Party retro style at Mixtape Rewind or drum in the dessert
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 15 Enjoy six hours of pampering This indulgent six-hour grooming package for gents includes a 30-minute detoxifying body scrub, a 90-minute energising Fluidita massage using body-brushing techniques and an hour-long skin- brightening facial with a mani or pedi. Dhs1,800 for six hours, including lunch and one glass of bubbly. Armani/Spa, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3888).
Wednesday 15 Head to Healey’s ladies’ night Girls get to enjoy three complimentary drinks at this ever popular JLT haunt. Free. 8pm-11pm. Bonnington Hotel, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 356 0000).
Wednesday 15 Check out new artworks English artist Ross Chisholm’s paintings are a modern, abstract twist on 18th century British society portraits of important aristocrats and landed gentry. Until March 10. Green Art Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 346 9305).
Thursday 16 Get a facial and free foot massage Book the Raw Cacao Anti-Ageing Facial for Dhs320 and get a free foot massage thrown in. Until January 31. The Organic Glow Beauty Lounge, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah 3 (04 380 4666).
Thursday 16 Head to the Dubai World Cup Carnival Enjoy a night at the races as the world’s best jockeys and finest horses take to the tracks at Meydan. Free. 6.30pm. Thursdays until March 13. Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba (04 327 2110).
Thursday 16 Feast on Caribbean cooking This month, the regional cuisine promotion at The Kitchen focuses on some of the region’s best-known dishes to delight you, such as plantain and jerk chicken. Dhs110 per person (soft drinks). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Until January 30. Hyatt Regency Dubai (04 317 2222).
Thursday 16 Dance your socks off to banging house Singaporean DJ Formative will be jetting in to drop a set at Chameleon Club Dubai. Dhs100. 9pm-3am. Byblos Hotel, TECOM (050 113 5858).
Friday 17 See a kite show extravaganza The International Kite Fiesta kicks off today, but while you’re there spend Dhs250 in any of the stores at Dubai Outlet Mall and you’ll be entered into a draw to win a Jeep Grand Cherokee 2014. 10am-5pm. Until February 2. Dubai Outlet Mall, Dubai-Al Ain Road (04 423 4666).
Friday 17 Bang a drum out in the desert Join the Dubai Drums group for a night of drumming on the dunes under a full moon. A barbecue and refreshments will be provided and if you don’t have a drum, you’ll be given one. Dhs520. 7pm. Gulf Ventures Camp, Al Awir. To join email firstname.lastname@example.org, www.dubaidrums.com (050 613 9180).
Friday 17 Try a dim sum happy hour Blue Jade launches an early Chinese New Year promotion, with unlimited dim sum and tea-infused mixed drinks, this month. Dhs150 per person. Daily 5pm-7pm. Until January 31. The Ritz-Carlton JBR (04 318 6150).
Friday 17 Head to a retro music festival Boney M, Dr Alban, Vengaboys, N-Trance and Snap! are all performing live at MiXTAPE Rewind Festival. Expect an extra special night for lovers of old-school pop hits and a slew of classics such as ‘It’s My life’ and ‘Rhythm is a Dancer’. Dhs295-350. 6pm-1.30am. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills (04 457 0336).
Friday 17 Check out deep grooves at Dusk UK hip-hop veteran Rodney P will be spinning his dub-heavy beats joined by sound system heavyweight DJ Shepdog for a night of hip-hop, funk, soul, breaks and Afrobeat. Dhs90 (advance), Dhs120 (door). Dusk Terrace, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (055 418 6265).
Saturday 18 Hunt for unique buys at Wafi Bazaar Situated next to the Cafe Court, you can browse stalls from 50 vendors selling jewellery, art, food, olive oils, spices and other arts and crafts. 10am-8pm. Wafi Mall, Oud Metha, www.wafi.com (04 324 4555).
Saturday 18 Enjoy dinner and a show Saturday night at Amala restaurant sees a feast of Indian cooking sandwiched between a screening of Bollywood movies each week. Dhs285 per person (food and movie only). 6pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Saturday 18 See abstract art at Media One The hotel’s latest lobby exhibition features the lively abstract paintings by the French/Madagascan artist Nirina Ralanto. Until February 8. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Saturday 18 Chuckle away at the Laughter Factory Justin Moorhouse, Mike Gunn and Paul Sinha (above) will be perform at the latest instalment of this comedy night. Dhs140. The Els Club, Dubai Sports City, Dubailand (04 355 1862). www.timeouttickets.com
Sunday 19 Watch camel racing Head to the races and see a unique part of Arabic culture. Free. Morning races 7am-9am, afternoon races 2.30pm- 4.30pm. Until January 23. Al Marmoum Camel Racetrack, Al Ain Road (055 676 0006).
Sunday 19 Try bespoke sea bream Long Yin’s new special features sea bream and a list of cooking styles to choose from. Dhs210 per kg. Daily 12.30pm-5pm, 6pm-11pm. Until February 10. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
Sunday 19 Occupy your Sunday This new night is themed around the occupy movement – against social inequality. You’ll have to take an online test to qualify for entry. Tunes are provided by DJ Krystalroxx. Free. 10.30pm-3am. Cavalli Club, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).
Monday 20 Last chance truffle time One of the final truffle promotions of the season, Ruth’s Chris Steak House introduces a Monday special, featuring a three-course truffle menu with grape pairing. Dhs450 per person. 7pm. Ongoing until further notice. The Address Dubai Marina (04 454 9538).
Monday 20 Learn about grape Immerse yourself in the finer points of Argentine grape, as the restaurant’s sommelier Marina will be holding a masterclass each Monday night. Dhs200 per person. 7.30pm-10pm. Until January 27. Gaucho, DIFC (04 422 7898).
Tuesday 21 Get a trio of treatments Enjoy the Total Body Meltdown package and indulge in a bamboo scrub, a warming algae wrap and a hot lava stone massage to help ease your aching muscles. Dhs620 for 100 minutes. Until March 31. The Spa, The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7424).
Tuesday 21 Buy some art The Young Collectors auction returns, allowing you to bid for contemporary artworks priced between Dhs7,346 and Dhs91,325. From 7pm. Ayyam Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 323 6242).
Tuesday 21 Dine on seafood Saffron’s new promotion offers a varied range of fish and seafood, reflecting a variety of global cooking styles. Dhs225 per person. 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0000).
Tuesday 21 Head to ladies’ night New nightspot Q43 has just launched a ladies’ night where women can enjoy three complimentary drinks. Free. 6pm-1am. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (056 102 4298).