Watch a camel race
The camel racing season returns, with events running right through to 2014. Races take place this week from Wednesday to Sunday.
Free. 6am-8am, 3pm-5pm. Until October 13. Al Marmoum Camel Racetrack, E66 (055 676 0006).
Bag bargain treatments
The October deal includes a strawberry smoothie foot ritual, a fresh strawberry facial and an organic hair treatment for Dhs600 instead of Dhs695.
Dhs600 for approximately three hours 30 mins. Not valid during Eid. Until October 31. The Organic Glow Beauty Lounge. Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah 3 (04 380 4666).
Dine with Dima Sharif at BookMunch
The first of the new ‘Cook The Books’ events features a three-course dinner, prepared by a chef from the region, using recipes from books by the likes of Nigella Lawson and Ariana Bundy.
Dhs130 per person (three-course and soft drinks). 8.30pm-10.30pm. Al Wasl Square, Al Wasl Road (04 388 4006).
See 99 pieces of art
Lebanese artist Nadim Karam’s prints are displayed in his show ‘99 Objects Possible to Find on a Cloud’ – images with elements from real life merged with toy characters.
Until November 28, Ayyam Gallery, Al Quoz (04 323 6242).
Party hard at a new club on The Palm
Soheil Ray and Genario will be spinning the commercial and Persian beats at 2-LIV, the Palm’s latest nightclub.
Free. 10pm-3am. 2LIV Dubai, Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa (056 700 1316).
Do a fitness challenge for charity
Talise Fitness is inviting members and non-members to take part in a 100km challenge on one or all of the gym’s cardio equipment. You can win prizes too. All entry fees go to Pink Caravan.
Dhs100 members, Dhs400 non-members. Until October 31. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 319 8181).
Immerse yourself in high fashion
The Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience event features luxe pieces by industry heavyweights including Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Armani, Chanel, Dior and Elie. There’s also an exhibition displaying Vogue Italia covers and more.
Free entry. 6pm-3am. Until October 10. The Dubai Mall, www.thedubaimall.com.
Learn to dance, ceroc-style
Join the band of ceroc dancers in Dubai, as they meet to hit the dance floor for a free mini class from 8pm to 9pm, and freestyle after.
Free. From 8pm. Speakeasy, Ramada Plaza, JBR, www.meetup.com/strictly-come-modern-jive.
See Jason Byrne for fun times
The Irish comedian will be performing at this popular Irish-themed watering hole, which makes up part of a two-night run. How very appropriate, we think.
Dhs120. 7pm, McGettigan’s, Almas Tower, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, www.timeouttickets.com.
Go Bavarian for the night
Brauhaus launches its Oktoberfest party, which also features a competition, with a prize up for grabs of two return flights to Vienna, Austria.
Dhs259 (selected beverages). Wed-Sat 7pm-2am. Until October 12. Jumeira Rotana, Satwa (04 345 5888).
Buy hand-made goods at ARTE
Head down to this market to pick up hand-made jewellery, art and accessories from more than 1,800 eclectic artisans.
Free. Noon-7pm. ARTE Market, Times Square Center (04 341 8020).
Swim, sip and eat all afternoon
THE DEK on 8 launches a new regular Friday event called ‘Soak’ which, rather intriguingly, features the promise of some ‘surprise’ entertainment to delight you.
Dhs295 per person. 2pm-6pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Watch endurance karters compete
Thrill-seeking karters take part in the third round of the Dubai Kartdrome Endurance Championship tonight, which sees competitors race 700km through the night.
Free for spectators. From Fri 9pm to Sat 9am. Dubai Autodrome, Motor City (04 367 8700).
Laugh at Omid Djalili
The Iranian-born UK comic, TV producer and actor will be bringing his brand of humour to delight anyone venturing forth to Dubai World Trade Centre. You should expect sharp gags, witty anecdotes and various silly dances.
Dhs250-700. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.timeouttickets.com.
Rock out to Of Monsters and Men
The Icelandic folk outfit will be supporting headliners The Killers for the latest instalment of the Sandance festival. Go, check out their intelligent and delicate sound.
