Wednesday 15 See a celebrity DJ Go to Night School with American rapper Lil Jon at Cavalli. He’ll be on the decks for a DJ set at the extravagant Dubai nightclub. The 44-year-old is perhaps best known for hits such as Act A Fool, Get Low and Lean Back. For reservations call 800 Cavalli (2282554) Fairmont Dubai.
Wednesday 15 Watch the Dream Jump SkyDive Dubai athletes will join Dream Jumpers as they take the plunge from the 99th floor of the Princess Tower in Dubai Marina. Free to spectate. Call for times. Daily until April 19. Princess Tower, Dubai Marina, www.skydivedubai.ae/skydive (04 377 8888).
Wednesday 15 Tour to The World islands Dubai Tourism & Travel Services has launched a new tour giving guests the chance to visit the man-made island of Germany. Dhs475 (adults), Dhs300 (kids). Daily 10am and 4pm. Cruise departs Dubai International Marine Club, Dubai Marina, www.dubai-travel.ae (04 336 7727).
Wednesday 15 Celebrate the Bengali New Year La Porte des Indes is offering a special menu featuring popular and much-loved dishes for dinner this week. Begin the evening with Begun Bhaja, crisp fried aubergine; Chingri Chop, Bengali style prawn cakes with sweet chilli sauce or Kancha Lonka Murgir, stir fried green chilli chicken. For the main course, diners can opt for Bhindi Chorchori, okar stir fried with green chillies and Bengal five spice. For dessert, guests can choose between such Bengali delights as Rosgulla, Chamcham and Sandesh. The special set menu will be available for dinner 12 – 18 April for dinner only, Dhs199 per person, in addition to a la carte food and beverage options The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 438 8610).
Wednesday 15 Enjoy art with GQ GQ Bar is hosting an art week starting today. The exhibition will feature works of Pan-arab artists Musab Abdul Qader Al Rais; Abdel Fattah Hraoui; and Niveen Ezz Eldeen. The venue is open every day from 6pm to 2am. Regular themed nights at GQ Bar include: Sushi Sunday, Grill Night , Women We Love (Ladies Night), Music Friday and Aperitivo. For reservations, please call (04 321 4541 or email reservations@GQBarDubai.com) JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai.
Thursday 16 See Cake in cinemas Directed by Daniel Barnz, this drama tells the story of Claire (Jennifer Aniston), who suffers from chronic pain. When one of the members of her support group dies, Claire becomes obsessed with the manner of her death and has to deal with her own personal tragedies. In cinemas across Dubai from Thursday April 16.
Thursday 16 Get a taste of Spain This new promotion at Jones the Grocer features Spanish produce for sale, plus a new menu of recipes from the Iberian peninsula devised by Spanish celebrity chef Omar Allibhoy. All available for a limited period this month. Prices vary. Sun-Thu 8am-11pm, Fri-Sat 9am-11pm. Until April 26. Sheikh Zayad Road, opposite Times Square Center (04 346 6886).
Thursday 16 Catch Robin Schulz at Nasimi Sessions German DJ Robin Schulz will headline Nasimi Sessions with his deep house sounds. Dhs150 for all, free for ladies before 7pm. 5pm-3am. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 200 4321).
Thursday 16 Party at Eden Black with W&W Willem van Hanegem and Wardt van der Harst -- the hottest Dutch trance and house duo of all time -- will grace the decks for Eden Black. Seven years working together, the duo are owners of Mainstage Music and have made an imprint at festivals Tomorrowland and Electric Zoo, to name a few. Recognized globally for their ‘big room’ sound, their list of productions is championed by the likes of Hardwell, Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, David Guetta, Nicky Romero and Blasterjaxx. Women: free access before 10pm. Men: from Dhs200. Standard door policies apply (call 055 277 1477 for VIP Tables) For more information on membership and guest list please contact: (04 277 1477 or email: email@example.com)
Friday 17 Post-brunch Friday Drunch Enjoy unlimited drinks with the backdrop of a live band at Friday Drunch. Dhs175 per person. 3.30pm-6.30pm. Ongoing. UBK, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A, JLT (04 438 0000).
Friday 17 Do a Big Apple Brunch In a typically New York laid back style, Big Apple Brunch starts from 2pm each Friday, giving guests the chance to start their weekend in a relaxed fashion before joining the four-hour brunch which aims to highlight a host of organic delights. TR!BECA is the first restaurant & bar in JBR to serve healthy and organic food and beverage options in a lounge bar environment and Big Apple Brunch aims to encompass all that TR!BECA stands for with a diverse choice served in a traditional buffet style. In addition there will be live cooking stations headed by award winning Chef Giovanni De Ambrosis. Dhs349 (with selected house beverages & mixed drinks) or Dhs199 (soft drinks), Tribeca Kitchen+Bar, JA Ocean View Hotel (050 345 6067)
Friday 17 Slice of Spain at Cirque Lara Taylor, the most transgressive Spanish artist of national and international electronic music scene, will be performing live at Cirque le Soir's continually outrageous weekends. The Ibiza Amnesia singer has shared the stage with the likes of Steve Aioki, Knife Party, Armin Van Buuren and many more leading artists. She is also the only singer to have performed in at the most respected and important festivals in Spain including: Arenal Sound, Dreambeach and Circuit Festival. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai, (050 995 5400).
