Camel racing, comedy, clubbing, music, movies and much, much more
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 15 Watch camel racing Head out to the desert and watch traditional camel races, one of the oldest sporting traditions in the UAE. Free. 6.30am-8.30am. Until October 16. Al Marmoum Camel Racetrack, Dubai-Al Ain Road, www.dcrc.ae (055 676 0006).
Wednesday 15 The Magazine Shop movies Grab your popcorn and check out a free screening of ’80s movie The Breakfast Club, starring Emilio Estevez, at this trendy Media City spot. Free. 7pm-9pm. The Magazine Shop, Dubai Media City, www.themagazineshop.me (04 457 4283).
Wednesday 15 Truffle season at Armani/Ristorante Sample Italy’s most sought-after export, white and black truffles, with one of two seven-course tasting menus. Dhs900 (food only). Daily 7pm-11pm. Until November 30. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Wednesday 15 Try a ‘skinny’ ladies’ night Sho Cho has introduced skinny mixed drinks, all 100 calories or less. From 7pm to midnight, ladies can enjoy buy one get one free on all drinks. DJ Amy Wells spins on the decks from 9pm. Free entry. 7pm-3am. Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah, (04 346 1111).
Wednesday 15 See Will Mars live UK stand-up comedian Will Mars will perform his hit show from the Edinburgh Comedy Festival, Will Mars: As Good as my Audience. Expect a mix of black comedy, satire and an observation into some fine comedy mixes. Free. 8pm-11pm. 1UP, Boutique 7 Hotel & Suites, TECOM (04 434 5555).
Thursday 16 Do a new low-impact workout Get lean and limber up for a new strength and stretch Callanetics work out. The class uses low weights and deep stretches for a full-body workout. Free (members), Dhs60 (non-members). Thu 4pm. Ongoing. Optimal Fitness, Dubai Studio City, www.optimalfitness.ae (04 457 2048).
Thursday 16 Head to Route 94 gig Route 94, Toyboy & Robin, and Warehouse Dubai resident DJs, will play a mix of house, bass and beats music all night long. Dhs120. Level 41, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Thursday 16 World of Nobu starts here Chef Nobu and his top cooks from across the globe head up a two day food festival. Dhs450 per person. Thu 9pm-3am. Dhs595. Fri noon-4pm. Dhs995. Friday 8pm-midnight. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Thursday 16 Dance to disco Catch one of Australia’s finest original DJs, selector and vinyl collectors DJ Shan Frenzie, live alongside support act David Craig and Megadon Betamax. Enjoy a night of original disco, soul, funk and golden era hip hop. Free. 9pm-3am. Story Rooftop Lounge, Dubai Internet City (04 365 9911).
Friday 17 Be a horse leader with RDAD Volunteer with Riding for the Disabled Association of Dubai and help children with special needs enjoy therapeutic horse riding. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. Free. 8.30am-11.30am. Desert Palm, Al Awir Road, www.rdad.ae.
Friday 17 Head to an all-day party Dubai’s only day-to-night and tempo-setting experience continues with a little help from Soul II Soul frontman Jazzie B, plus a rare live set from UK disco electro giants, Crazy P. Free for gents before 10pm. Dhs100 after. Free for ladies before midnight. Dhs100 after. 3pm-3am. Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).
Friday 17 Gary Barlow live in Dubai As part of his ‘Since I Saw You Last’ World Tour, Gary Barlow will be showcasing his vast catalogue of chart-topping hits including Take That smashes ‘Rule The World’, ‘Patience’ and ‘Back For Good’ as well as his more recent solo hits ‘Let Me Go’ and the Elton John duet ‘Face To Face’. From Dhs350 to Dhs1,000. 6pm-midnight. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City, www.timeouttickets.com
Friday 17 Go Bavarian at Oktoberfest Expect German food, hops and live music at the eighth edition of Grand Hyatt Dubai’s annual Oktoberfest party. Wed-Fri: Free entry (priced on consumption). Sat brunch: Dhs180 (food only), Dhs240 (house beverages). 7pm-1am. Until October 25 (excluding October 19-20). Grand Hyatt Dubai (04 317 2222).
Friday 17 Get tips from a famous yogi The world-renowned American yogi Michael Gannon will help you deepen your practice. Dhs375 per session, Dhs1,300 for the full weekend. Until October 18. Urban Yoga, Aspect Tower, Business Bay, www.urbanyoga.ae (04 369 7882).
Saturday 18 Roy Nasr Memorial Triathlon Hundreds will take part in this annual event in honour of local triathlete Roy Nasr. From Dhs200, free to spectate. 6am. JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort, www.race-me-events.com (052 712 8950).
Saturday 18 Relax and listen to music Expect deeper shades of house music at Hustle every Saturday while soaking up the sun or chilling out in a cabana. DJs JC Pinto and Adam Hoolz on the decks. Free. 4pm-10pm. Bliss Lounge, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, JBR (04 399 5533).
Saturday 18 Get fashion and beauty advice Annual eight-day fashion and beauty fair Harper’s Bazaar World of Fashion is back, featuring runway shows, Diane Von Furstenberg’s travelling Journey of a Dress exhibition (October 24 to 30) and a special appearance by Arab superstar Najwa Karam. Free. Until October 22. Mall of the Emirates, www.malloftheemirates.com.
Saturday 18 Have a medical check – it’s free As part of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Fidelity Fitness is offering free medical checks plus relaunching its Les Mills GX classes. Free. 4pm-9pm. Jumeirah Lakes Towers. www.fidelityfitnessclub.com (04 451 1133).
Sunday 19 See an art exhibition Act and Application is a group exhibition bringing together six contemporary artists from around the world: Ra di Martino, littlewhitehead, Arthur Prior, David Rickard, Darren Harvey-Regan and Setareh Shahbazi. Lawrie Shabibi gallery, Unit 21, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz 1 (04 346 9906).
Sunday 19 Enjoy an ’80s night Every Sunday Sho Cho Dubai and DJ Elie transport you back to the ’80s. Discounted drinks from 7pm to 10pm. Free. 7pm-3am. Sho Cho, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah (04 346 1111).
Sunday 19 Diwali degustation Marking the Hindu festival of lights, best Indian restaurant Armani/Amal launches a special sharing menu. Dhs325 per person. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until October 25. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Monday 20 Pink-tober at Náis To mark Breast Cancer Awareness month, Náis Italian Kitchen offers a ten percent discount to female diners. Prices vary. Sat-Thu 11am-9pm. Until October 31. HDS Tower, Cluster F, JLT (04 452 9991).
Monday 20 Zouk night out Zouk Dubai is offering a complimentary class at 9pm at Guantanamera Latin Night in Sublime. The party kicks-off at 10pm with Zouk and Kizomba music, followed by mainly Latin tunes. Free. 9pm-3am. Sublime Bar & Lounge, Ibis World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 4444).
Tuesday 21 Attend an art auction Christie’s Dubai is offering ten works by Lebanese modernist Shafic Abboud (1926-2004) from the exceptional Beirut collection of Viviane and Robert Debbas. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 330 0000).
Tuesday 21 Munich by the beach Barasti’s Oktoberfest brings Bavarian party culture to Dubai’s shores, literally. Free entry. Mon-Wed 7pm-11pm, Thu and Sat 8pm-midnight, Fri 2pm-4pm, 8pm-midnight. Until October 25. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road, Dubai Marina (04 318 1313).