The best things to do in Dubai this week. Try something different
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 22 Get an extended Eid offer Kanpai has recently gone through many changes with the new chef and culinary team joining. Celebrate Eid with a special sharing menu - including soups, Izakaya tempura, sushi, mains and desserts - served up until July 25, from 7.30pm to 11.30pm. Based on two people, pay Dhs895 for the bubbles package, Dhs795 for house beverages, Dhs495 for mixed drinks, plus more specially priced packages. Kanpai, Souk Al Bahar, call 04 441 9262 for reservations or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday 22 Go to a group photography show Regional artists join together to celebrate colour photography with works that include abstract photography, landscapes, portraits, still life and street photography in the ‘RGB Community Exhibition’. Free. 10am-7pm. Until July 25. Gulf Photo Plus, Warehouse D36, Alserkal Avenue, Street 8, Al Quoz (04 380 8545).
Wednesday 22 Watch a Russian film As part of the summer film series, watch Utomlyonnye Solntsem (Burnt by the Sun). Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov, the film is a historical drama set in 1930s Russia. Free. 7pm. A4 Space, Cinema Room, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, www.alserkalavenue.ae (050 556 9797).
Wednesday 22 Early-morning networking event Join this morning networking event to meet with other business professionals and take part in a Q&A with a keynote speaker. RSVP online to attend. Dhs25 per person. 7.15am-8.45am. Sky Lounge, Gloria Hotel, Dubai Internet City, www.meetup.com/dubai-business-breakfast (no number).
Thursday 23 Head to the grand opening of Level 41 Sam Paganini and Marco Faraone kick off a brand new season at the opening of Level 41 with Focus, a night from the creators of Groove on the Grass. Dhs150. 9pm-3am. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Thursday 23 Cheer on the Dubai pro wrestlers Watch local grapplers put on a live sports entertainment show, and see the city’s only female wrestler, Joelle, taking on a host of challengers. Dhs50 per person. July 31-August 1, 7pm. HM Fitness, Meydan Road, Al Quoz, www.dubaiprowrestling.com (04 338 5566).
Thursday 23 Unwind with a night of comedy The Laughter Factory is back for a new season, and this week’s line-up features Dave Fulton, Sean Hughes and Funmbi Omotayo. Dhs140. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach Residence, JBR, www.thelaughterfactory.com.
Thursday 23 Go to a house party Every Thursday from 8pm-11pm at Zero Gravity, revellers can enjoy unlimited food, beverages and entertainment. Guests get exclusive access to the upper deck of the venue and like a true house party, you can tuck into platters of canapés, beef sliders, chicken tortilla wraps and creative mixed drinks. And you can dance wherever the mood takes you. Dhs295 per person (including unlimited food and house drinks). Thu 8pm-11pm. Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina, www.0-gravity.ae (04 399 0009).
Friday 24 Learn the power of visualisation Vision boards are a motivational device that can be used to help clarify and maintain focus on a specific life goal. During this workshop, attendees will create their own board and get life coaching. Dhs325. 11am-2pm. The Third Eye Center, 1101 Saeed Tower 2, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.meetup.com/hypnotransition-group-dubai (050 734 7470).
Friday 24 Boulder Bash at Rock Republic Rock climbers and boulders can take part in this final Boulder Bash event. The competition involves two hours of self-scoring problem solving. Top boulderers can win membership prizes. Participants should sign up at the venue. Dhs100 per person (inclusive of T-shirt and climbing shoe rental). 11am-2.30pm. Rock Republic, Dubai Investments Park, www.facebook.com/rock.republic.dubai (04 8829361).
Friday 24 See Max Amini live at Ductac The American-Iranian comedian brings his awkwardly titled ‘Authentically Absurd To Max’ show to Dubai’s community stage. From Dhs250. 7pm-9.30pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates (04 341 4777).
