Check out deep grooves at Dusk or head to a retro music festival
Time Out Dubai staff
Things to do on January 17:
See a kite show extravaganza: The International Kite Fiesta kicks off today, but while you’re there spend Dhs250 in any of the stores at Dubai Outlet Mall and you’ll be entered into a draw to win a Jeep Grand Cherokee 2014. 10am-5pm. Until February 2. Dubai Outlet Mall, Dubai-Al Ain Road (04 423 4666).
Bang a drum out in the desert: Join the Dubai Drums group for a night of drumming on the dunes under a full moon. A barbecue and refreshments will be provided and if you don’t have a drum, you’ll be given one. Dhs520. 7pm. Gulf Ventures Camp, Al Awir. To join email firstname.lastname@example.org, www.dubaidrums.com (050 613 9180).
Try a dim sum happy hour: Blue Jade launches an early Chinese New Year promotion, with unlimited dim sum and tea-infused mixed drinks, this month. Dhs150 per person. Daily 5pm-7pm. Until January 31. The Ritz-Carlton JBR (04 318 6150).
Head to a retro music festival: Boney M, Dr Alban, Vengaboys, N-Trance and Snap! are all performing live at MiXTAPE Rewind Festival. Expect an extra special night for lovers of old-school pop hits and a slew of classics such as ‘It’s My life’ and ‘Rhythm is a Dancer’. Dhs295-350. 6pm-1.30am. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills (04 457 0336).
Check out deep grooves at Dusk: UK hip-hop veteran Rodney P will be spinning his dub-heavy beats joined by sound system heavyweight DJ Shepdog for a night of hip-hop, funk, soul, breaks and Afrobeat. Dhs90 (advance), Dhs120 (door). Dusk Terrace, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (055 418 6265).