25 things to do this week

See the Mann perform and stuff your face with sushi

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Thursday 8

Move to music from Danism at Ministry of Sound: One of the hottest duos on the dance circuit arrive in Dubai fresh from rocking Ibiza. See page 74 for our two-for-one entry voucher.
Dhs150, ladies free until midnight. 8pm-3am. Habtoor Grand Beach Resort (04 399 5000).

Try crabs at Mazina: Sample fresh mud and blue crabs cooked Asian-style, plus beverages. Enjoy a main dish from the à la carte menu and choose from the starter or dessert buffet.
Dhs195. 6.30pm-11pm. Until September 30. The Address Dubai Marina (04 888 3828).

Pie and pint night at The Wharf: Feast on a selection of home-made pies at this traditional English pub.
Dhs90. Thu and Sat from 7pm. Mina A’ Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).

See violin virtuoso Hugo Ticciati: The acclaimed violinist performs live at the Fridge Fringe concert, collaborating with local musicians and dancers.
Dhs50. Doors open 7.30pm. The Fridge, Al Quoz (04 347 7793).

Join the Duplays’ pre-season social: This is the ideal way to find out which Duplays sports leagues are on offer from September onwards. On the night there will be an array of beverage-related sports (pint-pong being one of them), and those who sign up for the season will receive up to 15 per cent discount on food and drink.
Free. 7pm ’til late. McGettigan’s, Bonnington Hotel, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 356 0560).


Friday 9

Check out Rock Nation’s Acoustic Music Festival: Local musicians Sach Holden, Tim Hassall (pictured above), Point of View and Axel Jacob are part of an 11-strong local line-up taking to the stage this weekend. The event will also serve as an album launch for local band Dahab.
Dhs60. Doors open 6pm. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel, Bur Dubai (050 248 4054).

Get into shape with Dubai Dingoes: This Dubai sports club offers fitness training perfect for AFL and rugby enthusiasts.
Dhs35. Fri 9.30am-11.30am. Sheikh Rashid Halls, Dubai World Trade Centre, www.dubaidingoessportsclub.com (04 308 6020).

Try a discount facial at the Madinat Jumeirah: Talise Spa is offering 35 per cent off selected facial treatments throughout September, including the Talise anti-ageing signature facial, deep-cleansing facial and deep moisturising facial. Now you’ve got no excuse for dull skin.
Prices vary. Until September 30. Talise Spa, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6818).

Sample delectable dim sum: Partake in the Cantonese custom of yum cha with your family and friends this Friday at Hukama. Enjoy a selection of the finest Chinese teas, along with deliciously unique dim sum.
Dhs145. noon-3pm. Ongoing. The Address Downtown Dubai, Downtown Burj Khalifa (04 436 8928).

See the Mann at Chi: American rapper and 50 Cent collaborator Mann, aka Dijon Thames Shariff, gets ready to party at the Oud Metha club.
Dhs130 (including one drink); Dhs250 (including VIP meet and greet and one drink). 9pm-3am. Chi@The Lodge, Oud Metha (04 337 9470).


Saturday 10

New fashion at Mall of the Emirates: Italian label Marni opens its doors to customers today, joining big guns such as Jimmy Choo in the mall’s Via Rodeo section. The brand stocks an eclectic women’s ready-to-wear line, as well as menswear and accessories.
Open Sun-Wed 10am-10pm; Thu-Sat 10am-midnight. Mall of the Emirates (04 354 9417).

Try Al Hambra’s tasty tapas: Feast on huevos estrellados, one of the most traditional and popular Spanish tapas: fries and eggs served sunny side-up, with chorizo and caramelised onions. Also available on Mondays.
Dhs35. Sat and Mon 7pm-10.30pm. Until September 30. Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).

All-you-can-eat sushi at Minato: Enjoy Japanese classics in the tatami room, at the teppanyaki table or at the sushi bar.
Dhs198 (includes selected house beverages), Dhs160 (food only). 7pm-11pm. Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek, Baniyas Road (04 205 7333).

Shake it off at 411 Saturday: Guest DJ Sake joins DJ Bliss and Mr Shef Codes for a night of urban sounds at this super-sophisticated nightclub.
Free, couples and guest list only. 10pm-3am. Armani/Privé, Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3308).

The Dubai Golf Summer Series: Today is the fourth fixture in this summer golf tournament, which takes place on the magnificent Majlis course at Emirates Golf Club. Open to all golfers with a valid handicap.
Dhs175 (member/junior), Dhs275 (Dubai Golf Summer pass holder), Dhs375 (visitor). 1.30pm. Today only. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, www.dubaigolf.com (04 380 1234).


