Thursday 26 Start your weekend at Yalumba Try all-you-can-eat buffet and à la carte options at this fun, rowdy evening brunch, which serves premium bubbly. Dhs449 (bubbly). Thu 8pm-11pm. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
Thursday 26 Buy new brands and collections A new store from US womenswear and accessories designer Kate Spade has opened in The Dubai Mall. Guys, meanwhile, can try the new Mexx menswear line in Deira City Centre. Kate Spade New York, The Dubai Mall (04 325 3518); Mexx, Deira City Centre (04 295 4873).
Thursday 26 Sample a new cheese and grape night The new Arcadia cheese night features 15 types of French cheese and unlimited grape beverages. Great value for cheese connoisseurs. Dhs149. 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. Lobby Lounge, The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8888).
Thursday 26 Check out Schooly’s sessions A new weekly night has been launched at popular poolside spot M-Dek, with Radio Two’s DJ Schooly spinning a selection of funk and disco tunes, plus plenty more. Free. 10pm-3am. M-Dek, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (050 876 4335).
Thursday 26 Show some love for Simian Mobile Disco The poppy Brit electro-house duo fly into Dubai for an off-the-wall club night. They’ll man the decks at perennially popular Madinat nightclub Trilogy. Dhs100 (main room), Dhs150 (with rooftop access). 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).
Friday 27 Hear Aloe Blacc perform at XL The ‘I Need a Dollar’ soul singer joins party-rocking DJ Cosmo Baker and many more artists at XL for a day of poolside beats. Dhs125. Noon-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, www.timeouttickets.com.
Friday 27 Watch international rugby at The Sevens National sevens squad UAE Shaheen take on Afghanistan, while in the A5N division, Qatar, Lebanon, Uzbekistan and Jordan play in the quarter-finals. The A5N’s main game kicks off at 8pm, when the UAE National XV take on Hong Kong National XV. Free. First match starts at 3pm. The Sevens, Al Ain Road (04 345 9666).
Friday 27 Goldfish hit the sand at Atlantis To celebrate South Africa Freedom Day, electro duo Goldfish return to Atlantis to treat us to more spirited sax improvs and pounding beats. Dhs100. 3pm-2am. Sandance Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 200 4321), www.timeouttickets.com.
Friday 27 Check out the new ‘Bassic’ night This new night from AudiOasis is promising a ‘360° spectrum of bass music’. Free (before 1am), Dhs50 (after 1am with one drink). 9pm-3am. Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha (04 341 7750).
Saturday 28 View fashion and art in one setting New event Divalicious will showcase the fashion, jewellery, art, sculptures, ceramics, photography, cosmetics, gifts, home decor, kidswear and food of nearly 40 exhibitors. Free. 10am-9pm. Godolphin Ballroom, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, www.facebook.com/ddivaliciouss (04 330 0000).
Saturday 28 Book a self-empowerment session This intriguing workshop aims to make people understand their people-pleasing tendencies, and empower them by helping them find the strength to stand up for themselves. Booking is essential. Dhs200. 11am-2pm. The Third Eye, Saeed Tower II, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 809 8595).
Saturday 28 Sing along to Glee tunes at the Madinat This stage tribute to the hit US TV show finishes tomorrow, so get tickets while you can. Dhs195. 4pm, 7.30pm. First Group Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeoutticketscom.
Saturday 28 See Sharmila’s Dance Extravaganza Local dance students take to the stage to showcase hip hop, ballet, jazz, salsa, tango, break dancing, Bollywood and Arabic styles. From Dhs100. 7.30pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates (04 341 4777).
Saturday 28 Get in step with the master Urban night 411 Saturdays hosts top UK R&B and garage DJ Masterstepz, who’ll be joined by Bliss and co. 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).
Sunday 29 Moroccan bath now open at Aroma Spa Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa has now added a Moroccan bath to its menu of treatments. From Dhs350 for a 50-minute traditional hammam. Ongoing. Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah (04 304 8081).
Sunday 29 Try At.mosphere Lounge’s ‘high lunch’ Bite into a steak sandwich, sip a grape-based beverage and enjoy a chocolate mousse in the world’s highest restaurant. Dhs250. Daily noon-3pm. Ongoing. 122nd floor, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3828).
Sunday 29 Tango and dinner at Asado Treat yourself to an evening of Argentinian food and tango dancing. The evening begins with a three-course meal. Dhs290. 7pm-11.30pm (tango starts at 9.30pm). Ongoing. The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).
Monday 30 Check out Syrian art Up-and-coming Syrian painter Mohannad Orabi presents ‘It’s No Longer About Me’. Free. Ayyam Gallery, Gate Village 3, DIFC (04 439 2395).
Monday 30 Midweek rates at Dubai Creek Golf Club The 18-hole championship course has special rates for UAE residents and EGF members during the week. Dhs420 (UAE residents), Dhs399 (EGF members). Until May 31. Dubai Creek Golf Club, Deira (04 380 1234).
Monday 30 Catch a double header of cinematic silliness Two comedy classics have been paired for your giggle-tastic pleasures – watch Billy Crystal in Analyse That, followed by Rowan Atkinson in Johnny English Reborn. Dhs75. 7pm, 9pm. Lakeview, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).
Monday 30 Your last chance for a culinary adventure Today is the last chance to try The Exchange Grill’s sharing menu, which includes two glasses of bubbly and some delectable steak dishes. Dhs799 (per couple). 7pm-11.30pm. Until April 30. Fairmont Dubai (04 311 8316).
Tuesday 1 Enjoy dry-aged, grass-fed Irish beef Donald Russell, a British boutique meat supplier, brings tender Irish beef to Fire & Ice. Prices vary. Until May 14. 7pm-11.30pm. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Tuesday 1 Meet former rugby star Colin Charvis Pose questions to the former Welsh national rugby union and Newcastle Falcons captain at this informal evening event. Dhs395 (three-course meal with six pints or a bottle of grape). 8pm. The Stables, Sheikh Zayed Road, near Fibber Magee’s (04 342 5571).
Wednesday 2 Gobble caviar and sip Russian beverages at Barazura Atlantis’s lobby bar, Barazura, is putting on a special of Beluga Caviar matched with Russian beverage. Vashe zdorovie! From Dhs1,110. Noon-1am. Ongoing. Atlantis, The Palm (04 426 2626).
Wednesday 2 Check out a new club night We’re expecting to see lots of fancily clad folk at the launch of Boudoir’s new blinging club night – Diamond Wednesdays. Free (mixed groups). 9pm-3am. Dubai Marine Beach Resort (050 652 0626).