Attempt the Ice Warrior Challenge: This commando assault course takes place for charity at Ski Dubai, with competitors battling it out in the snow against obstacles including a zorb ball maze and black run climb. Dhs250. From 8am. Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, www.premiermarathons.com (04 409 9257).
Prepare for Movember at Bidi Bondi: The Aussie pub hosts a shave to prepare the city’s gents for the month of Movember, in aid of men’s health and prostate cancer awareness, with games, prizes, food and drinks. Free. From 1pm. Bidi Bondi, between Shoreline Apartments buildings 3 and 4, Palm Jumeirah (04 427 0515).
Feast on Diwali-inspired food: Award winning Armani/Amal hosts a tasting menu for Diwali, where you’ll get to sample recipes such as banana leaf-wrapped coastal spiced pomfret. Dhs325 per person. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until November 7. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Catch Akon performing live: The R&B singer and producer behind Lady GaGa’s first album will be performing his hits. Dhs300, reservations required. Cavalli Club, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).