Clubbing nights, Euro football fun and a blockbuster movie
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 7 Listen to a deck king spin Virtuoso British DJ James Zabiela brings his wizard-like scratching and looping skills to Trilogy for one much-anticipated night. Head down for some indoor dance entertainment. Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).
Thursday 7 Footie stars share their insider tips Former pro footballers Steve Staunton, Dennis Wise and Ian Taylor take your questions at McGettigan’s ahead of the first Euro 2012 matches tomorrow. Free. 8pm. McGettigan’s, Bonnington, JLT (04 35 60 560).
Thursday 7 Learn to swim faster Mina Seyahi Watersports Club offers swimming lessons for children and adults, as well as stroke improvement sessions for those looking to better their technique. Dhs980 (ten group lessons). 4pm. Ongoing. Mina Seyahi Watersports Club, Dubai International Marine Club, www.canadian-swimacademy.com (055 139 5861).
Thursday 7 Seafood treats at Blue Orange Blue Orange’s lobster night actually involves a variety of seafood, from sushi and sashimi to various dishes being cooked in front of you. Dhs250 (soft drinks). Dhs350 (house beverages). 6pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi (04 511 7136).
Thursday 7 Hear live jazz while you eat High-end London venue The Ivy now holds a jazz night on Thursdays, hosting a trio from the Abu Dhabi big band (and not a backing track in sight). Free. 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Ivy, Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 319 8767).
Friday 8 Get moving at Dubai Sports World This huge indoor sports show will host a variety of leisure activities for sports enthusiasts, including football leagues, rugby tournaments, basketball and much more. Entry is free to celebrate the show’s first weekend. Free (this weekend only). 8am-midnight. Until August 31. Dubai World Trade Centre, www.dubaisportsworld.ae (04 306 4000).
Friday 8 Get to grips with asparagus Armani/Ristorante holds a masterclass focusing on seasonal asparagus dishes. It’s the first in a new series of cooking classes, taking place every second Friday of the month. Dhs700 per person, Dhs1,000 per couple (with three-course set lunch). 10am-2pm. Armani Hotel Dubai, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Friday 8 Say goodbye to M-Dek for summer It’s the season-closing party for house aficionados’ haven Off The Record. M-Dek will shut for summer; a giant tent will be erected in its place to screen matches from Euro 2012. Free. 4pm-1am. M-Dek, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (050 687 9959).
Friday 8 Watch the Euro 2012 kick-off Head down to Barasti’s football tent to watch co-hosts Poland play former Euro champions Greece. The tournament continues until Sunday July 1. Free. 8pm. Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi (04 448 4860).
Friday 8 Hear some Indian hip-hop happenings Already acknowledged as far away as the UK, Mumbai’s Bombay Bassment make their UAE debut. Expect drum’n’bass rhythms mixed with scratches and raps. See page 100 for more. Dhs70. 8pm. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (056 799 6335).
Saturday 9 See Ridley Scott’s new sci-fi epic The legendary British director revisits his career-defining debut Alien in much-anticipated sci-fi blockbuster Prometheus. At cinemas across Dubai.
Saturday 9 Half-price vintage clothes Jumeirah vintage boutique Bambah is offering 50 percent off everything in store. Gents, there’s something for you too: The Zoo is also offering half-price discounts. Prices vary. Until June 9. Bambah and The Zoo, 142 Jumeirah Beach Road (04 349 5585).
Saturday 9 Sample shabu shabu Head to Sakura to choose between two styles of Japanese hot pot dish (shabu shabu or sukiyaki), with five varieties of each on offer. Dhs99. Daily noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm. Until June 10. Crowne Plaza Dubai (800 276 963).
Saturday 9 Take on the fairway in a golf comp Compete in the two-player Betterball of Stableford tournament on the 18-hole Arabian Ranches course for the chance to win prizes. Dhs270 (non members). 2pm. Arabian Ranches Golf Club (04 366 3000).
Sunday 10 View an exhibition at Armani Dubai Renowned oil painter Jean-Marc Schwaller presents ‘The Rhythm of Earth’ in collaboration with Swiss Art Gate UAE. Free. Until June 12. Armani/Ristorante, Armani Hotel Dubai (04 888 3444).
Sunday 10 Male grooming at Raffles Spa Raffles is now offering male grooming services from expert barber Ali Al Jaramani. Try a shave, haircut or scalp shave using products from the Hommage range. From Dhs99 for a men’s haircut. Ongoing. Raffles Spa, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 314 9869).
Sunday 10 Update your apartment on the cheap Homewares store THE One is offering 35 percent off at THE One Fusion and up to 75 percent off at its other outlets across the city. Until July 21. THE One, various locations including Jumeirah Beach Road (04 395 5889).
Sunday 10 Escape to the Med Try a Mediterranean summer lunch buffet at Vivaldi. Dhs102. Sat- Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel, Deira (04 207 1717).
Monday 11 A new ‘gentlemen’s night’ is born Back by popular demand, Caramel revives its men’s night, with half-price hops all evening. Free. 6pm-2am. Ongoing. DIFC (04 425 6677).
Monday 11 See a live fusion performance Khalil Ghadri brings his Acoustic Fusion Band to The Fridge, performing with two dancers who interpret the music on the spot. Dhs50. 7.30pm. Street 26, Al Quoz (04 347 7793).
Monday 11 Celebrate the Philippines Head to Jules Bar and join the party for Filipino Independence Day, with traditional Filipino dishes and live entertainment. Dhs50. Mon-Tue 8pm-2.45pm. Until June 12. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
Tuesday 12 Go wild, eat ethically Local steakhouse Fire & Ice adds wild seafood to its menu, offering a line-caught, sustainable selection. From Dhs30. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until June 14. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Tuesday 12 Try your luck at a new pub quiz Rob McCaffrey tests the audience with sports trivia. Free. 9pm. West Beach Bistro & Sports Lounge, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 449 8888).
Wednesday 13 Be sports-star struck Take part in an exclusive dinner at The Ivy, featuring celebrity guests from the sporting world, Jeremy Guscott and Jim Rosenthal. Dhs495 (three-course set menu and selected beverages). 7pm-11pm. The Boulevard, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8767).
Wednesday 13 Free drinks for footie-friendly ladies Three free drinks for ladies on Wednesday night – a perfect preparation for tonight’s Euro 2012 games: Denmark v Portugal (8pm), Netherlands v Germany (10.45pm). 8pm-11pm. Sublime Bar & Lounge, Ibis World Trade Centre (04 318 7130).