Laugh with Dave Chapelle, attend Art Fair Dubai, and plenty more
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 14 Flex this Yogis, grab your mats and some mates and head along to the South Lawn at The Beach for a free hatha or vinyasa yoga session, with use of the free amenities. Email email@example.com to book your place. Mon-Thu and Sat, 7am-8am. Until October 31. The Beach, JBR.
Wednesday 14 Catch this A new group exhibition of talented artists dubbed When all seemingly stands still, at Grey Noise, explores the characteristics of stillness and movement through video projections and installations. Free. Until November 7. Grey Noise, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (054 379 0764).
Wednesday 14 Snag this Do your bit for breast cancer awareness and tuck into pink cupcakes or refreshing pink lemonade at Pronto Café this month. Everything costs Dhs10 and the proceeds are being donated to the Pink Caravan campaign. Dhs10. Sun-Thu, 7am-7pm. Until October 31. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).
Thursday 15 Art fair Dubai 2015 Make a pit stop at the second edition of Art Fair Dubai, which is on until Saturday October 17. This three-day event brings together the world’s artists and galleries with local buyers, while allowing art enthusiasts to feast their eyes on creative works from across the globe, from Korea to the UK, Egypt to India. Free. October 15-17. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.artfairdubai.com.
Thursday 15 Re-Act at Cinnamon Urban music lovers have another new night to appease their tastes, as DJ Ramz is now spinning the decks at Cinnamon’s Re-Act on Thursday evenings. Hit up the club from 10.30pm to enjoy all the latest tunes from the street. It’s free entrance for all and ladies get three free drinks. Free. 10.30pm-3am. Cinnamon Radisson Blu Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 450 2064).
Thursday 15 Shades of matte Look slick on the beach with a pair of matte sunglasses from Sama’s latest collection. Each style from the Matte Mirror line is inspired by and named after a cosmopolitan city of the world. Embrace Dubai, London, Milan, New York, Paris or Tokyo – choose what shape, colour and city suits you. From Dhs2,400. Available at Eye Boutique, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 325 3291).
Thursday 15 Fresh Mexican tasting menu Mi casa es su casa say the team at Tortuga, where they’ve just launched a brand-new menu featuring traditional Mexican dishes. Also available at lunch or dinner is a guided culinary feast known as the “Andale Patron Oscar Tour Menu” – a five-course tasting menu of Chef’s hand-picked plates. Dhs195. Daily noon-2am. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 5866).
Thursday 15 Lobster meal deals A fresh selection of luscious lobsters have been brought in straight from the Arabian Gulf for guests to tuck into at stalwart eatery Fish Market at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek. To celebrate the hotel’s 40th anniversary, the restaurant is offering the exclusive crustaceans at a mere Dhs99. On top of that, when you spend Dhs200 you’ll get a scratch-and-win card with an iPhone up for grabs every week. Dhs99 per person. Daily noon-3.30pm, 7.30pm-11.30pm. Until October 31. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7033).
Thursday 15 A week of comedy Dave Chappelle, ranked by Comedy Central as one of the “100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time”, is in town for the Dubai Comedy Festival (which starts from Thursday October 15) alongside the quick-witted, sharp-shooting comedian du jour Trevor Noah, hot on the heels of filling in Jon Stewart’s giant shoes. While these two are the stand-ups to watch, impressive local comedians are on the bill, too, including Dubai darling Ali Al Sayed. Also featuring this week is Mina Liccione & The Funny Girls Go Pink – the Middle East’s first all-female comedy routine. Prices, times and locations vary. October 15-24. www.dubaicomedyfest.ae.
Friday 16 Nasimi sessions As the mercury drops, take the party outside at Nasimi Beach where Swedish house DJ Otto Knows, singer-songwriter and DJ (and footballer) AronChupa, and Italian EDM duo Vinai are headlining the all-star, shoreside line-up. Expect to hear all their chart-topping hits such as Vinai’s Louder and Otto Knows’ Million Voices. Free for ladies before 9pm. Dhs195 for gents and ladies after 9pm. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Friday 16 The Talise Sandstorm Fitness enthusiasts can sign up for today’s Talise Sandstorm, a four-kilometre course that sees teams of three battling it out while climbing, crawling, running and jumping through a series of challenges to a Burj Al Arab backdrop. Dhs200 (individual), Dhs600 (team). 7am. Talise Fitness, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, www.fitnesslink.me (055 100 0263).
Friday 16 Taste this A new brunch menu has been unveiled at Cut by Wolfgang Puck, showcasing the restaurant’s contemporary spin on classic US steakhouse cuisine. There’s also an interactive beverage station. Dhs290 (soft drinks), Dhs440 (house beverages), Dhs640 (bubbly). Noon-4pm. The Address Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Saturday 17 Bargain wellness Revive at Body Talk Wellness Centre with the Dhs400 spa day package. Enjoy a one-hour facial or massage, access to the pool, sauna and steam rooms, plus one free poolside drink. Dhs400. Until October 31. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 449 8850).
