Enjoy lunch at posh spot Hakkasan: The menu features treats such as spicy prawn with lily bulb and almond, stir-fry rib-eye beef with black pepper sauce, and home-made sorbets. Dhs120. Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 384 8484).
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.
Tea at Al Qasr: Guests can try delicate choux pastries, soft scones, sandwiches and more, plus a pot of tea and views of the Madinat Jumeirah. Dhs140 per person. Daily 3pm-6pm. Ongoing. Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 8888).
Try a Pilates class: Instructor Sheena leads an enjoyable intermediate mat-based class at Club Stretch. Advance booking essential. Dhs70 per session, Dhs340 for five. From 8pm. Ongoing. Club Stretch, Satwa (04 345 2131).
Fun at Fun City, Lamcy Plaza: Take the little monsters for a session at Lou Lou al Dugongs – a multi-faceted edutainment centre with water play, sand play, a jungle gym, soft play, a mini supermarket, little ones library and free tot cooking classes laid on every hour. For Dhs35 a pop at the door and no additional costs, it’s brilliant value for parents who want their kids entertained all afternoon. Suitable for children aged two to 10. And there’s a sanity saving café so you can sit down and relax too. Dhs20 (per hour on weekdays only) Dhs40 (for all day play on weekdays only). Open 10am-10.30pm. Ongoing. www.funcity.ae (04 335 2700).