Try Moroccan home cooking at Lafayette Gourmet
For a limited time, you can sample a menu of spice-infused, home-style Moroccan dishes at the multi-concept deli café, which is located at the top of the luxury department store.
From Dhs79 (main course). Daily 10am-10pm. Until July 6. Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall, Dowtown Dubai (04 339 9933).
View works by modern Iraqi artists
Features an extensive collection of works from Iraq’s modern masters including Faiq Hassan, Jewad Selim, Halim Karim, Hanaa Malallah and Mahmoud Obaidi.
Until June 27. Meem Gallery, Umm Suqeim Road, Al Quoz 3 (04 347 7883).
Learn more about the UAE
The Language Exchange Dubai Group is hosting a free session titled ‘What you may not know about the UAE, and may need to know’.
Free. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Caribou Coffee, The Gate Building, DIFC, www.meetup.com/languageexchangedubaigroup (no number).
Play in a new five-a-side tournament
The Dubai Chamber Ramadan Football 5s Cup men’s tournament starts today and runs over six consecutive Wednesday nights, up to and during Ramadan.
Dhs450 individual, Dhs2,250 team. Wed 7.30pm-1am. Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Enjoy musical Under African Skies
Celebrate South Africa’s musical heritage with the return of hit musical Under African Skies. First of four nights.
Dhs195. 7pm. Until Saturday 29. Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat www.timeouttickets.com.
View photos taken by a Middle East news anchor
Aussie TV news anchor Hermoine Macura has spent over a decade covering the Arab world and the images shed light on the horrors of war.
Until July 15. Pro Art Gallery, Palm Strip Mall (04 345 0900).
Laugh your way through the evening at Blue Flame
The steakhouse hosts a one-off comedy night and dinner, with a performance from the Punchline Comedy Club Middle East.
Dhs150 (comedy show tickets). Dhs200 (three course and two drinks). 6pm-9pm. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8580).
Have a Spanish night in Dubai
Tonight the Arabian Ranches Golf Club hosts an evening of gourmet Spanish dining with a five course menu and grape pairing.
Dhs295 per person (members), Dhs325 per person (non members). 7.30pm-11pm. Arabian Ranches Golf Club (04 360 7935).
Watch basketball players compete to represent the UAE
Local ballers battle it out in the UAE final of the Red Bull King of The Rock competition. The winner will represent the country in a one-on-one tournament at Alcatraz in San Francisco.
Free. 8pm-10pm. Next to Dubai Ice Rink, The Dubai Mall (055 937 1203).
Celebrate a hip-hop legend
The Deep Crates Cartel host a tribute to J Dilla, the late, great hip-hop producer, who made his mark with A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul.
Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha (04 399 6699).
Try a Thai massage and Acro yoga workshop
Learn how to trust your partner with this Acro yoga workshop, which focuses on intuition between couples. You’ll give and receive a 30-minute Thai massage, then learn a flying massage flow.
Dhs250 per person. 2.30pm-5.30pm. Exhale JBR The Walk (04 424 3777).
Learn about de-extinction at a science club for adults
Held on the last Friday of every month, this science club for inquisitive adults gets together to discuss a different topic. Today’s is de-extinction and the creation of new species.
Free. 5pm-6.30pm. Lila Café, TECOM, www.cafescidubai.com (no number).
Watch a thrilling boxing match
In the WBC World Chamoionship Dubai Boxing Showdown, current champion Xiong Zhao Zhong from China and Filipino Denver Cuello Singwangcha battle it out.
Dhs250 (silver), Dhs750 (gold), Dhs12,500 (platinum). Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Centre, www.wbcdubai.com (055 265 8047).
An alternative season closing
Top underground night Dust moves back indoors for its final night of the season, with DJs Ben Sun and Tyson Ballard guesting from the UK.
Dhs75. 10pm-3am. The Q Underground, Holiday Inn Al Barsha (04 323 4333).
Get some Local Rocks in you
A diverse bill of five local bands including metallers Doomsday Machine, grungey Kicksound, rockers Exit 43, punk band Plainwaves and The Boxtones.