Friday 17 Dance from day to night The Pacha Dubai Collective - an all-day and night event featuring the best of local talent, DJs and live acts with special international guest and Ibizan resident DJ JP Candella will be held at Pacha Ibiza Dubai. Starting at the Rooftop from 4pm with Deep, Soulful and Balearic House sound moving to The Main Room with a more commercial vibe to Hip Hop and RnB in The Red Room - this is as much a celebration of music as it is a platform to showcase the veterans of the Dubai music scene. No entry fee. Doors open 4pm, Pacha Ibiza Dubai, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 567 0000).
Friday 17 Listen to tunes in the desert This is a date not to be missed at Al Hadheerah, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa. Guests will have a chance to enjoy an evening of Arabian feasts and entertainment by Asmara, iconic Lebanese multilingual singer From 7pm, Arabian theatrical performances will begin, from the horse show, to the Tannoura and other traditional entertainment. The main star of the show, Asmara, will take to the stage at 9pm. Accompanied by a band and backup dancers, allow her mesmerizing performance and grace to take you on a journey to faraway lands for the next 2 hours. Dinner per person: Dhs695 Inclusive of water, Arabic coffee and soft drinks. For reservations, please call Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa (04 809 6498).
Saturday 18 Get ready for BOLDtalks Woman This inspirational event brings together the stories of women from across the world including, cancer sufferer Ghadeer Kunna, who will be speaking about her journey. This year, ticket holders will also be invited to watch a production of Rest Upon the Wind, a play based on the life of Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran. Dhs250. 10am-4pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.boldtalks.com (04 341 4777).
Saturday 18 Check out a feng shui workshop Based on the knowledge and teachings of grand master Chan Kun Wah, this workshop will provide you with a fundamental knowledge of feng shui. Dhs1,200. 11am-4pm. Dubai Herbal & Treatment Centre, Oud Metha Road, Zabeel, www.dubaihtc.com (04 335 1200).
Saturday 18 Dance at another Piknic Électronik This month’s line-up includes My Favorite Robot, Manik, Toy Boys, Arcade 82 and Josephine de Retour on the decks. Dhs150. Free for kids under 12. 3pm-10pm. Rugby Zone Pitch 2, Sports Village, Dubai Sports City, www.piknicelectronik.ae.
Sunday 19 #GetSurcial Ladies can enjoy three complimentary drinks and happy hour rates until 10pm. Free. 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. El Sur, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road (04 399 7700).
Sunday 19 Catch a famous DJ on the decks Provocateur presents multi-year Ibiza resident and Grammy award winner Roger Sanchez. From a humble beginning in New York to collaborations with artists such as Michael Jackson, The Police, Diana Ross, Jamiroquai, Maroon 5, Madonna, Alicia Keys, Sergio Rossi and One Republic; Roger is truly a self-made dance music superstar. Provocateur, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach (055 211 8222).
Sunday 19 Channel your inner bookworm Montegrappa is hosting a celebration evening dedicated to Gibran Khalil, the Lebanese author universally celebrated for The Prophet, the acclaimed volume of prose poetry essays published in 1923. The evening features Georges Kordahi, the renowned TV presenter of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, playing host to the event; celebrated actor Nadim Sawalha, who will recite Gibran’s poetry and discuss his play Rest Upon the Wind, inspired by Gibran’s life. It will also include the unveiling of The Prophet – a limited edition pen collection created by Montegrappa and designed by Lebanese artist Katya Traboulsi. Starts 8pm at the Dubai International Writers’ Centre, Al Shindagha historical neighbourhood. Tickets are priced at Dhs30 and are available for sale on www.diwc.ae.
Monday 20 Shop at Chloe Drew The pop-up store will show off a stunning assortment of the designer’s bags, including four limited-edition styles. Until April 25. Bloomingdale’s, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 350 5333).
Monday 20 Lose a few pounds Detox Delight’s Wedding Special juice programme consists of two seven-day courses and two seven-day free radical catcher shots. Start the cleanse three weeks before your big day for best results. From Dhs4,820. Ongoing. www.detox-delight.ae (04 388 3565).
Tuesday 21 Rock ’n’ Row fitness Register online to attend this high-energy group rowing class at Bodyworx gym in JBR. From Dhs79 for non-members when booking a package of 25 classes. Sun and Tue 7pm, Sat 9am. Bodyworx, Rimal Plaza, JBR, www.rocknrow.me (055 646 0554).
Tuesday 21 Flamenco dance For the 14th year, Seville’s marks the Feria de Abril festival with Spanish food and live Flamenco performances. Dhs195 per person (three courses and a glass of sparkling grape). Tue-Fri 9pm-2am. Sat 8pm-1am. Until April 25. Wafi, Oud Metha (04 324 4777).
Tuesday 21 Selfie Tuesdays DJ Skinnyloop is on the decks playing hip-hop and urban. Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (055 360 2990).