Breast cancer awareness, cycle challenges, unlimited lobster and much more
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 1 Dubai Camel Racing Festival Head out to the desert to see one of the oldest sporting traditions in the UAE. Free. Until October 2. 6.30am- 8.30am. Al Marmoum Camel Racetrack, Dubai to Al Ain Road (E66), www.dcrc.ae (055 676 0006).
Wednesday 1 Watch a bodybuilding competition The best pro bodybuilders compete in Dubai. There’s also an amateur physique competition as well as retail stands and displays. Free general admission, competition tickets from Dhs300. From 10am. Until October 4. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.dubaifpc.com.
Thursday 2 See an exhibition Silk Rose & Sneakers explores cultural, social and political issues through fashion art. Free. Open 10am-10pm. The Empty Quarter, Gate Village, DIFC (04 323 1210).
Thursday 2 Treat yourself to a pizza lunch Head to fancy Atlantis The Palm eatery Ronda Locatelli for an Italian lunch feast. Every lunchtime, the restaurant offers a Dhs100 deal featuring a whole pizza and either a mocktail or a glass of Italian hops to wash it down with. Daily noon-6pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Thursday 2 Have a movie night with Gone Girl Watch highly this anticipated drama starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. Adapted from the bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn, David Fincher’s film is about the disappearance of Amy Dunne, who vanishes on her fifth wedding anniversary. When her husband reports her missing, the investigation reveals the marriage may not have been what it seemed... In cinemas across Dubai from October 2.
Thursday 2 Eat unlimited lobster at Dunes Café Start the weekend with all-you-can-eat Boston lobster, prepared in a variety of styles such as grilled and curried. Dhs235 (soft drinks). 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).
Thursday 2 Cool off at the spa Try Spa InterContinental’s ‘cooling splash’ treatment, which involves a signature, fully customised ESPA massage, followed by a 15-minute scalp massage. Dhs420 for 75 minutes. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 801 1257).
Friday 3 Saddle up for the Cycle Challenge If you’re thinking of taking on the Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge, but your training isn’t up to speed, register for this build-up ride to help you get ready. Cycle Safe Dubai has designed a training calendar that will get you on track in five months. Dhs50. 6am. Nad Al Sheba Cycle Track, Nad Al Sheba, www.premieronline.com (050 680 4528).
Friday 3 Sunset dancing A range of house, deep house and electro music by Conan Manchester, Rich Showell, Raxon and Rishi. Free. 6pm-3am. 360˚, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (055 500 8518).
Friday 3 Think pink at Nais Italian Kitchen As October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, ladies get a ten percent discount on their bill this month. The restaurant is also serving pink-themed desserts. Prices vary. Sat-Thu 11am-9pm. Until October 31. HDS Tower, Cluster F, JLT (04 452 9991).
Friday 3 Seven days, seven ways This month, Lafayette Gourmet launches a new programme of themed dining nights, with a different cuisine speciality offered each night of the week, spanning Spanish, Arabic, Cantonese and more. Dhs95 per person (soft drinks). Daily 6pm-9pm. Lafayette Gourmet, Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall (04 339 9933).
Friday 3 Oktoberfest Reggae Bashment A quirky combination of cultures at this night, with Kenyan DJs The Muzikal Sheriff, Selekta Roots Radix aka ’The Roots General’’ and MC Dido Ranks aka ’The Ultimate Payaka Man.’ Dhs75. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).
Saturday 4 Kick back at a daytime party Enjoy sharing platters and mixed drinks while listening to classic house and soaking up amazing sunset views. Free. 2pm-10pm. Pure Sky Lounge, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, JBR (050 957 9471).
Saturday 4 Get cracking at the noodle house A new selection of Singaporean crab dishes hits the menu for October. From Dhs85. Times vary. Until October 23. Locations citywide, www.thenoodlehouse.com (800 666353).
Saturday 4 Attend catwalk shows at FFWD Fashion Forward features Dubai-based designers, including Michael Cinco and Dima Ayad, plus talks, after parties and retail space The Garden. From Dhs75 per person, per day. October 4 to 6. Madinat Arena, Madinat Jumeirah, www.fashionforward.ae (04 432 7844).
Saturday 4 A family day out at Positano The Italian restaurant launches a family Saturday lunch deal. Sample antipasti, pizzas, pasta, as well as a choice of main courses and desserts. Dhs160 per person (food only). Free for children under 12. Sat 1pm-6pm. Ongoing. JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay (04 414 3000).
Saturday 4 Barbecue season begins Head to Tirquaz Bistro & Garden Lounge for an al fresco, poolside barbecue event, with music and mixed drinks. Dhs99 per person. Sat 7.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).
Sunday 5 Enjoy deals at LIME Spa Have a mid-week overnight getaway with a 90-minute spa treatment for two. The offer includes daily breakfast for two at Epicure and a healthy spa cuisine lunch for two. From Dhs1,310 per room per night for every two nights booked between Sunday and Wednesday. Until December 13. Desert Palm, Al Awir Road (04 323 8888).
Sunday 5 Watch live cricket Fans can watch a live international as Pakistan takes on Australia in the Bilateral Series T20. Dhs20-Dhs1,100. 8pm. Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai Sports City, www.dubaisportscity.ae (04 425 1111).
Sunday 5 Test your trivia With great prizes, The Stables’ fun quiz night is great for a mid-week night out, hosted by Radio 1’s Nick Robinson and Radio 2’s Nick Cleary. Free. 8pm-10pm. The Stables, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 342 5571).
Sunday 5 STAY by Yannick Alléno Treat yourself to a one-off grape pairing dinner tonight. Dhs1,500 per person. 7pm-11pm. One&Only The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 440 1030).
Monday 6 Unwind at Amara Spa Enjoy a body scrub, which is enriched with olive oil and applied using a mitt before you unwind with a full-body massage using Arabic-inspired massage oils. Enjoy a healthy spa meal and then take home a gift worth Dhs150. Dhs850 for 90 minutes instead of Dhs1,185. Until October 31. Amara Spa, Park Hyatt Dubai, Dubai Creek (04 602 1234).
Monday 6 Last chance at Picante The Portuguese ‘bacalhau’ promotion ends tonight. Priced à la carte. Daily noon-3pm, 7pm-midnight. Until October 6. Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai (04 397 7444).
Tuesday 7 Shop for your health To coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, BurJuman and uniCare are giving away 10,000 free health check-ups and also offering mammograms for Dhs200. Until October 31. BurJuman, Bur Dubai, www. burjuman.com (04 352 0222).
Tuesday 7 Have a manly spa day Get three LPG resculpting sessions, three personal training sessions, a consultation with a plastic surgeon and teeth cleaning, ending with a royal shave at Gentleman’s Tonic salon. Dhs2,500. Ongoing. ShuiQi Spa at Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 1020).