Take tea Al Qasr: Enjoy a variety of delicate choux pastries, soft scones, sandwiches and more, plus a pot of tea and great views of the Burj Al Arab. A great thing to take visitors to. Dhs140 per person. Daily 3pm-6pm. Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 8888).
Eat, drink, chill at Pine Grill: Relax with a kebab in one hand and an ice cold drink in the other at this poolside eatery. Not shabby. Dhs155, (soft drinks), Dhs260 (selected house beverages), Dhs65 (kids aged six-12). 6pm-11.30pm, Tues and Weds. Courtyard by Marriott Dubai Green Community (04 885 2222).
Oktoberfest at the Grand Hyatt: For the fifth year in a row, Grand Hyatt Dubai celebrates Oktoberfest with plenty of traditional food and drink. Expect steins of hops and plates of pretzels and sausages. Free entry. Daily 7pm-1am. Until October 29. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2271).
Don’t miss Metallica in Abu Dhabi: The legendary hard rock band arrives in the capital for a full live show, and will be supported by local act Nervecell. We’re expecting it to be epic. Dhs295 general standing; Dhs595 fan pit standing. Doors open 7pm. Yas Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.thinkflash.ae.
Perfect those bedtime routines: Do you struggle to get your kids to sleep? Sign up for the Bedtime and Sleep Routines workshop at KidsFIRST Medical Centre, hosted by parenting guru Therese Sequeira. The former teacher and mum of three has all sorts of tricks up her sleeve to sort out the most active ‘night walker’. Dhs180. 8.30am-10am. KidsFIRST Medical Centre, Umm Suqeim (04 348 5437).