Furious 7, One Direction, Bobby Valentino and more in Dubai
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 1 Fake a night of being Frank Tonight at Seafire is Sinatra night, with music and a menu inspired by the king of crooners. Dhs400 (four courses). Dhs545 (six courses). Wed 8pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Wednesday 1 See an art exhibition Check out ‘Chaos’, a multimedia installation including sculpture, video, photography and LED light panels by Halim Al Karim. Free. Until May 14. XVA Gallery, Al Fahidi, Bur Dubai (04 353 5383).
Wednesday 1 Attend a heritage festival Experience 12 days of camel racing, cultural shows and raffle draws as part of the Al Marmoum Heritage Festival. Thousands of dromedaries from across the Middle East will race to win their owners cash prizes. Free. Sat-Thu 6.30am-10am, 2pm-5pm. Until April 13. The Heritage Village will be open from 3pm-9pm. Al Marmoum Camel Racetrack, Dubai-Al Ain Road, www.dcrc.ae (600 555 559).
Wednesday 1 Peruse and buy pre-loved clothes Check out the range at the return of this popular shopping event by My Ex Wardrobe. It’s the company’s first sale since a fire destroyed its warehouse last year. Free to attend. 6.30pm. Societe, Marina Byblos Hotel, TECOM, www.facebook.com/MyExWardrobe (050 524 5721).
Thursday 2 Find out what Meet d3 is about Taking place on April 2, 3 and 4, this event celebrates all things design, with a programme of art and design showcases from local and international artists as well as a line-up of entertainment. Free to attend. April 2, 2pm-midnight, April 3-4, 6pm-midnight. Dubai Design District, www.meetd3.com.
Thursday 2 Catch Furious 7 in cinemas Watch the hotly anticipated final instalment of the Fast & Furious movies. Starring Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker, this action flick sees Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew ride one last time to settle a score. Out in cinemas across Dubai from April 2.
Thursday 2 Don’t miss Bobby Valentino live Expect to hear hits including ‘Mirror’ and ‘Rock Body’. Support comes from JSA and DJ Stutter playing hip-hop and R&B. Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. A Club, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road (052 736 9669).
Friday 3 Run a vertical race The Dubai Holding Vertical Marathon involves running up the 52 flights of stairs at the prestigious Jumeirah Emirates Towers. The event has been held for more than a decade and all funds raised will go to support Obesity Research. Register online to take part. Dhs250. 8am. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 500 8769).
Friday 3 Head to Nasimi Sessions Artist Marlon Roudette will be headlining. Expect to hear his hit ‘When the Beat Drops Out’. Free for ladies before 7pm, Dhs150 for all. 5pm-3am. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 200 4321).
Friday 3 Chill out at a pool party Soak up the sun while listening to music at the ‘Friday Funday’ pool party. Free for ladies, Dhs100 for gents. 2pm-8pm. Azure Pool & Lounge, Pullman Hotel Deira City Centre (04 294 1222).
Friday 3 Check out an international artist See Italian house music maestro Riva Starr hit the Aurora stage at Zero Gravity. A DJ and producer inclined to “take the path less travelled in the musical wood”, Starr is all about the experimentation, and it is this unashamed, fun-first attitude and talent that has seen him collaborate with artists from Fatboy Slim to Armand Van Helden and Roots Manuva – while never taking himself too seriously. Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009)
Friday 3 See the first Diynamic Showcase in the UAE The legendary Hamburg-born label bursts onto the Dubai music scene at EDEN Beach Club on 3rd April with the first ever Diynamic Showcase in the Emirates. Diynamic Music is set to take the EDEN crowd by storm: with its six hour Showcase featuring heralds of underground house, Stimming, NTFO and Magdalena. Guests are advised to arrive before 1pm. Price: Free access and standard door policies apply (call 055 277 1477 for VIP Tables)
Saturday 4 Watch a swimming championship Check out the Dubai International Aquatic Championships, which includes three main events – swimming, open water swimming and water polo. Free. Daily 10am. Until April 11. Hamdan Sports Complex, off Emirates Road, Jebel Ali, www.dnan-sportslife.com (04 2648717).
