Enjoy Eid, the return of Brunch, pre-Winter detox and more
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 1 Stuff yourself with seafood
Enjoy a delicious and diverse seafood buffet in a Far Eastern atmosphere at Beachcombers.
Dhs285 including water, tea and coffee. 6.30pm-11.30pm. Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 406 8999).
Thursday 1 See top DJs spin in Dubai Marina
XL Beach Club turns the speakers up once again. The season kicks off with an Eid party featuring Romanian singer Antonia, who will perform her single, ‘Morena’. If that’s not your thing, head upstairs for a DJ set from former Playboy Playmate Viktoria Metzker at Horizon Lounge.
XL: free before 6pm, Dhs150 after. 2pm-3am. Horizon: Free. 7pm-3am. Habtoor Grand Beach Resort and Spa (04 399 5000).
Thursday 1 Celebrate Eid at Awtar
Feast on authentic Lebanese dishes tonight or on Friday. There will also be a live band, a singer and a belly dancer to add to the atmosphere.
Dhs250 (food only). 7.30pm-3am. Until September 2. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).
Thursday 1 Try a classy new happy hour
It’s ‘Blue Hour’ every Thursday and Friday at sophisticated bar Crossroads: you’ll get half-price house beverages at the stroke of midnight.
Prices vary. Midnight-1am. Crossroads Cocktail Bar, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Friday 2 Rock with Juliana Down at Cheers or bounce to Omarion at Chi
Metal Asylum shakes off the cobwebs for a night of live tunes with Juliana Down, Black Parachute and Sandwash, and it’s happy hour from 9pm until 10pm. Meanwhile, R&B ‘Icebox’ singer Omarion takes the stage at neighbouring Chi.
Metal Asylum: Dhs80. 9pm-3am. Omarion: Dhs150, 9pm-3am. The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha (04 337 9470).
Friday 2 Spend the day at Hyatt Regency
Enjoy a body scrub followed by an hour-long full-body massage, then take advantage of the club’s fitness facilities all day, including the pool.
Dhs480. Until September 30. Club Olympus Fitness & Spa, Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira (04 209 6802).
Friday 2 A classy brunch alternative at Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire
Try this more refined alternative to the city’s all-you-can-eat meal deals. Reflets promises that the four-course menu will ‘intrigue and excite’.
Dhs250 (food only), Dhs390 (with a bottle of grape). Every Fri noon-2pm. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Friday 2 Catch Karl Wolf at No.1 Fridays
The Time Out award-winning club night kicks off a new season in its new location with a live gig from Canadian singer Karl Wolf. Plus there are free drinks for ladies until midnight.
Dhs100, free for ladies until midnight. 10.30pm-3am. Club Sensation, Crowne Plaza Dubai (050 852 3343).
Saturday 3 Shoppiesta festival at Meydan
Check out this five-day shopping bonanza overthe Eid weekend, featuring retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers, as well as music concerts and plenty of food stalls.
Tickets Dhs40-2,500. Until September 4. Meydan, Nad Al Sheba (04 327 0000).
Saturday 3 Enjoy a sizzling Saturday steak
US steakhouse Ruth’s Chris is launching a new Saturday feast featuring a three-course meal with two glasses of white or red (or a whole bottle if you feel like splashing out).
Dhs265 per person (with two glasses of grape), Dhs530 per couple (with a bottle of grape). Saturdays 7pm-midnight. The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8666).
Saturday 3 Grind at Catwalk
This brand new Saturday night regular promises the classiest reggae, R&B, hip hop and dancehall around, plus there are plenty of deals on drinks to keep you dancing ’til the small hours.
Free. Open 9pm-3am. Catwalk Club, Golden Tulip Al Barsha (055 552 3507)
Saturday 3 Saturday roast at Nineteen
For the ultimate roast with all the trimmings, head to Nineteen on Saturday. Choose from an array of meats, accompanied by roast potatoes and veg, as well as a starter and dessert buffet.
Dhs235 (soft drinks), Dhs325 (selected house beverages), free for kids aged 12 and under. Every Saturday noon-3.30pm. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Sunday 4 Learn to cook the Ramsay way
Scott Price and Nick Alvis – two prodigies of Gordon Ramsay – host this class, in which participants will be taught how to prepare a three-course meal, which they will then eat together. Advanced booking required.
Dhs950 (includes class, lunch, cookbook and apron). Daily 10am-2pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira (04 227 1111).
