Sing along with an Irish legend or get soapy on the beach
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 15 See Sir Bob perform at The Irish Village
Bob’s back in Dubai for his annual St Patrick’s Day sing-along. Expect a bit of blue language, plenty of daft hats and a great deal of drinking.
Dhs120. 7pm. The Irish Village, The Aviation Club, Garhoud, www.timeouttickets.com
Thursday 15 Check out the Sikka Art Fair
This Bastakiya fair will focus on Emirati and local art. The event will also play host to music performances, food demonstrations, educational activities and an opportunity to watch local artists in residence.
Until March 25. Free. 5pm-10pm. Bastakiya (04 384 2000).
Thursday 15 Bunk off work and head to Taste of Dubai
Today is the first day of this three-day food festival where the city’s best restaurants will be showcasing their best dishes (and at affordable prices).
Dhs75 on the door. 3pm-midnight. Taste of Dubai, Media City, www.timeouttickets.com
Thursday 15 Free relaxation session
Try a free 30-minute relaxation therapy session and receive advice about improving confidence and stress relief. Call for an appointment.
Free. Noon-4pm. The Third Eye, Saeed Tower II, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 809 8595).
Thursday 15 Be you... but better!
Style consultancy Image Factor is holding a two-day course called ‘A Brand Called You’ to help you sharpen your identity and encourage you to think of yourself as a ‘brand’. Includes use of the facilities, breakfast and lunch.
Dhs2,388. 9am-5pm Thursday 15 to Friday 16. Desert Palm Hotel & Resort, Al Awir Road
(050 953 2134).
Friday 16 Sing along with George and Gabrielle
A double bill of top stars close the du World Music Festival. US guitarist Benson headlines with soppy jazz-pop, plus Brit ’90s singer Gabrielle on the same bill.
Doors open at 6pm; show starts at 9pm. Dhs195-500. Burj Park www.timeouttickets.com
Friday 16 Buy books – save kittens!
The Feline Friends Book Sale (today and Saturday) will support the city’s abandoned cats. Most items will be priced at Dhs10.
Free. 9.30am-3.30pm. Until March 17. The Lime Tree Café & Kitchen, Jumeirah Beach Road,
Friday 16 Watch an Italian master at work
TV chef Aldo Zilli will be showcasing his skills at Taste of Dubai. Watch him prepare Italian fare.
Dhs75 on the door. 6.20pm-6.50pm. Philips Chef’s Theatre, Taste of Dubai, Media City,
Friday 16 Get soapy on the beach
Expect things to get messy with lots of foam and deep house from DJs Charl Chaka, Nadine Eskie, Carl Roberts, David Craig and Smokingroove at Nasimi Beach.
Free (ladies and Facecard holders), Dhs50 (men before 8pm), Dhs100 (men after 8pm). 4pm-1am. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis, The Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Saturday 17 Spoil mum at Mandara Spa
There are a variety of treatments ahead of Mother’s Day, including an aroma foot ritual, a body wrap and an exotic island flower body balm.
Each treatment costs Dhs495 for 75 minutes. Until April 30. Mandara Spa, The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8888)
Saturday 17 Score a free pass to Magic Planet
Spend Dhs60 on breakfast in Deira City Centre (10am-noon) on weekend mornings and you will receive a free Magic Planet card. Each card holds 30 credits and is valid 30 days from activation.
10am-noon. Until stocks last. Deira City Centre (04 295 4486).
Saturday 17 See a funny gross-out comedy
The producers of The Hangover present Project X, which follows the travails of four teens looking to party.
At cinemas across the UAE.
Saturday 17 Watch Chef Atul cook up a storm
The Michelin-starred chef will be preparing contemporary Indian delights at Taste of Dubai.
Dhs75 on the door. 3pm-3.40pm. Miele Cookery School, Media City, www.timeouttickets.com
Saturday 17 Have a posh picnic at Al Badia
Bubbly, hampers, rolling green lawns and plenty of fun (and food) in the sun.
Dhs225 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (selected house beverages), Dhs550 (premium bubbly), Dhs895 (premium rosé bubbly). Noon-4pm. Al Badia Golf Club Festival City, (04 601 0101).
Sunday 18 Treat mum to a ‘Sweet Mother’s Day’
Bistro Madeleine is offering a free dessert from the Plateau de Patisseries to all Mums.
Price of daily special varies on the day. Noon-11.30pm. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Sunday 18 See the first game of the President’s Polo Cup
Star players from around the world will battle it out in the first in a series of qualifying matches for the Grand Final on Friday March 30.
Free. 4.30pm. Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club www.presidentpolocup.ae (02 562 9050).
Monday 19 Have a laugh at Russell Peters’ stand-up show
The hugely popular comic comes to Dubai with his own brand of humour. Tickets are all sold out, but there are two pairs in two lucky Time Out issues!
Dhs250-450. Doors open 8pm; show starts 9pm. Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre, www.timeouttickets.com
Monday 19 Fill your boots at Z:one
Enjoy all-you-can-eat food and drink for two hours.
Dhs120 (selected house beverages). 2pm-midnight. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Media City (04 427 1000).
Monday 19 Play with the pros at Monday night football
Join Carlton Palmer and his fellow ex-professionals in this adult football league.
Dhs60 per person or Dhs300 per team (maximum six players). Mon 7.15pm-8.15pm. Ongoing. Repton School, Nad Al Sheba (050 349 5976).
Tuesday 20 Clean out your ears and get a free massage
Buy an ‘ear-coning’ session, (which apparently alleviates ear pains) and get a free acupressure massage.
Dhs150 for 45-minutes. Ladies only. Pastels, Mercato Mall (04 344 7883).
Tuesday 20 Dine on high at At.mosphere
The lunch menu at the world’s tallest resturant offers relatively affordable (and tasty) fare with views to die for.
Dhs390 (three courses). 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Burj Khalifa (04 888 3828).
Tuesday 20 Get into the ‘Spirit of Mauritius’
Guests will enjoy menus specially created by Le Saint Geran’s Mauritian chefs.
Dhs300 (per person). 7pm-11pm. Until March 24. One&Only Royal Mirage (04 399 9999).
Tuesday 20 Hear Mr Shef Codes spin some R&B
Renowned R&B DJ Codes is behind the decks at Gold’s young ’n’ glitzy Urban Wednesdays.
Free (door policy applies). 10pm-3am. Gold Lounge, The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 354 3131).
Wednesday 21 Become a spa member and get discounts
Become a member of The Spa at The Address Dubai Mall and get discounts on everything from meals at restaurants to personal training sessions, as well as 15 per cent off spa retail purchases.
Packages from Dhs1,800. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 438 8025).
Wednesday 21 Meet with grape enthusiasts
Dubai Grape Club and Americans in the UAE come together for and evening of blind bottled grape tasting.
Dhs100. From 7.30pm. Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel, www.meetup.com/dubai-wine-club (no number).