Get your colour updated: Ladies, book in for a colour or colour and cut today at Pastels Salon and you’ll get a free powerdose backwash colour treatment and the chance to win a raffle. Prices vary. 9am-7pm. Today only. Pastels Salon, Al Wasl Road (04 394 7393).
Overhaul your diet:
New ‘healthy fast food chain’ Kcal offers calorie-controlled dishes to take away. No meal is more than 300 calories, and they’re surprisingly tasty. Choose from salads and sandwiches to curries. From about Dhs35 per dish. Open daily 10am-4pm. Lake Terrace Tower, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, www.kcalhealthyfastfood.com (04 447 3844).
Brave the heat to run with ABRaS:
Want to join this popular local running club? ABRaS focuses on speed and endurance running, both on and off-road. Wednesday is new runner night – come along for a session and try it for yourself. Free (for first three runs). 6.30pm. Various locations (Meadows, Safa, Al Thanya; check website for details). www.abrasac.org.
A talk on culture in the city: This evening discussion looks at how Dubai can become more culturally active. There are a range of speakers and it’s sure to be thought-provoking. Free. 7pm. thejamjar, Al Quoz (04 341 7303).
Fun for mums with little ones: If you’re at a loose end with your tot, why not pop into the mums and tots circle at Al Areesh Club in Dubai Festival City? Mums get to relax and have a sociable chinwag, while the little ones get their dose of fun. The club has indoor and outdoor facilities, and home-made snacks are provided. Dhs20 per child. 3pm-5pm. Al Areesh Club, Dubai Festival City (050 397 1026).