Hear Guns n' Roses at Irish Village or hit Dubai's newest nightclub
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 17 Rock out to Guns N’ Roses Celebrate the American rockers’ recent induction into the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame with a set by top international tribute act Nice Boys. Dhs100. 9pm-3am. The Irish Village, Garhoud (050 113 9873).
Thursday 17 Visit Bur Dubai’s newest club Much-hyped nightclub Mansion is set to open its doors for the first time tonight. Head down to check it out. Free (guestlist and reservations only). 9pm-3am. Meliá Dubai, Kuwait Street, Bur Dubai, firstname.lastname@example.org (050 144 0753).
Thursday 17 An innovative photography exhibition in DIFC Iranian artist Niloufar Banisadr presents ‘The Imprint’, an interesting solo show of photos featuring beach towels that are still imprinted with the figures of the people who lay upon them. Until June 7. Cuadro Fine Art, Gate Village 10, DIFC (04 425 0400).
Thursday 17 Don’t miss an arty album launch party Celebrate the birth of Adriano K’s new double album, A L.A.S, which bravely mixes traditional tango with modern house. Free. 9pm-3am. Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha (04 399 6699).
Friday 18 Race up the Hilton JBR tower Ascend 36 floors (that’s 730 steps) to raise money for Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian & Charity Foundation, which contributes to school fees for underprivileged children. Dhs100 per person. 8am. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort & Residences, The Walk, JBR, www.premiermarathons.com (no number).
Friday 18 Dine at a leading restaurant without breaking the bank This four-course menu at Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire is paired with grape. But be warned: only accept the aperitif if you’re feeling flush (the bubbly costs nearly as much as the food). Dhs250 (food only), Dhs390 (grape pairing). Noon-2pm. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1199).
Friday 18 See stage comedy Noises Off! This locally produced comedy is based on Michael Frayn’s classic tale about an acting troupe trying to save their struggling show. Dhs70. 2.30pm and 8pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates (04 341 4777).
Friday 18 Sing along with the dancehall king The one and only Beenie Man stops by at Chi to sing hits old and new. Expect deep Jamican grooves from a vintage talent who’s been on the radio since he was eight. Dhs150-950. 9pm-3am. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland, www.timeouttickets.com.
Friday 18 Have a Cosmic Boogie UK nu-disco talent Stu Robinson (aka Cosmic Boogie) flies into town to help launch local talent Megadon Betamax’s new single, ‘Falling’. Dhs60. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel, Bur Dubai (056 799 6355).
Saturday 19 Buy limited-edition photos of The Beatles at Harvey Nics This new exhibition features super-rare images of the Fab Four that were discovered in an attic last year. Visit the pop-up store to snap up limited-edition prints and other collectibles. Free. Until May 31. Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 8888).
Saturday 19 Animal Action’s dog adoption day If you’re looking to foster or adopt, meet the dogs off-leash so you can play with them and see how they interact with others. Free. 11am-4pm. Posh Paws Pet Training Centre, next to Dubai Investment Park (04 884 8894).
Saturday 19 Cook up a storm at Thai Kitchen Chef Suppatra hosts cooking classes in her open kitchen. Dhs350 (food and soft drinks); Dhs525 (with a glass of bubbly or grape). Noon-3pm. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 602 1804).
Saturday 19 Dress to impress at Blue Marlin The glam members’ club is hosting a fashion-themed weekend. Wear your best clothes. Members, members’ guests and restaurant reservations only. 1pm-1am. Golden Tulip Al Jazira, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).
Saturday 19 Get down with a celebrity DJ Sean Paul’s official tour DJ, CooperShaun, is in town to spin for urban haven XO Saturdays. Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).
Sunday 20 Beat the heat at The Montgomerie Weekday golfing rates go down as the mercury goes up with great May rates, and even lower prices from June until the end of September. Dhs395 per round per player until May 31, Dhs200 from June 1 to September 30. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Sunday 20 Enjoy a royal lunch at Benjarong Try a speedy three-course lunch of Thai cuisine, served in a luxurious location. Dhs120. Sat-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).
Sunday 20 Witness burger bedlam at Harvester’s Meat fans can choose from five different gourmet burgers. From Dhs59. Noon-midnight. Until May 20. Crowne Plaza Dubai (04 331 1111).
Sunday 20 See an Oscar-winning flick beside the pool Watch Danny Boyle’s crossover smash Slumdog Millionaire while lazing in the water. Dhs99 (including snack and drinks). 8.30pm. Cabana, The Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8999).
Monday 21 Hear eclectic live music at The Fridge The arty-crafty venue hosts the opening night of its 10th concert series today, starting with UAE rockers Dahab. Dhs50. 7.30pm. The Fridge, Al Quoz, www.thefridgedubai.com (04 347 7793).
Monday 21 Etisalat Cup Final It’s the final game of this football series tonight, with Al Shabab and Al Ahli squaring up for the title. From Dhs20. Kick-off 7.45pm. Al Maktoum Stadium, Oud Metha (04 337 5500).
Tuesday 22 Enjoy the Tea of Spring package at The Spa This treatment begins with a Nepalese tea exfoliation followed by a Singapore massage, concluding with a green tea facial. Dhs765 for 120 minutes. Until June 30. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7424).
Tuesday 22 Gorge on 2-for-1 steaks To celebrate the opening of its second outlet, in Dubai Marina, Ruth’s Chris is offering a two-for-one deal on main courses at both its Dubai restaurants. Prices vary. Until May 31. The Address Dubai Marina (04 454 9538); The Monarch Dubai (04 501 8666).
Tuesday 22 Flavours on Two’s Festival de Mexico Don’t miss this special celebration of Mexican food, music and dancing. Dishes from Dhs185. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until May 21. Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 343 8000).
Wednesday 23 How much beef can you eat? The ‘new’ Cote de Boeuf’ special from Rostang offers a feast of beef for two with about 1.2kg of rib eye steak, served with veal-wrapped green beans and garlic stuffed tomatoes and a choice of béarnaise, pepper and bordelaise sauce. Dhs495 (for two). Daily 1pm-10.30pm 6.30pm. Until May 31. AtlantisThe Palm (04 426 2626).
Wednesday 23 See a comedy legend perform Legendary British comic John Cleese presents an intimate ‘Evening with...’ First of four nights. Dhs350-450. 7.30pm. Until Saturday. First Group Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com.