Friday 4
Set sail with Bateaux Dubai: Book your place on this floating brunch, which offers diners a contemporary feast with views of Dubai Creek on the first Friday of the month (ie today). Stretch your legs above deck in between courses, while drinking in the views (and bubbly).
Dhs295 (food only), Dhs395 (selected house beverages), Dhs495 (bubbly). 12.30pm-4.30pm. Al Seef Road, opposite British Embassy, Bur Dubai (04 399 4994).

Attend a pranic healing workshop:This certified two-day training course will teach you how to master an ancient form of energy healing, developed by Master Choa Kok Sui.
Dhs900 (includes lunch on Friday, refreshments, pranic healing book and certification). Fri 1pm-9pm, Sat 10am-6pm. The Third Eye Mind, Body & Energy Centre, Saeed Tower II, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 809 8595).

Sizzle and barbecue at Clique: This affordable evening barbecue event makes a nice change to the run-of-the-mill brunch.
Dhs150 (food and two hop-based beverages). 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 330 0000).

Hear the musical history of Dublin: Irish songwriter Damien Dempsey is expected to enchant the faithful with his trademark tales of Dublin’s days gone by.
Dhs120. 8pm. McGettigan’s, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 356 0560).

Book a day chalet at Al Mamzar Beach Park:
These air-conditioned beach facilities, which have their own shower room, food preparation area and furnished lounge, are perfect for families with small children. Plan your schedule, hitting the beach in the morning, having a cool picnic lunch and a shower in the chalet, followed by an afternoon in the play park, or even havinga splash in the municipality swimming pool. Each chalet has its own barbecue area, so you can prepare sausages for supper. Advance booking recommended.
Dhs140-Dhs240 (for a double chalet). Open daily 9am-10pm. Al Mamzar Beach Park, near Sharjah border (04 296 6201).