DJ Yoda, Dubai Marathon, Australia Day deals and more things to try this week
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 21 Midweek fun at Bliss Lounge Ladies can enjoy three free mixed drinks while listening to live house sets from DJ Robert Walker and Cuts Above. Free. 9pm-3am. Bliss Lounge, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, JBR (04 315 3886).
Wednesday 21 Head to The Market Outside The Box OTB Market is the region’s first sustainable fashion and lifestyle marketplace, with retailers operating out of refurbished shipping containers. Now in its second year, there will also be film screenings. Open 4pm-10pm (weekdays), 10am-10pm (weekends). Until January 24. South Ridge Park, Downtown Dubai, www.mydsf.ae.
Wednesday 21 Go crab crazy at Benjarong Try crab cooked in traditional Thai style at the restaurant this month. Dishes include crispy soft-shell crab with spicy green papaya salad. Priced à la carte. Sat-Thu noon-3pm, 7pm-11pm. Until January 31. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).
Wednesday 21 Shop and dine at Eataly this DSF Shoppers can refuel with this well-priced Dubai Shopping Festival deal. It offers a two-course menu, plus an Italian espresso. Dhs39 per person. Daily 3pm-7pm. Until February 1. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 330 8899).
Wednesday 21 Try speed business networking At this fun and fast business event you can pitch to lots of different people within a short period of time. Just bring your business cards. RSVP online to attend. Dhs50. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Dôme Café, DIFC, www.meetup.com/business-networking-dubai (no number).
Thursday 22 Experience a candle wax massage This month for the special offer price of Dhs225 (reduced from Dhs280), Tips & Toes is offering this innovative new massage. Warm oil is absorbed into the skin during the treatment to soothe the body and mind. Dhs225. Until January 31. Tips & Toes, various locations including Business Bay (04 369 7321).
Thursday 22 Catch DJ Yoda live See the hip-hop supremo scratch everything from ’80s pop tracks to cartoon theme tunes. Free before 10pm and Dhs100 after for gents, free before midnight and Dhs100 after for ladies. 6pm-3am. Zero Gravity, SkyDive Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).
Thursday 22 Mark Australia Day at Clé Dubai Celebrate at Australian-Lebanese chef Greg Malouf’s gala dinner featuring entertainment from Australian performer Tina Arena. Dhs650 (unlimited food and beverages). 7pm-midnight. Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC (04 352 5150).
Thursday 22 See Taken 3 Liam Neeson reprises his role as Bryan Mills, who in the latest instalment of the action franchise finds himself on the run after being framed for his ex-wife’s murder. Out now in cinemas across Dubai.
Thursday 22 Have an underground night out The UK’s Circus master Yousef will take to the decks alongside Smokingroove, Mr Mr and Michka for a night of quality house music. Dhs100. Free for ladies before midnight. 10pm-3am. The Basement, Boutique 7 Hotel & Suites, TECOM (04 434 5555).
Friday 23 Watch the Dubai Marathon Cheer on the professionals and thousands of plucky amateurs as they take on the 42.195km distance. Keep an eye out for Ethiopian Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele. Free to spectate. Race starts 7am. Route starts and ends on Umm Suqeim Road opposite Madinat Jumeirah (04 433 5669).
Friday 23 Dine at Fraîche Café & Bistro The weekend special offers an unlimited selection from the breakfast menu. Dhs75 per person (food only). Fri and Sat 8am-4pm. Ongoing. Swiss Tower, Cluster Y, JLT (04 369 7821).
Friday 23 Enjoy the Dubai Polo series The Silver Cup in this prestigious polo event will feature the world’s best teams and players. Spectators can enjoy full hospitality. In addition, families can pack a picnic and enjoy the sport from the lawns. From Dhs150. Daily 12.30pm-5pm. Until February 6. Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club, Arabian Ranches, www.dubaipologoldcup.com (056 373 2999).
Friday 23 Listen to Matt Tolfrey live Matt Tolfrey will be joined by DJ and producer Jozif for a day and night of electronic music. Free (reservations recommended). 1pm-11pm. Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotels and Resort, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).
Friday 23 Get down to a drum ’n’ bass night Doc Scott is joined by Metalheadz resident MC LowQui to kick off the year in true drum ’n’ bass style. Local support comes from DJs Mach4 and Minimal alongside MCs Prit, JD Odyssey and Kobra. Dhs100. 10pm-3am. The Basement, Boutique 7 Hotel & Suites, TECOM (04 434 5555).
Saturday 24 Check out Aussiefest Special guest band Sway will perform on Barasti’s middle deck and patrons can enjoy a selection of traditional Australian food and drink. Free. 11am-9pm. Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road (04 318 1313).
Saturday 24 Yoga workshop with Dharna Today is the final day of this two-day workshop led by Dharna Ashar. Pre-register to attend. Dhs1,250. 9am-5pm January 23 and 24. Courtyard Hotel, Dubai Investment Park (050 556 6740).
Saturday 24 Make an app at the Sketch workshop Learn the techniques for building an attractive and functional app for iOS 8 at the Sketch 3 workshop. Register and purchase tickets online. Dhs735. 1pm-7pm. The Cribb, Football Center, Al Manara Street, Al Quoz, www.designcode.io/workshop (04 319 7645).
Saturday 24 Have an Aussie barbecue Celebrate Australia Day at Jones the Grocer with grilled rib-eye steak and much more. Dhs130 per person (food only). 3pm-6pm. Al Manara, Sheikh Zayed Road, opposite Times Square Center (04 346 6886).
Sunday 25 See Broadway in Dubai ‘West End to Broadway’ will feature songs from Les Misérables, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Cats and more. Free. 6pm and 8pm. Ibn Battuta Mall, The Gardens (04 454 1387).
Monday 26 Check out iconic art ‘Icons of Art’ depicts the major changes in art history through a display of a meticulously curated works from some 70 exemplary contemporary masters. Free. 10am-10pm. Opera Gallery, Gate Village 3, DIFC (04 323 0909).
Monday 26 Take a capoeira class Discover the Brazilian martial art that combines strength with agility and music. Dhs475 per month, three classes per week. Mon and Wed 4pm-5pm (kids), 7pm-8pm (adults), Sat 1.30pm (family class for kids and adults). Ongoing. Team Nogueira, Al Quoz, www.teamnogueiradubai.com (04 338 8967).
Monday 26 Remember Republic Day at Amala Sample a special set menu in honour of India’s Republic Day. It includes a few patriotically colour-coded dishes too. Dhs350 per person. 7pm-11pm. Jumierah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Tuesday 27 Feast at a food fair New smokehouse Perry & Blackwelder launches a ten-day food fair focusing on all-American, Deep-South-style smoked and barbecued meats. Free entry (food from Dhs30). Thu-Sun 5pm-10pm, Fri and Sat 2pm-10pm. Until January 31. Amphitheatre, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 5866).
Tuesday 27 Work out with a racket at Clark Francis Tennis Get fit with this circuit-style cardio tennis class. It’s open to every level. Dhs75 per session. Tue 8pm. Ongoing. The Aviation Club, Garhoud, www.clarkfrancistennis.com (050 732 4056).