Party with Heartless Crew, see North Korean art or head to the Sevens
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 27 Sparkle at an urban night Head to XL Beach Club tonight for Diamond Wednesdays. This popular urban night sees tunes spun by DJs Brooklyn, Shero and Adam J. Dhs100 for men, free for ladies and couples. 5pm-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort and Spa (056 640 6161).
Wednesday 27 Enjoy a festive pampering package Spa lovers can prepare for the party season in style with the festive special package at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. The experience combines a traditional Turkish hamman with a Sultan’s massage, cleansing facial, and you’ll even get lunch thrown in afterwards. Dhs1,350. Until December 31. Talise Ottoman Spa, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444)
Wednesday 27 Sign up for a softball league Put your name down for the double-header co-ed softball league, which starts today. If you prefer the social side of sport, this is the one for you. Dhs300 individual, Dhs3,000 team. 7pm-10pm. Until December 18. Dubai Softball Fields, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Wednesday 27 Give thanks for good food at The Ivy The Ivy is serving a three-course menu of classic American Thanksgiving favourites to tempt you such as roast turkey and mac and cheese. Dhs395 per person. Daily noon-11pm. Until November 30. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 319 8767).
Wednesday 27 Check out BiCE’s Tuscan grape dinner Sample a four-course grape-pairing dinner of fine Italian cooking such as wagyu beef and foie gras involtini. Dhs495 per person. 7pm-10pm. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, The Walk, JBR (04 318 2520).
Thursday 28 Join a running club The gym giant Fitness First restarts its running club with weekly runs at Safa Park (Thu, 7pm), Deira City Centre (Tue, 7pm) and Motor City (Wed and Mon, 8.30am and 7.30pm). Free to all, register at any Fitness First club. Various locations (800 348 6377).
Thursday 28 Get your eyebrows done The new Hi Brows treatment at Sisters Beauty Lounge promises to perfect your eyebrows by measuring the angles and arches, tinting to the desired shade and threading and tweezing. Dhs200. Ongoing. Sisters Beauty Lounge, The Dubai Mall (04 339 8500).
Thursday 28 Delve into India’s coastal cooking The Bombay launches the Konkan coastal food festival today, where there’ll be plenty of Indian style seafood dishes to try out. Prices vary. Daily 12.30pm-3pm, 7.30pm-2am. Until December 7. Marcopolo Hotel, Al Mutheena Street (04 272 0000).
Thursday 28 Admire art inspired by world travels Born in Vienna, artist Soshana Afroyim was friends with the writer Jean-Paul Satre and Pablo Picasso. Her paintings reflect her cosmopolitan travels around the globe. Until November 30. Soshana Forever at Art Couture. Al Badia Golf Club, InterContinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City (04 601 0101).
Thursday 28 Shake it, UK garage style Members of UK garage trio Fonti and Bushkin will be spinning a garage and funky house set on the terrace at N’Dulge. Dhs100, free for ladies before 11pm. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 200 4322).
Friday 29 Party all day long to a UK DJ UK DJ and producer Subb-an will be dropping the beats along with sets from resident DJs Jean B and Frederick Stone at the popular Ibiza-esque al fresco party venue Blue Marlin. Members and bookings only. 9pm-3am. Blue Marlin Ibiza, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).
Friday 29 Celebrate all things US Today, Americans should feel uniquely at home at the usually Brit-centric Double Decker brunch. A one-off Thanksgiving edition offers roast turkey and there is even American football being shown. Dhs199 per person. Noon-4pm. Al Murooj Rotana Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 321 1111).
Friday 29 Don’t miss the Dubai Rugby 7s Prepare for three days of thrilling action on the pitch, including fancy dress in the stands and live music in the Rugby Village. Free (Thu), Dhs300 (Fri-Sat), Dhs500 (Fri and Sat). From 8am. The Sevens Stadium, Dubai to Al Ain Road (E66) www.timeouttickets.com
Saturday 30 Enjoy a National Day feast Imperium starts the National Day celebrations early, with a selection of Emirati dishes served at the buffet from today. Visit on Monday, and you can also see Emirati chef Mussabeh in action. Dhs225 per person. Half price for kids under 12. Sat-Mon 12.30pm-4pm, 6.30pm-11pm. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Saturday 30 Get your groove on to Balearic beats Dek on Eight’s poolside party recreates the Ibiza vibe with chillout, funk, soul and deep house. Free. 2pm-10pm. Dek on 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Saturday 30 See a UAE star perform live Abu Dhabi-born Jeremiah John, a multi-talented musician who has supported the likes of Led Zepplin’s Robert Plant, rockers Incubus and Macy Gray, will be performing a live set at 360˚ tonight. Free (reservations recommended). 5pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).
Sunday 1 Watch parachuters Two weeks of skydiving action is now under way, as the fourth Dubai International Parachuting Championship gets into swing. Head down to the Marina dropzone for a closer look. Free. November 27-December 10. Skydive Dubai, Dubai Marina, www.facebook.com/dipcdxb (no number).
Sunday 1 Visit a new cap store American headwear company New Era has opened its first outlet in the Middle East in Dubai Festival City. Head to the ground floor store to shop from the latest collection. New Era, Dubai Festival City (no number).
Monday 2 Eat Arabic cuisine Today only, in honour of National Day, two branches of Organic Foods and Cafe are serving an Arabic set menu. 11am-9.30pm. Sheikh Zayed Road (04 434 0577). Other location: The Greens (04 338 2911).
Monday 2 Mark National Day Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard plays host to the UAE National Day Parade, where there will be a host of family-friendly activities. Schools, government entities, biker clubs and local companies will all be involved with the procession. Free. 3pm-5pm. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, www.mydowntowndubai.com.
Monday 2 Have fun in Marina Mall Enjoy National Day at Marina Mall’s live stage shows, parades and more on Sunday 1 and Monday 2 December. Free. Dubai Marina Mall (04 436 1020).
Tuesday 3 Get scrubbed up Ladies can treat themselves at De La Mer Spa with a chocolate cheer package, which includes a chocolate, sugar and shea butter scrub. Dhs584. Until December 31. Jumeirah Beach Road (04 328 2775).
Tuesday 3 Buy Xmas decorations Pan Emirates has launched its new collection of furniture and accessories in a range of festive colours and winter wonderland shimmer. From Dh45. Pan Emirates across Dubai, including Festival City (04 285 4834).
Tuesday 3 Gorge on dim sum Sizzling Wok is holding a dim sum festival, where you can eat as much shu mai, wontons and barbecue chicken buns as you can handle. Dhs39 per person. Dhs39 per person Sat-Wed 7pm-11pm. Until December 15. Citymax Hotels Bur Dubai, Kuwait Street (050 100 7065).
Tuesday 3 Head to a ladies’ night The ever-popular beachside hangout Barasti at the Marina end of town is offering ladies unlimited bubbles for Dhs50. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina (04 318 1313).