Filipino heavy metal, Ibiza beach party and more Dubai fun
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 6 Shake it at N’Dulge’s new salsa night Atlantis club N’Dulge has launched a new salsa night on Wednesdays, called Salsita. The organisers promise plenty of hot Latino grooves – be prepared to shake those hips. Free. 10pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0561).
Wednesday 6 Double pampering at Akaru Spa Book yourself a massage, facial, body scrub or wrap at Akaru and you’ll get a free treatment of equal or lesser value – the perfect pampering start to the weekend. Facials from Dhs375. Until April 30. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8565).
Wednesday 6 Try Scottish-Indian fusion at Armani/Amal This high-end Indian restaurant in the Burj Khalifa is dishing up a special pairing dinner tonight, combining Scottish beverages with modern Indian food. Dhs500 (five courses). 7pm-11pm. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3444).
Wednesday 6 Dine on Spanish treats at Cavalli Club Michelin-starred chefs Diego Guerrero, David Munoz and Jodi Roca prepare dishes to match a selection of Spanish grape at this Swarovski-studded venue. Dhs300 per person. 8pm-11pm. Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).
Thursday 7 Men: get on your bike with H&M’s new cycling collection The Swedish high-street haven has teamed up with renowned London cycling company Brick Lane Brikes to create a hipster-esque line of sporty-chic menswear for gents on the move. Dhs79 to Dhs399. H&M, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 330 8327).
Thursday 7 Rock out to Filipino heavy metal tunes For a walk on the wild, weird and rocky side, check out huge Filipino metal legends Wolfgang, who are back in Dubai for a gig after reforming in 2008. Dhs125-250. Doors open 7pm; show starts 9pm. Emirates Golf Club, www.timeouttickets.com.
Thursday 7 Meet Italy’s culinary godfather… This week’s Emirates Airline Festival of Literature gets a culinary twist tonight, as Italian chef and cookery writer Antonio Carluccio, founder of the eponymous restaurant chain, looks back on and discusses his 50 years in the industry. Dhs60. 7pm-8pm. Venue TBA. www.emirateslitfest.com (no number).
Thursday 7 …then listen to Italian techno Hailing from Naples, Italian techno talent Marco Carola flies in for iLL Communications’ first party at Blue Marlin. Dhs120. 7pm-3am. Blue Marlin Ibiza, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).
Thursday 7 Nod along to some old-school drum’n’bass Veteran UK ’90s decksmith DJ Hype – known for his work on Playaz and London’s Kiss FM – spins alongside MC AD in another top bass night from GlobalFunk. Dhs100. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (056 799 6355).
Friday 8 Cheer on colleagues and friends at Dubai Corporate Games More than 30 competitions will be held over the weekend, with entertainment, music and plenty of food to keep spectators refreshed at half time. Free. Fri 8am-10pm, Sat 8.30am-7.30pm. American University of Dubai, Media City, www.highfiveevents.net (04 369 2517).
Friday 8 Treat your mum to brunch, for free Celebrate Mother’s Day a few days early with brunch at Al Bahou – the guest of honour dines for free when you book a table for four people. Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs495 (bubbly). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate (04 444 5613).
Friday 8 Hit an Ibiza-inspired beach party The Zoo Project present Channel Zoo Ibiza, with a bill of six DJs including Berlin’s Sven Weisemann and the UK’s Michael James. Dhs100; free for ladies and Dhs50 for men before 8pm. 5pm-2am. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 200 4321).
Friday 8 Learn about the history of light fixtures A unique upcycled lamp, finished with 40,000 Swarovski crystals, is on display this evening. The exhibition, entitled ‘There Will Be Light’, explores rare lighting fixtures in history. RSVP via email to attend. Free. 7pm. J+A Gallery, next to 4 Walls Gallery, Al Quoz, email@example.com (055 395 0495).
Friday 8 The Laughter Factory is back in town The second night of a new touring triple bill at March’s edition of The Laughter Factory stars comics Wayne Deakin, Jeff Innocent and Markus Birdman. Well worth a giggle. Dhs140. 9pm. Also on Thursday 7. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, www.timeouttickets.com.
Saturday 9 Up to 70 percent off designer bags Lovin My Bags is offering discounts on luxury handbags, shoes, belts and accessories from brands including Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Gucci. Until April 30. Lovin My Bags Boutique, Palm Strip Mall, Jumeirah (04 386 6081).
Saturday 9 Grab a cold drink and listen to live sports chat at Barasti Local sports commentators including Time Out columnist Tom Bushell get together to break down the latest sporting gossip. Free. 5pm-8pm. Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi (04 399 3333).
Saturday 9 Hit the Boat Show after-party at Movida Exclusive lounge club Movida hosts the Dubai International Boat Show Official After Party. Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-4am. Radisson Royal Hotel (055 754 4233).
Sunday 10 Pamper yourself at Spa InterContinental The ESPA holistic back, face and scalp treatment claims to relax and ease tension. Dhs595 for 85 minutes. Until March 31. Spa InterContinental, InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1257).
Sunday 10 Tuck into Sunday lunch after work at Mazina The Sunday carvery deal includes a selection of roast meats and vegetables. Dhs185 per person. 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 888 3444).
Sunday 10 Join a volleyball league Indoor recreational volleyball league Spike It Up starts today, and is open to men and women looking to get fit and socialise. Dhs550 individual, Dhs3,300 team. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Until April 28. Collegiate American School, Umm Suqeim, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Monday 11 Cut-price slices at Rosso It’s happy hour on Italian food: 25 percent off pasta and pizza. Prices vary. Sat-Thu 6pm-7pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 428 3088).
Monday 11 Mend heartbreak with a healing meditation The Om heart meditation uses simple breath and movement exercise to help free energy blockages and heal hurt. Dhs25. 7.30pm-8.30pm. The Third Eye, Saeed Tower II, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 809 8595).
Tuesday 12 Try a new treatment at Talise Spa Test the top-to-toe essential treatment, which includes a massage and mini-facial. Dhs650 for 90 minutes. Ongoing. Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6810).
Tuesday 12 See art inspired by a UAE shipping tragedy Emirati artist Maisoon Al Saleh presents ‘The Dara Chronicles’, featuring mixed-media works that explore stories told to her as a child about the Dubai-based MV Dara passenger liner explosion in 1961. Free. Until May 31. Ara Gallery, Downtown (04 454 2784).
Tuesday 12 Watch a Wizard of Oz prequel at the cinema New movie Oz the Great and Powerful is set several years before the classic musical. Directed by Sam Raimi, we have high hopes for this one. In cinemas from March 7.