Art Dubai, Tom Daley and Carl Cox... it's all going on
Time Out Abu Dhabi staff
Thursday 20 Experience Dubai Festival of Lights Watch Downtown Dubai go up in lights as Emaar’s ten-day festival of lights begins. The dazzling display will take place every evening from 7pm until midnight. Free. 7pm-midnight. Until March 29. Downtown Dubai, www.mydowntowndubai.com.
Thursday 20 Catch world-renowned divers Watch British Olympic contender Tom Daley and other top international divers take to the boards at the Hamdan swimming complex for the FINA/NVC Diving World Series 2014. Dhs20. 5pm-8pm. Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Sports Complex, off Dubai Bypass Road www.fina.org (04 306 2690).
Thursday 20 Enjoy Opera on the Beach Spend an evening under the stars watching The Prince Consort, an ensemble of singers, combine operatic piano and vocals. Dhs350-600. 7pm. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim. www.timeouttickets.com
Thursday 20 Check out a horse show In new show Cavalia, horses take centre stage alongside acrobats, aerialists and musicians. From Dhs175. Shows at 5pm, 8pm and 9.30pm. Until March 28. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 341 7303).
Friday 21 Celebrate Holi The colourful festival of Holi comes to Dubai this weekend with a vibrant beach party. This family event will see partygoers doused in coloured powder, plus plenty of Indian music, food and dancing. From Dhs80. 10am-6pm. JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort, Jebel Ali, www.facebook.com/tamquestofficial.
Friday 21 Watch Twenty20 cricket live Cricket fans will love the Emirates Airline Twenty20 Cricket day, where big names in international cricket such as Jimmy Anderson, Virender Sehwag and Matt Prior will be taking to the crease. Free for under 12s, Dhs25 standard, Dhs100 premium. 9am-8pm. The Sevens Stadium, E66, www.archtrophy.com (04 321 0008).
Friday 21 Catch Carl Cox on Atlantis Beach The iconic DJ returns to Dubai after a seven-year hiatus, with support from the legendary Gilles Peterson and more. Dhs200-250, VIP 400. 6pm-3am. Atlantis Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah. www.timeouttickets.com
Saturday 22 Listen at the Gulf Music Festival Discover contemporary Middle Eastern music at this outdoor festival. Artists will perform a mix of traditional Arabic styles, as well as a fusion of soul, jazz and Latin-inspired music. Free. 11am-6pm. The Archive, Safa Park, www.thearchive.ae (04 349 4033).
Saturday 22 Attend a market at Century Village Fashion Collective is an al fresco market in collaboration with My Ex Wardrobe. The surrounding restaurants are putting on a special menu in conjunction with the market. Free entry. Dhs100 for two courses and two grape beverages. 1pm-5pm. Until March 22. Century Village, Al Garhoud (no number).
Saturday 22 Join in the Mad Hatter’s tea party Reform Social & Grill has launched an Alice in Wonderland-inspired afternoon tea, set in the garden. Advanced booking is required. Dhs95 per person. Dhs145 per person (glass of sparkling grape). Sat-Thu 3pm-5pm. Ongoing. The Lakes Club, Emirates Hills (04 454 2638).