Evanescence, Euro 2012 quarter-finals, foam party and more
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 21 Hear the ‘king of Space’ spin British DJ and Ibiza veteran Steve Lawler – nicknamed for his regular stints at Ibiza superclub Space – returns to Dubai for a set at Madinat Jumeirah hotspot Trilogy. Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).
Thursday 21 Grab your mask for a Venetian masquerade party Expect arty projections, surreal sights and masks (obviously) at this one-off Armani bash. Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).
Thursday 21 Summer starts now at BiCE The seafood restaurant introduces a new lunch menu for summer. The three-course set menu includes minestrone, buffalo mozzarella, lamb, salmon and tiramisu. Dhs150. Daily 12.30pm-3.30pm. Until August 31. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah (04 318 2520).
Thursday 21 Watch the Euro 2012 quarter-finals The knockout games start today, with Group A’s winners taking on Group B’s runners-up. From Dhs50 (voucher spend for food and beverage). 7pm-2am for 10.45pm kick-off. Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 406 8706).
Thursday 21 Splash around with the girls at Wild Wadi’s ladies’ nights Ladies’ night has returned to Wild Wadi: every Thursday and Friday until Ramadan and every Thursday during the Holy Month, women (and boys under eight) will have the run of the park. Sorry, gents. Dhs205. Thu-Fri 8pm-1am. Until August 31. Wild Wadi, Umm Suqeim, www.jumeirah.com (04 348 4444).
Friday 22 Nike Run Club’s Summer Special The running season isn’t over, according to Nike’s Run Club coaches. This week and next will be the third and fourth instalments of the club’s free four-week early-morning run. Free. From 6am. Safa Park, Gate 2, www.facebook.com/nikerunningmiddleeast.
Friday 22 Get soapy at a foam party It seems the people at Nasimi were just fibbing when they held a closing party a few weeks back – but with the adolescent kicks of a ‘Get Wet’ foam party to look forward, all is forgiven. Free for ladies, Dhs50 for men before 4pm, Dhs100 after. From noon. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 200 4321).
Friday 22 Rock out your angst to Evanescence The 20-million-selling rock band make their Dubai debut. Expect rampant displays of communal angst-relief from the city’s teens. Dhs295-595. 6pm-midnight. Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre, www.timeouttickets.com
Friday 22 Indulge in Indian treats This theme night at KGrill features Indian food from the buffet, plus themed music and even free henna painting and hand massages. Dhs175 (soft drinks), Dhs350 (house beverages), Dhs85 for children under 13. 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 5999).
Friday 22 Grills and tunes at Ember Head to this Downtown venue for an evening of Brazilian barbecue and a live band. Dhs180 (soft drinks), Dhs245 (selected house beverages). Fri 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8999).
Saturday 23 A discounted detox at Aroma Spa Book three sessions of Ionithermie body detox and get a free 50-minute body massage worth Dhs350. Dhs450 (trial session). Until June 30. Aroma Spa, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah (04 304 8081).
Saturday 23 Cheer participants in the Dubai Desert Road Run Summer Scorcher Take part or give the runners some support as they tackle a 10km course around private roads near The Sevens stadium. Dhs70 per person. From 6am. The Sevens stadium, Dubai-Al Ain Road (Route 66), www.premiermarathons.com (04 425 0211).
Saturday 23 View short films in Alserkal Avenue London-based mini film festival Future Shorts is screening some great short films, including the Oscar-nominated A Morning Stroll. Free. 7pm. Satellite, Warehouse C16, Alserkal Avenue (04 347 0209).
Sunday 24 Get your groom on Gents: try a classic shave, quick shave, haircut or scalp shave using products from the Hommage skincare range. From Dhs99 for a haircut. Ongoing. Raffles Spa, Raffles Dubai (04 314 9869).
Sunday 24 Get tangoed! Head to Asado for a three-course dinner and an evening of tango – you can have a lesson or just watch (if you’re shy). Dhs290. 7pm-11.30pm (tango starts at 9.30pm). Ongoing. The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).
Sunday 24 Hear every celebrity’s favourite DJ Kevin O’Leary has spun for the Beckhams, Madonna, Jay-Z, The Rolling Stones and Gwen Stefani – now he plays for you at Dubai’s most exclusive club. Free (guestlist and reservations only). 11pm-3am. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).
Monday 25 See Tom Cruise sing Def Leppard classics Everyone’s favourite Burj-climber belts out hit tunes in new musical Rock of Ages. In cinemas across town.
Monday 25 Enjoy Wimbledon with strawberries and cream The Rivington Grill is offering specials inspired by the world’s oldest tennis tournament. Dishes from Dhs35. Daily noon-11pm. Until July 8. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0903); Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6464).
Tuesday 26 Sample The Spa’s summer package The Spa’s ‘Summer Sojourn’ package features a Nepalese tea exfoliation followed by a relaxing aromatherapy massage and a booster facial. Dhs490 for 90 minutes. Until July 14. The Spa, The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7424).
Tuesday 26 Thiptara’s grape match Head to this Thai venue for a four-course set menu and grape pairing. Dhs350. 7pm-11.30pm. The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 428 7961).
Tuesday 26 Hear classic ’80s heavy metal Jon Oliva, the heavyweight frontman of US metal gods Savatage, lands in Dubai for a riff-tastic tribute to the band’s ’80s heyday. Dhs225 (advance). 7.30pm. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.timeouttickets.com
Tuesday 26 Try Chi’s renamed P.H.A.T. ladies’ night Chi likes to keep things fresh: its ladies’ night has changed names more times than we’ve had hot dinners. Dhs75 (free for ladies). 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Al Nasr Leisureland (04 337 9470).
Wednesday 27 Free hydrotherapy with a massage Book a traditional Thai massage at Natural Elements Spa and you’ll also get a free circulation-enhancing hydrotherapy session during your visit. Dhs250. Until June 30. Natural Elements Spa, Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2550).
Wednesday 27 Learn to share Enjoy a dinner of Italian deli-inspired sharing plates with the new four-course ‘Taste of Peck’ menu at Armani/Peck. Dishes include ossobuco alla Milanese and orecchiette with seafood ragout. Dhs240 (four courses), Dhs120 for children under ten. Wed 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Armani Hotel Dubai, Downtown Burj Khalifa (04 888 3444).
Wednesday 27 Be an early bird The ‘dine before nine’ deal lets you have an early but bargain dinner at one of four Jumeirah Zabeel Saray restaurants. Dhs120 (three courses at Al Nafoorah), Dhs180 (three courses at Amala, Lalevar or Vôi). Daily 7pm-9pm. Until July 20. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).