Go to Dubai Music Week, watch a comedian or visit the Mall of the Emirates extension. Plus plenty more...
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 23 Hear this Hip-hop superstar Jason Derulo is the first in a star-studded line-up to perform at Dubai Music Week. This year’s four-day festival also consists of masterclasses and a dedicated entertainment village. From Dhs295. 6.30pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.dubaimusicweek.ae.
Wednesday 23 Buy this Find fine produce at Blue Orange’s new weekly artisan market, where the chefs will also share cooking tips and recipes, as well as prepare dinner dishes for you. Dhs195 (plus Dhs50 cashback to spend at the market). Wed 6pm-11pm. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road (04 511 7136).
Wednesday 23 A trip to the circus Cirque Éloize’s acclaimed Cirkopolis arrives at the Dubai World Trade Centre on Wednesday September 23 for four nights of story-driven performances. Contortionists, jugglers and aerial artists combine circus arts with music, dance and theatre in a stern, robotic set among giant gears and dark portals, symbolising how a mechanism can crush individuality. Ten acrobats and multidisciplinary artists rebel against monotony to an original musical score, inventive video projections and bursts of colour. Dhs195-1,295. Until September 26. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 1000).
Wednesday 23 Book this Celebrate Eid al-Adha with a staycation at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, which is offering four luxury nights for the price of three. Prices vary. Until September 30. firstname.lastname@example.org (04 453 0000).
Thursday 24 Ian Pooley on the decks The Shibuya Season II Launch Party is the place to be for all house music fans tonight, as prolific underground producer Ian Pooley performs live at Square. The German-born DJ has got himself a reputation for spinning great house tracks with Brazilian influence over his 22-year career. Free for ladies before midnight, Dhs100 after, free for gents before 10pm, Dhs100 after. 10pm-3am. Square, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (050 152 9241).
Thursday 24 Indian flavours at Zafran Your aromatic three-course meal at this Indian eatery includes lentil soup and a kebab, followed by a choice of flavourful curries with dal tadka, naan or steamed rice. Finish off with some sweet, sticky gulab jamun. Dhs79 (vegetarian), Dhs89 (non-vegetarian). Daily noon-4pm. Mirdif City Centre (04 284 0987). Other location: Dubai Marina Mall (04 399 7357).
Thursday 24 Miu miu’s first fragrance Smell fresh this weekend with the high fashion brand’s recently released, first-ever fragrance. Sensual floral notes and earthy undertones of wood, pepper and patchouli are inspired by Prada, as perfumier Daniela Andrier played with contrasts to create a soft scent. Dhs480 (100ml). Available at Wojooh, Paris Gallery, Sephora, Debenhams and Vavavoom.
Thursday 24 A Scot in The Irish Village Lanarkshire’s pride and joy, Scottish musician Midge Ure, takes centre stage at The Irish Village for one night only. You might remember him from bands such as Thin Lizzy or Ultravox, or as co-writer of the UK’s second highest selling single ever, Do They Know It’s Christmas? (yes, that old chestnut). For this performance, he’s rocking his own hit songs such as Cold, Cold Heart, If I Was and No Regrets. Dhs125. Doors open 7pm and show starts at 9pm. The Irish Village, Garhoud (04 239 5000).
Thursday 24 Ellie Goulding returns to Dubai The English singer-songwriter, who has sold more than six million albums across the world and performed at Sandance NYE at Atlantis The Palm in 2012, promises a powerful performance at Dubai Music Week tonight. Since her first studio album Lights hit number one on the UK Albums Chart in 2010, she’s stolen fans’ hearts with her sultry soprano tones and will undoubtedly do so again in Dubai. From Dhs295. 6.30pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.dubaimusicweek.ae.
Friday 25 Have a laugh Iranian-American funnyman Maz Jobrani returns to Dubai for another night of side-splitting storytelling. He wittily recounts personal experiences of growing up as an Iranian in America, his quest to make it in Hollywood and battling common misunderstandings of being Middle Eastern in the US. Dhs295-550. From 4pm. Samaya Ballroom, The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 385 8514).
Friday 25 Water slide mania In true Dubai style, this weekend sees the world’s longest inflatable slide take up home at Dubai Autodrome. Prepare to get wet and wacky as you fly along the two 500-metre lanes on a rubber ring. Just don’t forget water guns and balloons, as you will enter battle. Make sure you get your tickets online in advance. Dhs170 (two hour slide pass), Dhs50 (entrance, no slide). Fri and Sat 11am-11pm. Until September 26. Dubai Autodrome, Motor City, www.dubai.platinumlist.net (04 457 3212).
