Try a Swedish massage for less
Dubai Herbal & Treatment Centre is offering a discount on its Swedish massage treatments, which come with a short consultation to ensure the experience is tailored to your needs.
Dhs199 for 40 minutes (normally Dhs250), Dhs249 for 60 minutes (normally Dhs325). Until March 31. Dubai Herbal & Treatment Centre, Oud Metha Road, Zabeel (04 335 1200).
Buy Lebanese arts and crafts at Beirut Art Beat
This market showcases Lebanese fashion, jewellery, interiors, furniture and art.
Free. Until March 21. The Atrium, DIFC (04 422 1755).
An indoor hanami party at Junsui
Celebrate cherry-blossom season with Japanese dishes from the buffet menu, in a restaurant decorated with lanterns and a blossom tree.
Dhs260 (breakfast), Dhs365 (lunch), Dhs410 (dinner). Daily 7am-11.30am, 12.30pm-4pm, 6pm-11.30pm. Until March 28. Burj Al Arab (04 301 7600).
See wacky furniture at Design Days Dubai
More than 30 high-end galleries are exhibiting at this design fair. The line-up includes demonstrations by designers, talks, workshops and special screenings.
Dhs50; free for children and students under 18. 4pm-10pm. Until March 23. Downtown Dubai, www.designdaysdubai.ae (no number).
Time Out’s biggest party of the year
Our parties are legendary – and you’re invited. Artful Dodger headlines the official after-party of the Time Out Music & Nightlife Awards 2013.
Free. 10pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 297 2097).
Hire a private boat from Dubai Marina Yacht Club
The club is now offering private yacht hire on a 13-metre Carver. Rates include soft drinks, nachos and a brie platter, plus a captain and hostess, and room for 14 guests.
From Dhs2,200 for two hours. Ongoing. Dubai Marina Yacht Club (04 362 7900).
Laugh along with Tommy Tiernan
Controversial Irish comic Tiernan – second only in ticket sales to U2 in his homeland – performs a stadium gig here in Dubai.
Dhs175. Doors open 7pm; show 9pm. Dubai Tennis Stadium, Garhoud, www.timeouttickets.com.
Immerse yourself in the creative scene at Art Dubai
International galleries, workshops, Global Art Forum talks and artists in residence headline this year’s event.
Dhs50; free for children under 16. Thu 2pm-9.30pm, Fri-Sat noon-5pm. Art Dubai March 21-23; Global Art Forum March 20-23. Madinat Jumeirah, www.artdubai.ae (04 384 2000).
Ditch brunch and try ‘dupper’ at Spectrum on One
The new event combines supper and dinner for what promises to be a fun-fulled evening of food, mixed drinks and live entertainment.
Dhs350 per person. 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Fairmont Dubai (04 311 8316).
Check out a funky new night at Bliss Lounge
Award-winning decksmith Charl Chaka headlines a new Bliss on Funk beach party.
Free. 9pm-2.30am. Bliss Lounge, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 315 3886).
Check out Dubai’s twin festival
The Twins Plus Festival takes place today, celebrating twins and multiples with competitions, entertainment and stalls.
Dhs15 (adults), Dhs10 (under 18s). 10am-7pm. Za’abeel Park, www.twinsplusfestival.com (052 865 9291).
Have brunch at The Royal Budha
The new brunch offers Thai specialities.
Dhs115 (soft drinks), Dhs195 (house beverages). Noon-3.30pm. Holiday Inn Al Barsha (04 323 4333).
Dance to Jebel Ali Golf Resort’s Friday Beach Rhythms
Unwind with a full afternoon and evening of live music from the hotel band, with Mexican, American, Italian and Asian fare from live cooking stations and a wide range of mixed drinks.
Free entry; food and drinks à la carte. 4pm-11pm. Jebel Ali Golf Resort (04 814 5555).
Try a free exercise class at Cake and Calories
The month-long fitness event is offering a gaggle of free classes until the end of March. Tonight’s offerings include a cycling challenge from 5pm until 8pm, Zumba at 5.30pm and power yoga from 8pm.
Free. From 5pm. Until March 31. Festival Square, Dubai Festival City, www.festivalcentre.com (800 332).
