Contemporary circus, Freedom Rocks and The Laughter Factory returns
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 14 Sip gold dust at Al Bayt New to the menu, the ‘Palace cappuccino’ is made with 22 carat gold dust. It’s also served with macaroons made in-house. Dhs80. Daily, open 24 hours. Ongoing. The Palace Downtown (04 428 7806).
Wednesday 14 Get a gift with your purchase at Pastels Salon Buy two products from the L’Oreal, Redken and Kerastase haircare range and you’ll receive a chic clutch bag. Alternatively, purchase three products and receive a full-sized Redken Colour Extend Radiant Spray worth Dhs105. Until August 31. Valid in all branches, including Pastels Jumeirah (04 388 3534).
Wednesday 14 See Philip Mueller’s solo exhibition Check out the surreal and slightly macabre Dutchman’s oil paintings at Carbon 12 gallery. Carbon 12, Aserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 340 6016).
Wednesday 14 Improve your photography skills over coffee The Emirates Photography Club gets together to share and critique members’ snaps. Each attendee is invited to bring two of their own images on a USB for discussion. Sign up to the group’s Meetup page to take part. Free. From 7pm. The Change Initiative, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.meetup.com/emiratesphotoclub (no number).
Thursday 15 Check out Chuck Love at Donatello Lounge The soulful house DJ will be taking to the decks at the newly opened DWTC venue. Free. 7pm-2am. Donatello Lounge, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 386 3577).
Thursday 15 Return of The Laughter Factory Pierre Hollins, Caimh McDonnell and John Lynn bid to make you laugh. Dhs140. 9pm. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Marina (04 355 1862). www.timeouttickets.com.
Thursday 15 Take your grandad for an Indian feast Celebrate India’s 67th Independence Day at Claypot, which will host an Indian buffet. Free for adults aged over 67 so treat an elderly friend to dinner. Dhs67 per person. 7pm-midnight. Citymax Hotels Bur Dubai, Kuwait Street (050 100 7065).
Friday 16 Help yourself to Swiss chocolate The Market Café’s chocolate buffet takes place today during the regular Friday brunch, with chocolate from Felchlin Switzerland. Dhs219 per person (soft drinks). Dhs99 children aged six to 12. Free for children under six. 12.30pm-4pm. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
Friday 16 Show off your skills or watch others at Rage Hot Tricks Beginners, seniors and advanced riders have the chance to showcase their skills and battle it out for prizes such as BMX vouchers, custom skateboards and more. Dhs35. Noon-8pm. Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre (052 296 6527).
Friday 16 De-stress with yogic techniques Ditch the stress and start enjoying yourself. This session combines yogic pranayama and meditation to help attendees manage the demands of a busy life and improve their relationships. Free. From 5pm. Single Business Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.meetup.com/art-of-living-making-life-a-celebration (no number).
Friday 16 Head to Freedom Rocks See a line-up of local rock talent at this event which celebrates Pakistani and Indian Independence Day. Free before 9pm. Dhs60. 8pm-late. Majestic Hotel, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).
Friday 16 See Angel at N’Dulge The up-and-coming UK urban star will be performing in a one-off performance at Atlantis. Dhs100. Ladies free before 11pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah. (04 426 0561).
Saturday 17 Check out a slew of Islamic Art Head to The Ara Gallery to see the work of 12 talented calligraphers. The Ara Gallery, Burj Plaza, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Blvd, Downtown (04 454 2784).
Saturday 17 Play in the Football Nations Cup Battle it out in this football tournament. Teams must field a minimum of three players, who must have the same passport from their own country. Dhs150 individual, Dhs1,000 team. 10am-4pm. Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Saturday 17 Go to the circus See contemporary Canadian circus Cirque Éloize with its latest urban-dance inspired show iD. Dhs150. 8pm-10pm. Dhs150. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 457 3212).
Sunday 18 Check out new pieces from Zayan Dubai-based designer Zayan Ghandour’s ultra feminine autumn/winter collection 2013 features metallics, electric navy, nudes, polka dots, tunics, cashmere and circle skirts. Available at S*uce, various locations including Village Mall (04 344 7270).
Sunday 18 Do lunch at Nofara Café The newly launched week-day deal offers a sandwich or salad, plus iced tea. Dhs35. Sun-Thu 11am-2pm. Until August 31. Swiss Tower, Cluster Y, JLT (04 432 2023).
Sunday 18 Rock out Head to Festival City for cheap drinks. The American rock-themed bar is offering 50 percent off selected hops and mixed drinks. 6pm-9pm. Hard Rock Cafe, Dubai Festival City Mall, Festival City (04 232 8900).
Monday 19 Cut price lingerie Labels including Mimi Holliday and Damaris lingerie are offering huge discounts at this online intimates boutique. Same day delivery in the UAE, items start from Dhs60. Until August 31, www.nuitdart.com.
Monday 19 Watch Bruce Willis’ latest action blockbuster Red 2 The Die Hard star Bruce Willis plays a retired special forces soldier who reunites with his old team to track down a portable nuclear device. Showing across various cinemas in the UAE.
Monday 19 Get in early at Ruth’s Chris Steak House The early bird deal offers a set menu for Dhs149. Dhs149 per person. Daily 6pm-8pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 454 9538).
Tuesday 20 Deals at Adidas Every customer recieves a Dhs50 voucher for every Dhs250 spent on kids’ products at all Adidas stores. Until September 6. Adidas, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 434 0603).
Tuesday 20 Get a hair deal Book at the Jumeirah branch or the Ritz-Carlton branch to get 50 percent off. Until August 31. Pastels, Jumeirah (04-388 3534), Ritz-Carlton Dubai Marina (04 399 5016).
Tuesday 20 Muay Thai class Fight your way fit with muay Thai, a style of kickboxing that incorporates strikes using hands and feet. Dhs100 per session. Sun, Tue, Thu 8pm-9.30pm. Pride Fitness Center, Curve Building, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 663 2124).
Tuesday 20 Cheap drinks Head to The Habtoor in Dubai Marina for special ladies’ drinks deals, with drinks for just Dhs5 on a variety of selected beverages. 8pm-11pm. The Underground, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort and Spa, Dubai Marina (04 408 4221).