High-rise yoga, improv comedy, flea market and much more
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 12 Find bargains in Dubai Summer Surprises There are discounts and prizes to be won across the city. Deira City Centre, Mall of the Emirates and Mirdif City Centre are extending their hours to 10am to midnight on weekdays and 10am to 1am on weekends. For more info visit the Facebook pages of each mall.
Wednesday 12 See works by our Time Out columnist Artist Hatty Pedder is selling her quirky inkings of Dubai’s art scene, events and characters, for the special price of Dhs1,500 each. 7pm-10.30pm. Until June 15. Desert Fish Studio, Al Quoz (04 388 4341).
Wednesday 12 Scottish seafood at Fire & Ice This month, the seasonal specials on Fire & Ice’s menu feature oysters, salmon, smoked haddock and more from Loch Fyne in Scotland. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until June 30. Raffles Dubai (04 324 8888).
Thursday 13 Do early morning yoga 124 floors up at the Burj Khalifa Fitness First is hosting Yoga At the Top sessions from the Burj Khalifa’s At the Top observation deck every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Dhs125 for Fitness First members; Dhs150 for non-members. 7.30am-8.30am. Purchase tickets at www.atthetop.ae.
Thursday 13 Sample Kashmiri cooking With a touch of geographic irony, The Bombay restaurant hosts a Kashmiri food festival, having flown in a Kashmiri chef specially. Prices vary. Daily 12.30pm-3pm, 7.30pm-2am. Until June 15. Marco Polo Hotel, Deira (04 272 0000).
Thursday 13 Meet new people over Irish cuisine The Alphabet Dining Club will head out to eat and socialise with fellow food-lovers at D Bar & Grill. Sign up to the group’s page to RSVP. Dhs250 set menu, Dhs350 with four drinks. From 7.30pm. D Bar & Grill, Dubai World Trade Centre, www.meetup.com/the-alphabet-dining-club-global-food-for-the-palate (no number).
Thursday 13 Giggle at Whose Line is it Anyway? They may have visited Dubai more times we can count, but the improvisational sketches served up by the troupe are always fresh. Dhs195. 8pm. Until Sat 15. Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat, www.timeouttickets.com.
Thursday 13 Eat steak and listen to jazz Dubai’s carnivorous jazz fans should visit Center Cut steakhouse, where a pianist will be performing live jazz music. Prices vary. Mon-Thu 9.15pm-midnight, Sun 8.45pm-midnight. Ongoing. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).
Friday 14 Learn to cook in Italian style This month the regular Armani/Ristorante cooking class focuses on artichokes. Dhs700 per person (including three course lunch and paired beverages). Dhs1,000 per couple. 10am-2pm. Armani Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3282).
Friday 14 One last (12-hour) beach party Party for 12 hours straight at what really might be the last outdoor closing party of the season. Headlined by Danilo Dumonte, there’s even a free welcome drink for ladies. Free. 3pm-3am. Bliss Lounge, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, JBR (050 553 7917).
Friday 14 A back-to-back reggae soundclash India’s reggae don DJ MoCity goes head-to-head with local DJs with a ‘one-track-on, one-track-off’ policy at Drop Dread’s closing party, held in the intimate Al Barsha nightspot. Dhs50. 10pm-3am. Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha (055 418 6265).
Saturday 15 Squeeze in a spot of breakfast before this deal ends It’s the last chance this week to try THE One Deli’s two-for-one breakfast discount. From Dhs31. Sun-Thu 9am-11am; Fri and Sat 9am-noon. Until June 16. Jumeirah Beach Road (04 345 6687).
Saturday 15 Take your dad for some grooming and get a free photoshoot Father and son duos who enjoy any treatment today between 10am and 6pm will be treated to a complimentary professional photo shoot. Until June 15. 1847, Emirates Towers Boulevard (04 330 01847).
Saturday 15 Give a cat a loving home Feline Friends is holding an adoption day, and they desperately need adopters and fosterers. Free. 1pm-4pm. The Vet Hospital, Al Quoz, firstname.lastname@example.org (no number).
Saturday 15 Jackie Chandiru performs live The Ugandan star behind hit ‘Gold Digger’ performs live with a dance troupe. Dhs100-200. Doors 9pm; show 11pm. Submarine, Dhow Palace Hotel (055 430 9255).
Sunday 16 Treat your dad at Imperium Celebrate fathers’ day with this one-off Sunday brunch to mark the occasion. Dhs275 (soft drinks). Dhs395 (house beverages). Dhs550 (premium bubbly). 1pm-4pm. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Sunday 16 Play and watch golf The Track hosts a nine-hole evening golf event, followed by a screening of the final round of the US Open on the projector screens at Qube sports bar. Dhs150 per person. 7pm shotgun start. Meydan Golf, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3733).
Sunday 16 Boy George and Marc Vedo behind the decks The flamboyant frontman of ’80s pop band Culture Club shares the decks with respected house DJ Marc Vdeo. Free (reservations only). 7pm-3am. Okku, The H Hotel (04 501 8777).
Monday 17 Join a new basketball league The men’s summer recreational league Air Jam III tips off today. Dhs575 individual, Dhs3,400 team. 7pm-10.30pm. Until August 5. Dubai International Academy, Emirates Living (04 447 2394).
Monday 17 Rock out with a top Dubai band The band we named Best Dubai Act award earlier this year, Point of View, play a homecoming gig fresh off the road from their Indian tour. Dhs50. 7.30pm. The Fridge, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 347 7793).
Monday 17 Party with billionaires The one Déjà vu Billionaire Affair hopes to attract the city’s high rollers, and is said to be put on by certified billionaires. Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. Cavalli Club, Fairmont Dubai (050 976 4027).
Tuesday 18 Cover yourself in chocolate Try the Arabic Ritual Treatment, which includes an anti-oxidant chocolate peel facial and full-body massage. Dhs800. Until July 30. Rixos Royal Spa, Rixos the Palm (04 457 5415).
Tuesday 18 Watch a Superman reboot Henry Cavill, best known for his role in The Tudors, steps into Superman’s spandex to take on the box office this week. Cinemas across Dubai from Thursday 13.
Tuesday 18 Tuck in to lunch at Minato A new summer menu includes choices such as aburi sushi teishoku and udon salad. From Dhs55. Daily 12.30pm- 3pm, 7pm-11pm. June 30. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Tuesday 18 Eat for free (if you’re a lady) At this ladies’ night, female visitors to Nezesaussi can eat Dhs100 of free food when they spend Dhs50 on drinks. 6.30pm-9pm. Ongoing. Nezesaussi Grill in Al Manzil Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 428 5888).