Start the day right: Order mini peanut butter pancakes at Urban Bistro for Dhs16 and get a free cup of coffee, too. Dhs16. Mondays 9am-noon. CNN Building (Building 2), Dubai Media City (04 362 4330).
It’s sushi happy hour!: Order a bento box at Chez Sushi during happy hour and get Dhs15 off your bill. Prices vary. Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Al Wasl Square; Dubai Marina; Bay Square, Business Bay; Arabian Ranches (800 78744).
Groove to house tracks: DJ Stephan Karl plays deep house from 9pm until 1am at ‘Magic Mondays’. Free. 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Sho Cho, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 346 1111).
Play beach volleyball: The Duplays league returns to the courts near Barasti. It’s recreational and newcomers are also welcome. Register as a team of at least six, or sign up as an individual. Dhs3,500 (teams) Dhs500 (individuals). Mon 7pm-11pm. Until October 12. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
The Illuminaire – Fire and Light Spectacular: Book now to see this showcase of dancers, acrobats, gymnasts and high altitude aerial artists combined with music, fire, liquid light, pyrotechnics and fireworks. From Dhs75. August 28-29. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, www.tixbox.com (no number).