David Morales, Pacha Ibiza, Palestinian film festival, ballet and more
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 14 Wake up to a free coffee New café Java Jolt is giving away a cup of organic coffee to any customers that order food and remember to say ‘Java me’. Prices vary. Sun-Thu 7am-7pm. Ongoing. Le Solarium Tower, Dubai Silicon Oasis (04 320 9292).
Wednesday 14 Close deals at Clé Kick off the business year with this DIFC lunch deal at Greg Malouf’s modern Arabic hotspot. Dhs95 (two courses), Dhs135 (three courses). Sun-Thu noon-2.45pm. Ongoing. Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC (04 352 5150).
Wednesday 14 Get a third more pampering for free Book a 90-minute Energising Detox treatment at Willow Stream Spa and receive a free upgrade to a 120-minute treatment throughout the month. The treatment includes dry a salt scrub and massage. Dhs695. Until January 31. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.fairmont.com (04 457 3388).
Wednesday 14 Sign up for indoor volleyball Sign up as a team of six for this mixed recreational league with Duplays. Individuals can also register as ‘free agents’. Dhs350 per person, Dhs2,000 per team of six. Wed 7.30pm-9.30pm. Until February 18. See website for confirmed location. www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Wednesday 14 Start the weekend early Hailing from New York City, DJ Erion is live on the decks at this weekly night. Ladies receive complimentary mixed drinks from 9pm to 1am. Free. 10m-3am. Rock Bottom Café, Ramee Rose Hotel, TECOM (04 450 0111).
Thursday 15 Save the pennies at Reform Order a steak at Reform Social & Grill and claim a complimentary half bottle of red or white grape with which to enjoy it. Dhs140. Mon 6pm-11pm, Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. The Lakes, Emirates Hills (04 454 2638).
Thursday 15 Watch the World Cup Carnival Enjoy the second in a series of nine events leading up to the Dubai World Cup Carnival. Free. 6.45pm. Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba, www.dubaiworldcup.com (04 327 0077).
Thursday 15 Catch David Morales live Celebrate Q43’s first birthday with a live performance from one of the world’s biggest names in house music – David Morales. Local DJ Smokingroove and resident spinner Guess Hu support. Free. 8pm-3am. Q43, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 443 5403).
Thursday 15 Don’t miss Romeo et Juliette ballet Shakespeare’s tale of two lovers, and the heartbreaking end to their lives, is brought to life through ballet. Choreographed by Les Ballets De Monte Carlo. Dhs195-1,400. 8.30pm. Madinat Arena, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 6546).
Thursday 15 Shifting Gears featuring Sebo K Sebo K is a unique and influential figure within Berlin’s music community and is renowned for merging cutting edge sounds with vintage accents. See him play tonight at this exclusive event. Dhs150. 10pm-3am. O2 Nightclub & H2O Rooftop by O2, Sofitel The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (056 271 7273).
Friday 16 Belly dance with Jillina Jillina holds the ‘Sensational Sharqi’ workshop for Dhs300 at 10am, Martina Cancio holds ‘Belly dance Tribal Fusion’ for Dhs150 at 2.30pm. Then a gala show takes place at The Fridge where Jillina, Martina, Najla Ferreira and more perform. From Dhs150. 10am, 2.30pm. Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina. Gala show: Dhs150. 7pm. The Fridge, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, www.najlaferreira.com (056 343 1152).
Friday 16 Tom Ford beauty booth opens Cosmetics fans can get their fix at the new Tom Ford beauty booth. The range is only available in select cities around the world. Paris Gallery, The Dubai Mall (04 330 8289).
Friday 16 White Day Party at Pacha Ibiza Dubai Marc Marshall entertains with an eclectic set including live performances from violinist Nico. Resident DJ Rico supports. Reservations only. 2pm-3am. Pacha Ibiza Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 567 0000).
Friday 16 Chicane live The sunset-perfect DJ set is the first of a 2015 series of regular appearances from the self-professed enigma of house music. Support DJs on rotation from 2pm. Free before 10pm and Dhs100 after for gents, free before midnight and Dhs100 after for ladies. 2pm-3am. Zero Gravity, SkyDive Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).
Saturday 17 Head to a theatre fiesta See the works of Indian writer, film director and poet, Sampooran Singh Kalra. The weekend will include a collage of literary works, a dramatisation and you can meet the artist, too. Dhs125-500. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 369 2128).
Saturday 17 Check out a Palestinian Film Festival See Palestinian culture through this pop-up film festival. Movies will be screened at A4 Space and The JamJar in Dubai and at Masrah Al Qasba theatre and Mirage City Cinema in Sharjah. See website for schedule. Free. Sat and Mon 6pm. The JamJar, Al Quoz. Tue 7pm, A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz. Until January 24. www.reelpalestine.org.
Saturday 17 All you need to know about cheese At this one-off for tonight, Tolosa Bodega hosts a comprehensive class in the art of pairing French cheese with grape. Yum. Dhs400 (including five cheeses and five grape varieties). 7pm Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 453 9220).
Saturday 17 Have an urban night out Head to URBN Saturdays, a night dedicated to the best of hip-hop and R&B music. Ladies receive complimentary drinks all night from the pink mixed drinks menu. Arrive early to avoid long queues as the venue fills up pretty fast. Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. White Dubai, Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba (050 443 0933).
Sunday 18 Experience Cuba Listen to the sounds of 2D Cuba: Pherson Romero and Belinda Guerra Diaz. Free. 4.30pm-1.30am. Salamar, Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 399 5000).
Sunday 18 A day of duck at BA BA Restaurant and Lounge celebrates Beijing’s signature, Peking duck, with one day of duck dishes on the menu. Prices vary. 7.30pm-11pm. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3388).
Sunday 18 Enjoy films at Wafi Head over to Wafi with some friends to watch post apocalyptic sci-fi drama Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise. Free. 8pm. Pyramids Rooftop Gardens, Wafi, Oud Metha, www.wafi.com (04 324 4100).
Sunday 18 Try a hula workshop Try these adult classes organised by Flow Ground. The exercise is especially good to help develop core stability. Sign up this week with a friend and you will both receive a discount of Dhs100. To register, email email@example.com. Dhs750 for a six week course. Sun 8pm-9.15pm. Ongoing. The Fridge, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, www.flowground.org (056 221 2300).
Monday 19 Secret Circle Known as Dubai’s industry night, the Secret Circle team pack the Basement with underground house music with not a single commercial song in ear shot. Free. 10pm-3am. The Basement, Boutique 7 Hotel, TECOM (050 157 4020).
Tuesday 20 Head to the Ripe pop-up Ripe has teamed up with wellness brand NYLA House to offer a new pop-up market. Buy farm fresh organic produce and well-being products. Free to attend. Tuesdays 8.30am-noon. NYLA House, 675 Al Wasl Road, Umm Suqeim, www.ripeme.com.
Tuesday 20 Be a Spartan The 5km Reebok Spartan Race will test endurance. Race day is Friday February 20. From Dhs350 (before January 31). Jebel Ali Racecourse, Al Barsha, www.spartanrace.ae (no number).