Halloween parties, Craig David, Pink walkathon and more fun
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 27 Catch Craig David live
The multi-platinum-selling artist arrives in Dubai for a live performance and DJ set. Virgin Radio’s Ali Mak will provide a warm-up session.
Dhs195, ladies free before 11pm. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah (056 603 7961).
Thursday 27 Celebrate Halloween with Beardyman
Rock out this Halloween with the ‘one-man rave’ beatboxer in Trilogy’s main room, plus Robert Babicz and Funk D’Void on the rooftop.
Dhs100 before midnight, Dhs130 after. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 624 5751).
Thursday 27 Enjoy top South African food
Hailing from Signal, one of Cape Town’s top restaurants, executive chef Malika van Reenen will bring a touch of culinary flair to Café Chic.
Prices vary. 12.30pm-2.45pm, 7pm-11pm. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
Thursday 27 Have a taste of Indonesia
Sample traditional dishes and desserts prepared by Indonesian chef Amalia Listianawati and get the chance to win a four-night stay at the InterContinental Bali and a round-trip ticket for two to Bali sponsored by Singapore Airlines.
Dhs179 (soft drinks), Dhs239 (selected house beverages), Dhs299 (premium beverages). 6.30pm-11.30pm. Until November 16. Spice Island, Crowne Plaza Dubai (04 262 5555).
Friday 28 Monster Halloween Costume Party
This Friday fright night is sure to be huge thanks to a prize pot of Dhs25,000 for the best costumes, as well as international R&B DJs BFG and Fever, who are flying in from the UK.
Free for ladies, Dhs50 for men before 8pm, Dhs100 after. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Friday 28 Step out for the Pink Walkathon
This 3.6km charity walk is the climax of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Dubai.
Join in and do your bit.
Dhs50 (all proceeds go to charity). 7am (registration), 8am (start time). BurJuman, Bur Dubai, www.safeandsound.ae (04 352 0222).
Friday 28 Barbecue with Chef Norberto
Join Asado’s head chef by the pool to learn the secrets of mastering a perfect barbecue. Also on Saturday. Advance booking required.
Dhs295 (recipes and a sit-down lunch), Dhs445 (recipes, lunch and selected house beverages). 11am-1.30pm. The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 428 7971).
Friday 28 Go to the Mini festival
Head over to Dubai Autodrome to see Mini stunt shows and driving competitions, as well as urban arts, fashion, kids’ entertainment, and performances from local acts Fatiniza, Beat Antenna and Hamdan Al-Abri.
Dhs100. 11am onwards. Dubai Autodrome, Emirates Road (04 433 4140).
Saturday 29 View Picasso, Dali, Andy Warhol and Banksy prints
This exhibition, entitled ‘Editions: Prints & Multiples’, includes multiples from some of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Those on show also include Roy Lichtenstein, Yue Minjun, Blek Le Rat and Mr Brainwash.
Until November 30. Pro Art Gallery, Palm Strip Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 345 0900).
Saturday 29 Have a scary round of golf
It’s not just the bunkers you’ll need to watch out for during Greenkeeper’s Revenge, a family par-3 course event. Head greenkeeper Perry will be arranging horrible Halloween hazards to try to put you off your game. Frighteningly fun stableford competition for teams of one adult and one child.
Dhs245 per team (Dhs130 per adult and Dhs115 per child). Shotgun starts at 3.30pm and 5pm. The Golf Academy, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).
Saturday 29 Buy fresh veg from Ripe Food Market
Pick up boxes of delicious fresh fruit and veg. Smaller boxes can feed one to two people for a week, while the larger boxes can feed a family.
Dhs80 (small), Dhs130 (large). 9.30am-1pm. Ongoing. Dubai Garden Centre, beside Gold & Diamond Park, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.ripeme.com (04 340 0006).
Sunday 30 Blitz blemishes with Rebecca Treston’s new SOS treatment
This new treatment aims to banish blemishes in three steps. A deep-cleansing exfoliation is followed by a session with a spectra laser to remove pigmented lesions and shrink the pores. Finally, a purfiying mask is applied for a radiant complexion.
