Thursday 13 Hear Lil Jon sing by the pool Grammy Award-winning rapper Lil Jon busts out his heyday hits at this poolside Nasimi bash – expect him to perform later in the evening. Support at this Palm Jumeirah party is provided by DJs Teddy Jam, Shero, David Craig, Josh, MC Money and more. Dhs200. 6pm-2am. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 200 4321).
Thursday 13 See African-inspired portraits Acclaimed Moroccan photographer Hassan Hajjaj pays homage to traditional African portraiture while celebrating present-day idols in his exhibition ‘My Rock Stars: Volume 1’. Until October 18. The Third Line, near The Courtyard, between Marlin Furniture and Spinneys, Al Quoz (04 341 1367).
Thursday 13 Watch haunting documentary Senna We’ve seen grown men burst into tears while watching this incredible documentary about the life of the late Brazilian F1 superstar Ayrton Senna. Catch this special screening – complete with free popcorn. Free. 7.30pm. Make Business Hub, Al Fattan House, Dubai Marina (04 392 9216).
Thursday 13 Get glitchy at a purists’ house night Expect to hear all manner of eclectic beats, glitches and drones at tech-house and minimal techno night Glitch. Dhs50. 9pm-3am. Silk Club, Grand Excelsior Hotel, Barsha (050 695 3797).
Thursday 13 Hear tunes from a hip-hop legend Ali Shaheed Muhammad, one-third of hip-hop trailblazers A Tribe Called Quest, flies in to spin for eclectic club night Deep Crates. Dhs125. 10pm-3am. Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha (04 399 6699).
Friday 14 Check out independent designers Traffic’s Fashion Weekend aims to support young and independent fashion designers, both home-grown and international. Visit the studio to buy menswear and womenswear and get an insight into the creative process. Noon-9pm. Until Saturday 15. Traffic, 179 Umm Suqeim Road, Al Quoz (04 347 0209).
Friday 14 Get a nose for grape The sommelier at Table 9 by Nick & Scott hosts a masterclass in grape, teaching guests all about the characteristics of this drink. An accessible yet very professional event. Dhs400. Wed, Fri 2pm-4pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira (O4 212 7551).
Friday 14 Sample a high-end oyster showcase It’s your last chance to try a selection of freshly shucked oysters from the Duchy of Cornwall in the UK, dished up at Raffles steakhouse Fire & Ice. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until September 14. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Friday 14 Mosh to some prog-metal rock UAE-based rockers EYE (which stands for ‘Empty Yard Experiment’) headline a bill of rock acts at The Music Room. It’s their last show before heading off for gigs in Europe. Dhs60. 8pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (056 799 6335).
Friday 14 Check out the talent at a jam night Maxx Music Bar & Grill has relaunched its popular musicians’ jam session on a Friday night. Head down to hear the on-stage talent. Free. 9pm-3am. Maxx Music Bar and Grill, Citymax Al Barsha (04 409 8000).
Saturday 15 Try SensAsia’s limited-edition recovery package Detox, repair and unwind with a recovery massage and Kerstin Florian organic mud wrap. Dhs485 for 90 minutes (normally Dhs775). Until October 31. SensAsia, Emirates Golf Club, www.sensasiaspas.com (04 417 9820).
Saturday 15 Celebrate a Korean gourmet festival Two award-winning chefs from the Grand Hyatt in Seoul create a special Korean menu. Dhs195 (soft drinks). Daily 12.30pm-3.30pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Until September 20. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).
Saturday 15 A sweet-toothed afternoon tea The new honey-themed afternoon tea at Plato’s serves pastries, scones, and lots of honey. Dhs135 (with two hot drinks), Dhs200 (glass of bubbly). Fri 2pm-5.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Saturday 15 Join a new badminton league Play in this fun, recreational badminton league open to men and women. Dhs50 per session; Dhs425 for ten weeks. 5pm. Collegiate American School, Umm Suqeim, www.duplays.com (055 224 0187).
Saturday 15 Jay-Z’s main man takes to the decks Urban night 411 Saturdays at People hosts Jay-Z’s official tour DJ, Young Guru. Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).
Sunday 16 See arty table displays ‘Tableaux Tables’, a French table art exhibition, showcases the products of 23 French designers and features ten tables with different settings, from an intimate supper to a high-energy breakfast. Until September 30. Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall (04 339 9933).
Sunday 16 Bag a breakfast bargain Start the day with a two-for-one breakfast deal at THE One Café. From Dhs31. 9am-11am. Until September 29. THE One, Beach Road (04 345 6687).
Sunday 16 Get your fill of noodles Head to Sukhothai for an all-you-can-eat evening of noodles, as well as a choice of curry and desserts. Dhs99. Daily 12.30pm-2.45pm, 7pm-11.45pm. Until September 30. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
Monday 17 Catch a comedy flick Will Ferrell plays a congressman in election-season comedy The Campaign, from Meet the Parents director Jay Roach. In cinemas across Dubai.
Monday 17 Enjoy weekday deals at Natural Healing Spa Get discounted foot reflexology from Sunday to Thursday, with the option to add a neck and shoulder massage for Dhs50. Dhs99 foot reflexology, Dhs149 with neck and shoulder massage. 10am-3pm. Ongoing. Natural Healing Spa, Al Wasl Road (04 348 3896).
Monday 17 Feast on the World BurJuman mall hosts its World Food Fest, featuring free entertainment including cooking demos, masterclasses and competitions. Free. 4pm-9pm. Until September 16. BurJuman, Trade Centre Road, Bur Dubai (04 352 0222).
Tuesday 18 Try bikram yoga Test a session at this new Media City studio. Dhs150 for 14 days unlimited classes (new students only). Timings vary. Concord Tower, Media City, www.rawryoga.com (04 423 2808).
Tuesday 18 Do business at speed Shiba introduces a speedy business lunch, with express set menu options. Dhs69-119. Sat-Thu 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. The Meydan Hotel, Al Meydan Road, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3424).
Wednesday 19 Sample seafood at Fazaris Fazaris launches a new seafood and sushi night, with a buffet selection, fresh from the market. The outdoor area offers views of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Foutain. Dhs195 (soft drinks). Dhs295 (house beverages). Wed, 6.30pm - 11pm. Ongoing. The Address Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Wednesday 19 Check out a new house night Former Chi resident Afroboogie launches a new night at this Bur Dubai hotspot. Free. 9pm-3am. Mansion, Melia Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 144 0753).