Saturday 17 Talented frankie’s acoustic nights Watch some of the UAE’s most impressive classical and opera singers tonight at Frankie’s Italian Bar & Grill, as part of its new Talented Frankie’s acoustic nights. Every other Saturday, a fresh genre is being showcased. Free. 7pm-2am. JA Oasis Beach Tower, JBR (04 399 4311).
Saturday 17 Free dim sum and sushi Asian food lovers can enjoy China Grill’s Zen Yuan nights from Saturday to Monday, when you can feast on unlimited, complimentary plates of dim sum and sushi. And that’s not all – you can also take advantage of 50 percent discounts on beverages. Free. Sat-Mon 6.30pm-8.30pm. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road (04 511 7333).
Saturday 17 Enjoy this Who remembers Grand Hyatt Dubai’s Oktoberfest last year? Well, we can tell you it was a Bavarian barrel of fun and this year, it’s back with a new look, live music from a Munich band and German bites and beverages. Free admission. Tue-Wed 7pm-1am. Thu-Fri 7pm-2am. Saturday brunch: Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs269 (hops and house grape). 12.30pm-5pm. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).
Sunday 18 Foam roll to fitness Feel the benefits of the foam roller on your muscles as physiotherapist Sarah Maina leads a brand-new class at The Cycle Hub. Your first session is free. Dhs50 per class. 7pm-8pm. The Cycle Hub, Motor City (04 425 6555).
Sunday 18 Pink Zumba Do your bit for breast cancer awareness month and get involved with Fitness First’s Party in Pink Zumbathon, as part of the UAE-wide Pink Caravan campaign. The evening starts with a kids’ session, followed by a ladies-only event. Free. Kids 6.30pm-7.15pm, ladies 7.15pm-9.15pm. Sportzone, Fitness First, The Meadows (04 437 0545).
Sunday 18 Nose-to-tail dining at The Ivy British dining destination The Ivy has launched a new seasonal menu, incorporating nose-to-tail cooking and boasting fresh ingredients such as fish, root vegetables, autumnal fruits, wild mushrooms, truffles and game. Try the lobster salad or roasted pigeon followed by the plum and nectarine pie. There’s also a happy hour deal today from 5pm to 8pm, offering four beverages for Dhs99. Boulevard, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 319 8767).
Monday 19 Arabian nights Enjoy an indulgent buffet of Arabian delicacies and seafood such as grilled lobster, mussels and tiger prawns at al fresco restaurant Amaseena. A live Arabic music performance will keep you entertained. Dhs235 (food), Dhs315 (with seafood), Dhs125 minimum beverage order (Fri-Sat). Open Fri-Tue 7pm-midnight. The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, JBR (04 318 6150).
Monday 19 Bargain pampering at The Spa, Shangri-La Hotel A new weekly deal includes two 30-minute treatments, access to the steam and sauna and a detox drink. You also get a free skincare gift. Dhs360. Sun-Wed 4pm-10pm. Shangri-La Hotel, Shaikh Zayed Road (04 405 2441).
Monday 19 In Retrospect Towards the Absolute of Nature features a diverse selection of paintings and works on paper by the late, great Moustafa Fathi. This is the first-ever posthumous retrospective of the pioneering Syrian artist. Until November 12. Ayyam Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 323 6242).
Tuesday 20 Pink Garden Tea Party Fairmont The Palm hosts a special garden tea party as part of their Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities. And here's the rub; they want everyone in pink. Twenty percent of the proceeds from the hotel's first Pink Garden Tea Party will be donated to Pink Caravan. Tickets are priced at Dhs295. For reservations please call 04 457 3457 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday 20 See this Oscar Wilde’s timeless tale The Importance of Being Earnest – “A trivial comedy for serious people” – is being portrayed by Dubai Drama Group this weekend. Set in 19th century London, the story follows two friends who use the pseudonym Ernest to dodge irksome social obligations. Dhs90. 7.30pm. Until October 24. The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz 1, www.courtyardplayhouse.com (050 986 1761).
Tuesday 20 Hit VIP Room in your PJs Don your sassiest night-time attire and, instead of hitting the hay, head to the DXB Society Pillow Party at VIP Room for a fun evening with resident DJ Chuck Wonderland spinning commercial tunes. Free. 11pm-3am. VIP Room, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (052 881 8888).
Tuesday 20 Two to tango Chef Yvan and his team at M’s Beef Bistro have prepared a one-off five-course dinner paired with special South African grape from the Stellenbosch region. Make your way through mussels or white truffle brouillade, followed by pan-fried duck liver, Spanish beef done three ways and a cheese course. Finish off with a selection of roasted fruits and home-made ice-cream. Dhs420 per person. 7.30pm-11pm. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud (04 702 2455).