Take a bite of top Rajasthani food
Today is your last chance to attend Antique Bazaar’s Rajasthani food festival. Head down to sample a specially crafted menu.
Prices vary (average price per person Dhs69). 12.30pm-3pm, 7.30pm-3am. Until March 29. Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai, Khalid Bin Walid Street (055 523 1639).
Elton John at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi
The rocket man heads to the capital to tinkle the ivories. Ray Cooper supports.
Dhs295-695. 6.30pm. Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.thinkflash.ae (tickets also available at Virgin Megastores).
Go loco at the Solis Mexican Night
Every last Thursday of the month, Solis Bistro holds a themed cuisine night. This evening, quesdillas will be cooked at live cooking stations and there’ll be Latino music.
Dhs135 (food only). 7.30pm ’til late. Tiara Residences, Palm Jumeirah (04 432 9848).
See 2ManyDJs rock N’Dulge
The Belgian DJ duo, famed for their mash-ups, are the latest talents to grace N’Dulge’s new Access All Areas night.
Dhs100, free for ladies before midnight. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm (056 603 7961).
Hear some hardcore drum’n’bass
Decent drum’n’bass is hard to come by in Dubai, so feast your ears on this night, fronted by Brazilian DJ Marky.
Dhs100 (free for privilege cardholders before 11pm). 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (056 799 6355).
See a pottery exhibition at Table 9
International potter and ceramic artist Homa Farley presents ‘Kaleidoscope’ featuring her masterpieces as well as the works of her 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).
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.
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).
Buy two pairs of shoes at Shoe Mart and get a third pair free
Need some new footwear? This offer is available at all standalone stores and Centrepoint outlets.
Shoe Mart, various locations including Deira City Centre (04 295 2051).
The ‘Alternative World Cup’
Racing-themed pub The Stables is screening every race live, as well as encouraging punters to get in the mood with free bubbly and canapés – there’s a prize for the best dressed.
Free. Noon-midnight. Sheikh Zayed Road, above Fibber Magee’s (04 342 5571).
Try Plato’s Honey Me! afternoon tea
Guests can feast on honey teas with pastries, scones and canapes.
Dhs135. 2pm-5pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Grab a hat and head to the races
The Dubai World Cup is one of the biggest party days in the calendar – don’t miss out.
Dhs350 for Apron Views tickets (includes Toni Braxton post-race concert). Gates open 2pm, races start 4.30pm. Meydan Racecourse, www.dubaiworldcup.com (04 327 2110).
Watch the World Arab Boxing Championship Dubai 2012
Watch the champions of the sport battle it out using the Arab boxing style. Today, the men step into the ring.
From Dhs200. From 6.30pm. Dubai Tennis Stadium, Garhoud, www.timeouttickets.com.
See fashion-inspired art
Dubai-based Belgian artist and fashion designer Ivan Valerio showcases a 20-piece collection of work featuring imaginative pop-art graphics.
Free. Artinhouse, Mövenpick Hotel and Apartments, 19th Street, Oud Metha (04 336 6000).
Get down to beachside hits
Hear hits on the beach courtesy of top-notch covers band Skratch, performing a laid-back set of cherry-picked classics.
Free. 7pm-11pm. Barasti, Le Méridian Mina Seyahi (04 399 3333).
Catch the ‘Axis of Evil’
Popular local comedy night Dubomedy presents Aron Kader – the Palestinian/American comic who made up a quarter of the acclaimed ‘Axis of Evil’ tour.
Dhs175-250. 7pm, 9pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, www.timeouttickets.com.
Try Fire & Ice’s ‘Flavours of Portugal’
Enjoy bacalhau (salted cod with new potatoes and spetada mista), marinated beef, and Portuguese chorizo sausage.
Prices vary. 7pm-11.30pm. Until April 14. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Revitalise with a carroty body wrap
Try the clay tea carrot wrap at Ahasees Spa, which claims to heal, nourish and relax.
Dhs450 for 60 minutes. Until April 30. Ahasees Spa, Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2333).
Visit a street fair
Check out open-air Downtown Dubai street fair ‘Life on the Boulevard’, featuring kiosks selling all sorts of treats.
Free. 2pm-10pm. Emaar Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (800 3822 46255).
Learn how to cook Italian classics
The BiCE Mare masterclass teaches participants how to cook pasta from scratch.
Dhs550 (includes a three-course lunch). First Monday of every month. Souk Al Bahar (04 423 0982).
Catch a movie under the stars
Tonight, Lakeview’s movie and sushi night will feature Mouse Hunt (7pm) and The Runaway Bride (9pm).
Dhs75 (food only). Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).
See glass-tastic works of art
Renowned French glass-blower Jean Claude Novaro has teamed up with Royal Treasures Gallery to present his beautiful creations.
Free. Royal Treasures Gallery, Jumeirah Terrace, 2nd of December (04 386 0837).
Check out a new watersports centre
Watercooled Watersports Centre at Jebel Ali is now open, offering rides and activities including Zapcat powerboats, waterskiing, wakeboarding and much more. Advance booking essential.
Zapcat from Dhs170, waterskiing and wakeboarding from Dhs145. Ongoing. Open daily 9am-5.30pm. Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa (04 814 5555).
Try a spinning class at the Shangri-La
The Shangri-La health club has launched a new class schedule, so it’s time to try an intense workout.
Dhs60 per session. 6.30pm. Ongoing. Shangri-La Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 343 8888).
Head to Sofitel’s Stars, Food & Art gala
Seven Michelin-starred and celebrity chefs will convene for a food and music spectacular at the Sofitel, guest-starring Czech opera singer Edita Adlerová, Dhs2,500 per person (includes grape pairings).
7pm ’til late. Pool Lounge, Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach (04 448 4851).
Stuff yourself at a new Chinese buffet night
Every Wednesday, the Promenade Restaurant offers a buffet of authentic Chinese dishes.
Dhs110 (includes one selected house beverage). 7pm-11pm. Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai, Khalid Bin Walid Street (04 397 7444).
Have a giggle with Laughter Factory
Michael Fabbri, Andy Robinson, Dominic Holland are the latest international comics to hit Dubai.
Dhs130. 9pm. Mövenpick Hotel, The Walk at JBR, www.timeouttickets.com.