Sail away for dinner or check out a brand new brunch
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 14 Sail away for dinner Head out on Al Mansour dhow for a summer cruise with Arabic buffet and live oud music. Dhs135. Daily 8pm-10.30pm (departs at 8.30pm). Until August 31. Radisson Blu, Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Thursday 14 Dance to Mark Robinson’s tunes The British DJ – a former Ministry of Sound decksmith and A&R talent at Peppermint Jam – showcases his latest venture at N’Dulge. Dhs100; free for ladies before midnight. 9pm-3am. Atlantis The Palm (056 603 7961).
Thursday 14 Have a record-breaking swimming lesson Atlantis The Palm is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest swimming lesson. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Free. 7pm. Aquaventure, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 1000).
Thursday 14 Check out Aperitivo’s new home
It may be summer, but that hasn’t stopped the party at funky soul chill-out night Aperitivo – the fun has moved from M-Dek and now takes place under the newly covered Med terrace.
Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Media One, Dubai Media City (050 876 4335).
Friday 15 Check out a new brunch
H Hotel (formerly The Monarch Dubai) has launched a new brunch, calling itself Frisky Friday.
Dhs188 (soft drinks), Dhs288 (bubbly). Noon-4pm. Ongoing. H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8888).
Friday 15 Look good on the dancefloor A tribute to everyone’s favourite loud-mouthed British indie band The Arctic Monkeys – cover band Antarctic Monkeys claim to be even better than the real thing. Dhs100. 8pm. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel, Bur Dubai (056 799 6335).
Friday 15 Indulge your dad Dads may just stand a chance of relaxing at AOC French Brasserie’s Father’s Day brunch – it offers loads of activities designed to keep kids busy (such as chocolate fountains and a children’s mini buffet). Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (bubbly and selected mixed drinks). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach (04 448 4870).
Friday 15 Play in the Summer Swingman Open Sign up for Al Badia Golf Club’s tournament, which will follow a pairs Texas scramble format. In celebration of Father’s Day, all kids under 18 playing with an adult (their dad, preferably) can enter for free. Dhs395 (non-members), Dhs345 (Emirates Golf Federation members). 2pm. Al Badia Golf Club, Festival City (04 601 0101).
Friday 15 Laugh one last time It’s the last chance to catch a special bill from comedy night The Laughter Factory, marking 15 years of making the UAE chuckle. Dhs140. 9pm. Grand Millennium Dubai, TECOM, www.timeouttickets.com
Saturday 16 Spend your Saturday watching sport Tonight’s rugby matches include Australia v Wales (2.05pm) and South Africa v England (7pm), and of course there are Euro 2012 games kicking off at 10.45pm. OSN Sports 1 HD (rugby), Al Jazeera (football). Watch at The Underground, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa (04 399 5000).
Sunday 17 Father’s day promotion at The Spa Spoil your dad by treating him to a sports massage and a green-tea facial. Dhs775 for 110 minutes. Until June 30. The Spa, The Address Downtown Dubai (04 436 8751).
Sunday 17 See Johnny Depp’s swashbuckling classic Watch a one-off screening of mega-hit Pirates of the Caribbean by the pool. Dhs99 (with drinks and snacks). 8.30pm. Cabana, The Address Dubai Mall (04 428 8999).
Sunday 17 Watch the sun go down with a drink Calabar is the perfect place to watch the sun set behind the Burj Khalifa – especially with its half-price happy hour. Free entry. 6pm-8pm. Ongoing. The Address Downtown Dubai (04 436 8888).
Monday 18 Enjoy Mama Monday at Slim Spa Revitalise your body while the kids are at school with Beauty Solutions Slim Spa’s Mama Mondays: there’s a 20 percent discount for any treatment between 9am and 2pm. Facials from Dhs295. Ongoing. 206 Al Attar Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 343 7987).
Play guessing games for free food If you can guess the weight of a raw steak, you’ll get the (cooked) steak and a glass of house grape for free. From Dhs50 per 100g, or free if you guess correctly. 7pm-1.30am. Until June 30. Palm Grill. Radisson Blu, Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Monday 18 Join a frisbee league The Spin Doctors III league starts today: get practising! Dhs40 per session, Dhs375 for 10 sessions. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Until August 27. Metropolitan Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Monday 18 Hear a 50-piece choir The Dubai Vocal Ensemble collaborate with beat-boxin’ Shero. Dhs50. 7.30pm. The Fridge, Al Quoz (04 347 7793).
Tuesday 19 Check out the new T-shirt range at Gap This comfy new range features women and men’s T-shirts, tanks and more in plush fabrics and flattering fits. From Dhs55 to Dhs395. Gap, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 385 0988).
Tuesday 19 See the work of a Syrian photojournalist Ammar Abd Rabbo presents ‘Follow the Leader’, a series of rare photographs of Arab and international leaders and dictators. Free. Until July 12. Ayyam Gallery, Podium Level, Gate Village 3, DIFC (04 439 2395).
Tuesday 19 Go mango mad The new Mango Mania menu at Shiba delivers a three-course mango-themed dinner. Dhs160. 7pm-11pm. Until June 30. The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3111).
Tuesday 19 Cheap drinks and football Catch the final group-stage games of Euro 2012 at Trader Vic’s, where a bucket of five hops costs Dhs69. Offer valid during all games. Kick-off 10.45pm. Al Fattan Towers, Dubai Marina (04 399 8993).
Tuesday 19 Check out a fashionable new club night Combining fashion, art and music, European brand Glitz arrives in Dubai hotspot Alegra, fresh from dancefloors in Milan. 10.30pm-3am. Alegra, Murooj Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 2464 555).
Wednesday 20 See contemporary Persian calligraphy Iranian artist Fereydoon Omidi’s homage to Persian calligraphy features delicate large-scale works that play on the beauty of the ancient art form. Until September 10. XVA Gallery, Building 7, Gate Village, DIFC (04 358 5117).
Wednesday 20 Viva Italia! Take a tour of Italy at Sicilia restaurant, via regional specialities and a Vespa scooter (though sadly it doesn’t go anywhere). From Dhs35 (a la carte). Dhs170 (four-course set dinner). Daily 12.30pm-2.30pm, 7pm-11pm. Until July 15. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate (04 444 5613).
Wednesday 20 Take on a Tomahawk steak It’s an oldie but a goodie – order the 2kg Tomahawk steak at Terra Firma and finish it (and the fries) in an under an hour and you’ll eat for free. For the hungry, greedy, and bonkers. Free (if you finish), Dhs690 (if you don’t). 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Terra Firma, InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1111).