Dance to Paul Oakenfold or watch some really fast powerboats
Time Out Dubai Staff
Thursday 2 Legendary Paul Oakenfold is in town British DJ ‘Oakey’ arrives in Dubai with the first instalment of his ambitious ‘Four Seasons’ tour/album/light show. Dhs100 before midnight, Dhs130 after. 9pm-3am. Trilogy, Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).
Thursday 2 Hear seriously heavy metal Ear-bleed merchants Metal Asylum have crafted an intimidating roster for the omniously-named New Wave of British Heavy Metal Tribute. Dhs50. 9pm-3am. Green Belt Club, Astoria Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 714 0427).
Thursday 2 Get down with retro rap from Arrested Development The veteran hip-hop troupe make a more-than-welcome return to Dubai, on a bill with ’80s Brit ska revailists The Beat. We’re just not sure who we’re looking forward to most. Dhs120-200. 9pm-3am. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha, www.timeouttickets.com.
Thursday 2 Check some crater-deep grooves Everything from funk, soul and reggae to Latin, hip-hop and even Afrobeat have been promised at new night Deep Crates, hosted by DJ Lobito. Free. 9pm-3am. Casa Latina, Ibis Hotel, Al Barsha (04 399 6699).
Thursday 2 Eat cheese and quaff grape Cheese connoisseurs are invited to savour unlimited cheese and two glasses of selected grape every Thursday. Dhs130. 6.30pm-9pm. Until February 29. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
Friday 3 Watch some really fast powerboats More than 20 teams from across the globe will compete in UIM Middle East and World XCat Powerboat Championship, with boats reaching speeds of almost 190kph. Free for spectators. From 2.30pm. Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi (04 399 5777).
Friday 3 Try a spot of night golfing Perfect your swing and enjoy a full round of golf after dark at Emirates Golf Club’s Faldo course. Night clubbing access card from Dhs1,500 for three months. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills (04 380 1234).
Friday 3 Visit the new Nasimi Boutique Deck yourself out in sleek beach gear (think kaftans, chic swimwear and designer shades) for the next Sandance party on March 9. Open daily 9am-10pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Friday 3 Buy fresh local produce Visitors will find an abundance of locally grown organic produce at this farmers’ market. Free entry. 9am-3pm. Souk Al Bahar, next to Baker & Spice (04 427 9856).
Friday 3 Sizzle by the pool Chill out beside the Grand Hyatt pool during the evening and savour tender grilled cuts and seafood, followed by indulgent desserts prepared by the in-house chefs. Dhs175 (food only), Dhs225 (selected beverages). 7pm-11pm. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).
Saturday 4 Put pedal to metal in a nippy Audi R8 Improve your driving skills with an advanced course at the Autodrome. You must hold a valid UAE or international driver’s licence. Dhs1,295 per person. Slots available from 9.20am. Dubai Autodrome (04 367 8700).
Saturday 4 Watch soaring tenors sing live Swiss vocal quartet Phenomen promise to sing vocal classics from ‘all the ages’. Dhs100. 7pm. Centrepoint Theatre, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, www.timeouttickets.com.
Saturday 4 See Billy Ocean cause a commotion Supple soul singer Ocean broke a 15-year retirement from the road five years ago, giving you another chance to hear all those ’80s classics. Dhs120. 7pm. The Irish Village, Garhoud www.timeouttickets.com.
Saturday 4 Check out 411’s new party Promoters 411 have launched a new night, hosted by DJ Bliss at People by Crystal. Free (guestlist recommended). 10pm-3am. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).
Saturday 4 Tuck into a Saturday roast Enjoy a selection of traditional roast meats, accompanied by roast potatoes and veg. Dhs235 (soft drinks), Dhs325 (selected beverages). Noon-3.30pm. Nineteen, The Address Montgomerie Dubai (04 390 5600).
Sunday 5 Start the week with an Italian barbecue Every Sunday, savour tasty fish and meat grilled on the barbecue, Italian style Dhs189 (soft drinks), Dhs239 (house beverages). 6pm-11pm. Rosso, Amwaj Rotana, JBR (04 428 3088).
Sunday 5 Redeem your Sundays on the dancefloor New weekly club night Redemption Sundays promises heavy R&B on the floor. Free before midnight, Dhs60 for men after midnight. 10pm-3am. Gold Lounge, The Monarch Dubai (050 425 8623).
Monday 6 Learn how to cook Thai delicacies Chef Supattra Boonsrang hosts cooking masterclasses at Thai Kitchen to teach you the secrets of preparing traditional Thai cuisine. Booking essential. Dhs350-525. Noon-3pm. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 602 1234).
Monday 6 Step inside Daniel Craig’s Dream House Bond star Craig plays a doting father who moves his family into a new home, only to find the last tenants had been brutally slaughtered. Oh, my...in UAE cinemas now.
Monday 6 Stuff your face and sip a drink at Z:One Pop in, book the package and enjoy as much food or drink as you can in two hours. Dhs120 (selected house beverages). 2pm-midnight. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Monday 6 Test your brain at Aussie Legends There are prizes to be won at this quiz, and ladies get drinks for Dhs10. There are also deals for teachers and nurses. Free. 8pm. Rydges Plaza, Satwa (04 398 2222).
Tuesday 7 On your marks... Athletes of all ages compete at this friendly athletics night. Coaching is also available. Dhs40. 5.30pm-7.30pm. Dubai American Academy, Barsha, firstname.lastname@example.org (050 225 7024).
Tuesday 7 Buy your tickets for Dubai’s litfest Sign up to become a Festival Friend online to get a 10 per cent discount. This year’s festival promises plenty of big names, including One Day author David Nicholls. Buy tickets at WHSmith, Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road or at www.emirateslitfest.com.
Tuesday 7 Try a thali lunch at Chutneys Delicious – and it only takes 15 minutes to prepare. Dhs55 (‘Thali Light’), Dhs75 (‘Royal Peacock Thali’). Sun-Thu Noon-3pm. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments, Bur Dubai (04 310 4340).
Wednesday 8 Catch the Dubai Desert Classic Today sees the Pro-Am (semi-professional) players take on the Emirates Golf Club’s Majlis Course. Round one of the Desert Classic takes place on Thursday 9, finishing with the fourth and final round on Sunday 12. Wed Dhs75, Thu-Sun Dhs175 per day or Dhs675 season pass. Shotfun starts 7.30am and 12.45pm. Emirates Golf Club, dubaidesertclassic.com (04 380 2112).