Dhs295. Atlantis Beach, Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah www.timeouttickets.com.
Donate your bra at K-Lynn
The lingerie store is running The K-Lynn Pledge throughout the month, inviting women to come down and donate their bras. The items collected will be donated to a women’s charity in Africa.
Until October 31. K-Lynn, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 341 0708).
Cheer on triathletes in Jebel Ali
The Roy Nasr Memorial Super Sprint and Sprint Triathlon is in memory of the late triathlete. It’s sold out, but you can still cheer on competitors.
Free. From 7am. JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort, Jebel Ali, www.race-me-events.com (no number).
Try Saturday brunch at Nasimi Beach
This new event offers brunch on the beach, with music from a saxophonist.
Dhs250 per person. Sat 1pm-4pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
The fun of the fair at The Archive
Head to this one-off event that includes a farmers’ market and barbecue lunch as well as activities for children such as kite-flying.
Free, park entry Dhs3. 10am-6pm. Safa Park, Al Wasl Road (04 349 4033).
Enjoy the craic at an Irish club night
The Dublin institution Lillie’s Bordello is taking over The Music Room. See Dubai-favourite Paddy Man and resident Djs Tommy Stewart and Peter C.
Dhs125. 9pm. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai, www.timeouttickets.com.
Sip rose-tinted tea
The Burj Al Arab introduces pink treats at both Sahn Eddar and Skyview Bar, such as rose cream macaroons.
Sahn Eddar: Dhs420 per person (glass of bubbly). Skyview Bar: Dhs460 per person (glass of bubbly). Daily 1pm-5pm. Until October 31. Burj Al Arab (04 301 7600).
Feast on Indian fare
Fancy a thali? Go upmarket and head to Chor Bazaar instead of your usual Old Dubai haunt.
Dhs159 (soft drinks). Dhs229 (house beverages). Daily 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate, The Gardens (04 444 5613).
Enjoy a happy hour
The Belgian Beer Café is offering a buy-one-get-one-free deal on selected drinks.
5pm-7pm. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Festival City (04 701 2222).
Play pick-up frisbee
Join in Duplays’ pay per play pick-up ultimate frisbee sessions, every Sunday evening for the next two months.
Dhs40. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Until December 8. Dubai Softball Fields, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 447 2394).
Get deals at Bodysmart
Visit the weight loss venue between 1pm and 5pm and get a special rate for slimming treatments targeting fat.
Dhs1,500 for 18 sessions of Hypoxi or 12 sessions of Vacunaut instead of Dhs2,200. Until October 31. BodySmart (within Fitness First), Meadows Town Centre (04 363 8318).
Check out Iranian art
Aydin Aghdashloo’s paintings are part of his ‘Memories of Destruction’ exhibition.
The Farjam Foundation, Gate Village 4, DIFC (04 323 0303).
Go and see Diana
The biopic of the late British princess, starring Naomi Watts, has been panned by critics. Go and make up your own mind.
In cinemas across Dubai from Thursday 10.
Dine on truffles
This week, Armani/Ristorante starts a season of truffle- inspired deals such as gala dinners and cooking classes and a seven-course menu.
Dhs800 per person (food only). Dhs1,450 per person (grape pairing). Until November 30. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Enjoy Eid treatments
Get 40 percent off all 60-minute massages, plus beach and pool access, or Dhs350 worth of Rodial products with a Rodial facial.
Valid over Eid only. ShuiQi Spa at Atlantis, The Palm (04 426 1020).
Go to Fashion Forward
Check out catwalk shows, buy designer accessories and mingle with like-minded fashion folk at the event.
Until October 18. Tickets at www.fashionforward.ae. Or Dhs50 per day on the door. Oct 15-18. Madinat Arena (04 432 7844).
Try an open mic night
Pizza Express in JLT offers you the option to take to the stage to showcase your musical talents, plus good grape deals.
Free. 8pm-1am. Cluster A, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 441 6342).
Mussels from Brussels
Rostang introduces an all-you- can-eat version of the Belgian classic, moules frites.
Dhs145 per person (food). Dhs250 per person (selected beverages). 6.30pm-10pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, (04 426 2626).