Kylie Minogue, Trevor Noah, Rick Ross, Earth Hour, Dubai World Cup and more
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 25 Enjoy an Italian/ Japanese mash-up Teatro restaurant welcomes a guest chef in residence all week from Japanese teppanyaki chain Benihana. Prices vary. Daily 6pm-2am. Until March 31. Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 312 2201).
Wednesday 25 Get exclusive discounts Take advantage of discounts exclusively for Time Out Dubai readers at The Ritz-Carlton Dubai every Wednesday until the end of April. You can spend a full day enjoying the beach, pool, and other luxurious facilities for Dhs500 per couple (normally Dhs500 per person). Book in advance and show this page of the magazine to get the discount. Dhs500 per couple. Until April 30. The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, The Walk, JBR (04 318 6150).
Wednesday 25 Ladies, get boxing This boxing fitness class will improve core strength, toning and endurance. No prior boxing experience is needed. First trial free. Dhs100 per session. Wed 6pm-7pm. Al Quoz, www.round10boxing.com (04 338 0101).
Wednesday 25 Go swing dancing Listen to Swing Revue who will play a blend of retro music with harmonised singing. Enjoy a free swing dance lesson before the group perform. Free. 8.30pm-1am. Jazz@PizzaExpress, Cluster A, JLT (04 441 6342).
Wednesday 25 See Trevor Noah’s Lost in Translation The South African comedian is back in Dubai for a four-night run with his new stand-up show ‘Lost in Translation’. Dhs280. 8.30pm. Until March 28. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.ductac.org.
Wednesday 25 Polo pre-party Partygoers and beach lovers will be coming together for a never before seen Volley Ball tournament hosted by Taylor Morris and Mahiki Dubai at the renowned lifestyle destination Nasimi Beach. Tiki paradise will be transported to the beach for guests to kick back and relax, enjoying the sporting talents of the Honolulu Hunks and Honeys during the afternoon. Wednesday evening will see another incredible night, once again hosted by Taylor Morris for VIP’s, players and British Polo Day enthusiasts with music from Virgin Radio’s Myles Galloway, keeping in spirit of the imminent British weekend and celebrating the day’s team wins.
Thursday 26 Practise your swing The new Practice & Play pass at Emirates Golf Club provides unlimited access to the floodlit nine-hole Par three course, the Faldo driving range and short game practise facilities. Call to reserve. Dhs750 per month. Dhs650 per month for members 7.30am-10pm. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, www.dubaigolf.com (04 417 9845).
Thursday 26 Catch Rick Ross live in Dubai The American rapper who is known for hits ‘Aston Martin Music’ and ‘Hood Billionaire’ will perform live. Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. VIP Room, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Business Bay (052 881 8888).
Friday 27 Go to Springfest Head to the first of the two-day apple-based beverage and hops festival. Guests can enjoy 40 exclusive hops, a deli food stall and live entertainment throughout the day. Free. noon-7pm. Until March 28. Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes (04 375 0324).
Friday 27 Cycle in the Criterium Test your pedal power at this Super Sports Cycling Criterium, a unique multi-lap race. The race lasts 50 minutes, after which anyone who has been lapped is pulled from the course. Dhs165. 3pm. Hamdan Sports Complex, off Emirates Road (050 639 2012).
Friday 27 Don’t miss Groove Armada live The British DJ duo have achieved worldwide chart success since forming in 1996. Tracks such as ‘I See You Baby’ and ‘Superstylin’ will no doubt be on the playlist. Dhs200. 10pm-midnight. Eden Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah (055 277 1477).
Friday 27 Throwback to the 60s Pacha Ibiza Dubai will be hosting the world renowned Flower Power party, graced with a set from Dj Piti, the co-founder of Pacha Dubai and founder of the Flower Power concept. Its’ the first in a planned series of daytime parties reflecting sixty wonderful years of musical explosions from the Balearic Island of Ibiza. Pacha Ibiza Dubai, 1pm-3am, day to night Flower Power party, Dhs150 www.pacha.ae (04 567 0000).
