Go to a masquerade ball or chuckle with the Laughter Factory
Time Out Dubai Staff
Thursday 9 Attend a masquerade ball An opulent, somewhat sinister Venetian-style masked-ball event at this DIFC venue. Free. 8pm-midnight. Caffé Florian, DIFC Gate Village 6 (04 323 1833).
Thursday 9 Latin rhythms and barbecue delights Zaytoun presents Latino Live – a barbecue under the stars with live Latin music. Dhs185 (food only). Dhs235 (soft drinks), Dhs285 (selected house beverages). 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Thursday 9 Get big mussels Head to The Wharf for black-pot mussels, cooked in a different sauce each week and served with fries and garlic bread. Dhs110. 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).
Thursday 9 Chuckle at The Laughter Factory Pierre Hollins, known for inventive musical comedy, tops the bill at tonight’s comedy showdown, which also features Canadian Tom Slade and Irishman John Lynn. Dhs130. Show starts 8pm. Melrose Ballroom, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR, www.timeouttickets.com.
Thursday 9 Enjoy Bad Medicine (and good tunes) Brit DJ Marky B headlines at new underground, bass-heavy club night Bad Medicine, hosted at the relatively new Mavericks bar at the soon-to-close Metropolitan Hotel. Free. 10pm-3am. Mavericks, Metropolitan Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 667 4320).
Friday 10 Have a picnic and watch polo Bring your picnic basket and catch all the on-pitch action. Dhs100 per car, Dhs300 per picnic box for two (ncludes car access). Noon onwards. Dubai Polo Club, Arabian Ranches (04 361 8111).
Friday 10 Kasabian rock out at The Sevens Expect plenty of laddish swagger countered with moments of grace as the Brit indie rockers take to the Sevens stage, supported by Scottish electro king Mylo. Dhs295-495. Doors open 6pm. The Sevens, Al Ain Road, www.timeouttickets.com.
Friday 10 Bag a bargain at Dubai Flea Market Pick up antique-style wares and other used goods, or get rid of your own unwanted bits and pieces (you can book a stall for Dhs230). Free entry. 3pm-8pm. Promenade Courtyard, Uptown Mirdif, www.dubai-fleamarket.com (055 452 6030).
Friday 10 Say ‘I love you’ with acoustic metal Screeching guitars don’t scream romance, so Metal Asylum has gone acoustic for this Valentine’s-themed gig. Bands on the bill include Kicksound and Maher, and twins Liana & Thea. Free. 9pm-3am. Aussie Legends, Rydges Plaza Dubai, Satwa (04 398 2222).
Saturday 11 Fresh food at the Ripe Food Market Pick up boxes of fresh fruit and vegetables that can sustain you for a week. Dhs80 (small), Dhs130 (large). Sat 9.30am-1pm. Dubai Garden Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.ripeme.com (04 340 0006).
Saturday 11 Watch the Highland Games There’ll be a tug of war, welly throwing and shot put, in aid of Al Noor Centre for kids with special needs. Free. 12.30pm-5.30pm. Etisalat Academy, Emirates Road (04 264 4444).
Saturday 11 A roast dinner with marina views Try a variety of meats carved at the table. Dhs170 (soft drinks); Dhs220 (house beverages). 7.30pm-10.30pm. Dubai Marina Yacht Club (04 362 7955).
Saturday 11 Check out Armani/Privé’s new night R&B connoisseur DJ TV-Luv will feature behind the decks tonight. Luvly. Dhs100 for men, free for ladies. 10pm-3am. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).
Sunday 12 Catch the Dubai Desert Classic Today is the final day of the Desert Classic, meaning it’s your last chance to see the exciting finale of a closely fought golfing contest. Dhs175. Tee times from 7am onwards. Emirates Golf Club, www.dubaidesertclassic.com (04 380 2112).
Sunday 12 Watch The Iron Lady Meryl Streep portrays former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher on the big screen. In cinemas from Thursday 9.
Sunday 12 Celebrate local art Showcasing Dubai’s talented illustrators, ‘Genius’ will feature 28 UAE-based artists, with styles ranging from caricatures to fine art. Until February 29. Cartoon Art Gallery, 4B Street, Al Quoz 1 (04 346 6467).
Sunday 12 Take a Pilates class A low-impact workout that has the potential to transform your whole body, conducted by Sandra at Exhale’s new location. Dhs50 per session. 4pm-5pm, 5pm-6pm. Regent International School, The Greens, www.exhaledubai.com (050 169 3203).
Monday 13 See the new exhibition at Traffic ‘Domination, Hegemony and The Panopticon’ touches on concepts such as power, and master-slave dynamics. Until March 31. Traffic, Umm Suqeim Road, Al Quoz (04 347 0209).
Monday 13 Shake your thing to Colombian music Vocalist and percussionist Eddi Durate conjures Latin tunes. Dhs50; free for under 18s. Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8.30pm. The Fridge, Al Quoz, www.thefridgedubai.com (04 347 7793).
Monday 13 Drink for Dhs1 (no, we’re not joking) Enjoy selected drinks for Dhs1 when you buy a two-course meal. Prices vary. 8pm-late. The Glasshouse, Hilton Dubai Creek (04 212 7551).
Tuesday 14 Something for the ladies at The Westin Girls get to quaff three free glasses of bubbly and pink-themed drinks. Free entry. 6pm ’til late. Senyar, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina (04 511 7136).
Tuesday 14 Have a budget Valentine’s Day… Fountain Restaurant serves home-made pasta and pizza. Dhs210 per couple with a glass of grape or hop; Dhs250 with unlimited grape and hop). 7pm-10.30pm. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments, Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).
Tuesday 14 …or splash out At.mosphere Grill is serving a five-course menu including a bottle of bubbly, plus views from the 122nd floor. Dhs3,500 per couple (non-window table), Dhs4,500 (window table). 7pm-10pm. Burj Khalifa (04 888 3828).
Wednesday 15 Get down with a retro Jukebox The Gothic-tinged bar Rare: The Place hosts a surprisingly sprightly night of ’70s and ’80s tunes at its Wednesday Jukebox event, so we suggest you go and indulge those guilty musical pleasures. Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Rare: The Place, Media Rotana, TECOM (055 505 7580).
Wednesday 15 Hear local songwriters shine Five Dubai-based singer-songwriters have been lined up for this event, which happens to be the third instalment of The Fridge’s new series of talent showcases. Dhs50. 8pm. The Fridge, Al Quoz (04 347 7793).