25 things to do this week

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Thursday 30

Try the Ritz-Carlton’s posh ice cream: It’s your last chance to sample sorbets and ice creams in unique flavours – the offer ends today.
Dhs40. 11am-10pm. The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai Marina (04 318 6715).

Watch amazing aerial stunts: Australian performer Theaker Van Zianro is in town for 10 days of shows to celebrate DSS. Her aerial silk and static trapeze act is a true wonder. Find hula hooping hard? Try it at a great height with the hoop on fire.
Free. Show times 6.30pm and 8pm. The Atrium, Dubai Marina Mall (04 436 1000).

Last chance to celebrate The Cellar’s 20th anniversary: Today is the last day you can enjoy 50 per cent discount on grape-based beverages and bubbly at this popular Garhoud spot.
Prices vary. Open 11am-2am. The Aviation Club, Garhoud (04 282 9333).

See The Hilarious show: It’s the first night of this three-day comedy festival, and tonight features laughs from Amy Schumer, Matt Kirshen and Omar Ismai.
Dhs200; Dhs600 for three-day ticket. Doors open 7pm. The Palladium, Dubai Media City, www.timeouttickets.com

Hear Gallic beats at Nikki Beach: XL Club Legends this week presents Nikki Beach featuring French DJ Sylvain Armand.
Dhs100, free for ladies before 11pm. Open 8pm-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa (056 640 6161).


Friday 1

Escape the city for an overnight dhow and scuba trip: Dive, snorkel or just sunbathe on this overnight dhow trip to Dibba in Musandam. All meals and soft drinks are provided, and you don’t need a visa.
From Dhs1,100. 8.30am pick-up (returning 3pm Saturday). Al Boom Diving, Al Wasl Road, abdiving@emirates.net.ae (04 342 2993).

Browse the craft market: Head to Festival Centre today to peruse hand-made local crafts at the Arte Market. Expect to find everything from digital artwork and embroidered cushions to Hand of Fatima jewellery and knitwear.
Free entry. Noon-9pm. Dubai Festival Centre, www.arte.ae.

Churrasco night at Ember: Today is the first day of Ember’s Friday churrasco deal. Passadors (professional meat carvers) will pass from table to table throughout the evening, dishing out tasty cuts.
Dhs180 (soft drinks), Dhs245 (selected beverages). 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ember Grill & Lounge, The Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8999).

Celebrate Canada Day: Fire & Ice at Raffles is going red and white with a special menu prepared by Canadian chef Josh Kucharick. The set price also includes drinks before and after the event.
Dhs550. 7pm-10pm. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 314 9720).

Make a splash at Horizon: ‘Get hot, get wet, get soaked!’ screams the promotional flyer. Yes, it’s the Horizon pool party.
Free. Open 1pm-3am. Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (050 253 9797).


Saturday 2

Get beautiful for the month ahead: This is the best pampering deal we’ve come across in months: Dhs350 will get you a deep-conditioning hair treatment, a head and shoulder massage, a wash and blow dry, a toxin-free pedicure, a foot massage, an eyelash tint and an eyebrow or chin and upper lip threading, all at organic spa Zen Beauty Lounge.
Until July 31. Zen Beauty Lounge, Discovery Gardens (04 434 3017).

Eat well, get fit: Jiggle yourself slim! Until July 30, enjoy a 20-minute Vibrogym session at Sofitel’s SoFit Gym, followed by a three-course menu (under 450 calories) at Rococo.
Dhs190. 7pm. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 448 4870).

Have dinner on the cheap: Meydan Hotel is offering 25 per cent off your total bill at any of the hotel’s restaurants and lounges throughout July. To nab this deal, use the code ‘Indulge’ when booking.
Prices vary. Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3111).

All-you-can eat Japanese: Plough through endless Japanese dishes and house beverages at Sumibiya. The offer is repeated on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Dhs180 (house beverages). 7pm-11pm. Sumibiya, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).

Try hot pot at Thai Kitchen: Every Saturday, Thai Kitchen offers juhm jihm, or hot pot, a dish from Chef Supattra’s home province of Esarn.
Dhs150 per person (minimum order two people). 7pm-midnight. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).


