Wednesday 9 Jet-ski with Nautica 1992 Get out onto the open water with exhilarating jet-ski rides in JBR. Participants must be over 18 and have ID. Call for bookings. Dhs300 (20 minutes). Daily 10.30am-sunset. Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina, www.nautica1992.ae (050 426 2415).
Wednesday 9 Don’t miss Latitude’s Tokyo Week Today is your last chance to get your Japanese street food fix at this event. Dhs240 per person (food only), half price for children under 12, free for children under four. Daily 6.30pm-11pm. Until September 9. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 406 8999).
Wednesday 9 Go to a The Act’s dinner show Based on the classic tale of Alice in Wonderland, this new theatre show Alice combines a fine-dining experience with live performances. Dhs495. 8pm-midnight. Ongoing. The Act Dubai, Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 355 1116).
Wednesday 9 Dine and catch a movie Head to Lafayette Gourmet for a meal and enjoy a set menu, plus a Reel Cinemas movie ticket for just Dhs80. Sun-Wed 5pm-10pm. Until September 16. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 9933).
Thursday 10 Try a Japanese curry menu Chez Sushi’s new special menu features Japanese curry prepared with grilled or fried chicken katsu, or mixed vegetables. From Dhs48. Daily noon-midnight. Until September 30. Wasl Square, Al Wasl Road; Dubai Marina; Bay Square, Business Bay; Arabian Ranches (800 78744).
Thursday 10 Upgrade your spa session for free Choose the 60-minute ‘Margy’s Facial’ or opt for any 60-minute body massage from the menu at Talise Ottomans Spa and your treatment will be upgraded to 90 minutes, for free. The offer does not include hammam treatments. Until September 30. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0456).
Thursday 10 See the World Classical Music Series The French Wind Quintet play chamber music on stage tonight. Dhs250-550. 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. One&Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh Road (050 870 2674).
Thursday 10 Let Paddyman entertain you Irish entertainer Paddyman takes to the stage at Fibber Magee’s for a night of live music that will include sing along tracks. Free. 10pm-3am. Ongoing. Fibber Magee’s, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 2400).
Friday 11 Cheer on the dancers Head down to watch finalists aged four to 16 dance off in the grand finale of the Rising Little Star Dance Competition held at Dubai Outlet mall. Finalists stand the chance to win prizes. Free. From 6pm. Dubai Outlet Mall, Dubai-Al Ain Road (04 423 4666).
Friday 11 Bargain hunt at the Flea Market Head to Uptown Mirdif tonight to pick up second-hand clothes, kitchenwares, trinkets and more. Free. Friday September 11, 6pm-10pm. Promenade Courtyard, Uptown Mirdif, www.dubai-fleamarket.com.
Friday 11 Dance at Step On vs Loaded Dubai’s popular indie nights go head to head in another battle of the beats, with everything from The Jam to Jamie xx on the playlist. Free. 9pm-2.45am, Casa Latina, Ibis Al Barsha (055 882 5675).
Friday 11 Get down to Lethal Bizzle live British rapper Lethal Bizzle will perform his best-known singles ‘Pow! (Forward)’ and ‘Fester Skank’ at No.1 Fridays. Dhs100. 10pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (050 738 1388).
Saturday 12 Row with Dubai Flying Dragons If you’re looking for a fun new team sport that gets you outdoors and fit, join this dragon boat team. No previous experience is required, just bring a bottle of water, hat, sunscreen and loads of energy. Participants must be over 21. Free. Sat 6.45am-8am. Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road (056 739 8292).
Saturday 12 Develop your artistic skills Learn the basics of painting at We Love Art’s seven-week workshop, plus exhibition in the eighth week. Dhs1,750. 10.30am-1.30pm. Ongoing. We Love Art, Al Azaal Street (24A Street), Villa 21, Umm Suqeim 2 (056 769 1995).
Saturday 12 Groove to urban beats at 411 Nights This weekly night at People by Crystal sees The Real Flava DJs play old-school tracks including Tupac and modern hits from Drake. Free. 10.30pm-3am. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (050 354 3131).
Saturday 12 Have lunch at Antique Bazaar This month, get 25 percent off the lunch menu. Prices vary. Sat-Thu 12.30pm-3pm. Until September 30. Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai (04 397 7444).
Sunday 13 Snap up sweet deals Head to Candylicious, the largest sweet shop in the city, for up to 75 percent off a range of candy-themed mugs, plates, T-shirts and more. Until September 15. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 330 8700).
Sunday 13 Eat Costa Rican food Try a sampling platter of Costa Rican dishes by the new head chef at Spikes. Dhs60 per person. Sun 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. Al Badia Golf Club, Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Sunday 13 Listen to electro Head out to ‘L.O.V.E. Sundays’ at Okku with resident DJ Yiannis and Becker. Free. 8pm-3am. Ongoing. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8777).
Sunday 13 Move creatively Movelab’s Creative Movement classes start again today. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place. Dhs540 (three 120-minute classes for adults), Dhs900 (ten 45-minute classes for kids). Days and times vary. Until December 17. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.movelabdance.com (056 690 9255).
Monday 14 View art French-Italian photographer Matilde Gattoni’s exhibition ‘Her’ shows women in their daily lives. She captures explorers in Dubai, war refugees in Kenya and tsunami survivors in Indonesia. Free. 7pm. Until October 31. Gulf Photo Plus, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 380 8545).
Monday 14 Learn to salsa Head to Rock Bottom Café for a free salsa lesson from 8pm to 11.30pm, then practise your moves to the venue’s house band, Lockdown. Ladies get two free drinks from 9pm to 1am. Free. 8pm-1am. Ongoing. Rock Bottom Café, TECOM (04 450 0111).
Tuesday 15 Join Pump Fitness Sign up for membership before Sunday October 11 and pay Dhs250 per month for six months instead of Dhs350. And you if you bring a buddy to sign up, you also get one month free. Dhs250 per month (usually Dhs350). Al Marabea Road, Al Quoz, www.pumpfitness.ae (04 321 1883).
Tuesday 15 Go to ‘Selfie Tuesdays DJ Junior J is on the decks playing hip-hop and R&B. Ladies get free drinks until 1am. Free. 11pm-3am. Ongoing. People by Crystal, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (055 360 2990).
Tuesday 15 Sample summer truffles Try a selection of dishes using black summer truffles. Prices vary. Sat-Wed 12.30pm-11.30pm, Thu-Fri 12.30pm-12.30am. Until September 30. Amwaj Rotana, The Walk, JBR (04 428 2000).