Discover a new house night or go to a calligraphy exhibition
Time Out Dubai staff
Things to do on August 8:
Discover a new house night: Movida is back with a new weekly house music night, ‘Deep House Saturdays’. Free. 11pm-3am. Ongoing. Movida Dubai, Radisson Royal Hotel Sheikh Zayed Road (04 386 6844).
Learn conversational Arabic: Learn to speak Arabic in a casual environment. This group takes learning out of the classroom and into everyday scenarios. The sessions are run by experienced teachers from Golden Age Institute, and are suitable for beginners and intermediates only. Free. 5pm-6pm. Fraiche, Cluster Y, JLT, www.meetup.com/dubai-arabic-halaqa (04 453 3046).
Go to a calligraphy exhibition: ‘Calligraphy Whispers Art Exhibition’ features classical and modern-style Arabic calligraphy by digital calligrapher Salah Shaheen. Free. 4.30pm-11pm. Until September 15. Z Gallery, Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road (04 323 0333).
Nab back-to-school bargains: Everything-Dhs7-unless-marked-otherwise store Daiso’s new line includes colourful pens, Frozen-themed lunchboxes, animal notebooks, glittery glue pens and much more. From Dhs7. Ongoing. Various locations including Al Barsha Mall (04 297 6829).
A Japanese feast at Umai: The sushi and sashimi feast offers an unlimited selection prepared by a Japanese chef. Dhs230 per person. Sun-Fri 7pm-11pm. Until August 31. The Oberoi Dubai, Business Bay (04 444 1407).