Celebrate Ministry of Sound's 20th and get ready for Oktoberfest
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 6 Celebrate Ministry of Sound’s 20th birthday
Ministry creator Justin Berkmann flies out to Dubai for a special headline set on the
20th anniversary of the clubbing brand.
Dhs100, ladies free before 11pm. 10pm-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort (050 876 4335).
Thursday 6 Celebrate Oktoberfest at Der Keller
Enjoy a range of specials on German food and imported hop-based beverages.
Free entry. Open Mon-Sat 6pm-1am. Until October 15. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Al Sufouh Road (04 406 8999).
Thursday 6 Try a sophisticated new night
Unwind with friends and enjoy light drinks and snacks as DJs play downtempo grooves and soulful house at Aperitivo, a new Thursday-night event at Media One.
Free. 6pm onwards. Ongoing. M-Dek, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (050 876 4335).
Thursday 6 Seafood nights at AOC Brasserie
Lobster, oysters, shrimps, crabs and mussels are all up for grabs. Also takes place on Saturdays.
Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (selected house beverages and bubbly). 7pm. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai, JBR (04 448 4870).
Friday 7 Watch the world’s top swim stars
The FINA Swimming World Cup, one of the biggest events on the sport’s calendar, stops off in Dubai for the first of a seven-leg series. The two-day event will feature some of the most powerful swimming competitors.
Dhs20-150. 9am-6pm. Until Saturday 8. Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Sports Complex, Dubai Bypass Road, www.uaeswimming.com, www.fina.org.
Friday 7 Catch talented young DJs at 360°
Prepare for suitably eclectic sets from up-and-coming stars The Revenge and Burnski, who are flying out from the UK to get Dubai jumping.
Free. 4pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (050 107 6405).
Friday 7 Fight Night at Chi
See 10 bouts of kickboxing, boxing, MMA and Muay Thai, including four WKBF titles, being contested by some of the best fighters in Dubai against international talent.
Dhs100 general standing, Dhs200 ringside seating (includes free entry to Chi for the after-party). 8.30pm. Chi@The Lodge, Oud Metha, email@example.com (050 286 1673).
Friday 7 Listen to live music and support a local album launch
UAE-based folk rocker Alison Andrews launches her debut album Love’s a Cure, with support from acoustic act Danny Shirran and rocker Fatiniza.
Dhs60. 9pm-3am. Cheers Bar, The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland (04 337 9470).
Saturday 8 Rugby World Cup quarter finals
Emirates Golf club is a great place to watch the rugby – it’s free to enter, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, there are plenty of screens, cash bars and an à la carte menu as well as a breakfast buffet. Bring a group of friends and pay Dhs675 for a reserved table of 10, with 24 bottles of hops and two platters of food.
Free entry. Matches kick off at 9am and 11.30am. Emirates Golf Club (04 380 2222).
Saturday 8 Explore Al Quoz on an arty walk
Join local gallery thejamjar on a two-hour walk through Al Quoz to record the journey and help build a better understanding of Dubai’s new art hub. Register via the email below.
Free. 10am. Thejamjar, behind Dubai Garden Centre, Al Quoz,
firstname.lastname@example.org (04 341 7303).
Saturday 8 Saturday roast at 25/55 Café Bistro
This traditional dinner offers meat carved at the table, served with all the accompaniments.
Dhs170 (soft drinks); Dhs220 (selected house beverages). 7.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Dubai Yacht Club, Dubai Marina (04 362 7955).
Saturday 8 Grind this Saturday night
Saturday night regular Grind will blast you with reggae, R&B, hip hop and dancehall tunes. Drinks deals include short drinks for Dhs20, two for one on selected drinks and
50 per cent off for Face card holders.
Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Catwalk, Golden Tulip Al Barsha (055 552 3507).
Saturday 8 See a Cirque du Soleil-style show
Entitled Cirque du Souq, this Arabian-inspired aerial and acrobatic stage performance and dance extravaganza stars American Cirque du Soleil performer Stacey Carlson.
Dhs185. From 8pm. Until October 8. First Group Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6546).
Sunday 9 Blue Sunday treats at Yo! Sushi
Every Sunday, items on blue plates on the conveyor belt cost just Dhs14. Only valid at BurJuman, Festival City, DIFC and Mirdif City Centre.
Prices from Dhs14. Noon-10pm. DIFC (04 363 7404). For other locations,
Sunday 9 Learn Latin moves
Starting today, Latin Soul will be running group and private zumba classes with husband-and-wife team Elizabeth and Cesar, and Argentine tango classes led by Claudio and Carmen.
Tango Dhs80 per group session; zumba Dhs50 per session. From 7pm. Latin Soul Dubai, Icon Tower, TECOM, www.latinsouldubai.com (050 474 6249).
Sunday 9 Unwind at Okku
Under the venue’s L.O.V.E. Sundays banner, DJ Marshall plays electro-chic sounds until 3am.
Free (reservation required). Open 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Okku, The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8777).
Monday 10 Curry and hops at Spectrum on One
Guests can feast on unlimited servings of traditional Indian curries, complemented by India’s top-selling, ice-cold hop-based beverage.
Dhs150. Mon 7pm-8.30pm. Ongoing. The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).
Monday 10 Glasshouse dinner and drinks promotion
One of our favourite deals in town: enjoy selected drinks for Dhs1 each when you
buy a two-course meal.
Prices vary. Mon and Wed 8pm-late. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira (04 212 7551).
Tuesday 11 Learn to freedive
Join this AIDA freediving course to learn the basics. It involves two evenings of theory, one evening in the pool and one day in Fujairah, overseen by Al Boom’s instructor, Sara-Lise.
Dhs2,350. Times vary. Ongoing. Al Boom, Al Wasl Road,
Tuesday 11 Curries of the world at Chef’s House
Choose from meat, fish, and vegetarian options from Thailand, Japan, India, Bangladesh, Mauritius and more curry-loving nations.
Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs180 (house beverages). Daily 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Wednesday 12 Antique auction preview at Ayyam
Open to the public, the viewing of ‘Art and Antiques of the Islamic World: The Ottoman Levant Between the 18th and 19th Centuries’ enables art lovers to see 50 pieces from the Ottoman Empire before they are sold on October 17.
Until October 16. Ayyam Gallery, Gate Village Building 3, DIFC (04 439 2395).
Wednesday 12 Catch DJ Ganga at Karma Kafé
The Danish DJ plays soulful sounds as the nightspot reopens its outdoor terrace.
Free, door policy applies. Doors open 6pm, DJ from 10pm. Karma Kafé, Souk Al Bahar (04 423 0909).
Wednesday 12 Oktoberfest at the Grand Hyatt
The Grand Hyatt Dubai’s Oktoberfest party kicks off today, with steins of hops and plenty of sausages.
Free entry. 7pm-1am. Until October 29. Grand Hyatt, Oud Metha (04 317 2271).
Wednesday 12 The MED in France
Indulge in French cooking every Wednesday. Bottles of French grape-based beverages start at Dhs88.
Dhs135 (food only). 7pm-10.30pm. The MED, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Wednesday 12 Watch Inception in the pool
See Christopher Nolan’s mind-boggling thriller while floating on a lilo. Bliss.
Dhs30, includes a towel and popcorn. 8.35pm. Desert Palm, Al Awir Road (04 323 8888).