Go live-aboard diving and get reacquainted with 360
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 22 Get away for a live-aboard dive trip
Join Al Boom for a live-aboard dive trip to Musandam. Departing on Thursday evening and returning on Saturday, the trip includes six dives, food, soft drinks and accommodation in air-conditioned cabins.
From Dhs1,600. Departs Thursday 6pm at Dibba Port. Al Boom Diving, Al Wasl Road, email@example.com (04 342 2993).
Thursday 22 Electronic sounds with Xpress 2
This English electronic and dance music trio will hit popular club night Taboo at Trilogy tonight.
Dhs130; Dhs100 before 11pm. 9pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 624 5751).
Thursday 22 Feast on succulent steaks
Media One’s fun barbecue is a good way to unwind for the weekend (especially considering South Africa’s national Braai Day is coming up on September 24). There will be salad, carpaccio and steak tartar stations, grilled-to-order steaks and accompaniments, all served on the terrace.
Dhs199 (food only), Dhs279 (selected house beverages). Thu 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Friday 23 2011 Rugby World Cup: Australia v USA at The Sevens Stadium
Enjoy a variety of promotions throughout the Rugby World Cup, from great drinks deals (buckets of hops are Dhs75) and food deals (three pints and a curry for Dhs85). There are eight screens on which to catch the action, and a free shuttle bus to take you into town at 3pm.
Free entry. 12.30pm. The Sevens Stadium, Al Ain Road, www.thesevens.ae (04 809 6605).
Friday 23 Indulge in authentic Italian pizza
Discover the Italian way to prepare pizza with guest chef Gabriele Ioanna, from Ristorante Sanat Lucia in Biccari, Italy. Try pizzas with a touch of truffle, caciocavallo or bottarga cheese.
Prices vary. 12.30pm-3pm, 6pm-midnight. Andiamo, Grand Hyatt Dubai (04 317 2222).
Friday 23 Sunset Sessions launch party
Now that the weather is cooler, 360° is back. expect the finest sunset chill-out and nu-disco grooves, followed by deep and melodic sounds that make this party a must-attend event.
Free entry. 4pm-2am. Ongoing. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (050 107 6405).
Friday 23 Cooking tips from Jones the Grocer
Learn how to cook pistachio-crushed lamb cutlets and chickpea salad with mint yoghurt in this new cooking class. Advance booking required.
Dhs375. 6.30pm, Jones the Grocer, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 346 6886).
Saturday 24 Check out Bansky artworks at The Third Line
See this notorious UK street artist’s work in ‘The State: Social/Antisocial’ exhibition at The Third Line, and later at Traffic Gallery.
Until October 20. The Third Line, Al Quoz (04 341 1367).
Saturday 24 2011 Rugby World Cup: New Zealand v France at Barasti
Can the All Blacks avenge their 2007 quarter-final defeat to the French? Find out at Barasti, which is screening the game live.
Free. 12.30pm-2pm. Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi (04 399 3333).
Saturday 24 Eclectic Circle launch party
Yes, we think it’s worth visiting 360° two nights in a row this weekend. MustHaveSoul launches its new Saturday party tonight, which showcases the diverse musical talents of a select group of DJs. Choice cuts of funk, northern soul, ska, reggae, lounge, motown, balearica and house will all be on offer.
Free. 4pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, www.musthavesoul.com (050 107 6405).
Sunday 25 See an acclaimed Syrian artist
Ahmad Moualla’s solo exhibition features large-scale monochromatic works that examine the relationship between the society and individual.
Until November 10. Green Art Gallery, Al Serkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 346 9305).
Sunday 25 Feed up at Z:One
This great-value meal deal is a two-hour package including all you can eat and drink. Chefs will be presenting food platters, and bartenders are on hand to mix drinks for two hours.
Dhs120 per person. Daily 2pm-4pm, 6pm-midnight. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Media City (04 427 1000).
