Thursday 15 Watch an epic Neil Finn gig The acclaimed songwriter and Crowded House frontman has been playing 30-song, three-hour sets in Europe – expect all the hits, and more. Dhs300. Doors 6pm, show 9pm. Dubai Tennis Stadium, Garhoud www.timeouttickets.com.
Thursday 15 Watch Manchester City in the flesh English Premier League team Manchester City will play against Al Ain FC in a friendly match. Fresh from their Premier League battles and ahead of the FIFA World Cup, this promises to be an entertaining night of world-class football. From Dhs25. Gates open 5pm, kick-off 7pm. Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain, www.alainfc.ae.
Thursday 15 See a calligraphy art exhibition ‘Love Letters to the UAE’ trails digital calligraphy and paintings by architect Karen Duncan Bonner. A fondness for the country is the underlying theme of this undeniably impressive artform. Free. Until May 24. Gallery 76, Jumeirah (04 344 4398).
Thursday 15 See the don of drum and bass Promoters GlobalFunk bring out the main player LTJ Bukem again. With SP:MC once more hyping on the mic, expect an electric evening of bass woodle and boom. Dhs100. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 501 2534).
Friday 16 Celebration time at Wheeler’s Marco Pierre White’s restaurant has replaced the Friday brunch with a new eight-course tasting menu. The ‘celebration of Wheeler’s’ menu starts with a confit chicken and duck terrine, and ends with a dessert platter of sticky toffee pudding, berry and whipped cream trifle, lollipops and macaroons. Dhs225 (food only). Dhs375 (with beverage pairing). Fri and Sat noon-5pm. Ongoing. DIFC (04 386 0899).
Friday 16 Watch ‘DJ’s DJ’ Dixon on the decks Ranked number one on RA Resident Advisor’s Top DJs of 2013, German decksmith Dixon is among the most in-demand on the planet. Members, reservations only. 1pm-11pm. Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel & Resort, Ghantoot (056 133 3400).
Friday 16 See Mary Black for the last time The classic Irish artist was last seen here singing for McGettigan’s third birthday last November. But this will be her last stop-off we’re told, as Black is retiring from international touring. Dhs120. Doors 7pm, show 8pm. Almas Tower, JLT www.timeouttickets.com.
Saturday 17 Watch the Al Gaffal dhow boat race Watch hundreds of UAE-made dhows take to the seas in a 50 nautical mile race. One of the best vantage spots will be the open beach at Al Sufouh, so get there early for prime viewing. Free to spectate. 6am. Mina Seyahi, www.dimc.ae (04 381 3733).
Saturday 17 TribeFit dishes up nutritional advice Find out how you can improve your nutrition at this awareness day. A variety of companies and local producers present their products and offer advice on healthy eating. Free. 10.30am-5pm. TribeFit Silverene Tower, Dubai Marina, www.tribefit.com (800 87423).
Saturday 17 Maz Jobrani gets off the Axis Best known as one-quarter of the notorious Axis of Evil comedy group, Iranian-American comic Jobrani is a Dubai fave. Dhs295-495. 7pm. MusicHall, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah www.timeouttickets.com