Friday, May 18
Sing along with the dancehall king: The one and only Beenie Man stops by at Chi to sing hits old and new. Expect deep Jamican grooves from a vintage talent who’s been on the radio since he was eight.
Dhs150-950. 9pm-3am. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland, www.timeouttickets.com
Race up the Hilton JBR tower: Ascend 36 floors (that’s 730 steps) to raise money for Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian & Charity Foundation, which contributes to school fees for underprivileged children.
Dhs100 per person. 8am. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort & Residences, The Walk, JBR, www.premiermarathons.com (no number).
Dine at a leading restaurant without breaking the bank: This four-course menu at Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire is paired with grape. But be warned: only accept the aperitif if you’re feeling flush (the bubbly costs nearly as much as the food).
Dhs250 (food only), Dhs390 (grape pairing). Noon-2pm. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1199).
See stage comedy Noises Off! This locally produced comedy is based on Michael Frayn’s classic tale about an acting troupe trying to save their struggling show.
Dhs70. 2.30pm and 8pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates (04 341 4777).
Have a Cosmic Boogie: UK nu-disco talent Stu Robinson (aka Cosmic Boogie) flies into town to help launch local talent Megadon Betamax’s new single, ‘Falling’.
Dhs60. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel, Bur Dubai (056 799 6355).