Learn how to make dim sum, dance at Hopfest, or win a trip to Singapore
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 28 Join a group ride in Nad Al Sheba Join ex-professional cyclist Vitor Carvalho for a ride at Nad Al Sheba Cycle Park, with an average pace of 24-26km. Free. Wed from 6.30pm for 50km. Nad Al Sheba Cycle Park, Nad Al Sheba, www.facebook.com/ridebikeshop, firstname.lastname@example.org (052 904 0031).
Wednesday 28 Dance at Diamond Wednesdays Head to this popular urban night, where the tunes are spun by DJs Brooklyn and Shero and Adam J in an air conditioned tent. Dhs100 for men, free for ladies and couples. 5pm-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort and Spa (056 640 6161). www.timeouttickets.com.
Wednesday 28 Explore the art of dim sum Blue Jade hosts a dim sum masterclass today. Dhs395 per person. 4pm-7pm. The Ritz-Carlton JBR, Dubai Marina (04 318 6150).
Wednesday 28 Frisian style at Der Keller The last evening to sample this à la carte promotion of north German cooking. Prices vary. 6pm-11.30pm. Until August 31. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 406 8999).
Wednesday 28 Meet like-minded lovers of travel over dinner at Karma Kafe Each Restronaut meeting is set around a certain theme and this week’s dinner conversation will be all about travel tales. Get to share your tips, stories and experiences over a set menu at Karma Kafe. Dhs295. From 8pm. Karma Kafe, Souk Al Bahar, www.restronaut.me (no number).
Thursday 29 Try meditation for beginners Tara Love Perry leads a guided meditation, with the aim of connecting you to your divine child. Dhs50. 7.30pm-8pm. Illuminations Wellbeing Centre, JLT, www.meetup.com/illuminations (04 448 7043).
Thursday 29 Last chance to get in early for a discount on Indian fare The early bird deal at Chutney’s ends this week.Get a 50 percent discount on food and 20 percent discount on beverages during August, when booking a table for business lunch or an early dinner. Prices vary. Daily 12.30pm-1.30pm, 7pm-8pm. Until August 31. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai (04 310 4340).
Thursday 29 Head to Hopfest 2013 The three-day event with live music from The MapleJacks and DJ Marky takes place in The Irish Village’s air conditioned tent and features more than 100 varieties of hops. Free. Aug 29-31. Midday-midnight. The Irish Village, Garhoud (04 282 4750). www.timeouttickets.com.
Thursday 29 Dance like a maniac at a trance night at Chi This evening of trance with Cosmosis (Holophonic Records, UK) spinning the tracks is inspired by Goan beach parties. Dhs125. 9pm-3am Chi@The Lodge, Oud Metha (050 645 1119).
Friday 30 Check out the autumn/winter collection at Ted Baker Inspired by vintage paintings of the ‘40s, the collection includes bloom prints and delicate knitwear, regal full-bodied skirts and art deco-inspired geometric prints for women. From Dhs200 to Dhs3,000. Ted Baker, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 434 0623).
Friday 30 Feast on fine Indian food Chor Bazaar’s thali deal Includes naan, prawns, chicken and lamb dishes. Not one of the city’s cheapest thalis but impressive. Dhs139 (soft drinks). Daily 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate, The Gardens (04 444 5613).
Friday 30 Roots V presents The Gatherings This reggae event features live performances from the Beanies and Fighting Superheroes along with others. Dhs30. 9pm-3am. Club Mint, Manhattan Hotel, Bur Dubai (04 325 9000).
Friday 30 Go to the Parry Season Launch at Sublime This opener will feature hip-hop, R&B and reggae and you’ll get a free mix tape too. Dhs100. Free for ladies before midnight. Sublime Bar & Lounge, Ibis World Centre (04 318 7130).
Saturday 31 Check out the Mégatours exhibition This exhibition explores the possibilities of skyscrapers and the human desire to construct ever taller monoliths. Alliance Francaise Dubai, Oud Metha (04 335 8712).
Saturday 31 Test your stamina against an ‘ultimate’ circuit High-intensity interval training-meets-circuit-training at this group class, which claims to secure results in record time. First class free, Dhs50 per session. Mon-Fri 6.45pm, Sat 11am. HM Fitness, Dubai Bowling Centre, Meydan Road, www.hiit.ae (050 459 9652).
Saturday 31 Fire & Ice’s Singapore competition Win a trip to Singapore, just by dining here. Dhs125 (two course set menu). Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until September 17. Raffles Dubai, Wafi (04 324 8888).
Saturday 31 Head to Entra Mi Casa @ 360˚ Afro Latin beats from DJs Just Lance, Tristan Bain, Charl Chaka, Conan Liquid and Nthayi. Free. 6pm-3am. 360˚, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 406 8999).
Sunday 1 Money off treatments at Eternel Clinic During September, clients will get a 20 percent discount on treatments (excluding Thermage, allergy testing and products). Until September 30. Eternel Clinic, Villa 397, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 2, www.eternelclinic.com (04 344 0008).
Sunday 1 Treat yourself to bubbly This offer sees discounts on a bottle of bubbly between 5pm and 7pm. Free. The Gramercy, DIFC, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 437 7511).
Sunday 1 Dine on Deccan cooking Signature By Sanjeev Kapoor hosts a Deccan food festival featuring dishes such as andhra-style chicken curry flavoured with peppercorn. Priced à la carte. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until September 12. Melia Dubai, Kuwait Street, Bur Dubai (04 386 8111).
Monday 2 Do a night ride Join Probike’s Monday night rides, which are currently a short but sweet 36km or 45km out-and-back ride. Free. Starts 6.40pm. Al Qudra Cycle Track, Al Qudra Road, www.facebook.com/probikeshop (04 325 5705).
Monday 2 Learn how to dim sum Get rolling at the first of two dim sum cooking classes today. Dhs145 per person. Monday September 2 10.30am-noon, Wednesday September 4 7.30pm-9pm. Until September 4. Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 9933).
Monday 2 Head to a hip-hop night at Cirque Le Soir This urban night is held at the Dubai branch of the circus-themed London concept. Free. Cirque Le Soir. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (056 115 4507).
Tuesday 3 Book a massage and get a free face session Enjoy an Infinite Harmony Emerald Massage and get a free 30-minute colour face reflexology session. Dhs395 for 90 minutes. Until September 30. Spadunya Colour Experience, JBR The Walk, Shams 1, Plaza Level (04 439 3669).
Tuesday 3 Feast on churrasco Pachanga’s weekly night of Brazilian-style barbecue takes place tonight. Dhs195. 7.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, JBR (04 318 2530).