Make the most of a fantastic, event-filled weekend in Dubai
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 29 Black Sabbath in Abu Dhabi Just over 35 years since Ozzy Osbourne was fired from the band, the reunited Black Sabbath of Ozzy, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler (founding drummer Bill Ward is sadly absent) reach the Middle East for the first time, plugging last year’s 13 – the band’s first new LP with Ozzy since the aforementioned firing. These guys basically wrote the rule book for what heavy metal came to be – both musically and in their OTT attitudes – so expect lots of earnest tributes to one of music’s ugliest, but most-endearing genres. Check our interview with Butler at www.timeoutdubai.com. Dhs295-795. 7.30pm. Du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.thinkflash.ae.
Thursday 29 Watch the Dubai Darts Masters 2014 See the top eight darts players in the world compete at this open-air event. From Dhs250 general admission. 5pm. Until Friday May 30. Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Garhoud www.timeouttickets.com.
Thursday 29 See grown men fighting The Global Fighting Championship brings together 18 heavyweight fighters in ten gruelling martial arts fights. From Dhs150. 6pm. Za’abeel Hall. Dubai World Trade Centre, www.globalfightingchampionship.com (055 406 9952).
Thursday 29 John Bishop at Dubai World Trade Centre One of the biggest comedians in the UK right now, Bishop makes his Middle Eastern debut. A one-off show snuck in ahead of an autumn tour at home, we can expect to hear lots of fresh material being road-tested for the first time. Dhs300-800. Doors 7pm, show 9pm. Dubai World Trade Centre www.timeouttickets.com.
Thursday 29 John Morales at Story Rooftop Lounge NYC underground disco kingpin Morales – renowned for his M+M Mixes series, now in a third volume – returns to spin for party-starters Dust. Following a stellar set on his last visit to the emirate, we’re already looking forward to another evening of thick, floor-filling disco monsters, plus smatterings of funk and groovy house from this guy, who’s something of a legend with 1,000 tunes, remixes and edits to his name. Expect basslines. And boogie. Dhs100 (free before 10pm). 9pm-3am. Story Rooftop Lounge, Holiday Inn Knowledge Village, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday 30 Learn how to design shoes Leading Italian design and fashion institute Domus Academy is hosting workshops in shoe design and fashion styling respectively. From Dhs6,000. 5pm-9pm. May 30 to June 1. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.dubai.domusacademy.com.
Friday 30 Watch a movie by the pool It’s the final night of Emirates Golf Club’s seasonal poolside screenings. Tonight you can watch Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban, followed by Anaconda. Free. 7pm. Until May 30. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, www.dubaigolf.com (04 417 9999).
Friday 30 Season closing with James Zabiela The Ibiza regular returns to close the season for house regular Plus Minus Sessions. Dhs150 after 7pm. Dhs100 before for men, free for ladies before 7pm. 2pm-2am. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (050 359 9798).
Saturday 31 Visit Restaurant Week while you can The annual promotional dining festival, Jumeirah Restaurant Week, ends today. Book ahead to take advantage of set menu deals at restaurants across the emirate (and in fact the world). Dhs90 (Noodle House). Dhs120 (casual dining). Dhs180 (signature dining). Dhs270 (Burj Al Arab). Until May 31. www.jumeirah.com (04 364 7555).
Saturday 31 Get unlimited golf and more for Dhs1,500 Meydan’s ‘wildcard’ deal includes unlimited play on the floodlit course, plus discounts at Meydan Hotel, Meydan Beach and Bab Al Shams. From Dhs1,500 per month. Until September 30. Meydan Golf Club, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3733).