Cats, clubbing, comedy and more of the week's best events
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 5 Challenge Tour Grand Final Watch golf’s leading 45 players compete for the big money prize fund at Al Badia Golf Club. This event marks the end of the European Challenge tour. Fans can also take part in a free academy at the tournament. Free. 8.30am-5pm. Until November 8. Al Badia Golf Club, InterContinental Dubai Festival City, www.europeantour.com (04 601 0101).
Wednesday 5 Have afternoon tea and a massage Tuck into afternoon tea with beautiful views of the Dubai skyline from the 24th floor, coupled with a 15- or 30-minute foot and ankle massage or hand and arm massage. From Dhs189. Shine Spa, Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 377 2380).
Wednesday 5 Luck of the Irish at Atlantis La Brasserie is hosting award-winning Irish TV chef Neven Maguire tonight, who will be cooking a showcase menu using traditional Irish ingredients. Prices vary. 6pm-10.30pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Wednesday 5 White truffles at Don Alfonso 1890 The Italian restaurant celebrates the white truffle season with a one-off five-course dinner with grape pairing. Advanced reservation required. Dhs750 per person. 7.30pm-11.30pm. Shangri-La Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 615 1105).
Wednesday 5 Enjoy a night of comedy and music Tuney Loons features comedians from America, the Middle East and Australia, together with UAE bands Behold The Locus and Xalbaje. Dhs50. 8pm-11pm. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (050 697 3035).
Thursday 6 Free Reebok running assessment Get your running style and foot strike analysed by experts. Email email@example.com to book. Free. 2pm-5pm. Reebok Store, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.urbanenergyfitness.com (050 902 7601).
Thursday 6 See The Mambo Brothers Expect nothing but the best from the Mambo Brothers as they bring the latest tracks from Ibiza’s dance music scene to Dubai. Free (reservations recommended). 6pm-3am. Cielo Sky Lounge, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (055 106 9059).
Thursday 6 Go Dutch at Pure Sky Lounge Sample a unique five-course menu tonight, created by Michelin-awarded Dutch chef Wilco Berends. Dhs375 per person, Dhs475 per person (grape pairing). 7pm-10pm. Pure Sky Lounge & Dining, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, The Walk, JBR (04 374 7888).
Thursday 6 Racing season starts at Meydan Regional horses race for a spot in the prestigious Dubai World Cup. Free admission for races. 6.30pm. Meydan Grandstand, Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba, www.dubaiworldcup.com (04 381 3405).
Thursday 6 Elementary my dear Watson Watch Sherlock Holmes & The Adventure of the Suicide Club by Backstage tonight. Dhs100. 7pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (043 414 777).
Thursday 6 Takeover Thursdays Listen to reggae music by DJs Juan, Rasdru, Bosscity and DJ Babu. Dhs80. 9pm-3am. Sublime Bar & Lounge, Ibis World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 318 7130).
Friday 7 Dubai International Triathlon Cheer on athletes at Atlantis The Palm as they take on this mammoth challenge. This is the first half-iron distance triathlon to be held in the UAE, featuring a 1.9km swim, a 90km cycle and a 21.1km run. Free to spectate. 6.30am. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.premieronline.com (052 712 8950).
Friday 7 The 10th International Cat Show Think you have the fairest feline in Dubai? Then register your cute cat for the 10th International Cat Show. Dhs250 (including show cage, cat litter, tray, water, and cat food). Until November 8. 9am-7pm. Rugby Park, Dubai Sports City, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday 7 First birthday celebrations at Salero Salero Tapas & Bodega marks its very first anniversary with a special deal of paella and any four tapas. Dhs111 per couple. Sun-Thu noon-1am, Fri-Sat noon-3am. Until November 30. Kempinski Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 5888).
Friday 7 Head to the opening of Pacha Ibiza Dubai Pacha, the club that has enchanted the world since 1967, opens its doors in Dubai tonight with resident DJs Pierre Ravan and Amy Alexandra and more. Dhs150. 11pm-3am. Pacha Ibiza Dubai, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 567 0000).
Friday 7 Catch DVBBS live in Dubai DVBBS is a Canadian dance music duo composed of brothers Chris Chronicles and Alex Andre. They’re most famous for ‘Tsunami’, their joint international hit with Borgeous. Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 826 9698).
Saturday 8 Take on the Wadi Adventure Race This tough 10km obstacle course has been revamped for the start of the new WAR season and promises to test limits. Dhs225. 9am-noon. Wadi Adventures, Al Ain, www.premieronline.com (no number).
Saturday 8 ExpatWoman Festive Family Fair Christmas-lovers can get their festive fix and buy plenty of gifts at this family day out. Free. 10.30am-4.30pm. Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, Arabian Ranches, www.expatwoman.com (no number).
Saturday 8 Head to an art festival The Quoz Arts Festival includes murals, film screenings, workshops and more, all created by local talents. Free. 10am-10pm. Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, www.alserkalavenue.ae (no number).
Saturday 8 Check out Audio Tonic at 360° See Stew Magoo and Chad Phunk, Tristan Bain and Rod Lee Winters on the decks at Audio Tonic. Free. 5pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 406 8741).
Sunday 9 Watch Interstellar Get down to your nearest cinema this week and watch this futuristic sci-fi thriller starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway. In cinemas across Dubai.
Sunday 9 Alexander Wang at H&M The latest collaboration features 38 exclusive pieces from edgy American designer Alexander Wang. As well as athletic wear you’ll find sport luxe scuba dresses and puffer jackets in Wang’s signature black and grey. H&M, The Dubai Mall (04 330 8327).
Monday 10 Uwind at Amara Spa The detox package includes a full body massage with ginger and black pepper oil to ease tension and a seaweed body treatment. It’s rounded off with a healthy spa meal and a gift worth Dhs150 to take home. Dhs795 for 90 minutes instead of Dhs1,110. Until November 30. Amara Spa, Park Hyatt Dubai (04 602 1234).
Monday 10 Enjoy an urban night DJ Brooklyn plays a mix of hip-hop, R&B and urban beats. Free. 9pm-3am. Atelier M, Pier 7, Dubai Marina (050 738 1388).
Tuesday 11 Sushi at Toko Dubai Enjoy sushi, nigiri and maki, plus Japanese beverages and live entertainment. Dhs225 per person. 7pm-9pm. Ongoing. Vida Downtown Hotel, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 442 8383).