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Events Calendar: June 2012

Welcome to Tabloid's guide to the best things to do in the UAE this June. Below you’ll find this month’s movies, concerts, comedy gigs, food fairs and so much more. You can also download the full Tabloid guide here...

  • Text by Natalie Long, tabloid! Editor
  • Published: 16:29 May 30, 2012
  • June 1
    June 1

    Paul Van Dyk Event joins Peppermint for its eighth anniversary with warm-up from maDJam. Dubai World Trade Center, tickets Dh150 and Dh250 (VIP). 18+ only
    Also on Friday: Nasimi Beach summer closing party with Dino Moran and Dubai Drums, 2pm-2am. Free entry for girls, Dh50 for guys 2-4pm; Dh100 for all from 5pm. It’s International Children’s Day: children from countries worldwide and their culture will be showcased at Mall of the Emirates, 5-7.30pm.
    Night in: TV series Fairly Legal premieres on OSN First HD at 8pm.
    Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, The Address, Dubai Marina launches its a la carte brunch from Dh285-Dh485. Call 04-4549538
    Pablo Lopez Perez & Echedey Suarez Molina hit Cavalli Club. Call 04-332260.
    Auditions open for girls’ (7-14) roles in The Sound of Music (to be staged in Bahrain), noon at Fitness First Health Club, next to Spinney’s and EIS School, Meadows Village, Emirates Hills, Dubai. Boys’ auditions June 2, 2pm. World Milk Day kids’ events at Mirdif City Centre until June 2.

  • June 2
    June 2

    Auditions open for boys’ and girls’ (7-14) roles in The Sound of Music (to be staged in Bahrain), 2pm at Fitness First Health Club, next to Spinney’s and EIS School, Meadows Village, Emirates Hills, Dubai.
    Also on Saturday: Pompeii’s pizza eating competition, 5pm. Finish a 12-inch margherita pizza quickest; the Guinness World Records team looking for a new record holder -- can you out-eat the current time of 1 minute 9.36 seconds set by Japanese pizza guzzler Takeru Kobiyashi? Call +04-4539390 to enter.

  • June 3
    June 3

    It’s Madonna’s first show in Abu Dhabi! It’s sold out. Afterparty at Cipriani, Yas Marina with DJ JOJO, DJ CJ and DJ Jad Jazzy Jay, from Dh300, call 800 FLASH (35274).
    Also on Sunday: Meet chef Pierre Gagnaire when he cooks lunch and dinner at Reflets, InterContinental Dubai Festival City until June 7. Three course lunch Dh250; Four-course ladies’ lunch June 6 and Ultimate Lunch June 7, Dh350. Call 04-701 1199.
    Dubai-based fashion brand Baruni’s Red Hot sale with 50 per cent off everything until June 4. At Paramour, Wafi Mall or Baruni, Bedaia building behind Mall of the Emirates in Al Barsha. Call 050-651873.

  • June 4
    June 4

    Madonna’s second night -- tickets in all categories still available. Visit
    Also on Monday: Singer-songwriter Sach Holden peforms with a double bassist and violinist at8pm at The Fridge, Al Quoz 4, street 26. Dh50, free for under 18s. Call 04-3477793.
    Cowshed launches at Sisters Beauty Lounge, Dubai Mall with 25 per cent off all Cowshed treatments. Call 04-3398500.
    The Beach Boys release their first album in X years, That’s Why God Made The Radio.
    iPhoneography workshop at The Jam Jar, 6.30-9pm. Call 04-3417303.

  • June 5
    June 5

    It’s World Environment Day.
    Also on Tuesday: Sunglass Hut opens its first UAE shop in Dubai Mall. Catch the Simply Madonna exhibition of outfits, iconic jewellery pieces, concert tour costumes, film props, photographs, awards and personal items, until June 6.

  • June 6
    June 6

    Prada opens one of its largest boutiques at Mall of Emirates: 1,000sqm designed by architect Roberto Baciocchi with clothing for men and women, footwear, bags and accessories and a bespoke area for men.
    Also on Wednesday: It’s 40 years since David Bowie released The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars. Pick up the newly remastered version with unreleased tracks and a DVD.

