Thursday 31 Freestyle night at Ski Dubai Try your hand at tricks on the specially installed jumps, or just watch as pros work on their stunts accompanied by music from a local DJ. Dhs180 to ski or board, Dhs80 to watch from Avalanche Café (including hot chocolate). 8pm-11pm. Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates (800 386).
Thursday 31 Celebrate Noodle House’s birthday To celebrate its 10th anniversary today, the original Noodle House restaurant at Emirates Towers will be giving away free cupcakes and offering a ten percent discount for diners. Prices vary. Noon-midnight. Today only. The Boulevard, Jumeriah Emirates Towers (04 319 8088).
Thursday 31 Get a taste of Goan home cooking Spectrum on One invites resident family cook Mama de Souza to prepare authentic Goan food for the ‘A Taste of Home’ promotion. Dhs150 (four courses). 7pm-10pm. Until June 15. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).
Thursday 31 Get outside at M-Dek one last time The Plus Minus team host French-Swiss DJ Lee Van Dowski for the final night before things move inside at Media One. Dhs100; free for ladies before 10.30pm). 9pm-3am. M-Dek, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (056 789 3897).
Thursday 31 Hear some ‘dirty’ drum’n’bass International DJs S.P.Y. and MC LowQui play a second night at The Music Room, with beats from locals Mach4, Charl Chaka, Mr. Gremlin and MC Prit. Dhs100. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (056 799 6355).
Friday 1 Browse hand-made wares at the local ARTE Market This market features craft items created by more than 1,800 artisans from 30 countries. Free entry. Noon-9pm. Festival Centre, near Ikea, Dubai Festival City (04 341 8020).
Friday 1 Wave a flag for the Queen’s Jubilee The Raffles Ballroom is holding an indoor ‘street party’ to celebrate UK Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee. Inspired by London’s East End, there’s a pie and mash shop, a fish market and plenty of British food favourites. Dhs475 (house beverages); Dhs300 for those aged 12 to 20, Dhs150 for kids aged six to 11, free for kids under six (max two per couple).Advance payment recommended to confirm booking. 12.30pm-4pm. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Friday 1 Hear weepy Italian opera Expect all the tear-jerking favourites at this greatest hits-style bill of memorable arias, to celebrate Italian National Day. Dhs150-250. 8.30pm First Theatre Group, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com.
Friday 1 Nasimi says goodbye (in style) Nasimi hosts its last party of the season, with help from DJs Dino Moran, Charl Chaka and a legion of drummers, dancers and acrobats. Dhs100; free for ladies and Dhs50 for men before 4pm. 2pm-2am. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Friday 1 Peppermint hosts Paul van Dyk The world-renowned German DJ spins for Peppermint for the eighth time. Join him tonight to celebrate eight years of ground-shaking beats in Dubai. Dhs150. 9pm-3am. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.timeouttickets.com.
Satuday 2 Watch Jubilee celebrations at the pub Barasti is screening all the action from Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee celebrations in London. Free. 11am-2.30pm. Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina, (04 399 3333).
Satuday 2 Take an Italian culinary tour Roccoco’s new Taste of Italy promotion offers a four-course set menu featuring Tuscan and Sicilian flavours, with Italian grape pairing. Dhs250 (four courses with grape pairing). 7pm. Until June 7. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 448 4860).
Satuday 2 Get rich and pretty at a trendy night French music/fashion/art concept So Rich, So Pretty lands at Cirque du Soir. One lucky lady will walk out wearing a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes every week. Free. 10pm-3am. Cirque du Soir, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 4900).
Sunday 3 Slimming Sundays at Man/Age Book one of Man/Age’s slimming treatments on a Sunday and get 25 percent off the normal price. From Dhs275 for endorma draining leg treatment. Ongoing. Man/Age, Arjaan Rotana, Dubai Media City (04 437 0868).
Sunday 3 Enjoy lunch courtesy of Pierre Gagnaire Pierre returns to the kitchen, and on Wednesday there’ll be a special ladies’ four-course lunch with bubbly. Dhs350 (ladies lunch); Dhs250 (regular lunch menu). Noon-3pm. Until June 7. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1199).
Sunday 3 See the Queen of Pop… We can’t wait to see Madonna on stage in Abu Dhabi. Tickets are still available via various hotel deals. 7pm-late. Until June 4. Yas Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.thinkflash.ae (no number).
Sunday 3 …or a local talent UAE singer-songwriter Sach Holden performs a brave new set at The Fridge, with violin, double bass and more. Dhs50. 7.30pm. Street 26, Al Quoz (04 347 7793).
Monday 4 Check out pop art-style works by a local artist Emirati artist Mohammed Kanoo’s solo show, ‘Fun w/Fen’, features topical pop-art images with a humorous nod to local references. Until July 5. Meem Gallery, next to Presotto, Al Quoz (04 347 7883).
Monday 4 Try fresh snow crab This special at Seafood Market features Hong Kong-style crab with spicy XO sauce. Dhs450 per kg. Daily 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
Monday 4 See Irish play Sive An outdoor stage production of a classic tale penned by contemporary Irish playwright John B Keane, examining the theme of arranged marriage. Dhs50. 7.30pm. Until June 6. McGettigans, Bonnington Hotel, JLT (04 356 0560).
Tuesday 5 Group golf coaching This new summer night school is a great place for novice golfers to improve their game. Also on Thursdays. Dhs1,295. 7pm-8pm. Until July 5. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Tuesday 5 Sign up for salsa Learn the basics of salsa in just four weeks with instructors James and Alex. Today is the first session of the course. Dhs195. 8pm-9pm, 9pm-10pm. Until June 26. Concord Tower, Dubai Media City (04 447 0773), www.timeouttickets.com.
Tuesday 5 Try a classy new ladies’ night Alegra offers free grape for ladies before 11pm. Free. 8pm-3am. Al Murooj Rotana, Downtown Dubai (055 246 4555).
Wednesday 6 Have lunch with the ladies (and Pierre Gagnaire) Don’t miss chef Pierre Gagnaire while he’s in town. Reflets is holding a special ladies’ lunch during his visit, with the last of the special lunches on Thursday June 7. Dhs350 (Wed ladies’ lunch, four courses and bubbly), Dhs350 (Thu, four courses and grape). Wed and Thu noon-3pm, 7pm-11pm. Until June 7. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1199).
Wednesday 6 See Swan Lake at the Madinat Tchaikovsy’s timeless ballet features 26 dancers from the Sofia Ballet, remarkable costumes and magical choreography. From Dhs200. Until Saturday 9 June. 7.30pm (Friday matinee at 2pm), www.timeouttickets.com.