Estelle at XL’s first birthday and picnic at the polo
Time Out Dubai staff
Friday, March 30
Estelle rings in XL’s first birthday: US pop star Estelle is the guest of honour at XL Beach Club’s first birthday party – let’s see if she sings a birthday song. Dhs250. Noon-3am (Estelle performs at 10pm). Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina, www.timeouttickets.com
See a pottery exhibition at Table 9: International potter and ceramic artist Homa Farley presents ‘Kaleidoscope’ featuring her masterpieces as well as the works ofher students. Free. 10am-10pm. Table 9 by Nick & Scott, Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira (050 678 0968).
Enjoy a picnic at the polo: British Polo Day returns, with players from Oxford, Cambridge, Eton and Harrow schools, the Cavalry & Guards Club and the British Army. Pack a picnic (and a posh accent)! Dhs100 per car. From noon. Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, opposite Arabian Ranches (04 361 8111).
Laze on a beanbag and listen to live tunes: There’s a packed bill of UAE talent playing all day and night at Lounge Acoustica’s Beanbag Sessions – so-called because they take place on Wafi’s delightfully kitsch, beanbag-strewn rooftop. Dhs80. 2pm-11pm. Pyramid Rooftop Gardens, Wafi, Oud Metha, www.timeouttickets.com
See Beat Antenna perform an acoustic set at Loaded: Indie-tastic club night Loaded is hosting a live band for the first time. Check out a stripped-back acoustic set from award-winning Beat Antenna before they get behind the decks. Free. 9pm-3am. Casa Latina, Ibis Hotel Al Barsha, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 399 6699).