IPL tennis, DIFF movies, top comedy, festive ballet and more
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 10 Check out movies at DIFF Watch new films (such as Escobar: Paradise Lost) at cinemas including Vox and Madinat Theatre as part of Dubai International Film Festival. Dhs35-Dhs100. See www.dubaifilmfest.com for timings and locations.
Wednesday 10 Watch ladies’ golf Witness the best women in the sport play in the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters. Last year’s winner, Thailand’s Pornanong Phatlum, hopes to defend her title. Free. Daily 7.30am and 12.45pm. Until December 13. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, www.dubailadiesmasters.com (04 380 2002).
Wednesday 10 Camel racing Enjoy one of the nation’s oldest sporting traditions. Call between 8am and 1.30pm for further details. Free. Until December 18 (except Friday December 12). 7am and 2pm. Al Marmoum Camel Racetrack, Dubai-Al Ain Road (055 676 0006).
Wednesday 10 Try rump at Route 66 night Head to West 14th’s Route 66 night, which features dishes inspired by locations along the iconic American highway, such as wagyu rump steak, Texas smoked brisket and Saint Louis-style deep-pan pizza. Dhs200 per person (food only). Wed 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Oceana Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah (04 447 7601).
Wednesday 10 Party at Rock Bottom’s Anniversary To celebrate the fourth anniversary of the popular club, Andy Swift, DJ Danny Cee (Radio 1), resident DJ Scotty Sheppard and new house band Red Light will perform live. Free. 10pm-3am. Rock Bottom Café, Ramee Rose Hotel, TECOM (04 450 0111).
Thursday 11 Shop at the Dubai Christmas Festival Head out with family friends and the kids for some festive fun, shopping and pantomime action at this Media City Christmas fest. From Dhs55 (adults), from Dhs25 (kids). Thu 4pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 3pm-10pm. Until December 13. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City. www.timeouttickets.com
Thursday 11 Cheer on tennis greats in the IPL Tennis aces including Andy Murray and Serena Williams will play in Dubai for the International Premier League tennis tournament. Dhs70-450. 4pm. Until December 13. Hamdan Sports Complex, Emirates Road (E611), www.iptlworld.com (04 306 2666).
Thursday 11 Listen to Jazz night at Seafire Swing by the restaurant at Atlantis The Palm on Thursdays to enjoy a three-course seafood meal to the strains of the restaurant’s new band playing soul, funk and jazz. Dhs355 per person. 8pm-midnight. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Thursday 11 Head to Plus Minus Sessions Anja Schneider began her music career as a producer for UK radio station Kiss FM. Armed with eclectic taste and an engaging presentation style, her ‘Dance Under The Blue Moon’ programme became a big success. She’ll be supported by Haidz b2b Daylomar at this session. Dhs120-240. 9pm-3am. Level 41, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (050 359 9798).
Thursday 11 Get down to Cassidy live in Dubai The US hip-hop artist will perform his hits ‘Hotel’, which featured R. Kelly and ‘Get No Better’. Dhs175. 10pm-3am. XL Dubai, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161).
Friday 12 Find stocking fillers at Arte Market Browse for gifts at this popular art and crafts market. Located at Times Square Center, stalls all filled to the brim with locally made goods. Free. Noon-7pm. Times Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.arte.ae (no number).
Friday 12 Enjoy Audio Tonic Sunset Sessions This week Megadon Betamax, Australian music fantatic Jordan Sweeting and JC Pinto will take to the decks with Shenon this year’s winner of the UAE Pioneer DJ competition. Free. 4pm-3am. 360˚, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (055 500 8518).
Friday 12 Have a steak meal for two Treat someone special to a juicy tenderloin topped with Prime Steakhouse’s signature sauce, plus a bottle of grape, with this great Friday deal. Dhs595 for two people (with bottle of grape). 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3111).
Friday 12 Feast on the fishes Check out Cabana’s nikkei nights every Friday, when you can eat as much sushi and yakitori as you like for a set price. There’s also the option to throw in house beverages, too. Dhs210 (soft drinks). Dhs320 (house beverages). Fri 7.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Friday 12 Kevin Bridges live in Dubai Having appeared on a number of TV shows and performed at the legendary Apollo Theatre, Kevin Bridges, the Scottish stand-up comedian who began performing at 17, will bring his brand of humour to Dubai. Sold out. 9pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road www.timeouttickets.com
Saturday 13 Ride with Cycle Hub Ideal for beginners, this group 20km mountain bike ride takes an off-road route and is a fun and social way to get into cycling. Free. Sat 6.30am. Ongoing. The Cycle Hub, Dubai Motor City. www.thecyclehub.com (04 425 6555).
Saturday 13 Pick up gifts at Things Yule Like II Now in its second year, the festive market offers a carefully curated selection of unique gifts and goods made by local creatives and entrepreneurs. There will be entertainment, too. Free. Noon-7pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 341 4777)
Saturday 13 Watch The Nutcracker ballet Follow the dancers into a world where a girl gets a magical nutcracker as a present from a relative who brings toys to life. Dhs200-350. 3pm and 7.30pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha. www.timeouttickets.com
Saturday 13 Try a barbecue brunch Relax at Meydan Beach’s Azure Bleu Saturday barbecue brunch, with tasty dishes prepared right before your eyes. Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (Spanish mixed beverage), Dhs395 (soft drinks and a beach day pass), Dhs695 per person (bubbly). 5pm-6pm. Ongoing. The Walk, JBR (04 433 3777).
Saturday 13 Have a happy hour Saturday Finish off the weekend with discounted drinks until 10pm and music by DJ Stephane Karl. Free entry. 7pm-3am. Sho Cho, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah (04 346 1111).
Sunday 14 Buy new men’s threads Gents, if your winter wardrobe is all about rich fabrics, berry hues, and festive fairisle prints, check out the new Hackett Holiday Collection. Expect fitted velour jackets, thick coats with faux fur trims, and a range of tweed accessories. Hackett, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 325 3237).
Sunday 14 Have an urban night out DJ Brooklyn and DJ Shef Codes play a mix of old school, funk, hip-hop and R&B beats. Free. 10pm-3am. Chinawhite, Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (055 147 6034).
Monday 15 Join the library Dubai’s new Reademption Library houses more than 30,000 printed books, e-books and audiobooks. From Dhs120 per month for six months. Sat-Thu 10am-7pm, Fri 4pm-7pm. Ongoing. Al Wasl Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.reademption.com (04 321 2521).
Monday 15 Munch pizza Feast on pizza and pasta at Amici Restaurant, which has a different food theme every night of the week. Dhs85 (soft drinks). Mon-Thu 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Ibis Mall of Emirates Hotel, Al Barsha (04 382 3218).
Tuesday 16 Feast at Young Chef As part of Time Out Dubai’s Young Chef of the Year event, four chefs from top Dubai restaurants including Qbara and Reflets Par Pierre Gagnaire serve up a four-course meal in front of a live audience in a bid to win the prestigious title. All you need to do is eat, drink and judge. Dhs395 (including unlimited house beverages and mulled grape). 7.30pm-10.30pm. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira. www.timeouttickets.com