Saturday 4 Spend Easter weekend at Tolosa Bodega Tuck into lamb roast while the kids tear up the restaurant looking for hidden Easter eggs. Dhs135 per person. Fri & Sat noon-6pm. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 453 9220).
Saturday 4 Catch One Direction live See the now four-piece boy band play in Dubai for the first time. Expect to hear ‘Best Song Ever’ and ‘What Makes You Beautiful’. Sold out. 10pm. The Sevens Stadium, Dubai-Al Ain Road (04 439 0900).
Saturday 4 Practise yoga under a full moon Enjoy the 90-minute session on the beach overlooking the iconic Burj Al Arab. Dhs119. 7.30pm-9pm. Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 6818).
Sunday 5 Try new gourmet food at The Act Dubai The world’s highest theatre club with dining and entertainment, has just launched a new gourmet Peruvian tasting menu this month. The exciting new menu showcases a selection of signature Peruvian dishes and flavours set to tantalise the taste buds to complement The Act Dubai’s dinner show performances this spring. They’ve also introduced a selection of new cocktails to tingle your taste buds. Dinner is served from Sunday to Thursday evening, starting 8.30 p.m. Reservations are required, please call (04 355 1116) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 5 Have lunch with a view West 14th’s ‘3 on 1 Lunch’ is available from 12.30pm to 3.00pm Sunday to Thursday. The breath-taking view of the Dubai Marina skyline provides the perfect backdrop for the deal allowing diners to choose their preferred dishes of the day to create their very own personalised gastronomic combinations. The ever-changing menu features all of West 14th’s most popular dishes including; the ‘West 14th Mini Burger’, the crowd-pleasing ‘Sticky Calamari’ and the delicious ‘West 14th Cheesecake’. Dhs120 per person with either a coffee or tea. For bookings and enquiries, please contact restaurant reservations at (04 447 7601) or email email@example.com
Sunday 5 Try a new restaurant Manzoni, named in homage of famed Italian poet and author, Alessandro Manzoni, has opened at Pullman Dubai Jumeirah Lakes Towers. The extensive menu covers antipasti, pasta, risotto, meat and fish main courses, traditional wood-fired pizza and indulgent dolci for dessert. Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 567 1100).
Monday 6 Beautify yourself Head to Pretty Woman Hair and Beauty Salon and get 40 percent off the usual price. Until April 30. Pretty Woman Hair and Beauty Salon, La Plage, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 343 8858).
Monday 6 Try Speed Coaching Learn how to achieve your goals at this event. Find out what’s holding you back and how you can progress in just 15 minutes. RSVP online to attend. Free. 7pm-9.15pm. Authenticity Coaching & Consultancy, Pinnacle Building, Al Barsha, www.meetup.com/the-speed-coaching-mondays.
Tuesday 7 Tour a dog shelter Volunteers will show groups and schools around the K9 Friends rescue centre and teach guests how to approach and handle dogs. They’ll also get to meet the puppies. Call to arrange a tour. Free. Sun-Thu, 9am-2pm. Ongoing. Jebel Ali, www.k9friends.com (04 887 8739).
Tuesday 7 Visit a big cheese Crowned best new Dubai restaurant, Solo Bistronomia & Vinobar continues its cheese and grape evening tonight. An extra reason to check it out. Dhs120 per person. Tue 6pm-midnight. Ongoing. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 370 8999).
Tuesday 7 Pick up a new cap New Era has unveiled the Jungle Pack collection, fusing animal print and tropical-inspired patterns. Beyond the Beach, various locations including Ibn Battuta Mall, The Gardens (04 437 7524).
Tuesday 7 Get free food and drink Ladies, get to Karma Kafé before 9pm for three free drinks and half price food. Free. 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0909).