Buy autumn threads: The range from Banana Republic is teeming with snappy autumn ensembles including ankle-skimming slacks, elegant knits, faux fur in rich burgundy, metallics, brocade and houndstooth shorts. From Dhs50 to Dhs1,995. Various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 339 8462).
Check out Spanish art: This collection from the 20th and 21st century focuses on contemporary Spanish works. Until November 13. Raffles Ballroom, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Time to get grilling: The clement winter weather has finally hit, so take it easy, al fresco with Rosso’s regular Italian inspired barbecue night. Dhs189 per person. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, JBR, The Walk, Dubai Marina (04 428 2000).
Check an arty event: This night promises to blend authentic Japanese culture with the world of avant-garde fashion and art at the swanky lounge bar concept in Souk Al Bahar. Free. 9pm. Sake No Hana Dubai, Souk Al Bahar (04 432 7808).
Rachel Waddilove at Just Kidding: Childcare expert and nanny to the stars Rachel Waddilove is back in Dubai this month for another round of her popular workshops on childcare, running in conjunction with Just Kidding. Free. RSVP essential. 10am-12pm. Just Kidding, Al Safa Store. firstname.lastname@example.org (03 413 922).