Motor festival, championship golf, cheesy music and much more besides
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 19 Dubai Motor Festival revs into town Enjoy the engine-revving activities and motor sports. The festival is an umbrella for a host of events including Dubai Motor Village, where you’ll find all things motor sports-related and see a light show conducted entirely by cars. Free. Noon. Until December 6. Meydan, Nad Al Sheba, www.motorfestival.ae (no number).
Wednesday 19 Game night at La Porte des Indes The first of two one-off evenings of game dishes, featuring venison pepper fry and honey mustard grilled quail. Priced à la carte. 6.30pm-11.30pm. November 19 and 29. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 438 8610).
Wednesday 19 Don Alfonso comes to town The two Michelin-starred chef behind Don Alfonso 1890 cooks at the restaurant. 7pm-midnight. Shangri-La Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 615 1105).
Wednesday 19 All-stars at Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo Five chefs with seven Michelin stars between them prepare a special dinner. Dhs695 per person, Dhs795 per person (including car transportation). 7pm-11pm. Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, Deira (04 207 1717).
Wednesday 19 Listen to popular opera live The second in the Opera Pop concert series will feature singing by Russian diva Guzel Teymour-Ganieva and tenors Murat Öztürk from Turkey and Wim Hoste of Belgium. The show will cover a huge variety of music from Baroque right the way through to Elvis and Andrea Bocelli. Dhs150. 7.30pm-11pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 341 4777).
Thursday 20 See the DP World Tour Championship Watch some of the best golfers in the world, including Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson, play in this final tournament of the European Tour’s International Schedule. Free. Jumeirah Golf Estates, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (04 340 0066). www.timeouttickets.com
Thursday 20 Classic versus modern at Traiteur The French restaurant introduces two separate menus – one inspired by classic French cooking, the other featuring modern interpretations. Dhs495 per person (food only). Dhs695 (with grape). Sun-Fri 7pm-midnight. Until December 31. Park Hyatt Dubai (04 317 2222).
Thursday 20 Kris Corleone live See Resident DJ of Bagatelle Beach and Les Caves du Roy, St Tropez, Kris on the decks tonight. He’s played with artists including Bono, Will.i.am and David Guetta. Free (reservations recommended). 9pm-3am. The Act, Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, (04 355 1116).
Thursday 20 Free movies with The Scene Club Join the film club and see La fleur de l’âge, about a TV producer and his elderly father, both intent on living life to the full. Free. Wed-Thu 7pm. Conference Centre, Dubai Knowledge Village, www.thesceneclub.com (04 391 0051).
Thursday 20 Trance and dance The Future Sound of Egypt, Trance superstars Aly and Fila, play in Dubai accompanied by the city’s own DJ Bliss. Dhs180. 8pm-3am. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills (04 380 1234).
Friday 21 See an exhibition of rare jewellery The Grand Atrium of The Dubai Mall is currently hosting the Jaeger-LeCoultre Rare Crafts Exhibition. The fascinating event reveals the intricacies of precision watch-making and gem-setting – a must for those who appreciate fine jewellery and watches. Until November 22. Grand Atrium, The Dubai Mall (800 3822 46225).
Friday 21 Rewind to the ’90s Dance along to classic tracks from B*Witched, 5ive and Peter Andre. Expect hits including ‘Mysterious Girl’, ‘C’est La Vie’ and ‘When the Lights Go Out’. Dhs275. 5pm-3am. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills. www.timeouttickets.com
Friday 21 Listen to African beats Expect South African house mixed with deep afro soul and tech house. Weekly resident DJs Che, Schooly, Simon B, Just Lance, Afroboogie, Charl Chaka and Andrew Chetty on rotation. Free. 6pm-3am. The Dek on 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Friday 21 Nikkei nights launches at Cabana Enjoy a range of all-you-can-eat sushi and yakitori skewers. Dhs210 (soft drinks), Dhs320 (house beverages). 7.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Friday 21 Watch the 7 Emirates Run Cheer on the athletes taking part in this unique ultra marathon this weekend that sees seven teams of seven run 575km through all seven emirates in 12 days to raise funds for the Al Jalila Foundation. See website for schedule. Free to spectate. www.7emiratesrun.com.
Saturday 22 Art for Hope The Vandervin Arts exhibition ‘Art for Hope’ will showcase some of the finest contemporary artists from the Indian subcontinent including Asit Patniak and Nawal Kishore. Free. Noon-7pm. Capital Club, DIFC (04 364 0111).
Saturday 22 Hainan comes to Dubai A chef visiting from Shangri-La Hotel, Haikou, prepares Hainanese specials at Shang Palace. Prices vary. Daily noon-3.30pm, 7pm-midnight. Until November 29. Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).
Saturday 22 Festive Fayre at DESC Join in the seasonal festivities at this family day out. Kids get to meet Santa in the grotto. Free. 1pm-5pm. Dubai English Speaking College, Academic City (04 360 4866).
Saturday 22 A night of metal music Krisiun, the Brazilian brothers duo, churn out a passionate sound of raw emotion that captivates long time followers and those who have recently discovered this South American band. Dhs130. 7pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 501 2534).
Sunday 23 See an art exhibition The Majlis Gallery is celebrating 25 years with ‘25 Squared’ – a collective installation of more than 150 identically sized framed works by more than 40 artists. Free. 10am-6pm. The Majlis Gallery, Al Fahidi Neighborhood, Bur Dubai (04 353 6233).
Sunday 23 See Moguai live The EDM superstar takes the stage at Cavalli Club. His hits include the 2013 chart-topper ‘Mammoth’ with Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike. Free. 9pm-3am. Cavalli Club, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 991 0400).
Monday 24 Check out The Kooples Head to the first Middle Eastern branch of The Kooples at The Dubai Mall for the edgy Autumn/Winter collection. The Kooples, Fashion Avenue, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.thekooples.com.
Monday 24 Do outdoor yogalates Get back into shape with a head-to-toe one-hour workout combining the best of yoga and Pilates. It’s designed to melt away muscle tension and improve core strength. Dhs500 for a package of ten classes. Ongoing. Fraser Suites Dubai, Al Sufouh Road, www.yogalatesblissindubai.com (050 328 9642).
Monday 24 Dance to DJ Ilona Mars Ladies receive three complimentary drinks as DJ Ilona Mars spins the tunes. Free. 9pm-midnight. Ba Restaurant & Lounge, Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3338).
Tuesday 25 Make a beach day of it Head to Cinq Mondes Spa on a weekday to enjoy a one-hour Traditional Oriental Massage and you’ll get complimentary full-day access to the hotel’s private beach and pool, plus ten percent discount on food and soft drinks. Dhs399. Weekdays until December 10. Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah (04 444 2400).