Tiesto, Dubai World Cup and more things to do with your spare time
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 27 Practise yoga under the full moon Talise Spa hosts a full-moon yoga class on the beach this week, with the waves forming part of the session’s soundtrack. Dhs99 per person. 7.30pm-9pm. Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6810).
Wednesday 27 View African art at Mojo Gallery Entitled ‘Happening Now’, African artists including Viyé Diba from Senegal, Mohamed Abouelnaga from Egypt and Sonya Rademeyer from South Africa explore the diversity and strength of African culture, each with their own unique style. Until May 1. Mojo Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz 1 (04 347 7388).
Wednesday 27 Dine on Japanese food at Minato The restaurant’s special meal deal ends this week, serving a selection of salad, soup, sashimi, teppanyaki, fried tofu, fried rice and dessert, accompanied by Japanese rice-based beverage. Dhs230. 12.30pm-3pm; 7pm-11pm. Until March 31. Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Wednesday 27 Learn about aromatherapy for free Aroma expert Kathy Farmer explains how aromatherapy can help heal emotional issues. Free. 6.30pm-7.30pm. The Holistic Institute, Jumeirah Business Centre 2, JLT, www.meetup.com/theholisticinstitutemeetup-com (no number).
Thursday 28 Munch on a free burrito from Taqado Mexican Kitchen This Mexican eatery has 1,000 free burritos to give away today on a first come, first served basis. Get there early to snap one up. Free. 8am-noon. Mall of the Emirates, Barsha (04 385 1171).
Thursday 28 Guns N’ Roses rock Abu Dhabi After more than 25 years on the road Guns N’ Roses still pack an almighty punch. Yes, Axl Rose may be the only founding member remaining, but once he starts wailing ‘Sweet Chi-ie-ie-ie-ild’ like a schoolgirl again, we’re sure all will be forgiven. Dhs250-850. Doors open 7pm. du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.thinkflash.ae (800 35274).
Thursday 28 Watch punches being thrown at an action-packed fight night Catch a series of gruelling MMA bouts at KO Promotions’ State of Origin 2013 fight night. Dhs200. Doors open 8pm, first fight at 8.30pm. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate, The Gardens, firstname.lastname@example.org (04 444 0000).
Thursday 28 Tiësto takes to the Sunburn stage The megastar Dutch decksmith – who’s been in DJ Mag’s top three for 11 years – headlines Peppermint Experience’s latest super-party. Dhs250. 9pm-3am. Dubai World Trade Centre www.timeouttickets.com.
Friday 29 Celebrate the Hindu festival of colour at Rang De 2013 Mark Holi in Dubai by throwing coloured powders at friends, family and complete strangers, and enjoying music from the likes of Yo Yo Honey Singh, Mafia Mundeer, DJ Kamya, DJ Shadow and DJ Buddha. Dhs75 per person, Dhs199 for a family of four. 10am-6pm. Wonderland Theme & Water Park, Oud Metha (06 533 2957).
Friday 29 Picnic at the British Polo Day Watch players from some of Britain’s finest institutions compete against one another, with players from Oxford, Cambridge, Eton, Harrow, the Cavalry & Guards Club and The British Army. Dhs150 per car. Gates open at noon. Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club (050 105 5053).
Friday 29 Ring in XL’s second birthday Poolside club XL celebrates two years by throwing another epic all-day party, this time with Italian DJ Alex Gaudino as the headliner. Dhs150-200. Noon-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, www.timeouttickets.com.
Friday 29 Party with global DJs for 12 hours There’s a monster bill of talent on the second day of My Music X festival, with Example, ATB, Kevin Saunderson, Sander Kleinenberg, DJ Rudee, Marco V, Miss Nine and Judge Jules. Dhs250-450. 3pm-3am. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com.
Saturday 30 Try the new PS by Paul Smith collection on for size This preppy-meets-punk line features mod-style fitted shirts and super-slim-fit trousers. Dhs2,000 to Dhs3,900. Paul Smith, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 339 8572).
Saturday 30 Sleep in thanks to Nezesaussi The venue’s late ‘brekky for lunch’ deal makes a great lazy start to a Saturday, with a big breakfast served from noon at the weekend. Dhs65. Fri-Sat noon-4pm. Ongoing. Al Manzil Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 428 5888).
Saturday 30 See Seal close the Dubai World Cup The world’s richest racing day returns, with competitions for the best dressed and prize draws. The event will close with a live performance from soul singer Seal – access is free to all ticket holiders, with the performance after the final 10.05pm race. General admission Dhs25, packages from Dhs350. Doors open noon. Meydan, Nad Al Sheba, www.dubaiworldcup.com (04 327 2110).
Saturday 30 Hear Jay-Z’s official DJ DJ Young Guru, who tours with American rapper Jay-Z, is back in town to spin at award-winning club night 411 Saturdays. Free. 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).
Sunday 31 Release tension at Spa InterContinental Last chance to get a ESPA back, face and scalp treatment that claims to ease stress. Dhs595 for 85 minutes. Until March 31. Spa InterContinental, InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1257).
Sunday 31 Hear live fado and feast on Portuguese cooking Portugal Genuine Piri-Piri Restaurant hosts two set dinners this week and introduces a season of live fado gigs for the next four weeks. Dhs150 per person. Fri and Sun 6pm-1am. Until March 31. Sea View Hotel, Satwa (04 359 7427).
Sunday 31 A workshop to make your dreams come true Learn how to use the power of your mind to get what you want from love, life and your career. Dhs30. 7pm-8pm. Illuminations Well-Being Center, 409 Fortune Executive Towers, Cluster T, JLT (04 449 7043).
Monday 1 Get refreshed at Senso Wellness Centre This month’s special begins with an bath soak, followed by a citrus body polish and a full-body aroma-Thai massage. Dhs500 for two hours. Until April 30. Senso Wellness Centre, Radisson Blu Hotel, Media City (04 366 9111).
Monday 1 Iranian art at Salsali Private Museum Iranian artist Reza Derakshani’s textured canvases explore modern-day conceptual and philosophical ideas. Until July 9. Salsali Private Museum, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz 1 (04 380 9600).
Monday 1 Go Latin at La Fabrique The Latin theme night offers salsa music and Latin snacks. Dhs95 (food only), Dhs120 (sharing platter and one mixed drink). 7.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Pullman Dubai Deira City Centre (04 603 8080).
Tuesday 2 Try a redness-reducing facial Club Olympus Spa & Fitness introduces a new facial in April, designed to help you look a little less rosy. Dhs400. Ongoing. Hyatt Regency, Deira (04 209 6802).
Tuesday 2 See an IMAX spectacle If you like big guns, explosions and endless action spectacles, then G.I. Joe: Retaliation is for you – catch it in IMAX or 3D. In UAE cinemas from Thursday March 28.
Tuesday 2 Tuck in to churrasco at Pachanga A weekly Brazilian barbecue: eat seafood and steak grilled on skewers and sliced for guests at the table. Dhs195. 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR (04 318 2530).