Opening parties, Jamaican independence day and a sushi extravaganza
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 7 Summer pampering at SensAsia Get 40 percent off the spa’s most popular 90-minute massages every weekday from 10am to 4pm. Ongoing. SensAsia Urban Spa, various locations including Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills (04 417 9820).
Thursday 7 Cycle the Saris Sticky Loop Ride Saddle up for this new endurance night ride. The course involves a 206km or 121km circuit around the Al Qudra cycle track. Cyclists will ride through the night finishing at around 5am. Participants will be treated to a post-cycle cooked breakfast. Dhs195. 9.30pm. Al Qudra cycle track, Al Qudra Road, near Arabian Ranches, www.premieronline.com (050 105 7845).
Thursday 7 Analog Room’s season opening party Start the weekend at Analog Room with free entry for ladies before midnight. DJs Moritz Von Oswald, Shemroon and Siamak Amidi are on the decks. Dhs75. Ladies free before midnight. 10pm-3am. Analog Room, The Q Underground, Holiday Inn, Al Barsha (04 323 4333).
Friday 8 Get fighting fit for free Try mixed martial arts with experienced coach Bruno Machado. Newbies can enjoy a free trial. Free. 6am-10pm. Team Nogueira Dubai, 4th Street, A Quoz, www.teamnogueiradubai.com (04 338 8967).
Friday 8 Uncover ancient Indian cooking Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor’s Nizami food festival celebrates this ancient regional variety of Indian cooking. Also on the special à la carte menu this month are a range of different biryanis, made in Hyderabadi-style. Priced à la carte. Daily noon-11pm. Until August 31. Melia Hotel Dubai, Bur Dubai (04 386 8111).
Friday 8 See a rock tribute band Head down to the Music Room for an evening in tribute to Led Zeppelin. Expect songs such as ‘Black Dog,’ ‘Whole Lotta Love,’ and ‘Ten years gone.’ Dhs100. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).
Friday 8 Enjoy summer sessions at 360 If you’re a fan of house music then summer sessions with DJs Rich Showell, Rod Lee Winters and Sam Farsio will be just the ticket this weekend. Free. 5pm-3am. 360, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (055 500 8518).
Saturday 9 Attend a summer art show Three female artists demonstrate their individual skill using the medium of paper. ‘Butterflies in my stomach,’ features Debjani Bhardwaj, Saba Masoumian and Barbara Wildenboer. Until September 1. XVA Gallery, Al Fahidi, Bur Dubai (04 353 5383).
Saturday 9 Celebrate Jamaica Independence day For a fun themed day, head to the dome at XL for the ultimate reggae bash featuring top DJs such as Teddy Jam, Mad Dave, Major Flow and more. Dhs125. Free entry before 7pm. 2pm-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Hotel, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161).
Saturday 9 TOKO Dubai’s sushi extravaganza Tuck in to sushi and Japanese beverages. Dhs225 per person. Tuesday 7pm-9pm. Ongoing. Vida Downtown Hotel, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 442 8383).