Friday 27 Nighttime Bounce along The first ever After Dark night launches and people across the GCC will be heading to Bounce to dance the night away in the high-adrenaline areas. From 8pm-10pm bounce along to DJ Music by Abs who will be playing feel good vibes, up-tempo beats and pumping tunes, whilst from 10pm12am, the epic SmokinGroove will be hitting the decks with a whole host of tracks and remixes to inflame the trampolining dancefloor, where you can expect to enjoy the best house music around. 8pm-12am. Dhs80 per hour. For more information or to book your place now visit www.bounce.ae/afterdark or call 04 321 1400.
Friday 27 Get ready for the races Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE will host a special pre World Cup celebration with help from the ambassador of Techno, Sven Väth. As a special guest Sven will be introducing Dana Ruh, supported by Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE's Resident Djs: Frederick Stone, Jean B IAm and Jixo & Danz. For reservations, contact 056 113 3400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, Reservation timings from 11am – 9pm. Restaurant hours from 10pm-11pm.
Friday 27 Moet Madness Societe Jumeirah, is celebrating the 20th Dubai World Cup with a kick-off party that promises to get race-goers in the perfect mood for a weekend’s entertainment at Meydan. Moet Madness will transform the top nightspot into one giant Moet et Chandon ball pit, with a number of prizes to be won throughout the course of the night. The dress code is strictly World Cup attire with hats for the ladies – and once through the velvet roped entrance, an experience like no other awaits guests.
Saturday 28 Try a free yoga class at Fit Republik Join this free three-hour moonlight yoga event in collaboration with Yoga Life, which aims to raise funds for autism. Donations go towards autism schools in Dubai. Bring your own mat and register online to attend. Free. 6pm-9pm. Dubai Sports City, www.fitrepublik.com (04 556 1800).
Saturday 28 It’s Earth Hour at Noire The Fairmont Dubai’s dine in the dark experience Noire will host an Earth hour dinner tonight, serving a menu of organic produce. Dhs350 per person. 7.30pm-10pm. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).
Saturday 28 Watch Kylie Minogue perform live The Australian singer will play a set of her chart-topping hits. Free with race pass. 10pm. Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba (04 327 2110).
Saturday 28 Provocateur does Dubai World Cup Bring those fabulous hats and dresses and over for the Dubai World Cup After Party at Provocateur. 10pm at Provocateur, Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Beach Road.
Sunday 29 Do yoga on the grass Try an outdoor hatha yoga class on the lawn at JBR on Sunday March 29 and Tuesday 31. Classes are run by Exhale Dubai and mats are provided. Dhs80. March 29 and 31, 8.30am-9.30am. Murjan, JBR, www.exhaledubai.com.
Sunday 29 Ladies’ night with a view Women get three free mixed drinks overlooking Ski Dubai. Free. 8pm-11pm. Aprés, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 341 2575).
Monday 30 Treat your mum Karat’s Mother’s Day afternoon tea is available until the end of this week. Dhs125 per person. Daily 3pm-6pm. Until March 31. The Spa at The Address Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Monday 30 Thai travels from London The grand opening of Busaba Eathai at The Beach earlier this month has been anxiously awaited by Dubai locals; eager to enjoy Time Out’s “Londoners’ favourite restaurant” bringing its flavoursome Thai cuisine and communal dining style to the new and prestigious retail development. It was founded by renowned restaurateur Alan Yau (creator of Hakkasan and Wagamama) and recently marked its 15th birthday with the opening of a new flagship branch in London’s uber-hip Shoreditch. Get down to the restaurant in its opening month to be one of the first to experience it. The Beach, Opposite JBR, Dubai. busaba.com.
Tuesday 31 Get an exclusive offer This Time Out Dubai offer on the Feel Alive & Inspired package at The Westin Dubai gets you a 90-minute package that includes a body scrub and massage, plus pool and beach access for the day. Dhs550. Sun-Wed. Until April 29. Heavenly Spa, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road (04 511 7901).
Tuesday 31 It’s ladies’ night Ladies can enjoy unlimited sparkling grape for Dhs50. Dhs50. 8pm-midnight. Cielo Sky Lounge, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club (04 416 1800).