Friday, March 16
Buy books – save kittens! The Feline Friends Book Sale (today and Saturday) will support the city’s abandoned cats. Most items will be priced at Dhs10.
Free. 9.30am-3.30pm. Until March 17. The Lime Tree Café & Kitchen, Jumeirah Beach Road, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Treat Mum to a special Mothers’ Day brunch: This gourmet, French-themed brunch (before Mother’s Day, we know) also offers guests the chance to win a stay in the new Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche as well as a private cooking class.
Dhs195 (food only), Dhs 295 (bubbly), free for children under 12. 12.30pm-3.30pm. Sofitel Dubai JBR (04 448 4870).
Sing along with George and Gabrielle: A double bill of top stars close the du World Music Festival. US guitarist Benson headlines with soppy jazz-pop, plus Brit ’90s singer Gabrielle on the same bill.
Doors open at 6pm; show starts at 9pm. Dhs195-500. Burj Park www.timeouttickets.com
Watch an Italian master at work: TV chef Aldo Zilli will be showcasing his skills at Taste of Dubai. Watch him prepare Italian fare.
Dhs75 on the door. 6.20pm-6.50pm. Philips Chef’s Theatre, Taste of Dubai, Media City, www.timeouttickets.com
Get soapy on the beach: Expect things to get messy with lots of foam and deep house from DJs Charl Chaka, Nadine Eskie, Carl Roberts, David Craig and Smokingroove at Nasimi Beach.
Free (ladies and Facecard holders), Dhs50 (men before 8pm), Dhs100 (men after 8pm). 4pm-1am. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis, The Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).