Get down to Jeremih or have a riot with the Kaiser Chiefs
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 5 Get down to Jeremih’s grooves at Chi The US R&B star – best known for 2010’s double-platinum 50 Cent collaboration ‘Down on Me’ – launches the new Chi Boutique. Dhs125-250. 9pm-3am. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland, www.timeouttickets.com.
Thursday 5 Marvel at contemporary Indian art New exhibition ‘Terrestrial Bodies’ features Indian artists including Chittrovanu Mazumdar and Anju Dodiya, and touches on the rapid globalisation of the Subcontinent. Free. Until April 25. 1x1 Art Gallery, Warehouse 4, Al Marabea Street, Al Quoz (04 341 1287).
Thursday 5 Health and Wellness Festival at Dubai Outlet Mall This event offers free health check-ups, nutritional and fitness advice, diabetes and hepatitis consultations with doctors from RAK Hospital, and breast cancer screenings. Free. 10am. Until April 7. Dubai Outlet Mall, Dubai-Al Ain Road (04 423 4666).
Thursday 5 Dine on sea bass at Long Yin Whether you fancy your fish steamed with premium soya sauce, sautéed with spring onions and ginger sauce, or wok-fried with Singapore chilli sauce, there’s something for all tastes at this Chinese venue’s latest promotion. Dhs185 per person. 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
Thursday 5 See a local DJ headline Trilogy After a year as the resident Eclectic Boutique warm-up act, Dubai DJ Andy Buchan makes his headline debut at Trilogy. He’s promising to play everything from house to drum’n’bass. Dhs100; Dhs150 for rooftop access. 9pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).
Friday 6 A family feast and egg hunt As well as a hearty roast, Azur has organised an egg hunt, pizza-making classes and an exclusive kids’ corner offering face painting, arts and crafts, and a bouncy castle. What’s more, two kids under 11 eat for free when accompanied by two adults. Dhs200 (soft drinks), Dhs350 (selected house beverages), Dhs100 for additional kids aged six to 11, free for kids under six. 12.30pm-4pm. Azur, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Friday 6 Decorate an Easter bunny Kids are invited to participate in the chocolate bunny-decorating class and Easter egg hunt. Accompanying parents get coffee and tea. Dhs95 per child. 2pm-4pm. Qamardeen Hotel, Emaar Boulevard, The Old Town, Downtown Dubai (04 428 6888).
Friday 6 Get down at the Dance Arena Ne-Yo, Leona Lewis, Taio Cruz, Jay Sean, Skylar Gray and Natsha Bedingfield all turn out for Atelier Live’s inaugural Dance Arena festival. Dhs250-650. 2pm-3am. Dubai International Stadium, www.timeouttickets.com.
Friday 6 Have a riot with the Kaiser Chiefs Kaiser Chiefs, Armand Van Helden, Rizzle Kicks, Zane Lowe and Soul II Soul all turn out for the next Sandance event. They’ve reduced the capacity, so snap up your tickets soon. Dhs250-400. 2pm-2am. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com.
Friday 6 See a fashion show at Mercato Mall Mercato’s top brands (including River Woods and Gant) will flaunt their spring/summer 2012 collections in a series of fashion shows. Free. 5pm-9.30pm. Mercato Mall, Jumeirah 1 (04 344 4161).
Saturday 7 Get stylish at Mirdif Fashion Weekend The mall’s central Galleria will be crawling with stylists this weekend, offering tips and makeovers. There will also be fashion shows. Free. Until April 7. Mirdif City Centre, MirdifFashionWeekend@itp.com (04 444 3452).
Saturday 7 Tackle the rocks in RAK This rock-climbing trip for beginners and intermediate-level climbers will see climbers taking on the rocky terrain of Ras Al Khaimah (weather conditions permitting). Dhs450 per person. Departs at 7am. Meeting point near Arabian Ranches. Arabia Outdoors (055 955 6209).
Saturday 7 Pick up fresh produce while you still can Dubai Marina Farmers’ Market will end when the heat kicks in, so enjoy it while you can. Free. 9am-3pm. Until mid-April. Baker & Spice, Dubai Marina (04 362 4686).
Saturday 7 Watch super-fast powerboats Head down to Mina Seyahi to catch extreme powerboat action in Heat 4 of the UIM XCat World Series 2012. Free. From 3pm. Dubai International Marina Club, Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina (04 405 8800).
Saturday 7 Head to Jones the Grocer for a special Easter menu Jones is serving a seasonal menu featuring dishes such as lamb burger and halibut. Noon-3pm, 7pm-11pm. Until April 9. Al Manara, Sheikh Zayed Road, next to Reem Al Bawadi (04 346 6886).
Sunday 8 Watch the critically acclaimed Rampart Film critics have been sent into a frenzy by this gritty, ’70s-flavoured cop movie, which hits UAE screens this week. In cinemas across Dubai.
Sunday 8 Your last chance to try a chocolatey tea Al Samar Cake Boutique is providing the chocolate goodies for Al Fayrouz’s chocolate-themed afternoon tea. Dhs220 (includes one glass of bubbly). 3pm-6pm. Ends today. Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).
Sunday 8 Join a competitive football league Individuals and teams are encouraged to sign up for Duplays’ competitive Premier 7s II men’s league, starting today. Dhs500 (individual), Dhs3,750 (team). Sun and Tue 7pm. Dubai American Academy, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Sunday 8 Enjoy an al-fresco barbecue at Rosso Tasty fish and meat is prepared on the grill, while you enjoy Rosso’s fairy-lit terrace. Dhs189 (soft drinks), Dhs239 (house beverages). 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana (04 449 8888).
Monday 9 Double up on drinks while ogling the yachts As well as offering panoramic views of the marina, Aquara Lounge treats punters to two-for-one drinks. 6pm-8pm and 11.30pm-1am. Ongoing. Dubai Marina Yacht Club (04 362 7900).
Monday 9 Enjoy Thai food with grape pairings Mango Tree offers a five-course pairing menu, featuring a spectrum of tasty Thai flavours. Dhs295. 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Souk Al Bahar (04 426 7313).
Tuesday 10 Slurp quality oysters at BiCE This Italian spot is serving shigkou oysters – some of the best you’re likely to try in Dubai. Enjoy while stocks last. Dhs175 (six), Dhs330 (12). Noon-3pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah (04 318 2520).
Tuesday 10 Try a new ladies’ night Honeytrap is no more – Chi has ushered in a new era of Tuesday-night female partying with ‘Slam’. Expect R&B and more from DJ Mo Tiger. 9pm-3am. Free. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland (04 337 9470).
Wednesday 11 Enjoy Oriental chill-out grooves Turkish talent, and Buddha Bar contributer, DJ Gokman plays a chilled midweek set. Free. 7pm-3am. Karma Kafé, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0909).
Wednesday 11 Check out the Laughter Factory Perrier Award-winning British comic-turned-novelist Dominic Holland, is joined by Andy Robinson, and So You Think You’re Funny finalist Michael Fabbri. Dhs130. 9pm. Zinc, Crowne Plaza Dubai www.timeouttickets.com.