Thursday 7 The Coronas rock Dubai Irish indie-rock group The Coronas return to play a two-night stand at JLT pub McGettigan’s. Dhs150. Doors open 7pm; show starts 9pm. Until February 8. McGettigan’s, JLT, www.timeouttickets.com.
Thursday 7 Check out the Classic Car Festival Expect a showcase of classic automobiles and motorbikes, from historic models to flash modern cars, along with colourful parades along the boulevard. Free. 10am-10pm. Until February 9. Downtown Dubai, www.emiratesclassicarfestival.com (04 438 4130).
Thursday 7 Boost your complexion with a milk peel at Biolite Aesthetic Clinic The pro-derma milk peel promises to enhance brightness, even out the complexion and rejuvenate skin tone – and it’s available at a discount until the end of the month. Milk peel Dhs650. Until February 28. Biolite Aesthetic Clinic, Al Razi Medical Centre, Dubai Healthcare City (04 375 2122).
Thursday 7 Take a long lunch at Terra Firma The Festival City steakhouse offers a three-course deal on Thursdays, giving guests a chance to sample succulent cuts for less. Dhs130 (food only); Dhs229 (house beverages). 12.30pm-4pm. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Thursday 7 Try Turkish dishes at Lalezar The promotion includes four courses of food from the Turkish province of Antakya, served family-style for everyone to share. Dhs275. Sun-Fri 3pm-midnight. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Friday 8 Head down to Dubai Pet Show Watch demonstrations and competitions at this show dedicated to dogs and cats – if you’re a proud canine owner, you’re welcome to take your pet along. Don’t miss the UAE Police Show for an inspiring look at canines at work. Dhs10. From 8am. The Sevens Stadium, Al Ain Road (055 902 0454).
Friday 8 Join a Valentine’s cooking masterclass at Armani/Ristorante This culinary lesson focuses on romantic dishes, and includes a cooking tutorial plus a three-course lunch. Dhs700 per person (including three courses with beverage pairing). Dhs1,000 per couple. 10am-2pm. Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Friday 8 Catch Ferry Corsten at Café del Mar Dutch trance giant Corsten returns to play the chilled Café del Mar venue, with more trance on the bill from Egyptian duo Aly & Fila. Dhs150. 4pm-late. Café del Mar, Meydan Beach Club, JBR (055 220 7506).
Friday 8 Dance at a Brazilian carnival Celebrate the annual Carnival of Brazil with a day of tunes, samba dancers, drummers and exotic Brazilian drinks on the sand at Nasimi. Dhs100. 7pm-2am. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 200 4321).
Friday 8 Connect your Air Supply Aussie-Brit soft-rock duo Air Supply, who had a gaggle of hits in the ’80s, wheel out their best-known tracks at Emirates Golf Club. Dhs250-350. Doors open 7pm; show starts 9pm. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Living, www.timeouttickets.com.
Saturday 9 Indulge in chocolate at The Kitchen Tuck in to truffles, soufflés and other chocolate treats at the chocoholic bar. Dhs60 per person. 12.30pm-midnight. Until February 23. Hyatt Regency Dubai (04 317 222).
Saturday 9 Sunset drinks on the rooftop Seville’s rolls its drinks prices back to 1998: sit outside with some tapas and watch the sun go down for a relaxing end to the weekend. Daily 4pm-7pm. Wafi, Oud Metha (04 324 4777).
Saturday 9 Learn how television was invented Written by Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin, today is your last chance to catch The Farnsworth Invention. The play focuses on one of the most significant inventions of all time: television. Dhs50. 8pm. Until February 9. Wellington School, www.timeouttickets.com.
Saturday 9 Snap away at Sharjah Light Festival Dubai-based Emirates Photography Club meets to capture the stunning effects of the annual light festival. Take your camera along to pick up some pointers and great shots. Free. From 9pm. Meet at Al Majaz Mosque, near Al Majaz Park, Sharjah, www.meetup.com/emiratesphotoclub (no number).
Sunday 10 Book a chocolate couples’ treatment Why wait until Valentine’s Day? Enjoy a chocolate body scrub and mask and a relaxing full-body massage. Dhs769 per couple. Until February 28. Club Olympus Spa & Fitness, Hyatt Regency, Deira (04 209 6802).
Sunday 10 Check out the new Pomellato store Head down to The Dubai Mall to see the Milanese jewellery brand’s new flagship store, home to Pomellato’s signature stackable solitaire rings. The Dubai Mall (04 388 2036).
Sunday 10 See Sly Stallone do his thing Shortly after Arnie’s return with The Last Stand, we get another ’80s action hero back for more – Sylvester Stallone in Bullet to the Head. In cinemas from February 7.
Sunday 10 Say ‘gung hay fat choy’ at Long Yin Wish your friends ‘best wishes and congratulations’ for Chinese new year with a four-course menu and a lucky red envelope for each guest. Dhs260. Sun-Tue 6pm-11pm. Until February 12. Le Méridien Dubai, Airport Road (04 702 2455).
Monday 11 Get fit with discounted hip-hop classes You’ll get 15 percent off when you book a package of dance classes this month. Dhs60 per class, Dhs550 for ten. Until February 28. James & Alex Dance Studio, Concord Tower, Dubai Media City (04 447 0773).
Monday 11 Watch a free movie at Illuminations Center The wellbeing centre is hosting a free screening of The Celestine Prophecy, a 2006 film about spiritual awakening. Free. 7pm-9pm. Illuminations Well-Being Centre, Fortune Executive Towers, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 448 7043).
Monday 11 Try centuries-old recipes at Fire & Ice The steakhouse continues its rediscovery of recipes from 125 years ago, with sweetbread ragout, ox-cheek stew and more. Prices vary. 7pm-11.30pm. Until February 28. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Tuesday 12 Pamper yourself at The Nail Spa Book any two ‘perfect essential’ treatments or a full set of perfect enhancements and get a Dhs50 voucher to use on your next visit. Manicures from Dhs85. Until February 28. The Nail Spa, various locations including Mercato Mall (04 349 7766).
Tuesday 12 Dine at Nomad Try a three-course dinner deal at this pan-Asian spot, including half a bottle of grape. Dhs180. Daily 7pm-midnight. Until February 28. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8571).
Tuesday 12 See a Michael Jackson impersonator King of Pop impersonator Kenny Wizz brings his Michael Jackson HIStory II show to life with a live band, dancers and authentic costumes. Dhs185 balcony; Dhs285 stalls. Daily 7pm. Until February 20. Madinat Theatre, www.timeouttickets.com.
Tuesday 12 It’s ladies night! Get two free cranberry mixed drinks, plus a salsa class from 9pm until 10pm. Free entry. 9pm-2am. White X Beach & Lounge, Rixos The Palm (055 100 6555).