TOP 5 things to do this weekend

1 SOS IN THE DESERT: The SOS DJ alliance, comprising Londoners Demi, Desyn Masiello and Omid16B, bring their brand of trip-tech chemistry to Dubai's Alpha Tours Desert Camp. Tickets Dh250, call 055 887 4047.

2 PHILIPPE GAUVREAU @ CAFE CHIC: The two-star Michelin chef returns to Le Meridien Dubai with his signature gastronomy. Tonight is a special blindfolded dinner tasting, Dh490 net per head. Call 04 702 2710 to reserve.

3 SHARJAH CALLIGRAPHY BIENNALE: This is the last weekend to catch the Middle East's most significant exhibition dedicated to the calligraphic arts. At the Sharjah Calligraphy Musuem. Call 06 569 4561 for details.

4 DUBAI DOLPHINARIUM: No need to take a boatride to see the smartest mammals of all; they're here at the Dubai Creek Park. Tickets from Dh30, shows at 10am today and 9pm daily except Sunday. Call 04 336 9773.

5 RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS WEEKEND: Stay in to celebrate alternative rock at 3pm tomorrow on VH1. The Grammy-winning act's music fuses traditional rock and funk with elements of metal, punk rock and psychedelic rock.