Basement Jaxx, Steve Aoki, Meydan horse racing and more
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 4 Marvel at Dubai Tour cyclists Line the streets and watch the cycling pros take on a race through the city, desert and mountains over four stages. All stages begin at the Dubai International Marine Club. Free to spectate. Until Saturday February 7. DIMC, Mina Seyahi, Al Sufouh, www.dubaitour.com (no number).
Wednesday 4 Learn from a celebrity stylist Kelly Lundberg is running an interactive, four-day styling course from Wednesday February 4 to Saturday 7, which promises to teach students how to be a great stylist and business professional. Dhs8,800 for four days. Until February 7. The Boulevard Plaza, Downtown Dubai. www.kellylundberg.co.
Wednesday 4 Try a new ‘drop in’ boot camp Optimal Fitness’s new style of boot camp session offers participants the option to drop in or out of a class anytime within the two-hour time slot. Just check in at reception then join in. Dhs70. Free for Optimal Gold and Gold Plus members. Wed 6pm-8pm. Ongoing. Optimal Fitness, Dubai Studio City, www.optimalfitness.ae (04 457 2048).
Wednesday 4 Book lover’s quiz night Test your lit wits at this quiz night. Form a team, enjoy a buffet dinner, and the winners on the night will receive an invitation to the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature’s Authors’ Farewell Dinner. Call to register your team. Dhs250 per person. 7.30pm. World Trade Club, Sheikh Rashid Tower, Downtown Dubai, www.emirateslitfest.com (04 355 9844).
Wednesday 4 Enjoy Old Skool Night Expect classic hits from Dr. Dre, Biggie Smalls and 2Pac at this weekly hip-hop night. Free. 10pm-3am. Societe Jumeirah, Capitol Hotel, Al Mina Road, Bur Dubai (052 728 5126).
Thursday 5 Sample At.mosphere’s winter eats Splash out and be among the first to try the lofty restaurant’s new seasonal menu. Lunch from Dhs450 (two courses). Daily 12.30pm-3pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Burj Khalifa (04 888 3828).
Thursday 5 Watch horse racing at Meydan Catch the fifth in a series of nine horse racing events in the Dubai World Cup Carnival, all leading up to the main event on March 30. Free. 6.45pm. Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba, www.dubaiworldcup.com (04 327 0077).
Thursday 5 Listen to House music Sy Sez is one of London’s underground heroes. From his humble beginnings playing on many of London’s pirate stations, local warehouse and house parties through to being a resident DJ for brands like Ministry of Sound. Expect a deep, soulful, funky set. Free. 6pm-3am. Sunstroke@360, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 406 8741).
Thursday 5 See Steve Aoki Live Brace yourself, as the Grammy-nominated EDM DJ is set to headline the launch of #EDENBLACK. Dhs150-Dhs10,000. From 9pm. Eden Beach Club, Rixos The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 277 1477).
Friday 6 Walk for education with Dubai Cares This charitable organisation aims to help provide education to underprivileged children across the world. The walk will go around Dubai Creek Park. Dhs30 to participate. Free for children under five. 8am. Dubai Creek Park, Gate 2, www.dubaicares.ae (04 450 4550).
Friday 6 DFF deals at Karma Kafé Starting today, this Asian hotspot in Downtown offers a three-course set menu with a glass of grape or a bottle of hops. Dhs199 per person. Daily 5pm-7pm (for orders). Until February 28. Souk al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0909).
Friday 6 Dance to Basement Jaxx British duo Sigma and electronic dance sensations Basement Jaxx will take to the stage at Nasimi beach. Free for ladies before 7pm. Dhs180 for all. 5pm-3am. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 200 4321).
Friday 6 Give celeb chefs a wave at the beach Check out pop-up restaurants at Kite Beach’s Beach Canteen, with Jason Atherton, Sanjeev Kapoor and Yousef Khamayes on the billing. Free entry. Prices and times vary. Until February 28. Kite Beach, Jumeirah. www.dubaifoodfestival.com.
Friday 6 Catch Klingande at the Madinat Head to Pacha to check out Klingande, a French deep house producer who found international chart success with ‘Jubel’. He is known for his distinctive house-meets-saxophone sound. Free. 11pm-3am. Pacha Ibiza Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 567 0000).
Saturday 7 Freebies for mums at Taste Kitchen Pop down to any branch now and mums get a free coffee or tea when they order breakfast. Prices vary. Sun-Thu 8am-noon, Fri and Sat 10am-noon. Ongoing. Mercato Mall (04 344 4161). Other locations: Cedre Villas, Silicon Oasis (04 388 6121). Spinneys, Bur Dubai (04 352 4591).
Saturday 7 Vist the Urban Farm at The Archive Discover tasty eats as the street market descends on Dubai. Free. February 7, 10am-10pm. The Archive, Safa Park (600 555 559).
Saturday 7 Get your theatrical fix Witness Shakespeare’s work, Twelfth Night, given an Indian twist. Dhs150-Dhs350. 3.30pm and 7.30pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 341 4777).
Saturday 7 Pay tribute to Bob Marley Reggae Beachfest celebrates the 70th birthday of Bob Marley with dancehall and reggae singer Mr Vegas from Kingston, Jamaica. Free for ladies before 5pm, Dhs100 before 7pm, Dhs150 after. 2pm-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (055 232 3956).
Sunday 8 See Dubai differently ‘Perceptions of Dubai’ is a photographic exhibition portraying a human kaleidoscope of a vibrant city. Free. Sofitel, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 335 8712).
Sunday 8 Visit Hattab Kitchen This new neighbourhood spot in JLT offers a business lunch deal. It includes a panini and soup of day, plus side salad and soft drink. Dhs40 per person. Daily noon-4pm. Ongoing. Dubai Gate 1, Cluster Q, JLT (04 431 0990).
Monday 9 Top secret dining! As part of the Dubai Food Festival, Lime&Tonic is running one-off secret dining tours throughout the month. Tonight’s theme is ‘Old to New Dubai’. Book online. Dhs550 per person. From 5.50pm. Locations across Dubai, www.limeandtonic.ae.
Monday 9 See Jupiter Ascending Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis and Eddie Redmayne star in this futuristic fantasy film where a caretaker (Kunis) could be destined to save the human race from the tyranny of an alien dynasty. In cinemas from Thursday 5.
Monday 9 Win brunch for eight! Do UBK’s pub quiz for a chance to win brunch for eight worth Dhs2,400, or a second prize of four drink vouchers worth a total of Dhs1,000. Free. 8.30pm. UBK, Mövenpick Hotel, JLT (04 438 0000).
Tuesday 10 A massage for two Head to Talise Spa at Madinat Jumeirah with a loved one this month to take advantage of the ‘Couple’s Delight’ package and get 20 percent off. Until February 28. Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 6818).
Tuesday 10 A new truffle season! The white season may be over, but now it’s time to enjoy the black winter truffle. Head to Eataly, where this delicacy is being used all month. Prices vary. Daily 9am-11.30pm. Until February 28. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 330 8899).