Kasabian, Maifest, Example, StreetCon, reggae party and much, much more
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday April 29 Party on down at Maifest Head to the summer celebration of traditional German food, hops and live music. Dining is à la carte, except for brunch on Saturday and tonight’s opening night buffet. Wed buffet: Dhs150 (food only). Sat brunch: Dhs180 (food only). Dhs240 (house beverages). Wed-Sat 7pm-1am. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).
Wednesday April 29 It’s Women’s Day at Oasis Centre Ladies, head to Oasis Centre every Wednesday to take advantage of special discounts and offers at stores including Babyshop, New Look, Home Centre, Steve Madden, Beauty Bay and lots more. Wednesdays. Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.oasiscentremall.com (04 515 4000).
Wednesday April 29 Play golf for autism Golfer Ernie Els’ Els for Autism Dubai Challenge Championship and dinner with auctions will raise funds for Els Foundation Florida and local charity Dubai Autism Centre. To book, email Dwayne at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dhs325 dinner with house beverages, Dhs200 dinner with soft drinks. 7pm-midnight. The Els Club, Dubai Sports City (050 348 5539).
Thursday April 30 Street Nights at JBR This celebration of street culture returns, promising a plethora of street food stalls, as well as street art and musical performances. Free to attend. Daily 5pm-10pm. Until May 9. Bahar, The Walk, JBR (no number).
Thursday April 30 Get ready for Blended! Head to the first night of the two-day festival featuring Kasabian, Craig David and more. Dhs395-2,200. Times vary. Until May 1. Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City, www.blended.ae.
Thursday April 30 See a theatre show Community theatre group Backstage return with the perfect mix of romance, comedy and fantasy, with Prelude to a Kiss. This unusual romance was made famous by Craig Lucas' 1992 film and is here directed by Brent Jenkins. The tale of a young couples unusual nuptials takes to the stage at DUCTAC's Kilachand Studio Theatre from April 30 to May 2. Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 341 4777).
Friday May 1 Celebrate with Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE For its third anniversary, house and techno DJ Dixon and German duo Áme will hit the decks. Free (reservations recommended). 1pm-11pm. Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotels & Resort, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).
Friday May 1 Discover Arabian astronomy Attend a lecture on astronomy in Arabian culture with Mr Hasan Ahmad Al Hariri, founder and CEO of Dubai Astronomy Group. Free. 4pm. Jumeirah Majlis, adjacent to Jumeirah Mosque, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.cultures.ae (04 353 6666).
Friday May 1 Check out Example live The British singer, songwriter and producer known for hits ‘Changed the way you kiss me’ ‘We’ll be back for you again’ and ‘Say nothing’ will perform a live set at Nasimi Sessions. Dhs150. Free for ladies before 7pm. 5pm-3am. Nasimi Beach. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 200 4321).
Friday May 1 Get a taste of Reflets A new style of seasonal tasting menu is now available at Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire, the restaurant by the three Michelin-starred chef. Choose from four or seven courses. Dhs450 (four courses, food only). Dhs950 (seven courses, food only). Daily 7pm-11pm. Until the start of Ramadan. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Friday May 1 Do The North Face Night Rock Run Explore the trails of Wadi Helo on this exciting night run. Complete 5km, 10km or 15km with your friends or family and camp overnight. Dhs200 (adults). Dhs125 (kids aged six-15). From 8pm. Wadi Showka, Ras Al Khaimah, www.premieronline.com (052 831 0017).
Friday May 1 Throw some Shapes Pacha Ibiza Dubai will be welcoming The Shapeshifters in the Main Room for another incredible music showcase. The Shapeshifters are arguably one of the UK's most successful dance acts with an array of renowned productions and collaborations. With the legendary hit ‘Lola’s Theme’ under their belts, amongst other standout productions and collaborations, it’s not hard to see why these guys are stalwarts of the British Dance culture. Doors open at 11pm. Dhs150 for males, including one complimentary drink, free entry for ladies. Visit www.pacha.ae for more information, email email@example.com or call (04 567 0000).
