June 11 Experience the sheer randomness of Al Saheel: The Voice Of The Horse at the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club. It will make the summer season seem less insane. Until June 27, from Dhs110.
June 12 Catch actors enacting fairytales, including Cinderella, and stories from the Holy Qu’ran in World Of Stories – on until June 23. www.mydsf.com.
June 13 Rearrange your home a room at a time. Hibernating will feel that much more bearable. Call Feng Shui expert Vicky Moane for tips on how to do it properly. 050 646 1417.
June 14 Summer wardrobes demand good T-shirts, so invest in a few from ace design store Graniph. Festival Centre, 04 232 8531.
June 15 Watch new episodes of Ugly Betty, series three on Showtime. Did you miss Marc as much as we did?
June 16 Climb the walls – literally – at Dubai’s World Trade Centre. 04 436 8100.
June 17 Swim with dolphins at Atlantis for a ‘so Dubai’ moment. 04 426 0000.
June 18 Go shell hunting on the beach in the morning when it’s low tide.
June 19 Make a playlist of your top summer songs and then listen to it while dangling your legs in the pool (we’re loving ‘Bulletproof’ by La Roux at the moment).
June 20 Spend the day watching movies back-to-back in the cinema – never mind square eyes. If you’ve got the cash, splash it on Gold Class at Mall of the Emirates or Festival City.
June 21 Last year S*uce offered ice lollies to shoppers. Have a look-see at what they have up for grabs this year. Village Mall, 04 344 7270, Dubai Mall, 04 339 9696.
June 22 It was made for summer: Ski Dubai. Even if you just want to roll about in snow for a bit. 04 409 4000.
June 23 Create your own vegetable garden: aubergines, basil and radish all grow in the summer here and it’s very therapeutic. For green-fingered tips, head for The Garden Centre on Sheikh Zayed Road, 04 340 0006.
June 24 Head to the Courtyard in The Palace hotel. Somehow it remains cool outside throughout the summer. 04 428 7888.
June 25 Marvel as big robots tear up America in Transformers 2.
June 26 Chill with a massage at International City’s Express Unwind. 04 430 8304.
June 27 Check out the works of talented local Sheila and Abaya designers at their show, until June 30. www.mydsf.com.
June 28 Find out what obsesses Dubai with memorabilia exhibition The Collectors from June 27-August 7. www.mydsf.com.
June 29 Did you know Ibn Battuta offers trips in a hot air balloon? 04 362 1901.
July 9 Arts Oasis is a chance to meet international artists. This year’s focuses on global warming. www.mydsf.com.
July 10 Get inspired at the Junior Chef of the Year Awards. Until July 14. www.mydsf.com.
July 11 Pencil in an overnight stay at Al Maha Desert Resort, it’ll be about 10 degrees cooler. 04 303 4222.
July 12 There are five seasons of Six Feet Under. That’s 63 hours of fatal fun.
July 13 Gobble Frederic-James Fitoussi’s premium gelato from stands in Ibn Battuta Mall, Deira City Centre or Mall of the Emirates. July 14 Madicts are people who love US drama Mad Men. Become one, and enjoy 26 hours of ’60s New York nostalgia.
July 15 Alternatively, if you’re into violence, DVD-it-up with Dexter for 24 hours of gore.
July 16 The speccy one is back in Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince. There’s no stopping the wizardry.
July 17 Score points with the UAE Scrabble Club – check out the group on Facebook.
July 18 Swim with sharks and 30,000 other species in The Dubai Aquarium. It’s perfectly safe (really!). 04 437 3200.
September 7 Make some ice lollies, using real fruits for added flavourful fabulousness. Mmm.
September 8 Carry out a random act of kindness. Make cookies for your neighbour. Be kind on the roads. Pay someone a compliment. Watch the good vibes spread.
September 9 Get on The Metro! Then explore Burj Dubai! Dubai is set to change forever today.
September 10 Plan a Thursday night out using The Metro, just because you can.
September 11 You have our permission to sleep all day long if you wish.
September 12 Get to Jumeirah Mosque for 10am and learn the basics of Islam for Dhs10. It could change your understanding of Dubai life forever. 04 353 6666.
September 13 Join the Old Library at Mall of the Emirates. At over 30 years old, it’s ancient in Dubai terms. 04 341 4777.
September 14 Host a Wii party. If you don’t own one, find someone who does and get bowling. Or hold a private yoga session. It’s seriously addictive living room fun.
September 15 It’s finally slightly cooling off! Go forth and enjoy the great outdoors. No mall trawling allowed for at least a month. Events and films all subject to change by organisers. Call ahead for details.