Rhodes Mezzanine birthday, Australia v Pakistan and more
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 5 Ladies: learn to ice-skate Dubai Ice Rink offers women-only classes every Wednesday evening, with female coaches taking on students aged six and above. Dhs550 per person for five group lessons (includes entry to public session after class). Ongoing. 12.15pm-12.45pm. Dubai Ice Rink, The Dubai Mall, www.dubaiicerink.com (04 448 5111).
Wednesday 5 Work out in a nightclub Dance specialist Steve Boedt leads a Zumba class – in the middle of a club. Head along to learn fun aerobic moves mixed with Latin-style dance steps. Dhs60. 7pm-9pm. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com
Wednesday 5 Eat right at The Fountain The restaurant’s new ‘food for life’ promotion offers a menu of healthy and nutritious dishes designed to boost general wellbeing. Dhs120 (soft drinks). Dhs175 (house beverages). 7pm-10.30pm. Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).
Wednesday 5 Watch chefs do battle at Nineteen The Emirates Hills venue hosts a culinary fight between some of Dubai’s top chefs, each aiming to make the best dishes from the same staple ingredient. As well as the entertainment factor, you can also sample some of their food. Dhs275 (soft drinks), Dhs355 (house beverages). 7.30pm-10.30pm. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Wednesday 5 Hone your salsa skills at Blends Head to Blends’ Havana night, where instructor Aloy Junco offers free salsa lessons for all. There are also free Cuban drinks for ladies. Free. Ongoing. 9pm-10pm. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
Thursday 6 Spoil yourself with a two-hour ‘nature’s best’ package at Senso Start with a milky vanilla bath to smooth the skin, followed by a scrub to improve circulation and reduce cellulite. You’ll then enjoy a tension-release back and leg massage, rounded off with a strawberry facial mask. Dhs495. Until September 30. Senso Wellness Centre, Radisson Blu Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Thursday 6 Wish Rhodes Mezzanine a happy birthday Gary Rhodes’s restaurant marks its fifth birthday by serving a special five-course celebratory menu. Dhs500 for five courses. 7pm-11.30pm. Until September 8. Grosvenor House Dubai, Tower One, Dubai Marina (04 317 6000).
Thursday 6 A night out at N’Dulge with Kissy Sell Out DJ and producer Kissy (aka Thomas Bisdee) launches the new Our Own night. Dhs100; free for ladies before midnight. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (056 603 7961).
Thursday 6 Superstar DJ Sasha is in town The Welsh DJ and legendary house forefather makes a welcome return to Dubai at Trilogy’s new self-branded nights. Dhs150. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).
Friday 7 Meet monstrous Indian fish at The Lost Chambers Meet India’s notorious giant devil catfish, named for its size, prehistoric-shaped body and a mouth full of jagged teeth. It’s part of a celebration of all things Indian, with traditional sweets and crafts. Dhs100, free for children under 11 when accompanied by an adult. Open daily 10am-10pm. The Lost Chambers, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 1030).
Friday 7 A lesson in grape at Gaucho Diners at this high-end steakhouse can now enjoy a free mini masterclass in the grape room, hosted by Gaucho’s sommelier. Free for diners. Thu-Fri 11.30am-2am. Ongoing. Gate Village, DIFC (04 422 7898).
Friday 7 Will the Aussies defeat Pakistan? Tickets for this hotly contested T20 cricket series are great value: the perfect opportunity to see two great international cricketing teams in action. Tickets from Dhs40. Doors open 6pm, match starts 8pm. Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Sports City, www.timeouttickets.com
Friday 7 Brazilian Independence Day party Celebrate at Warehouse, where DJ Anderson Lima spins authentic tunes. Here’s hoping for some Gilberto Gil. Free (ladies), Dhs50 (men). 10.30pm-1.30am. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 217 0000).
Saturday 8 See crocodiles at The Dubai Mall New underwater crocodiles are now on show in the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, in a show entitled ‘Crocodylia’. From Dhs55. Open Sun-Wed 10am-10pm, Thu-Sat 10am-midnight. Until September 30. Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, The Dubai Mall (800 38224 6255).
Saturday 8 Late breakfast at Nezesaussi This Aussie, Kiwi and South African-themed pub serves breakfast at lunchtime, so you can enjoy a lie-in without missing your fry-up. Dhs65. Fri-Sat, noon-4pm. Ongoing. Al Manzil Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 428 5888).
Saturday 8 Sing along to classic Beatles tunes Tonight is your last chance to catch Beatles tribute The Fab Four at the Madinat. Dhs185. 7pm. First Group Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com
Saturday 8 A bling-tastic new night Calling itself Money $wag Power, there’s nothing subtle about this new urban-fest. Guestlist only. 9pm-3am. Velvet Underground, Royal Ascot Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 508 5260).
Sunday 9 Try a Japanese speciality at Minato The restaurant is offering a six-course menu centred around shiogama yaki: beef cooked in a sea-salt crust. Dhs230 (six courses). Daily 12.30pm-3pm, 7pm-11pm. Until October 31. Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Sunday 9 Swagger at Kiza Another new club night, Swagger Sundays, promises African beats alongside Western hip-hop. Free. 6pm-3am. Kiza Restaurant & Lounge, The Lodge, Oud Metha (04 334 4159).
Monday 10 See Nic Cage’s latest on-screen caper Nicholas Cage has 12 hours to find a US$10 million dollar ransom and save his kidnapped daughter. Expect gung-ho fun. In cinemas from Thursday September 6.
Monday 10 Eat like a king at Benjarong Sample new noodle dishes inspired by recipes from the royal palaces of Thailand. From Dhs60. Daily noon-3pm, 7pm-11pm. Until October 31. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).
Tuesday 11 Repair your muscles at Jebel Ali Spa Enjoy a Swedish, European, Thai or Balinese massage for less – why not get out of town and make a day of it? Dhs450 for 120 minutes. Until September 30. The Spa, Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa (04 814 5810).
Tuesday 11 Check out Hatty Pedder’s quirky works The British artist’s latest exhibition, entitled ‘Jhakaas!’ features colourful illustrations that celebrate India’s buzzing capital, Mumbai. Until October 31. Mojo Gallery, Al Serkal Avenue, Street 8, Al Quoz 1 (04 323 6367).
Tuesday 11 Make friends with Belgian Beer Café Facebook fans of the TECOM venue who RSVP to this event via the site will receive a 20 percent discount today. Prices vary. Noon-1am. Grand Millennium Dubai, TECOM (04 429 9999).
Tuesday 11 Go veggie at Amala The swish Indian venue is now offering a special vegetarian menu. Dhs180. 6pm-1am. Ongoing. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, The Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).