Brunches, closing parties and international superstars
Time Out Dubai staff
What’s that we hear? A resounding cheer for the weekend, that’s what.
It’s been a tiring few days, but the events going on over the next two are about to make up for it.
With summer just around the corner, this weekend is offering some brilliant season finale parties, special brunches and a wealth of international superstars.
Go on, take a gander at what’s in store.
ALL WEEKEND End of season bash at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE With the end of the season upon us, Blue Marlin is going out in style, with a closing party on Friday and a brunch extravaganza on Saturday. Innervision specialist Dixon has come to deliver some banger tunes, while Afterlife’s Vaal bringing her spine-tingling melodies to the floor. Rolling over to Saturday, Indulge in Mediterranean flavours and Balearic beats and the soothing sounds of live band SoulMatesTribute play over the shore at the Beats N Brunch. Free (Friday), Dhs310 (inside the restaurant withunlimited house beverages). Dhs340 (Terrace and beach). Restaurant: 1pm-3.30pm, 4pm-6.30pm; Terrace & beach: 1pm-4pm.. Open Fri-Sat 1pm-11pm. Golden Tulip Al Jazira, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).
Free babycinos at Tom&Serg Are your kids ready to have their faces painted while sipping away on a babycino all day long? Head over to Tom&Serg café for a family-fun weekend. Malaak Day Care will be there to watch the little ones, so sit back, relax and enjoy a coffee. Prices vary. Fri-Sat 8am-6pm. Al-Joud Center, Al Qouz, Sheikh Zayed Road (056 474 6812).
THURSDAY Brand-new night brunch from Nick & Scott There’s a new night brunch featuring British pub grub at the newly launched The Lion by Nick & Scott at The H Dubai. You’re definitely in for a treat, so book now. Dhs300 (three-hour package), Dhs100 (extra hour of drinks). Thu 7pm-1am. Ongoing. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 359 2366).
Go to Bongo’s bingo Bongo’s Bingo, recognised as the city’s Most Original Night Out at the Time Out Dubai Music & Nightlife Awards in March, is returning for a final farewell at Media One Hotel’s ON42 on Thursday May 10. Dhs100. Thu May 10, 8pm-3am. ON42, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, www.dubai.platinumlist.net.
Markus Schulz performs for Helter Skelter at Zero Gravity Playing at our Beach Club of the Year’s Helter Skelter event this week, Markus Schulz is sure to impress with his electrifying DJ set. He’s worked with artists like Madonna and Fatboy Slim, so expect some thrilling beats at Zero Gravity. Free before 8pm, Dhs100 after 8pm (men). Thu May 10, 8pm. Zero Gravity, Skydive Dubai Drop Zone (04 399 0009).
Steve Aoki’s in town Aching to have to have a cake thrown on you? Well, professional cake-thrower ,and more importantly superstar DJ, Steve Aoki will be playing at Gotha for one night only, so don’t miss out. Free, Dhs150 (men after midnight). 11pm-3am. Gotha Dubai, Radisson Blu Dubai Waterfront, Business Bay (055 193 4934).
Skyline at The Penthouse Dance under the stars at one of the city's most Instagrammable bars. The Penthouse at FIVE Palm Jumeirah has launched this new night with a range of top DJs. Expect top tunes, and some of the best views around. Free entry. Thu, 4pm-3am. Ongoing. FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai (050 900 4868).
FRIDAY Catch Jonas Blue Jonas Blue released his debut single in 2015 and has since sold 21 million singles. Numbers don’t lie – this DJ clearly knows how to get a crowd going with some brilliant tunes. Don’t miss him live at Zero Gravity. Free before 8pm, Dhs100 after 8pm (men). Fri May 11, 5pm-3am. Zero Gravity, near Skydive Dubai Drop Zone (04 399 0009).
Half-price deal at Player’s Sports Bar This bar has slashed its prices in half on all beverages, and the deal lasts all day every day until further notice. That’s right, all day. What are you waiting for? Get in quick before it ends. Open Sat-Wed noon-2am; Thu-Fri noon-3am. Sofitel Dubai Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 503 6128).
