17 things to do in Dubai this week

Time Out critics choose the best things to do in the city this week

Wednesday 8


Get discounts at several BoxPark restaurants from Saturday to Thursday, 3pm to 7pm. Big Smoke Burger is offering 30 percent off. Sounds good to us.
Prices vary. Sun-Wed 3pm-7pm. Until Mar 11. BoxPark, Al Wasl Road, www.boxpark.ae.

Juice at ON42

There’s a new urban music night in town. Check out Juice at ON42, with international DJs and up-and-coming artists performing every week. Resident DJ 3G Kid is also on the decks.
Free. Wed 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Ladies’ night at Anantara Spa

Ladies’ night at Anantara Spa means a 45-minute Turkish hammam, neck, back and shoulder massage, access to the facilities pre- and post-treatment and a free gift, all for Dhs399. Done.
Dhs399. Wed 5pm-10pm. Ongoing. Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, Palm Jumeirah (04 567 8140).

Thursday 9

Go Dutch W&W at WHITE Dubai
Trance duo W&W from The Netherlands take to the WHITE Dubai decks on Thursday February 9. The pair have been DJing together since 2007 and have worked with some of the world’s biggest DJs, from Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike to Armin van Buuren. Expect to hear some of their biggest hits, which include Arcade, Live the Night and their Whitney Houston tribute track The One.
Dhs150 for ladies, Dhs300 for gents (in advance), Dhs500 for gents (on the door). Thu Feb 9, 11pm-3am. WHITE Dubai, Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba (050 443 0933).

Day one of the Pakistan Super League

The Twenty20 cricket tournament is back in the UAE for a second year and starts with a clash between champions Islamabad United, led by Misbah-ul-Haq, and a Peshawar Zalmi side that includes England skipper Eoin Morgan (above right).
From Dhs20. 6.30pm. Dubai International Cricket Stadium (04 425 1111).

Throwback Thursday

Dig into a steak at JW’s Steakhouse for the same prices as they were 21 years ago, when the restaurant opened. Take advantage of the meaty deal for lunch or dinner every Thursday until the end of March.
Prices vary. Thu noon-7pm. Until March 31. JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Deira (04 607 7977).

Dance at Decibel

Spanish techno star Alberto Ruiz performs for Decibel at ON42 tonight. Support comes from resident DJs including Toubba.
Free for ladies before midnight, Dhs100 for gents and thereafter. 10pm-3am. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (055 656 6554).

Friday 10

See a screening of Swan Lake

Bolshoi Ballet’s Swan Lake will be screened at Novo Cinemas in Dubai Festival City and Ibn Battuta Mall tonight. It tells the story of love, romance and deception, and features Svetlana Zakharova in the dual-swan role.
From Dhs35. 3.30pm; 8.30pm. Novo Cinemas Dubai Festival City and Ibn Battuta Mall, www.novocinemas.com.

Celebrate Bob Marley
The legendary reggae star’s birthday fell on February 6. To celebrate, Reggae Beachfest has joined forces with TruckersDXB to host the 4th annual Bob Marley Birthday Festival. Expect food trucks and a line-up headed by Marley’s son, Ky-Mani.
Dhs125 (in advance), Dhs150 (on the door). 3pm-3am. Dubai International Marina Club, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (055 232 3956).

New Breakfast Menu at JB’s Gastropub

If you’re hankering after a homely fry-up, JB’s Gastropub is now serving a breakfast menu on Fridays and Saturdays starring all your favourites. There are healthy options, too, including poached eggs and juices. And the best bit? Brekkie is cooked up until noon so there’s no need to set that alarm.
Prices vary. Fri-Sat 9am-noon. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, The Walk, JBR (04 428 2000).

Saturday 11

Dessert masterclass at Armani/Ristorante
Learn how to cook some perfect puds with Armani/Ristorante’s Chef Fabien Fayolle. Try your hand at rose macarons, a molten chocolate cake and a classic Bretagne sablé shortbread.
Dhs600 (individual), Dhs1,000 (couple). 11am-3pm. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3666).

The Buggy Run
Parents get your prams oiled and your toddlers strapped in as this fun run makes its debut at Dubai Autodrome. You can choose to push your kid around a 2.5km or 5km course, going solo or as part of a relay duo. If you don’t have a child, borrow a friend’s!
Dhs150 (solo), Dhs245 (relay). 7.30am. Dubai Autodrome, Motor City.

Pancake month at Clinton Street Baking Co.

February is all about the pancakes at Clinton Street Baking Co. From key lime and blueberry strudel to chocolate and raspberry, the flavours change every couple of days, so don’t miss your fave.
Prices vary. Until February 28. City Walk, Al Safa Street; Burj Views, Downtown Dubai (04 428 1331).

Sunday 12

Spa every day

If you can’t get enough of the spa, but your savings have taken the hit, snap up The Cure’s Dhs4,500 offer and you’ll be able to pop in for some much-needed pampering any time you please, any time this year. The deal gives you unlimited manicures, pedicures, tinting and threading.
Dhs4,500. Ongoing. The Cure, Building 10, Dubai Media City (04 391 6485).

Let’s do lunch

Tuck into Junoon’s new two- or three-course business lunch featuring this aubergine chaat and more.
Dhs90 (two-courses), Dhs108 (three-course). Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Junoon, Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2717).

Monday 13

Express lunch deal at spice & Ice

Get a one-, two- or three-course meal deal including bread or rice and a soft drink.
Dhs29 (one course), Dhs39 (two courses), Dhs49 (three courses). Sun-Thu noon-4pm. Spice & Ice, Cluster A, JLT (04 421 1356).

Tuesday 14

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Thiptara

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day has arrived. If you’re romantically inclined, celebrate with a special date at one of the most picturesque locations in Dubai, Thiptara. Enjoy a four-course meal and house beverages. Ladies will get a rose and a heart-shaped chocolate and you’ll get a souvenir photograph to take home with you.
Dhs750 per person. 6pm-midnight.The Palace Downtown Dubai (04 428 7888).

Sunrise sessions are back at At The Top

Celebrate Opera Gallery Dubai’s tenth anniversary with Urban Poetry

DIFC’s gallery to bring a stand-out street art exhibition

Music favourite set for November launch in DXB

Ahlan rolls out lounge and meet and greet discounts


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