apl.de.ap, more Halloween, Cee Lo Green and the Abu Dhabi F1
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 1 See a Black Eyed Pea behind the decks apl.de.ap – a founding member of The Black Eyed Peas – gets behind the decks for a special gig at Nasimi. Dhs165. 6pm-2am. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah www.timeouttickets.com.
Thursday 1 Take a reality check with Zoulikha Bouabdellah The artists new exhibition ‘Any Resemblance to Actual Persons Living or Dead, is Purely Coincidental’ explores social realities, with a particular emphasis on issues effecting women. Until December 5. Gallery Isabelle van der Eynde, Al Quoz 1, St 8, Alserkal Avenue (04 323 5052).
Thursday 1 Learn to style your hair with a celebrity masterclass Bollywood hair stylist-to-the-stars Shindesu will be sharing some of his tricks of the trade at this one-day masterclass. Dhs1,299 per person. 10am-5pm. Illumin8 Make up Studio, 402 Fortune Executive Towers, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (050 872 8374).
Thursday 1 Be the chef (sort of) at Rococo Create your own tasting menu, choosing between three and eight courses from the à la carte selection, with optional grape pairing. From Dhs170 (three courses), from Dhs250 (three courses with grape pairing). 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Sofitel, JBR (04 448 4860).
Thursday 1 Watch local football action: Al Ahli vs Dubai Al Ahli take on Dubai in the first round of the Etisalat Pro-League football tournament, which has so far seen an impressive turnout from fans. Head on down. Prices vary between clubs. Kick-off 9pm. Al Ahli, Rashid Stadium, Al Qusais (04 298 8800).
Friday 2 Take on the triple triathlon challenge Swim 350m, cycle 7km and run 1.5km – and do it all three times at this triple triathlon, ‘The Sting’, held in Al Ain’s Wadi Adventure complex. Dhs250 per person. From 7.30am. Wadi Adventure, Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain, www.premiermarathons.com (050 817 8955).
Friday 2 Tuck into a barbecued alternative to brunch at Rivington Grill The new weekend deal serves British barbecue favourites, with a contemporary twist, on the restaurants terrace. Dhs150 (soft drinks), Dhs375 (house beverages). Fri and Sat, 12.30pm-4.30pm. Ongoing. Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6464).
Friday 2 Get spooked at Imperium The special Hallowen themed brunch offers a themed menu, with pumpkin dishes and ‘bloody’ mixed drinks. Dressing up is encouraged and the best dressed wins a complimentary brunch. Dhs275 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs550 (bubbly). 1pm-4pm. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Friday 2 Head to Abu Dhabi for Cee Lo Green The artist best known for catchy-as-you-like radio hit ‘Forget You’ (that’s the censored version) plays alongside Eve at the second night of Abu Dhabi’s post-F1 gigs at SkyBar. Dhs500. 11pm-late. Flash Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. www.thinkflash.ae (800 35274).
Friday 2 Hear Huxley on the decks at 360° No, not the 19th Century British biologist Thomas Henry Huxley – the major house talent that is Michael Dodman, AKA Huxley. Free (guestlist only). 4pm-3am. Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).
Saturday 3 Go shopping at the world’s largest shoe store Kate Spade is just one of the brands to have launched at The Dubai Mall’s new Level Shoe District, which covers an enormous 8,000 sq m. The Dubai Mall (04 325 3518).
Saturday 3 Get stuck into a chocolate treat Kambaa afternoon tea is a chocolate-themed buffet crammed with items such as profiterole, cappuccino chocolate mousse, chocolate scones and more. Dhs110. Fri and Sat 3pm-6pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
Saturday 3 Try Japanese bar food at Armani/Hashi The new izakaya night offers a casual Japanese-style dining experience. From Dhs300. 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3444).
Saturday 3 Listen to some old-school hip-hop Belgium’s DJ Sake goes right back with a strong hip-hop heritage – hear him guest at 411 Saturdays. Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 354 3131).
Sunday 4 Travel the Silk Road at Farjam Collection This new exhibition showcases ancient artefacts from the countries of the silk road. Until December 23. Farjam Collection Gallery, Gate Village 4, DIFC (04 323 0303).
Sunday 4 Have a manicure at Armani/Spa Enjoy 130 minutes of hand and foot pampering including a 15-minute back, neck and shoulder massage. Dhs570. Until January 31. Armani/Spa, Armani Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3282).
Sunday 4 Indulge in truffles at Ossigeno A special new set menu using truffle in each of the three courses – even the dessert contains truffle (and foie gras). Dhs350 (three courses). 7pm-midnight. Until November 15. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 316 5550).
Sunday 4 Get your race on at the F1 in Abu Dhabi The world’s top drivers compete at one of the best tracks on the F1 circuit. Remaining tickets start at Dhs1,873. Buy at www.abudhabi-grand-prix.com.
Monday 5 Enjoy special resident rates for night golf UAE residents get special rates at the Faldo course for night golf. Book a four-ball and pay for only three players. Dhs425 per person. Last tee time 8pm (for 18 holes ); 10pm (nine holes). Until December 31. Emirates Golf Club (04 380 1234).
Monday 5 Sample Sicilian flavours at BiCE Mare This Italian seafood restaurant’s special November menu involves a showcase of ‘Sicilian’ ingredients, including fish, cheeses and mushrooms. Prices vary. Daily noon- 3.30pm, 7pm-midnight. Until November 30. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0982).
Monday 5 Hear Iraqi hip-hop Iraqi-Canadian rapper The Narcycist plays at The Fridge. Dhs50. 7.30pm. The Fridge, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 347 7793).
Tuesday 6 Save on facials at Softouch Spa Book any customised facial (the options range from express mini to anti-ageing gold) this month and enjoy a 15 percent discount. From Dhs255 for mini facials. Until November 30. Softouch Spa, Kempinski Mall of the Emirates, Barsha (04 409 5909).
Tuesday 6 Sing your heart out at DUTAC DUTAC holds an X Factor-style singing contest today for aspiring vocalists over 16. Free. From 8am. Dubai Community Theater and Arts Center, Mall of the Emirates (04 341 4777).
Tuesday 6 Ladies: buy drinks get free food at Nezesaussi Tuck into a free main course, up to the value of Dhs100, when you buy Dhs50 of drinks. 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. Al Manzil Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 428 5888).
Wednesday 7 See your pizza spin before you eat it Da Vinci introduces a week of pizza acrobatics to entertainment diners. From Dhs70 (main courses). Daily noon-11.30pm. Until November 10. Millennium Airport Hotel, Garhoud (04 702 8811). Celebrate Diwali at Options by Sanjeev Kapoor A festive prmotion with music and a special menu. From Dhs350. Daily, noon-3pm, 7pm-midnight. Until November 26.