Wednesday 30 Celebrate Nobu’s fifth anniversary Chef Nobu Matsuhisa will be knocking around for an evening of special food and drinks along with a silent charity auction. Dhs595. 8pm-midnight. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0760).
Wednesday 30 Watch top level golf for free Dubai Festival City hosts the grand final of the European Challenge Tour. The event will run for four days, culminating on Sunday November 3, with free entry for spectators. Free. Tee times TBA, see website for announcements. Al Badia Golf Club, Festival City, www.europeantour.com (050 451 4188).
Wednesday 30 Immerse yourself in UAE culture Community group Cultures in the UAE meets to discuss the impact of Emirati family dynamics and tribal influences on modern Dubai culture. Free. 7pm-9pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.meetup.com/culturesintheuae (no number).
Thursday 31 Grab free cinema tickets Spend Dhs250 on gadgets and gizmos at Jacky’s Electronics in Ibn Battuta Mall and you’ll get two free passes for Grand Cinemas. Ongoing. Jacky’s Electronics, Ibn Battuta Mall (04 362 1900).
Thursday 31 Spend three hours at the spa Gents can enjoy a three-hour top-to-toe male grooming experience, starting with a body scrub followed by an energising body massage, a reviving facial and express pedicure, rounded off with a complimentary healthy spa meal. Dhs1,500. Until November 31. Armani/SPA, Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3888).
Thursday 31 Check out new leather at Diesel You’ll find fitted biker-style pants, hybrid leather and waxed cotton jackets featuring structured shoulders, raw and treated denim. From Dhs365. Diesel, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 339 8615).
Thursday 31 Dress up as a zombie and win cash The Monster Halloween Party attracted 5,000 guests last year. This time, there’s Dhs30,000 worth of prizes for the best outfits. Dhs100. Free for ladies before 8pm. Dhs50 for men before 8pm. 5pm-3am. Atlantis Beach, The Palm (055 200 4321).
Thursday 31 Be spooky at the Tower of Terror The mischievous theatre and high-end concept The Act will be holding a special Halloween Party. Expect special drinks and themed live performances to delight you. Free. Reservations required. 9pm-3am. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (052 811 9900).
Friday 1 Attempt the Ice Warrior Challenge This commando assault course takes place for charity at Ski Dubai, with competitors battling it out in the snow against obstacles including a zorb ball maze and black run climb. Dhs250. From 8am. Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, www.premiermarathons.com (04 409 9257).
Friday 1 Prepare for Movember at Bidi Bondi The Aussie pub hosts a shave to prepare the city’s gents for the month of Movember, in aid of men’s health and prostate cancer awareness, with games, prizes, food and drinks. Free. From 1pm. Bidi Bondi, between Shoreline Apartments buildings 3 and 4, Palm Jumeirah (04 427 0515).
Friday 1 Feast on Diwali-inspired food Award winning Armani/Amal hosts a tasting menu for Diwali, where you’ll get to sample recipes such as banana leaf-wrapped coastal spiced pomfret. Dhs325 per person. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until November 7. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Friday 1 See The Streets’ Mike Skinner Mike Skinner of The Streets will be spinning the tunes for a new deep house, garage and bass night called Superheroes. Dhs120. Tamanya Terrace, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City. www.timeouttickets.com.
Friday 1 Catch Akon performing live The R&B singer and producer behind Lady GaGa’s first album will be performing his hits. Dhs300, reservations required. Cavalli Club, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).
Saturday 2 Dine with the family at Zafran The restaurant has introduced new dishes such as fish biryani, new drinks and a kids’ menu. Prices vary. Sun-Wed noon-11pm. Thu-Sat noon-midnight. Ongoing. Dubai Marina Mall, Marina (04 399 7357). Other location: Mirdif City Centre, Mirdif (04 284 0987).
Saturday 2 Learn the basics at a yoga workshop Explores breath and alignment as well as how slower, controlled practice helps you to gain a better understanding of the basics of yoga. Dhs350. 9.30am-12.30pm. Until November 2. Urban Tribe Events, Al Quoz (056 212 5878).
Saturday 2 Tour France through its cheese This month, visit Fire & Ice, where you’ll get to sample a selection of French cheese, all paired with varying French grape. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until November 30. Raffles Dubai, Wafi, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Saturday 2 Head to Homegrown at 360˚ This deep and groovy house night is a celebration of local talent. The evening will also feature a set from London’s Shaun Soomro. Free (reservations recommended). 4pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (056 682 6617).
Sunday 3 Feast on Indian fare Antique Bazaar hosts a Diwali special tonight, with a set menu, including vegetarian options and live performances from their ghazal singers. Dhs150 per person. 7.30pm-3am. Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai (04 397 7444).
Sunday 3 View two new artworks Dubai-based artist Vikram Divecha (below) and German Carla Mercedes will be revealing the permanent pieces that they’ve created as part of a commission at the DUCTAC. Free.7pm. DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 431 4777).
Sunday 3 See Ender’s Game Harrison Ford’s latest movie is about an extraordinarily talented boy who’s sent to a military school 70 years after an alien war to prepare for a future invasion. In cinemas across the UAE.
Monday 4 Volunteer your time Dubai’s Riding for the Disabled organisation is in need of volunteers to assist as side-walkers or leaders during therapeutic riding lessons. Email for details, email@example.com (no number).
Monday 4 Fungi-fever in Garhoud Rodeo Grill honours two seasonal specials with a mushroom and truffle menu this week. Dishes on offer here include oven roasted baby chicken, with sautéed potatoes and forest mushrooms. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until November 9. Al Bustan Rotana Dubai, Garhoud (04 282 0000).
Monday 4 Free drinks for ladies Girls get free selected mixed drinks at this weekly night. Free. 10pm-2am. The Stables, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 342 5571).
Tuesday 5 View Emirati art This group exhibition is a showcase of talent uncovered by the Emerging Emirati Artist Award since 2012. Free until November 30. Mezzanine 2, Conrad Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 444 7444).
Tuesday 5 Laugh at a legend The Fawlty Towers funnyman John Cleese brings back his one-man show to delight us. Dhs350-Dhs450. 7.30pm. Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah. www.timeouttickets.com.