Check out Iraqi art at Ayyam Gallery: Iraqi artist Sadik Alfraji presents a solo show of large-scale paintings and installations that depict a reappearing shadowy figure, providing commentary on the state of humanity today. Until December 15. Ayyam Gallery, Gate Village, DIFC (04 439 2395).
Try dragon boating: Join Dubai Flying Dragons on Mondays and Wednesdays at Barasti Beach. Dragon boaters at the other side of the city can join the Falcons on Sunday and Wednesdays at 6.30pm or Fridays at 8.30am at Festival City. A newbie session takes place on Saturdays at 4pm. Prices vary. Mon and Wed 5.55am, Sat 4.30pm. www.dubaidragonboat.com (050 763 4008).
Sip tea at Raffles: This afternoon tea, entitled ‘The Collection’, features food inspired by designer fashion collections, showcasing the block and pastel colours of the spring/summer season. Dhs199 (for two), Dhs399 (for two with a glass of bubbly). Daily 2pm-7pm. Ongoing. Crossroads, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Get spooked at the Trilogy party: Expect house sounds from Traffik resident DJs Genario, Jet K and P.Loco, with prizes for the best Halloween costumes. Dhs100, free for ladies all night. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 911 0600).
Spooktacular bash at Kidville: Feeling spooky? Take the kids to Kidville for their wildly popular annual Halloween bash, that’s promising plenty of frightfully fun activities for everyone to enjoy. Tickets are on a first come, first served basis, so you’d better hurry if you don’t want to be left in the dark…BOO! Members Dhs70, Non-members Dhs80. October 29, 4pm-6pm, Kidville Mirdif (04 236 3648); October 30, 4pm-6pm, Kidville Motorcity (04 454 2760); October 31, 4pm-6pm, Kidville JBR (04 440 1220), www.kidville.com