DXBeach, Groove on the Grass and Dubai Comedy Festival plus plenty more events
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 21 Enjoy this Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort has gone Bavarian with German food, hops and live music. Win prizes all week, and if you wear traditional lederhosen or dirndl, you can also win a Seawings flight for two. Dhs195 (entry and buffet). Wed-Sat 7pm-midnight, Fri-Sat 12.30pm-3.30pm. Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, The Walk, JBR (04 399 5533).
Wednesday 21 RIRA Gallery RIRA Gallery in DIFC has extended its run of the Kala Sutra exhibition, a magnificent celebration of modern and contemporary Indian art. The exhibit has been curated by Arun Ghose and features never before seen pieces from artists like Shri Jogen Chowdhury and MF Hussain. Entrance is free. Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Gate Village Building No. 3, Ground Floor, Oct 19th-22, Daily 11am-8pm.
Wednesday 21 Book this A new kind of ladies’ night has launched at Chi Spa with a detox refreshment rather than bubbles. Also get two 30-minute treatments, a steam and sauna experience and a complimentary skincare gift, all for Dhs360. Sun-Wed 4pm-10pm. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2441).
Wednesday 21 Try this Inject some Spanish flair into your week by attending Salero Tapas & Bodega’s Flamenco night. Enjoy a live dance performance, vibrant tunes by the band, and more from a resident DJ, while tucking into authentic bites. Free. 8.30pm-10.30pm. Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates (04 409 5888).
Thursday 22 DJ Grandtheft arrives One of Canada’s most respected DJs, Grandtheft, is in Dubai for one night only showing off his eclectic sound and spinning original and remixed tracks at White Dubai. He’s previously been booked to support huge bands such as U2 and Arcade Fire, and his tunes have support from the likes of Calvin Harris. Free (reservations recommended). 11pm-3am. White Dubai, Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba (050 443 0933).
Thursday 22 Natural beauty Peruse iconic beauty products at Kiehl’s newest standalone boutique in Dubai Marina Mall. The store boasts hand-painted murals, inspirational quotes and a parked Harley-Davidson, alongside the entire range of all-natural products including the brand-new limited-edition holiday collection Kiehl’s x Peter Max, a special collaboration with the American illustrator and graphic artist. From Dhs90. Dubai Marina Mall (04 399 8160).
Thursday 22 Europe meets the emirates Alongside 18 European films, nine Emirati shorts are being shown at the second-ever European Film Screenings event, which runs until Saturday October 31 at Novo Cinemas. Feature flicks from Finland to France, Portugal to Poland, are also scheduled, and you can watch them free of charge. Free. Ibn Battuta Mall, The Gardens, www.novocinemas.com.
Thursday 22 Gulf Bike Week 2015 This is a must-attend for all motorbike lovers. Gulf Bike Week celebrates all things two-wheeled with live stunt displays, track action, competitions and wall-to-wall motorcycles from the hottest brands. Meander through stalls, enjoy listening to music and indulge in fare from the food trucks. Take the whole family, as there is an Adventure HQ for kids, too. From Dhs70. Thu 4pm-11pm, Fri 2pm-11pm, Sat 2pm-9.30pm. Dubai Autodrome, Motor City, www.gulfbikeweek.com.
Thursday 22 Pairing dinner Head to STAY by Yannick Alléno where the Michelin-starred namesake himself is in town to host an exciting pairing dinner for two days only. Experience his modernist take on sauces – extractions of juice from autumnal ingredients – which are paired with five courses. Dhs450. Wed-Thu 7pm-11pm. One&Only The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 440 1030).
Friday 23 Groove on the Grass The home-grown electronic music festival Groove on the Grass is back after a summer hiatus with two stages and a line-up including Brazilian electronic artist Gui Boratto and techno DJ Ambivalent. Dhs190. 5pm-3am. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Living, www.grooveonthegrass.com.
Friday 23 Overcoming obstacles Fitness enthusiasts of every age across Dubai have been training for months to take on the 10km or 5km obstacle course that is the Desert Warrior Challenge. They’ll need to run, crawl, climb, jump, slip and slide their way through in order to make it to the finish line. There’s also a mini race for kids. From Dhs385. 7am-4.30pm. Dubai Police Training Facility, Al Rawia, next to Dubai Outlet Mall, www.desert warriorchallenge.com.
Friday 23 Rock this Get back in black for a rocking AC/DC tribute at The Music Room, where the cover band are jamming with the entire catalogue of classics from 1976’s High Voltage up to 2014’s Rock or Bust. Dhs100. 8pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).
