Friday, August 24
Ice White pool party with Joey Negro: The first of a three-week series of winter-themed all-day pool parties – complete with falling snowflakes – while the beach area at Nasimi undergoes a facelift. UK house talent Joey Negro (aka Dave Lee) takes to decks from 10pm.
Free for ladies, Dhs50 for men before 7pm, Dhs100 after. Nasimi Beach, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Head to DUST’s ‘Super’ party: Alternative music night DUST ushers in a new season with its ‘Super Deluxe After Party’, starring local DJs Safet Mesanovic, Megadon Betamax, Ian Yeti and Wriggly Scott.
Dhs50. 10pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).
See penguins at Ski Dubai: Escape the heat and hit the slopes to meet ever-so-friendly Gentoo and King penguins. Fun for all the family.
Dhs175 (40-minute ‘meet and greet’; hats and gloves provided). Daily 10am-11pm. Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 4090).
New season, new look at Chi: After undergoing a facelift over summer, local nightspot Chi@The Lodge is launching a new Friday club night. Top Lebanese DJ Jean B, aka Big Daddy J, has flown in to provide the entertainment.
Free for ladies, Dhs100 for men. 9pm-3am. Ongoing. Chi@The Lodge, Al Nasr Leisureland (050 957 7140).
Sophie Ellis-Bextor at Movida: The sassy songstress (of ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’ fame) is in Dubai for an intimate gig.
Free (reservations only). 10pm-3am. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).