Watch breakdancers bust some moves or see something kinky ...
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 12 Head over to Kinky Malinki Longstanding British house brand Kinky Malinki flies out resident DJ Grant Richard for one night on the decks. Expect an energy-filled evening on the main dancefloor. Free (before midnight), Dhs100 (after). 10pm-3am. Zinc, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 151 5609).
Thursday 12 Catch Sneaky Sound System Former Sandancers Sneaky Sound System play a more intimate set to round up the year for Access All Areas. Dhs100; free for ladies before midnight. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (056 603 7961).
Thursday 12 Watch the Dubai Football Championship finals Don’t know what to do with yourself now that Euro 2012 fever is over? Head down to watch international masters tackle competitors from across the Middle East in this indoor five-a-side championship. Catch the semi-finals and finals today. Dhs50. From 7pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, www.timeouttickets.com.
Thursday 12 Have a bonne soirée! Get ahead of the Bastille day celebrations with Soirée Souvenir de France, the regular French themed evening at Bistro Madeleine. Dhs185 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (house red and white). Thu 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Thursday 12 Go mad to some seminal techno Influential Detriot techno pioneers Inner City wind things up for top electronic night Taboo. Free. 9pm-3am. Casa Latina, Ibis Hotel, Al Barsha (04 399 6699).
Friday 13 Discover the art of the artichoke Learn all there is to know about cooking with artichokes in a four hour class at Armani/Ristorante. Then devour your labours with a three-course lunch, paired with grape. Dhs700 (Dhs1,000 per couple). 10am-2pm. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Friday 13 Vive la France! Celebrate the eve of Bastille Day with a special brunch full of classic French dishes at AOC French Brasserie. Dhs195 (food only), Dh295 (selected beverages). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach (04 448 4870).
Friday 13 Compete in Dubai Sports World’s basketball tournaments Dubai Sports World is hosting three-on-three men’s and women’s indoor basketball tournaments. Dhs100 per individual, Dhs250 per team. Fri 11am-3pm (women’s); 4pm-7pm (men’s). Dubai World Trade Centre, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Friday 13 See break-dancers bust some moves The UAE B-boy and street art scene come together for Build, an evening of urban dance and hip-hop battles for a good cause. Free. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Thejamjar, behind Dubai Garden Centre, Al Quoz (04 341 7303).
Friday 13 Check out some Ill Communications Ill Communications wrap the season up at Trilogy with a showcase from Germany’s Mobilee Records starring sets from Martin Landsky and And.Id. Dhs100. 9am-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6917).
Saturday 14 Get your finances in order at Mall of the Emirates Mini personal finance exhibition Moneysouq brings together consumers and leading names within the financial industry. Browse deals, offers and products. Until July 16. North Galleria, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 9000).
Saturday 14 Get creative over Saturday brunch Tuck in to brunch and try your hand at cooking too. This month’s ‘generation creation’ brunch at Mazina restaurant looks at fatayer pastries. Dhs195 (soft drinks). 12.30pm-3.30pm. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
Saturday 14 Dubai Golf summer series: fixture two This second fixture takes place on the course at Dubai Creek, and is open to all golfers with a valid handicap. Dhs375 (visitor), Dhs275 (Emirates Golf Federation member). Shotgun starts 1.30pm. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira, email@example.com (04 380 1234).
Saturday 14 Pretend you’re watching U2 Point of View play a two-hour tribute to Irish rockers U2 to conclude Irish Village’s Hop Fest. Dhs80. 8pm-10pm. The Irish Village, Garhoud www.timeouttickets.com.
Saturday 14 Hit a ladies’ night Rosso boasts one of the city’s few Saturday ladies’ nights, with two free mixed drinks. Free. 9pm-midnight. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, Dubai Marina (04 428 3088).
Sunday 15 Work on your photography skills Kill some time and learn a new skill while you’re at it. Pink Pepper Photography is holding five-day beginner and intermediate classes throughout July. Dhs800 Sunday July 15 to Thursday August 2. For more information, timings, and to register call 04 434 0437.
Sunday 15 See a film made by Oliver Stone’s son The son of legendary director Oliver, Sean Stone, presents his first major picture, Graystone – a horror set in an insane asylum – to Dubai audiences. In cinemas across town.
Sunday 15 Escape to Africa KIZA restaurant introduces Swagger Sundays, an evening that offers an African-themed set menu, half-price bottles of grape and music from DJ Tribe. Dhs165 (three-courses). Dhs265 (three-courses with grape pairing). 6pm-3am. Ongoing. The Lodge, Oud Metha (04 334 4159).
Sunday 15 Hear a troupe of harps A group of five harpists play everything from classical to ragtime at a free gig for world peace. Free. 7.30pm. The Fridge, Al Quoz (04 347 7793).
Monday 16 Show you mean business at Zuma Head to Zuma for their award-winning lunch, and choose between two or four courses. Dhs62 (two courses), Dhs120 (four courses). Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. DIFC (04 425 5660).
Monday 16 Take a journey to the soul: a spiritual seminar This workshop aims to tap into the purpose of life. Dhs100. 7pm-9pm. Illuminations, 409, Fortune Executive towers, Cluster T, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 448 7043).
Monday 16 Be the early bird Take advantage of Jumeirah Zabeel Saray’s dine before nine deal for a gourmet bargain. Dhs120 (three courses at Al Nafoorah), Dhs180 (three courses at Amala, Lalezar or Vôi). 7pm-9pm. Until July 20. Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Tuesday 17 Get down at Catwalk Gritty nightclub Catwalk in Golden Tulip turns over a new leaf with this blinged-up urban night from the Hot2Def team, called #PingMe. Free. 9pm-3am. Catwalk, Golden Tulip, Barsha (050 264 8394).
Wednesday 18 Have a make-up lesson at a new studio Take a one-day ‘Every Essential Make-up Course’ at Illumin8 this summer, or opt for one-on-one coaching from beauty expert and make-up artist Kate Goodwin. Taster sessions from Dhs300. Ongoing. Illumin8, 402, Fortune Executive Towers, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, www.illumin8makeupstudio.com (050 872 8374).
Wednesday 18 Go mad on a Wednesday! Expect a lively dancefloor at Chi’s last ‘mad’ Wednesday of the season (and there’s free drinks for ladies). Dhs75, ladies free. 10pm-3am. Al Nasr Leisureland (04 337 9470).