Paul van Dyk, Mr Scruff, Beach Canteen, family music festival and more
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 25 Jason Atherton’s at Beach Canteen This week, the Dubai Food Festival draws to a close and Beach Canteen at Kite Beach goes out with a bang, with Jason Atherton cooking on Thursday February 26 until Saturday 28. Free entry. Prices and times vary. Until February 28. Kite Beach, Jumeirah, www.dubaifoodfestival.com.
Wednesday 25 Take the kids to young chef club Head out with the little ones today and they can get cooking lessons from blogger Prachi Grover. The event is open to children aged six to 11. Dhs95 per child. From 11am. Lafayette Gourmet, Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 9933).
Wednesday 25 Work out at an evening bootcamp You can drop in or out of the class at any time within the two-hour slot at this novel session. Dhs70. Free for Optimal Gold and Gold Plus members. 6pm-8pm. Ongoing. Optimal Fitness, Dubai Studio City, www.optimalfitness.ae (04 457 2048).
Wednesday 25 Listen to jazz at ladies’ night Ladies’ night at Serafina features live jazz performances by Abri & Funk Radius. Women can enjoy two complimentary mixed drinks and 35 percent off their food bill. Free. 6pm-2am. Serafina, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 363 8447).
Thursday 26 Watch a Will Smith movie Check out the star’s latest film, Focus. The romantic comedy-drama also stars Margot Robbie and Rodrigo Santoro. Smith plays a veteran con artist with a mind for scheming, when a woman from his past turns up to complicate his plans. Out in cinemas across Dubai.
Thursday 26 Have a seafood extravaganza Tonight at Armani/Mediterraneo, seafood lovers can indulge in oysters, razor clams, tiger prawns, lobster tails, plus a choice of five different daily catch dishes. Dhs350 per person. Thu 6.30pm-10pm. Ongoing. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Thursday 26 See Paul van Dyk live in Dubai The German Grammy Award-winning electronic dance music DJ will perform a live set at Pacha Ibiza Dubai. Dhs250. 11pm-3am. Pacha Ibiza Dubai, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 567 0000).
Friday 27 Take on the Challenge Sign up for Challenge Dubai, a new triathlon event. Athletes will swim 1.9km, ride 90km and run 21km, finishing at Jumeirah Beach Park. Dhs1,100 per person, Dhs1,500 team. 6.45am. Jumeirah Beach, www.challenge-dubai.com.
Friday 27 Try traditional eats at Made In Dubai Head to Zabeel Park and join in this spotlight on Emirati food, showcasing as many as 96 of the nation’s favourite dishes. Dhs5 to enter Zabeel Park. Fri-Sat 10am-9pm. Until February 28. Zabeel Park, www.dubaifoodfestival.com.
Friday 27 Dine on dim sum at The Royal Budha Enjoy unlimited steamed delicacies, freshly made in-house and served from the trolley. There is also a happy hour on selected beverages on Fridays from noon-6pm. Dhs78 per person (unlimited dim sum and speciality tea). Fri noon-midnight. Ongoing. Holiday Inn Dubai, Al Barsha (04 323 4333).
Friday 27 Don’t miss Mr. Scruff at Zero Gravity Aurora presents Mr. Scruff, who will perform a rare five-hour set. Free before 10pm for gents, Dhs100 after; free for ladies before midnight, Dhs100 after. 2pm-3am. Zero Gravity, SkyDive Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).
Friday 27 Check out Sugar Beach at Barasti Hideo Kobayashi, one of Japan’s most prolific electronic music producers, will perform a live set from 3pm until 6pm. Marty Metcalf, DJ Venus, Berry Latte, Just Lance, Tom Ferguson and Marc T take over after 6pm. Free. 3pm-3am. Le Méridian Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road (04 318 1313).
Saturday 28 Adopt a kitten from Feline Friends Get a furry addition to your family at this cat adoption day. Adopters should be over 21 with a valid Emirates ID. Take a cat carrier. Free to attend. 1pm-4pm. The Pet Shop Creatures Oasis, Jumeirah 1, www.felinefriendsdubai.com (050 451 0058).
Saturday 28 Feast on paella Head down to Casa de Tapas today to take advantage of the restaurant’s two-for-one offer on paella and Spanish beverages (excluding sparkling grape). From Dhs55 per person. Noon-midnight. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 416 1800).
Saturday 28 Head to Anise’s farmers’ market This DFF event recreates a farmers’ market experience with a selection of seasonal and local ingredients prepared in the restaurant. Dhs175 per person (soft drinks). 1pm-4pm. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Saturday 28 Take the family to a music festival Enjoy hula hooping, face painting, bouncy castles, yoga and Pilates classes alongside electronic music by international DJs and picnic options at Piknic Electronik Dubai. Dhs150, free for kids under 12. 1pm-10pm. Pitch 2, Sports Village, Dubai Sports City, www.piknicelectronik.ae.
Sunday March 1 Balance chakras Treat yourself to alone time to refresh, with Softouch Spa’s 90-minute chakra balancing massage. Dhs799. Until March 31. Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 341 0000).
Sunday March 1 See Othello: The Remix Created by the Chicago Shakespeare Company, this classic tale gets mixed with a modern hip-hop vibe using music and dance. Dhs125-175. 7.30pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 304 2340).
Sunday March 1 Women, network Christine Souffrant, CEO of Vendedy, will lead a presentation on female empowerment at this first meeting for professional women. RSVP online to attend. Free to attend, dinner at your own cost. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Fukurou House, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC, www.meetup.com/dubais-successful-womens-network.
Monday March 2 Take mum to Karat This venue celebrates Mother’s Day for the whole of March, with a specially created afternoon tea menu. Dhs125 per person. Daily 3pm-6pm. Until March 31. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Monday March 2 Experience Ayurveda It’s Ayurveda month at Dubai Herbal & Treatment Centre, which is offering discounts in March. Try the Ayurveda Abyangam Massage for Dhs199, saving you Dhs81 on the usual price. Dhs199. Until March 31. Dubai Herbal & Treatment Centre, Oud Metha (04 335 1200).
Monday March 2 Buy adidas StellaSport This brand-new range is aimed at a younger audience, under the creative direction of Stella McCartney, combining sport and style with bold branding, explosive colours and fresh prints. Available at adidas Performance, various locations including Dubai Marina Mall (04 399 7345).
Tuesday March 3 Be literary Check out events at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, with more than 120 authors, writers and speakers from 25 countries taking part. Prices and times vary. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 353 4002).
Tuesday March 3 Go to the Boat Show Check out the latest in nautical technology and design at the Dubai International Boat Show. See an exciting array of yachts and super yachts and attend expert talks. Register online to attend. Free. Daily, 3pm-9.30pm. Until March 7. Dubai International Marine Club, Dubai Marina, www.boatshowdubai.com (04 308 6430).
Tuesday March 3 Shop at Essentially To celebrate turning two, raw and organic juice company Essentially has had a makeover. Check out the new easier-to-navigate online shop. www.essentially.ae.