Prepare for Ramadan in Dubai, enjoy Conrad’s end of season party and more
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 27 Eat wagyu beef at Benihana The Japanese restaurant’s wagyu beef promotion ends this week. Dhs490 (at the table). Dhs510 (at the teppanyaki tables). Sun-Wed 5pm-midnight, Thu-Sat 12.30pm-12.30am. Until May 31. Amwaj Rotana, The Walk, JBR (04 428 2000).
Wednesday 27 Check out ‘Brazilian Art Exhibition’ This exhibition features the works of some of Brazil’s best painters and sculptors. Until May 30. Gallery 76, Dubai International Art Centre, Villa 27, Street 75b, off Jumeirah Beach Road (04 344 4398).
Wednesday 27 Retreat at Talise Spa Book in for this retreat, which includes five yoga sessions, a detox juicing class, two breakfasts, one two-hour spa treatment per person, two infrared sauna sessions and full access to the Madinat Jumeirah beach. There’s also the option of staying two nights for the duration of the weekend (for an additional Dhs1,500 per night). Dhs1,590. May 28-30. Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 6818).
Wednesday 27 Surf and turf Mahiki Dubai is introducing a new tantalising Lobster and Burger night. Every Wednesday the city's hunks and honeys can enjoy Lobster Rocks and Wagyu Tops for a delicious tropical-inspired feast. For Dhs195 you get half a lobster, a big Mahiki Burger, succulent sides and a jug of a cucumber and apple mixed drink. Or pay Dhs150 for half a lobster and a big Mahiki Burger only. Lobtser Rocks and Wagyu Tops takes place 7pm - 11pm at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Call 04 380 7731 or visit www.mahiki.ae.
Thursday 28 Sizzle & sculpt at Physique 57 Take part in this tough sculpting and toning barre workout. This ladies-only session is best suited to intermediate and advanced level participants. The workshop will be lead by head trainers Haley Houck and Nora Hickman. Dhs200. 10am-11.30am. Citywalk, Al Wasl Road, www.physique57.com (04 344 8757).
Thursday 28 Cheer on the masters of darts Fans of the sport can watch the world’s top players live at the Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters. Current World Champion Gary Anderson will take on reigning Dubai Duty Free Champion Michael Van Gerwen at this two-day contest. From Dhs180. 7pm-midnight. Until May 29. Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Garhoud, www.dubai-darts.com (055 309 5495).
Thursday 28 See Superheroes XXXL Head out to the first Superheroes XXXL house, garage and bass night featuring MJ Cole and Stanton Warriors. Dhs120. 9pm-3am. Level 41, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (052 646 1764).
Thursday 28 Dash to XL Dubai Dutch DJ Dash Berlin will play a live trance set. Dhs300. 9pm-3am. XL Dubai. Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161).
Friday 29 Dine Hawaiian and dress up Enjoy a one-off selection of Hawaiian food at the buffet and à la carte. Hawaiian-themed dress is encouraged and the best dressed will win a bottle of bubbly. After brunch, there is also a happy hour from 3.30pm-7.30pm. Dhs499 (bubbly). Dhs599 (rosé bubbly). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Airport Road, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
Friday 29 Unravel a murder mystery Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is set in the claustrophobic world of Monkswell Manor and there’s a murderer among its guests. This life-sized Cluedo will keep audiences guessing. Dhs100. 7.30pm. Until May 30. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 341 4777).
Friday 29 Go to the opera Opera Pop will bring their baroque sound as well as popular jazz to Emirates Golf Club. Dhs495 includes gala dinner. 7.30pm. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills (04 417 9999).
Friday 29 Don’t miss John Digweed live See British DJ John Digweed, who is known for promoting progressive house, take to the decks with a live set. Free for ladies, Dhs150 for gents. 11pm-3am. Pacha Ibiza Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 567 0000).
Saturday 30 Head to an end of season party DJ Adam Graca and house Music DJs Benyamin, Sam B, TommyGun and Major Flow will play cool, poolside beats at Purobeach Urban Oasis’ season closing party. Dhs175. noon-11pm. Conrad Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 986 7200).
Saturday 30 Head to Samba Saturday at Frevo Enjoy an evening of Brazilian barbecue and live Latin music. Guests are also promised a ‘theatrical’ dessert experience. Dhs250 (vegetarian experience). Dhs295 (meat experience). Dhs375 (seafood experience). Sat, 7.30pm-11.30pm. Until the start of Ramadan. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).
Saturday 30 Turn your swag on White Dubai’s URBN Saturdays presents Soulja Boy Tell Em. The rap star behind hits like 'Crank That' and 'Walk It Out' will have you turning your swag on in no time. Doors 11pm-3pm. Meydan Grandstand Rooftop (050 443 0933). Email email@example.com or visit www.whitedubai.com.
Sunday 31 Treat him to new threads Check out a new line of casual tees, shorts and snapbacks by Scandinavian brand A Question Of at West L.A. Boutique. T-shirts from Dhs230. Sunset Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 394 4248).
Sunday 31 Dine at a chef’s table Head to At.mosphere for a private dining experience for up to 12 at the new chef’s table. Dhs1,300 per person. Sun from 7pm. Ongoing. Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).
Sunday 31 Watch Dolphins Go to the movies to see Emirati filmmaker Waleed Al Shehhi’s drama Dolphins, which focuses on themes of femininity, masculinity and childhood. The film was screened at the 2014 Dubai International Film Festival and the script won the IWC Filmmaker Award. In Vox Cinemas from Thursday May 28.
Sunday 31 Rewind to the ’80s Take a trip down memory lane with DJ Elie at this ’80s night. Enjoy happy hour from 7pm until 10pm, which features selected drinks for Dhs30. Free 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Sho Cho, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 346 1111).
Monday 1 Buy beach jewellery Check out new beach accessories including bracelets and necklaces by designer Cat Hammill, available now from Sand Dollar. Dhs80-243. Available at www.sanddollardubai.com.
Monday 1 Make your Monday Enjoy à la carte dining and entertainment at Mondays Made Me with live piano and a singer from 7pm until midnight followed by a DJ until 3am. Dhs600 minimum spend per couple. 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Sass Café, Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC (04 352 7722).
Monday 1 Prepare for Ramadan Dubai Herbal & Treatment Centre is offering its Prepare for Ramadan Detox Day package for Dhs899, saving you Dhs265 on the usual price. Dhs899. Until June 30. Oud Metha Road (04 335 1200).
Tuesday 2 Be a Riva Diva Ladies get three free glasses of sparkling grape and canapés at Riva Ristorante’s Riva Diva ladies’ night. Free. 6.30pm-9pm. Ongoing. Riva Ristorante, Bar & Beach, Building 8, Shoreline Apartments, Palm Jumeirah (04 430 9466).
Tuesday 2 Have tapas at El Sur Enjoy six tapas dishes from the menu, 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 2 Party at Bounce Dubai’s first indoor trampoline park celebrates its first anniversary on Thursday June 4 with an After Dark Party. Tickets are selling fast, so get yours now. Dhs80. Thu June 4, 8pm-midnight. Bounce, 4B Street, Al Quoz (04 3211 400).