Theatre, clubbing, footwear festival, al fresco yoga and more
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 12 Go behind the scenes at Meydan Get up close to the beautiful racehorses at Meydan Racecource with a stable tour. The morning includes a five-star breakfast, tour of the stables and grounds plus a chance to meet the trainers. Dhs250 (adults), Dhs150 (children). Tue-Wed 7.30am. Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba, www.meydan.ae (04 381 3405).
Wednesday 12 See an award-winning Irish play The four-time Tony Award-winning play The Beauty Queen of Leenane sees Maureen, a spinster who lives with her mother in the west of Ireland, seek out a chance at love. But her meddling parent has other plans. Dhs50-Dhs80. 7.30pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha. www.timeouttickets.com
Wednesday 12 BiCE Ristorante’s gala dinner Michelin-star chef Sergio Vineis takes over the kitchen at BiCE this week, offering a set menu. Dhs495 per person. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until November 15. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, The Walk, JBR (04 318 2530).
Wednesday 12 Men’s night Gents can enjoy bucket deals on special drinks tonight with discounts on various food pairings. Free entry. 8pm-1am. Horizon Lounge, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 399 5000).
Wednesday 12 Basketball for the boys at Duplays Sign your team up now for this new men’s recreational league. Dhs2400 per team. 7.30pm-10.50pm. Collegiate American School, Jumeirah, www.duplays.com (04 472 394).
Thursday 13 Urban Energy Reebok Run Club If you want to improve your running technique or have just signed up for your first marathon, join this running club that aims to get you prepared for 5km, 10km and marathon distances. Packages from Dhs1,400 for three months. Call for times. Various locations including Al Barsha Pond Park, www.urbanenergyfitness.com (055 886 9158).
Thursday 13 Watch Dumb and Dumber To Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their old roles as the two fools on a road trip in this new movie. In cinemas across Dubai from Thursday 13.
Thursday 13 Chef Vivek Singh at Amala this week Visiting from London’s renowned The Cinnamon Club, the guest chef will be cooking at Amala this week. Dhs325 per person. Thu-Sat 6pm-1am. Until November 15. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Thursday 13 Underground music Paco Osuna, Barcelona’s techno kingpin, and Alex Niggemann, bring their house techno sound from Watergate Berlin to Dubai. Raxon will warm up the crowd from 9pm onwards. Dhs120-Dhs240. 9pm-3am. Level 41, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (050 359 9798).
Thursday 13 A night of Queen The Bohemians, a Queen tribute band, will perform a two-hour set of classic songs including the piano-driven big singles ‘Killer Queen’, ‘Somebody To Love’, ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ and the award-winning ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. Dhs100 (including one drink). 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).
Friday 14 Attend urban event SOLE DXB Cool kicks brands including Puma will showcase their AW14 collections and collaborations with influential global streetwear labels including House of Hackney, Sophia Chang and McQ. Ray-Ban and local hair hub Chill Salon have also teamed up to give away quirky haircuts and colouring to the most daring individuals in Dubai. Dhs50 general admission. Fri noon-10pm, Sat noon-8pm. Until November 15. D3 Design District, near The Dubai Mall, www.soledxb.com.
Friday 14 Check out Space Ibiza in Dubai Riva Starr, Tiefschwarz Ali, M.A.N.D.Y, Patrick Bodmer, Camilo Franco and Dubai’s Smokingroove and Vinyl Dave get behind the decks to celebrate 25 years of the iconic club. Dhs200. 2pm-2am. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah. www.timeouttickets.com
Friday 14 Poolside movie nights Enjoy a laid-back movie night at Emirates Golf Club, beginning with hit Disney musical Frozen, followed by Gravity starring Sandra Bullock. Free. 6.30pm. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, www.dubaigolf.com (04 417 9999).
Friday 14 The Piazza Grande Food Show One of the highlights of the Italian Cuisine World Summit is this two-day food festival, featuring Michelin star chefs a plenty, music, pizza acrobatics and competitions. Free entry. November 14-15, from 2pm. Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club (04 361 8111).
Friday 14 House techno night out Miss PM, Kris Lee and Blacknoise will play a mix of deep house and techno beats at this glow-in-the-dark party. Dhs75. 10pm-3am. The Basement, Boutique 7 Hotel & Suites, Al Barsha (04 434 5555).
Saturday 15 Learn the art of Arabic writing The five-day workshop focuses on the basic rules of Arabic lettering and type such as structure, proportion, shape and families. Dhs2,350. 9am-3pm. Tashkeel, near Nad Al Sheba Police Station (04 336 3313).
Saturday 15 Have a Word… This one-day festival of the spoken and written word will feature poetry recitals and live music, with books, arts and craft items also on sale. Free. Noon-7pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.ductac.org (04 341 4777).
Saturday 15 Do yoga with Oysho at SkyDive Dubai This free outdoor event is open to all ages and levels of experience. Mats and T-shirts provided. Unwind afterwards with giveaways and healthy goodies. Free. 10am. Until November 15. SkyDive Dubai, Al Sufouh Road, Dubai Marina (04 339 8280).
Saturday 15 Vietnamese-style truffles at Hoi An If you need a break from all the Italian truffle menus, Hoi An is the spot. It’s serving the Alba white special, but cooked Vietnamese style. Dhs275 per person. Daily 7pm-midnight. Until November 15. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).
Saturday 15 Cody Wise live The American singer known for ‘It’s My Birthday’ with Will.i.am will be performing at the second URBN event. Ladies get free pink drinks. Free. 11pm-3am. White Dubai, Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba (050 433 0933).
Sunday 16 Try caviar desserts Head to STAY by Yannick Alléno this month where even the dessert is made with caviar! Dhs850 per person (food only). Daily 7pm-11pm. Until November 30. One&Only The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 440 1010).
Sunday 16 Danny Avila live The Spanish DJ has worked with everyone from Tiësto to The Black Eyed Peas and is the youngest resident DJ at Hakkasan in Las Vegas. Dhs275. 9.30pm-3am. Cavalli Club, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 991 0400).
Monday 17 Pizza lunch deals Get a starter, main and a soft drink or water at PizzaExpress. Dhs50 per person (soft drink). Sun-Thu noon-5pm. Bin Sougat, Al Rashidiya (04 285 2393). Other location: Ibn Battuta Mall (04 368 5134). Dhs60 per person (soft drink). Dhs80 per person (house beverage). Sun-Wed noon-4pm. Jazz@PizzaExpress, JLT (04 441 6342).
Monday 17 São Martinho festival Picante celebrates this Portuguese festival with a seasonal set menu dinner. Dhs160 per person. Daily noon-3pm, 7pm-midnight. Until November 22. Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai (04 397 7444).
Tuesday 18 Get pampered and eat Have a classic manicure at The Nail Spa and a blowdry at Marquee then enjoy the Mad Hatter’s afternoon tea at Reform. Dhs250 per person. Afternoon tea is served from 3pm-5pm. Until November 30. The Lakes Club, Emirates Hills (04 399 4336).