Salt-tasting, dancing and saying goodbye to The Cellar
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 15 Show off your moves at Armani’s popular urban night
DJ Bliss presents a mix of hip hop, R&B, house and electro-pop, with a warm-up from Mass Ramli.
Free, couples and guest list only. 10pm-3am. Armani/Privé, Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).
Thursday 15 See USA play Russia in the Rugby World Cup at Left Bank
Head down to the Madinat to watch these two emerging rugby nations battle out
a hard-hitting grudge match.
Free entry. Kick-off 11.30am. Left Bank, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 368 6171).
Thursday 15 Spa steals at the Shangri-La Dubai
Book any facial and get a free full-body massage worth Dhs435. You’ll also get free access to the hotel pool on the day of any appointment.
Prices vary. Until September 30. The Spa, Shangri-La, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2441).
Thursday 15 Celebrate The China Club’s eighth birthday
This Chinese venue marks its eighth anniversary by welcoming guest chef-artist Wei, who makes cool models out of rice and noodle dough, as well as preparing beautifully designed dishes. There’s also a chance to win a trip to Beijing.
Prices vary. 7.30pm-11pm. Until October 14. Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek, Baniyas Road (04 205 7333).
Thursday 15 Watch a local production of Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Before there was Twilight, there was the Count himself. Sink your fangs into this performance of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, staged by local theatre group Backstage Dubai.
Dhs50. 7.30pm. Until September 17. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates (04 341 4777).
Friday 16 Bid farewell to The Cellar
Sadly, Garhoud classic The Cellar is closing for good. Today and tomorrow are its last days: enjoy an à la carte dinner and drinks at rock-bottom prices, plus live music. Booking recommended.
Dhs135 (Friday brunch including one selected beverage; Saturday brunch, soft drinks only); Dhs205 (Saturday brunch, unlimited beverages). Noon-3.30pm. À la carte menu served from 7pm on both days. Until Saturday 17. The Aviation Club, Garhoud (04 282 9333).
Friday 16 Dance with DJ D’Julz
The Paris-based house and techno DJ headlines this club night, which returns for its second September session.
Dhs130; Dhs100 before midnight, free for ladies and Face card holders before 11pm. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Madinat Jumeirah (050 725 8277).
Saturday 17 Find a bargain at Dubal Flea Market
From second-hand clothes to furniture, there are countless bargains to be had at this popular flea market. Voice4Charity will have a stall selling items to raise money for labourers.
Dhs5 entry fee for Stargate. 10am-3pm.Stargate, Za’abeel Park gate four, www.dubai-fleamarket.com (050 296 9680).
Saturday 17 Learn to cook steak with MJ’s chef Edward Mair
Chef Edward will teach guests how to cook some of MJ’s Steakhouse's signature dishes, such as yellow-fin tuna tartare, 250-day fillet steak Dianne and mixed-berry Eton mess.
Dhs295 (includes lunch and soft drinks), Dhs395 (grape pairing). Noon-3pm. MJ’s Steakhouse, Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).
Saturday 17 Test your knowledge at a pub quiz
Take on Maxx Music Bar’s pub quiz challenge on Saturdays, and take advantage of the three-hour happy ‘hour’ while you’re there.
Free. 6pm-9pm. Maxx Music Bar & Grill, Citymax Hotel, Al Barsha (04 409 8000).
Saturday 17 Salt tasting at The Cavendish
Executive chef Thomas Gagliardi will be on hand to lead guests through the history and gastronomy of salt. There’ll be a five-course dinner, with a specific salt type and a different grape beverage for each course.
Dhs390 (IWFS members), Dhs460 (non-members) including grape. 6.30pm.
Bonnington Hotel, JLT (04 356 0000).
Saturday 17 See Australia v Ireland at Bidi Bondi
The Rugby World Cup is in full swing, and the heavyweights of Pool C go head to head today in what should be a closely fought encounter. There’ll be special drinks deals at Bidi Bondi to help fuel the atmosphere.
Free entry. Kick-off 12.30pm. Bidi Bondi, Clubhouse Al Manhal, (between Shoreline buildings three and four), Palm Jumeirah (04 427 0515).
