Get fit for less with Original Fitness Co: During October, Original Fitness Co’s bootcamp, run and combat fitness courses are 50 per cent off. Boot camp, three sessions a week for four weeks Dhs450; boot camp or combat fitness, two sessions a week for four weeks Dhs300; run fitness Dhs50 per session. Various locations across Dubai (04 311 6571).
Learn to freedive: Join this AIDA freediving course to learn the basics. It involves two evenings of theory, one evening in the pool and one day in Fujairah, overseen by Al Boom’s instructor, Sara-Lise. Dhs2,350. Times vary. Ongoing. Al Boom, Al Wasl Road, (04 342 2993).
Watch a catwalk show at the mall: This is the fourth day of Harper’s Bazaar’s World of Fashion 14-day shopping event, featuring runway shows and beauty demos. To register, visit the website. Free. TImes vary. Until October 20. Mall of the Emirates, www.harpersbazaararabia.com (04 409 9000).
Curries of the world at Chef’s House: Choose from meat, fish, and vegetarian options from Thailand, Japan, India, Bangladesh, Mauritius and more curry-loving nations. Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs180 (house beverages). Daily 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Penguin feeding at Dubai Underwater Zoo: Visit Dubai’s coolest residents at snack time as Dubai Aquarium’s very own colony of gentoo penguins chow down on their afternoon treats at 3pm. You’ll find these sub-zero dwellers at the ‘Melting Ice’ exhibit at the Underwater Zoo, located in The Dubai Mall. Dhs50, free for kids under three. Feeding daily at 3pm. Open Sun-Wed 10am-10pm; Thu-Sat 10am-midnight. Ongoing. The Dubai Aquarium, The Dubai Mall, www.thedubaiaquarium.com (04 448 5200).