Plan your week with the pick of the city's upcoming events
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 3 See old-school photos of The Beatles High-end store Harvey Nichols is displaying rare photos of the Fab Four, taken by BAFTA-nominated British photographer Paul Berriff. Limited-edition prints are also on sale. Free. Until June 31. Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 8888).
Thursday 3 Try Rostang’s new grape event Grape varieties from France and New Zealand are served with a buffet of French specialities. Every Thursday there will be a new selection of grape to taste. Dhs195 (excluding beverages) Dhs295 (with unlimited selected grape). 6.30pm-10.30pm. Until May 21. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Thursday 3 Sample Seafood Market’s abalone Tuck into a range of dishes made with abalone (aka edible sea snails), prepared to order. Dhs690 per kilo. 7.30pm-11.30pm. Until May 31. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
Thursday 3 See Serani sing dancehall tunes Jamaican/American dancehall and reggae star Serani is in Dubai to perform hits ‘Doh’ and ‘She Loves Me.’ Dhs125-950. 9pm-3am. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland, www.timeouttickets.com.
Thursday 3 Sing happy birthday to Armani/Privé The fashion-oriented nightclub, located at the foot of the Burj Khalifa, celebrates its second anniversary this evening. To get you in the spirit, there’s cake and a free commemorative CD for every clubber. All together now: ‘Happy birthday to you...’ Free. 10pm-3am. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).
Friday 4 Play in The Els Club’s golf contest This 18-hole foursomes event is open to mixed pairs. The entry price includes the post-game buffet, plus prizes and tournament giveaways. Dhs595 per person (non members), Dhs495 (EGF members), Dhs400 (Troon members), Dhs150 (Els Club members), Dhs150 (juniors). From 8.30am. The Els Club, Dubai Sports City, www.elsclubdubai.com (04 425 1001).
Friday 4 Feast at BiCE Mare’s new ‘Shaken and Stirred’ brunch This Italian seafood destination pairs a selection of dishes with iconic mixed drinks. Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs350 (unlimited beverages). Fri 12.30pm-3.30pm. Ongoing. Souk Al Bahar (04 423 9082).
Friday 4 Head to the season’s last Sandance Fatboy Slim, Travis (pictured), Tinchy Stryder and Morcheeba all perform at this much-hyped Sandance finale, before the beachside festival takes a break until autumn. Dhs250-400. 2pm-2am. Sandance Beach, The Palm Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com.
Friday 4 Hear Audio Tonic’s last international bill of the season Tonight is your chance to hear the last line-up of international DJs at 360° before the venue closes for summer on Friday May 25. Hear Acos CoolKAs and electro-tinged house DJ Seva K. Free (guestlist only). 4pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 406 8999).
Friday 4 Enjoy Nineteen’s Sunset Friday Try a Spanish-themed buffet and Latin beats with views of the golf course’s rolling greens. Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs425 (house beverages). 6.30pm-10pm. Until June 30. The Address Montgomerie, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Saturday 5 See family-inspired Egyptian art Egyptian artist Mohamed Abla presents ‘My Family’, a solo exhibition that tells the story of the artist’s family life in Egypt, using nostalgic imagery and portraits of family scenes. Free. Until May 20. ArtSpace, DIFC (04 323 0820).
Saturday 5 Watch The Avengers save the world Marvel’s latest mega-blockbuster, starring Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and Captain America, is being touted as the biggest superhero movie ever. See whether you agree. At cinemas across Dubai.
Saturday 5 Enjoy all-you-can-eat Japanese Icho offers a range of Japanese favourites from sushi to sashimi, with a great-value unlimited deal every Saturday lunchtime. Dhs299 (selected house beverages). Noon-4pm. Radisson Royal Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 308 0000).
Saturday 5 Get involved in an acting workshop This course will take participants through a variety of drama-based activities, and culminates in monologue performances at the Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre. Packages from Dhs1,500. 3pm-5pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, www.timeouttickets.com.
Saturday 5 Dance to R&B, dubstep and more Zinc gets down with garage, R&B, house and dubstep at its Industry Saturdays club night. Dhs50; free for ladies and Face card holders. 10pm-3am. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 151 5609).
Sunday 6 Peer through the looking glass at an art show Emirati photographer Lamya Gargash captures subjects looking at their reflection in a mirror, where their exaggerated imperfections are magnified using protheses. Free. Until May 30. The Third Line, near the Courtyard and Spinneys, Al Quoz (04 341 1367).
Sunday 6 Sample Seafire’s spring lamb Taste seasonal lamb dishes from the best regions of New Zealand and Australia. Prices vary. 6pm-midnight. Until May 31. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Sunday 6 Toast the new week The Observatory in Dubai Marina offers great happy hours throughout the week, with 40 per cent off selected drinks. Free entry. 6pm-10pm. Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Dubai Marina (04 262 4444).
Sunday 6 See a film under the stars… while you can! See Drew Barrymore in 2010 rom-com Going the Distance amid the twilight sky of Wafi’s rooftop. Free. 8.30pm. Pyramid Rooftop Gardens, Wafi, Oud Metha (04 324 4100).
Monday 7 Have a Mama Monday at Slim Spa Book a treatment between 9am and 2pm to get 20 per cent off. Facials from Dhs295. Ongoing. Beauty Solutions Slim Spa, 206 Al Attar Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 343 7987).
Monday 7 Saunter over to Sofitel’s salsa night Enjoy Latin music and mixed drinks at Plantation bar. Dhs50 (minimum spend). 9.30pm-1am. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 448 4873).
Tuesday 8 Watch a live graffiti demonstration Saudi Arabian artist Hussein Al Mohasen launches his debut solo exhibition with a live graffiti demo. Free. From 6pm. XVA Gallery, Building 7, Gate Village, DIFC (04 358 5117).
Tuesday 8 Catch a photography-inspired movie Emirates Photography Club meets for a screening of Bill Cunningham New York, which documents the work of the eccentric photographer. Free. 7pm. Al Serkal Avenue, Al Quoz, www.meetup.com/emiratesphotoclub (no number).
Wednesday 9 See a documentary premiere Watch the UAE premiere of Footsteps of Thesiger, a documentary chartering UAE-based adventurer Adrian Hayes’ expedition across the Empty Quarter. The film will be followed by a Q&A session. Dhs250 per person, Dhs2,500 for table of 10, including a three course dinner and drinks. 7pm. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, www.bbgdxb.com (04 397 0303).
Wednesday 9 Hear a Russian songstress sing and spin Lounge-tastic Buddha Bar DJ, producer and singer Alfida flies in to play evening grooves at Karma Kafe. Free. 10pm. Karma Kafe, Souk Al Bahar (04 423 0909).