Al fresco yoga, eat superfoods, Australia Day and much more
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 24 Al-fresco yoga and Pilates for all The Farm in Al Barari is now hosting yoga and Pilates in its garden, with a special healthy breakfast served after each class. Dhs75. Sun, Tue and Thu 9am-10am. The Farm, Al Barari, Emirates Road (04 392 5660).
Thursday 24 Show some respect at Blue Flame The restaurant has launched regular movie nights accompanied by a three-course dinner. This week’s films are The Godfather on Thursday and Casablanca on Friday. Dhs190 (three courses). Thu and Fri 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel (04 230 8580).
Thursday 24 Learn how photography became an art at La Galerie Nationale A new exhibition by the forward-thinking Bauhaus School, entitled ‘When Photography Became An Art’, features photos from 1924 to 1932 by 15 different artists. The works are known as the first art pictures in the history of photography. Until February 17. La Galerie Nationale, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz 1 (04 380 4652).
Thursday 24 Enjoy a ladies’ spa day at Soma Treat yourself to a 30-minute spa treatment followed by a healthy lunch prepared by Chef Andreas. Between the two, make use of the club’s pools, sauna and steam room. Dhs300. Until March 31. Soma Health Club, Pullman Deira (04 603 8275).
Thursday 24 Big names at the Tiger Translate festival LCD Soundsystem’s Pat Mahoney (pictured) and Bugz in the Attic’s Seiji lead this one-day event. Online registration recommended. Free 8pm-2am. Media One Hotel, Media City, www.facebook.com/tiger.translate.7.
Friday 25 Watch the Dubai Marathon Cheer on participants in the marathon, 10km and 3km fun run as they pound the city’s streets. Free for spectators. Marathon Dhs440, 10km Dhs220, 3km Dhs55. Start times 7am, 7.15am, 10.30am. Beside The Pavilion, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaimarathon.org (04 433 5669).
Friday 25 Eat superfoods at Bo House Café Join today’s workshop to lean about vegan and raw diets, as well as foods that are particularly beneficial to include in your meals. Dhs70. 11am-noon. The Walk at JBR (04 429 8655).
Friday 25 Celebrate Australia Day at Nasimi Huge Aussie dance duo TV Rock (pictured) and hotly tipped newbies Rave Radio headline Nasimi’s ‘Aussiedayze’ celebration. Dhs50; free for ladies before 8pm. 5pm-2am. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 200 4321).
Friday 25 Head down to Nineteen for a Burns Night bash This annual celebration of Scotland’s national poet offers a range of traditional food. Dhs345 (house beverages). Fri and Sat 7pm-11.30pm. Until January 26. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Friday 25 Visit the much-hyped MusicHall Following a glitzy private launch bash yesterday, Dubai’s newest nightspot – an import from Beirut – is set to welcome the general public for the first time tonight. Expect bucket-loads of eclectic live music. Free entry. Reservations recommended. 9pm-3am. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0000).
Saturday 26 Learn from a world-class golf coach For one day only, Phil Kenyon is offering one-hour putting lessons to golf enthusiasts. His students include Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer. Dhs750 per session. Al Badia Golf Club, Festival City (04 601 0101).
Saturday 26 Australia Day barbecue at Barasti The venue is marking Australia’s national day in traditional style – with a barbecue on the beach. Free. 11am-4pm. Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, firstname.lastname@example.org (no number).
Saturday 26 Check out the Cultural Night Market This event supports local and international artists and features music, dance, painting, sculpture and crafts. Enjoy international cuisine and family-oriented art activities. Dhs10 for adults, free for kids under ten. 2pm-10pm. Until January 26. Safa Park, Gate 5, Jumeirah (055 501 9408).
Saturday 26 Dance at a desi beach party White X’s new weekly beach parties will feature live music from different guests every Saturday. This week hear tunes from band Indian Ocean. Dhs125; free for ladies before 8pm. 5pm-3am. White X Beach & Lounge, Rixos The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 100 6555).
Saturday 26 See comedians compete for the mic The audience rules the roost at Beat the Gong: up to 20 comedians try to make the audience laugh, but can be ‘gonged’ off by the crowd. Free. 8pm. Rock Bottom, Regent Palace Hotel, Bur Dubai (04 396 38 88).
Sunday 27 A new business lunch at Karma Kafé Dine on Thai miso soup and two courses of Asian dishes. Dhs99. Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. Souk Al Bahar (04 423 0909).
Sunday 27 Swing Sundays are here! Gritty Brit pub Double Decker goes all classy with a jazzy swing night, including a roast dinner and live music (and it will still be screening the footie). Dhs129 (two-course meal and two drinks). 5pm-1am. Double Decker, Al Murooj Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 321 1111).
Sunday 27 Alfie’s pie and pint deal Try British pies with fillings such as leek and wild mushroom or beef, served with an Irish beverage. Dhs99. Sun-Thu 3pm-11pm; Fri-Sat noon-11pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8088).
Monday 28 Big DSF discounts at Dubai Outlet Mall Deals include 75 percent off at Mango, 50 percent off at Bugatti, 30 percent off at Samsonite, buy one, get one free at Nine West and up to 80 percent off at Bauhaus. Spend Dhs250 and you could win a Nissan Pathfinder. While stocks last, or until February 18. Dubai Outlet Mall, Al Ain Road (04 367 9009).
Monday 28 Catch Dustin Hoffman’s directional debut The actor makes his first stab at directing with Quartet, which first screened to a good reception at Dubai International Film Festival in December. In cinemas from January 24.
Monday 28 Sample Chilean grape Pachanga’s pairing dinner includes Latin American dishes. Dhs399. 6.30pm-midnight. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Dubai Marina (04 318 2530).
Tuesday 29 Purple spa sessions Try a royal purple energy bath, followed by a colour harmonising massage using royal purple and purple oils. Dhs368. Ladies only. Until January 31. Spadunya Colour Experience, Shams 1, JBR (04 439 3669).
Tuesday 29 Discount dishes at Sukhothai It’s your last chance to bag a Dhs13 discount on all main courses, to celebrate 2013. From Dhs80. Sat-Wed 12.30pm-2.45pm, 7.30pm-11.45pm. Until January 31. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
Tuesday 29 Dubai Desert Classic Challenge Match Catch a practice round for six of golf’s top players prior to the Desert Classic, with stars such as Lee Westwood taking part. Free, with a donation to charity. From 3pm. Jebel Ali Golf Resort (04 814 5046).
Tuesday 29 Head to the circus at Mall of the Emirates Check out this 20-minute circus show in the Central Galleria, as part of Dubai Shopping Festival celebrations. 3pm, 5pm and 8:30pm Until February 3. Mall of the Emirates (04 377 2000).