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Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 12 Watch the Eagles soar in Dubai The legendary foursome head to Dubai to rock the Sevens stadium. Will one of the most successful acts of all time close with ‘Hotel California’? Here’s hoping. Dhs350-750. 6pm. The Sevens stadium, Dubai-Al Ain Road, www.timeouttickets.com.
Thursday 12 Run a vertical marathon Up to 200 runners will ascend 1,334 stairs to the 52nd floor of Emirates Towers for this event in aid of Médecins Sans Frontières. Dhs500 per adult, Dhs350 per child. Sign in 6.30am, race starts 8am. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, www.dubaiverticalmarathon.org (04 457 9255).
Thursday 12 Eat cheese and sup grape Cheese connoisseurs are invited to savour unlimited cheese and condiments at Mazina, plus two glasses of selected beverages. Dhs130 (includes two glasses of grape). 6.30pm-9pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
Thursday 12 Sample the taste of Africa Feast on fresh seafood, spicy favourites and meat grills, prepared in an African style. Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (house beverages), free for children aged 12 and under. 6.30pm-11pm. Until June 30. The Talk Restaurant, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach (04 449 8888).
Thursday 12 Meet footie legend ‘Razor’ Ruddock Time Out columnist Rob McCaffrey hosts an evening of sporting mirth with retired English footballer Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock. Free. From 9pm. West Beach Bistro, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 449 8888).
Friday 13 Head to the Chilli Crab Festival Expect live cooking stations, kids’ activities and live entertainment from 6pm today and tomorrow. There’s also the Chilli Crab Brunch Experience today from 1pm to 3pm. Festival entry free; brunch Dhs150 (soft drinks), Dhs275 (house beverages). Open 1pm-midnight; brunch 1pm-3pm. Until April 14. Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).
Friday 13 Relax in the pool with a movie This new event features movies on the big screen, and cooking stations serving up Arabic, Mexican, and Asian fare. After 8.30pm, DJ Donabelle will spin relaxing tunes. Free (food prices vary). 6pm-1am. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).
Friday 13 Gawp at the Red Bull X-Fighters Motorcycling wizardry abounds at a specially constructed track on JBR beach, as these daredevil motocross riders take to the skies. Expect plenty of high-flying stunts. Dhs75-Dhs265. Doors open 6pm, show starts 8pm. Near Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR beach, www.timeouttickets.com.
Friday 13 See a top comic perform live Multi-talented Iranian-American comedian Maz Jobrani cracks funnies at The Address Dubai Mall. Dhs257. 7.30pm-9pm, 9.30pm-11pm. The Address Dubai Mall (050 142 8363).
Saturday 14 Sign up for a squash tournament This three-day competition kicks off on Thursday April 19, but now’s the time to sign up. Entry includes at least two games, a branded T-shirt and the chance to win Dhs3,000 in prize money. Dhs350 per player. The Pavilion Sports Club, Jumeirah Beach Hotel and The Quay Healthclub, Madinat Jumeirah, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Saturday 14 Try a free EFT healing session This unusual healing technique taps into the body’s ‘meridians’. See if it works for you. Free. 11.30am-1.30pm. The Third Eye, Saeed Tower II, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 326 6539).
Saturday 14 Go mad for barbecue at The Pullman Enjoy unlimited barbecued meats and seafood served on the Vantage Terrace. Dhs150 (soft drinks), Dhs190 (hops), Dhs380 (hops and grape). 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. The Pullman, Mall of the Emirates (04 377 2353).
Saturday 14 See Oliver ask for more, more, more Dickens’ heart-rending tale of poverty and child enslavement has been reimagined as a jolly musical. Oliver! runs until April 23. Dhs175. 6pm. First Group Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com.
Saturday 14 See two top urban DJs This club night features acclaimed Canadian DJs White Gold and Starting From Scratch. Dhs100. From 10pm. Ongoing. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).
Sunday 15 A fashion-themed afternoon tea Enjoy sweets themed on current fashion trends, such as the ‘macadamia nut bucket bag’. Dhs199 (for two), Dhs399 (for two with a glass of bubbly each). 2pm-7pm. Until August 31. Raffles Dubai, Wafi, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Sunday 15 Make a bid in a Christie’s auction Take a peek at the artworks on sale before they’re snapped up by millionaires. Free. 2pm-10pm. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, www.christies.com (04 425 5647).
Sunday 15 Sunday roast! Enjoy a traditional Sunday feast: roast beef served with veg, Yorkshire pudding and gravy. Dhs120. 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. The Wharf, Mina A’ Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).
Sunday 15 Shoot some hoops with the girls Ladies, listen up: try your hand at basketball. It’s a fun way to stay in shape, and beginners are welcome. Dhs50 per session. 8pm. Until May 13. Wellington International School, Umm Suqeim, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Monday 16 Lunch at Le Classique This popular French venue is offering a new business lunch deal featuring a three-course set menu of top Gallic fare. Dhs98 (soft drinks), Dhs130 (glass of grape). Mon-Fri noon-3pm. Ongoing. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills (04 417 9999).
Monday 16 Get involved in a new volleyball league The Block Busters II league is one of Duplays’ most social. Expect fun, laughs and some great exercise. Dhs450 (per person), Dhs3,200 (team of six). 7.30pm-10.30pm. Until June 4. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Tuesday 17 Polish and exfoliate at N.Style This body polish will leave you silky smooth. You’ll also get a free 20-minute hand, scalp and head massage during the 45-minute treatment. Dhs150. Ongoing. Ladies only. N.Style, various locations, including Mall of the Emirates (04 341 3300).
Tuesday 17 Celebrate Japan’s Cherry Blossom Festival Minato will be offering a traditional Japanese set menu for lunch and dinner, prepared by Chef Nakagawa. Dhs190. 7pm-11pm. Until April 30, 2012. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Tuesday 17 Check out People’s new night Award-winning nightclub People by Crystal recently launched a bangin’ new mash-up night on Tuesdays. Check it out. Free. 11pm-3am. Ongoing Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).
Wednesday 18 Play in a softball tournament Duplays are organising a recreational co-ed tournament which runs from today until Friday. Dhs150 individual, Dhs1,500 team of 10. Wed-Thu 6pm-11pm, Fri 10am-11pm. Metropolitan Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Wednesday 18 Ladies’ night at Clinique Get ready for your ladies’ night every week with free party make-up from Clinique, offered every Wednesday. Book in advance. Free. 5pm-9pm. Ongoing. Clinique kiosk, Debenhams, Mall of the Emirates (04 340 7575).