Buy new shoes: Complete your summer look with a pair of new shoes. Shoe Mart is offering up to 75 per cent off at all its stores until June 25. Prices vary. Various locations across Dubai,www.shoemartgulf.com (04 330 8878).
A sunless tan: Don’t burn yourself in the midday sun – get a safe tan indoors at Sisters. The salon offers natural application fake tans or St Tropez spray tans from Dhs215. Much more comfortable than sweating it out by the pool. From Dhs215. Open 10am-10pm. Sisters, The Dubai Mall (04 339 8500).
Vietnamese Lantern Festival at Hoi An: Throughout June, Hoi An will be transformed with colourful lanterns and candles. A special set menu is available. Dhs295 per person. Open daily from 7pm. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).
Play beach volleyball: Join the ‘Beach Blasters II’ a six-a-side co-ed social league. Matches take place every Tuesday and Wednesday. Dhs450 per person until June 15. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina, www.duplays.com
Settle that sibling rivalry: Are your kids constantly fighting and bickering with each other? Enrol in a weekly workshop and learn a range of sanity-saving tips from parenting guru Therese Sequeira. A former teacher and parent educator, Therese runs a range of classes to help parents develop positive strategies that really do work. Dhs60. 8.30am-10am. KidsFIRST Medical Centre, Umm Suqeim (04 348 5437).