Models in the DJ booth, discount golf, half-priced food and more
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 30 See a model behind the decks at XL Ukrainian glamour model-turned-DJ Da Candy headlines Sweet Sensation, set to be the last big night before XL shuts for a refurb. Dhs150 (ladies free before 10pm). 6pm-3am. Habtoor Grand (056 640 6161).
Thursday 30 Enjoy golf discounts while you can The Els Club is still offering special discounts for societies and groups: the deal includes 18 holes of golf and a main course in the restaurant afterwards (with two selected drinks), plus golf cart, water, towels and tees. Dhs535 per person. Until September 30. The Els Club, Dubai Sports City (04 425 1000).
Thursday 30 Half-price eats at the Crowne Plaza Don’t miss your last chance to bag big discounts at the hotel’s food outlets: you’ll get 50 percent off your next visit at venues including Sakura, Oscar’s, Western Steakhouse, Al-Fresco, Cappuccino’s, Harvesters, Al Dana or Wagamama. Prices vary. Daily noon-8pm. Until August 31. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 276 963).
Thursday 30 Discount drinks on The Palm Aussie-themed favourite Bidi Bondi kicks off the weekend with its popular, laid-back happy hour, with drinks from Dhs25 for three hours. Free entry. 5pm-8pm. Ongoing. Al Manal Clubhouse, Palm Jumeirah (04 427 0515).
Thursday 30 Benoit & Sergio at Trilogy The German/US progressive duo, who specialise in progressive electro beats, headline Trilogy’s new in-house Thursday nights. Head down to discover what the fuss is about. Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).
Friday 31 Get training for the Cycle Challenge It’s the first training ride of the season: anyone interested in taking on the Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge later this year would do well to start training today with this 35km event. Dhs165 per person. From 6am. Old camel racing track, Meydan, Nad Al Sheba, www.premiermarathons.com (050 680 4528).
Friday 31 Chill at a wintry pool party Space Ibiza’s Jonathan Ulysses headlines the second of Nasimi’s winter-themed all-dayers. Before he takes to the decks at 10pm, expect a chilled pool party, complete with snowflakes. Free for ladies, Dhs50 for men before 7pm, Dhs100 after. 2pm-1am. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Friday 31 See Pakistan’s cricket team take on Australia Australia and Pakistan go head to head for this one-day international ahead of the T20 series. Dhs75-Dhs1,000. 6pm. Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi, www.timeouttickets.com.
Friday 31 Practise your air guitar with Conan Liquid DJ Conan Liquid guests at this indie night. Expect to hear guitar classics with a Nirvana theme, washed down with cheap drinks. Dhs100; free for ladies before midnight. 10.30pm-3am. Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha (04 399 6699).
Saturday September 1 Play golf at The Track Meydan’s relatively new nine-hole course offers excellent value, and it’s open from 6.30am. From Dhs103.50. 6.30am-sunset. Ongoing. The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3733).
Saturday September 1 Enjoy fashionable tea at Raffles The hotel’s fashion-inspired afternoon tea gets a makeover for the new season, taking its inspiration from the autumn catwalks. Dhs199 (for two), Dhs399 (with bubbly). Daily 2pm-7pm. Ongoing. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Saturday September 1 Sup affordable drinks with a view The Observatory is offerings selected drinks from Dhs20 – a great supplement to the impressive views from the 52nd floor. Sat-Tue 5pm-10pm; Wed-Fri 5pm-8pm. Ongoing. Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Dubai Marina (04 319 4000).
Saturday September 1 Saturday salsa fever Hear salsa and Latin from DJ Udia early on, with R&B, Reggaetron and house later from DJ Diego. Free entry; lessons Dhs40. 8.30pm-3am. Malecon, Dubai Marine Beach Resort (04 34 61111).
Sunday 2 See a group photo show George Shahda from Syria and Peppe Tuccillo from Italy come together in this photo exhibition. Shahda reveals the intriguing human presence of his compositions, while Tuccillo unveils his eye for detail. Until September 30. Art Couture, Al Badia Golf Club, Festival City (04 601 0101).
Sunday 2 See Colin Farrell step into Arnie’s shoes The Irish actor plays Arnold Schwarzenegger’s role in the remake of ’80s sci-fi classic Total Recall. In cinemas across Dubai.
Sunday 2 Learn to communicate more effectively Sign up for ‘The ABC for NLP’, a workshop that introduces ‘neurolinguistic programming’, which aims to help you become a better communicator. Dhs150. From 6pm. Al Wasl, www.meetup.com (no number).
Sunday 2 Feast on oysters at Fire & Ice The steakhouse’s new autumn menu showcases oysters from locations in the UK and France in a selection of sauces. Prices vary. 7pm-11.30pm. Until September 14. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Monday 3 Visit Kate Spade’s new store at MOE The store stocks bags, leather goods, fashion and gadget accessories, jewellery and shoes. Get down there for a taste of the Big Apple. Kate Spade, Mall of the Emirates (04 354 9946).
Monday 3 Shoot some hoops Start dribbling: join Duplays’ Alley Oop Basketball League. Dhs475 per person. 7pm-10.30pm. Dubai International Academy, Emirates Living, email@example.com (055 224 0187).
Monday 3 Say olé at Café M Café M’s tapas night is back, with hot and cold tapas and Spanish mixed-grape beverages. Dhs149 (selected drinks). Sat-Mon 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Tueday 4 See art inspired by Africa Czech artist Radu Tesaro presents 20 oil-on-canvas works influenced by her travels to Africa and the Middle East. Until September 15. Artinhouse, Mövenpick Deira (04 336 6000).
Tueday 4 Get free grape at Oeno Buy two glasses of grape and receive the rest of the bottle for free. Prices vary. 6pm-1am. Ongoing. The Westin Dubai (04 511 7136).
Tueday 4 Sample European grub at The Talk These new Riviera nights showcase a selection of southern European cuisine. Dhs165 (soft drinks). Dhs225 (selected beverages). 6.30pm-11pm. Until November 30. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach (04 449 8888).
Wednesday 5 Work out in a night club Specialist Steve Boedt leads a zumba class – in the middle of a top night club. Dhs60. 7pm-9pm. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com.
Wednesday 5 Eat right at Fountain The new ‘food for life’ promotion offers a menu of healthy and nutritious dishes, designed to boost general well being. Dhs120 (soft drinks). Dhs175 (house beverages). Wed, 7pm-10.30pm. Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).