Ladies’ night at Gotha It’s taken Dubai by storm, but Gotha’s amazing season is coming to an end. Join the party one last time before the summer with DJ Matt Deavis, DJ Yeezy and the legendary MC No Limit. Free. Fri May 11, 11pm-1am. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront, Business Bay (55 193 4934).
Monsteraurus live in Dubai Straight from London’s West End is the brilliant production of Monsteraurus. The play tells the story of Monty, a young inventor who decides to create a world full of wacky monsters. Once he’s made them, he doesn’t quite know what to do with them. Filled with sing-a-longs and suitable for adults and children alike, get ready for this family-fun theatrical event. From Dhs105. Fri May 11, 10am, 2pm and 4pm. Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6546).
New Indian brunch at Moombai & Co Named The Footprints of India, take a flavoursome culinary trip around the country with this brand-new brunch at Moombai & Co. Expect a live singer performing a selection of upbeat Bollywod music from the ’70s, plus a range of games including Jenga and cards to have a go at. Dhs149 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (house beverages), Dhs349 (sparkling). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8607).
Roberto’s end of season brunch It’s the end of the season for Roberto’s stylish brunch, but that doesn’t mean it won’t have one final hurrah. Expect lots of sharing plates, live entertainment and a prize worth Dhs1,000 for the 'most chic guest.' Time to dress up. Dhs450. Fri May 11 noon-4pm. Building 1, Gate Village, DIFC (04 386 0066).
Soho Garden DXB In true Mambo style, Soho Garden DXB invites you for an epic last party with headline DJ Chelina Manuhutu. Every Friday, Al Meydan Road, Meydan Racecourse, Grand Stand (052 388 8849).
See the Stereophonics Get ready to scream your nostalgic pants off, as the Welsh rock band are making a return to Dubai. The lads were last in the city three years ago, so we’re glad Dubai is welcoming them back with open arms. This time around, they’re celebrating a whopping 20 years since the release of their debut record, along with thier most recent Scream Above the Sounds release. Expect to hear Have a Nice Day and Dakota. Dhs399 (general), Dhs499 (golden circle). Fri May 11, doors open 1pm. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Media City, www.dubai.platinumlist.net.
360˚ closes its doors It’s your last chance to party at a Dubai institution. 360˚is closing its doors tonight, so get down for those views. Open Sat-Thu 5pm-3am, Fri 1pm-3am. Until Fri May 11. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 406 8741).
SATURDAY Culinary week Social by Heinz Beck is hosting a culinary week which runs until Tuesday 15 May. Enjoy a three-course set menu with dishes including tortellino, beef tenderloin and tiramisu, plus a glass of house grape. Dhs298. Daily 7pm-11pm. May 1-15. Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah (04 818 2222).
Heat challenge A challenge that consists of walking 150 metres? Sounds too easy, but not after hearing this. The RMDAH challenge requires participants to walk barefoot, not run, on hot desert sand. Up for the challenge now? Free. Sat 12 May, 11am. Mushrif Park (50 840 8888).
SUNDAY Explore Arabian essences at the Talise Ottoman Spa For a whole day of pampering, this top spa is the place to go. Experience a 60-minute treatment using essential oils, along with access to a private beach and the rest of the spa’s facilities. Finish your relaxing day with a Lebanese lunch at Al Nafoorah. Dhs650. Sun-Thu 9am-9.30am. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0455).
Head over to Liverpool FC World at Barasti Beach Still looking for the right place to watch the Reds’ final match? Footie fans will be delighted to know that Barasti will be holding a screening of the game. There’s even a recreation of the dressing room, complete with players’ shirts and a live Q&A with Liverpool FC legends Steven Gerrard, Gary McAllister and Steve McManaman. Free. Sun May 13, 6pm-9am. Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 318 1313).
Lunch break at The Scene Dig into a two-course meal at The Scene at lunchtime. Try dishes such as beef carpaccio and fresh mussels. In a hurry? Check out the express version and get soup, a sandwich and chips for less than Dhs50. Dhs49 (express), Dhs75 (two courses). Sun-Thu, noon-3pm. Ongoing. Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 422 2328).