Hear drum'n'bass legend Andy C or see World Cup Carnival
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 10 See drum’n’ bass legend Andy C spin Ram Records founder Andy C – one of the biggest names in drum’n’bass – makes a hotly-anticipated appearance for GlobalFunk at The Music Room. Dhs100. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (056 799 6335).
Thursday 10 See the start of Dubai World Cup Carnival Head over to Meydan Racecourse to watch the fifth meet of the 2012/13 racing season: you can experience all the action without the crowds you’ll find at the final. Free admission, Dhs25 (premium seating), Dhs75 (parade ring lounge), from Dhs295 for dining options. Gates open at 5pm, race time 6.30pm. Meydan Racecourse, Al Meydan Road, Nad Al Sheba (04 327 2100).
Thursday 10 Try an express lunch at Cavendish This speedy lunchtime deal includes soup, a choice of items from the cold buffet and an à la carte main course. Dhs89. Sat-Thu 12.30pm-3.30pm. Bonnington Hotel, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 356 0600).
Thursday 10 Get tickets to Mystic Melange Tambourine Live presents a percussion ensemble from Kerala at this intriguingly entitled event, as well as Indian singer and musician Parvathy Baul and Pakistani singer Sain Zahoor. Dhs100, Dhs150, Dhs200, Dhs500. 7pm.Centrepoint Theatre, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, www.timeouttickets.com.
Thursday 10 A Bavarian buffet at Brauhaus Try a selection of southern German specialities at this homely pub-style venue. Dhs179 (food only). Thu 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Jumeira Rotana, Satwa (04 345 5888).
Friday 11 Snap up a DSF bargain at ValleyDez One of the city’s most popular boutiques is holding a sale at its Wafi outlet. Pop over to make the most of 25, 50 and 75 percent discounts on fashion from brands such as Nadine Zeni, Klutched and Sass & Bide. Until February 3. ValleyDez, Wafi, Oud Metha (04 324 2883).
Friday 11 Get off the sofa and get running Make your new year’s resolution a reality and join the new Reebok running club in Dubai Marina. Contact Urban Energy or visit the Reebok store in Marina Mall to register. Dhs50 per session. 7.30am. Also on Mon 8.30am. Marina Mall promenade, www.urbanenergyfitness.com (055 886 9158).
Friday 11 Learn to cook at Armani/Ristorante Discover how to create three courses of fine Italian fare, then tuck in for lunch. Dhs700 per person, Dhs1,000 per couple (including three-course lunch and beverage pairing). 10am-2pm. Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3444).
Friday 11 Dance to PBR Streetgang at 360° Leeds-based house duo PBR Streetgang are the latest in a row of names from the Hot Creations label to spin in Dubai – expect warm and funky beats from the Audio Tonic team. Free (reservations recommended). 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).
Saturday 12 Foster a homeless cat or kitten There are plenty of cats out there that need a home – even if you can only foster one for a few days. Contact rescue operation Feline Friends. Ongoing. Feline Friends, www.felinefriendsdubai.com (no number).
Saturday 12 Browse Uptown Mirdif Flea Market Get to this outdoor event early to snap up super-cheap second-hand treasures. 3pm-8pm. Promenade Courtyard, near Spinneys, Uptown Mirdif Mall (055 452 6030).
Saturday 12 Sample Lebanese grape at ICON Try the sommelier’s special selection for January, alongside gourmet food platters. Dhs90 (three glasses of grape). Platters from Dhs68. Daily 6pm-midnight. Until January 31. Radisson Blu Hotel, Media City (04 366 9111).
Saturday 12 Nab free drinks at Palm Grill The steakhouse offers one free glass of house grape when you order two main courses. Prices vary. Daily 7.30pm-12.30pm. Until January 31. Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Saturday 12 Dial 411 this Saturday The city’s top urban-pop decksmiths DJ Bliss and Mr Shef Codes get the party started this week at award-winning club night 411 Saturdays. Free (door policy applies). 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).
Sunday 13 Watch Judd Apatow’s latest laugh-fest The renowned comedy producer behind the likes of The Cable Guy and Anchorman takes his fourth turn in the director’s chair for This is 40, a spin-off sequel to 2007 hit Knocked Up. In cinemas now.
Sunday 13 Taste bargain lobster at Fish Market Choose your lobster, and your preparation method, for only Dhs99 per person. Dhs99. 12.30pm-3.15pm, 7.30pm-11.15pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Sunday 13 Start playing volleyball Join the unisex Life’s A Beach volleyball league – all ages and abilities welcome. Dhs475 individual, Dhs3,060 team. Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed 7.30pm-10.30pm. Until March 20. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Monday 14 Snap up ladies’-only mall discounts On Monday mornings, Mirdif City Centre offers a series of women-only discounts and offers (such as free facials). Mon 10am-2pm. Mirdif City Centre, www.mirdifcitycentre.com (800 6422).
Monday 14 Catch performance art Video installation artist Anahita Razmi opens his latest exhibition with ‘Re cut/Piece’, an appropriation of Yoko Ono’s ‘Cut/Piece’, during which she sat on a stage and invited people to cut off a piece of her clothing. 7pm. Until March 14. Carbon 12, Unit D37, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz 1 (04 340 6016).
Monday 14 Watch classical opera at the IMAX See a one-off screening of Verdi’s opera Aida, performed by the The Metropolitan Opera and captured in glittering IMAX, at Meydan’s cinema. Dhs150. 7pm. Meydan IMAX, Nad Al Sheba (800 4629).
Monday 14 A spy movie double bill Catch 2010’s The Spy Next Door and classic 1964 Bond Goldfinger in a single evening. Free. 7pm. Lakeview Terrace, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club (04 295 0000).
Tuesday 15 Find your zen while toning up Zen Yoga is now offering a 10 percent discount on 11-class trial packages for either yoga or Pilates sessions. Grab a mat and get involved. Dhs562.50 (normally Dhs625). Until January 31. Zen Yoga, Town Centre Jumeirah, Emirates Hills, Dubai Media City (04 367 0435).
Tuesday 15 Brasato at Certo Starting today, try this style of traditional Italian peasant cooking or ‘cucina povera’. Prices vary. Sun-Thu 7pm-11.30pm. Until January 31. Radisson Blu, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Tuesday 15 Hear a world-famous saxophone quartet Said to be the first professional sax quartet in the world, the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet make their Dubai debut as part of new classical concert series The Score. Dhs185-250. 7.45pm. First Group Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com.
Tuesday 15 Try a fresh ladies night Moroc offers three glasses of free bubby for ladies. Tue 8pm-10pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate (04 444 5613).