Friday 24
Try our favourite new lunch spot: Buzzing French DIFC spot La Petite Maison now opens its doors for lunch at the weekends. Head down to enjoy classy Niçoise food and a vibrant atmosphere.
Prices vary. Lunch served noon-3pm. DIFC (04 439 0505).

A carnivorous feast:
The Grand Grill’s prime cuts are always of good quality. If you have a hankering for protein, we recommend the brunch, which has a laid-back South African ‘braai’ vibe.
Dhs295 per person with selected beverages. 12.30pm-4pm. Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 399 4221).

A rare Orientalist exhibition:
Find works from the Dahesh Museum of Art and Syracuse University at Mall of the Emirates this week. The 45 works are predominantly from the 19th century.
Until July 18. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, (04 341 4777).

Support a local musician:
Local musician Elie Afif is playing a gig to celebrate the forthcoming release of his first CD, Giant Steps to Heaven, in October. Expect deals on selected drinks and complimentary canapés for the first hour.
Free. 8pm ’til late. Blue Bar, Novotel Dubai World Trade Centre (04 332 0000).

Move to the sounds of Jozif:
Expect quirky beats from this up-and-coming London-based DJ, who headlines in the studio.
Dhs130; Dhs100 before midnight, free for ladies and Face card holders before 11pm. Open 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 725 8277).