  • June 7
    June 7

    Last day to name one of the Ski Dubai penguins -- prize is a day as a penguin trainer. Visit to watch a video on the penguins.
    Also on Thursday: Four Filipino comedians -- Poo, Pokwang, K Brosas and Chokoleit -- perform at Abu Dhabi City Golf Club.Dh100 (Dh250 VIP) Call 050-3557458. Dubai Chamber Choir concert, 7.45pm at Christ Church, Jebel Ali. Entry by donation.
    Karma Bollywood night at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi with DJ Abhijeet and DJ Sukhi. Free for ladies and couples before 12, Dh100 after midnight. Call 055-7262199.
    At the movies: Charlize Theron battles to save humanity in Prometheus; Kalki Koechlin travels to Shanghai.

  • June 8
    June 8

    Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular show recreates Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin at ADNEC. Dh125.
    Also on Friday: DJ VH1 (Lady Gaga’s DJ) at Etoiles, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, at 11.30pm, admission free before 1am. Call 02-6908960.
    Why Men Really Cheat, brunch and performance, The Music Room, Majestic Hotel, 12-4pm, Dh300 (with beverages), Dh175 (food only). Call: 056-7996335 /
    UAE National Symphony Orchestra’s “An Arabian Night” concert at Zayed University campus, Abu Dhabi. 8pm performance Dh100 and Dh200 (VIP); 5pm ladies-only matinee, Dh50 for students and mothers with children. Email

  • June 9
    June 9

    Gérard Café book club discusses Crossing by Andrew Xia Fukuda. A free hot beverage is included in the club, which takes place every two weeks at the Downtown Dubai location. Next is on June 23. Call 04-4548354.

  • June 10
    June 10

    Bloomingdale’s-Dubai’s Destination: Let’s Face It beauty event (until July 1) has new products and exclusive promotions.

  • June 11
    June 11

    For Dh60 at Reel Cinemas, Marina Mall, Dubai, mums get a movie ticket, coffee and muffin, plus 20 per cent discount voucher for The Spa or Mazina restaurant at The Address Dubai Marina. For screenings until 11.30am on Mondays. Call 04 449 1903.
    Also on Monday: South African band Goldfish release their eponymous album.

  • June 12
    June 12

    Last day to catch The Rhythm of Earth - Passage, an exhibition of Jean-Marc Schwaller’s monumental oil paintings at Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa, Dubai, 10am-10pm.
    Also on Tuesday: Oasis Centre Men’s Tuesday Wellness Day with free oil scalp message with aKu Nye Tibetan massage purchased, Dh300. Call 04-3847011.
    Ladies Night at Fai, The Palace with three free beverages, Asian tapas menu and FAI’s resident DJ. Call 04-4287805

  • June 13
    June 13

    Ultimate ladies’ night at Zinc, Crowne Plaza Dubai with free bubbly for ladies until 1am, house and R’n’B from Zinc resident Greg Stainer, David Newsum and Andy Swift. Call 04-3311111.

  • June 14
    June 14

    Dubai Summer Surprises starts (until July 14).
    Also on Thursday: Seminar by Allan Pease aka Mr Body Language, called Communicating For Results, at Le Meridien Dubai, email to register at or call 04 352 7803, registration Dh1,500.
    At the movies: Ben Stiller and Jada Pinkett are Europe’s Most Wanted in Madagascar 3; Tilda Swinton thinks We Need To Talk About Kevin.

  • June 15
    June 15

    UAE-based jazz band Cool’s the Rule play at Jazz at the Palace, Emirates Palace, 8pm. Tickets Dh195.
    Also on Friday: Saxophonist Florencio Falloca at Cavalli Club, Dubai.

  • June 16
    June 16

    Arabian Ranches Golf Club individual stableford summer tournament (other tournaments: player scramble, June 22, individual bogey June 29). Open to members and non-members, from 2pm. Call 04-366 3000

  • June 17
    June 17

    It’s Father’s Day. Treat him to a Gaucho beef masterclass in how to cut and prepare the perfect steak, Dh250 per person including a beverage. Minimum of two people. Call 04-4227898.
    Also on Sunday: Al Bayt, The Palace Hotel, starts its summer baking classes, teaching three types of cake. Dh150, includes tea and snacks, 10am-noon. Call 04-428 7805.