Friday 23 DXBeach is back One of Dubai’s most popular outdoor music festivals returns with a star-studded line-up for a 15-hour event on the shores on Friday October 23. Headlining the event is the Grammy Award-winning group Clean Bandit with their unique form of electro-house-pop fusion. UK actor and DJ Idris Elba will also take a break from filming Star Trek Beyond in the city to bring a dash of Hollywood to the proceedings. Also on the bill is French producer Klingande, BBC Radio 1’s MistaJam and Dutch producer Mike Mago, as well as daytime sun-lounging, watersports and free spa treatments by SensAsia Urban Spas. From Dhs250. Friday October 23, noon-3am. Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).
Saturday 24 Dr Hauschka launches Treat yourself to an organic facial at the brand-new Dr Hauschka treatment room in The Greens. The celebrated skincare line is offering three treatments from the venue with prices starting at Dhs250. Organic Foods & Café, The Greens (050 871 4676).
Saturday 24 Top comic Trevor Noah, the South African funnyman and talk of the town since notably taking over Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show, is performing tonight as part of the first-ever Dubai Comedy Festival. He joins Dave Chappelle and Dubai’s own Ali Al Sayed on the week’s line-up. Don’t miss it. Dhs295-750. Doors open 6pm, show starts 7pm. Skydive Dubai, Dubai Marina, www.dubaicomedyfest.ae.
Saturday 24 Discounted dinner The early bird catches the chicken tikka masala at Bombay Brasserie where reduced rates for diners are available from 6pm to 8pm. The menu also includes chaat, lasooni palak paneer, gulab jamun and quinoa kheer. Dhs150 per person (three courses) Daily 6pm-8pm. Taj Dubai, Business Bay (04 438 3100).
Saturday 24 Art thinks pink Absorb artworks by renowned British mixed media artist Sharon White, who has dedicated her artistic career to raising funds for breast cancer patients. On show this month are a selection of her pieces dotted about Fairmont The Palm, including her most revered masterpiece Tree of Life. Until October 31. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3388).
Sunday 25 New fitness tricks Take advantage of the core-firming benefits of Pilates combined with a spot of flexibility-increasing yoga at PiYo, a new body conditioning workout available at Fit Lab. From Dhs50. Sun 9.30am. Fit Lab, Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Living, www.dubaigolf.com (04 417 9850).
Sunday 25 Strings, serenades and violas Tonight, MusicHall plays host to Grammy Award-winning violist Yuri Bashmet and the Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra, performing masterpieces such as Concertino in A Minor for Viola and Mozart’s Little String Serenade. Dhs280-600. 9pm-11pm. MusicHall, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (056 270 8670).
Monday 26/font> Dubai inspired Now on shelves is a brand-new handbag dubbed the Bimba Bag by CH Carolina Herrera, which is inspired by the famous skyscrapers and looming towers of Dubai. It was designed to celebrate the brand’s tenth anniversary in the city. Dhs2,800. The Dubai Mall (04 339 8132).
Monday 26/font> Pamper in luxury On the back of a new trend of spa-tastic ladies’ nights, Talise Ottoman Spa launches its luxury pamper session, which includes a signature hammam, massage, facial, refreshments and a gift to take home. Dhs555. From 5pm. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0455).
Monday 26/font> Building the city In a bid to grow Dubai’s burgeoning design industry, Dubai Design Week launches today. The initiative aims to act as a global crossroads for designers, retailers, galleries and more through events, activities, exhibitions and new launches. Free. Until October 31. Dubai Design District, www.dubaidesignweek.ae (04 384 2016).
Tuesday 27/font> View this Take a peek through the lens of urbanism in Asia at a new exhibition, Urban:ness: encountering the city, which comes as part of Singapore’s Golden Jubilee celebrations. It includes 17 artists from Singapore, Dubai and Delhi who, in their work, go beyond the regular skyline depictions and uncover psychological and social spaces that are the main fabric of private and public experiences in each city. Until November 10. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates (04 341 4777).
Tuesday 27/font> At People by Crystal Get ’gramming at People by Crystal’s Selfie Tuesdays event. Notable Dubai DJ Junior J is playing urban beats on the decks and ladies get free drinks until 1am. It’s also free entrance from 10pm. Free. 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).
Tuesday 27/font> Diwali dinner Mark the Hindu Festival of Lights at Mint Leaf of London where a newly launched Diwali set menu is available for dinner until the final day of celebrations on Wednesday November 11. Dhs225 per person. Daily 7pm-1am. Until November 11. Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC (04 706 0900).