Drink for free (if you’re a lady): Lovely ladies get four free drinks on Monday evenings. Free. 8pm-1am. Nelsons, Media Rotana, TECOM (04 435 0000).
Head to Sofitel for sushi and sashimi: Nigiri, maki, sashimi, California rolls and more. Dhs210 (selected house beverages). 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Plantation, Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach (04 448 4873).
Watch Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock star in the film adaptation of Jonathan Safron Foer’s post-9/11 novel. At cinemas across the UAE.
Take a beginners’ salsa class at a new studio: James and Alex Dance Studios has a new location, but it is still running salsa classes for all ages and abilities. Dhs45; Dhs400 for 10. 8pm. Concord Tower, Dubai Media City, www.jamesandalex.com (050 101 1546).
Ceramic fun at Super Dooper: At a loose end and fancy hooking up with some other mums but feel guilty about leaving your tot out of the fun? Thankfully, the organisors at Super Dooper have the answer. You can now bring your bubba with you to the Dubai Marina centre, and they will be whisked away into the toddler room for an hour while you can get creative and catch up with your parent mates over a welcome coffee too. And don’t feel too guilty about taking a bit of time out. After all, there will be lots of new toys and little friends for your little ones to play with too. It’s a win-win situation. Dhs79 (for the ceramic painting, a coffee and an hour’s childcare). 10am-1pm, Mondays and Wednesdays. Super Dooper, Dubai Marina. (04 454 8391).