Dance to Dennis Ferrer or rediscover Bateaux Dubai brunch
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 3 Dance to Dennis Ferrer
Best known for 2003 hit ‘Sandcastles’, the New York DJ has a lengthy CV, including a stint with Masters at Work. Definitely worthy of your dancefloor presence.
Dhs100 before midnight, Dhs130 after. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 624 5751).
Thursday 3 Snuffle for truffles at Ronda Locatelli
Giorgio Locatelli himself came to Dubai to launch these seasonal dishes. The promotion continues throughout the European truffle season (which usually lasts until the end of November).
Prices from Dhs90. Daily noon-2.45pm (lunch). 6pm-10.45pm (dinner, Sat-Wed), 6pm-11.45pm (dinner, Thu-Fri). Until November 30. Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Thursday 3 Oyster promotion at Fire & Ice
Today is the start of a week-long oyster feast at the Raffles steakhouse. There will also be 900 grape varieties on offer to pair with your oysters.
Prices from Dhs15 per piece. 7pm-11.30pm. Until November 7. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha(04 324 8888).
Thursday 3 Unwind at Belle Femme spa
Treat yourself to a spa manicure and pedicure at this JBR spa and get a free 20-minute foot massage worth Dhs240. Alternatively, book an aroma massage or Indian stress massage and get Dhs100 off the regular price.
Mani-pedi Dhs130, massages Dhs200 (original price Dhs300). Until November 30. Ladies only. Belle Femme Salon & Spa, JBR (04 437 0207).
Thursday 3 Celebrate a soulful second birthday
Join happening al-fresco house night MustHaveSoul to mark its anniversary, with a night headlined by veteran New Yorker DJ Spen.
Free. 7pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (050 107 6405).
Friday 4 Set sail with Bateaux Dubai
Book your place on this floating brunch, which offers diners a contemporary feast with views of Dubai Creek on the first Friday of the month (ie today). Stretch your legs above deck in between courses, while drinking in the views (and bubbly).
Dhs295 (food only), Dhs395 (selected house beverages), Dhs495 (bubbly). 12.30pm-4.30pm. Al Seef Road, opposite British Embassy, Bur Dubai (04 399 4994).
Friday 4 Hear the musical history of Dublin
Irish songwriter Damien Dempsey is expected to enchant the faithful with his trademark tales of Dublin’s days gone by.
Dhs120. 8pm. McGettigan’s, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 356 0560).
Saturday 5 Unwind at The Terrace’s barbecue
Sample barbecue eats, accompanied by free-flowing hop beverages and pink grape drinks.
Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs280 (selected house beverages), Dhs95 (children aged six to 12), free for children under six. From 5pm. Ongoing. The Terrace, Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 602 1234).
Saturday 5 Win a Dhs50,000 shopping spree
Deira City Centre is in the process of adding 55 new stores to its line-up. To celebrate, it’s offering shoppers the chance to win a Dhs50,000 shopping spree every time they spend a minimum of Dhs300 in any of the fashion stores.
Open Sun-Wed 10am-10pm; Thu-Sat 10am-midnight. Until November 14. Deira City Centre (04 295 1010).
Saturday 5 Try some Russian R&B
Enjoy a night of glamour at Club Sensation, with Russian star T-Killah performing live.
Dhs100, free for ladies all night. 10.30pm-3am. Club Sensation, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 558 5149).
Saturday 5 See Emirati photographic art
Saeed Khalifa presents his first solo photo exhibition, entitled ‘Fabula’, a magical collection of surreal fairytale-like images that comment on acceptance in modern society.
Until November 29. The Ara Gallery, Burj Plaza, Downtown Dubai (04 454 2784).
Sunday 6 Get 30 per cent off at Saray Spa
This November, guests can nab a 30 per cent discount on some of their favourite treatments. Each booking also grants guests access to the indoor relaxation areas, showers, steam room, sauna and jacuzzi.
