O.T. Genasis returns to Dubai, check out Tr!beca Sessions and plenty more in Dubai
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 19 Bag a bargain at DSS Throughout Dubai Summer Surprises, stores in Dubai Marina Mall are offering discounts of up to 70 percent. Until September 2. Dubai Marina Mall (04 436 1020).
Wednesday 19 See Sans Soleil (Sunless) As part of the summer film series, watch documentary Sans Soleil (Sunless), directed by French filmmaker Chris Marker. Free. Wed-Fri 7pm. Until August 21. A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (050 556 9797).
Wednesday 19 Test your general knowledge This pub quiz covers everything from geography and general knowledge to music, history and sport. There’s also a picture round, plus a rather unusual round involving plasticine. Free. 8.30pm. Ongoing. The Underground Pub, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 399 5000).
Wednesday 19 Dine and win a dream trip Until September 30, ‘Dine & Dream’ gives customers discounts of 20 percent on the total food and beverage bill every time one dines in across 37 outlets under Emaar Hospitality Group, as well as the opportunity to enter a special draw to win incredible trips. Customers could be in with a chance of getting exclusive Business Class return air tickets to New York (first prize), London (second prize) or Singapore (third prize) just by booking a brunch or one of the many other dining offers at somewhere such as The Address Hotels + Resorts and Vida Hotels and Resorts. Register at www.dineanddream.com or call (04 888 3444).
Thursday 20 Men, lose up to 2kg in one hour UML, aka Urban Male Lounge, has a number of new offers this month. As well as the Thai Blend hot stone massage that relieves stress (Dhs310), there’s a slimming lymph drain massage that promises weight loss of up to 2kg in just one hour. This month, you can get 15 percent off the treatment. Dhs382 (original price Dhs450). Until August 31. DIFC (04 450 5100).
Thursday 20 Watch Blaze The Show Mixing nightclub vibes with West End production values, Blaze The Show is a high-energy street and breakdance show. Dhs125-250. 7.30pm. Until August 22. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 427 8166).
Thursday 20 Boogie at Tim Cheddar’s Skool Chi-union DJ Tim Cheddar takes you back to school to re-live the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s with a night of classic hits. Free before midnight, Dhs100 thereafter, free all night with fancy dress school uniform. 9pm-3am. Level 41, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Thursday 20 Catch Watermät live at XL Dubai French DJ and producer Watermät will get behind the decks in Dubai for one night only. Dhs150. 10pm-3am. XL Dubai, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161).
Friday 21 Swim for fitness with Speedo Swimmers can visit the ‘Get Speedo Fit’ site to watch workout plans and get tips on equipment to use to get the most out of pool time. Ongoing. www.getspeedofit.co.uk.
Friday 21 Pamper for less at The H Dubai In celebration of Dubai Summer Surprises, The H Dubai’s spa is offering special deals. The ‘revitalising package’ includes an aroma reflex foot ritual, Indonesian body scrub and Balinese massage for Dhs525, while those who book the 60-minute Arabesque massage for Dhs375 get an extra 30 minutes free. Until September 30. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8270).
Friday 21 Head to an album launch Bootleg Social Records is showcasing the talents of local music producers in the region with the launch of a new album, MA’ANA. Artists featuring on the record include Safe Smokingroove, Shaun Warner and Tobie Allen. Free. 5pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (055 500 8518).
Friday 21 Don’t miss O.T. Genasis live American rapper O.T. Genasis will take to the stage at the newly renovated Movida to perform his hit tracks including ‘Coco’. Free. 11pm-3am. Movida Dubai, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 1744 449).
Saturday 22 Join the Fitness First Change Project Lose weight in eight weeks. The programme includes seminars, nutrition advice and more. Register at your nearest participating club. Dhs1,800 (members), Dhs2,900 (non-members, including two months’ gym membership). Ongoing. Available at eight clubs including Ibn Battuta Mall, The Gardens (800 348 6377).
Saturday 22 Dine at Armani Hotel Dubai Enjoy four-course set menus starting from Dhs300 per person at Armani/Amal, Armani/Hashi and Armani/Deli, and from Dhs400 at Armani/Ristorante. There’s also a buffet option available at Armani/Mediterraneo starting from Dhs180. From Dhs180 per person. Times vary. Until September 30. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Saturday 22 Check out Tr!beca Sessions Each week, upcoming local artists will perform their own original songs on the Tr!beca stage. Free. 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. Tr!beca Kitchen + Bar, JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR (04 814 5923).
Saturday 22 Shoot some hoops with the pros Basicball Academy Camp, founded by former pro Zoran Savic from Serbia, aims to develop novice basketball fans into fantastic players. The camp is coached by NBA players Ricky Rubio and Peja Stojakovic, and is open anyone aged five to 25. Dhs2,990 per person. 9am-3pm. Until August 28. Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 306 4000).
Sunday 23 Claim a free gift Spend Dhs250 or more at Boots and get a gift from the No7 line worth Dhs200, absolutely free. Until August 24. Boots, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 419 0301).
Sunday 23 Eat for less on Jumeirah Jumeirah Restaurant Week is extended at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. The Rib Room, Lalezar, Al Nafoorah and Amala continue to run the set-price menu, but hurry, the deal ends today. From Dhs120 per person. Until August 23. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Sunday 23 Dance to classics Provocateur’s ‘New York New York Sundays’ takes guests back in time, with a modern playlist mixed with oldies. Free (reservations required). 11pm-3am. Ongoing. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Beach Road (055 211 8222).
Monday 24 Start the day right Order any breakfast dish at Urban Bistro for Dhs16 and get a free cup of coffee, too. Dhs16. Mon 9am-noon. Until August 31. CNN Building (Building 2), Dubai Media City (04 362 4330).
Monday 24 It’s sushi happy hour! Order a bento box at Chez Sushi during happy hour and get Dhs15 off your bill. Prices vary. Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Al Wasl Square; Dubai Marina; Bay Square, Business Bay; Arabian Ranches (800 78744).
Monday 24 Play beach volleyball The Duplays league returns to the courts near Barasti. It’s recreational and newcomers are also welcome. Register as a team of at least six, or sign up as an individual. Dhs3,500 (teams) Dhs500 (individuals). Mon 7pm-11pm. Until October 12. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Tuesday 25 Help a good cause If you’re keen to get involved with autism awareness, register to volunteer at Dubai Autism Center. You should be able to commit to a minimum of two hours. To register, complete the application form online or email firstname.lastname@example.org. www.dubaiautismcenter.ae (04 398 6862).
Tuesday 25 Step out for ladies’ night Ladies get free drinks all night and 50 percent off food when dining at the ‘Madame Butterfly’ night. Free. 6.30pm-midnight. Ongoing. China Grill, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road (04 511 7333).
Tuesday 25 Get tutored at Gaucho Join Gaucho’s one-off masterclass on the food and grape of northern Argentina, with the guidance of the restaurant’s sommelier. Dhs385 per person. From 8pm. DIFC (04 422 7898).