Get revved up at Gulf Bike Week or celebrate Halloween early
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 23 Check out British folk band Spiro From Bristol in the UK, folk band Spiro count Peter Gabriel among their fans. They will be performing in the gardens of The Irish Village. Free. 8.30pm-11.30pm. The Irish Village, Garhoud (04 347 7793).
Wednesday 23 Try out a dance class for free James & Alex Dance Studios in Dubai Media City studio is offering a variety of drop-in classes until October 27. Styles for you to shake your thing at include ballet, hip-hop, contemporary, tango, salsa, bachata, zouk, flamenco and Zumba. Until October 27. James & Alex Dance Studios, 8th Floor, Concord Tower, Dubai Media City (04 447 0773).
Wednesday 23 See South Africa v Pakistan South Africa and Pakistan meet on the field for the second test match series in Dubai Sports City. Free (regular), Dhs500 (VIP). From 10am. Until October 27. Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai Sports City (04 425 1111).
Thursday 24 Learn to cook with a celebrity chef Famous Indian chef Sanjeev Kapoor visits his Bur Dubai restaurant Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor this week to promote the new menu. He will also be hosting a one-off cooking class today, at Azalya in the same hotel, where he will be demonstrating three recipes. Dhs299. 1pm-3pm. Melia Dubai, Port Rashid, Bur Dubai (04 386 8111).
Thursday 24 Go to the ball A Moulin Rouge-themed pink ball is held in support of the UAE’s Pink Caravan charity, and will feature a three-course dinner and drinks, plus a live auction. From Dhs845 per person. Sky Bubble, Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba, www.bigpinkball.com (050 123 6547).
Thursday 24 Get revved up at Gulf Bike Week See incredible bike stunts, take part in a custom bike competition, watch local rockers and much more at this three-day event. Dhs60. Thu 4pm-11pm, Fri 1.30pm-11pm, Sat 1.30pm-9.30pm. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre (04 435 6101).
Thursday 24 See a house legend spin at N’Dulge The pioneering Chicago house DJ Chez Damier will be manning the decks at N’Dulge. Dhs100, free for ladies before 11pm. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, (055 200 4322).
Friday 25 Attend the Ladies Day Out Head to Meydan to check out wellbeing talks, partake in retail therapy, dine on the terrace, get your hair and make-up done or join a DJ masterclass. Dhs100 per day for tickets bought in advance, Dhs120 per day for tickets bought on the door (Dhs180 and Dhs210 for VIP). Meydan Racecourse, www.ladiesdayoutdubai.com.
Friday 25 Flex your muscles at a duathlon Triathletes, duathletes, cyclists, runners and fitness enthusiasts of all ages and abilities are invited to take part in this event, which features a 3km run, 25km cycle and 2.5km run. Dhs295. From 6.30am. The Sevens Stadium, E66, www.premiermarathons.com (050 105 7845).
Friday 25 Scare people early at Yalumba Yalumba starts its Halloween celebrations early with a spookily themed brunch today. Dress up and you could win a bottle of bubbly. Dhs499 per person. 12.30pm-3.30pm. Le Méridien Dubai, Airport Road (04 702 2455).
Friday 25 Party hard by a pool American house DJ Ian Carey will be supplying the tunes with support coming from DJ ProMoe, S3rHan and Rich Round. Free for ladies before 8pm, Free for men before 6pm, Dhs100 early bird, Dhs150 door. Midday-3am. XL Beach Club, The Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 454 2927). www.timeouttickets.com.
Friday 25 Laugh at a trio of stand-up comics UK comedian Jeremy O’Donnell, British stand-up of Jamaican descent Junior Simpson and Toronto comedian Simon Cotter are performing. Dhs200 (including food). 9pm. The Punchline Comedy Club, Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills www.timeouttickets.com.
Saturday 26 Sign a friend up for free pampering Shine Your Light is a complimentary one-day workshop for woman in the UAE fighting cancer. 10am-5pm. Booking is essential. ILLUMIN8 Make Up Studio, Fortune Executive Tower, Cluster T, JLT (050 872 8374).
Saturday 26 Sample chef Jeff Galvin’s cooking A special à la carte selection comes care of the celebrated Galvin La Chapelle in London. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until October 30. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 406 8999).
Saturday 26 Play kickball for charity This one-day tournament is held in support of Breast Cancer Arabia, with participants encouraged to wear fancy dress. Dhs120 individual, Dhs1,200 per team. 2pm-7pm. Dubai Softball Fields, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 447 2394).
Saturday 26 Dance to DJ Cut Killer See a French DJ, who appeared in cult classic French movie La Haine, spin the tunes. Free. 11pm-3am. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 386 6844).
Sunday 27 Shop to win shoes Want to win a year’s worth of shoes from Topshop? Spend Dhs100 in the UAE, then log onto Facebook.com/TopshopME to enter your details. The winner will receive a free pair of shoes every month for a year. Until November 6. Topshop, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 339 9802).
Sunday 27 See cool artworks Dubai Filipino illustrator Mark Ganzon, also known as Cloud88, will be showcasing his mixed-media works. Until November 21. FN Designs, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, www.fanndesigns.com.
Sunday 27 Let darkness fall Noire at Spectrum on One is a must-try activity in Dubai, bringing the global dining in the dark craze to the emirate. 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).
Monday 28 Bag a free onesie Ladies who book the PJ Package at Willow Stream Spa receive their own ‘onesie’ pyjama to take home. The three-hour package includes an Ultra Brightening Facial, Stress Relief Massage and any salon hair or nail treatment. From Dhs1,168. Until November 31. Fairmont The Palm, (04 457 3545).
Monday 28 Try a Bavarian challenge Head to the Oktoberfest party at Hofbräuhaus and take part in a sausage eating contest. Prices à la carte. Sat-Wed 6pm-2am. Dhs250 (soft drinks). Dhs250 (house beverages). Dhs450 (premium beverages). Thu and Fri 6pm-2am. Until October 31. JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Deira (04 607 7977).
Tuesday 29 Rent books online Online book rental club Reader’s Paradise offers titles across various genres including horror, autobiography, self-improvement and more. All titles are delivered direct to your door as well. From Dhs35 per month for two books at a time. www.readersparadise-me.com (04 422 7495).
Tuesday 29 Get a cheap mani-pedi Enjoy a mani-pedi and full-body waxing (including bikini) for the bargain price of Dhs99. Until October 31. Julie Hair and Beauty Salon, Mattar Al Tayar Building 3, Al Mina Road, (04 325 2255).
Tuesday 29 View Egyptian art Egyptian artist Ayman Elsemary will be exhibiting his multidisciplinary works for the first time to delight art lovers in the UAE. Until November 21. Gallery Ward, Al Quoz (04 388 3204).
Tuesday 29 Dance to funky house DJ Sean Finn is appearing at Cirque Le Soir. Expect a constant supply of energetic beats to delight all the house music heads. Free (door policy applies). 10pm-3am. Fairmont Dubai (056 115 4507).