Thursday 8 See Duran Duran rock The Sevens
The pose-rockers fly in for a stadium set. Nod along to the Mark Ronson-produced newbies while you wait to rock out to the heyday hits.
Dhs250-325. 9pm. The Sevens, Al Ain Road, www.timeouttickets.com
Thursday 8 Hear bass legend Stanley Clarke
A veteran of fusion-pioneers Return to Forever, Stanley Clarke redefined the bass guitar with his frank virtuosity.
Free. 7pm, Burj Steps, Downtown Burj Khalifa.
Thursday 8 Flirt with the flavours of Indonesia at Fire & Ice
The classic satay platter includes satay marangi (garlic-marinated beef fillet on a skewer), satay ayam and satay kambing.
Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until March 15. Raffles Dubai, Wafi (04 324 8888).
Thursday 8 Raise a glass of bubbly at Yalumba
Why wait until Friday to have bubbly-fuelled fun at this classic brunch venue? Head over this Thursday for merriment and music.
Dhs449. 8pm-10.30pm. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2449).
Thursday 8 Hear the Gipsy Kings swing
Who can’t resist the Kings’ flamenco-light musings? It’s like the soundrack to an ’80s tapas restaurant. But without the tapas.
Dhs250-325. 9pm. Burj Park, Downtown Dubai, www.timeouttickets.com
Friday 9 Watch the Dubai Polo Gold Cup
Spend a full day watching polo matches along with a camel show, plenty of live entertainment and a picnic in the sun.
Dhs150 per person. Noon-midnight. Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club, Arabian Ranches, www.timeouttickets.com
Friday 9 See Snow Patrol headline Sandance
Another packed Sandance bill features indie-royalty Snow Patrol, DJ sets from Calvin Harris and Erick Morillo, and sunset with M People.
Dhs250 (VIP sold out). 2pm-2am. Sandance Beach, Atlantis The Palm, www.timeouttickets.com
Friday 9 Pay tribute to The Police
No, not the local law enforcement (however efficient they may be), but Sting’s old band, who will be reimagined by a trio of local groups.
Dhs60. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).
Saturday 10 Aquaint yourself with the art ofchue-style feng shui
In this two-day course you’ll learn about the Form and Compass School, the five celestial animals, the eight trigrams and the Lo-Shu square, as well as finding out of how to best organise your living space. Day two is on Saturday March 17.
Dhs2,400. 10am-5pm. Dubai Herbal and Treatment Centre, Oud Metha (04 335 1200).
Saturday 10 Enjoy the UAE-resident discount at Wild Wadi
Make the most of Wild Wadi’s discount for UAE residents, and save yourself Dhs55 on each adult entry fee. Make sure you bring your UAE ID (driver’s licence, labour card, Emirates ID card, passport or copy all accepted).
Dhs160 (normally Dhs215). Open daily 10am-7pm. Until March 19. Wild Wadi, Umm Suqeim (04 348 4444).
Saturday 10 Dig a new urban night at Amika
Amika has got in on the urban trend, with DJ Emtee leading their new weekly Soul X8 night.
Free (door policy applies). Ongoing. 9pm-3am. Amika Dubai, The Monarch, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 358 0044).
Sunday 11 Book a marvellous Mum’s day package
Book any two treatments during March and get lunch, a group yoga class and a gift – a perfect pre-Mother’s Day treat (celebrated in the UAE on March 21).
60-minute massages from Dhs495. Until March 31. Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6818).
Sunday 11 Sample a succulent Sunday roast
Tuck into the UK’s quintessential Sunday meal.
Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (selected house beverages), free for children under 12. 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Talk, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach (04 449 8888).
Sunday 11 Hear some Malian pop
Hear something new from legendary pop singer Salif Keita, from Mali, who plays for free in the open air.
Free. 7pm. Burj Steps, Downtown Burj Khalifa (no number).
Monday 12 Make a start on your Dubai World Cup outfit
Collars & Cuffs offers bespoke garments for him and her in quality Italian and English fabrics. Get your race attire sorted early.
Collars & Cuffs, Sunset Mall, Jumeirah 3 (04 380 8283).
Monday 12 View a collection of Middle Eastern works
The ‘Samawi Collection II’ will feature over 60 contemporary Middle Eastern works, as well as three installations from the private collections of Khaled and Hisham Samawi.
Free. Until April 26. Ayyam Art Center, Alserkal Avenue, Street 8, Al Quoz 1 (04 323 6242).
Monday 12 Watch Woody Allen’s Oscar-winning latest
Three months after originally being slated for UAE release, Woody Allen’s return to form Midnight in Paris is finally set to hit Dubai’s screens.
At cinemas across the UAE.
Monday 12 Finish the day with curry and a pint
Try Links’s new curry night and feast on fine food.
Prices start at Dhs75 per person. 6pm-10.30pm. The Address Montgomerie Dubai (04 390 5600).
Tuesday 13 Take tea on Bateaux Dubai
See the creek while sipping on a selection of teas and scoffing scones.
Prices start at Dhs75 per person. 3pm (departs at 3.30pm). Ongoing. Dubai Deira Creek, opposite British Embassy (04 399 4994).
Tuesday 13 Get hot at Firedance
Days after Sandance, DJ Alligator is behind the decks at XL’s spin-off, Firedance.
Dhs100. 6pm-3am. Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa (056 640 6161).
Tuesday 13 Attend the first day of Dubai Boat Show
Pick up the latest diving equipment or check out impressive superyachts and supercars at this five-day show.
Dhs60 per person. 3pm-9.30pm. Until March 17. Dubai International Marine Club, www.timeouttickets.com
Wednesday 14 See DJ Sander Kleinenberg
Dutch DJ Kleinenberg flies in for the biggest night yet at the newly relaunched Velvet Underground club. Expect epic trance.
Dhs150. Velvet Underground, Royal Ascot, Bur Dubai (050 857 3802).
Wednesday 14 Visit an artistic skate park
Grab your board and head to the first skate park art structure (designed in the shape of Arabic calligraphy), which is offering free daily skate sessions.
Free. Daily 8am-10pm. Tashkeel (300m from Nad Al Sheba police station), www.tashkeel.org (no number).
Wednesday 14 Catch Scorsese’s Oscar-winning Hugo before it’s too late
Cinemas across Dubai switch their listings on Thursday, so now’s the time to see Scorcese’s captivating kids’ film. At cinemas across town.
Wednesday 14 Get suited and booted by a master tailor
Gents with a taste for finely fitted suits should make their way to The Dubai Mall on March 14 and 15 to take advantage of the Su Misura custom-tailored service at luxury Italian store Ermenegildo Zegna. The service is free and the customer will only pay for the end cost of the suit.
Prices vary. 10am-10pm. Ermenegildo Zegna, The Dubai Mall (04 330 8811).