Get a lesson in Emirati culture and celebrate Belgium Day
Time Out Dubai staff
A lesson in Emirati culture: Visit the Ara Gallery today to hear more about Emirati culture and traditions from a member of the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding. You’ll also be able to try traditional tea, coffee and breakfast. Dhs80. 11am-12pm. The Ara Gallery, Downtown Dubai (04 454 2784).
Sushi night at Sushi Folie:
This Friday, gorge yourself on Japanese delicacies fresh from the rotating belt. Dhs120 (includes soft drinks). 7pm-11.30pm. Holiday Inn Dubai Al Barsha, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 323 4333).Celebrate Belgian National Day: This great nation is home to fantastic hop-based beverages, chocolate and Jean-Claude Van Damme – what’s not to love about Belgium? To celebrate, head to Belgian Beer Café for traditional dishes such as meatballs or sausages with stoemp. Celebrations will run throughout the week until July 22. Dhs350 (selected house beverages). 8pm-11pm. Belgian Beer Café, Dubai Festival City, www.diningdfc.com (04 701 1127).
Hed Kandi closing party: Hed Kandi DJs Andy Norman and Natalie Brogan will be providing the soundtrack to the last party before Ramadan. Dhs120; free for ladies before 11pm. Open 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 550 0964).
Hopfest is back! In its seventh year, this hop-tastic event at The Irish Village returns this weekend. Expect more than 100 varieties of yeasty beverage, as well as an A/C-cooled marquee and live music. Free entry. Noon-2am, until Saturday 23. The Irish Village, Garhoud (04 282 4750).