Laugh with Al Murray, celebrate Oktoberfest or get involved with Breast Cancer Awareness month in Dubai
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 30 Watch this The day after David Beckham makes an appearance in Mall of the Emirates, he and actor Kevin Hart launch a comic campaign video to announce the new Modern Essentials collection for H&M, on sale from Thursday October 1 in all stores that carry menswear. Various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 419 0346).
Wednesday 30 Try this Do something different this evening and go horse riding by the light of the full moon at Mushrif Park, with the Equestrian & Polo Club. Don’t worry if you’re no Frankie Dettori, they’re a friendly bunch and welcome all abilities along for the ride. Dhs300. 7.45pm. Mushrif Equestrian & Polo Club (04 257 1256).
Wednesday 30 Eat this To celebrate Munich’s festive month of Oktoberfest, Der Keller has launched an à la carte menu for one week only, featuring traditional German dishes. If you go in Bavarian dress, you’ll get a free bevvy. Free. Noon-midnight. Until October 4. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 366 5866).
Thursday October 1 New movie release Straight Outta Compton It’s not every day that a film gets a 90 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, or an 8.2 on IMDb, but that’s what this bio-drama has managed to achieve since its US release on Friday August 14, as well as raking in more than US$56 million (Dhs205 million) at the box office in its opening weekend. It tells the true story of notable group N.W.A. in the mid-1980s, and how they revolutionised the hip-hop culture by telling the truth about the ‘hood. www.voxcinemas.com.
Thursday October 1 Pink spa treatment Start thinking pink for the month with SensAsia Urban Spas’ In The Pink treatment which includes a relaxing Balinese massage, the Tickled Pink SensPolish and Even Pinker SensWrap, which uses rosehip tea, white clay and cranberry to cleanse, purify and nourish. All proceeds go to local non-profit organisation Friends of Cancer. Dhs565. 110 minutes. Various locations including Al Nafura Beach Club 1, Shoreline Apartments between buildings 1 and 2, Palm Jumeirah (04 422 7115).
Thursday October 1 Made up for the weekend The new generation of eye shadow from Estée Lauder is on shelves from today. The brand has unveiled the Pure Colour Envy Eye Defining Singles, a collection of 20 that combine the properties of a cream, powder and gel all in one. From Dhs163. Various locations including Bloomingdale’s, The Dubai Mall (04 350 5333).
Thursday October 1 Going German Barasti Beach Bar is celebrating Oktoberfest with brews, bites and blasting music by a Baravian house band (go on, say that sentence quickly, we dare you). To keep you cool and at a comfortable 22 degrees, there is also the air-conditioned tent where you can dance the nacht away. Free. Sun-Thu 7pm-3am; Fri-Sat 2pm-3am. Until October 10. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road (04 318 1313).
Thursday October 1 The cat empire arrives Well known for uniquely fusing jazz, ska, funk and Latin sounds, Australian band The Cat Empire have been entertaining crowds around the world since 1999. Now they’re in Dubai as part of a world tour, and leading tonight’s Zero Gravity line-up, ahead of UK electronic musician Krafty Kuts and British breakbeat, big beat and dance musician A.Skillz. Talk about an eclectic bill of artists. Dhs130 in advance, Dhs170 on the door. 8pm-3am. Zero Gravity, next to Skydive Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).
Friday October 2 The Pub Landlord British comic Al Murray is back in Dubai, this time performing his award-winning stand-up show One Man, One Guvnor, for the first time on Friday October 2 from 6pm. At any other time this week, you might find the eloquent Oxford graduate at Barasti’s Oktoberfest – he told us himself he enjoys a night at this Dubai stalwart and, let’s face it, finding him on-stage without hops is a rare moment – but tonight he’ll be transformed into his loud-mouthed alter ego, sharing his cheeky, unique form of comedy with an audience at Dubai World Trade Centre. Dhs300-500, 6pm-10pm. Fri October 2. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.doneevents.com (04 439 0900).
Friday October 2 Shipwrecked Set sail on a super-yacht to celebrate the launch of an inaugural series of events dubbed Shipwrecked. The first boat party sees DJs Natalie Brogan, Salvatore Peppino and Michael Dunne spin soul, funk, ’90s classics and the latest house tunes while you partake in unlimited food and beverages. The theme of the day is “tiki vintage pin-up”, so don’t forget to don the leis and hulas. Dhs400. 1pm-5pm. Marina Mall harbour, Dubai Marina (056 836 5305).
Friday October 2 Ice Warrior Challenge Set yourself a dare with a difference at Ski Dubai today, which is hosting the Ice Warrior Challenge, a sub-zero assault course with 15 icy obstacles standing in your way. We’re talking tackling walls, zorbing and stair runs, to make it to the finish line. Registration proceeds are being donated to the Dubai Center for Special Needs. Dhs250 per person. 8am. Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 9257).