Friday 24 Hang with frank The notorious Frank the Bear is returning from his summer holidays in Mykonos where Toy Room has recently launched. The club mascot welcomes guests on a new night; Toy Fever Fridays. The place – which also has branch in London - opened in April 2015 and plays Hip Hop and RnB and other mainstream music on weekend nights. Their House music night is on a Wednesday. For bookings call +971 55 2464555, or email: email@example.com. Sun, Wed, Thu and Fri they are open 11pm – 3am. Check the website for more information www.toyroomdxb.com.
Saturday 25 Shop online for big savings Check out Wadi.com’s Best Price Challenge on electronics, which promises the lowest price around, or double your discount. There’s also three-for-two on beauty, apparel and handbags, up to Dhs1,000 off games consoles and same-day delivery in the UAE. Ongoing. www.wadi.com.
Saturday 25 Take a German taster course Learn the basics of the German language with these three sessions at Eton Institute. Payment in advance secures your spot on the class. Dhs50 (registration fee). 10am-1pm. Eton Institute, Dubai Knowledge Village, Al Sufouh, www.middleeast.etoninstitute.com/event/learn-german-for-free (800 3866).
Saturday 25 The summer mirage at Casa de Tapas Two hours of unlimited food and beverages at any time of day. Dhs250 per person. Daily noon-2am. Until August 30. Dubai Creek Yacht Club, Deira (04 416 1800).
Saturday 25 Pose at a hip-hop showcase Head to The Music Room to see local talent including Quiz, Hash, Freshman, Menon, Tee Jones and special guest Moh Flow. Dhs100. 8pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai, www.facebook.com/boss-lady-productions-uae.
Sunday 26 Calligraphy exhibition View classical Arabic and modern calligraphy by Salah Shaheen, a digital calligrapher and an Islamic geometry artist. Free. Sun-Sat 10am-10pm. Until September 15. Z Gallery, Four Points by Sheraton, Sheikh Zayed Road, Downtown Dubai (04 323 0333).
Sunday 26 BurJuman’s floral fest Check out the Flower Power festival at the mall, featuring floral displays, workshops for adults and crafts for kids, plus a #BurJumanFlowerPower photography contest. Ongoing. BurJuman, Bur Dubai (04 352 0222).
Sunday 26 Wire World at DSW Get your kids swinging off the walls on this indoor zip line. For children aged three to 12 only. Dhs30 per person. 11am-10pm. Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.dubaisportsworld.ae (04 306 4000).
Monday 27 Art show at Coya Dubai The Peruvian restaurant hosts a display of recycled art by Ocean Sole, and ‘Genesis’ by Brazilian photojournalist Sebastião Salgado. Prices vary. Sat-Wed 12.30pm-3.30pm, 7pm-11.30pm, Thu-Fri 12.30pm-3.30pm, 7pm-midnight. Until August 15. Restaurant Village, Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 2 (04 316 9600).
Monday 27 Classic afternoon tea Rhodes W1 is offering a classic British selection of cakes, scones and sandwiches. From Dhs195 per person. Wed-Sat 2.30pm-5pm. Ongoing. Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 317 6000).
Monday 27 An early-bird menu offer Try the three-course menu deal for early diners at Sass Café. Dhs195 (food only), Dhs380 (beverages). Sun-Fri 7pm-8pm. Ongoing. Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC (04 352 7722).
Tuesday 28 Abstract art show Irish artist Damien Flood’s show ‘Infinite Plane’ focuses on a two-week research trip he took to Dubai, Sharjah and Oman’s coast. The paintings tow a line between abstract and figurative. Free. 11am-7pm. Until July 31. Grey Noise, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 379 0764).
Tuesday 28 Arabic book club Fans of Arabic literature can join this book club. RSVP online to attend. This month’s book is Outstanding Life by Atef Abu Saif. Free. 8pm. Le Pain Quotidien, 21st Century Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.meetup.com/iqraa-arabic-dubai (no number).
Tuesday 28 Business lunch at TRE TRE by Roberto Rella is offering a business lunch menu this month. Dhs105 (two courses), Dhs125 (three courses). Open daily noon-3pm. Ongoing. Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 404 7700).