Check out Adventure HQ: This huge new store is packed with all the latest sporting and outdoor gear. You can even test your ski jackets in the special ‘chill room’ (above), which, as the name suggests, is a big cold room. Cool – literally. Times Square Mall, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.adventurehq.ae (04 346 6824).
Open call for artwork:
Want to be exhibited? The Ara Gallery is putting out an open call for Arab artists to send in works that attempt to change stereotypical perceptions of the region. Deadline July 15. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gorge on exciting ice cream:
Beat the summer heat with a variety of special ice creams and sorbets in unique flavours, on offer this month only. Dhs40. 11am-10pm. Lobby Lounge, The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, The Walk at JBR (04 318 6715).
Get 50 per cent off drinks at The Cellar: Until the end of June, The Cellar is offering a 50 per cent discount on grape-based beverages and bubbly. Enjoy it while you can! Prices vary. Open Sat-Wed 11am-1am; Thu-Fri 11am-2am. The Aviation Club, Garhoud (04 282 9333).
Mum’s Night Off at The Westin: Kids under 12 eat for free at Blue Orange, Spice Emporium, Hunters, Waves and Barasti. That thankfully means no cooking, no washing up, and no having to berate the kids for not eating their peas, pizza linguini, burger and so on, because they’ll doubtless find something to suit their picky palates among all those menus. Prices vary. 7pm. The Westin and Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, www.thewestinminaseyahi.com (04 511 7136).