Dance festival, glow in the dark jogging, pool party and much more
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 24 Watch cool European films See independent films and documentaries. Each screening starts with a short Emirati film. Check the Facebook page for the schedule. Free. 6pm and 8pm screenings. Until Thursday August 25. Vox Cinemas, Mercato Mall, www.facebook.com/europeanfilmscreenings (no number).
Wednesday 24 Check out new Vince Camuto buys The new autumn/winter 2014 collection includes sumptuous leather boots, clutches, shoulder bags, wallets, flats and pumps. Available at Vince Camuto, various locations including Dubai Festival City (04 232 9225).
Thursday 25 Make your mark at Marketeerzz Check out a bazaar that combines culture and creativity, with a community space for people to meet and share ideas. Shop for beautiful ethnic handicrafts or set up your own stall. To exhibit email email@example.com. Free. Noon-10pm. Until September 27. Town Centre Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.marketeerzz.com (no number).
Thursday 25 An evening of Iranian flavours Fans of Persian cooking can indulge in unlimited kebabs at Spices Restaurant on Thursday nights. Dhs89 per person (soft drinks). 7pm-11pm. Until December 18. Mövenpick Hotel Apartments The Square (04 607 2777).
Thursday 25 Organise an at-home shopping party The Shop N’ Style Soirees allow you to get advice from Dubai-based styling service Style Me Divine and shop Monroe & Me’s collection at the same time, all within your own home. Dhs500 and a minimum of five people for two hours. All locations (04 455 8475).
Thursday 25 Strictly come dancing Head to the 7th Dubai International Dance Festival to watch a wide range of artists including world champion dancers, performance teams and top industry DJs all under one roof. From Dhs225-Dhs499. 8pm-3am. JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort, Jebel Ali (04 814 5555).
Thursday 25 Dress up for a themed night out Combining creatures of the night, a jungle and enchanted forest, Cirque Sauvage promises to show the crowds something different tonight. Free (reservations recommended). Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 9955 400).
Friday 26 Last chance to tee off Ending this week, this deal at Al Badia Golf Club includes 18 holes of golf and a two-course dinner at Spikes with two house beverages. Dhs299 Sun-Thu 6pm-11pm. Dhs399 Fri-Sat 6pm-11pm. Until September 30. Al Badia Golf Club, Festival City (04 601 0101).
Friday 26 Get lucky before 8pm Chinese restaurant BA, which takes its name from the lucky Chinese number eight, offers diners a 28 percent discount when they eat before 8pm. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-8pm. Ongoing. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3388).
Friday 26 Electric Days is back With the hype surrounding the return of this award-winning party, arrive early to avoid disappointment, as the intimate venue means capacity can be reached as early as 9pm. A new season but the same rules apply – names must be on the door to get in. Dhs70 before 8pm, Dhs100 after. Tamanya Terrace, Radisson Blu Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Friday 26 Run the Glow & Go 5km fun run Don your neon clothes and take your glow sticks to this sociable sporting event. When it’s over, take a post-race dip in the surf pool. Dhs150. 8pm. Wadi Adventure, Al Ain, www.premieronline.com (03 781 8422).
Friday 26 DJ Ravin at Karma Kafé Catch DJ Ravin’s live performance at Karma Kafé. Ravin is famous for being the master behind the world renowned sounds of Buddha Bar, introducing eclectic music mixes that he has gathered on journeys around the globe. Free. 9pm. Karma Kafé, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0909).
Saturday 27 Enjoy a cooling spa package Includes a signature and fully customised ESPA massage followed by a 15-minute scalp massage to help relieve tension. Dhs420 for 75 minutes. Ongoing. Spa InterContinental, Dubai Festival City (04 701 1257).
Saturday 27 From Page to Stage poetry course Budding bards will learn how to deliver their work on stage, with help from a pro poet. From Dhs1,400. Sat 10am-noon. Until November 1. The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz, www.courtyardplayhouse.com (050 986 1761).
Saturday 27 Cheer on championship swimmers This is the last in the Emirates Cup series, which sees top swimmers take part in 25m races. Free. 10am-12.30pm and 4pm-7pm. Hamdan Sports Complex, Emirates Road (E611), www.uaeswimming.com (04 264 8717).
Saturday 27 Cool down at a pool party The Day Vibes pool party will feature music by Trix, Tim Kay, Adam G and Monica S with a special guest appearance by Jared McHuloch. Includes free pool access until 8pm. Guest list and reservations only. Noon-11pm. PuroBeach Urban Oasis, Conrad Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 287 8703).
Saturday 27 Barbecue time at Tirquaz Bistro Saturday evenings here feature barbecue specials at the pool, plus music and mixed drinks. Dhs99 per person. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai, Mankhool Road (04 359 8888).
Sunday 28 Check out Syrian art See The Firm, Syrian artist Waseem Marzouki’s first solo exhibition, featuring video art and a series of seventeen mixed media pieces. Free. 10am-6pm. Meem Gallery, Al Quoz (04 347 7883).
Sunday 28 Sushi matsuri Trader Vic’s Sunday sushi fiesta finishes tonight. Don’t miss it! Dhs165 per person. 6pm-11.30pm. Until September 28. Festival City Mall (04 255 9000).
Sunday 28 Attend a quiz night Join Radio 1’s Nick Robinson and Radio 2’s Dave Cleary every Sunday night and test your general knowledge. There are prizes up for grabs, and a variety of different rounds. Free. 8pm-10pm. The Stables, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 342 5571).
Monday 29 Get into golf Women who are new to the sport can perfect their putting and develop their drive at new ladies-only sessions at Emirates Golf Club and Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. Dhs1,200 per person inclusive of full equipment hire. Daily 6am-11pm. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills; Dubai Creek Golf Academy, Deira, www.dubaigolf.com (04 295 6000).
Monday 29 Practise your pole fit The MPDS studio is available to hire each day for private practise. Dhs300 for ten hours. Ongoing. MPDS Dubai, JLT (04 030 3693).
Monday 29 Call the chippy Or rather, Reform Social & Grill, which is currently masquerading as a British fish and chip shop, with takeaway specials that even include chip butties and deep-fried Mars bars. Daily noon-11pm. Ongoing. Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes (04 454 2638).
September 27 – October 4 Gitex Shopper 2014 Savvy shoppers can look out for bargains aplenty and prizes galore at Gitex Shopper 2014 this weekend. Opening at Dubai World Trade Centre on Saturday September 27, and running for eight days until October 4, several of the largest consumer electronic brands in the region will be displaying their wares at this huge tech exhibition. Among the brands confirmed to attend are Dell, HP, Huawei, Lenovo, Toshiba, E-City, EMAX, Jacky's, Jumbo, Plug Ins, Samsung and Sharaf DG. But there’s plenty to keep non-tech heads interested, too, with hoard of prizes up for grabs – including a trip to watch Barcelona FC play live in Spain for five lucky winners. Regular ticket entry is Dhs30, while school and university students can enjoy a group booking offer (for 50 or more) and will pay just Dhs10. Head to www.gitexshopperdubai.com to find out more.
Tuesday 30 Listen to live music Every Tuesday live band Legends perform cover songs and the latest tracks. Grab a drink and enjoy the music. Free. 10pm-11.30pm. Iris Dubai, The Oberoi, Business Bay (056 951 1442).