Check out local art at Sikka Art Fair
Support Emirati and UAE-based talent at this Al Fahidi-based art fair, which features exhibitions, live music and plenty of short film screenings.
Free. 6pm-midnight. Until March 24. Al Fahidi (formerly Bastakiya), www.sikka.ae (800 4003).
Check out the latest in bridal trends
Featuring more than 100 exhibitors, the one-day Bridal Affair offers ideas, products and services for bridezillas-to-be.
Free. From 10am. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (056 763 6517).
Sign up for the beach games
Assemble a team to take party in beach volleyball, dodgeball, flip cup and tug of war.
Dhs100 individual, Dhs800 team. 11am-5pm. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Join a world record dance attempt
The Dance Dubai Dance event aims to break the Guinness World Record for the largest Bollywood dance in the world.
Dhs10. 3pm-7pm. Global Village (050 345 8172).
Dine in the Dark at Nineteen
In honour of Earth Hour, Nineteen’s bi-annual event will serve four courses in the dark.
Dhs495 (selected house beverages). 7pm-10pm. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Hear the sound of strings at Ductac
Expect a programme of chamber classics and solos when violinist Ilian Garnet and pianist Vitali Mihailiuc perform together.
Dhs160-180. 8pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, www.timeouttickets.com.
Celebrate Nowruz at Shabestan
The Iranian new-year party features live entertainment and a set menu of Iranian cooking.
Dhs185. Daily 12.30pm-3.15pm, 7.30pm-11pm. Until March 30. Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Tuck in to bargain lobster
The Fish Market’s lobster deal still offers whole fresh lobster for Dhs99, regardless of size.
Dhs99. 12.30pm-3.15pm, 7.30pm-11.15pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
The final night of free music on the streets
Sikka Art Fair musical curator Kamal Musallam closes the final night of free music at the art fest, plus three other acts play under the stars on the streets of Dubai’s ‘old town’.
Free. 7pm-midnight. Courtyard, Al Fahidi (04 384 2008).
Have your aura cleansed
Feeling a bit low or carrying some unwanted stress? Try an aura cleansing session with Roopali to clear your energy.
Dhs30. 7pm-8pm. Illuminations Well-Being Centre, 409, Fortune Executive Towers, Cluster T, JLT (04 448 7043).
Italian-style lunch at Donatello
The three-course deal features dishes such as sautéed fish scaloppini with lemon sauce and baked potatoes.
Dhs90. Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Until April 30. Convention Tower, Dubai World Trade Centre (04 438 63577).
Learn Croatian over croissants
Dubai’s language exchange club meets to pick up essential Croatian phrases.
Free. 7.30pm-9.30pm. More Café, Mall of the Emirates, www.meetup.com/languagexchangedubaigroup (no number).
Test your brain power
There’s Dhs700 worth of vouchers up for grabs at Bidi Bondi’s new weekly quiz.
Free. 7.30pm. Bidi Bondi, Shoreline Apartments, Palm Jumeirah (04 427 0515).
Hear classical harp from a royal player
The former official harpist to the UK’s Prince of Wales, Catrin Finch performs traditional classics alongside more modern works on electric harp.
Dhs185-250. 7.45pm. Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com.
Free scalp massage with your manicure
UAE residents who book a gel manicure using Bio Sculpture get a free scalp massage.
Dhs250 for colour, Dhs325 for French manicure. Ladies only. Until March 31. Aroma Spa, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa (04 304 8081).
Don’t miss free street performances
See top street performers including US ‘heavy metal magician’ Nigel Blackstorm at Dubai Marina’s Street Festival.
Free. Sun-Thu from 4pm; Fri-Sat from 1pm. Until March 30. Dubai Marina Mall, www.dubaistreetfestival.com.
Go veggie at Amala
The Indian venue’s weekly promotion features Indian veggie cooking.
Dhs180. 6pm-1am. Ongoing. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Celebrate the Dubai World Cup horse race at Cirque du Soir
Cirque du Soir is inspired by the World Cup with its Cirque Loves Jolly Jumper night (Jolly Jumper is a horse, by the way).
Free. 10.30pm-3am. Cirque du Soir, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 4900).