David Guetta, Cash Money, Omar Khairat, Willy Wonka and more
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 17 Volunteer with Mission to Seafarers Help distribute gift packages to seafarers across the Emirates. The organisation will be running gifting days until December 24 and then from December 29-31. Volunteers should be over 14. To register your interest, email firstname.lastname@example.org. www.angelappeal.com (04 357 6060).
Wednesday 17 Watch the badminton finals It’s the MetLife BWF World Superseries at the Hamdan Sports Complex, where 64 of the world’s best players will take to the courts for the showdown. Free transport from selected RTA Metro stations to and from the stadium will be provided for ticket holders. Dhs20 (adults). Free (under 18s). 9am-11pm. Until December 21. Hamdan Sports Complex, Emirates Road (E611) (no number).
Wednesday 17 See DJ Cash Money live The US DJ, hip-hop artist and record producer has produced and remixed tracks for artists including Snoop Dogg and Busta Rhymes. Dhs300. Cavalli Club, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).
Wednesday 17 Feel restored at Ahasees Spa & Club The dicounted wrap and hot stone massage combines cardamom, cinnamon and ginger to relax and rejuvinate the body and mind. Dhs550. Until December 31. Ahasees Spa & Club, Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2335).
Thursday 18 Have a night out at the races Head to Meydan for a night of top quality racing. This event is the fourth race of the season, and fans will see some of the best local and regional horses and their jockeys race for a spot in the Dubai World Cup. Free. 6.45pm. Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba, www.dubaiworldcup.com (04 327 0077).
Thursday 18 Watch Night at the Museum 3 Starring Ben Stiller, Rebel Wilson and the late, great Robin Williams, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb takes the action from New York to London, where the artefacts come to life. In cinemas across Dubai.
Thursday 18 Dine on Stage2’s seafood pairing Diners get a selection of seafood and grape. Dhs125 per person (three glasses of grape). 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. Vida Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 428 6827).
Thursday 18 Catch David Guetta live DJ and producer David Guetta plays Atlantis Beach with support from local DJs David da Luca, Natalie Brogan and Hollaphonic. Dhs275-450. 7pm-3am. Atlantis Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah. www.timeouttickets.com
Thursday 18 Have a Latin night out Get into the spirit of Latino dance with Dubai’s favourite professional Salsa duo James and Alex. The first night of the two-day event kicks off with the Burlesque-themed Sensual Night, filled with Kizomba, Bachata, Zouk and Salsa. Dhs95. 10pm-3am. Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba (04 447 0773).
Friday 19 Join in Run DXB with Nike Sign up for the Nike 10km challenge. The course takes athletes around the Burj Khalifa and DIFC. Athletes can keep track of their training and progress on the Nike+ app. Register online and download the app to get involved. Dhs120. 7.30am. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, www.nike.com (no number).
Friday 19 Head to the Hamac flash sale Get up to 70 percent off Le Coq Sportif, Vilebrequin and Havaianas. December 18-19. 9am-7pm. Ground floor (next to The Noodle House), The Boulevard, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, DIFC (04 330 0000).
Friday 19 Catch German Brigante live The artist’s ever growing popularity within the electronic music fraternity was cemented by his position in Resident Advisor’s Most Charted Artists of 2013. Expect energetic grooves. Dhs150. 1pm-9pm. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161).
Friday 19 Catch Cobweb live in Dubai This rock ’n’ roll band from Nepal show no signs of slowing down. They will be supported by local rockers Daisy Grim and other acts. Dhs70. 8pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (050 697 3035).
Friday 19 Find Winter in Wonderland at Bebe Shop the Winter in Wonderland Holiday Collection at Bebe, which has just landed in UAE stores. Take your pick from pieces that transition perfectly from desk to dancefloor, including peplum dresses and sleek pumps. Various locations including The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 434 0614).
Saturday 20 Take a luxury seaplane tour Discover the city from the sky, sea and sand with the new Seawings Lifestyle packages. Optional experiences include a luxury yacht charter, a wildlife drive and dinner cruise. From Dhs2,395. Ongoing. Seawings, Club Joumana, JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort, Jebel Ali, www.seawings.ae (04 807 0708).
Saturday 20 Don’t miss Alice in Wonderland Join Alice as she chases the white rabbit, gets tied up with Tweedledum and Tweedledee, sings with a bubble-blowing caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game. Dhs150-175. 7pm. Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah. www.timeouttickets.com
Saturday 20 Listen to Omar Khairat live Egyptian composer and pianist Omar Khairat brings his jazz and blues melodies back to Dubai tonight. Dhs250-1,000. 6pm-midnight. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (052 990 0112).
Saturday 20 Give a friend a spa gift voucher Treat someone to a Talise Ottoman Spa gift voucher and enjoy additional rewards for yourself. Purchase a Dhs550 gift voucher or more and you will receive a Dhs100 voucher to use towards your next treatment or purchase from the retail boutique. Buy a Dhs1,000 voucher or more and you’ll get a luxury gift. Until December 31. Talise Ottoman Spa, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0456).
Sunday 21 Enjoy a family musical Watch Roald Dahl’s classic tale of the enigmatic candy maker Willy Wonka, five golden tickets, excited children and his chocolate factory come to life on stage. Featuring all the hit songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is a truly delightful musical. Dhs200-250. 7pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 341 4777).
Sunday 21 Go wild at Saffron Enjoy the poultry and meat at Saffron’s Wildfire. Dhs235 per person. 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Sunday 21 Occupy Sundays Dutch DJ Rene Amesz brings down the house with a mix of progressive and techno beats. Dhs250. 10pm-3am. Cavalli Club, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 991 0400).
Monday 22 Watch Wafi’s light show Catch the seasonal light and sound show daily at 6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm and 9.30pm. Taking place in the Central Courtyard, the event is a great way to get into the festive spirit before shopping. Free. Until December 31. Wafi, Oud Metha (04 324 4555).
Monday 22 Go festive at Centre Cut Dishes in this special four-course menu include scallops with carrot puree and shimeji mushrooms, slow-cooked duck breast with chestnuts and cherry bigarade, and more. Dhs360 per person (soft drinks). 6.30pm-11pm. Until December 30. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).
Monday 22 Dance to dubstep DJ Badir, Stylez and MC Money keep the crowd moving. Free for ladies. Dhs100 for gents. 10.30pm-3am. Sensation Club, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 331 1111).
Tuesday 23 Shop a festive market Browse the stalls for last-minute gifts with a glass of something warm and spiced in your hand. There are also train rides, a giant snow globe and much more for the little ones. Free. 3pm-midnight (weekdays), 1pm-midnight (weekends). December 17-27. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 6730).