  • June 18
    June 18

    Filipino choir the Dubai Vocal Ensemble perform a new repertoire of traditional folk songs and original compositions by local singer-songwriter Shero, at The Fridge.

  • June 19
    June 19

    French theatre troupe Les Apprentis Comediens performs a Feydeau comedy, “Tailleur pour dames”. (In French). At The Fridge.
    Also on Tuesday: Empress night at Embassy Dubai, ladies get four beverages and a selection of canapés and local DJs. 6-10.30pm. Call 04-3176000.

  • June 20
    June 20

    Oasis Centre Women’s Day Out with discounts in most stores and a cooking school at Balance Café.

  • June 21
    June 21

    Summer in Abu Dhabi festival runs at Adnec, Abu Dhabi, until July 19 with fun fair rides and Abu Dhabi Sports Council’s Summer Sports Festival. Open 3pm-9pm (Sunday-Thursday) and 2pm-10pm (Friday-Saturday. Dh40 for adults, Dh30 for children under 12. Tickets on the door.
    Also on Thursday: Last day to sign up for the DIP basketball and volleyball leagues from June 29-August 4 at Al Mawakeb Multi Sports Hall, Al Barsha. Online registration is also available on our website At the movies: Tom Cruise goes ’80s in Rock Of Ages; Abraham Lincoln turns Vampire Hunter

  • June 22
    June 22

    Celebrate Royal Ascot with the J W Marriot’s themed brunch across three restaurants with prizes for best dressed. Dh230 and Dh330 (with house beverages), call 04-6077977

  • June 23
    June 23

    Try Magnolia Bakery’s dessert of the month, the mini Snickers icebox pie -- chocolate wafer crust with peanut butter, cream cheese and whipped cream filling, topped with Snickers bar pieces. At Bloomingdale’s Home – Dubai.

  • June 24
    June 24

    Last day to catch Gulay Semercioglu’s exhibition The Line of Life at Etemad Dubai, Al Serkal Avenue.

  • June 25
    June 25

    Wimbledon starts: celebrate with strawberries and cream and bubbly for Dh130 at The Rivington Grill and a “strawberry festival” in the Rivington MJ bar.
    Also on Monday: New albums from Flo Rida (Wild Ones) and Deadmau5 (The Veldt EP).

  • June 26
    June 26

    w2w - Business Networking Event at Karisma Ladies Centre, 11am: register at Night in: Castle season three starts on Fox with two episodes back to back, 10pm.
    Also on Tuesday: Linkin Park release new album Living Things.

  • June 27
    June 27

    Skate all day at Dubai Ice Rink, Dubai Mall, with the new full-day pass for Dh125 (10am-10pmSundays to Wednesdays only). Includes free locker. Call 04 448 5111.
    Also on Wednesday: Lamya Gargash’s exhibition Through the Looking Glass runs at the Third Line Gallery, Al Quoz, until June 30.

  • June 28
    June 28

    Dutch DJ Ferry Corsten plays du Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi; tickets Dh150 and Dh350 (VIP standing) from 18+ only.
    Also on Thursday: French DJ Bob Sinclar plays Cavalli Club, Dubai. Call 04-332260. At the movies: Manny and co encounter pirates in Ice Age 4: Continental Drift.

  • June 29
    June 29

    Rockers Riff Raff launch their debut album ‘By the Seat of Our Pants’ at Metal Asylum, Greenbelt Lounge, Astoria Hotel, Bur Dubai, 9pm. Dh50 on the door, Dh70 with a copy of the album. 21+ only.

  • June 30
    June 30

    HaHaHabibi free workshops in Improvisational Theater every Saturday from 5pm to 7pm at South Ridge Tower 3 in the Downtown Burj Khalifa area. Tuesday sessions are from 8pm to 10pm.