Ladies-only comedy night, heavy metal legends, cheap pies and more
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 29 Thrive at a new industry night Networking night Thrive, which is aimed at fashion, media, art and hospitality types, relaunches in a new home. It’s not all work though, with urban tunes from DJs, and a live set from rock band Chronicles of Khan. Free (door policy applies). 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Sublime Bar & Grill, Ibis World Trade Centre (04 318 7130).
Wednesday 29 Shape up for summer with circuit training These circuits combine machine and aerobic equipment for a thorough workout. Get a discount if you buy a package of five classes or bring a friend. Dhs75 for 30 minutes, Dhs100 for 60 minutes. Until September 31. Spa Zen & Health Club, Radisson Royal Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 308 0000).
Wednesday 29 See contemporary art from Sri Lanka Entitled ‘Temporary Permanence’, see works by Sri Lankan artists Jagath Ravindra, Anup Vega, Prageeth Manohansa, Mika Tenekoon, Sujeewa Kumari and Kinsgley Gunatillake. Free. Until June 26. XVA Gallery, Gate Village 7, DIFC (04 358 5117).
Wednesday 29 Tango through dinner at Asado Dubbed the tango menu, this special new set menu features Argentinian wagyu beef and apple tart with caramel ice cream. Dhs400. Daily 7.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Palace Downtown Dubai (04 428 7806).
Thursday 30 A lantern-lit dinner (sort of) Vietnamese restaurant Hoi An celebrates the lunar ‘lantern’ festival with a set menu deal. Dhs315 per person (food only). Daily 7pm-midnight. Until June 15. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).
Thursday 30 Giggle through a ladies-only comedy night Dubai’s Dubomedy presents Funny Girls, an all-female line-up for a female-only crowd at Dubai Ladies Club. Mina Liccione headlines, plus acts Shaima Al Sayed and Mai Assaf, hosted by Ellen Gayle Harewood. Dhs100. From 7.30pm. Dubai Ladies Club, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 374 6789).
Thursday 30 Make friends over dim sum The food-loving Alphabet Dining Club gets together to indulge dim sum cravings at Ping Pong, followed by a drink at Calabar. Free, attendees pay for their own meal and drinks. From 7.30pm. Ping Pong, The Dubai Mall, www.meetup.com/the-alphabet-dining-club-global-food-for-the-palate (no number).
Thursday 30 Fun times at Fun City Book the little monsters for a session at Lou Lou al Dugongs, an edutainment centre with water play, sand play, a jungle gym, soft play and free cooking classes laid on every hour. Suitable for kids aged 2-10. Dhs40 for unlimited play. Open daily 10a,-10.30pm. Lamcy Plaza. www.funcity.ae (04 335 2700)
Friday 31 Wave goodbye to 360°’s rooftop... The closing party of 360°’s rooftop is traditionally seen as the start of summer. This year there’s no need for tears, as it goes hand-in-hand with the launch of the new indoor Summer Sessions. Free (reservations recommended). 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).
Friday 31 Raise a glass at Hofbräuhaus and say ‘prost!’ Today is the last chance to join in the Maifest party at Hofbräuhaus, with German food, beverages and music. Dhs250 (soft drinks). Dhs350 (house beverages). Sat-Wed 6pm-2am; Thu and Fri 7pm-11pm. Until May 31. JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Abu Baker Al Siddique Road, Deira (04 607 7977).
Friday 31 Last chance to indulge at The Rib Room It’s the last day of the steakhouse’s explorer promotion, which offers hungry punters the opportunity to try a four-course meal of meaty signature dishes from the menu. Dhs180 (food only). 7pm-midnight. Until May 31. Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8088).
Friday 31 Rock out with a metal legend Former Iron Maiden frontman Blaze Bayley returns to Dubai for the first time in 28 years to recreate his heyday hits in an acoustic set. Dhs150. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai www.timeouttickets.com
Saturday June 1 View Tariq Dajani’s images of falcons Local art space Gallery One presents 20 works from Jordanian photographer Tariq Dajani, which honour the traditions of falconry. Free. Until June 1. The Lounge, JW Marriott Marquis, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 9290).
Saturday 1 Try a mud healing treatment Mud rich in pine oil is applied to relieve muscle tension and invigorate your senses. Afterwards, have an aromatherapy back massage and facial. Dhs800 for two hours. Until June 30. Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 5909).
Saturday 1 Discover Morocco at the Burj Al Iwan hosts a Moroccan-inspired night with traditional food and belly dancing. Dhs425 per person (food only). 6pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Burj Al Arab (04 301 7600).
Sunday 2 Have a massage and get a free mini-facial Enjoy Spadunya’s signature Color Harmonising Massage and you’ll receive a mini facial. Dhs395 for 90 minutes. Until June 30. Spadunya Colour Experience, JBR The Walk, Plaza Level (04 439 3669).
Sunday 2 Watch a comedy franchise finale The epic concluding chapter (okay, not quite), The Hangover Part III is one of 2013’s most anticipated comedies. Check our interview with star Zach Galifianakis. In UAE cinemas from Thursday May 30.
Sunday 2 Get to grips with Italian Learn useful Italian phrases with this free language exchange session. Free. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Caribou Coffee, The Gate Building, DIFC, www.meetup.com/languageexchangedubaigroup (no number).
Monday 3 Get stuck into pies at Alfie’s Try traditional British fillings such as leek and wild mushroom or beef and hops, with the pie and a pint deal. Dhs99. Sun-Thu 3pm-11pm; Fri-Sat noon-11pm. Ongoing. Boulevard, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8088).
Monday 3 Go Pink on Mondays ikandy’s fresh ladies’ night offers free pink bubbles – with an optional pink dress code. Free. 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. ikandy ultralounge, Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).
Monday 3 A Platonic dinner date (with an Italian) Rococo celebrates Italian Republic Day with a series of one-off set menu dinners. Dhs250 per person. Sat-Tue 7pm-11.30pm. Until June 4. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 448 4733).
Tuesday 4 Stock up on beach wear at Stradivarius The new collection is alive with colour, featuring blouses with crochet detailing, flirty kimonos and tie-dye prints. Dhs55 to Dhs295. Stradivarius, various locations including Dubai Festival City Mall (04 232 6646).
Tuesday 4 Fill up your pantry with organic goods Shop at the pop-up farmers’ market held by organic champions the Pantry Café, in association with Ripe. Free entry, prices vary. 9.30am-11.30am. Ongoing. Al Wasl Square, Jumeirah (04 388 3868).
Tuesday 4 Get your fill of barbecue at Sonamu Sample a Korean barbecue at this new all-you-can-eat-and-drink theme night. Dhs179. 6pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Asiana Hotel, Deira (04 238 7777).
Tuesday 4 Drink grape for free As part of the Sheraton’s new global ‘Social Hour’, Moods Bar is serving up two free glasses of grape to visitors, four nights a week. Free. 6pm-7pm Ongoing, every Sun-Wed. Mood Bar, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, JBR The Walk (04 399 5533).