Wednesday 5 Play table tennis for free at DSW Take to the tables at Dubai Sports World and play ping pong all day for free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your table. Free. Daily 8am-midnight. Until August 29. Dubai Sports World Sheikh Zayed Road, www.dubaisportsworld.ae (04 306 4000).
Wednesday 5 Classic film screenings at Alserkal As part of the summer film series, watch classic silent movie Nosferatu. Directed by F.W. Murnau, the film was made in 1922, and this screening features the original orchestral score. Free. Wed-Fri 7pm. Until Friday August 7. A4 Space, Cinema Room, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, www.alserkalavenue.ae (050 556 9797).
Wednesday 5 Menswear discounts Brooks Brothers are offering 50 percent off the entire SS15 collection and up to 70 percent off selected items. Until August 10. Brooks Brothers, various locations including Dubai Festival City (04 288 1810).
Thursday 6 Feast at A.O.C. French Brasserie The Thursday seafood night selection includes blue crabs, mussels, prawns, scampi, an oyster bar and a sushi corner. Also available are cuts of meat from the rotisserie. Dhs155 (soft drinks), Dhs255 (house beverages). Thu 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 448 4733).
Thursday 6 The Outlawz hit Dubai The Californian hip-hop group, developed by Tupac, will perform classic hits such as ‘Hit Em Up’ and songs from their platinum selling albums ‘Still I Rise’ and ‘Perfect Timing.’ Dhs150. 9.30pm-3am. Today only. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel, Bur Dubai (04 501 2534).
Thursday 6 Andy Moor Live at XL Dubai Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Andy Moor will be playing a trance progressive set. Dhs150. 10pm-3am. XL Dubai, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161).
Thursday 6 Run the Nike Midnight Mile These summer night runs will commence at midnight and are geared towards helping Dubai’s dedicated runners as well as newbies. Tonight’s run is for women only. Register online to attend. Free. 11pm. Nike Store, BoxPark, Al Wasl Road, www.nike.com/running (no number).
Friday 7 Watch three-on-three basketball Check out the Duplays three-on-three basketball tournament. Head to the indoor courts of Dubai Sports World to watch the competition, featuring men’s, women’s and youth teams from across the city. Free to spectate. 9am-5pm. Dubai Sports World, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.dubaisportsworld.ae (04 306 4000).
Friday 7 Try your hand at flower arranging Learn the peaceful, 600-year-old art of flower positioning at a free workshop today as part of BurJuman’s ‘Flower Power’ festival. Free. 4pm-6pm. Today only. BurJuman Centre, Bur Dubai (04 352 0222).
Friday 7 African house night at Level 41 House of Afrika welcomes one of South Africa’s most respected house producers, DJ Shimza. A regular on Metro FM, you can find him playing at all the country’s big concerts. Free before 11pm, Dhs100 after. 8pm-3am. Today only. Level 41, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Friday 7 Eat your way around Emirates Towers This progressive dining experience takes in Alta Badia Bar, Alta Badia, The Rib Room and The Ivy. The event finishes with a mixology lesson in The Ivy Bar. Maximum ten people. Dhs750 per person. Daily from 7.30pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 366 5866).
Saturday 8 Learn conversational Arabic Learn to speak Arabic in a casual environment. This group takes learning out of the classroom and into everyday scenarios. The sessions are run by experienced teachers from Golden Age Institute, and are suitable for beginners and intermediates only. Free. 5pm-6pm. Fraiche, Cluster Y, JLT, www.meetup.com/dubai-arabic-halaqa (04 453 3046).
Saturday 8 Discover a new house night Movida is back with a new weekly house music night, ‘Deep House Saturdays’. Free. 11pm-3am. Ongoing. Movida Dubai, Radisson Royal Hotel Sheikh Zayed Road (04 386 6844).
Saturday 8 Nab back-to-school bargains Everything-Dhs7-unless-marked-otherwise store Daiso’s new line includes colourful pens, Frozen-themed lunchboxes, animal notebooks, glittery glue pens and much more. From Dhs7. Ongoing. Various locations including Al Barsha Mall (04 297 6829).
Saturday 8 A Japanese feast at Umai The sushi and sashimi feast offers an unlimited selection prepared by a Japanese chef. Dhs230 per person. Sun-Fri 7pm-11pm. Until August 31. The Oberoi Dubai, Business Bay (04 444 1407).
Sunday 9 Free gym trial for ladies Get a seven-day free trial at In Shape Ladies Fitness Club. The trial includes access to all group classes. Free. Mon-Thu 6.30am-9pm, Sat-Sun 6.30pm-9pm. Ongoing. Al Joud Building, Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Quoz, www.inshapeme.com (050 188 8586).
Sunday 9 Costa Rican cooking Spikes restaurant introduces ‘Costa Rican Sundays’. Try a sampling platter of dishes created by the new head chef. Dhs60 per person. Sun 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. Al Badia Golf Club, Festival City (04 701 1127).
Sunday 9 Get behind the mic For those who can sing, play guitar or any other unplugged instrument, head to this acoustic open mic night. Register from 6pm to 8pm. Free. 7.30pm-1am. Ongoing. Jazz@PizzaExpress, Cluster A, JLT (04 441 6342).
Monday 10 Make shopping pay Every tenth of the month, a handful of lucky shoppers at Mall of the Emirates will be randomly chosen to win back ten percent more than the value of the shopping they’ve bought in the mall that day. Every tenth of the month. Ongoing. Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 9000).
Monday 10 Yoga by the pool Check out De La Mer Day Spa’s new 75-minute yoga sessions with Anya. Energising classes take place at 8.30am in the garden by the pool. Dhs70 (with your own mat), Dhs80 (with mat hire). Ongoing. Jumeirah Beach Road, Umm Suqeim (04 328 2775).
Monday 10 Enjoy a fish supper deal The Dubliner’s introduces a fish and chips and house beverage offer for Dhs85. Dhs85 per person. Sat-Thu noon-11.45pm. Until August 31. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Airport Road (04 702 2455).
Monday 10 Free drinks at Mint Leaf Ladies get three free mixed drinks, bubbly or grape, while men get a 30 percent discount on food and drinks. Free. 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. The Lounge at Mint Leaf, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC (04 706 0900).
Tuesday 11 Unwind at The H Dubai In celebration of Dubai Summer Surprises, enjoy a ‘revitalising package’ featuring a foot ritual, body scrub and massage for Dhs525. Until September 30. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8270).
Tuesday 11 Learn to throw clay Learn the basic principles of wheel-thrown ceramics, from design through to glazing. Dhs190-1,200 for packages. Ongoing. 6.30pm-9.30pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 341 4777).
Tuesday 11 Listen to live music Irish singer Róisín O has been compared to the likes of Joni Mitchell and Kate Bush. The talented singer has recently released her single ‘If You Got Love’. Free. 10pm. Today only. McGettigan’s JLT, Bonnington Hotel, Cluster J, JLT (04 37 80800).