Play laser tag: It’s like paintball without the pain, and is suitable for the whole family. Dhs100 for 15 minutes. Dubai Autodrome, near Arabian Ranches, www.dubaiautodrome.com (04 367 8700).
Buy new clothes: Opening today, cool Dutch brand Scotch & Soda is renowned for preppy clothes with a slick European edge. A welcome addition to the local shopping scene. Mirdif City Centre, www.scotch-soda.com.
Free beauty gifts: Starting today, the Faces beauty festival means a bundle of free gifts when you stock up on make-up, fragrance and skincare. We like the Lacoste duffle bag, free when you buy one of the brand’s fragrances. Until May 15. All Faces outlets, including BurJuman (04 352 1441).
Enjoy Indonesian food at Nina: Try a contemporary culinary experience with chef Hari Nayak, whose creations will be paired with distinctive Sula grape-based beverages. Dhs250 (degustation menu only), Dhs450 (with grape). 7pm-11.30pm. One&Only Royal Mirage (04 399 9999).
Storytelling sessions at The Old Library: Enjoy a lively tale or two in these popular storytelling sessions, suitable for tots up to six years old. Keep the kids enthralled for an hour, then you can browse and choose a few books to take home afterwards. Perfect for book-loving little ‘uns. Pre-registration is essential, so call beforehand. Free. 10.30am. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, www.theoldlibrary.ae (04 341 4777 ext 207).