Friday October 2 Taste this Distinguished French grape beverages are on offer at the transformed AOC French Brasserie brunch today, alongside delicacies such as foie gras, fresh seafood and gourmet cheeses. Dhs320 (house beverages), Dhs230 (soft drinks), Dhs115 (kids aged 13-17), free (kids under 12). Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach (04 448 4848).
Saturday October 3 England v Australia Don’t miss tonight’s fixture of the Rugby World Cup as England and Australia go head-to-head on the pitch. Catch all the live action at McGettigan’s JLT, where they’ve set up The Baggot Stadium, an air-conditioned summer garden complete with fan zones and extra bars. Tuck into the pie-and-pint deal for Dhs79, too. Free entry. 11pm kick-off. Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster J, JLT (04 378 0800).
Saturday October 3 Purobeach Urban Oasis Chillax by the pool at the rooftop Puro Beach Urban Oasis where Benyamin, Sam B, Tommygun and Enjie are providing the laid-back tunes and everyone is celebrating a new season of outdoor partying. Dhs175. Noon-10pm. Purobeach Urban Oasis, Conrad Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (052 754 1113).
Saturday October 3 Korean food festival A new nightly Korean food promotion has launched at international restaurant Al Dana in the Crowne Plaza Dubai. Get a side of kimchi with your bulgogi and traditional beverages. This deal starts tonight and runs for just two weeks. Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (Korean beverages). Daily 6.30pm-11.30pm. Until October 17. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 276 963).
Saturday October 3 Diamonds and pearls German-born Mr. Fahrenheit, one of London’s edgiest street artists and the first man to make a mark on both sides of the Berlin Wall in one night, has just brought to town his newest exhibition Diamonds and Pearls. He’s used stencils, cut-outs and collages to produce hand-pulled silkscreen prints of some of the world’s most iconic faces, from Jimmy Hendrix and John Lennon to Judy Garland. Until December 31. Z Gallery, Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road (04 323 0333).
Sunday October 4 A Club night out Hip-hop is on the set list for DJs Jack and Joey at A Club’s Black Bass night. Gents get a free drink on arrival with their entry fee, while ladies get in free and groups of five gals get a bottle of grape and a table until 12.30am. Dhs100 (gents). 11pm-3am. A Club, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road (056 484 5737).
Sunday October 4 The ocean’s bounty Dive into a spread of seafood specials featuring lobster, shrimps, crab, squid, fish and even sea urchins at Benihana’s new month-long promotion. Priced à la carte. Daily 6pm-12.30am. Until October 31. Amwaj Rotana, The Walk, JBR (04 429 2000).
Sunday October 4 Take a daycation Spend the day relaxing on the pristine private beach or by the 59-metre infinity pool at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, which has just launched its month-long seasonal daycation package. Also enjoy a traditional Turkish hammam at Talise Ottoman Spa and a main course for dinner at north Indian restaurant Amala. Dhs650 (Sun-Thu) and Dhs750 (Fri-Sat). 9am-10pm. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0456).
Monday October 5 Timely timepieces Autumn sees Armani Exchange release a selection of new watch collections that would make any time-keeper hanker. We’re loving Mosaics for ladies, which features bold, geometric patterns of blue, green and magenta, or Vintage, with its masculine, classic American stylings. From Dhs510. Various locations including Dubai Mall, Downtown (04 339 9472).
Monday October 5 All-you-can-eat-and-drink Monday Madness For incredible value, it’s hard to beat Fibber Magee’s Monday Madness, so make the journey down Sheikh Zayed to take advantage of the three-hour all-you-can-eat deal with unlimited house beverages. Dhs210. Behind Crowne Plaza , Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 2400).
Monday October 5 Underwater Following a trip across the world, Dubai-based artist Wafa El Hilali symbolically explores wealthy areas in her latest exhibition Underwater. Until October 14. Dubai International Arts Centre, Street 75b, Villa No 27, Jumeirah Beach Road, Near Town Centre (04 344 4398).
Tuesday October 6 Film outdoors Cinema Tuesdays are back at Reform Social & Grill. Take the family along to this award-winning gastropub and watch a film under the stars while special food and drink menus are available. This week the venue is screening Who Framed Roger Rabbit, the part-animation crime-comedy that follows a cartoon rabbit trying to prove his innocence when he’s accused of murder, with the help of a toon-hating detective (Bob Hoskins). Free. 8pm. Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes, Emirates Hills (04 454 2638).
Tuesday October 6 Head out for ladies’ night Stylish rooftop spot Vii is hosting its weekly ladies’ night while DJ Anton spins deep house and lounge beats. Women get two free drinks. Free. 8pm-11pm. Conrad Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 327 6000).
Tuesday October 6 Experience cardiolates Try your hand at some cardio-Pilates classes at the newly opened Pilates Academy, which has also brought the first official Cardiolates school to the Middle East. This exercise will get your heart pumping, have you burning fat and strengthening that core in no time. Classes run throughout the day, every day. Dhs110. 9am-10am (Tue). Jumeirah Bay X2 Tower, JLT, Cluster X (56 798 4655).