As cities across the world compete to build ever taller mega structures (Saudi Arabia is already building a tower that will surpass the Burj Khalifa), this show offers an insight into the human obsession with creating taller towers. Alliance Française Dubai, Oud Metha, Bur Dubai (04 335 8712).
Make new friends at Palm Jumeirah Residents Club:
This community group meets to get to know one another, and welcomes new residents to the city over drinks at Cabana Beach House. Free. Between Shoreline 5 and 6, Palm Jumeirah, www.meetup.com/palm-jumeirah-residents-club (no number).
Check out Chuck Love at Donatello Lounge: The soulful house DJ will be taking to the decks at the newly opened DWTC venue. Free. 7pm-2am. Donatello Lounge, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 386 3577).
Take your grandad for an Indian feast: Celebrate India’s 67th Independence Day at Claypot, which will host an Indian buffet. Free for adults aged over 67 so treat an elderly friend to dinner. Dhs67 per person. 7pm-midnight. Citymax Hotels Bur Dubai, Kuwait Street (050 100 7065).