Thursday 5 Swing for cheap at Dubai Creek Golf Club Get discounts on one-month unlimited driving range and par 3 access, or hone your skills with summer lessons for less. From Dhs695 (unlimited par 3 and driving range access). Until September 30. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira, email@example.com (04 380 1234).
Thursday 5 Hear a Pilipinas Got Talent winner Jovit Baldivino performs popular (yet conflicting) tunes such as ‘Too Much Love Will Kill You’ and ‘I’d Do Anything For Love’ – as well as ‘Dahil Mahal Kita’, the theme tune to Filipino TV soap Guns and Roses. Dhs60-120. 7pm. Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha, www.timeouttickets.com.
Thursday 5 Last call to board Bateaux Dubai Sail off down Dubai Creek aboard this floating restaurant and enjoy a four-course dinner at a reduced summer price. It’s your last chance before it closes until September. Dhs245 (one drink and four courses), Dhs345 (grape, hops and four courses). 7.45pm-11pm. Until July 21. Dubai Creek, opposite British Embassy, Bur Dubai (04 399 4994).
Thursday 5 Groove to deep reggae tunes The Deep Crates Cartel are hosting their second reggae and dubfest, entitled Drop Dread. Expect deep grooves from DJ Lobito and the team. Free. 9pm-3am. Casa Latina, Ibis Hotel Al Barsha (04 399 6699).
Thursday 5 Do you dig DJ legend John Digweed? The British trailblazer – known for bringing progressive house into the mainstream – plays for Taboo at Trilogy. Dhs150. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).
Friday 6 Make the most of Dubai Summer Surprises at Amara Spa Try the Dead Sea salt scrub followed by a Swedish massage and a customised Anne Semonin facial, then enjoy a healthy meal from the spa menu. Dhs700 (normally Dhs1,400). Until July 14. Amara Spa, Park Hyatt, Deira (04 602 1234).
Friday 6 Go all-American Mark US Independence Day (admittedly two days late) with a celebratory brunch at Warehouse, featuring US classics such as cheeseburgers, hotdogs, spicy wings and apple and pumpkin pie. Dhs199 (house beverages). Dhs299 (premium beverages and bubbly). 1pm-4pm. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2560).
Friday 6 Cast off on one last boat party In what will be Sunstroke’s final party of the season, four top DJs are lined up to spin on the high seas. Dhs350 (including beverages and snacks). 6pm-10pm. Dubai Marina Yacht Club West Dock, Dubai Marina (050 600 9928).
Friday 6 Hear a famous Indian rock band Hailing from Kochi, rockers Motherjane have picked up numerous awards during their 16-year career. Rock out to hits including last year’s ‘No Contest’. Dhs80. 8pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (056 799 6355).
Friday 6 AudiOasis team up with GlobalFunk Expect epic drum’n’bass and dubstep as these two club nights come together. Free (before 1am), Dhs50 (including one drink after 1am). 9pm-3am. Catwalk, The Golden Tulip, Barsha (056 734 1961).
Saturday 7 See new flick The Amazing Spider-Man After crafting three of the biggest superhero films ever made, the team behind Spider-Man has gone back to the drawing board with a new plot and a new star – Andrew Garfield – for The Amazing Spider-Man. In cinemas across Dubai.
Saturday 7 A weekend spa treat in Jebel Ali Enjoy a 60-minute massage or foot reflexology at The Spa. The price also includes lunch at La Fontana Restaurant, plus beach access. Dhs495 per person. Until July 31. The Spa, Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa (04 814 5810).
Saturday 7 Feed your kids for free Take kids aged under 14 to The Track Restaurant and you won’t pay a dirham for their dinner. From Dhs47 (adult main courses), free for children under 14. 8am-10.30pm. Ongoing. Meydan Golf, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3780).
Saturday 7 See the light at Hoi An The Vietnamese restaurant celebrates its lantern festival with a six-course set menu. Dhs299 (soft drinks), Dhs399 (grape pairing). 7pm-midnight. Until July 15. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).
Sunday 8 Get fruity at Certo Enjoy an unusual culinary concept with a three-course lunch focusing on wild berries. Prices vary. Daily noon-3.30pm. Until July 15. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Sunday 8 Start the week with a new happy hour Beat the back-to-work blues with a new ‘After Hours’ discount at The Ivy, where three drinks or a bottle of grape are Dhs99 for two hours. Free entry. 5pm-7pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8767).
Sunday 8 Try your hand at the Tomahawk Challenge If you can finish 2kg of rib-eye steak and 300g of chips in an hour, you won’t have to pay. Free, or Dhs690 if you don’t complete the challenge. Daily 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Terra Firma, InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Monday 9 Buy a watch designed by Moby Swatch has teamed up with the likes of artist Mathieu Mercier and musician Moby to produce timepieces designed by the creative stars. Various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 341 4453).
Monday 9 Learn kickboxing at Dubai Ladies Club Karina Benseman, a former New Zealand female fighter, teaches Muay Thai. Dhs50 (non members), Dhs40 (DLC members). From 11am. Ongoing. The Wellness Centre, Dubai Ladies Club (04 349 9922).
Monday 9 Viva Italia! Try a selection of Italian favourites at Fresh restaurant’s weekly Italian night. Dishes from Dhs99. 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Golden Tulip Al Barsha (04 501 6181).
Tuesday 10 Take a tour of world curries Head to Chef’s House for a selection of spicy dishes from Japan, Bangladesh, Mauritius and more. Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs180 (house beverages). 7pm-11pm. Until July 19. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Tuesday 10 See the opening night of Cats Andrew Lloyd Webber’s award-winning musical starts a four-day run today. Stalls Dhs150, balcony Dhs130. 8pm. Until July 14. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates (04 341 4777).
Tuesday 10 Hit a ladies’ night One of the hottest Tuesday nights in town, with free drinks for ladies before 1am. Free entry. 10.30pm-1am. Amika, The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 354 4005).
Wednesday 11 Take advantage of free pampering at Ahasees Spa Try one of Ahasees Spa’s award-winning treatments – the golden rich massage or the cool stone facial – and get a free a 30-minute wrap and 30-minute body polish. From Dhs630 for 90-minute facial. Until July 31. Ahasees Spa, Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2333).
Wednesday 11 Free Ramadan etiquette workshops Aimed at non-Arab expats in Dubai, the Eton Institute is holding a free two-hour etiquette workshop to help make sure residents are enlightened on the dos and don’ts of Ramadan – a great way to better understand local culture. Free. 4pm-6pm. Eton Institute, Knowledge Village, www.eton.ac (800 3866).