French house, UK garage, Mexican food, Turkish baths and more
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 6 Have a Mexican feast and fiesta Mexican restaurant Cinco de Mayo will be serving a special à la carte menu and will have a Mariachi band playing from Thursday to Saturday. Prices vary. Wed-Sat noon-11pm. Until May 9. Mirdif City Centre (04 285 8988). The Dubai Mall (04 388 2505).
Wednesday 6 Celebrate local talent at Clé A place where brilliant music from homegrown and international talent meets exotic entertainment from beautiful belly dancers and traditional drummers however, be warned, this is no theatre show or nightclub. This unique concept with capture the mystery Dubai nightlife has somewhat lost. It will rekindle a love for all things different, a night that celebrates the talented, not necessarily the famous. Clé Dubai, Al Fattan Currency House. 9pm – 3am every Wednesday (04 379 1630).
Wednesday 6 Get a free facial French beauty brands NUXE is giving away free facials and a beauty consultation to customers plus you can receive a free gift. The NUXE Beauty Specialists will advise the best products recommended for your skin type & share with you their Beauty tips to make your skin glow. Book your appointment now by calling: 050 224 2908. Sephora Mall of the Emirates, until May 9.
Thursday 7 Chuckle at a comedy tour Catch international comedians Tiff Stevenson, Gareth Richards and Billy Wayne Davis. Dhs140. 8.30pm-10.30pm. Until May 8. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, www.facebook.com/thechuckleclub.
Thursday 7 See Fedde Le Grand Considered one of the defining figures in the fast evolving genre of house music, he has been credited with countless awards and has remixed some of the biggest artists around - from Coldplay, Madonna, will.i.am, Robbie Williams to Everything But The Girl, Fatboy Slim and more. Recent collaborations include Shakira ft. Rihanna's Can't ‘Remember To Forget You’ and Mariah Carey's ‘You're Mine’. See Fedde Le Grand at Cavalli, doors open at 9.30pm. Tickets available on the door starting from Dhs200. Ladies free entry. Cavalli Club, Dubai, Fairmont Hotel, SZR. Reservations@CavalliClubDubai.com or call 800 CAVALLI (2282554) (04 3329260 / 050 991 0400).
Thursday 7 Be wowed at Cirque Miss Behave will be gracing the weird and wonderful Cirque le Soir stage for a mind blowing showcase of extraordinary acts. With a tongue as sharp as her blades, Miss Behave will be enticing and mesmerizing crowds with her sword swallowing speciality and quick wit! Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 4900). For Reservations email firstname.lastname@example.org Opening Hours: Mon - Tue 10.30pm-3.am, Thu-Fri 10.30pm-3am.
Thursday 7 OT Genasis VIP Room ‘On Air’ is set to host international rapper O.T. Genasis for an exclusive performance. The 27-year-old is best known for his hit ‘CoCo’ and the famed nightclub 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).
Thursday 7 Feel the Funk This evening sees super producer Funkagenda take to the Velocity stage. The Toolroom Records pro has wowed global crowds and accumulated fierce support from the biggest names in house music over the last decade – scooping a Grammy for his contribution to the Black Eyed Peas’ album ‘The E.N.D’ in the process – and promises a “deeply personal” edge to every beat he drops. Entrance to Zero Gravity for Velocity events is free before 10pm and Dhs100 thereafter, while ladies are free before midnight and Dhs100 thereafter. For more information, call (04 399 0009) and log on to www.0-gravity.ae
Thursday 7 Go to Anne Curtis’ This is it, Dubai! show It’s worth seeing the 30-year-old recording artist when she gets to Dubai. The Filipino-Australian – who is also an actress, television host, and VJ in the Philippines – has over 8 million followers on Twitter. Expect her to belt out her track ‘Made In The Philippines’ from ‘The Forbidden Album: Anne Curtis’, which she produced herself. Dubai Tennis Stadium, 7pm-12am. For ticket reservations and inquiries please call (056 461 7308, 04 250 1882).
Friday 8 Watch It Follows in cinemas Directed by David Robert Mitchell, this thriller full of shocks has been a cult hit in America and is now released in the UAE. Starring Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist and Olivia Luccardi, the story centres on a young girl who is followed by a haunting, unknown force. Out in cinemas across the UAE from Thursday May 7.
Friday 8 Celebrate American Mother’s Day Treat her to an exquisite selection of food to celebrate Mother’s Day in the US. The first 50 mums to book brunch will receive a complimentary Exotic Lime & Ginger Salt Glow treatment at Safar Spa. What’s more, gift your mother with a 1kg mouth-watering, decadent chocolate cake and six red roses for only Dhs199, with a delivery service within Dubai for an extra charge of Dhs100. Orders are available until May 9 – please allow at least 48 hours for gifts to be prepared. For orders and enquires please contact restaurant reservations at (04 444 5613) or email email@example.com.
