Indian Independence Day, superheroes and stair climbing
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 14 Watch a new Marvel flick Guardians of the Galaxy hits cinemas today. Though you may not have heard of this band of Marvel comic characters, rest assured there’s plenty to enjoy in this action-packed debut cinema outing. Guardians of the Galaxy is out in cinemas across the UAE from Thursday August 14.
Thursday 14 Check out a group show Art lovers can go see ‘Butterflies in my Stomach’, a group exhibition by three female artists. All works use paper as the medium. Free. Daily 10am-6pm. Until September 1. XVA Gallery, Al Fahidi, Bur Dubai (04 353 5383).
Thursday 14 See live acts Don’t miss French DJ Nico De Andrea at VIP Room for a night of electronic music. He has collaborated with Tiesto and Bob Sinclair to name but a few. Free, guestlist required. 11pm-3am. VIP Room, JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay, Sheikh Zayed Road (052 881 8888).
Friday 15 Take the stairway to fitness Gulf for Good is hosting a stair climb training session. Whether you’re signed up for a charitable challenge or not, you can still come and take on this training session. To attend, email email@example.com. Free. 8am-9am. Almas Towers, Cluster C, Jumeirah Lake Towers, www.gulfforgood.org (04 368 0222).
Friday 15 Celebrate Indian Independence day with a celebrity chef To mark the 68th Independence Day of India, none other than Sanjeev Kapoor will be in town, hosting a special menu to mark the date. As well the chance to meet the TV star, guests can expect to take in a culinary journey of Indian heritage via a one-off selection handpicked signature dishes, plus a live cooking session, demo of handy kitchen and cooking tips. Dhs250 per couple (dinner and soft drinks). 7pm-midnight. Options by Sanjeej Kapoor, Dubai World Trade Centre (04 329 3293).
Friday 15 Try a new Friday brunch at Qbara Launching today, the new brunch concept at this award-winning modern Arabic restaurant offers a variety of signature dishes served at the table. Dhs350 (soft drinks). Dhs490 (house beverages). Dhs590 (bubbly). 2.30pm-4pm. Wafi, Oud Metha (04 709 2500).
Friday 15 Step back into the ’90s with Apache Indian He has seven Top 40 UK hits and has sold 11 million worldwide. Now, Apache Indian is appearing at The Music Room to perform his biggest hits. Dhs100. 8pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).
Saturday 16 Attend a furniture auction The Auction House Dubai holds weekly auctions for pre-loved high-end furniture, electrical goods and garden furniture. It also hosts an indoor Flea Fair featuring 20 stalls selling small items. Fri-Sat 9am (under Dhs1,000); 2.30pm (over Dhs1,000). Flea Fair Fri-Sat 8am-8pm. The Auction House Dubai, Al Quoz Industrial Area 4, 4th Street, www.theauctionhousedubai.com (800 8243).
Saturday 16 Take a pal to Casa De Tapas today The Saturday deal offers 2-for-1 on paella and Spanish grape based beverages. From Dhs55 per person for paella. Noon-midnight. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, Deira (04 416 1800).
Saturday 16 Twitbook Club The Twitbook Club meet up is on the third Saturday of every month. The group live tweets the meetings, so those who can’t make it can take part via Twitter. Free. 11am. Coffeol, Boulevard Tower 1, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, www.twitbookclub.org.