camp Rock
This production of the musical made famous by the Jonas Brothers combines the talents of Dubai’s amateurs and West End professionals. The two performances today are your last chance to see the show.
Dhs150. 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com
Sunday 17 Try an organic beauty retreat
Get a deep-conditioning hair treatment, a head and shoulder massage, a wash and blow-dry, a toxin-free pedicure, a foot massage, an eyelash tinting and an eyebrow or chin and upper lip threading, all for less than the price of brunch.
Dhs350. Until July 31. Zen Beauty Lounge, Discovery Gardens (04 434 3017).
Sunday 17 Aquarium’s all-day dining deals
This summer, try fusion seafood spot Aquarium’s lunch or dinner menu and you only pay for the main course, meaning starters and desserts are free. Main course items start at Dhs140.
Daily noon-3pm, 7pm-11pm. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).
Sunday 17 Spice it up on Sunday
Recreating the tastes of India, Sri Lanka and the Spice Trail, The Talk’s chefs will create a buffet to ignite the taste buds.
Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs230 (selected house beverages). 6.30pm-11pm. The Talk Restaurant, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach (04 449 8888).
Monday 18 Gents: pamper yourselves
Men can enjoy a foot cleansing ritual, fusion massage, black diamond exfoliation and rejuventating basil and mint body detoxification with this VIP package, plus all-day access to the fitness centre and oriental bath house.
Dhs1,145. Valid until September 30. The Spa at The Palace, The Old Town, Downtown Dubai (04 428 7805).
Monday 18 Duplays outdoor cricket league
Go batty with this social eight-a-side league. There’s still time to join a team.
Dhs5,000 per team; Dhs600 per individual. Mondays and Wednesdays, 7pm-11pm, Dubai Modern High School, Nad Al Sheba, www.duplays.com (055 224 0187).
Monday 18 Try top Turkish fare!
Ottomans is serving a new menu, courtesy of chef Mehmet Koyuncu. For mains, try dishes such as the hunkar begendi (meat stew with aubergine sauce).
Prices vary. Open Tue-Sun 7.30pm-1am. Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 317 6000).
Tuesday 19 Two spa treatments for the price of one
Get two 60-minute treatments (choose from a facial, body scrub, an energizing aromatherapy massage or a reflexology treatment) for Dhs649.
Until August 25. Raffles, Oud Metha (04 314 9869).
Tuesday 19 A beachside staycation
The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi is renowned for having the comfiest beds in the city, as well as great restaurants and a beautiful beach. If you quote ‘HOT’ when you book, you’ll get room rates from Dhs333.
Offer valid until August 27. The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, Al Sufouh Road (04 399 4141).
Wednesday 20 Cycle Safe Dubai
Ride round the Autodrome circuit by bike at this regular weekly event, when the circuit is cleared of cars and motorbikes. Joggers and rollerbladers also welcome.
Free (bikes and helmets must be provided by riders). 6pm-9pm. Dubai Autodrome (04 367 8700).
Wednesday 20 Live it up with oysters at At.mosphere
Slurp on Gillardeau oysters and sip bubbly in the At.mosphere Lounge as the sun sets over Dubai.
Dhs200. 6pm-7pm. Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).
Wednesday 20 Get your name on JW’s Wall of Fame
If you can finish a 20oz filet mignon steak and a bottle of grape, your name will be honoured on the venerated Wall of Fame. Just think of the adulation!
Dhs650. 7.30pm-11.30pm. JW’s Steakhouse, JW Marriott, Deira (04 607 7977).