Don't be borinng - try something new and exciting this week
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 27 Try a free outdoor yoga class Today’s session in Burj Park is a free taster in a new al-fresco series of power yoga classes. Register via email before attending. Free. 6.45am-7.30am. Burj Park, Downtown Dubai, firstname.lastname@example.org (055 267 4050).
Wednesday 27 Learn how to get your book on shelves This event, organised by Dubai Writers’ Group, will teach you how to distribute and sell your published book. The two-hour workshop will be hosted by Narain Jashanmal from the eponymous UAE bookstore. Free. 6pm-8pm. The Archive, Safa Park, www.meetup.com/dubaiwriters (no number).
Wednesday 27 Tuck into curries from around the world at Glasshouse Brasserie This weekly night offers a selection of global curries, including options from Thailand, Indonesia and India. Dhs100. 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Creek, Baniyas Street, Deira (04 212 7550).
Wednesday 27 Mood Music from Sasse at Calabar Leading Finnish electro producer Sasse – best known as the founder of Finland-based record label Mood Music – plays a three-night run at Calabar. Best of all, it won’t cost you a dirham to get in. Free. 10pm-2am. Until Friday March 1. Calabar, The Address Downtown Dubai (04 436 8888).
Thursday 28 Free personal styling workshops at Harvey Nichols Stylist Kelly Lundberg is holding free styling sessions. To take part, call the number below. Free. 11.30am, 3.30pm and 6.30pm. Until February 28. Level 2, Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 8888).
Thursday 28 Hit a few balls at The Lord’s Taverners Golf Day Cricketing legends take over the golf course today, with UK TV presenter Chris Tarrant hosting, in aid of Al Noor Centre for Special Needs. The fee includes 18 holes, a barbecue dinner. Dhs2,800, includes goody bag, 18 holes, barbecue dinner and an hour of drinks. From 1pm. The Montgomerie Golf Club, Emirates Living, www.urbanevents.ae (04 445 6842).
Thursday 28 Say farewell to Shine The Music Room’s loyal house band, renowned for their energetic performances and encyclopaedic knowledge of pop and rock hits, play a farewell party as they move on to pastures new. Free. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (056 799 6355).
Thursday 28 2manydjs mash things up at Trilogy The Belgian mash-up kings return to remind us why they’re one of the most in-demand DJ duos in the world. Dhs150. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).
Friday 1 Pedal around Jumeirah with Dubai Bikes This community event aims to get the city’s bicycle owners cycling on the streets, enabling them to keep fit and socialise at the same time. Free. From 6.30am. Near Jumeirah Beach Park, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.dubaipulse.ae (04 324 4446).
Friday 1 Take part in Fitness Friday at Downtown Dubai Fitness First is hosting a series of al-fresco group exercise classes for all ages in Downtown Dubai. Today, it’s flow yoga – look out for Bodyattack next week. Free. From 10am. Burj Park, Downtown Dubai www.fitnessfirst-me.com (800 348 6377).
Friday 1 DJ Yousef spins Top UK house stalwart Yousef has promised to deliver a set of clued-up house tonight at Nasimi. Dhs100; free before 7pm. 2pm-2am. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 200 4321).
Friday 1 Explore Peruvian flavours The second day of Dubai’s first Taste of Peru Festival showcases the country’s cuisine and music. The event ends tomorrow, so head down while you have the chance. Free entry. Thu-Sat 6pm-11pm. Until March 2. Madinat Amphitheatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).
Friday 1 Step back in time at ’80s Rewind See what’s become of a feast of ’80s popstars at this retro gig, with Rick Astley, A.B.C, Heaven 17, Howard Jones and T’Pau all on the bill at this shameless nostalgia fest. Expect a huge cheesy singalong. Dhs295-495. 6pm-2am. Festival Park, Dubai Festival City, www.timeouttickets.com.
Saturday 2 Learn to wakeboard or wakesurf Try your hand at this increasingly popular watersport, or try wakesurfing: surf over waves created by the boat without holding onto a rope. Dhs200 wakeboarding, Dhs220 wakesurfing. Ongoing. SeaWake, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Saturday 2 Chill out with a drink on Nobu’s terrace Enjoy sundowners and canapés in the garden. Dhs450 (food and mixed drinks). 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Saturday 2 See the final of Short + Sweet Dubai The world’s largest 10-minute theatre festival and competition comes to a close tonight: watch ten-minute plays performed by some of Dubai’s most talented local actors and directors. Dhs75 for adults, Dhs50 for children aged 12 to 18. 7pm. Kilachand Studio Theatre, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, www.timeouttickets.com.
Sunday 3 Watch a new comedy caper at the cinema Jason Bateman (Arrested Development) and Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) team up in new flick Identity Thief. In cinemas from February 28.
Sunday 3 Taste donburi at Tokyo@The Towers Try fish, meat or veg simmered and served over rice. From Dhs75 per dish. Sun-Thu noon-2.30pm, 7pm-11.30pm; Fri-Sat 12.30pm-3.30pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Until March 16. Emirates Towers (04 319 8088).
Sunday 3 Hear Caramel’s new deck man Having shared stages with Tiësto and Roger Sanchez, Dubai-based DJ Hamilton slows it down with a new weekly residency at Caramel. Free. 8pm-3am. Ongoing. Caramel, DIFC (04 428 6677).
Monday 4 Free pampering every Monday at Sisters At the Mirdif City Centre branch, book a cut and blow-dry and get a free L’Oreal hair treatment, or book a spa mani-pedi and a get a free back massage. Cut and blow-dry from Dhs345, spa mani-pedi Dhs350. Ladies only. Until December 31. Sisters Beauty Lounge, Mirdif City Centre (04 284 3554).
Monday 4 Snap up JW Anderson’s designs for Topshop The British designer’s spring/summer collection for Topshop lands in stores today. We like the motif jumpers, futuristic cuts and cool fabrics. Dhs250 to Dhs1,820. Topshop, The Dubai Mall (04 339 9802).
Monday 4 Test the gray matter down the pub Take on the quizmaster at Girders’ lively new pub quiz. Free. 7.30pm. Girders, Ocean View Hotel, The Walk at JBR (04 814 5599).
Tuesday 5 Gawp at luxury yachts Check out impressive vessels and see how the other half live at Dubai Boat Show. Dhs60. 3pm-9.30pm. Until March 9. Dubai International Marine Club, Dubai Marina (04 399 5777).
Tuesday 5 Try a new Emirati dinner experience Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding hosts an Emirati dinner every Tuesday to teach guests about UAE culture from an Emirati host. Dhs95 per person. From 7pm. House 26, Al Mussallah Road, Bastakiya (04 353 6666).
Tuesday 5 Master food and grape at Traiteur Meet grape-maker Gaston Hochar Jr over a five-course pairing diner. Dhs450 per person. 7pm-midnight. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).