Dine in the dark, tackle Thai kickboxing, see Tim Westwood or win a trip to Tokyo
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 4 Win a trip to Tokyo when you visit Tomo Dine before the prize draw on Saturday to stand a chance of winning a trip for two to Japan. Free entry, prices à la carte. Wed-Sat 12.30pm-2.45pm, 6.30pm-10.45pm. Until September 7. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 357 7888).
Wednesday 4 Rock through The Ages at Hard Rock Café In-house band the Smooth Criminals will be performing a slew of crowd-pleasing covers at a live music night where you’ll get to enjoy various special drinks offers too. Free. 6pm-2am. Hard Rock Café Dubai, Dubai Festival City Mall, Festival City (04 232 8900).
Wednesday 4 Dream of the Amalfi coast at Certo Sample a new à la carte special of Italian coastal cuisines, using fresh, local produce. Dishes include lasagna with sardine and buffalo mozzarella and swordfish steak steamed with rosemary and pomegranate oil. Prices à la carte. Daily 7.30pm-11pm. Until September 14. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Thursday 5 Enjoy a pampering package at The Nail Spa Indulge in an angel face lift facial, head and neck massage and a classic mani-pedi all for just Dhs780 at this top mall nail salon. Until September 30. The Nail Spa, various locations including Mercato Mall (04 349 7766).
Thursday 5 Try buffets galore at Brasserie The venue hosts daily themed buffet deals. Dhs220 per person (including tea or coffee). Daily 6pm-11pm. Ongoing. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort and Spa, Dubai Marina (04 316 5550).
Thursday 5 Get fighting fit with muay Thai This style of kickboxing incorporates strikes using various methods that involve the hands, feet, knees and elbows. Dhs100 per session. Sun, Tue, Thu 8pm-9.30pm. Pride Fitness Center, Curve Building, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 663 2124).
Thursday 5 Check out a French DJ at Movida French DJ and producer Pascal Roth, aka Player Chic, will be providing the house beats.Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. Ongoing. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel. Sheikh Zayed Road (04 386 6844).
Thursday 5 Fancy a jazz and soul night? Head down for a mixture of tunes at this World Trade Centre Italian-inspired venue. Soul and jazz house DJ Pierre Ravan will be on the decks and ample support will be provided from resident DJ Stu Laurie warming up the crowd. Free. 11pm-2am. Donatello Lounge, Dubai World Trade Centre, Convention Tower (04 386 3577/04 386 3499).
Friday 6 Safari and overnight camping Dubai Social Club comes together for desert safari activities followed by overnight camping, where you can get some shut-eye in a tent or sleep under the stars. Dhs150. From Fri 4pm to Sat noon. Meet at Dubai Marina Mall, www.meetup.com/dubai-social (no number).
Friday 6 Double up for badminton A new pay-per-play league is open to all skill levels, with attendees playing in a doubles format. A great way to work up an appetite before heading out for a Friday night meal. Dhs60 per session. 5pm-7pm. Until November 15. Collegiate American School, Umm Suqeim, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Friday 6 Dine in the dark at Spectrum on One New promotion ‘Noire’ begins today, with three courses served in total darkness. Dhs325 per person (Dhs27 per guest is donated to Sightsavers Middle East). Fri-Mon 7.30pm-10pm. Ongoing. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).
Friday 6 Dance to progressive house Albert Neve will be headlining Ultimate Friday with support from Danny Whitlock and S3r-Han. Dhs150 door, Dhs100 advance, free for ladies until 8pm, free for gents until 6pm. XL Beach Club, The Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 454 2927). www.timeouttickets.com.
Friday 6 Hear a Jamaican reggae legend Massive Attack collaborator Horace Andy will be appearing at Casa Latina for a special one-off performance of old-school beats. Dhs85 door, Dhs75 early bird. 10pm-3am, Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha. www.timeouttickets.com.
Saturday 7 Get discounts on fitness memberships at Spadunya Pay for five months’ membership and get six months or pay for ten months and get 12 months. Memberships can be shared by two people. Classes include yoga, Zumba and more. Until September 30. Fitness@Spadunya, JBR The Walk, Shams 1, Plaza Level (04 439 3669).
Saturday 7 Play mini golf among aliens Tee & Putt at Wafi offers glow-in-the-dark crazy golf, featuring 18 holes and all manner of weird and wonderful obstacles. Dhs75 per person. Ongoing. Tee & Putt, Wafi, Oud Metha (04 357 3290).
Saturday 7 Celebrate Brazilian Independence Frevo’s Dia da Independência party includes barbecue, live music and beverages. Dhs295 (soft drinks). Dhs475 (house beverages). 7pm-1am. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).
Saturday 7 Watch a new action flick Check out the second instalment of Kick Ass, a superhero action-comedy film based on the comic book of the same name starring Chloë Grace Moretz. In cinemas across Dubai.
Saturday 7 Have a sweet night out at Movida The high-end club’s Suga night is promising to put on some of the sweetest R&B in town. Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. Ongoing. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel. Sheikh Zayed Road (04 386 6844).
Sunday 8 Enjoy a trio of tea treatments at The Spa Includes a Nepalese style tea exfoliation, plus a regenerating four-tea back massage and an instant glow green tea facial. Dhs499 for 75 minutes. The Spa, The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7424).
Sunday 8 Celebrate the new week in style Cavalli Club will be holding its Just Sundays night with tracks supplied by DJ Enzo Mirak. Free (door policy applies). 7pm-3am. Cavalli Club, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).
Monday 9 Feast like a carnivore at Nezesaussi Monday night is Aussie steak night, with unlimited portions available, and live music. Dhs250 (house beverages). 7pm to 11pm. Vida Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 428 5927).
Monday 9 Sip and sample at Terra Firma Head to the steakhouse for a one-off pairing menu with grape. Dhs390 per person. 7.30pm-midnight. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Monday 9 See Tim Westwood spin the decks The UK radio DJ and influential hip-hop aficionado will be supplying the beats at this circus-themed venue. Free. 10pm-3am. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai (056 115 4507).
Tuesday 10 Check out the new Topshop collection Topshop’s Unique autumn/winter 2013 collection hits The Dubai Mall store today. Buy the latest range, which features shimmering fabrics and sequins. From Dhs49 to Dhs999. Topshop, The Dubai Mall (04 339 9802).
Tuesday 10 Join a skating club Glide around with the city’s new Inline Skating in Dubai social club. Free. From 7.30pm. Dubai Marina Yacht Club, www.meetup.com/dubai-inline-skating (no number).