Today’s one-off cooking class at Sanabel, hosted with premium chocolate brand Valhrona, also includes a lunch buffet and a pack of ingredients you get to take away with you afterwards.
Dhs695 person. 9.30am-1pm. Sanabel, Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 377 2353).
Watch the Academy Awards’ favourite film
American Hustle has been nominated for a whopping ten Oscars this year – a figure matched only by Gravity – and has already picked up best comedy at the Golden Globes, as well as earning best actress gongs for both leading ladies Amy Adams (lead) and Jennifer Lawrence (supporting), who incidentally star alongside an equally amazing male cast of Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Renner and Robert De Niro. Another interesting fact? The movie received its international premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival in December. Essential viewing.
Read our five star review of American Hustle here.
Read our interview with David O Russell in Dubai here.
Thursday February 13-Friday February 14
The inaugural RedFest DXB will see an incredible line-up of contemporary stars performing over the weekend, with a pop-centric Thursday headlined by Jessie J, Tinnie Tempah and Conor Maynard, while The Lumineers, Rita Ora, Naughty Boy and Mark Ronson are on the bill on Friday.
Click here for full details of the festival.
Click here for our interview with Tinnie Tempah and The Lumineers.
Watch indie films at The Scene Club
This monthly group organises screening of new international and independent films. Tonight’s film Buried is a thriller shot inside a coffin.
Free. 7pm. Dubai Knowledge Village Conference Centre, Al Sufouh, www.thesceneclub.com (04 391 0051).
Thursday February 13-Thursday February 20
Dubai Jazz Festival
The single biggest music event in the UAE, packing a massive bill of more than 20 pop, rock and jazz names into eight nights.
This year’s line-up stars rock band Santana, radio friendly fare from Olly Murs and Jamie Cullum, and some jazz legends in the shape of Larry Carlton and Al Foster.
The opening night is a free concert by the Earth, Wind & Fire Experience for existing tickets holders.
Click here to view the full line up and for more details.
Romance your love at Pierchic
Valentine’s Day is definitely the night to dine at Time Out Dubai’s best romantic restaurant of 2013. Pierchic is serving a five-course menu, including grape pairing and complimentary gifts.
Dhs2,500 per couple. 7pm-11.30pm. Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 6730).
View 30 top Valentine's Day meal deals in Dubai.
Attend an anti-Valentine’s dinner
Over Valentine’s Day already? Fear not. Restronaut is hosting an alternative; the ‘Independence Day’ networking dinner. Go and meet liked-minded folk at Iris Dubai tonight.
Dhs245, register to attend. From 8pm. Iris Dubai, The Oberoi, Business Bay, www.restronaut.me.
Go to free yoga classes all day
Day two of the Yoga Festival features yoga classes for kids and adults, as well as meditation, healing and well-being stands.
Free. 7am-8pm. Dubai Internet City, between buildings 1 & 2 near HSBC, www.yogafest.me.
Attend a market in Century Village
Check out local outfits including My Ex Wardrobe, The Colour Den, Le Dressing Room and Hayet Zerelli in an al fresco setting. The surrounding restaurants are putting on a special menu in conjunction with the market.
Free entry. Dhs100 including two courses and two grape beverages. Until February 15. 4pm-8pm. Century Village, Al Garhoud (no number).
Check out a French retrospective
French painter Bernard Buffet and sculptor Auguste Rodin’s work is shown together in an exhibition that focuses on the similarities between the two men’s interpretation of form.
Until March 1. Opera Gallery, DIFC (04 323 0909).