Father's Day, Philippines Independence, and, er, the World Cup
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 12 Watch the World Cup We probably don’t need to tell you, but the FIFA World Cup kicks off at midnight UAE time on Thursday, when hosts Brazil take on the mighty Croatia in first of 64 games of international football spread over the next 31 days which make up the biggest single-discipline sporting event on earth (basically, only the Olympics is bigger).
And check out our dedicated World Cup site for fixtures, stats, team profiles – and your chance to win big prizes on our interactive score predictor. www.timeoutdubai.com/worldcup
Thursday 12 A Filipino family meal at Max’s The Filipino fried chicken chain celebrates The Philippines’ 116th anniversary of independence, by serving the four-person sharing meal for a cut price of Dhs116 (instead of Dhs149). Dhs116 for four. Daily 10am-2am. Until June 15. Trade Centre Road, Bur Dubai (04 325 7797).
Thursday 12 The Resurrection: Jaber Al Mazeh Photographer Al Mazeh's third solo show in Dubai is a collection of 50 portraits of Syrians in a land scarred by conflict. The artists's focus on the revolution documents the social landscape of the country. Until June 26. Green Art Gallery, Al Quoz (04 346 9305).
Thursday 12 GlobalFunk present DJ Marky at Media One This underground bass happening moves to a new home and closes the season by hosting a top name. Brazilian drum ’n’ bass don DJ Marky is the real deal, appearing here with MC Stamina. Expect bass madness. Dhs100 (with one free drink). 10pm-3am. Level 41, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Friday 13 Watch an international fives final Some of the planet’s most talented amateur five-a-side footballers play in the first ever Football Fives World Championship Finals. Free to spectate. Fri 10am-7.30pm, Sat 11am-8.30pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.f5wc.com (04 4472 394).
Friday 13 Sing along at a Beatles tribute night The Classic Beatles (who have worked with Beatles producer Sir George Martin) perform a musical tribute to the legendary British band. Dhs100. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai, www.timeouttickets.com.
Saturday 14 Support construction workers Join The Sameness Project for a morning of distributing bottles of cold water around town to Dubai’s manual workers. Register online if you want to help out. Free. 10am-11am. Various locations, www.thesamenessproject.com (055 220 6727).
Saturday 14 Take dad to Reform for a roast Reform Social & Grill marks Father’s Day with a selection of roasts for families to share. Pre-order 48 hours in advance. Deposit required. Dhs110 per person. Dhs55 per child. Sat-Mon noon-midnight. Until June 16. The Lakes, Emirates Hills (04 454 2638).
Saturday 14 Miss Fil-Independence Dubai 2014 Enjoy a beauty pageant to mark Philippine Independence Day, plus live performances from star Jireh Lim and Bassilyo. Dhs125. 7pm. Boracay Night Club, Asiana Hotel, Deira (04 295 9203).
Saturday 14 Mix Tape Stand-up and Improv Comedy Special at Fraiche Café UAE comedy purveyors Dubomedy present a showcase of funny promising a blend of original stand-up sets, improv games, audience participation and appearances from Improv Revolution troupe members. All to keep Dubai laughing. Free. 7pm. Fraiche Cafe & Bistro, Swiss Tower, Cluster Y, JLT (04 369 7821).