Catch the Dark Knight on IMAX or play in a golf tournament
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 16 The Dark Knight Rises at Meydan Meydan officially launches its huge IMAX screen with a showing of one of the biggest movies of the year, which premieres at cinemas across Dubai this evening. Dhs60. Meydan, Nad al Sheba, www.meydanimax.com (800 4629).
Thursday 16 Get walking at Mall of the Emirates This indoor walking club meets five times a week to stroll up and down the giant shopping hub. Free. Sun-Thu 8.30am. Ongoing. Meet at Nike store, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 9000).
Thursday 16 Dubai Aquarium’s membership deal Guests who buy an Ultimate Aquarium Package can pay an extra Dhs100 to upgrade to an annual membership, which offers unlimited visits to the aquarium. Current members can renew their membership for Dhs200. Dhs100 for ultimate aquarium package. Until the end of Ramadan. Open daily 10am-1am. Dubai Aquarium, The Dubai Mall (04 448 5200).
Thursday 16 Take a tour of the Levant Park Hyatt venue Café Arabesque is hosting Levantine buffets every Thursday (and Friday) evening. Ideal for a family outing, you can try dishes from Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. Dhs139 (soft drinks). 6pm-midnight. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
Thursday 16 A Turkish take on iftar Popular JBR venue Kösebasi offers a traditional Turkish iftar, which includes dishes such as kebabs, lahmacun, künefe and more. Dhs139; Dhs69 for children under ten. Sunset-9pm. The Walk at JBR (04 4393 788). Other location: Mirdif City Centre (04 284 0285).
Friday 17 Gents: buy winter threads at Diesel The autumn/winter 2012 collection from urban fashion brand features biker-chic industrial-style boots, fitted blazers, bulky utility jackets and relaxed slacks in typically unstructured fabrics. Dhs80 to Dhs9,950. Ongoing. Various locations including Deira City Centre (04 295 0792).
Friday 17 Play in Al Badia’s golf tournament This open golf competition takes place today and tomorrow. Day one starts with a pairs Betterball round, followed by a gala dinner and a stay in the InterContinental. Day two features the pairs Texas scramble, followed by a presentation. From Dhs750 per person (non-members). From 2pm. Dubai Festival City (04 601 0101).
Friday 17 Churrasco at Ember Grill & Lounge Try churrasco (aka Brazilian-style barbecue) at this popular evening event, where skewers of beef and seafood are carved at your table. Dhs180 (soft drinks). Fri 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 438 8999).
Friday 17 Test your cricket skills Gather a team and enter this Dubai Sports World cricket cup, run by coaching academy Max Talent. Each team can register eight players. The second leg will take place on Sunday August 19 from 9am to 7pm. Dhs1,000 per team. 9pm-1am. Until August 19. Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 283 1705).
Saturday 18 Submit your holiday snaps for More’s photo competition More Café is running a contest in which UAE residents (adults, teens and kids) are invited to submit photos that embody the theme ‘summer fun’. Prizes include a digital photo course, a brunch and an afternoon tea. Closing date August 30. www.ductac.org/more.
Saturday 18 See falcons at The Dubai Mall Visit The Souk and Arabian Court to check out falconry pros and traditional performances. Free. 10am-midnight Until August 25. The Dubai Mall (800 38224 6255).
Saturday 18 Support a family The Red Crescent always welcomes donations and financial support to help those in need, including families in the UAE. Donate up to Dhs1,000 a month to help the cause. Ongoing. firstname.lastname@example.org (800 733).
Saturday 18 Dine like Marco Polo this evening Flavours on Two has introduced a week-long series of ‘Around the World’ themed buffet nights. Today offers flavours of the Silk Road. Prices vary. Daily 9pm-11.30pm. Until August 21. Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 312 2202).
Sunday 19 Watch some ’80s-style action silliness Sly Stallone’s troupe of ’80s action heroes are back for thrill-a-minute action capers in The Expendables 2, starring (deep breath) Arnie, Jason Statham, Bruce Willis, Jet Li, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris and more. In cinemas across Dubai.
Sunday 19 Calm your mind at a relaxation workshop Learn the art of staying calm and managing your anxiety at this workshop. Dhs200. 6.30pm-10pm. Al Wasl Road, www.meetup.com/dubai-personal-development (no number).
Sunday 19 Dining in the round Tuck into the Arabian buffet at Al Dawaar – the only revolving restaurant in Dubai. Dhs180 (lunch), Dhs250 (dinner); half price for children aged six to 12. 6.30pm-midnight. Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
Sunday 19 Unusual eats at Kiza Try a three-course set menu at this new African venue. From Dhs165 (three courses). Sunset-3am. Ongoing. Oud Metha (04 334 4159).
Monday 20 See up-and-coming local artists ‘Made In Tashkeel’ is a group exhibition that showcases the work of local artists, Tashkeel members, workshop participants and recent exhibiting artists across a variety of mediums. Until August 30. Tashkeel, near Nad Al Sheba police station (04 336 3313).
Monday 20 Go bowling for less Head to Dubai International Bowling Centre during the week for discounted rates when you play before 4pm. Dhs10 per person. 9am-4pm. Ongoing. Near Century Mall, Al Mamzar, www.dubaibowlingcentre.com (04 296 9222).
Monday 20 Save on steaks American steakhouse Ruth’s Chris is offering two for one on main courses every evening. From Dhs199. Daily sunset- 11.30pm. The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8666); The Address Dubai Marina (04 454 9538).
Tuesday 21 Try a Moroccan culinary treat Head to Almaz by Momo to celebrate the public holiday with a five-course menu of North African cooking. Dhs175. Noon-11.45pm. Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 8877).
Tuesday 21 Treat yourself at the Terrace The raw bar at this swanky venue offers a fantastic selection of delicacies, including organically farmed imperial caviar. From Dhs650 per 30g. Fri-Sat sunset-1.30am. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai (04 317 2222).
Tuesday 21 Take a bikram yoga class at Club Stretch Bikram (hot) yoga expert Club Stretch has opened a studio in Dubai Marina. Dhs70 per class, Dhs120 introductory package with unlimited classes for ten consecutive days. 7pm-8.30pm. Ongoing. Marina View Towers (04 345 2131).
Wednesday 22 Azur Spa on Wheelz summer offer Book an Azur Spa full-body massage and Azur Spa luxury facial for less this month, and you’ll also get a free body scrub. Massage and facial Dhs450 (normally Dhs670). Ladies only. Until August 31. Azur Spa on Wheelz, various locations, www.azurspa.com (04 447 5284).
Wednesday 22 A bespoke dinner at Wok In This promotion allows you to choose from a selection of ingredients and create whatever one-off rice or noodle based main course takes your fancy. Dhs99 (food only). Wed 6pm-midnight. Ongoing. Mövenpick Deira (800 33472).