Thursday 13 See Janet Jackson in Abu Dhabi
She’s won six Grammys and this is her sixth world tour, so we think it’s well worth the drive to Yas Island. At time of going to press there were still tickets left.
From Dhs265. Doors open 7pm. Yas Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.thinkflash.ae.
Thursday 13 Go mad for mussels at The Wharf
Mussel night returns at this traditional British pub. The weekly meal deal means you can get stuck into black-pot mussels with a side of fries and garlic bread.
Dhs100. Thu 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Wharf, Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).
Thursday 13 Catch a film in the pool
Brother Bear is a moving animation with Shamanic undertones that’s worth a look for adults. As an added bonus, you can enjoy it tonight while relaxing in Dubai Polo Club’s pool.
Dhs35 for adults, Dhs20 for kids. 7pm. Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, Arabian Ranches (04 361 8111).
Thursday 13 A slice of Stereo Sushi with Afrojack
The international club night arrives at N’Dulge, formerly Sanctuary, with a headline set from Dutch house DJ Afrojack and warm up from local discmaster Tim Kay in the arena. Expect deep grooves in Nobu Lounge from Dulce, another local spinner, while Virgin Radio’s Ali Mak will play commercial party tracks on the terrace.
Dhs100, free for ladies before 11pm. Mixed groups only. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis the Palm (04 426 0561).
Thursday 13 Catch Kerri Chandler at Trilogy
The renowned deep house DJ arrives from the US to play a headline set in the main room.
Dhs100 before midnight, Dhs130 after. 9pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 624 5751).
Friday 14 Party on the beach at Sandance
The original 12-hour beach festival is back, featuring Example, Richard Ashcroft, Chicane, Sasha and more.
Dhs200 for advance tickets, Dhs250 on the door, Dhs350 VIP. 2pm-2am. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com
Friday 14 Meet (well, see) Kim Kardashian
The reality TV star will be visiting The Dubai Mall today to launch new shake bar Millions of Milkshakes. Yes, it will be mobbed, and no, you’re not likely to get into the shake bar, but head down if you think it’s worth elbowing through a crowd to catch a glimpse of the Armenian beauty. See the website for more info.
Times TBC. Today only. The Dubai Mall, www.thedubaimall.com (04 362 7500)
Friday 14 Taste Teutonic treats at the Grand Oktoberfest brunch
Try this Bavarian-style brunch while you can – it only runs for three Fridays until the end of the hop festival celebrations, and the fresh pretzels and weisshurst are sure to prove popular.
Dhs180 (food only). 12.30pm-4.30pm. Until October 28. Grand Oktoberfest tent, Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2271).
Friday 14 Kick back at Audio Tonic’s Sunset Sessions
If Sandance is a little too full-on for your tastes this week, unwind at 360° with Tonic residents Vas Floyd, Raxon, JC and Soulfisher.
Free. 4pm-2am. Ongoing. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (050 107 6405).
Saturday 15 Discover Dubai’s art hub with a walk through Al Quoz
Join local gallery thejamjar on a two-hour walk to record the journey and build a better understanding of the cultural fabric of Dubai’s art community. Register via the email address below.
Free. Times TBC. Thejamjar, behind Dubai Garden Centre, Al Quoz, email@example.com (04 341 7303).
Saturday 15 Let your Saturday sizzle at Ruth’s Chris Steak House
This Saturday steakhouse feast features a three-course meal complemented by 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). Sat 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8666).
Saturday 15 Last chance to browse for gadgets at Gitex Shopper
The consumer electronics event exhibits more than 25,000 up-to-the-minute gadgets, with exclusive prices on the latest must-haves. It ends today, so head along while you can.
Dhs30. Open 11am-11pm. Airport Expo Dubai, Al Rashadiya Road, www.gitexshopperdubai.com.
Sunday 16 See urban art at Showcase Gallery
German artist Stephan Geisler’s urban-style artworks are refreshingly upbeat. He uses bright colours and fantasy themes as a form of escapism, to depict day-to-day occurrences.
Until November 20. Showcase Gallery, Villa 679, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 348 8797).
Sunday 16 Try a fast lunch feast at Chutneys
Enjoy an express lunch of either Royal Peacock Light Thali or a Business Royal Peacock Thali: four curries with naan, rice and a dessert that take just 15 minutes to prepare.
Dhs55 light thali, Dhs75 business thali. Daily noon-3pm. Ongoing. Chutneys, Mövenpick Hotel, Bur Dubai (04 310 4340).
Sunday 16 Risotto fever starts today at Splendido
There are 10 risottos to choose from at Splendido, including the special risotto parmigiano with black seaweed caviar, and Sardinian venere rice risotto with mussels.
Dhs50-150. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until October 28. Splendido, The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, JBR (04 399 4000).
Monday 17 Cooking classes at Mirdif City Centre
As part of a month-long food festival, the mall’s chefs will host cooking classes on weekdays between 4pm to 6pm, for children and adults.
Free. Sun-Thu 4pm-6pm. Until October 31. Mirdif City Centre (800 6422).
Monday 17 Thrifty Italian eats at Certo
Enjoy a two-course meal with coffee or tea for Dhs85 at this pleasant and professional Italian joint.
Dhs85. Sun-Thu noon-3.30pm. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Monday 17 Go diving at night
End your day with a night dive at Jumeriah Beach to see fish, relax, get some exercise and meet new dive buddies. Discover the depths of the ocean every Monday and Wednesday evening.
Dhs150 with full dive kit and transport to the beach; Dhs50 with tank and weights. Mon and Wed 6pm. Ongoing. Al Boom Diving, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah (04 342 2993).
Monday 17 Try Carter’s pub quiz
We’ve pub quizzed all over town recently, and this sophisticated trivia session was one of our favourites thanks to a very professional quizmaster. See page 90 for more trivia nights across Dubai.
Free. 7.45pm. Carter’s, Wafi, Oud Metha (04 324 4100).
Tuesday 18 Half-price sports massage for men
Gents can enjoy a 60-minute sports massage for half price at Urban Male Lounge by using our exclusive Body & Mind voucher on page 34.
Dhs155 with the voucher. Until November 31. Urban Male Lounge, DIFC (04 425 0350), Mall of the Emirates (04 395 1103).
Tuesday 18 Haute People by Crystal with DJ Bliss
The Emirati DJ presents a night of top urban tracks at this swanky nightclub, located at the top of the Raffles pyramid.
Free. 11pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).
Tuesday 18 Go Italian tonight at The MED
Enjoy a spread of antipasti, salad, freshly baked pizza, lasagne and pasta made
to order at this Paste ‘e’ Basta night.
Dhs145 with soft drinks, Dhs185 with grape-based beverages. Tue 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing, The MED, Media One, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Tuesday 18 Alternative tunes at See You Next Tuesday
It’s the launch of this alternative ladies night, where the fairer sex get free drinks all night to the sound of indie, electro and disco. Repeated every third Tuesday of the month.
Free entry. 9pm-3am. Republique, The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (055 882 5675).
Wednesday 19 Enjoy afternoon tea at Nineteen
Nineteen’s terrace provides a pleasant setting for a traditional afternoon tea. Choose from a selection of teas served with freshly baked scones, pastries and sweet culinary delights.
Dhs60-Dhs155. 1pm-5.30pm. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Wednesday 19 Volleyball league
Sign up for Duplays’ free mixed six-a-side ‘Al Tayer Volley4Serve II’ League which starts tonight.
Free for teams and individuals. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Until December 16. Dubai Modern High School, Nad Al Sheba, www.dubai.duplays.com (055 224 0187).