Thursday 21 Get Crafty with reMade DXB Learn how to make your own summer skirts with this vintage arts group. All materials provided. To confirm attendance email firstname.lastname@example.org. Dhs200. 10am-1pm. reMade DXB 19 Street, Al Quoz 3, www.remadedxb.com (055 615 5711).
Thursday 21 View an exhibition Go see ‘Scripts of Our Unspoken Words’, an exhibition by African artists who express the power of abstract writing through paintings. Free. Until September 13. 10am-6pm. Showcase Gallery, Unit 35, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz 1 (04 379 0940).
Thursday 21 Save money at Dubai Sports World Get a ten percent discount when booking online for the indoor sporting facility until August 30. Pitch rates from Dhs110 per hour. Until August 30. Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaisportsworld.ae (04 306 4000).
Friday 22 Take a hike with Gulf for Good Take a 13km long hike along the length of Jumeirah Beach. This hike is organised by charitable organisation Gulf for Good, you don’t have to be signed up for challenge to take part. Email email@example.com to attend. Free. 5.30am-8.30am. Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.gulf4good.org (04 368 0222).
Friday 22 Brunch at the Burj Al Arab Just for August, Al Muntaha is offering a summer buffet brunch special. Dine early for a discount. Dhs520 per person. Fri 10am-noon. Dhs570 per person. Fri 10.30am-12.30pm. Dhs620 per person. 12.30pm-4pm. Until August 31. Burj Al Arab (04 301 7600).
Friday 22 See DJ Feel at XL Beach Club Check out this Russian DJ for an evening of dance and trance music. He has toured with Tiesto and Paul Van Dyk and has played at the world-wide festival Sensation. Dhs99. 7pm-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 399 5000).
Friday 22 Mandi night at Na3Na3’s Yemeni mandi is a tradition of slow cooked rice and meat, usually chicken. Try it at this new theme night. Dhs210 (soft drinks). Dhs265 (house beverages). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Saturday 23 Browse unique finds at Flea Fair This upmarket indoor flea fair features 20 stalls selling small items and second-hand pieces. Fri-Sat 9am (under Dhs1,000); 2.30pm (over Dhs1,000). Flea Fair Fri-Sat 8am-8pm. The Auction House Dubai, 4th Street, Al Quoz Industrial Area 4, www.theauctionhousedubai.com (800 8243).
Saturday 23 Develop your photography Photographers can learn new techniques and improve their skills on this two-week course. Snappers will learn how to use their cameras in full manual mode. Call to book your space. Dhs1,200 (group discounts available). Sat-Mon 6pm-9pm. Until September 1. Studio Attitude, 6th Street Al Quoz, www.meetup.com/emiratesphotoclub (04 338 4114).
Saturday 23 Watch rom-com Begin Again Keira Knightley stars as a singer who gets a chance at fame with a disgraced record exec. Also starring Mark Ruffalo and Adam Levine. In cinemas across Dubai from Thursday 21.