Thursday 16 Go dragon-boating
Join the Dawn Patrol dragon boat team as they start training for the season. The first few sessions are free, too.
Le Méridien Mina Seyahi (in front of Barasti), 6.30am. Call 050 708 7238 for more information.
Thursday 16 Stay at Raffles for less
Until September 19, you can book one of the Signature Rooms for Dhs1,099 per night (minimum stay of three nights). For Dhs1,599, you can upgrade to a Raffles Club Room, which includes personalised check-in, access to the club lounge, buffet breakfast, afternoon tea and butler service. Perfect.
Raffles Dubai, Wafi, Oud Metha. Call 04 324 8888 for more information.
Thursday 16 Eat Italian
Head to Cavendish Restaurant at the Bonnington and taste multiple courses of home-made Italian food, matched with exquisite Italian wines. Italian passport holders receive a 20 per cent discount. Dhs600 for food, wine, tea and coffee.
Bonnington Hotel, Jumeirah Lakes Towers. Call 04 356 0400 for more information.
Thursday 16 360° reopens
Hurrah! Head back to one of the best al-fresco bars in town to party as the sun sets.
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Beach Road. Call 04 406 8744 for more information.
Thursday 16 Check out Aggro Santos
Brazilian-British rapper Santos, the man behind hit single ‘Candy’ with ex-Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, is performing at the revamped Chi, with warm-ups from DJs Marcolif and Matt Ibbotson. Entry is Dhs100.
Chi, The Lodge, doors open 9pm. Call 04 337 9470 for table bookings and for more information.
Friday 17 Get into the pool party
Brunch is back, and what better way to celebrate the return of this Dubai institution than by partying by the pool? Get your fill of drinks and food at Media One’s The Med, then head to M-Deck, where the good times continue into the night.
Media One, 12.30pm-4pm; 7pm-10.30pm. Call 04 427 1000 for more information.
Friday 17 Learn hypnotherapy
Join renowned hypnotherapist Zimmy Khan in this three-day course to learn the basics of unlocking the mind. Dhs1,600 including food.
The Shelter, Al Quoz, 9am-6pm, until Sunday September 19. Email
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Friday 17 Sharpen your netball skills
Get a taste for the forthcoming netball league at this social tournament. Dhs50 per player.
The Sevens, Al Ain Road, 9.30am. Email
email@example.com for more information.
Friday 17 New faces at Metal Asylum
Kuwaiti rockers Freefall and Saudi Arabians Sound of Ruby bring metal mania to Satwa.
Aussie Legends, Rydges Plaza, Satwa, 9pm. Call 04 398 2222 for more information.
Friday 17 Feast on a Sunday roast
Tuck into this family-friendly brunch, which features a quintessential British roast. Dhs200 (including soft drinks), Dhs330 (including house beverages). Kids under 12 go free.
Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha. 12.30pm-4pm. Call 04 314 9888 for more information.
Saturday 18 Sharpen your interior design skills
This seven-week course will help you renovate your home using scaled drawings. Dhs1,300.
Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, 10am-1pm every Saturday until October 30. Call 050 532 3749 for more information.
Saturday 18 Take part in a musical charity drive
Metal Asylum and Metality UAE have joined forces under the name Rock Solid to collect donations of clothing and food to help those affected by Pakistan’s floods, accompanied by live music from local bands.
The Fridge, Al Quoz, free. Doors open at noon. See Rock Solid’s Facebook page.
Saturday 18 Learn to tap dance
Learn the basics of NYC tap dance and body percussion at this two-month course, starting today. Dhs850 per person.
Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, 11.30am every Saturday until November 11. Log onto www.timeouttickets.com for more information.
Saturday 18 Find the perfect course
SAE Institute is flinging open its doors for a day, welcoming students to learn about SAE’s state-of-the-art courses in audio engineering, digital animation, multimedia, filmmaking, digital journalism and more.
SAE Institute, Knowledge Village, 2pm. Lon onto www.dubai.sae.edu for more information.
Saturday 18 Sign up for ski training
Get ready for the third and final Dubai Ski Club Summer Cup Ski Race, which takes place on September 23, by attending this ski training session hosted by Martin Dolezal from Austria.
Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, 7pm. Email
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sunday 19 View wonderful fashion photography
See hundreds of fashion editorial photos (many of which were shot in the region), and amazing haute couture dresses. The Empty Quarter, DIFC, until October 17.
Log onto www.theemptyquarter.com for more information.
Sunday 19 Shake your tailfeather
Stamp out the Sunday blues with Chi’s new Sunday night ‘Shake-Off’, with DJs Emtee and Nthayi playing old school R&B and house throughout the night.
Chi, The Lodge, free, 9pm. Call 04 337 9470 for more information.
Sunday 19 See The Other Guy
This new flick, set in New York, stars Samuel L Jackson and Derek Jeter as two detectives who want to become better at their jobs, despite the many obstacles in their way.
In cinemas across the UAE
Monday 20 Women’s football
Get in shape for the Dubai Women’s Football League by attending the league training sessions. Players of all abilities are welcome. Dhs100 per person.
Jebel Ali Centre of Excellence (in Jebel Ali Shooting Club), 7pm. Call 050 659 8767 for more information.
Monday 20 Eat outside!
We’d recommend this Pakistani eatery at any time of year, but you can now start eating outside again, watching Satwa’s endless sea of human traffic, eating wonderful butter chicken.
Ravi’s, Satwa Road. Call 04 331 5353 for more information.
Tuesday 21 Al-fresco yogalates is back
Now that the mercury is dropping, why not exercise in the great outdoors? These sessions will begin again depending on popularity, so get in touch! Safa Park, Dhs60 for the first session.
Call 050 3289 642 for more information.
Tuesday 21 Dance on the sand
Yes, it’s ladies’ night from 7pm ’til 9pm, but from 9pm onwards it’s also a DJ night with Smokingroove and Papa Desiree on the decks.
Nasimi, Atlantis, 7pm. Call 04 426 0000 for more information.
Tuesday 21 See The Crazies
How’s this for crazy? A small US town goes insane and dies after its water supply is contaminated. True story! Probably.
In cinemas across Dubai
Wednesday 22 International cricket: England v Pakistan
Catch the last one-day international between England and Pakistan. Can the latter side overcome its recent controversy? Watch and find out.
Showsports 2 & 1HD, 5.30pm
Wednesday 22 Action in the pool
Make your Wednesday night a little bit more explosive and head over to Desert Palm’s Movies & Munchies night for the swimming pool screening of Mission Impossible III at 9pm. Dhs30 per person – popcorn included.
Infinity pool at Desert Palm Resort, Al Awir Road. Call 04 3323 8888 for more information.