Yoga, Fashion and Beauty Day As well as yoga taster classes and demonstrations from Dubai-based instructors at this one-day event on Saturday September 20, you can pick up natural beauty products and shop for sustainably-produced threads from Bali, Turkey and Europe. While you’re there, savour healthy snacks, Raw chocolate treats and refreshing drinks. Dhs50 entrance. September 20, 2pm-6pm. Objects and Elements, Al Quoz 1, opposite Alserkal Avenue, www.privateyogaindubai.com/event-1.
Dubai International Dance Festival This annual event brings together the city’s dance community, including professional and amateur dancers, as well as international dance academies from around the world. The four-day line-up includes live performances, choreography boot camps, themed dance parties, competitions and workshops. September 24-27. Prices to be announced. Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa (02 234 8400).
Talise yoga retreat Immerse yourself in yoga and learn how to detox at this weekend retreat from Thursday September 25 to Saturday 27, which offers yogis the option of attending day classes or booking a two-night staycation, with the choice to include a one or two-day juicing plan. The retreat includes five yoga classes, a juicing class, as well as free access to the pool and beach overlooking the Burj Al Arab. From Dhs1,790. September 25-27. Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6818).
Gitex Shopper 2014 Pick up the very latest techy gizmos and gadgets at this year’s second instalment of the popular consumer technology fair, which kicks off on Saturday September 27. Be the first to check out new launches from some of the world’s biggest technology brands and get exclusive deals and bundled offers on everything from smartphones to cameras. From Dhs30. September 27-October 4. Dubai World Trade Centre (04 332 1000).
Big Boys Toys The saying ‘only in Dubai’ is personified in this three-day lifestyle event, which features some of the world’s latest, biggest, maddest and coolest luxury goods, supercars, gadgets including drones, and motorised watersport machines, such as fully immersible personal submarines and killer whale-styled watercrafts. Entry fees to be confirmed. October 3-5. Burj Park, Downtown Dubai, www.bigboystoysuae.com (04 321 4747).
Ladies’ Day Out This October weekend, three-day event exclusively for lady folk moves from Meydan to Emirates Golf Club this year. From morning to night, women can shop for fashion brands, enjoy grape tasting, get beauty and health advice and even participate in a DJ masterclass. October 24-26. Emirates Golf Club (02 234 8400).