Friday, January 27
Cheer on Dubai’s marathon runners: Watch as some of the world’s top runners join residents and visitors in the 42km, 10km and 3km runs, with live bands at the start/finish.
Free. Marathon starts 7am, 10km starts 7.15am, 3km starts 10.30am. In front of The Pavilion, Downtown Dubai (04 433 5669).
Shape up at the Weight Loss Show: Get nutrition tips and join in exercise classes, or sign up to new programmes at a discount.
Free. 10am-8pm. Until January 28. Dubai International Marine Club (04 367 8192).
Enjoy a Friday barbecue in the sun: The affordable and fun barbecue at Clique in Emirates Towers makes a nice change to a run-of-the-mill Friday brunch.
Dhs150 (food and two hop-based beverages). 6pm-9pm. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 330 0000).
Hear Loaded’s new discmaster: Popular come-as-you-are indie night Loaded has recruited a new man. Let’s hear what DJ Sean Rutherfield – who’s organised nights at London’s Scala and gigged Glastonbury – has to offer.
Free. 9pm-3am. Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha, Sheikh Zayed Road (0 55 882 5675).
Techno tunes from Josh Wink: Techno pioneer Josh Wink (of ‘Higher State of Consciousness’ fame) has had more than 20 years of experience since emerging from the US rave scene. Hear a master at work.
Dhs130 before midnight, Dhs150 after, ladies and Face card holders free before 11pm. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).