Friday, June 1
Peppermint hosts Paul van Dyk: The world-renowned German DJ spins for Peppermint for the eighth time. Join him tonight to celebrate eight years of ground-shaking beats in Dubai.
Dhs150. 9pm-3am. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.timeouttickets.com
Browse hand-made wares at the local ARTE Market: This market features craft items created by more than 1,800 artisans from 30 countries.
Free entry. Noon-9pm. Festival Centre, near Ikea, Dubai Festival City (04 341 8020).
Wave a flag for the Queen’s Jubilee: The Raffles Ballroom is holding an indoor ‘street party’ to celebrate UK Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee. Inspired by London’s East End, there’s a pie and mash shop, a fish market and plenty of British food favourites.
Dhs475 (house beverages); Dhs300 for those aged 12 to 20, Dhs150 for kids aged six to 11, free for kids under six (max two per couple).Advance payment recommended to confirm booking. 12.30pm-4pm. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Hear weepy Italian opera: Expect all the tear-jerking favourites at this greatest hits-style bill of memorable arias, to celebrate Italian National Day.
Dhs150-250. 8.30pm First Theatre Group, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com
Nasimi says goodbye (in style): Nasimi hosts its last party of the season, with help from DJs Dino Moran, Charl Chaka and a legion of drummers, dancers and acrobats.
Dhs100; free for ladies and Dhs50 for men before 4pm. 2pm-2am. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).