Escape the city for an overnight dhow and scuba trip: Dive, snorkel or just sunbathe on this overnight dhow trip to Dibba in Musandam. All meals and soft drinks are provided, and you don’t need a visa. From Dhs1,100. 8.30am pick-up (returning 3pm Saturday). Al Boom Diving, Al Wasl Road, firstname.lastname@example.org (04 342 2993).
Browse the craft market:Head to Festival Centre today to peruse hand-made local crafts at the Arte Market. Expect to find everything from digital artwork and embroidered cushions to Hand of Fatima jewellery and knitwear. Free entry. Noon-9pm. Dubai Festival Centre, www.arte.ae.
Churrasco night at Ember: Today is the first day of Ember’s Friday churrasco deal. Passadors (professional meat carvers) will pass from table to table throughout the evening, dishing out tasty cuts. Dhs180 (soft drinks), Dhs245 (selected beverages). 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ember Grill & Lounge, The Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8999).
Celebrate Canada Day: Fire & Ice at Raffles is going red and white with a special menu prepared by Canadian chef Josh Kucharick. The set price also includes drinks before and after the event. Dhs550. 7pm-10pm. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 314 9720).
Make a splash at Horizon: ‘Get hot, get wet, get soaked!’ screams the promotional flyer. Yes, it’s the Horizon pool party. Free. Open 1pm-3am. Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (050 253 9797).