Dhs600. Ongoing. Rebecca Treston Aesthetics, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 394 5422).
Sunday 30 See acclaimed Turkish art
Selma Gurbuz’s solo show, ‘Mind’s Eye’, features large-scale works of oil on canvas and ink on paper. Her paintings have a romantic feel, and she draws inspiration from a wide range of styles and sources.
Until December 7. Lawrie Shabibi, Al Serkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 346 9906).
Sunday 30 Lobster Sundays at Fish Market
Every Sunday, Chef Sombun will cook up any size of lobster from the Fish Market’s seafood display.
Dhs85 (lobster), other dishes vary in price. 7.30pm-11.15pm. Until November 30. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Sunday 30 Tuck into a Sunday roast
Enjoy roast dinner with a choice of Aberdeen Angus roast beef, spit-roast chicken or studded rosemary lamb leg, all served with root vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and gravy.
Dhs110. Sun 7.30pm-11pm. The Wharf, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).
Monday 31 Check out Iraqi art at Ayyam Gallery
Iraqi artist Sadik Alfraji presents a solo show of large-scale paintings and installations that depict a reappearing shadowy figure, providing commentary on the state of humanity today.
Until December 15. Ayyam Gallery, Gate Village, DIFC (04 439 2395).
Monday 31 Try dragon boating
Join Dubai Flying Dragons on Mondays and Wednesdays at Barasti Beach. Dragon boaters at the other side of the city can join the Falcons on Sunday and Wednesdays at 6.30pm or Fridays at 8.30am at Festival City. A newbie session takes place on Saturdays at 4pm.
Prices vary. Mon and Wed 5.55am, Sat 4.30pm. www.dubaidragonboat.com (050 763 4008).
Monday 31 Sip tea at Raffles
This afternoon tea, entitled ‘The Collection’, features food inspired by designer fashion collections, showcasing the block and pastel colours of the spring/summer season.
Dhs199 (for two), Dhs399 (for two with a glass of bubbly). Daily 2pm-7pm. Ongoing. Crossroads, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Monday 31 Get spooked at the Trilogy party
Expect house sounds from Traffik resident DJs Genario, Jet K and P.Loco, with prizes for the best Halloween costumes.
Dhs100, free for ladies all night. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 911 0600).
Tuesday Nov 1 Lunch at Bice Mare
Try a contemporary Italian lunch with a twist. The venue boasts great views of the Burj Khalifa.
Dhs120 (three courses). Daily 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Souk Al Bahar (04 423 0982).
Tuesday Nov 1 Upgrade your spa treat at Raffles
When you book any massage of 60 minutes or more, quote ‘scrub me’ and receive a free full-body exfoliation with your treatment. For a free conditioning treatment with your wash and blow-dry, say ‘condition me’, and to add hot stones to a 60-minute muscle massage, say ‘muscle melt’.
Massages from Dhs429. Until November 30. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 314 9877).
Tuesday Nov 1 Amika’s ‘amore’ ladies’ menu
Ladies can dine on a new three-course Italian-themed set menu, which includes selected beverages.
Dhs125. 8pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Amika, The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 354 4005).
Wednesday Nov 2 Try November treats at Aroma Spa
Book a 60-minute ‘Beaute Neuve Guintot’ or ‘Liftsome Guintot’ facial this month and enjoy a free 25-minute foot massage, or book three sessions of Aromatic Body Minceur contouring treatment and get a free 30-minute eye treatment.
Facials from Dhs400, course of three body minceur sessions Dhs1,075. Until November 30. Aroma Spa, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa (04 304 8081).
Wednesday Nov 2 Enjoy lunch at Rivington Grill
Try the two-course or three-course set business lunch menu, each featuring traditional British favourites.
Dhs80 (two courses), Dhs100 (three courses). Sun-Thu noon-4pm. Ongoing. Souk Al Bahar(04 423 0903).
Wednesday Nov 2 Mediterranean nights at Channels
Sample all-you-can-eat tasty Mediterranean fare.
Dhs179 (house beverages). 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Channels, Media Rotana, TECOM (04 435 0000).