Sunday 25 Kick off for five-a-side
Been a while since you played five-a-side football? Get back into it with the ‘Fifth Element’ men’s league, which starts today.
Dhs450 per person; Dhs3,250 per team. Sun, Mon and Tue 7.30pm. Until November 30. Dubai American Academy, Barsha, www.dubai.duplays.com (055 224 0187).
Sunday 25 Watch movies from the pool
Make a splash at Cabana’s movie night, where you can lounge on inflatables in the pool, feast on snacks and sip four bottles of hop-based beverage for Dhs99. This week’s movie is fantasy action flick King Kong.
From 8.30pm. Cabana, The Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8999).
Monday 26 De-stress at Dubai Herbal & Treatment Centre
This de-stress package at our favourite hidden health gem could be just what you need. Enjoy a 25-minute Tuina session (a cross between acupressure and shiatsu massage techniques), a 25-minute acupuncture session and five days’ worth of detox tea to take home.
Dhs350. Until September 30. Dubai Herbal & Treatment Centre, Oud Metha (04 335 1200).
Monday 26 Enter a jewellery competition
Think you’re creative? Budding designers aged 17 and above can enter this competition to design their own piece of jewellery: the winner gets the chance to have it crafted and displayed at Dubai International Jewellery Week, running from November 10-13.
Entry deadline October 15.
Monday 26 Have lunch at The Ivy
This business lunch features 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. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 319 8767).
Monday 26 Say cheese at Centro Barsha
Try all-you-can-eat cheese and as much grape as you can drink at this new cheese night.
Dhs139. 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Centro Barsha (04 704 0000).
Tuesday 27 Tea with a twist
There are two options for afternoon tea at Almaz: the eponymous tea features sandwiches, Berber pancakes and Moroccan tea or coffee; while the Maghrebine tea, comes with Moroccan pastries, tea or coffee.
Dhs77 (Almaz), Dhs49 (Maghrebine). Daily 3pm-5.30pm. Ongoing. Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 8877).
Tuesday 27 Don’t just sit and watch the rugby…
If you’re watching the Rugby World Cup and thinking ‘I could do that’, give this touch rugby league a try. It welcomes men and women of all standards.
Dhs450 per person; Dhs3,600 per team. Tue, Wed 7pm-10pm. Until November 30. Jumeirah Baccalaureate School, Jumeirah, www.dubai.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Tuesday 27 Go loca for Mexican food at Gem Garden
Try hearty Mexican delights with a buffet and a live fajita station at a bargain price.
Dhs85 (food only), Dhs120 (selected house beverages). 7pm-10.30pm. Holiday Inn Al Barsha, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 323 4333).
Tuesday 27 Spend a night with Freddie Mercury
…well, sort of. Joseph Clark’s The Music of Queen show sees the man reenact Freddie’s style while performing some of Queen’s biggest hits.
Dhs185. 8pm. First Group Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com
Wednesday 28 Learn to cook like a More chef
This twice-monthly class, taking place today and tomorrow, will teach you how to prepare some of More’s tastiest dishes. Lunch is included.
Dhs200. 9am-noon (lunch served from noon-1pm). More Gold & Diamond Park (04 263 3113).
Wednesday 28 Try Hyatt Regency’s Incredible Body deal
Enjoy a full-body scrub and an hour-long body massage at Club Olympus. Choose from scrub options, including citrus Dead Sea salt, green tea or aloe vera. The package also includes use of the fitness facilities, including the pool and gym.
Dhs480. Until September 30. Club Olympus Fitness & Spa, Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira (04 209 6802).
Wednesday 28 View contemporary Indian art
This vibrant show, entitled ‘Yeh Hai! India Darling’, explores the struggles of modern India as it comes to terms with industrialisation.
Free. 9am-9pm. Until October 30. XVA Gallery, Al Musalla Roundabout, Bur Dubai (04 353 5383); Gate Village, DIFC (04 358 5117).