Massive new beach festival, outdoor cinema, happy birthday Armani and more
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 22 Check out a chilli crab festival The annual celebration of this Singaporean recipe starts today. Prices vary. Wed-Thu 4pm-midnight. Fri-Sat 1pm-1am. Until April 25. Souk Amphitheatre, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 6730).
Wednesday 22 Do yoga in a bike shop A new class has been added to the I-YOG Yoga for Cyclists schedule, taking place every Wednesday morning at 10am on the spacious mezzanine level of Be Sport Bike Shop. Dhs50 until April 30, Dhs75 thereafter. 10am. Ongoing. Exit 42, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.iyog.org (050 457 5895).
Wednesday 22 See an Oscar de la Renta exhibition Harvey Nichols pays tribute to Oscar de la Renta, who died last year, with its Legendary Style Exhibit of past and present pieces. Free. Until May 13. Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 8888).
Thursday 23 Watch Monsters: Dark Continent Head to the cinemas this weekend to catch this alien action flick. Directed by Tom Green, the film is set in the future, where the Middle East is under attack by aliens and the army is drafted in to wage war against them. In cinemas across Dubai from Thu April 23.
Thursday 23 Catch a five-a-side football tournament Football Fives World Championships 2015 returns for its second year. Spectators can watch the best amateur teams from 48 countries compete for the title. Free to spectate. Thu-Fri noon-10pm. Until April 25. SkyDive Dubai, Dubai Marina, www.f5wc.com (04 276 6336).
Thursday 23 Watch Bob Rock This Party Bob Sinclair at Cavalli Club The Love Generation, Rock This Party and World Hold On hitmaker is appearing at Dubai’s Cavalli Club venue. Recently they’ve seen Lil Jon and Benny Benassi hit their decks so expect this set to be equally as popular. Fairmont Dubai (04 332 9260).
Thursday 23 Chill out with Laidback Luke Infamous for his brand of House, Pop mashups and a dose of heavy bass. He has collaborated with big names such as Diplo, Example, Lil Jon, Hardwell and Swedish House Mafia as well as mixing tracks for Daft Punk, Green Velvet and Depeche Mode to Robin Thicke, Madonna and Mariah Carey. Catch him at White Dubai. The Meydan Hotel (050 443 0933).
Thursday 23 Welcome back French French Montana is one of the hottest rappers right now and makes his highly anticipated return after his performance at VIP Rooms pop up at the 2015 Formula 1® Race November last year. The famed brand has the reputation of hosting Dubai’s most coveted parties and its ability to bring internationally acclaimed hip-hop, R&B artists and guest DJs to perform. JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai (052 881 8888).
Friday 24 Don’t miss the all-new DXBeach fest The one-day festival is headlined by Mark Ronson, world renowned DJ behind this year’s smash hit ‘Uptown Funk’ featuring Bruno Mars. Dhs250-500. noon-3am. Zero Gravity, near SkyDive Dubai, Dubai Marina, www.dxbeach.ae (04 399 0009).
Friday 24 Head to JLT’s outdoor cinema Japanese animation Ocean Waves, directed by Tomomi Mochizuki, screens on Friday April 24 for the family to watch. On Saturday April 25, adults can enjoy Kon Tiki directed Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg. Free. 5pm. Film starts at 7pm. Until April 25. JLT Park, in front of Cluster O, JLT, www.greateventsdubai.com (055 501 9408).
Friday 24 It’s Armani Dubai’s fifth anniversary Celebrate with five-course degustation menus at Armani/Ristorante, Armani/Amal, Armani/Hashi and Armani/Deli. Dhs500. Sat-Wed 7pm-11pm. Until April 30. Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3888).
Friday 24 Bring in Spring with a BBQ Urban Bar & Kitchen is warming up at the Spring Fair party with a sizzling BBQ spread, live band, hot dog challenge, rodeo bull and loads of fun entertainment. ubk is located at Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A. For more information visit www.facebook.com/ubkdubai For reservations, call (04 438 0000).