Sunday 11

Shed holiday pounds at b2b’s bootcamp: It’s official: holidays hate waistlines, so get yours back now with b2b’s weekly sessions. Today, there’s a 6am mixed and 8am ladies-only camp at Umm Suqeim open beach and a 6.30pm session at Safa Park.
Dhs70 per session, Dhs600 for 12. Ongoing. Various locations, for timetables see www.b2bfitness.com.

Fall back in love with Sundays at Okku: Enjoy some electro-chic sounds from resident DJ Marshall until 3am at this sophisticated and very popular supper club’s weekly L.O.V.E. Sundays session.
Free (reservation required). Open 7pm-3am. Okku, The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8777).

Celebrate Chinese mid-autumn festival: Chef Tan will be preparing dishes such as scallops with deep-fried kunafa roll, and boneless smoked baby chicken. There will even be
a special mooncake for diners to take home.
Prices vary. 7pm. Until September 12. Mina A’ Salaam, Madinat Jumeirah, mjrestauarants@jumeirah.com (04 366 6730).

Weep over Ryan Gosling in the pool: Cabana’s poolside movie night is showing weepy drama The Notebook this week, starring Gosling and Rachel McAdams. Tissues at the ready…
Dhs99 including drinks and snacks. 8.30pm. Cabana, The Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8999).


Monday 12

Design a bridal gown worthy of Marchesa: Budding designers aged over 18: enter the Frost Bridal Fashion Challenge, in which you’ll be asked to produce an original sketch and sample dress. The winner will be chosen by Georgina Chapman of Marchesa.
Until September 25. www.facebook.com/frostbridaldesignchallenge2011.

Enjoy tea at the Burj Al Arab: If you want to see inside the iconic Burj, the seven-course afternoon tea at Sahn Eddar is a lovely way to do it. It’s not cheap, but you will be waited on hand and foot. Advance booking is essential.
Dhs350 (soft drinks), Dhs375 (with a glass of bubbly). Daily 1pm, 3pm, 7pm. Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah (04 301 7600).

New exhibition at Ayyam Gallery: Check out ‘Nostalgia’, a colourful exhibition by Syrian artist Asaad Arabi, portraying the late Egyptian singer
Om Kalthoum in concert.
Until October 27. Ayyam Gallery, Gate Village, DIFC (04 439 2395).

Test your trivia at Aussie Legends: Win prizes at this fun quiz hosted by Rob Kaye. Ladies get drinks for Dhs10 all night, and there are special discounts for teachers and nurses.
Free. From 8pm. Rydges Plaza Hotel, Satwa (04 398 2222).


Tuesday 13

Express de-stress with Tuina sessions: Relax for less cash in less time with a 25-minute Tuina session (a cross between acupressure and shiatsu massage), a 25-minute acupuncture session and five days’ worth of detox tea to take home.
Dhs350. Until September 30. Dubai Herbal & Treatment Centre, Oud Metha (04 335 1200).

Go mad for the new lunch at Ruth’s Chris: Enjoy the ‘Mad Men Power Lunch’. Each business lunch will commence with a drink at the bar. Guests will then be offered steakhouse salad, onion soup au gratin and seafood gumbo.
Dhs99 (three courses). Sun-Thu noon-3pm. The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8666).

Get into beach volleyball: Men and women are both welcome to set up and spike at this hugely enjoyable and sociable league, contested by teams of six.
Dhs450 (per person for 10 weeks), Dhs3,200 (per team for 10 weeks). Tue, Wed 7.30pm-10.30pm. Until November 24. Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, www.duplays.com (055 224 0187).

Feel the Hype this Tuesday: It’s free entry for ladies today with urban sounds from Mr Shef Codes and DJ Kirk, with guest DJ Sake.
Dhs60 for men, free for ladies. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).


Wednesday 14

Take advantage of colour therapy offers: Book a 60-minute foot reflexology colour therapy session and get a free pedicure. There’s also half-price Pilates when you book four sessions.
Foot reflexology Dhs395; Pilates Dhs70 per session before discount.
Until September 30. Ladies only. SpaDunya, Shams 1, JBR (04 439 3669).

Have a swing at softball: This 10-a-side social sport is a fun way to meet people.
Dhs360 (per person for 10 weeks), Dhs3,600 (per team). Wed 7pm-11pm. Until November 16. Metropolitan Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.duplays.com (055 224 0187).

Get cultural with a night at the ballet: Enjoy an opening-night discount for the Grand Gala Ballet, where Sofia Ballet Company will perform classics including Swan Lake, and The Nutcracker.
Dhs180. From 8pm. Until September 17. First Group Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com

Glasshouse dinner and drinks promotion: Enjoy selected drinks for Dhs1 when you buy a two-course meal.
Prices vary. Mon and Wed 8pm-late. Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira (04 212 7551).

Try an exclusive new club night: ÜberDubai hosts swanky new night Über Wednesdays with sultry sounds from DJ Eli Abi.
Free. 8pm-3am. Amika Lounge, The Monarch Dubai (04 354 4005).

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