Thursday 20 Dance under the stars at 360°
UK DJ Charles Webster flies in for a headline set at MustHaveSoul’s new Thursday session.
Free. 7pm-2am. Ongoing. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, www.musthavesoul.com (050 107 6405).
Thursday 20 Partake in a very Parisian soirée
Experience a little piece of Parisian culture and visit Bistro Madeleine for a night of music while you enjoy an authentic French buffet with cold cuts and beef tartar, live cooking stations, cheese fondue and crêpe desserts.
Dhs185 (selected house beverages). 7pm-11pm. Bistro Madeleine, InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Thursday 20 Jump on the Pink Caravan
The Pink Caravan will stop at Wild Wadi Ladies’ Night to provide free breast screenings.
Wild Wadi entry Dhs175; screenings free. 8pm-midnight. Wild Wadi, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.pinkcaravan.ae (04 348 4444).
Thursday 20 Pose at People
Don your best threads and get posing with the best of them at People by Crystal, as DJ Anthony plays house and commercial tracks into the early hours of Friday morning.
Free, couples and reservations only. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Raffles, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).
Thursday 20 Bubbly Thursdays at Yalumba
Enjoy all-you-can-eat-buffet and à la carte options at this Dubai institution while quaffing premium bubbly – a great start to the weekend.
Dhs449 (includes bubbly). 8pm-11pm. Le Méridien Dubai, Airport Road (04 702 2455).
Friday 21 Chill out at Sky Garden
Expect classic hits, old school and nu school hip hop, R&B and reggae at this brand new al fresco spot. There’s also happy ‘hour’ from 6pm-9pm, and a pint and shisha for Dhs60.
Free. 1pm-3am. Sky Garden, Metropolitan Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 552 3507).
Friday 21 Indus Creed live in Dubai
The popular Indian rock group who have championed the independent music scene
in the country (and were originally founded in 1984 as Rock Machine) takes to the stage for a live performance. Should be a good night.
Dhs100. 8pm ’til late. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (050 248 4054).
Friday 21 Tuck into yum cha at Hukama
Partake in the Cantonese custom of yum cha with your family and friends every Friday. Enjoy a selection of the finest Chinese teas, along with deliciously unique dim sum. A nice, relaxed alternative to a brunch.
Dhs145. Noon-3pm. Ongoing. The Address Downtown Dubai (04 436 8928).
Friday 21 A night of UK garage with none other than DJ Pied Piper
Revisit the early noughties with a night of UK garage courtesy of No.1 Fridays, with special guests DJ Pied Piper and MC DT. Expect a live performance of the hit ‘Do You Really Like It?’.
Free. 4pm-2am. Ongoing. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (050 107 6405).
Saturday 22 Picture-perfect Picnic Brunch at Al Badia Golf Club
A perfect picnic set on the lawns of Al Badia Golf Course where you can kick off your shoes and enjoy fine dining outdoors. Guests are handed authentic wicker picnic baskets on arrival and can enjoy live cooking stations, beverage islands, ‘build your own burger’ and a Candyland station.
Dhs225 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (selected house beverages), Dhs550 (premium bubbly), Dhs895 (premium rosé bubbly). Noon-4pm. Al Badia Golf Club, Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Sunday 23 Try ‘botox for hair’ at Ted Morgan salon
This salon is now offering a Fibreceutric treatment, claimed to be a favourite with celebrities. Termed ‘Botox for hair’ as it acts as a filler and smoother for hair follicles, benefits of the treatment last up to 10 washes.
Dhs135. Ongoing. Ted Morgan, Palm Jumeirah (04 430 8190).
Sunday 23 View a Picasso-inspired exhibition at Cuadro
This show features 10 artists whose work explores collage, a technique made popular by Picasso in the 20th century.
Until November 11. Cuadro Fine Art Gallery. Building 10, Gate Village, DIFC
(04 425 0400).
Sunday 23 The Bucket List, al fresco
Sit by (or in) the pool and watch Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman in this poignant film about living like there’s no tomorrow.
Dhs99, including a bucket containing a drink and snacks. 8.30pm. Cabana, The Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8999).
Monday 24 Meet a famous Australian artist
Known for his vibrant watercolours, Ashleigh Manley is exhibiting 60 original pieces inspired by his travels abroad. Visitors are encouraged to meet him at the hotel between 10am and 7pm daily.
Until October 26. Artinhouse, Mövenpick Bur Dubai (04 336 6000).
Monday 24 Get a free hand massage with your facial at Elche
Buy a facial at Elche and get a free hand massage worth Dhs215. Take along three empty Elche product bottles and get a free 30ml moisturiser worth Dhs135.
Facials from Dhs365. Until October 31. Ladies only. Elche Natural Beauty Retreat, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 349 4942).
Monday 24 Catch a movie while eating sushi at Lakeview
All-you-can-eat sushi and tempura while watching comedies Analyze This (7pm) or Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (9pm) the comedy value of the latter is questionable.
Dhs75 (food only). From 7pm. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club (04 295 6000).
Monday 24 Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
Learn about the disparities between the genders in this stage adaptation of John Gray’s best-selling book. Cue plenty of laughs.
Dhs150-175. 8pm. First Group Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com
Tuesday 25 Take tea Al Qasr
Enjoy a variety of delicate choux pastries, soft scones, sandwiches and more, plus a pot of tea and great views of the Burj Al Arab. A great thing to take visitors to.
Dhs140 per person. Daily 3pm-6pm. Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah
(04 366 8888).
Tuesday 25 Eat, drink, chill at Pine Grill
Relax with a kebab in one hand and an ice cold drink in the other at this poolside eatery. Not shabby.
Dhs155, (soft drinks), Dhs260 (selected house beverages), Dhs65 (kids aged six-12). 6pm-11.30pm, Tues and Weds. Courtyard by Marriott Dubai Green Community (04 885 2222).
Tuesday 25 Oktoberfest at the Grand Hyatt
For the fifth year in a row, Grand Hyatt Dubai celebrates Oktoberfest with plenty of traditional food and drink. Expect steins of hops and plates of pretzels and sausages.
Free entry. Daily 7pm-1am. Until October 29. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha
(04 317 2271).
Tuesday 25 Don’t miss Metallica in Abu Dhabi
The legendary hard rock band arrives in the capital for a full live show, and will be supported by local act Nervecell. We’re expecting it to be epic.
Dhs295 general standing; Dhs595 fan pit standing. Doors open 7pm. Yas Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.thinkflash.ae.
Wednesday 26 Take up polo
Try the sport of kings. Lessons are available for all levels, from novices to more experienced riders.
Dhs770 for individual lessons or Dhs550 for group. Mon-Sat 6am-10am, 3pm-6pm. Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club, Arabian Ranches (050 887 9847).
Wednesday 26 Celebrate Diwali at Chutneys
Chef Hafeez has arranged a special Diwali Thali menu that features an eclectic mix of traditional as well as innovative delicacies from the northwest of India.
Dhs135. 7pm-11.15pm. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai (04 310 4340).
Wednesday 26 All you can eat at Thai Kitchen
Diners visiting on Wednesdays will be able to feast on an extensive list of unlimited dishes.
Dhs220. From 7pm. Park Hyatt, Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club (04 317 2222).
Wednesday 26 The start of the Pakistan v Sri Lanka test match!
This five-day match starts today, and the cricket stadium is sure to come alive with loyal supporters.
Tickets from Dhs80-Dhs600. From 10am. Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubailand, www.timeouttickets.com