Friday May 1 Enjoy a long lunch After a busy week at the office, take the time to unwind and make the most of your Friday afternoons at West 14th’s new ‘Friday Long Lunch’ by indulging in a seven course lunch with a widespread selection of surf, turf, a cheese and dessert platter amongst your family and friends. For enquires please contact West 14th’s restaurant reservations at 04 447 7601 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Every Friday from 12.30 pm to 4.00pm. Packages include Dhs299 per person with soft beverages, Dhs399 per person with unlimited grapes and spirits.
Saturday May 2 Attend a cooking demonstration A free cooking demonstration will be held at Peppermill today, showcasing practical and modern cooking techniques for Indian food. Free to attend. 11am-1pm. Lulu Hypermarket, Al Barsha (04 354 9166).
Saturday May 2 Try aerial silk yoga and Pilates The class uses hanging silk hammocks to support the weight of the body, which allows students to achieve proper postural alignment through relaxation rather than effort. Classes take place three times a week. Dhs65 per class. Sat 12.30pm, Tue and Thu 11am. James & Alex Dance Studios, Concord Tower, Dubai Media City, www.jamesandalex.com (04 447 0773).
Saturday May 2 Head to StreetCon 2015 Today is your last chance to explore photography exhibitions, art installations and public art pieces lining the streets. Free. 3pm-10pm. Al Ghurair Centre, Deira, www.alghuraircentre.com/streetcon (800 24227).
Saturday May 2 Groove at a reggae party Jamaican act Elephant Man headlines Reggae Beachfest and will be joined by DJ Merckz, Mr Reggae, Sir Lennox and Sharyse. Free for ladies before 5pm, Dhs150 thereafter, Dhs150 for gents. 2pm-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161).
Saturday May 2 Rewind with Craig David The smooth R&B singer Craig David will be performing his hit songs 7 Days Walking Away & Fill Me In plus doing a DJ set on the night! Plus The Real Flava crew with the UAE's hottest HipHop DJ Bliss and Mr Shef Codes on the ones and twos all night to set the Best Urban Night in Dubai, People by Crystal, on fire! Ladies complimentary drinks until 1am. This one is guaranteed to be a full house so get bookings early (050 354 3131) Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha.
Saturday May 2 Get Free with Major Lazer The legendary Walshy Fire from the group Major Lazer will be performing an exclusive DJ Set at Armani Prive’s 5th anniversary. Walshy is behind super hits such as Lean On, Come On To Me, Watch Out for This and Get Free. Doors 10pm-3am. FREE Entry. Couples door policy. Dress code: Smart elegant. For reservations call (052 777 6953).
Sunday May 3 Catch the big fight See Manny Pacquiao take on Floyd Mayweather on a big screen with Novo Cinemas across Dubai. Book tickets in advance online. Dhs99 (including breakfast). 5am to 9am UAE Time, including pre-matches. www.novocinemas.com.
Sunday May 3 Buy a spa special For just Dhs399 at So Spa, Sofitel The Palm this month, you can enjoy a crystal sand scrub, detox mask and a bespoke massage. You can also use the spa’s facilities. Dhs399. Until May 31. Sofitel Dubai The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 455 5433).
Sunday May 3 Drink sundowners Listen to DJ Holic play deep house. Guests can indulge in half price beverages from 5pm to 7pm. Free. 5pm-1am. Ongoing. Tomo Views Terrace, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 357 7888).
Monday May 4 Bathe in green tea The Body Shop has launched a collection of bath and body products infused with real green tea leaves. Available now. The Body Shop, various locations including Dubai Marina Mall (04 399 7906).
Monday May 4 Listen to acoustic hits Diarmuid plays plenty of popular sing-along classics on acoustic guitar. Free. 10pm-1am. Ongoing. Fibber Magees, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 2400).
Tuesday May 5 Experience ladies’ night China Grill is offering 50 percent off the bar or food bill to ladies dining with ladies at this new ‘Madame Butterfly’ ladies’ night. Free. 6.30pm-midnight. Ongoing. China Grill, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road (04 511 7333).