Tuesday, February 7
Buy your tickets for Dubai’s litfest: Sign up to become a Festival Friend online to get a 10 per cent discount. This year’s festival promises plenty of big names, including One Day author David Nicholls.
Buy tickets at WHSmith, Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road or at www.emirateslitfest.com.

Try a thali lunch at Chutneys:
Delicious – and it only takes 15 minutes to prepare. Dhs55 (‘Thali Light’), Dhs75 (‘Royal Peacock Thali’).
Sun-Thu Noon-3pm. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments, Bur Dubai (04 310 4340).

On your marks...
Athletes of all ages compete at this friendly athletics night. Coaching is also available.
Dhs40. 5.30pm-7.30pm. Dubai American Academy, Barsha, dubairacenight@gmail. com (050 225 7024).

Top deals at Calabar:
Get 50 per cent off all drinks every evening, while enjoying brilliant views of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountains.
Daily 6pm-8pm. The Address Downtown Dubai (04 436 8888).

Support a charity for furry friends:
The latest Dubai Animal Rescue Centre (DARC) calendar is now on sale, with all proceeds supporting the work that’s going on at the centre. DARC looks after nearly 250 lost, abandoned and injured animals, including exotics, birds, tortoises, equine, rodents and many more. The calendars are also available at the DARC office in Barsha.
Dhs35, available from Choithrams, The Green Community and Umm Suqeim, www.facebook.com/darcuae (050 858 7844).