Listen to eccentric tunes from Cagedbaby or see art by labourers
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 19 Cagedbaby hits the decks at Trilogy
Grungy-looking, bouncy-sounding Brit DJ Thomas Gandey, aka Cagedbaby, headlines this week’s Taboo club night at the Madinat club.
Dhs100 before midnight, Dhs130 after. 9pm-3am. Trilogy. Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6917).
Thursday 19 Be a Michelin-star chef for the day
Fancy spending the day as an apprentice for famed French chef Pierre Gagnaire? Send
a two-minute YouTube video clip to demonstrate why you should be chosen. Good luck!
Free. Send video links to
Hayley.Sturgess@ichdfc.ae by 5pm on Friday January 20. Winners will be notified by January 20 and must be available between January 26-30. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1199).
Thursday 19 See works of art by local labourers
This fascinating exhibition, entitled ‘A Labour of Light’, documents the plight of a group of labourers in Sharjah, as photographed by themselves. Proceeds go to the labourers.
Until February 16. Gulf Photo Plus, Al Serkal Avenue, Street 8, Al Quoz (04 380 8545).
Thursday 19 Listen to Fatiniza do her thing
Colombian-born songstress Fatiniza reached the UAE’s top 10 with Latin-infused debut album Confusion. Find out what the fuss is about at this new weekly showcase for local talent.
Dhs50, 9pm-11pm. Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).
Friday 20 Learn the art of ‘angelic reiki’
This four-hour workshop covers self-healing, as well as giving and receiving reiki treatment.
Dhs555. 10am-2pm. Dubai Angels of Light, Jumeirah (050 655 4814).
Friday 20 Hike the Hajar Mountains
Starting near the village of Tywian, this 14km route takes roughly four hours, during which you will traverse wadis and patches of desert, and pass interesting rock formations.
Dhs150 per person. From 8am. Meeting point TBC. Arabia Outdoors (055 955 6209).
Friday 20 See al-fresco French gypsy-ska rap
We’re astounded at the way Les Fils du Teuhpu plunder global musical flavours for their ragtag, horn-blowing cacophony. Worth a look.
Free. 7.30pm. Pyramid Rooftop Gardens, Wafi, Oud Metha (04 347 7793).
Friday 20 Hear Azerbaijan’s 2009 Eurovision entry, plus lots more big names
A group of regional stars have been brought together for this gig, entitled ‘Rhythm of your Heart’. Arash (who came 11th in 2009’s Eurovision for Azerbaijan) will be performing.
Dhs200 (advance), Dhs300 (on the door), Dhs500 (VIP). Doors open 6pm, show starts 9pm. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, www.timeouttickets.com
Saturday 21 Shop at The Dubai Mall and win a first-class trip to New York
When you spend Dhs300 or more at The Dubai Mall during DSF, you’ll be entered into a draw to win a first-class, five-night trip for two to Milan, Paris, London or New York. Get set, go!
Until February 5. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.thedubaimall.com.
Saturday 21 Love horses? Try an equestrian photography workshop
Saturday 21 Learn hip hop and ragga dance
Feel like it’s time you picked up some new moves? Learn how to dance to hip-hop and
ragga with instructor Walid.
Dhs80 per session, Dhs350 for five classes. From 9pm. Latin Soul Dubai, Studio 106, Icon Tower, TECOM (04 450 8476).
Saturday 21 Spice up your culinary repertoire at Thai Kitchen
Learn the art of Thai cooking with Chef Supattra Boonsrang. Booking essential.
Dhs350-525. Noon-3pm. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 602 1234).
Sunday 22 See Contraband on the big screen
Mark Wahlberg stars a retired smuggler who gets dragged back into the biggest deal on his life in this US action flick.
In cinemas across Dubai.
Sunday 22 View conceptual art
The ‘Transgressions’ exhibition, by German-born artist Al Braithwaite, features intriguing works incorporating feathers, mirrors, scrunched-up pages of books, antiques, cigarette packs and bric-a-brac to comment on and explore authoritarian positions.
Until February 13. XVA Gallery, DIFC (04 358 5117).
Sunday 22 Feel the need for speed
Race dune buggies across the desert during an exhilarating morning or afternoon excursion. Just be prepared to get sand absolutely everywhere.
Dhs325 for 45-minute buggy session, Dhs425 for 60 minutes. 8.30am or 2.30pm. Ongoing. Desert Rangers (050 276 8111).
Monday 23 Try a hatha yoga class at Al Badia
Al Badia Golf Club is now hosting outdoor hatha flow yoga classes. Held on the lawns outside the clubhouse, sessions are suitable for both beginner and advanced students.
Dhs60; free for members on Mondays. Dubai Festival City (050 478 4726).
Monday 23 A feast to mark Vietnamese Tet
It’s not just the Chinese celebrating New Year today. Enjoy a Vietnamese new-year feast at Hoi An, which is serving a traditional set menu today.
Dhs288 (food only), Dhs400 (selected house beverages). 7pm-11pm. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 343 8888).
Monday 23 A Cantonese-style Chinese New Year
Mark the Year of the Dragon by tossing yusheng salad into the air (a tradition, apparently) and tucking into the special à la carte menu available at popular restaurant Peppercrab.
Prices vary. 7pm-11.30pm. Until January 29. Peppercrab, Grand Hyatt Dubai (04 317 2222).
Tuesday 24 Win a Dhs250,000 shopping spree
Bargain-seekers spending a combined total of Dhs300 at Mall of the Emirates, Deira City Centre and Mirdif City Centre during Dubai Shopping Festival will be entered into a
draw to win a weekly shopping spree worth Dhs250,000.
Mall of the Emirates (04 409 9000), Deira City Centre (04 295 4486), Mirdif City Centre (800 6422).
Tuesday 24 Tuck into German sausages and hops
Head to Long’s Bar to try sausage specialities from Bavaria and beyond, as
well as special beverages.
Prices vary. Noon-11pm. Until January 29. Towers Rotana Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 312 2201).
Tuesday 24 Guzzle oysters by Dubai Creek
This January, The Terrace is dishing up the finest oysters, paired with more than 70 of the world’s premium potato-based beverages.
Dhs140-170. Noon-2am. Until January 31. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 602 1234).
Tuesday 24 Ladies: party for free at Honeytrap
This busy, buzzy urban ladies’ night features DJs Richie D and DLB behind the decks.
Dhs75; free for ladies and Face card holders. 10pm-3am. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland (04 337 9470).
Wednesday 25 Detoxes for him and her
Get one colon hydrotherapy session and one abdominal treatment (ladies) or one cupping session (men), plus acupuncture, a medium-sized juice and five days of detox tea to take home.
Dhs800. Until February 29. Dubai Herbal and Treatment Centre, Oud Metha (04 355 1200).
Wednesday 25 Join the Lipton Clear Green running club
Your last chance to take advantage of Lipton’s pre-marathon running club, which has coaches on hand to help you improve.
Free. From 7pm. Safa Park Gate 2, dubai.duplays.com (055 224 0187).
Wednesday 25 Watch Schwimmer’s hard-hitting movie
Ross from Friends has directed a gritty film about child abuse. Say what?
In cinemas across Dubai.