Friday 25 Taste this Today marks the return of Zuma’s brunch, just as the award-winning Japanese hotspot introduces its new Dantai set menu, available in the lounge every Friday. Select two starters and a main course, to be followed by a special Zuma dessert platter. Dhs260. Fri 1.30pm-3.30pm. Gate Village 6, DIFC (04 425 5660).
Saturday 26 Unlimited paella Indulge in never-ending servings of chicken and seafood paella at Sea Fu, which has just launched this new deal. You’ll get a glass of Spanish sparkling grape to wash it down. Dhs350 per person (three courses and one glass of sparkling grape). Fri-Sat 1pm-4pm. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 270 7802).
Saturday 26 Discounted beauty It’s your last chance to bag a bargain at Sisters Beauty Lounge in Mall of the Emirates, where the salon is celebrating the shopping centre’s tenth anniversary. Get ten percent off all services and products. Until September 30. Mall of the Emirates (04 379 2992).
Saturday 26 Culinary masterclass Where better to improve your cooking skills than at an award-winning eatery? Armani/Ristorante is hosting a seasonal masterclass focusing on mushrooms. Learn a three-course menu featuring roasted scallops with celeriac sauce and girolles, a mushroom risotto and a perfectly seared beef tenderloin with sautéed porcini. Dhs700 per person, Dhs1,000 per couple (including grape pairing). Sat 11am-3pm. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Saturday 26 Immortals exhibition Baghdad-born visual artist Adel Abidin takes a playful look at the nature of Arab media and its role in altering worldly boundaries and allegiances through stunning painted works. Until November 5. Lawrie Shabibi, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 346 9906).
Sunday 27 Bargain spa package The Spamazing package at Talise Spa is up for grabs for a few more days. With this, you can enjoy a one-hour massage, a relax on the Madinat Jumeirah private beach and a free yoga class. Dhs550 (Sun-Thu), Dhs590 (Fri-Sat). Until September 30. Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6818).
Sunday 27 Chilled tunes at Okku Don’t let the weekend come to an end. Head to fun Japanese spot Okku where resident DJs Yiannis and Becker are spinning electro chic music for L.O.V.E. Sundays to ease you into the week. Free. 8pm-3am. Okku, The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8777).
Sunday 27 Tee off for the mena golf tour Dress up in your most suitable golfing garb and make a beeline for Al Badia Golf Club where a new tournament of the MENA Golf Tour 2015 is on. This event sees regional amateur and professional golfers tee off in the hope of winning the US$50,000 (Dhs184,000) prize by the end of the leg. Free to watch. Golfers register by September 27, 3pm. Runs September 27-30. Al Badia Golf Club, Dubai Festival City (04 601 0101).
Monday 28 AllSaints hits Dubai Fashionistas, listen up. The UK’s fashion brand AllSaints is launching its first store in the Middle East in Mall of the Emirates’ new extension today. Alongside chic Autumn 2015 looks, this shop also hosts the brand’s first handbag line, The Capital Collection, featuring 50 sophisticated styles from refined totes to clutches. Mall of the Emirates, www.allsaints.com.
Monday 28 Poignant art exhibition Malawi and Kenya feature in painter Olivia Pendergast’s new exhibition, featuring quirky and colourful portraits of people from Kawangware Slum or a rural village in Malawi. Until October 14. Showcase Gallery, Street 8, Al Quoz (04 379 0940) .
Monday 28 By the light of the full moon Zone out in Yoga Ashram’s guided, free full moon meditation class. You don’t need prior experience – just an open mind. Free. 8pm-8.45pm. Yoga Ashram, 1504 Jumeirah Bay X3, Cluster X, JLT (04 360 9028).
Monday 28 The art of visual Code Two artists from Iraq and Senegal have joined together to create an exhibition of visual imagery depicting creatures, figures, shapes and numbers layered with coded messages. These surrealist scenes transform reality into mythology in surprising but stunning ways. Until October 31. The Mojo Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 347 7388).
Tuesday 29 Sip this Coffee fans can sip on Mokha 1450’s aromatic speciality blends at bargain prices for just one more day. This coveted coffee boutique on Al Wasl Road is offering buy one get one free on options such as the ultra-rare Ethiopian Geisha, Kenyan Riabia or Yemeni Talok. And when we say ‘rare’, we mean you might be one of tens of people in the world to sip on such a brew. Form a queue now. Prices vary. Daily 8am-10am. Until September 30. Aswaaq Community Mall, Al Wasl Road (04 321 6455).
Tuesday 29 China Grill gets busy Madame Butterfly calls all ladies to China Grill for this busy evening where gals get unlimited beverages and 50 percent off their food bill. Free. 6.30pm-midnight. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road (04 511 7333).