Watch darts, rock to Slash, swim the Burj Al Arab and more
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 31 Rock out with Slash The Guns N’ Roses axe-wielder gigs with singer Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. Dhs300-500. Doors open 8pm, show starts 10pm. Dubai Tennis Stadium, www.timeouttickets.com.
Thursday 31 Shop at Big Boys Toys 2013 Get your hands on the latest gadgets, with a showcase of everything from scuba propellers and headphones to vehicles. Three-day pass Dhs500 (VIP), Dhs3,700 (club royal). 1pm-1am. Until February 2. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com.
Thursday 31 John Digweed at Nasimi Having been on the house scene for two decades, toured with David Bowie and topped DJ Mag’s influential poll (in 2001), British Digweed is one of a handful of DJs deserving of the label ‘legend’. Hear him spin at a beach gig here. Dhs100. 7pm-3am. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm (055 200 4321).
Thursday 31 A gaggle of darts legends play in Dubai Darts pros including Eric Bristow, Bobby George, Martin Adams, Colin Lloyd, Co Stompe and Tony David compete in this special event. From Dhs295. 7pm-2am. JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.timeouttickets.com.
Thursday 31 DJ Antoine spins at White X The Swiss electro-house DJ headlines an almighty White X beach bash. Dhs150. 9pm-3am. White X Beach & Lounge, Rixos The Palm, www.timeouttickets.com.
Friday 1 Swim around the Burj Al Arab Swim 800 metres around one of the city’s most famous landmarks and help raise money for Médecins Sans Frontières. Dhs275. From 8am. Wild Wadi/Burj Al Arab beach, Umm Suqeim, www.premiermarathons.com (052 911 0661).
Friday 1 Free classes and healthy living seminars at Dubai Weight Loss Show Join in with free classes such as Zumba, attend talks on how to improve your diet, try healthy food, get discount deals from exhibitors and much more. Free. Fri-Sat 10am-7pm. Until February 2. Dubai International Marine Club, Dubai Marina, www.weightlossshow.ae (04 367 8192).
Friday 1 Party at Blue Marlin’s double header The exclusive beach club has lined up both Spanish electro DJ Uner and German talent Larse to spin at its party tonight. Members and bookings only. 1pm-11pm. Blue Marlin Ibiza, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).
Friday 1 Enjoy bespoke seafood at K Grill The new Emirati seafood promo offers a choice of fresh fish and seafood cooked to your liking, plus local dishes to boot. Dhs250 (soft drinks); Dhs395 (house beverages). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Kempinski Mall of the Emirates, Barsha (04 409 5999).
Friday 1 Reggae night Drop Dread returns This rapidly emerging reggae and dub night, which prides itself on sourcing only the finest and rarest cuts of Jamaican magic, brings over a very special guest tonight: the UK’s ‘Rolling in the Dub’ DJ Shepdog. Dhs50. 10pm-3am. Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha (04 399 6699).
Saturday 2 See Day-Lewis in a presidential biopic British actor Daniel Day-Lewis is tipped to win his third Oscar for his role in Steven Spielberg’s biopic of American president Lincoln. In UAE cinemas from Thursday 31.
Saturday 2 Pick up bargains at the flea market Head to this second-hand market in the hope of finding antique-style wares and knick-knacks. Dhs3 (park entry). 8am-3pm. Safa Park, Gate 5, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah (055 452 6030).
Saturday 2 Join the ‘Before I Die’ initiative at The Archive Taking place in more than 100 cities, ‘Before I Die’ invites people to bring a book from their library to exchange with a stranger. Free. 4pm. The Archive, Safa Park, Jumeirah, stepconference.wordpress.com (052 835 1564).
Saturday 2 Try bouillabaisse at Mazina Feast on a traditional, hearty French fish stew, now available every Saturday. Dhs185. Sat 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
Sunday 3 Drop in for a treat at Magnolia Bakery The famous NYC bakery located in Bloomingdale’s Home is now baking special heart-shaped red velvet whoopee pies to devour this February. Dhs14 each. Magnolia Bakery, Bloomingdale’s Home, The Dubai Mall (04 350 5440).
Sunday 3 Catch the final round of Dubai Desert Classic The world’s golfing greats tee off for the deciding round of the tournament. Dhs175. From 7.30am. Until February 3. Emirates Golf Club, www.dubaidesertclassic.com (04 380 2112).
Sunday 3 Outdoor yoga sessions at Safa Park Classes are now held outside The Archive. Email to register. Dhs40 per class. Sat and Wed from 10am, Fri and Sun from 5pm. Near Gate 5, Safa Park, Jumeirah, email@example.com (050 885 6254).
Sunday 3 Celebrate Chinese New Year at Spice Island Start the celebrations early with some favourite Chinese dishes. From Dhs179. Sat-Thu 6.30pm-11.30pm, Fri noon-4pm. Ongoing. Crowne Plaza Dubai Deira (04 262 5555).
Monday 4 Take a one-day make-up masterclass Learn how to apply day and night make-up with a step-by-step tutorial from the experts. Dhs1,299. 10am-5pm. Illumin8 Media Make-Up Studio, 402 Fortune Executive Tower, JLT, www.illumin8makeupstudio.com (050 872 8374).
Monday 4 Buy drinks at Glasshouse for Dhs1 Order two main courses and snap up drinks for Dhs1. From Dhs150 (two main courses). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira (04 212 7550).
Monday 4 Do a free TRX class with TribeFit Until its new facility opens TribeFit is running free classes throughout the week. Today, it’s Bodycombat and TRX. Free. 7pm-8pm, 8pm-8.45pm. Regent International School, The Greens, www.tribefit.com (800 87423).
Tuesday 5 Donate unwanted items now Dubai Centre for Special Needs urgently needs donations to sell in its Karama charity shop to raise funds. Call to find out how to donate. www.dcsneeds.ae (04 344 0966).
Tuesday 5 Look twice at some illusory artworks Austrian artist Gerald Huber uses an overlay technique to give another dimension to his works. Until February 25. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai (04 336 0000).
Tuesday 5 Tour Chinatown (via Thailand) The 24-hour Dusit Deli has decked itself out like a lantern-clad Chinatown. Dhs40 per dim sum. Daily 11am-10pm. Until February 15. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).
Tuesday 5 Delve into Macanese dim sum Ping Pong introduces dishes from Macau to celebrate Chinese New Year. Diners born in the year of the snake get a free mocktail. Prices vary. Daily 11.30am-11.30pm. The Dubai Mall (04 339 9088).