Watch the world's top skydivers and get ready for Rugby Sevens
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 29 Watch the world’s top skydivers compete over the Palm Jumeirah Today is the opening ceremony of the FAI World Parachuting Championships Mondial 2012. More than 1,000 parachute pros will take part in the event during the next two weeks. Free. From 7.30am. Until December 9. Skydive Dubai, behind Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 324 4446).
Thursday 29 Get discounts at Juicy Couture The colourful LA brand is offering up to 50 percent off selected items, including jewellery, footwear and accessories – time to stock up for winter. Until December 18. Juicy Couture, various locations including Dubai Marina Mall (04 434 2638).
Thursday 29 House duo Booka Shade spin at Trilogy Booka Shade may be known for chilled productions, but we’re expecting lively things when the German pair get behind the decks. Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).
Thursday 29 Join Jack for brunch at The MED The Joining Jack rugby team and British Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Bradley Wiggins head to this evening brunch for a one-off charity event, which aims to raise awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and young sufferer Jack. Dhs150. 7pm-1am. Today only. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Thursday 29 Rock out to heavy metal Former Savatage frontman Zak Stevens leads new band Circle II Circle through a tribute to his old band. Expect it to be loud. Dhs225. 7.30pm. Domeland@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha, www.timeouttickets.com.
Friday 30 Head-to-toe pampering at Amara Spa This package includes 75 minutes of reflexology and an Indian head massage, followed by a 30-minute back massage. Enjoy a healthy lunch at the spa afterwards. Dhs765 (normally Dhs900). Until November 30. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 602 1660).
Friday 30 Prepare to cheer at the Rugby Sevens Dubai’s beloved sports tournament returns, with exciting action on the pitch, crazy fancy dress and entertainment in the rugby village. Dhs240 in advance, Dhs300 on the day; season ticket Dhs400 in advance, Dhs500 on the day. From 7.30am. The Sevens Stadium, Dubai-Al Ain Road, www.timeouttickets.com.
Friday 30 Try an Asian fusion tea at Vôi Enjoy afternoon tea with an Asian touch, with dishes such as house-cured duck sandwiches, and cinnamon and star anise scones. Dhs160, Dhs260 (with bubbly). Thu-Sat 3pm-6pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Friday 30 Hear some gritty bass The Bassworx team brings over a notable guest in UK-based DJ Mistanoize, who’s hot right now after winning the RAM Records 100 Mix contest. Those who arrive early will get free hops. Free for ladies, Dhs50 for men. 9.30pm. Catwalk, Golden Tulip Hotel, Barsha (04 408 8010).
Friday 30 Get Lethal with Mr Bizzle An original player on the UK grime scene, rapper Lethal Bizzle has attracted a fresh crowd after being signalled for praise by Dame Judi Dench, of all people. Catch his Dubai debut here. Dhs100; free for ladies before midnight. 10.30pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0561).
Saturday 1 Stock up on sassy lingerie at the new Victoria’s Secret store The US brand’s lingerie is now available at the new standalone store in MOE. Snap up collections including Dream Angels and Bombshell. Mall of the Emirates (04 409 9000).
Saturday 1 VIP treatment at Raffles Spa Book a couples’ tranquillity treatment, which includes a 30-minute soak in a private Jacuzzi, plus side-by-side massages in the VIP suite. Dhs859 for 90 minutes. Raffles Spa, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 314 9870).
Saturday 1 Take part in a 4km or 8km run for the chance to win a holiday Enter the Oakley run series and you could win a week’s holiday to the French Alps. Get training... Dhs125 (adults), Dhs75 (under 18s). From 7am. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, www.premiermarathons.com (050 657 5021).
Saturday 1 Experience Bollywood during dinner To celebrate National Day, Options by Sanjeev Kapoor transforms itself with Bollywood-themed décor and menu. From Dhs250. Daily noon-3pm, 7pm-midnight. Until December 14. Convention Tower, Dubai World Trade Centre (04 329 3293).
Saturday 1 Sing happy birthday to 411 Expect an electric vibe at this club night’s second birthday, with sets from DJ Bliss, Mr Shef Codes, Masterstepz and DJ Stylez. Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 354 3131).
Sunday 2 Discounts at Spadunya Try an organic paprika facial, which claims to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, followed by a wash and blow-dry. Dhs350 (normally Dhs545). Ladies only. Until December 31. Spadunya, Shams 1, JBR (04 439 3669).
Sunday 2 National Day! Watch Freej Folklore on screen The largest Arabian theatrical production of all time, Freej Folklore is being shown in both English and Arabic. Free. English screening 3pm; Arabic 6pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates (04 341 4777).
Sunday 2 National Day! See the Downtown parade See balloons, performers, floats, horses, camels and music groups celebrate the 41st anniversary of the UAE. Free. 3pm-5pm. Emaar Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, www.mydowntowndubai.com (no number).
Sunday 2 National day! Catch a falcon show and more Shoppers visiting Arabian Centre today can enjoy traditional entertainment, free henna painting and a National Day falcon display. Until December 2. Arabian Centre, Mirdif (04 284 5555).
Monday 3 Clint Eastwood returns to the screen The 82-year-old American icon has broken his pledge to retire from acting to star alongside Justin Timberlake (really) in Trouble with the Curve. In cinemas from Thursday 29.
Monday 3 Try a ‘breath of heaven’ at The Westin The intriguing Breath of Heaven treatment includes a body scrub, aromatherapy massage and facial, plus free spa lunch. Dhs995 for 150 minutes. Until December 31. Westin Heavenly Spa, The Westin Dubai (04 511 7901).
Monday 3 Gaze at beautiful Arabic calligraphy Arabic and Iranian artists showcase more than 90 works that include traditional and contemporary calligraphy. Until December 19. Pro Art Gallery, Palm Strip Mall, Jumeirah 1 (04 345 0900).
Monday 3 A hearty lunch at M’s Seafood Bistro The set menu offers two options, each with a main course of fresh fish or steak. Dhs99, Dhs129 (with grape). Sat-Thu 12.30pm-2.45pm. Ongoing. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
Tuesday 4 Watch a fashion show at XVA Hotel Catch this showcase of locally designed clothes, accessories and jewellery, all available at the XVA Hotel boutique. Until December 4. XVA Hotel, Bastakiya (04 358 5117).
Tuesday 4 Check out miniatures by Pakistani artists Don’t miss this group show of 15 artists from Pakistan who specialise in miniatures. It’s on show in DIFC from today until Thursday 6, then moves to NM Art Gallery in Jumeirah until the end of the year. Until December 6. DIFC (050 626 5270).