Enjoy James Bond-themed drinks, work up a sweat with TRX or jam with Apache Indian in Dubai
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 7 Be this Gents, make like Bond at Zephyr Rooftop Lounge, which has James Bond-themed drinks for you to enjoy and 30 percent off your bill. The first 20 guys get vouchers to the wind tunnel at Inflight Dubai. Now that’s pretty 007. Free. Wed, 7pm-10pm. Zephyr Rooftop Lounge, Warwick Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 506 9636).
Wednesday 7 See this A despairing Ali, dealing with life in Palestine in 1948, longs to marry Nada but her father won’t allow it. Meanwhile, the British Mandate ends, war begins and the truth separating the couple is revealed. This dramatic play, I Am Yusuf and This is My Brother, is on until Saturday October 10. Dhs60-85. 7.30pm. Until October 10. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates (04 341 4777).
Wednesday 7 Try this Work up a sweat using the weight of your own body to help you tone up in a brand-new weekly outdoor TRX suspension class at Meydan Tennis Academy. From Dhs80. Wed, 7pm. Meydan Tennis Academy, Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3500).
Thursday 8 Visit Megcon The team that brought us #Games14, one of the region’s biggest gaming conventions, is back this year with a new identity: Megcon. Get involved in cosplay competitions, community events, tabletop gaming, workshops and discussions, sneak a peek at some of the industry’s latest releases and get the chance to meet a few surprise celebs. October 8-9. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 454 2801).
Thursday 8 Jam with Apache Indian The man behind ’90s hits Boom Shak-A-Lak, Chok There and Raggamuffin Girl is in The Music Room tonight. The British singer-songwriter and reggae DJ is fusing elements of Indian, Jamaican and English cultures to perform an awesome hip-hop, desi and reggae set, alongside his UK protégé Kay Vado. Dhs100 in advance, Dhs150 on the door. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).
Thursday 8 Enjoy the special menu at Hakkasan Ever fancied a lychee and lobster dumpling? How about a macaron dipped in gold leaf and honeycomb ganache? Now is your chance to sample such delicacies, as the exceptional Hakkasan celebrates the annual Chinese holiday, Golden Week, with a special set menu. Alaskan king crab dumpling, anyone? Dhs228 per person. Daily 7pm-1am. Until October 18. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 384 8484).
Thursday 8 Shopping tech The latest and greatest gadgets from the tech world are launched and flaunted at this season’s Gitex Shopper, which runs until Saturday October 10. This huge consumer electronics event features incredible offers and prizes. Dhs30 entry. 11am-11pm. Until October 10. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.gitexshopperdubai.com.
Thursday 8 Dance afrique 2015 An all-star African line-up takes to the stage at Meydan Racecourse tonight. Moroccan rapper French Montana and African-American singer Akon (whose hometown is in Senegal) lead the bill alongside DJ Edu from Kenya, Fuse ODG from Ghana and duo P-Square and Flavour from Nigeria. Energetic UK comedian Eddie Kadi, who was born in Kinshasa, The Congo, is also performing some of his signature stand-up. Dhs100-250. 7pm. Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba (04 818 9002).
Friday 9 Dubai Flea Market Rifle through one man’s trash to find your treasures at this edition of the Dubai Flea Market in Uptown Mirdif, one of the biggest second-hand markets in the region. If you’d rather turn your used goods into gold (or your hand-me-downs into dirhams), sign up online for a stall at the next edition in JLT on Friday October 16 for Dhs290. Free entry. 2pm-7pm. Promenade Courtyard, near Spinneys, Uptown Mirdif, www.dubai-fleamarket.com (050 659 5812).
Friday 9 Kisstory at Nasimi beach Revisit the ’90s at Nasimi Beach tonight where three of the decade’s biggest American R&B groups are set to perform. Jagged Edge (Where’s the Party At?), Next (Too Close) and Black Street (No Diggity) are on-stage with British garage acts DJ Luck and MC Neat, and Artful Dodger, as well as local DJ Under The Moon. Dhs150 in advance, Dhs180 on the door. 5pm-3am. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 924 6496).
Friday 9 Support this Take part in the Pink is Punk run in support of breast cancer awareness at Anantara The Palm Dubai. There are four categories, depending on your level of fitness and age, combining swims and runs (or no swims at all). Fancy dress is also welcome. Just sign up online. From Dhs100. 6am. Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort & Spa, Palm Jumeirah, www.premieronline.com.
