Wednesday 2 Celebrate Tokyo Week at Latitude Tuck in at this week-long food festival inspired by Japanese street food. Dhs240 (food only). Half price for children under 12. Free for children under four. Daily 6.30pm-11pm. Until September 9. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 406 8999).
Wednesday 2 Go to a new urban night ‘Wanted Wednesdays’ is a new hip-hop and R&B night, with music by DJ Bliss and Jack. Free for ladies and couples. Dhs250 for gents (including two drinks). 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Boudoir, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road (056 175 1010).
Wednesday 2 Take your friends to The Black Lion Inspired by US sitcom Friends’ 21st anniversary this month, the pub is offering a number of Friends-themed deals. Diners named Joey, Rachel, Chandler, Ross, Monica or Phoebe will receive a 20 percent discount on their bill. Prices vary. 11.30pm-3am. The Black Lion is also offering two-for-one on pizzas daily, 11am-3am. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 359 2366).
Thursday 3 Get a meal with your massage Get a two-course lunch at Okku, plus a 50-minute or 25-minute massage at Mandara Spa. The lunch deal features yuzu saikyo miso black cod and more. Dhs199 per person (two courses and a 25-minute massage). Dhs299 per person (two courses and a 50-minute massage). Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8270).
Thursday 3 Head down to Sunstroke Reunion UK DJ CN Williams from Reel House Records headlines the ‘Sunstroke Reunion’ with local DJs Tom Chubb, John Spoor and Jack Woodcock. Free. 5pm-3am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (055 500 8518).
Thursday 3 Don’t miss Swan Lake A showcase of classical dance at its best, the Great Chinese State Circus’ version of Swan Lake is a fine fusion of traditional Chinese acrobatics and Peking Opera. Dhs195-2,500. 6.30pm-8.30pm, 10pm-midnight. Until September 5. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 338 3911).
Thursday 3 See Sander Kleinenberg live The Dutch EDM producer will take to the decks tonight with support from DJ S3r-han and DJ Will. Dhs150. 10pm-3am. XL Dubai, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161).
Friday 4 Watch Ricki and the Flash This weekend, head to the movies to see Meryl Streep star as rocker Ricki, who gave up everything to pursue her dream of rock ’n’ roll stardom. Out in cinemas across Dubai from Thursday September 3.
Friday 4 Have a ‘His and Hers’ meal This three-course set menu at The Rib Room is designed for couples to share. It includes a welcome drink and parting gift for her. Dhs620 per couple. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until September 30. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Friday 4 Check out Schooly at House of Afrika Schooly will be throwing down a deep afro-soul set for the House of Afrika crowd with support from James Justin and Cory Centric. Free. 8pm-3am. Level 41, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Friday 4 Catch DJ Target live DJ Target from BBC radio’s 1Xtra will play a mash-up of urban, R&B, hip-hop, UK garage and funky house. Ladies get two free drinks until midnight. Local support from DJs Brooklyn and Shero. Dhs100. 10pm-3am. N’Dulge Club, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (050 738 1388).
Saturday 5 Shop your way around Ripe Market Peruse arts and crafts, organic fruits and veg, meet local entrepreneurs and much more. Sat 9am-2pm. Until October. Times Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.ripeme.com.
Saturday 5 Sip afternoon tea at Ossiano Try this ‘underwater’ afternoon tea with live entertainment. Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs450 (bubbly). Sat 2pm-5pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Saturday 5 Play in the Core Fit Games Sign up this week for the Core Fit Games, to be held on Tuesday September 11. Competitors will take part in a variety of workouts and prizes will be given to winners of each heat. Dhs100 per person. 2pm-6pm. Core Fit, Dreams Tower 2, Dubai Marina (050 922 6247).
Saturday 5 Laugh at a comedy night After a summer break, the Chuckle Club is back. This month’s line-up features Scottish funnyman Bruce Devlin, actor, writer and comedian Kyle Grooms and Londoner Tom Toal. Dhs120. 8pm-10pm. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8555).
Sunday 6 Eat moon cakes Celebrate the mid-autumn moon festival at Long Yin with these traditional cakes flavoured with lotus seed paste. Dhs190 (box of four). Daily 12.30pm-2.45pm, 7pm-11pm. Le Méridien Dubai, Airport Road, Garhoud (04 217 0000).
Sunday 6 Listen to live music Described as an ‘indie indoor picnic’, new event ‘Beat the Heat, Cheat the Week’ will see performances by local independent musicians. Free. 7pm-11pm. Tr!beca Kitchen + Bar, JA Ocean View Hotel, The Walk, JBR (050 345 6067).
Sunday 6 Attend a poetry slam Bards, sign up to perform your original short pieces. Audiences will also be entertained by hip-hop poet Irshad Azeez. Dhs20. Free for performers. 7pm. Impact Hub Dubai, Saaha Offices Block B, Downtown Dubai, www.impacthub.ae (04 375 4444).
Monday 7 Take a painting class Suited to beginners, this class will teach you techniques in brush strokes, colour composition and more. Dhs1,270. 3.30pm-5.30pm. Dubai International Arts Centre, villa 27, street 75B, Jumeirah 1 (04 344 4398).
Monday 7 Go mad for sushi Choose any three sets of sushi rolls for Dhs99 at Trader Vic’s Monday sushi mania. Dhs99. Mon 4pm-2am. Ongoing. Al Fattan Tower, The Walk, JBR (04 399 8993).
Monday 7 Dance to house Start the week off in style at ‘Monday’s Made Me’ and listen to the sounds of deep house provided by Jubesp. Free (reservations recommended). 8pm-2am. Ongoing. Sass Café, Al Fattan Currency House, Tower 2, DIFC (04 352 7722).
Tuesday 8 Get 25 percent off Buy a treatment at Talise Ottoman Spa at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and get 25 percent off at the hotel’s Carita Salon. Daily 10am-8pm. Ongoing. Carita Salon, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0458).
Tuesday 8 Think positively Learn to recognise how some thoughts can be unhelpful and unrealistic in this course. Dhs600 per person. September 9, 10am-12pm. Until October 7. LifeWorks villa 996, Al Wasl Road (04 394 2464).
Tuesday 8 Enjoy food and a flick Get a ticket to Reel Cinemas, plus a set meal at Lafayette Gourmet, with five different kitchens to choose from. Dhs80 per person. Sun-Wed 5pm-10pm. Until September 16. Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 9933).
Tuesday 8 It’s ladies’ night! Dance to tracks played by Radio 1’s Rone Jaxx and DJ 3GK at ‘Smooth Grooves’ ladies’ night. Ladies get four free drinks and canapés. Free. 8pm-2am. 360° Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (055 500 8518).