Red Bull X-fighters, Bruno Mars, Eddie Griffin and more
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 10 Soothe your skin at Armani/Spa Is dry weather or excessive air-conditioning leaving your skin feeling tight and flaky? Treat yourself to this stylish spa’s signature facial, designed to intensely moisturise and repair the skin’s most sensitive layers. Dhs490. 9am-4pm. Until April 31. Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3282).
Wednesday 10 Dance the night away at Pachanga The mid-week milonga theme night at the established Latin American restaurant offers a dinner and music from a Latin DJ. Dhs250. 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Dubai Marina (04 318 2530).
Wednesday 10 Try Table 9’s one-off bubbly pairing This special dinner teams six decadent courses with premium bubbly, carefully chosen by the restaurant’s sommelier. Dhs950 per person. 6.30pm-midnight. Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira (O4 212 7551).
Wednesday 10 Time for a laugh It’s the penultimate night of this month’s Laughter Factory bill, starring Brit comedians Mick Ferry, John Moloney and Edinburgh festival regular Adam Bloom. Dhs140. 9pm. Until April 11. Zinc, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.timeouttickets.com.
Thursday 11 Check out an Uzbek artist Alif Gallery is displaying works by internationally acclaimed Uzbek artist Timur Akhmadov in the public areas of DIFC’s Gate Village. His landscape paintings showcase his skill with colour, texture and depth. Until April 30. Gate Village, DIFC (050 702 1064).
Thursday 11 Hear a consummate decksmith spin California’s Hector Moralez is a renowned DJ who infuses his house productions with elements of soul, jazz, Latin, funk and hip-hop, cherry-picked here for the eclectic Infusion team’s The Experience club night. Free (reservations recommended). 6pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).
Thursday 11 Groove on the Grass with Lazarus Heated house talent Damian Lazarus – known as the founder of the influential Hot Creations label – guests at this outdoor party. Dhs150. 7pm-3am. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills (04 380 1234).
Thursday 11 Have a seafood blow-out near the ocean AOC French Brasserie’s seafood night offers live entertainment, al-fresco terrace seating and an extensive selection of seafood, plus sushi from the buffet. Dhs220 (soft drinks). Dhs310 (selected beverages). Thu 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 448 4733).
Thursday 11 Learn Chinese for free Chinese language and culture expert Xiaoyu Qi (Diana), organiser of the Dubai China Night meetup group, hosts a free Chinese language session for beginners. Free. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Caribou Coffee, DIFC, www.meetup.com/languageexchangedubaigroup.
Friday 12 Try a meaty new brunch Frevo, the Brazilian churrascaria at Fairmont The Palm, is running a new brunch featuring 15 cuts of meat, all barbecued and served at your table. Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs475 (selected beverages). Noon-3.30pm. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).
Friday 12 The Red Bull X-Fighters return to Dubai See heart-stopping freestyle motocross antics, with 12 competitors performing aerial stunts against the Burj Khalifa backdrop. From Dhs75. Doors open 5pm, show starts 8pm. Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, www.timeouttickets.com.
Friday 12 Take a trip to Mars (with Bruno) Hawaiian musician Bruno Mars, known for crafting radio-friendly foot-tappers, makes his UAE debut. The gig is proving popular: at the time of going to press, only VIP tickets were left for sale. Regular and front pit tickets sold out. VIP tickets Dhs1,495. Doors open 6pm; show starts 9pm. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, www.timeouttickets.com.
Friday 12 Rock out with a bill of cover bands Unleash your inner rocker at the third annual Classic Rock Festival, with a headline performance from UK tribute band Doors Alive, plus CSNY-style folk-rock from the Desert Ramblers, AC/DC tribute Riff Raff and ’80s hair metallers Flames Re-Ignited. Dhs100. 7pm-midnight. Pyramid Rooftop Gardens, Wafi, Oud Metha, www.timeouttickets.com.
Friday 12 Hear a Hollywood funnyman jest Actor and comedian Eddie Griffin – ranked as the 62nd best comedian in the world by Comedy Central – makes a one-night stand to a huge crowd. Dhs350-750. 8pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, www.timeouttickets.com.
Saturday 13 Eat and paint with art lovers The Dubai Art Fans community group meets for an Iraqi breakfast at Samad Al Iraqi restaurant and a morning of watercolour painting. Dhs147. 10am. Samad Al Iraqi Restaurant, Beach Park Plaza, Jumeirah, www.meetup.com/artfans.
Saturday 13 Play in a beach volleyball tournament Teams of four or six battle it out on the sand. All entrants receive all-day beach access, a goodie bag and a free bottle of hops or a soft drink. Dhs100 individual, Dhs400 team of four, Dhs600 team of six. 2pm-6pm. Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Saturday 13 Go carnivorous at Soho Bar and Grill The steakhouse offers a bi-weekly all-you-can-eat and -drink deal on Saturday and Tuesday. Dhs189 (food and selected beverages). Tue and Sat 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Century Village, Garhoud (04 286 8520).
Sunday 14 Try group therapy This coffee morning and group therapy session aims to help attendees work out problems through group discussion. Dhs50. 11am-noon. The Third Eye, Saeed Tower II, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 809 8595).
Sunday 14 An affordable lunch at Manhattan Grill Sample three courses from the steakhouse’s menu for just Dhs100: a great-value deal. Dhs100 per person. Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).
Sunday 14 Golf with the Happy Gilmore league This par 3 tournament returns for a seventh season, with divisions for men and women. All entrants get 12 TaylorMade balls and an Adidas golf shirt, plus prizes every week for the top two, and an overall prize for the top three. Dhs1,200 per person. 8pm-11pm. Until June 2. Emirates Golf Club, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Monday 15 Learn to be a model Try a month-long bootcamp on beauty, fashion, etiquette and posing for photoshoots. Dhs1,800 per person. Mon and Wed 6.30pm-9pm. Until May 15. SO Famous, Dubai Media City, www.so-famous.com (04 451 9160).
Monday 15 See a serious cinematic double bill Catch Roman Polanski’s political thriller The Ghost Writer and UK period drama Gosford Park back to back at a double bill of outdoor cinema. Free. 7pm. Lakeview Terrace, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).
Tuesday 16 Tuck in to sustainable seafood at Sea Mood The Satwa eatery introduces Italian eats to its sustainable menu – try seafood carbonara and marinara pasta. Dhs29 per dish. Daily noon-1am. Ongoing. Mankhool Road, Satwa (04 385 7977).
Tuesday 16 Bid at an art auction Christie’s two-day auction showcases works by Arab artists including Zenderoudi and Essaydi, with prices from Dhs11,000 upwards. 7pm. Until April 17. Godolphin ballroom, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 425 5647).