Facials from Dhs225, massages from Dhs300. Until November 30. Saray Spa, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Dubai Marina (04 319 4630).
Sunday 6 View Palestinian art at Meem Gallery
Check out this group show featuring artists including Nabil Anani, Tayseer Barakat and Sliman Mansour, who reflect on the occupation of Palestine and the Arab Spring.
Until November 11. Meem Gallery, Umm Suqeim Road, Al Quoz (04 347 7883)
Sunday 6 Bento boxes at Z:One
Order an array of Pan Asian-inspired bento boxes to sate those Japanese cravings.
Prices from Dhs32. 11am-6pm. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, email@example.com (04 427 1000).
Sunday 6 Dinner and tango dancing at Asado
Asado captures the fire and passion of Argentina every Sunday with an evening of traditional food and optional tango lessons and performances. The evening begins with a three-course summer menu.
Dhs222. From 7pm (tango starts at 9.30pm). The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).
Monday 7 Afternoon tea at Almaz by Momo
This Moroccan venue offers two options for afternoon tea: the Almaz, with freshly rolled sandwiches, Berber pancake and Moroccan tea or coffee; or the Maghrebine, with Moroccan pastries, tea or coffee.
Dhs77 (Almaz), Dhs49 (Maghrebine). Daily 3pm-5.30pm. Ongoing. Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 8877).
Monday 7 Pairing menu at Mango Tree
Indulge in a five-course Thai menu, which offers a wide spectrum of traditional flavours matched with recommended grapes.
Dhs250 (vegetarian), Dhs295 (non-vegetarian). 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 426 7313).
Monday 7 Hear Bollywood singing at its best
Long-standing Indian playback singer Sonu Nigam brings his 30-strong troupe to the city for a four-hour vocal ‘workout’.
Dhs200. 8.30pm. Madinat Arena, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 626 0593).
Tuesday 8 Catch Syrian art at Ayyam Art Centre
This moving solo exhibition by Syrian artist Safwan Dahoul features striking images of a forlorn, isolated woman.
Until November 30. Ayyam Art Centre, Al Serkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 323 6242).
Tuesday 8 Try a tai chi class
Black belt master John Duval holds classes for men, women and children of all ages in this serene martial art.
Dhs750 per month. Sun, Tue and Thu from 6.30pm. Ongoing. Dubai Herbal and Treatment Centre, Oud Metha (04 335 1200).
Tuesday 8 Audi night driving
Experience night driving in an Audi TT and R8 around the International Circuit at Dubai Autodrome. Audi’s certified instructors will put you through your paces with challenges and techniques to improve your driving, including vehicle handling, cornering techniques and progressive lapping.
Dhs2,450 per person. 6pm-9.30pm. Dubai Autodrome, Motor City, www.audidriving.net (050 283 4053).
Wednesday 9 Explore the ocean’s depths at night
Al Boom organises regular night dives open to those with Padi Advanced Open Water certification or above. The twice-weekly dive lasts 45 minutes and follows the small reef off Jumeirah Beach.
Dhs150 including tank and weight, Dhs250 including full dive kit. Mon and Wed 5.30pm-8.30pm. Ongoing. Al Boom Diving, Jumeirah (04 342 2993).
Wednesday 9 Latino loco at Chef’s House
An evening spiced with tortillas, quesadillas, burritos and other Latin treats. There will also be salsa, meringue and samba music courtesy of DJ AnOn, and percussion by Hush from 9pm onwards.
Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs180 (selected house beverages). Wed 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Wednesday 9 Laugh out loud – a lot
A trio of UK comics debut a new billing in Dubai, courtesy of The Laughter Factory.
Dhs130. 9pm. Jambase, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 355 1862).
Wednesday 9 Watch Johnny Depp in The Rum Diary
Notorious gonzo journo Hunter S Thompson provides the material for a second Depp movie, following 1998’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
In cinemas across the UAE.