Enjoy your time in Dubai and try one of these fun activities
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 19 - Wednesday 25 Absorb baroque painting To celebrate the Opera Gallery’s 20th anniversary, an exhibition of Jean-Pierre Roc-Roussey titled ‘The Woman, The Myth, The Mystery’ is on display, exploring baroque painting styles and a world of myths and legends. Until June 25. Gate Village Building 3, DIFC (04 323 0909).
Thursday 19 Superheroes season closing party The bass, garage and house night wraps up its first season with local DJ talent including Shlonk? Mach4, Under the Moon and Somalie. Free. 6pm-3am. Dek on 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Thursday 19 - Saturday 21 It’s the World Cup! In case you’d noticed, the greatest sporting event on earth is taking place at the moment – and there are plenty of places to catch it in Dubai. Among the weekend’s key clashes are Uruguay v England (11pm Thursday), where both teams need to win to have a chance of progressing to the next round, a France-Switzerland grudge match (11pm Friday), and hotly tipped Argentina facing regional hopes Iran (8pm Saturday). And where to watch it, you ask? Take a look at our guide to more than 70 venues screening the games right here.
Friday 20 - Saturday 21 Head to the Shoreditch Muse pop-up This London-inspired retail concept features fashion, jewellery, accessories and footwear from brands including Pretty Little Things, Le Souq de Polette, Remy Rume, a host of menswear labels and bargains from Dhs100. Music and food will keep shoppers entertained. Fri 4pm-7pm, Sat 2pm-7pm. Until June 21. Capital D Studio, Street 6B, off Street 8, behind Modern Baker, Al Quoz (04 431 5339).
Friday 20 The last beach beats at Bliss Hip house happening Cause We Love Music wraps up the beachfront lounge’s season, with German guests Santo and Aardo headlining. Free. 3pm-3am. Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Hotel, The Walk, JBR (04 315 3886).
Friday 20 It’s Christmas at Yalumba Yep Yalumba hosts a Christmas-themed Friday event in the height of summer, complete with a visiting santa! There is also a post-brunch happy hour from 3.30pm-7.30pm. Dhs499 per person. 12.30pm-3.30pm. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
Friday 20 Catch Slydigs at The Music Room The grassroots rockers bring swagger, snarl and a rock and roll set to the much-loved live music venue, providing one of the last big international shindigs of the season. Dhs100. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 501 2534).
Saturday 21 Last chance for Taste of Wafi This family-friendly food festival ends today. Head down for local and organic food products as well as kids’ activities. Free. 10am-7pm. Until June 21. Wafi Mall, Oud Metha (04 324 4555).
Saturday 21 Be a record-breaker with David Haye Join the British boxer as he stages what could be the world’s biggest boxing class. Sign up online to take part. Dhs30, proceeds go to charity. 11am. Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre, www.dubaisportsworld.ae (04 306 4000).
Saturday 21 Fête de la Musique at the Madinat The annual French celebration sees more than a dozen bands and artists perform around the complex’s walkways. Free. 7pm-10pm. Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 335 8712).