Mark Ronson, Japanese Popstars, The Proclaimers and more!
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 27 Trilogy’s birthday with Mark Ronson Music talent Ronson – the man behind many of Amy Winehouse’s hits – returns to Dubai to mark two years since Trilogy reopened. Dhs150. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).
Thursday 27 See Japanese Popstars and superstar DJs Irish electro trio The Japanese Popstars fly in to judge the grand final of the Pioneer DJ-ME Championship, before taking to the decks themselves. Dhs100; free for ladies before midnight. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0561).
Thursday 27 Catch local artist Ubik’s new work This interactive installation, entitled ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’, takes the concept of team-building as a way to explore friendship in the city. The installation comprises an assorted collection of remote-controlled cars and coloured sand. Until November 15. The Pavilion, Emaar Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 447 7025).
Thursday 27 Enjoy cheese and grape at Arcadia The regular evening promotion offers 15 French cheeses and free-flowing grape. Dhs149. Thu 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8888).
Thursday 27 Mosh to a rowdy rock double bill Ramshackle US rockers Black Lips and Beirut indie quartet Lazzy Lung unite for a thrilling double-billed Middle Eastern tour. Expect an evening of chaotic rock’n’roll riffs. Dhs80 in advance, Dhs100 on the door. 9pm-4am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai, www.timeouttickets.com.
Friday 28 Hike around Wadi Taybah Trek about 8km along tracks through one of the UAE’s finest wadis, taking in mountain scenery, local villages and small farms. Suitable for all abilities and families. Dhs150. Timings TBC. Meeting point arranged once booked (055 955 6209).
Friday 28 Visit a cultural night market Safa Park comes alive tonight and tomorrow with a night market featuring 150 stalls, plus performances by 15 bands alongside six gourmet restaurants selling tasty treats. Dhs15 entry, free for children under 10. 3pm-11pm. Safa Park Gate 5, Jumeirah 2 (055 157 6898).
Friday 28 Celebrate the weekend at The Gramercy This DIFC venue launches a new Friday event with a special food menu, offering bubbly, prawns and oysters, plus live music and discounts on premium bubbly. Sharing dishes from Dhs50. Prices vary. Fri 6pm-2am. Ongoing. The Gramercy, DIFC (04 437 7511).
Friday 28 Walk ‘500 Miles’ on Arthur’s Day Legendary Scottish act The Proclaimers – known for singalong hit ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’ – round off the Arthur’s Day celebrations at The Irish Village. Dhs40. Doors open 7pm, show starts 9pm. The Irish Village, Garhoud (04 282 4750).
Friday 28 Giggle at The Fridge Settling into its new home in Alserkal Avenue, The Fridge hosts its debut comedy night from the ComedyDubai team. Dhs85. 8pm. The Fridge, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 347 7793).
Saturday 29 Watch a jewellery-making demo Ductac is now offering you the chance to preview classes before signing up. Today’s demo is art clay silver and copper clay jewellery making. Free. 11am-1pm. Ongoing. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates (04 341 4777).
Saturday 29 Oktoberfest culinary class at Miele Part of a regular programme, today’s lesson focuses on Bavarian cooking. Dhs400 per person (includes lunch). 10am-1pm. The Miele Gallery, Sama Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 64353).
Saturday 29 Infusion turns Latino at 360° A new 360°, a new night. Infusion’s new Entra Mi Casa brand promises Latin and Afro-inspired house upstairs, and MoFunk grooves below. Free (guestlist only). 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).
Saturday 29 Barbecue on the beach The Kempinski’s al-fresco barbecue on The Palm offers Argentinian favourites, from seafood to spit-roasted lamb and steaks to salads. Dhs185 food only, Dhs275 with house beverages. 7pm-11pm. Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah (04 444 2501).
Sunday 30 See four art shows in one at Cuadro This DIFC gallery hosts a quartet of shows this month, including Manal Al Dowayan’s installation of three-metre-high wooden prayer beads. Until October 25. Cuadro Fine Art Gallery, Building 10, DIFC (04 425 0400).
Sunday 30 Get fitted for a suit at Giorgio Armani One of the brand’s specialist men’s tailors is flying to Dubai to take private appointments at the Mall of the Emirates store. By appointment only. Until September 30. Giorgio Armani, Mall of the Emirates (04 395 1373).
Sunday 30 Paint your own lantern Ping Pong celebrates the Chinese full-moon festival with a set menu and a craft corner, where kids can paint lanterns. From Dhs196 (set menu per couple). Daily 10am-midnight. Until October 7. The Dubai Mall (04 339 9088).
Sunday 30 Swagger at KIZA This pan-African restaurant hosts Swagger Sundays, with a special set menu. Dhs165 (three courses), Dhs265 (three courses with grape). Sunset-3am. Ongoing. Oud Metha (04 334 4159).
Monday 1 Autumn offers at Caracalla Spa Get discounts on treatments this season, including a back, head and shoulder massage. From Dhs375 for 45 minutes. Until November 30. Caracalla Spa, Le Royal Méridien, Dubai Marina (04 399 5555).
Monday 1 See an epic Turkish film The biggest film ever to come out of Turkey, Fetih 1453: Battle of Two Empires, details the taking of Constantinople by a 21-year-old Ottoman Turk. In cinemas from Thursday 27.
Monday 1 Try dishes from the 1880s at Fire & Ice To celebrate Raffles’ 125th anniversary, Fire & Ice is serving dishes from cookbooks of the late 19th century, such as spiced pickled salmon. From Dhs55. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until September 30. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Tuesday 2 Smother your face in gold at Raffles To mark the hotel’s 125th anniversary, spa guests who book an Egyptian gold facial will get Dhs350 off a second facial of the same kind. Dhs1,899 for 90 minutes. Until November 30. Raffles Spa, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 314 9869).
Tuesday 2 Hit a ladies’ night Ladies get three free glasses of bubbly tonight at Senyar. 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. The Westin Dubai (04 511 7136).
Wednesday 3 Say prost to Oktoberfest at Amwaj Rotana The Bavarian inspired party includes a buffet of traditional German dishes and live music from the Muenchner Gaudiblosn band. On Saturday, the evening party becomes a day time brunch. Dhs269 (selected beverages). Wed-Fri, 7pm-midnight. Sat, noon-5pm. Until October 6. Amwaj Rotana, JBR (04 428 2000).
Wednesday 3 See Guns n’ Roses’ guitarist rock Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal – who stepped into Slash’s shoes to become Guns n’ Roses lead guitarist – will be appearing onstage alongside local rockers Point of View to help them launch their debut album. Expect to hear some Gn’R hits too. Dhs100. 8pm. Hard Rock Café, Festival Centre, Festival City (04 399 2888).