Darts, beach party, art exhibition, dining deals and more
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 22 Enjoy a massage and get a body scrub for free Book yourself a 60-minute massage at Akaru Spa and get a complimentary scrub – just mention ‘scrub’ when booking. From Dhs425. Until June 30. Akaru Spa, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8565).
Wednesday 22 Attend a free Spanish fiesta Escape to Europe for a night with this special insight into Spanish culture. Dubai’s Eton Institute recreates Spain’s Feira de Abril fiesta, with an evening of flamenco dancing, classic Spanish food, language and much more. Free. 7pm-8.30pm. Eton Institute, Knowledge Village, www.plus.eton.ac (800 3866).
Wednesday 22 See Love, Loss and What I Wore Nora Ephron’s play is back, using clothing and accessories to tell stories about women’s lives. Dhs100. 8pm. May 22, 24 and 25. Kilachand Studio, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, www.timeouttickets.com
Thursday 23 Attend a free health seminar This talk focuses on the importance of preventative healthcare and screening, looking at non-invasive techniques that help identify cancer, auto-immune diseases, diabetes and obesity, as well as heart attacks and strokes. Attendees get a voucher for a free consultation. Free. 10am-11am. Eternity Medicine Institute, KG Tower, Dubai Marina (04 450 8181).
Thursday 23 Practice your street photography Join Emirates Photography Club to shoot the bustling Al Aweer Fruit & Vegetable Market. Bring fast lenses as the area isn’t well-lit. Free. 3.30pm-5.30pm. Meet outside Union Co-operative Society, Al Aweer Fruit & Vegetable Market, Al Awir, www.meetup.com/emiratesphotoclub (no number).
Thursday 23 Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters Eight of the world’s top darts players, including Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor touch down in Dubai for the city’s first ever professional tournament. Dhs199. Thu-Fri from 8pm. Until May 24. Dubai Tennis Stadium, Garhoud www.timeouttickets.com
Thursday 23 Hear some alternative grooves Berlin-based French producer Alexkid plays the Analog Room club night, hosted in an underground basement. Dhs75, free for ladies before midnight. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. The Q Underground, Holiday Inn Al Barsha (050 883 3172).
Friday 24 Don’t miss this season’s first major closing party There’s an impressive bill of three international acts at Nasimi’s Plus Minus season closer, with Crosstown Rebels’ Amirali, Cadenza’s Mendo and Jordan Peak all getting behind the decks.Free for ladies before 7pm,Dhs100 for men before 7pm, Dhs130 for all after 7pm. 2pm-3am. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 200 4321).
Friday 24 Hear some raw rock ’n’ roll Hear upcoming UAE acts and more established rockers at The Music Room’s second Original’s Festival. Dhs60. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).
Friday 24 Jumeirah Restaurant Week Sample set meals at Jumeirah eateries, from Noodle House to the Burj Al Arab. Dhs120 (casual dining). Dhs180 (signature dining). Dhs270 (Burj Al Arab). Until June 1. Various locations. www.jumeirah.com.
Saturday 25 Watch some action thrills Long-running petrolhead saga Fast & Furious returns with the sixth instalment. Expect more big stunts and witty one-liners. In UAE cinemas from Thursday 23.
Saturday 25 See a photo exhibition at The Pavilion Artist Rhea Karam’s series of images capture graffiti in Egypt and other countries in the region that reflects unrest. Until August 31. The Pavilion Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 447 7025).
Saturday 25 A coffee class over afternoon tea Coffee Planet Roastery and Raffles’ Fashion Tea come together to create the ‘coffee voyage’, with a selection of single origin coffees to taste. Dhs199 per couple. Dhs399 per couple with a glass of bubbly. 3pm-7pm. Raffles Dubai, Wafi (04 324 8888).
Saturday 25 Party for Argentina Asado hosts a one-off evening brunch with live music and traditional dancing in honour of Argentinean Independence Day. Dhs295 per person. Dhs100 children aged seven to 12. Free for children under six. 7pm-11.45pm. The Palace Downtown Dubai (04 428 7806).
Sunday 26 Book a treatment and get a gift voucher Sign up for a signature treatment at Talise Ottoman Spa during summer and you’ll get a Dhs100 gift voucher to redeem on spa products. Until August 30. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0456).
Sunday 26 Work out with new exercise classes The Stables Fitness Centre is now offering a range of fitness classes, including tae bo. From Dhs60 per class for non-members. Ongoing. The Stables Fitness Centre, Desert Palm, Al Awir Road (04 602 9300).
Sunday 26 Go to a ping pong Full Moon party As if table tennis hangout SPiN wasn’t kooky enough, it’s now promising face-painting, mixed drinks and more at its first monthy Full Moon party. Free. 9pm-midnight. SPiN Dubai, Wafi (04 370 7707).
Monday 27 View works by an Uzbekistani artist Entitled ‘Spring Blooms’, Rimma Gagloeva’s solo show aims to bring awareness to artists from Central Asia. Until June 15. Alif Art Gallery, Damac Towers, DIFC (050 702 1064).
Monday 27 Paddleboard at Riva Beach Club Hire a paddleboard or have an express lesson (15-minute tutorial, 45 minutes board hire). Paddling customers get free access to the beach club. Board rental Dhs85, express lesson Dhs125. Ongoing. Surf Shop Arabia, Riva Beach Club, (04 379 1998).
Monday 27 Taste a tower of thali Indego by Vineet’s set menu thali is presented in a glass tiffin-inspired tower. Dhs170 (veg). Dhs190 (non-veg). Sun-Thu 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 317 6000).
Monday 27 Train your brain at Time Out’s Ultimate Quiz We’ve teamed up with McGettigan’s for our pub quiz for the next four Mondays. Top prize is a trip to Dublin for four. Free. 7.30pm. Until June 17. McGettigan’s DWTC, World Trade Centre (800 6247).
Tuesday 28 Nab bargains at Ikea Prices are slashed by 25 percent on 8,500 products across categories including living room, bedroom, dining, textiles, home organisation, lighting and decoration. Until June 15. Ikea, Dubai Festival City (800 4532).
Tuesday 28 Enjoy sparkling company and bubbly with dinner BiCE hosts a three-course dinner, with a sociable sharing-style menu, paired with premium French bubbly. Dhs550 per person. 7pm-10pm. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, Dubai Marina (04 318 2520).
Tuesday 28 Join the Mirdif volleyball league This mixed league begins today and is open to all Dubaians from across the city. Dhs550 individual, Dhs3,300 team. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Until July 16. Dubai Modern Education School, Mirdif, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Tuesday 28 Hear live world music Amjad Ali Khan boasts high-profile fans including the UK’s Prince Charles and the Dalai Lama. Dhs185-350. 7.45pm. Madinat Theatre, www.timeouttickets.com