David Guetta, Justin Bieber, Hollywood ping pong and more
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 1 Bavarian food and music at Maifest Enjoy German asparagus, flame cake and more, plus an Oktoberfest band from Munich. Prices vary. Wed and Thu 7pm-1am, Fri and Sat 7pm-3am. Until May 11. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).
Wednesday 1 Summer grooming at De La Mer Treat yourself to a two-hour package that includes either a coconut body glow scrub or cellulite-busting coffee scrub, a back, neck and shoulder massage, and mani-pedi and a peroxide-free teeth-whitening treatment. Dhs600 (normally Dhs1,140). Ladies only. Until June 30. De La Mer day spa, Jumeirah Beach Road, Umm Suqeim 2 (04 328 2775).
Wednesday 1 Play a round of golf and have a free breakfast Throughout May, The Track is offering a special rate on nine holes of golf and breakfast. The course open from 6.30am throughout summer to help you beat the heat. Dhs195 per person. From 6.30am. Until May 31. The Track, Meydan, Nad Al Sheba, www.meydangolf.com (04 381 3733).
Wednesday 1 Continue the German party at JBR The Sheraton JBR is also hosting a Maifest bash, featuring four days of German food and drink, plus live music, in its huge garden. The price includes admission and food, but not drinks. Dhs195. 7pm-2.30am. Until May 4. Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, JBR (050 553 7917).
Wednesday 1 Hear a girls’-only bill of music talent Lebanese house-pop singer DD Foxx and quirky art-folk singer-songwriter Noush Like Sploosh headline a bill of female talent at this one off event, hosted by For the Love of the Music. Dhs100. 8pm. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (056 799 6355).
Thursday 2 Find out if you’re vitamin D deficient Are you losing your hair and feeling fatigued all the time? You could be suffering from vitamin D deficiency. Al Das Medical Clinic is running testing for less this month. Dhs600 (normally Dhs850). Al Das Medical Clinic, Shoreline 10, Palm Jumeirah, www.aldasclinic.com (04 452 9998).
Thursday 2 Party at The IV’s Big Weekend Now in its fifth year, The Irish Village’s annual summer celebration offers selected drinks from Dhs21 all weekend, plus plenty of live music and entertainment. Free. 11am-2am. Until Friday 3. The Irish Village, Garhoud (04 282 4750).
Thursday 2 Practise your target shooting and feast on barbecue food Jebel Ali Shooting Club’s shoot ’n’ dine event returns, with a crack-shot competition from 6pm, followed by an all-you-can-eat barbecue, drinks and live music at 7.30pm. Dhs290 per person. From 6pm. Jebel Ali Shooting Club, Jebel Ali (04 883 6555).
Thursday 2 Visit Susan Saradon’s ping-pong club The Academy Award-winning actress’s bizarre ping-pong themed nightclub concept opens to the public tonight. It houses 11 ping-pong tables, one of which is apparently the most expensive in the world. Free (reservations recommended). 8pm-3am. SPiN Dubai, Wafi, Oud Metha (055 776 7746).
Thursday 2 Grimy bass from a dubstep don One of the original players on south London’s dubstep scene, Plastician is renowned as a pioneer for fusing the genre with grime vocalists. Dhs100. 10pm-3am. Catwalk, Golden Tulip Al Barsha (04 341 7750).
Friday 3 Head to Abu Dhabi to see masterpieces from the Louvre The first large-scale presentation of the Louvre Abu Dhabi collection, ‘Birth of a Museum’, includes ancient artefacts from all over the world, which aim to highlight civilisations and illustrating links arising from shared human experience. Until July 20. Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi (02 657 5800).
Friday 3 Celebrate Blue Marlin’s birthday Exclusive Ibiza clubbing brand Blue Marlin landed on our shores a year ago – and what a year of huge DJs and epic beach parties it’s been. To celebrate, they’ve gone even bigger by calling back Hot Creations’ founder Jamie Jones to spin, with internationals Davide Squillace and Richy Ahmed also on the bill. Members and bookings only. 1pm-2am. Blue Marlin Ibiza, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).
Friday 3 Hear David Guetta raise Atlantis’s roof The biggest DJ in the planet returns. Expect a hit-heavy set, some major lasers and plenty of hands-in-the-air gestures. What better place for Guetta’s house-pop charms than Atlantis? Dhs275 (VIP sold out). 8pm-3am. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah www.timeouttickets.com.
Saturday 4 Watch an Oscar-winning movie The only non-English language film to be nominated for Best Film at this year’s Academy Awards, Michael Haneke’s Amour was named Best Foreign Language Film. Catch it with this delayed UAE release. In UAE cinemas from Thursday May 2.
Saturday 4 Learn how to grow a balcony garden Dubai’s new Balcony Gardening Club and Slow Food Dubai join forces to seek out the essential tools and plants for assembling balcony plots. Free. From 8am. Wahat Al Sahraa Nursery, www.meetup.com/slow-food-dubai (no number).
Saturday 4 Try Italian tagliatone meat cuts Certo offers a season of à la carte ‘tagliatone’ specials made with large cuts of meat, carved at your table and served with seasonal veg. Prices vary. Daily 12.30pm-3.30pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Until May 17. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Saturday 4 Justin Bieber plays the UAE’s biggest gig The teen pop sensation plays the Middle East for the first time. Tonight has sold out, but there were still tickets for tomorrow at the time of going to press. Dhs350-1,000. Doors open 5pm; show starts 8pm. The Sevens, Al Ain Road, www.timeouttickets.com.
Sunday 5 Freebies at Akaru Spa Have a 60-minute massage and get a complimentary scrub – mention ‘scrub’ when booking. From Dhs425. Until June 30. Akaru Spa, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8565).
Sunday 5 Feast on Japanese grub Tuck into Japanese-style tapas at Benihana. Dhs189 (soft drinks), Dhs259 (house beverages), Dhs99 for children aged six to 12. Wed and Sun 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, JBR (04 428 3089).
Sunday 5 Do a bargain bootcamp session in JLT Smart Fitness’s thrice-weekly classes focus on functional, compound movements to help with strength, conditioning and weight loss. Dhs50 per class. Thu, Tue, Sun 7pm-8pm. Smart Fitness, HDS Business Centre, Cluster M, JLT (04 438 5055).
Monday 6 Unwind at Heavenly Spa The ‘irresistibly relaxing’ package includes an aromatherapy massage and buffet lunch at Blue Orange, plus pool and beach access for the whole day. Dhs499 for 60 minutes. Valid Sat-Thu, until May 31. Westin Heavenly Spa, The Westin Dubai (04 511 7901).
Monday 6 See Shawki Youssef’s most recent works The Lebanese artist’s figurative works in ‘Acid Fields’ look at how the body is represented in contemporary art. Until July 10. Green Art Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 346 9305).
Monday 6 Have a pie and a pint Taste a selection of British pies with fillings such as leek and wild mushroom or beef. Dhs99. Sun-Thu 3pm-11pm; Fri-Sat noon-11pm. Ongoing. Alfie’s, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8088).
Tuesday 7 Buy bangles at Sal y Limon’s new store This Swiss brand has just opened a new location in Emirates Towers, and its stock is all reasonably priced. Dhs95 to Dhs265. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 397 7332).
Tuesday 7 Try unusual Indian vegetarian food Ditch meat for the evening and sample a selection of vegetarian dishes at this Indian restaurant. Dhs180. 6pm-1am. Ongoing. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).