Friday 8 Party like the Fresh Prince Back by popular demand, the Magnificent himself, DJ Jazzy Jeff will be returning to Barasti for Sugar Beach. Best known amongst some for his work with partner Will Smith ‘The Fresh Prince’, the multiple award winning DJ Jazzy Jeff, is a force to be reckoned with. A DJ and producer, he travels the globe to perform, taking fans on a musical journey with each set. His last two appearances at Barasti Beach have been hugely successful with the Fresh Prince himself even making an appearance on NYE 2013. Sugar Beach kicks off at 3pm, with Jazzy Jeff taking to the decks at midnight. Entry is free. For more information, please visit: barastibeach.com, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina (04 318 1313).
Saturday 9 Check out the last Piknic Electronik The season closing party will see the festival out with DJs Fairmont, Patrice Baumel, Miss P.M., JC Pinto and Aly B. Adults can enjoy the water-based activities, so bring swimwear. Dhs150 (ages 12 and over), free for kids under 12. 3pm-11pm. Dubai Sports City. www.piknicelectronik.ae.
Saturday 9 Don’t miss Street Nights Local artists will offer live painting, air-brush performances and live music at the outdoor street festival. Free. 5pm-10pm. Bahar, The Walk, JBR, www.streetnights.ae.
Saturday 9 Cool down at the market Ripe Market in Dubai has moved inside to Times Square Center, off Sheikh Zayed Road. Now you can enjoy the community Market experience under the air conditioning every Saturday from 9am – 2pm. Al Qouz (04 341 8020).
Sunday 10 Aqua train Aquatraining (circuit training in the water) includes aquabiking, aqua-trampoline and aqua-boxing at this all-female centre. Dhs125 for first timers. Dhs155 per class thereafter. Sun, Tue, Thu, Sat, 8am-8pm. Ongoing. L’Atelier Aquafitness, Villa 677 A, Al Wasl Road, www.latelieraquafitness.com (04 338 8323).
Sunday 10 Try a new menu treat Order from Manhattan Grill’s new à la carte menu and get a free bottle of grape for two or two free bottles for four. Prices vary. Daily 12.30pm-3pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Until mid-June. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).
Sunday 10 Women, play basketball Ladies can play at this new five-week league. Sign up as an individual or register as a team. Dhs400 per player. Sun 7pm-9.30pm. Until June 7. GEMS Wellington Academy, Al Khail Road, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Monday 11 Fly in a gyrocopter See the city from 700 feet in a two-man gyrocopter. It travels slower than a helicopter so you’ll have more time to take in the sights. Dhs999 (20 minutes including free photos and video). Mon-Sat 9am-3pm. Ongoing. SkyDive Dubai, Dubai Marina (056 406 9630).
Monday 11 Cook at Brunello Join weekly cooking classes. On Mondays learn to make a starter and pasta. On Wednesdays learn to make a main course and dessert. Dhs600 per person (for two lessons). Mon and Wed 4pm-6pm. Ongoing. Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah (04 444 2000).
Monday 11 Experience a kitchen take-over Café Belge restaurant will be hosting two-Michelin-starred Belgian Chef Yves Mattagne for a series of evenings. Chef Mattagne will take over the kitchens from 11-13 May 2015, serving dishes including hand peeled shrimps with white asparagus from Malines, Jura wine emulsion, morels to name a few. The experience will allow diners in Dubai to enjoy his renowned style of cooking. Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).
Monday 11 Visit a newly opened restaurant TRE by Roberto Rella represents Roberto’s third foray in the region and in his own words is ‘the culmination of his career to date’. Located on the 49th floor of the Radisson Royal Hotel in the heart of Sheikh Zayed Road, TRE by Roberto Rella is positioned over three floors, comprising restaurant, bar and lounge areas. Radisson Royal Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, (04 404 7700). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 12 Taste tapas Enjoy six dishes from the tapas menu at El Sur, plus unlimited hops, grape and Spanish mixed beverage. Dhs195 per person. Tue 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road (04 399 7700).
Tuesday 12 Drink bubbly Ladies get unlimited bubbly and canapés on Tuesdays. Free. 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Marco Pierre White Grill, Conrad Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 444 7399).
Tuesday 12 Grab a refreshing drink Check out the arrival of Soda Font, located on The Beach, JBR. Set in a 1950s inspired Airstream Truck, the team are connoisseurs in Sodas, from classic floats to homemade sodas (in a bag!), as well as offering a range of iced teas and fresh, organic juices. Open daily from 10am-12am. The Beach, JBR.