Dance to an Ibiza veteran or see a world record attempt
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 1 Dance to Ibiza stalwart DJ Alfredo Argentinian DJ Alfredo is a regular on the Ibiza circuit, and brings his Balearic beats to Trilogy. Dhs100 before midnight, Dhs130 after. 9pm-3am. Today only. Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).
Thursday 1 See an Emirati writer attempt a book-signing world record Emirati author Qais Sedki will attempt to set a new Guinness World Record by signing more than 1,951 copies of his new graphic novel, Gold Ring 2. Free. From 10am. Today only. Book World by Kinokuniya, The Dubai Mall (04 434 0111).
Thursday 1 Taste the ‘Flavours of Indonesia’ Enjoy classic satay platters, including satay marangi (garlic-marinated beef fillet on a skewer) and satay kambing (lamb satay with a lime and soy sauce). Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until March 15. Fire & Ice, Raffles Dubai, Wafi, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Thursday 1 Rock out on the roof Local metallers Juliana Down are taking to the newly named Dusk Terrace to perform a rooftop gig. You could say they’re reaching new heights… Dhs100 (with one drink). 8pm. Today only. Dusk Terrace, Radisson Blu, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Friday 2 Join a softball tournament Play ball, sip cold drinks and eat burgers on this fun day out. Games will be in ‘double-elimination’ format, meaning you have to lose two games to be ruled out of the next round. Dhs100 individual, Dhs1,000 per team of 10. Noon-7pm. Today only. Metropolitan Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, dubai.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Friday 2 Shop for unique trinkets Head to Festival Centre to explore the handmade wares of more than 1,800 artisans from 30 different countries at the ARTE Market. You’ll find fashion accessories, art and photography, plus gourmet foods and craft demos. Noon-9pm. Today only. Festival Centre, near Ikea, Dubai Festival City (04 341 8020).
Friday 2 See ATB on the block German trance head pioneer ATB spins at beach club XL. Dhs150. 6pm-3am. Today only. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort (056 640 616).drinks deals all night. Free. 9pm-3am. Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha (04 399 6699).
Friday 2 Head to Dhabi to see David Guetta The unstoppable king of house-pop flies into the capital for what could be the UAE’s biggest DJ event of the year. Dhs195-395. 9pm-3am. Today only. Yas Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi (04 366 2288).
Saturday 3 A weekend day spa at Jebel Ali Get a 60-minute Swedish, European, Thai or Balinese massage or foot reflexology at The Spa, along with pool and beach access and a lunch buffet at La Fontana. Dhs495 per person. Ongoing. The Spa, Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa (04 814 5810).
Saturday 3 Buy vintage second-hand stuff Sort through people’s trash to find a treasure of your own at Dubai Flea Market. Park entry Dhs3. 8am-3pm. Today only. Safa Park, gate 5, Jumeirah (055 452 6030).
Saturday 3 Sample Chef Rostang’s truffles The Michelin-star chef flew to Dubai especially to launch this new Périgord truffle menu. Prices vary. 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Rostang, Atlantis The Palm (04 426 2626).
Saturday 3 Check out some high-end hip-hop One of the city’s newest urban nights, XO Saturdays features R&B and hip-hop from Mass Ramli, Brooklyn and VDJ barbu.tv. Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).
Sunday 4 Attend an ‘energy healing’ morning Practise energy breathing and chakra at this free session. Free. 10.30am-1.30pm. Today only. The Third Eye Saeed Tower II, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.thirdeyeonline.com (055 809 8595).
Sunday 4 Eat Sunday roast at a new restaurant Links is serving Sunday roast with views of the golf course and Premier League football on the big screen. From Dhs75 per person. 6pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Sunday 4 Enjoy a barbecue on a scenic terrace Every Sunday, savour grilled delicacies while relaxing on the Rosso terrace. Dhs189 (soft drinks), Dhs239 (selected house beverages). 6pm-11pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, JBR (04 428 3088).
Sunday 4 Play some ‘crazy’ golf This fun par-3 golf league starts today. It’s a great social activity, with prizes every week and free mixed drinks. Dhs950 for eight weeks. 7.45pm. Ongoing. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, www.duplays.com/sport/golf.
Monday 5 Watch Matt and Scarlett monkey around The latest cinematic offering from Cameron Crowe, We Bought A Zoo, is about a couple (Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson) who did just that. At cinemas across Dubai.
Monday 5 Eat on the cheap Italian restaurant Prego’s is offering an early-bird deal in which guests get 20 per cent off the total bill if they dine between 6pm and 7.30pm. Prices vary. 6pm-7.30pm. Ongoing. Media Rotana, TECOM (04 435 0000).
Monday 5 Banish those Monday blues with free drinks Jazz and blues venue Blue Bar offers ladies three free glasses of bubbly on Mondays. 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Blue Bar, Novotel World Trade Centre (04 332 0000).
Tuesday 6 Try an invigorating spa package The package includes a scrub, a body wrap, a full-on massage and a refreshing facial – plus free access to the facilities. Dhs500 for 150 minutes. Ongoing. Senso Wellness Centre, Radisson Blu Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Tuesday 6 Hear the tales of a former football star He may be propping up the bar most nights, but former Man U star Lee Sharpe will be on best behaviour to host ‘An Evening with...’ From Dhs495. 8pm. Today only. The Stables, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 342 5571).
Wednesday 7 Check our Nightlife Awards after party drinks at Warehouse None other than Will Smith’s mate DJ Jazzy Jeff is on the decks at the after party of Time Out Dubai’s Nightlife Awards. Dhs120, Dhs400 (VIP). 10pm-3am. Armani/Privé, Downtown Burj Khalifa www.timeouttickets.com.
Wednesday 7 Watch an ageing legend croon Antiquated crooner Englebert Humperdinck will be in town to perform ‘classics’ such as ‘Please Release Me’, ‘After the Lovin’ and more. Dhs500-750. Doors open 7pm, show starts 8.45pm. Joharah Ballroom, Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com.
Wednesday 7 Have a go at the ‘5Rhythms’ Wave Dance session This is a meditative healing practice that works by dancing to ecstatic music in front of Skype. Yes, we’re serious. Dhs80. 7.45pm-9pm. Ongoing. Chill Spa Studio, Al Shatha Tower, Dubai Media City, firstname.lastname@example.org (050 450 9595).
Hear some spiritual sounds Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is the nephew and former pupil of legendary Pakistan singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. He’ll be opening the du World Music Festival with his soaring vocal acrobatics. Dhs150-995. 9pm. Burj Park, Downtown Burj Khalifa www.timeouttickets.com.