360° launch party and see The Fray and Dizzee at Sandance
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 11 Don’t miss 360°’s big launch party Argentinian house star Hernán Cattáneo is the guest of honour as the first international guest to play the new two-tiered venue. Free (guestlist only). 4pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).
Thursday 11 SensAsia’s Balinese massagewith cotton candy Try SensAsia’s 75-minute Balinese massage with a cotton candy foot wrap. Part of the proceeds from each treatment will be donated directly to breast cancer research. Dhs370. Until October 31. SensAsia Urban Spas, various locations including Shoreline Beach Club 1, Palm Jumeirah (04 422 7115).
Thursday 11 Celebrate the pioneers of aviation Catch a fascinating exhibition featuring rare pilot watches from the 1910s to the 1940s. Unique military and aviation watches are on display, as well as original instruments from legendary fighter planes from the first and second world wars. Until November 22. Momentum Dubai, Gate Building, Marble Walk, DIFC (04 327 4320).
Thursday 11 An Oktoberfest bash with fashion too Grand Hyatt’s Oktoberfest celebrations take place in a tent (just like in Munich), with an à la carte menu of German dishes, live music and a dirndl fashion show. Prices vary. 7pm-1am. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).
Thursday 11 Try a new night at the Living Room Expect to hear a selection of R&B and commercial fare at the brand new Wild Nights at this Oud Metha venue. Free (door policy applies). 9pm-3am. The Living Room, Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (056 674 2981).
Friday 12 Free exercise classes on the beach Ignite Fitness and Wellness is holding a free outdoor group exercise class medley to a lively soundtrack on the sand. Donations are welcome and will go towards breast cancer charities. Free. 8.15am-11am. The Shack, Kite Beach, Umm Suqeim, www.facebook.com/ignitefitnessandwellness (04 448 7142).
Friday 12 Eat more than meat at Seafire The steakhouse introduces a new brunch, with five live cooking stations: providore (cheese, olives and deli foods), cold dishes (antipasti and mezze), butcher, fishmonger and patisserie sections. Dhs435 (with house beverages). 12.30pm-4pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Friday 12 Go Italian at a new brunch Italian restaurant BiCE offers a four-course menu of house signatures, along with Italian drinks. Dhs285 (soft drinks). Dhs375 (house beverages). 1pm-4pm. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Dubai Marina (04 399 1111).
Friday 12 The Fray prepare to rock Sandance Dubai’s best-known beach festival returns with US rockers The Fray, plus DJ Fresh, Dizzee Rascal and heaps more talent coming to the iconic Atlantis venue. Dhs275-400. 2pm-2am. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com
Friday 12 Take part in Yogathon 2012 To celebrate Global Mala yoga festival, which takes place around the world, Fitness First is holding a yoga session running through 108 sun salutations in aid of Dubai Autism Centre. Dhs50. 4pm-7pm. Burj Park, Downtown Dubai, www.fitnessfirst-me.com (800 348 6377).
Saturday 13 Watch an Oscar-tipped new movie Fresh from opening the Abu Dhabi Film Festival with a red-carpet appearance from star Richard Gere, edgy drama Arbitrage goes on general release this week. In cinemas across town.
Saturday 13 Buy organic fresh food at Ripe Market The weekly farmers’ market is back, this time with a new location at The Courtyard. Prices vary. Sat 9am-1pm. Ongoing. The Courtyard, Al Quoz (04 380 7602).
Saturday 13 Dubai Designer Market Make your way to this market to get your hands on pre-loved authentic high-end designer products and vintage clothes from brands such as Gucci and Prada. Young designers also come here to showcase their collections. Free entry. 3pm-7pm. Beach Centre, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1 (050 296 9680).
Saturday 13 Grab a bargain at Dubai Flea Market This second-hand market at Uptown Mirdif offers plenty of antique-style wares and knick-knacks. Free. 3pm-8pm. Promenade Courtyard, near Spinneys, Uptown Mirdif Mall (055 452 6030).
Saturday 13 Head to an Oktoberfest party at the Palm Garden Terrace Try a Bavarian buffet and beverages, plus music from Bavarian band Hememndorfer Musikanten. Sun-Wed Dhs165 (food only), Thu-Sat Dhs185 (food only). Daily 7pm-midnight. Sheraton Dubai Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 399 5533).
Sunday 14 Tour the Med at The H Hotel As part of a new monthly Mediterranean promotion, chef Hischam Farhart from The Phoenicia Hotel Beirut will be cooking up a storm. Dhs149 (including grape). Daily 7pm-10pm. Until October 16. The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8614).
Sunday 14 Hollywood thrills in the pool Cabana is hosting its first poolside movie screening of the season, featuring action caper Fast & Furious 5. Dhs99 including snacks and drinks. 8.30pm. Cabana, The Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8999).
Sunday 14 Bounce at Catwalk A brand new night serving hip-hop, electro and more. Free. 9.30pm-3am. Catwalk, Golden Tulip Hotel, Barsha (04 341 7750).
Monday 15 Egyptian and Slovenian art at Gallery of Light ‘The Echo of the Words 2’ is a collaboration between Sharjah-based Egyptian artist and calligrapher Khalifa El Shimy and Slovenian painter Martin Avsenik. The show features artworks in a range of media. Until November 10. Gallery of Light, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates (04 341 4777).
Monday 15 Do business at Bussola The executive weekday lunch offers two courses of authentic Italian dishes. Dhs110 (two courses). Noon-2.30pm. Ongoing. The Westin Dubai (04 511 7136).
Monday 15 Live Latino grooves Colombian singer Eddi Duarte guests at The Fridge. Dhs50. 7.30pm. The Fridge, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 347 7793).
Tuesday 16 Girls: head to Caramel This DIFC bar is serving half-price drinks for ladies. 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. DIFC (04 321 1111).
Tuesday 16 Al-fresco evenings at Le Méridien Village The evening al-fresco brunches have resumed after summer, with themed food every night. Tuesday is Asian night. Dhs219 (soft drinks); Dhs259 (premium beverages); Dhs159 for kids aged six to 12. Daily 8pm-11pm. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2449).
Wednesday 17 Opening of the Al Marmoum Camel Racing Season 2012 The season kicks of with preliminary races for the Al Liqaya and Al Yida’a categories. Free. 6am-8.30am. Al Marmoum Camel Racetrack, Dubai to Al Ain Road (055 676 0006).
Wednesday 17 See a live catwalk show Youth label Bebe is hosting a mini fashion show to unveil their autumn/winter 2012 collection as well as showcase the party label’s new fragrance. The store will be serving canapes and customers can get their photo taken in the iBooth. Keep an eye out for free gifts and shopping deals. Free. 7pm-10pm. Bebe, The Dubai Mall (04 434 0614).
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