Sunstroke's new home and Blue Marlin's reopening party
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 20 Sunstroke has a new home Beach party brand Sunstroke launches a new night on solid ground at Club Silk. Free for men before 11pm, women before midnight and Face Card holders; Dhs100 for men after 11pm and women after midnight. Grand Excelsior Hotel, Barsha (055 750 7882).
Thursday 20 View vibrant artworks from South Asia Pakistani artist Shazly Khan presents bold, detailed canvases exploring women’s lives. Until October 19. NM Art Gallery, The House of Zunn Showroom, Jumeirah Beach Road (050 626 5270).
Thursday 20 Get discounts on mesotherapy at Aesthetics International Mesotherapy involves injecting ‘nourishment’ into the skin to rejuvenate the cells. Get 20 percent off your second session of under-eye treatment or Mesoglow facial during September. Dhs350 per session for dark circle treatment, Dhs600 for facial. Until September 30. Aesthetics International, Al Wasl Road (04 346 9888).
Thursday 20 Dine on dim sum at The China Club This great-value deal offers traditional fried and steamed dim sum, noodles and rice dishes, plus unlimited flavoured iced teas. Dhs99. Daily 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Thursday 20 Mingle with Dubai Grape Club This club will now meet at the Radisson Blu in Media City. It will follow the usual format, with blind tasting and snacks before the identity of each beverage is revealed. Dhs150. From 7.30pm. Dubai Media City, www.meetup.com/dubai-wine-club (no number).
Friday 21 Snap up threads by designer Philipp Plein This luxury German brand has unveiled a flagship store in The Dubai Mall. The aesthetic is part rock’n’roll, part avant-garde, so it’s no surprise that Gossip Girl’s resident bad boy Ed Westwick fronts the autumn/winter campaign. Philipp Plein, The Dubai Mall, Level 1, Fashion Avenue (04 339 8262).
Friday 21 Wake up with great coffee Head to Make Business Hub for breakfast and enjoy the ReCaf special, offering premium single-origin coffees for the price of your run-of-the-mill cuppa. Dhs16 per cup. Fri 10am-2pm. Ongoing. Al Fattan House, Dubai Marina (04 392 9216).
Friday 21 Try a new brunch at Seafire Top Aussie chef George Calombaris will be in town to kick off this new steakhouse brunch. The menu will be based around interactive live stations, featuring providore, Mediterranean-style cold dishes, a butchery and a fishmonger. Dhs435 (selected house beverages). 12.30pm-4pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm (04 426 2626).
Friday 21 Head to Blue Marlin’s reopening bash The Ibiza beach club relaunches after summer, with sets from Behrouz, Fred Stone and Kaytek. Members and members’ guests only. For enquiries, call ahead. 1pm-2am. Blue Marlin Ibiza, Golden Tulip Al Jariza, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).
Friday 21 Say happy birthday to DUST Alternative night DUST celebrates a year of bringing hip-hop, funk and disco to the UAE. DJ Sotusuria from Jordan will be on the decks. Dhs50. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (056 799 6355).
Saturday 22 Make a complicated cup of tea Take a class in the ancient art of brewing tea at Sino Chai. The lesson is followed by a five-course lunch of tea-infused dishes. Dhs300. 2pm-5pm. Building 27, Healthcare City, Oud Metha (04 345 5884).
Saturday 22 Take a peek inside a camel milk farm The Park Hyatt hosts a one-off foodie event where guests can visit a nearby camel milk dairy. Finish off with afternoon tea at Traiteur. Dhs260 per person. 2pm-6pm. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
Saturday 22 Enjoy The Terrace’s oyster promotion while you can There’s not long left to enjoy the finest oysters, matched with more than 70 varieties of premium Russian beverage. From Dhs130. Daily 5pm-1am. Until September 30. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
Saturday 22 Hear J Cole’s official DJ DJ Dummy – a former collaborator with Kanye West, De La Soul and Mos Def – flies in to spin for the XO Saturdays team. Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Armani/Privé, Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).
Sunday 23 Watch an indie flick See former Harry Potter star Emma Watson in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, from the team behind Juno. In cinemas across Dubai from Thursday 20.
Sunday 23 Make deals at Caramel The swanky restaurant and lounge bar has introduced a three-course business lunch, offering a choice of signature dishes from the petite and grande plate menus. Dhs89. Sun-Thu 11am-3pm. Ongoing. DIFC (04 425 6677).
Sunday 23 Join a football league Duplays’ competitive Premier 7s league begins today, running for ten weeks. Sign up online and pay in full to receive a free Adidas shirt – a maximum of ten shirts will be given to each team. Also on Tuesdays. Dhs525 per individual, Dhs4,000 per team. 7pm-11pm. Dubai American Academy, Barsha, www.duplays.com (055 224 0187).
Sunday 23 It’s ladies night! There are free drinks tonight at old-school haunt Rock Bottom in Bur Dubai, accompanied by plenty of cheesy party tunes. Free. 10pm-1am. Regent Palace Hotel, Bur Dubai (04 396 3888).
Monday 24 Manic Monday offers at Spaces This huge spa offers discounts of up to 50 percent on services for men and women. Until November 30. Spaces Salon, Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 515 4400).
Monday 24 Celebrate South African National Heritage Day Steakhouses The Meat Co and Tribes have both introduced traditional South African dishes in celebration of the country’s national day. Noon-1am. Until September 27. The Meat Co, Madinat Jumeirah (04 368 6040), Souk Al Bahar (04 420 0737); Tribes, Mall of the Emirates (04 395 0663).
Monday 24 Laugh your socks off at a new comedy night Compère Demis Kyriacou leads the new monthly ‘Joker’s Wild Comedy Night’ at 1UP. Free. 7pm-9pm. 1UP Bar, Boutique 7 Hotel, TECOM (055 142 1181).
Tuesday 25 Celebrate the moon festival Newly refurbished Chinese restaurant Long Yin marks the mid-autumn festival with traditional mooncakes. Dhs160 per box. 12.30pm-5pm, 6pm-11pm. Until September 30. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
Tuesday 25 Get to grips with grape at Gaucho The posh Argentinian steakhouse hosts a three-course grape dinner tonight focusing on the Andes, and hosted by the restaurant’s talented sommelier. Dhs600. From 8pm. Gate Village, DIFC (04 422 7898).
Wednesday 26 Watch an Iranian film The final in a trio of screening’s at The Pavillion’s ‘Focus on Iran’ series by the Dubai International Film Festival is a screening of 2010 movie There Are Things You Don’t Know, the tale of a secluded taxi driver driver in Tehran waiting for an earthquake. Free. 7.30pm. The Pavillion Downtown Dubai (04 447 7025).
Wednesday 26 Attend European Day of Languages at Eton Institute Get discounts on language courses and experience foods, music and traditions from across Europe. Free. 4pm-7pm. Eton Institute, Knowledge Village, www.eton.ac (800 3866).