Sunday 4 All-you-can-eat Japanese barbecue
Head to Sumibiya for plenty of authentic dishes and thirst-quenching beverages, from Korean pickled starters to marinated beef, seafood and chicken.
Dhs180 (selected house beverages). Sat, Sun, Tue, Wed, Fri 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Sunday 4 See Kelly Rowland, T-Pain and Sean Paul
50 Cent may have cancelled, but now you get three artists instead of one. It’s the final gig of the Eid Shoppiesta weekend, so be sure to make the most of it.
Tickets from Dhs100. 7pm-midnight. Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba, www.timeouttickets.com
Sunday 4 Look gruff at a new bikers’ night
Long’s Bar’s newest night welcomes all motoring enthusiasts, whether they own a bike or just love to ride them. Offers include selected mixed drinks for Dhs30 and a free drink for club members.
Free. 8pm-2am. Long’s Bar, Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 312 2202).
Monday 5 Celebrate Chinese Full-Moon Festival
Mooncakes – small pastries filled with lotus-seed paste – are consumed by up to 1.2 billion Chinese people every September to mark the Mid-Autumn Festival. You can sample these strange little snacks for yourself during Long Yin’s celebrations.
Dhs60 (per piece); Dhs160 (for six). Until September 12. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 217 0000).
Monday 5 Enjoy curries from around the world
Choose from a range of curries from Thailand, Japan, Bangladesh, India, Mauritius and many more curry-loving nations at Chef’s House.
Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs180 (selected house beverages). Daily 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Monday 5 A history lesson on carpet weaving
Check out the selection of 16th and 17th century Safavid carpets on display at the Farjam Collection. The ‘Chants From Paradise’ show offers a unique insight into the history of carpets.
Opening night tonight 7pm-9pm. Until November 30. The Farjam Collection, DIFC (04 323 0303).
Tuesday 6 See four new art exhibitions
Art Couture’s new Al Badia gallery is hosting four exhibitions from four different artists. Check out collections including ‘State of Reflection’ and ‘The Grace of a Belly Dancer’.
Until October 31. Art Couture, Al Badia Golf Club, Dubai Festival City (04 601 0101).
Tuesday 6 Enjoy afternoon tea at the Park Hyatt
The afternoon tea menu includes a selection of finger sandwiches and pastries, and you can also opt for a new bubbly package.
Dhs140 per couple, Dhs220 (bubbly package). 2pm-6pm (regular package), 2pm-4pm (bubbly). Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
Tuesday 6 Feast on ribs at The Wharf
Tuck into sticky beef ribs served with a choice of traditional British mash or fries, garnished with The Wharf’s signature sticky sauce. Finger-licking good.
Dhs110. Tue 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Wharf, Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).
Wednesday 7 Sample The Ivy’s new lunch menu
Try a two-course set menu including a coffee or tea and a petit four. Perfect for the busy executive.
Dhs150. Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. Emirates Towers (04 319 8767).
Wednesday 7 Start the weekend early at Icon
For two hours, get selected bottles of hops for Dhs22, single measures for Dhs19 and mixed drinks for Dhs25.
Free. 6pm-8pm. Icon Bar, Radisson Blu Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Wednesday 7 Sample the local catch at Pisces
This three-course set menu has a choice of two starters, two mains and two desserts.
Dhs280 (standard set menu), Dhs380 (with a glass of grape). 7pm-11.30pm. Until September 30. Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).
Wednesday 7 Get cracking with Singaporean crab Try the ultimate Singaporean gastronomic experience at Peppercrab at the Grand Hyatt Dubai. The only Singapore-inspired restaurant in the city has reopened to the delight of crab-lovers across the city. The island’s famous chilli and pepper crab are prepared by chef Eng Wai Meng, a veteran with more than 20 years of culinary experience. Live seafood display tanks take pride of place in the restaurant with the freshest choice of seasonal seafood, including mud and golden crabs, as well as the best of Asian and Singaporean classics such as fish head curry, beef rendang and curry laksa noodles. For more information and reservations, call 04 317 2222 or visit restaurants.dubai.hyatt.com
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rumie Sep 08, 2011 10:34 am
dubai magazines similar like the 'time out'are full of expensive items/things to do which is beyond the reach of the common man,plzz guyz...include some cheap and accessable stuff ..
Sharon Sep 03, 2011 05:05 pm
Seriously, the high cost of most of these "things to do" continue to present a very one sided view of Dubai. Hardly a good family, sports, cheap item to try. I hardly bother reading these lists anymore.