Take up polo: Try the sport of kings. Lessons are available for all levels, from novices to more experienced riders. Dhs770 for individual lessons or Dhs550 for group. Mon-Sat 6am-10am, 3pm-6pm. Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club, Arabian Ranches (050 887 9847).Celebrate Diwali at Chutneys: Chef Hafeez has arranged a special Diwali Thali menu that features an eclectic mix of traditional as well as innovative delicacies from the northwest of India. Dhs135. 7pm-11.15pm. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai (04 310 4340).All you can eat at Thai Kitchen: Diners visiting on Wednesdays will be able to feast on an extensive list of unlimited dishes. Dhs220. From 7pm. Park Hyatt, Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club (04 317 2222).
The start of the Pakistan v Sri Lanka test match! This five-day match starts today, and the cricket stadium is sure to come alive with loyal supporters. Tickets from Dhs80-Dhs600. From 10am. Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubailand, www.timeouttickets.com
A new Persian night: All three rooms of the newly opened N’Dulge (formerly Sanctuary) are open for this weekly Persian night. Dhs100, ladies free before 11pm. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis the Palm (04 426 0561)