Sunday 18 Try kayaking
Noukhada Adventure Company offers regular kayaking tours to the stunning waterways and coastline of Umm Al Quwain. Directions to the tour site are provided.
Dhs200 per person. Daily 7am and 4pm. Ongoing. www.noukhada.ae (050 721 8928).
Sunday 18 Fiesta Mexicana at Ember Grill & Lounge
This celebration of Mexican National Day offers a special menu and foot-tapping live tunes during brunch and dinner.
Dhs180 (soft drinks), Dhs245 (house beverages). 12.30pm-4pm (brunch); 6.30pm-11.30pm (dinner). Until September 19. The Address Dubai Mall (04 888 3444).
Sunday 18 Sundowners and cool sounds
Settle in for drinks or dinner at West 14th and enjoy music from local musicians Donovan Rossouw and Neisha, along with the Afif Trio, who play blues into the night.
Free entry. From 8pm. West 14th, Oceana Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah (04 447 7601).
Monday 19 Experience an art gala in Al Quoz
A trio of thought-provoking exhibitions open tonight along Al Serkal Avenue. Try Chinese art exhibition ‘Middle East, Middle Kingdom’ at Gallery Etemad (pictured), ‘High Tension’ at Carbon 12 and ‘vs Him’ at Lawrie Shabibi.
From 7pm. Gallery Etemad (04 346 8649). Carbon 12 (050 464 4392). Lawrie Shabibi (04 346 9906).
Monday 19 Embark on an Indian journey at Horizon
Feast on fiery and diverse curries, naans and succulent tandoori kebabs.
Dhs189 (soft drinks), Dhs229 (house beverages), Dhs289 (premium beverages). 6.30pm-10.30pm. Amwaj Rotana, JBR (04 428 3087).
Monday 19 Sample Splendido’s new organic menu
Splendido chef Corrado Pani has come up with a special organic menu – think Tasmanian mussels, wild king salmon or buffalo mozzarella ravioli with homemade buckwheat pasta papardelle.
Prices from Dhs45-150. 7pm-11pm. Until September 28. The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, JBR (04 399 4000).
Tuesday 20 Pamper for less at Grosvenor House
Get 30 per cent off any of the spa’s luxury Vie Collection body or face treatments. Alternatively, book any five treatments (minimum one hour) and get a sixth free.
Rasul mud ceremony and massage Dhs495 for two hours, other prices vary. Until September 30. The Retreat Spa, Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina (04 399 8888).
Tuesday 20 Grab a cupcake to mark our birthday
Celebrate Time Out’s 10th birthday by visiting Sugar Daddy’s this week, where you can buy a Time Out Dubai cupcake and receive one free using the voucher on page 36.
Dhs12. Until September 21. Sugar Daddy’s, Village Mall, Jumeirah (04 344 8204) and Mirdif City Centre (04 284 0471).
Tuesday 20 Dance to a mashup
Show off your best moves as DJ Andy Swift and Rone Jaxx fuse old-school and new urban sounds at Zinc.
Dhs50, free for men before midnight, free for ladies all night. 10pm-3am. Zinc, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 331 1111).
Wendesday 21 A photo show that will make you think
Gallery IVDE’s 20-piece show from Hasan and Husain Essop exposes the South African brothers’ thoughts on religion in today’s society.
Until October 20. Gallery IVDE, Al Serkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 348 8797).
Wendesday 21 Sip half-price drinks at Harvester’s
Selected drinks are up to half price at this pub, which is favoured by Man U fans. If footie isn’t your thing, the fish and chips might be…
5pm-8pm. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 331 1111).
Wendesday 21 Night diving
Dive into Dubai’s sea and discover an underwater world at night.
Dhs150. 6.30pm. Al Boom Diving, Al Wasl Road (04 342 2993).
Wendesday 21 Take your place on JW’s Wall of Fame
Finish JW Steakhouse’s 20oz filet mignon steak and a bottle of grape, and your name will be honoured on the restaurant’s wall.
Dhs650. Wed 7.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. JW Marriott Dubai, Deira (04 607 7977).