Saturday 10 The Woman in Black If you were suitably spooked by Daniel Radcliffe playing peek-a-boo with a scorned spectre – whose appearance leads to a child’s untimely death – then you’ll love the theatre performance of Susan Hill’s bestselling novel The Woman in Black, which is on stage at Madinat Theatre from Saturday October 10. It’s one of the world’s most successful plays, having spent 25 years at London’s West End, and follows a lawyer, who believes a curse has been cast over him and his family, as he gets a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story. Dhs180-230. Until October 16. Madinat Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim, www.seewomaninblack.com (04 366 6546).
Saturday 10 Underwater CrossFit What do you get when you combine CrossFit with aqua aerobics? This new weekly water workout at Fit Republik (of course). The one-hour session includes challenges in, out and under the water so CrossFit-ers can take their gruelling training one step further. Dhs2,400 three-month membership. Sat 3pm-4pm. Ongoing. Fit Republik, Dubai Sports City (04 556 1800).
Saturday 10 Crab festival, Chimes’ flavours Cosy Asian fusion restaurant Chimes is putting on a festival to celebrate the crustacean, with dishes such as Singapore chilli crab and Sri Lankan crab curry. You get to choose from one of six, with rice or bread. Dhs125. Daily 11.30am-11.30pm. Until October 31. Seven Sands Hotel Apartments, Al Barsha (04 323 4211).
Saturday 10 Globe theatre in dubai Even if all you know about Shakespeare’s Hamlet is “To be, or not to be” (and even if you didn’t know that was actually from Hamlet), the Globe Theatre’s rendition of this powerful tragedy is worth a watch. The world-famous London company is coming to Dubai’s Ductac for one night only, as part of a two-year world tour with the fictional Danish Prince. Dhs175-375. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates (04 341 4777).
Saturday 10 Opera pop This unique show combines modern pop songs with classical opera, performed by Russian soprano Guzel Teymour and Turkish tenor Murat Öztürk, plus more. We’re talking West Side Story mixed with a bit of Mozart. Dhs395-495 (including gala dinner and selected drinks). 7.30pm-11.30pm. Royal Majlis, Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Living (04 417 9999).
Sunday 11 Outdoor freerunning Defy gravity and learn parkour tricks and calisthenics skills in a new outdoor playground with Against Graviti. Seasoned tutors will show you how to use your own body strength, weight and momentum to run, climb, swing, vault, roll and jump around the course. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join. Dhs60 per hour. Sun-Thu 7pm. Tamani Hotel, Dubai Marina, www.againstgraviti.com (055 600 7687).
Sunday 11 Trattoria toscana opens Italian eatery Toscana has undergone a complete transformation and re-opened in Madinat Jumeirah as rustic restaurant Trattoria Toscana. It now serves simple, authentic Tuscan fare (just like mama used to make) and is currently offering diners the chance to win a trip to Tuscany. Open daily 10.30am-11.45pm. Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 5866).
Monday 12 Funky furnishings The One’s latest collection, just launched, introduces four new looks including edgy and exotic Hide and Chic and seaside boho Key West Cottage. The pictured mirror is part of the soft, sophisticated Barely There style. Dhs1,295. Various locations including Mall of the Emirates (060 054 1007).
Monday 12 Get a turkey dinner at Fraîche Tuck into a traditional roast with turkey and all the trimmings, followed by some proper pumpkin pie, at Fraîche Café & Bistro, which is celebrating the Canadian holiday of Thanksgiving. Dhs125 per person. From 6pm. Swiss Tower, Cluster Y, JLT (04 369 7821).
Monday 12 Urban tunes at toy room Party the night away with a life-sized teddy bear at Toy Room’s Play School Mondays where they’re hosting an urban night featuring top hip-hop and R&B tunes, with music by UK producer DJ DVN and Dubai Radio 1’s Dany Neville. Free. Mon, 11pm-3am. Al Murooj Rotana, Downtown Dubai (055 246 4555).
Tuesday 13 Honeys Rock the Boat Mahiki is inviting all ladies to enjoy free mixed drinks at this lively ladies’ night. Make sure you arrive before 11pm to get your Tiki stamp. Free. 7pm-3am. Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (055 216 0181).
Tuesday 13 Book this Men who love a bit of intense fitness training will love SensSports, a new 90-minute massage from SensAsia Urban Spas, which combines stretching and reflexology to target tension, aches and pains that come from the build-up of lactic acid in their bodies. Dhs299. Until October 31. SensAsia Urban Spas, Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Living (04 417 9820); Al Nafura Beach Club 1, Palm Jumeirah (04 422 7115).
Tuesday 13 Arctic Sentinels Glance through French photographer Nicolas Mingasson’s lens at life beyond the Arctic Circle. He spent nine months in 2008 shooting emblematic characters of the area, living at the edge of the liveable world, as these are the first people to deal with climate change and its frightening effects. Free. Until October 31. Plantation, Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 335 8712).