Friday 24 A trio of talent at Blue Marlin Three prodigious international Djs Neverdogs, Bas Ibellini and Masumeci will be gracing Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE's terrace decks. Neverdogs gained their reputation in the underground scene and influenced the industry circles through their dynamic sounds. Returning to Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE is Bas Ibellini who played alongside Jamie Jones NYE and performing for the first time in the UAE is Sicilian DJ and producer Masumeci. For reservations, contact 056 113 3400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservation timings from 11am – 9pm. Restaurant hours from 1pm – 11pm. Safety driver service available (booking required 48 hours prior to event). Golden Tulip Al Jazira, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).
Saturday 25 Visit the Children’s Film Festival Enjoy great family-friendly films at the Children’s International Film Festival. Dhs15 per ticket (adults and kids). Daily 11.30am-7pm. Until May 2. Vox Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.ciff.ae (04 434 5895).
Saturday 25 Laugh at a new comedy night A brand-new season of free comedy starts on Saturday nights at Frankie’s Bar & Grill featuring local talent. Happy hour starts at 6pm. Free to attend. Sat 7pm-9pm. Until May 30. Oasis Beach Tower, JBR (04 399 4311).
Saturday 25 Enjoy Nobu’s special dinner The restaurant’s quarterly seasonal selection of Japanese beverages will be launched at this new private dining experience. Enjoy signature Japanese mixed drinks along with food. Between courses, chef de cuisine Herve Courtot will discuss the dishes served and the pairing methods with guests. Limited to 24 seats in the private dining room. Dhs1,350 per person. 8pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Saturday 25 Groove at URBN Saturdays Enjoy a night dedicated to hip-hop and R&B at White Dubai, winner of Best Club at the recent Time Out Dubai Music & Nightlife Awards. Ladies get free drinks all night. Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. Ongoing. White Dubai, Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba (050 443 0933).
Sunday 26 Eat cheese, drink grape Indulge in unlimited house grape and a selection of cheeses in a relaxed setting. Dhs200. 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. Ruth’s Chris Steak House, The Address Dubai Marina (04 454 9538).
Sunday 26 Join the Nike+ Club Ladies can sign up now for the Nike+ Training Club Tour – a women-only six-hour workout. Dhs100 registration fee. The event takes place Friday May 15, 4pm-11pm. South Ridge Park, Downtown Dubai, www.gonike.me/NTCTourDubai (no number).
Monday 27 Lunch at Manila Grill Enjoy a lunchtime meal deal at this new Filipino restaurant. Dhs35. Daily noon-3pm. Ongoing. Asiana Hotel, Deira (04 238 7777).
Monday 27 Go pink on Mondays Listen to DJ Mad Beats at Pink Mondays. Ladies get free mixed drinks from 10pm until 1am. Free (reservations recommended). 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Chameleon Club, Byblos Hotel, TECOM (04 448 8000).
Tuesday 28 Play unlimited golf The Summer Pass provides players with unlimited access to the 18-hole championship course. Sign up before Saturday May 23 and receive four weekday guest vouchers (subject to availability). Dhs4,350 per person. Daily 7.30am-10pm. Pass is valid from June 1 until September 30. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira, www.dubaigolf.com (04 295 6000).
Tuesday 28 Dine at Chez Sushi Ladies dining in can buy one ‘Let’s Roll’ and get one custom ‘Let’s Roll’ free. Prices vary. Daily noon-midnight. Until April 30. Al Wasl Road; Dubai Marina; Business Bay (800 78744).
Tuesday 28 Win at Paris Gallery Spend Dhs500 or more on cosmetics at Paris Gallery before April 30 and you could win a training session with a make-up artist and beauty products worth Dhs20,000. Until April 30. Paris Gallery, various locations including Dubai Festival City Mall, www.parisgallery.com.
Tuesday 28 Rewind at ’90s Tuesdays DJ Elie plays commercial hits. Free. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Sho Cho, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 346 1111).