Live Noodle-making at The China Club
Daily until Sunday 3 November
For a limited time only, guest chef and artist Xu Jun is over from Beijing to demonstrate live noodle-making at Asian restaurant The China Club. Head down at lunch or dinner to catch him in action. You may even pick up some great cooking tips!
INFO: The Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, Dubai; 04 205 7033, www.radissonblu.com.
Friday 26 and Saturday 27 October
Head outdoors for brunch this weekend and feast on international cuisine at Legends restaurant’s open air terrace. If it’s a really special event, such as a friend’s birthday, book the VIP floating table in the middle of the pool, and embarrass your friend by asking the house band to sing!
INFO: Dhs205 food only, Dhs370 with house beverages, Dhs495 with bubbly; 12pm to 3.30pm; Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club; 04 295 6000, www.dubaigolf.com.
Enrique Iglesias Live in Dubai
Friday 26 October
Enrique, one of the best-selling Spanish artists of all time, is headed to the UAE. Expect lots of love songs – he was famed for his emotion-filled tunes such as Hero, and Heartbeat featuring Nicole Scherzinger — before moving into R’n’B/pop with club anthems like Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You). He’s been around since the late Nineties and collaborated with artists like Akon and Usher. Now he’s back, touring with J-Lo, and is even rumoured to be one of the next American Idol judges, so don’t miss out!
INFO: Dhs295 (silver), Dhs550 (gold), Dhs995 (platinum), www.timeouttickets.com; 7pm, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai; 050 284 2020, www.enriquedubai.com.
Thursday 25 to Saturday 27 October
If you missed the Harlem Globetrotters in 2007, you have a second chance to catch them in action this weekend in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team that combine athleticism, theatre and comedy to create a unique show. Intrigued? Check them out.
INFO: Dubai, Dhs75 to Dhs350, www.timeouttickets.com; 7pm (Thursday and Friday), 2pm (Friday), Dubai Tennis Stadium, The Aviation Club; www.aviationclub.ae. Abu Dhabi, Dhs125 to Dhs450, www.timeouttickets.com; 2pm and 7pm (Saturday); Abu Dhabi International Tennis Complex, Zayed Sports City; www.zsc.ae.
Full Moon Yoga at Talise Spa
Monday 29 October
Just as the weather’s almost perfect, it’s time to take your exercise outdoors, ladies. And if you’re feeling a bit stressed-out, yoga’s just the tonic, especially when there’s a full moon. Talise Spa at Madinat Jumeirah are hosting outdoor sessions, right by the beach with chilled-out background music to complement the sound of the sea in the background. Perfection! Get an A-list bod like Madonna’s now…
INFO: Dhs99; 7.30pm to 9pm; Talise Spa, Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai; 04 366 6818, www.jumeirah.com.
Themed Nights at Amador Cellar
Looking for a new spot for a girls’ night out? No matter your taste, you’ll find a night to suit you at Amador’s new themed nights, which include Sweet & Sour (Sunday), Absolut Magic (Monday), Cosmo Art (Tuesday), Taste of Spain (Wednesday), Martini Whirl (Thursday), Mojito Fever (Friday) and Champagnelicious (Saturday). Our fave is Mojito Fever!
INFO: Amador Cellar, Park Rotana Abu Dhabi; 02 657 3333, www.rotana.com.
Amasi Beach Opening
Friday 26 October
A brand new venue is opening in Ras Al Khaimah, and British DJ Norman Jay MBE is flying over for the party. Amasi Beach is located at the stunning Al Hamra Palace Hotel & Beach Resort and includes a beachside pool and several bars. Check it out!
INFO: Dhs150; Al Hamra Palace Hotel & Beach Resort, Ras Al Khaimah; www.sundance-hq.com.
Annual shopping and entertainment fair Global Village is back, and this season it will host 37 stalls representing more than 165 countries, showcasing everything from fashion to food. It’s never too early to start shopping for Christmas presents!
INFO: Dhs10 entry; festival on until March 2013; Dubai; 04 362 4114 www.globalvillage.ae.
Ladies Stand Up Comedy Night at Blends
Monday 29 October
Funny Girls are back to kick off their third Season! The first show will feature Mai Assaf, Ellen-Gayle Harewood, Simone Heng and Mina Liccione. Brill!
INFO: Dhs75; 8pm; Blends, The Address Dubai Marina; 050 440 0994, www.dubomedy.com.
International Coffee and Tea Festival
Tuesday 30 to Friday2 November
Caffeine addicts, check out this festival with tons of entertainment, workshops and freebies!
INFO: Free entry; 11am to 7pm (Tuesday to Thursday) and 3pm to 10pm (Friday); The Meydan Grandstand & Convention Centre, Dubai; 04 335 5001, www.coffeeteafest.com.