Antique auction preview at Ayyam: Open to the public, the viewing of ‘Art and Antiques of the Islamic World: The Ottoman Levant Between the 18th and 19th Centuries’ enables art lovers to see 50 pieces from the Ottoman Empire before they are sold on October 17. Until October 16. Ayyam Gallery, Gate Village Building 3, DIFC (04 439 2395).Catch DJ Ganga at Karma Kafé: The Danish DJ plays soulful sounds as the nightspot reopens its outdoor terrace. Free, door policy applies. Doors open 6pm, DJ from 10pm. Karma Kafé, Souk Al Bahar (04 423 0909).Oktoberfest at the Grand Hyatt: The Grand Hyatt Dubai’s Oktoberfest party kicks off today, with steins of hops and plenty of sausages. Free entry. 7pm-1am. Until October 29. Grand Hyatt, Oud Metha (04 317 2271).
The MED in France: Indulge in French cooking every Wednesday. Bottles of French grape-based beverages start at Dhs88. Dhs135 (food only). 7pm-10.30pm. The MED, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Watch Inception in the pool: See Christopher Nolan’s mind-boggling thriller while floating on a lilo. Bliss. Dhs30, includes a towel and popcorn. 8.35pm. Desert Palm, Al Awir Road (04 323 8888).