Dhs60. Friday June 28, 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower (050 714 0427).
Go nuts on biryanis at Zafran
The celebrity chef-backed restaurant finishes its biryani festival this week.
From Dhs40. Sun-Wed noon-11pm, Thu-Sat noon-midnight. Until July 5. Dubai Marina Mall (04 399 7357). Other location: Mirdif City Centre (04 284 0987).
Enter the house once more
Deep and Afro-influenced soul night Entra Mi Casa hosts its final party before summer.
Free (reservations recommended). 6pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).
Dine out multiple times in one night
Park Hyatt’s Dine Around at the Park promotion serves one course in each oulet such as Traiteur, Café Arabesque, Thai Kitchen and The Terrace.
Advance booking required. Dhs395 per person. Sun-Fri 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
Watch a record dance attempt
Dance students attempt to break a world record with 2,389 unique moves in one show.
Tickets from Dhs40. From 7pm. The Cultural and Scientific Association, Al Mamzar www.timeouttickets.com.
Watch a movie by the (indoor) pool
XL Beach Club has started a new Saturday movie night, screening old and new blockbusters and indies, all in an air-conditioned tent.
Free. 8pm-3am. Ongoing. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa (056 640 6161).
Half-price spa package
Includes a body scrub, back, neck and shoulder massage, mani-pedi and 30-minute peroxide-free teeth whitening.
Dhs600. Ladies only. Until June 30. De La Mer Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road, Umm Suqeim 2 (04 328 2775).
Discounts on top brands
Get 25 to 75 percent off brands including Alice Palmer, Arrogant Cat, House of Harlow and Tallulah, all at Valleydez.
Until July 7. Valleydez, Wafi (04 324 2883).
Hurry for a free dinner at The Talk
The Talk’s two-for-one themed buffet dinner offer ends today.
Dhs165 per couple (soft drinks). Dhs225 per person (house beverages). Free for children 12 and under. Daily 6.30pm-11pm. Until June 30. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach (04 449 8888).
Sample Scottish seafood
Fire & Ice’s promotion of oysters, salmon, smoked haddock and more from Scotland’s Loch Fyne finishes this week.
Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until June 30. Raffles Dubai (04 324 8888).
Get discounts on any treatment at Spadunya
Enjoy a relaxing spa treatment, facial, massage, body wrap or hammam during July and August and you’ll get 30 percent off.
Spadunya Colour Experience, JBR The Walk, Shams 1, Plaza Level (04 439 3669).
High-end bargains at The Dubai Mall
There are discounts at stores across the mall, including up to 60 percent off at Herve Leger (04 330 8205) and up to 55 percent off at Nina Ricci
Until July 7. The Dubai Mall (04 330 8789).
Japanese lunch boxes at ET Sushi
The new bento box deal serves a selection of Japanese treats at lunchtime.
Dhs105 per person. Daily noon-2.30pm. Until July 31. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 319 8088).
Watch a Die Hard-inspired action
Independence Day director Roland Emmerich’s latest action movie, White House Down, is now in cinemas. Read an interview with star Channing Tatum on p70.
In UAE cinemas from Thursday 27.
Spend Dhs500 at S*uce and get a gift
Everytime you spend Dhs500 or more on any items in S*uce boutiques throughout summer, you’ll get a LED ‘stay cool’ fan.
Ongoing. S*uce, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 339 9696).
Get seasonal at Center Cut
The steakhouse introduces a special menu for July, featuring khajoor date pudding.
Dhs290 per person. Daily 6pm-11.30pm. Until August 1. The Ritz-Carlton DIFC (04 372 2323).
Learn the art of light calligrapghy
Emirates Photography Club hosts a discussion on light calligraphy, while members present their pictures.
Dhs20. From 7pm. The Change Initiative, www.meetup.com/emiratesphotoclub (no number).
A night of funky house
Peppermint Experience resident DJ MadJam teams up with live performer Chipper for an intimate evening of funky house at Cirque.
Free. 10pm-3am. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai (056 115 4507).