Dine, dream, dance, draw and discover more of Dubai this week
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 8 Revo pop-up restaurant at Desert Palm Sample a five course menu of molecular cooking. Dhs500 per person (including beverage pairing and optional pick up and drop off). Wed-Sat 7pm-10pm. Until October 11. Desert Palm, Al Awir Road (04 323 8888).
Wednesday 8 Check out The Scene Club Book your ticket for Searching for Sugar Man at The Scene Club, Dubai’s independent film club. Reserve tickets online to attend. Free. 7pm-10pm. Conference Centre, Dubai Knowledge Village, www.thesceneclub.com (04 391 0051).
Thursday 9 Visit Bookshop at DIFC Peruse the shelves at Bookshop and leaf through new and second-hand titles that reflect the culture of the Middle East and North Africa. The new space also operates as a coffee shop and hangout spot. Free. 8am-6pm. Precinct Building 2, Level 2, DIFC, www.facebook.com/bookshopdubai (050 874 9671).
Thursday 9 Get your kicks at The Spearo Expo Adrenaline junkies can get their fix of heady experiences at this three-day exhibition. Local record breaker Adrian Hayes will be guest speaking about his recent K2 expedition and his life as a professional explorer. Dhs30. 3pm-10pm. Until October 11. SkyDive Dubai, Dubai Marina, www.thespearoexpo.com (04 454 9789).
Thursday 9 Embrace Oktoberfest in Dubai A buffet of German food, beverages and traditional live music. Dhs195 (food only). Dhs395 (hops and grape). 7pm-midnight. Until October 18. Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, JBR (04 399 5533).
Thursday 9 See Max Amini’s comedy show After his last sold-out shows in the UAE, the American stand-up comedian of Iraninan descent is back in Dubai. As an actor, Max has more than 50 film and television credits. From Dhs250. Doors open 6pm. Show starts 7pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates (055 345 6445).
Thursday 9 African Dance Party Head to the most anticipated African dance night of 2014. On the line-up are P-Square, Fuse ODG, Mafikizolo, Flavour, DJ Abarantee and DJ Edu, with comic relief from Eddie Khadi. Dhs100-Dhs250. 7pm-2am. Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba (04 818 9002).
Friday 10 Take on the region’s toughest race If you think you have the stamina and strength to be crowned ‘Sultan of the Desert’ sign up for this physical challenge, which involves a 15km run, 15km mountain cycling and 12km kayaking. Dhs200 per person, Dhs600 per team. 7.30am. Wadi Adventure, Al Ain, www.premieronline.com (no number).
Friday 10 Be bowled over at the ODI cricket Pakistan play Australia in this one-day international, giving the city’s cricket fans a chance to see some of the game’s best players. Dhs40-Dhs1,200. 8pm. Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai Sports City, www.dubaisportscity.ae (04 4725 1111).
Friday 10 Swank it up at Blue Marlin Fusing fun into dance music, Russ Yallop is creating a new strain of house music that is currently taking the worldwide underground scene by storm. Joining Russ behind the decks, Art Department will captivate the dancefloor. Free (reservations recommended).1pm-11pm. Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Al Jazira Island Hotel, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).
Friday 10 Dine (discounted), dream (for free) For the month of October, Emaar Hospitality Group launches the ‘Dine & Dream’ campaign. Register online for a 20 percent discount on dining, as well the chance to win a weekend stay. Prices and times vary. Until October 31. www.dineanddream.com.
Friday 10 Dance on the beach at Sandance D’n’B outfit Rudimental return a year after they made their debut at Sandance, alongside Empire of the Sun, Del La Soul, Clean Bandit and Axwell Ingrosso. From Dhs325 to Dhs500. 3pm-3am. Atlantis Beach, Palm Jumeirah (055 200 4321).
Saturday 11 Be part of The Big Draw Sketchers, doodlers and illustrators can unleash their creative talents at this initiative to get people of all abilities drawing together. Free. 10am-2pm. The Archive, Safa Park, Al Wasl Road, www.thearchive.ae (04 349 4033).
Saturday 11 Shop for bargains at The Surf House Enjoy serious discounts (up to 40 percent) on everything that floats, including surfboards, as well as clothes from your favourite beach brands. Until October 11. The Surf House Dubai, Al Soon Street, Umm Suqeim 2 (050 504 3020).
Saturday 11 Experience Dubai Unplugged 2014 Ten of the top bands in the UAE will take to the stage and perform at Jazz@PizzaExpress. All proceeds go to Project W ‘My initiative’ in Uganda to assist and support orphans. Dhs100. 6pm-2am. Jazz@PizzaExpress, Cluster A, JLT (04 441 6342).
Saturday 11 Take an acting class Sign up for this acting class which features a variety of drama-based activities and culminates in monologue performances at Ductac. From Dhs1,800-Dhs3,500. 3pm-5pm. The Courtyard Playhouse, Street 4B, Al Quoz 1 (050 986 1761).
Saturday 11 Relax at Drift Drift is the latest in a string of new concepts set to turn Saturday into a free-spirited, day-to-night experience, laced with soulful music. Guests can indulge in a fuss-free picnic package. Group picnic package from Dhs733. Noon-3am. Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).
Sunday 12 Unwind at Armani/Spa This package includes a classic afternoon tea experience for two at Armani/Lounge, followed by a 50-minute treatment. Dhs470 per person. Until October 31. Armani/Hotel, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3282).
Sunday 12 See an exhibition Check out Faig Ahmed’s solo exhibition, reinventing the conventional Middle Eastern carpet. Free. 10am-8pm. Cuadro Fine Art Gallery, Building 10, Gate Village, DIFC (04 425 0400).
Sunday 12 Urban Night DJ Junior J plays a mix of R&B, hip-hop and urban classics at this weekly night. Expect a young, lively crowd. Free. 11pm-3am. Amika, The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 782 5374).
Monday 13 Get deals on hair The Back to School – Gold Star promotion includes half a head of highlights or full head of colour with a cut, mani-pedi and eyebrow threading when you book with Victoria. Dhs500. Until October 31. SLaM, M-19, Al Joud Centre, 15A Street, Al Quoz 1, near Tom&Serg (800 7526).
Monday 13 Jumeirah dining This deal for MasterCard holders offers a 20 percent discount in Jumeirah restaurants when paying with their card. But it ends soon! Until October 15. www.jumeirah.com/mastercard.
Monday 13 Brinner time? Head to Omnia Gourmet on Monday nights, for a menu of breakfast dishes, served at dinner time. Prices vary. 5pm-11pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Fishing Harbour, Jumeirah 2 (04 343 7181).
Tuesday 14 Shop for a good cause S*uce’s Breast Cancer Awareness campaign ‘Sparkle For A Good Cause’ is back. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of pink evil eye bracelets is donated to Friends of Cancer Patients. Dhs25. Until stocks last. Various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 339 9696).
Tuesday 14 Censored nights Farhad B and Tim Kay are on the decks tonight at Cirque Le Soir’s newest night, Censored. Expect club classics. Free. 10.30pm-3am. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 995 5400).