New York street food, Happy Mondays, South African Freedom and more
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 24 Dine like a New Yorker at West 14th As part of the steakhouse’s new promotion, it will be serving classic New York street food, including sandwiches, burgers and sweet treats. Dhs295 (selected beverages). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Oceana Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah (04 447 7601).
Wednesday 24 Egyptian artist Youssef Nabil’s work The internationally acclaimed NYC-based Egyptian artist presents his latest work, featuring hand-painted silver gelatin photos. Until June 12. The Third Line, Al Quoz 3 (04 341 1367).
Wednesday 24 An urban night in a new home Urban night Diamond Wednesdays has moved from Boudoir, and is launching tonight at XL Beach Club, with special guest Lady S behind the decks. Free (door policy applies). 7pm-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa (056 640 6161).
Wednesday 24 Hear a top musicologist rifle through his record collection Acclaimed producer, decksmith, music journalist and all-round record-monger Michael Rütten has been dubbed the ‘German Gilles Peterson’. He’ll be playing interesting sounds during this three-night stint at Calabar. Free. 7pm-3am. Until Friday 26. Calabar, The Address Downtown Dubai (04 436 8888).
Thursday 25 Bag a great rate for twilight golf This week is your last chance to make the most of discounts at Arabian Ranches, with unlimited golf after 3pm on weekdays. Dhs205 per person. Sun-Thu from 3pm. Until April 30. Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Arabian Ranches (04 366 3000).
Thursday 25 Marvel at the moon over dinner Eauzone offers an eight-course Asian-inspired degustation menu for tonight only, in honour of the full moon. Dhs250 (food only), Dhs450 (selected grape). 7pm-11pm. Arabian Court, One & Only Royal Royal Mirage, Dubai Marina (04 399 9999).
Thursday 25 Check out Bliss Lounge’s beach beats While evening temperatures are at an ideal level, check out the new Bliss on Beach Beats night, with Hollaphonic’s Greg Stainer taking charge of the decks. Free. 7pm-3am. Bliss Lounge, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, JBR (050 553 7917).
Thursday 25 Hear some African-techno hybrid tunes Portuguese electronic band Buraka Som Sistema are credited with creating the ‘progressive kuduro’ genre, a fusion of techno with West African kuduro music. Dhs150-200. 9pm-3am. White X Beach & Lounge, Rixos The Palm (055 100 65 55).
Friday 26 Visit a funfair for a good cause Dubai Centre for Special Needs’ family funfair has activities for all ages, including face-painting, games, bouncy castles, arts and crafts, henna, a race track and plenty of food and drinks. Coupons for activities can be bought in booklets at the fair’s entry point. Free entry, booklets Dhs50 and Dhs100. 2pm-6pm. Dubai Centre for Special Needs, Al Safa, www.dcsneeds.com (04 344 0966).
Friday 26 Celebrate South Africa Freedom Day South African DJ Dino Moran guests at this one-off party from the House of Afrika team, with traditional food and drink promised. Free. 4pm-3am. The Dek on Eight, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
/>Friday 26 Yoga under the full moon Head out onto the beach for a full-moon yoga class with Shibashis Chakraborty. Dhs99. Check-in at 7pm, class starts 7.30pm. Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6818).
Friday 26 Hear the reformed Happy Mondays Nearly two decades after last sharing a stage, the Happy Mondays have got back together. Relive the heyday with all the hits – and Bez. Dhs200-350. Doors open 7pm, show starts 9pm. Dubai Tennis Stadium, Garhoud, www.timeouttickets.com.
Saturday 27 Watch a new historical epic movie Tommy Lee Jones stars as General Douglas MacArthur, who is tasked with investigating the Japanese Emperor Showa in the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor during World War Two. In UAE cinemas from Thursday April 25.
Saturday 27 Say ‘Happy South African Freedom Day’ and get freebies Madinat steakhouse The Meat Co is giving away a free drink to diners who wish them a happy Freedom Day in a South African language. Free. Noon-midnight. Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 368 6040).
Saturday 27 Visit a new happy hour Trendy Latino-tinged rooftop bar Cu-ba has launched a great new happy hour. Head down for sunset before the working week begins. Daily 6pm-8pm. Cu-ba, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8582).
Saturday 27 A catwalk show at Madinat Jumeirah ‘Fashion Forward’ showcases Middle Eastern designers and features catwalk shows, pop-up stores, forums and panel discussions. Free. Fri 2pm-9.30pm; Sat 1.30pm-9.30pm; Sun 1pm-9.30pm. Until April 29. Madinat Conference Hall, www.fashionforward.ae.
Saturday 27 Head to Morocco via the Burj Al Arab Al Iwan introduces a new weekly Moroccan night, with typical cooking and belly dancing. Dhs425 per person (food only). 6pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Burj Al Arab (04 301 7600).
Sunday 28 Firm up for your holiday Try a restorative 60-minute anti-cellulite wrap, plus a 30-minute express facial. Dhs625 (normally Dhs1,050). Until April 30. Ahasees Spa & Club, Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2333).
Sunday 28 Join a football league The 10-week Mirdif Football Fanatics’ outdoor seven-a-side league for men starts today. Dhs575 individual, Dhs4,000 team. 7.30pm-8.30pm. Until June 30. Uptown School, Mirdif, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Sunday 28 Hear British designer William Tempest talk The designer favoured by Kate Moss, Rihanna and Victoria Beckham, will touch on his career and share some of his expertise tonight. Free. 7.30pm. The Archive, Safa Park, www.tinyurl.com/WilliamTempest (04 349 4033).
Monday 29 See Chanel’s Little Black Jacket exhibition A high-profile exhibition of Karl Lagerfeld photos illustrating the little black jacket, as modelled by celebrities. Free. Sun-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm. Until May 11. The Venue, Downtown Dubai, www.thelittleblackjacket.chanel.com (no number).
Monday 29 Join Dubai Roller Derby Male and female skaters of all abilities can join the weekly fitness and derby training. Dhs175 per month. Mon and Wed 7pm-8.30pm. Ongoing. Meydan Tennis Academy, www.facebook.com/dubairollerderby (055 889 1725).
Monday 29 Hear some acclaimed classical piano The fifth concert in The Score Classical series features notable Russian pianist Katya Apekisheva. Dhs185-250. 7.45pm. Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com.
Tuesday 30 Get the kids to Taqado Mexican Kitchen In honour of El Dia del Niño, children 12 years and under can claim one free serving of churros each. Free. 8am-midnight. Mall of the Emirates (04 385 1171).
Tuesday 30 Go toro crazy at Tokyo@The Towers Today is your last chance to try this menu using premium-grade fatty tuna. From Dhs120 per dish. Noon-2.30pm. Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8088).