Sunday 3

A musical art show: The Third Line gallery in Al Quoz always hosts interesting exhibitions. The latest, ‘Snail Fever’, features a large group of artists who explore sound through their visuals, touching on the icons and ideologies surrounding music culture.
Free entry. Until July 28. The Third Line, Al Quoz (04 341 1367).

Beginners’ photography course: Pink Pepper Photography’s 15-hour course will take you through photo basics such as composition, aperture and lighting. It starts today.
Dhs800. Until August 18. Pink Pepper, The Dubai Mall (04 434 0437).

Who will win Wimbledon? Expect an action-packed day of tennis from the London tournament as the 2011 men’s singles final gets under way. Can Rafael Nadal (above) triumph again?
From 3pm, Abu Dhabi Sports. www.wimbledon.com

Listen to jazz and blues: Take a musical journey over dinner as Donovan Rossouw and Neisha, along with the Afif Trio, play music from the likes of Buddy Guy, BB King, Santana and more.
Free. From 8pm. West 14th, Oceana Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah (04 447 7601).


Monday 4

Smother yourself in clay: The Spa at The Address Dubai Mall is offering a traditional rhassoul mask ritual for the face and body, which involves plenty of purifying clay. Different,
and we like it.
Dhs595 for 120 minutes. Until July 31. The Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8025).

Enjoy oysters and bubbly at sunset: See the sun go down from the world’s highest restaurant, and toast the impressive view with a glass of bubbly and unlimited Gillardeau oysters.
Dhs200. 6pm-7pm. At.mosphere Lounge, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3828).

Moby live: The bald-headed dance music genius plays a full set in Dubai, no doubt featuring a few tracks from his hit album Play. Get your tickets quick – we predict this event will prove popular.
Dhs200. 7.30pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, www.timeouttickets.com


Tuesday 5

Sunny summer sales: The seasonal sales are in full swing, meaning plenty of bargains for savvy shoppers. We’re making a beeline for Grand Optics, which is offering discounts of up to 75 per cent on a range of brands – hello new Ray-Bans!
Until September 10. Mirdif City Centre (04 284 0056)

Discount dinner at Thyme: The higher the temperature, the bigger the discount at Thyme’s evening buffets: the temperature outside will be deducted from the final bill as a percentage.
Oasis Beach Tower, JBR, www.oasisbeachtower.com (04 315 4200).

Buy drinks for less than Dhs20: With the exception of juices, selected drinks are a mere Dhs19 at Senyar. What more excuse do you need for a midweek night out?
Free entry. 5pm-8pm. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Jumeirah (04 511 7309).

Play ladies’ basketball: This social league starts today, and lady ballers of all standards are most welcome to join. The season continues until August 8.
Dhs50 per session; Dhs360 for 10 sessions. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Dubai International Academy, www.duplays.com.


Wednesday 6

Photographs of India: The Empty Quarter gallery focuses on photography, and does it well. The latest exhibition features a range of different perspectives of India, combining to form
a visual cacophony.
Free. Until July 31. The Empty Quarter, DIFC (04 323 1210).

Designer discounts: High-end yet quirky designer store Boutique 1 has a rocking summer sale on at the moment, with discounts of up to 50 per cent on menswear, womenswear and homewares.
Until July 31. Various locations including JBR, www.boutique1.com.

Raise a glass... or three: Until December 2011, buy one bottle of grape-based beverage at either Anar or Ushna and receive the second for half price.
Prices vary. Daily noon-11pm. Anar and Ushna, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 368 6505).

Get quizzical: Join Radio 2’s Daisy Buffet and put your general knowledge to the test at this popular pub quiz.
Dhs85. 6pm-10pm. The Locker Room, Golden Tulip Al Barsha (04 341 7750).

Check out the music at Le Manege: Inspired by French parties, this club night presents St Tropez DJ hits.
Price TBC. Open 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).

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Prepare for a 5km and 13km course at Dubai’s Jebel Ali Racecourse next month

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