Take a painting class: Suited to beginners, this class will teach you techniques in brush strokes, colour composition and more. Dhs1,270. 3.30pm-5.30pm. Dubai International Arts Centre, villa 27, street 75B, Jumeirah 1 (04 344 4398).
Go mad for sushi: Choose any three sets of sushi rolls for Dhs99 at Trader Vic’s Monday sushi mania. Dhs99. Mon 4pm-2am. Ongoing. Al Fattan Tower, The Walk, JBR (04 399 8993).
Join a running club: Sign up for the TribeFit running club, with sessions led by the gym’s trainers. It aims to get runners of a abilities back outdoors and limbering up for the new athletics season. Free for members. Mon and Wed 7.30pm, Fri 8am. TribeFit, Silverene Tower, Dubai Marina, www.tribefit.com (800-87423).
Dance to house: Start the week off in style at ‘Monday’s Made Me’ and listen to the sounds of deep house provided by Jubesp. Free (reservations recommended). 8pm-2am. Ongoing. Sass Café, Al Fattan Currency House, Tower 2, DIFC (04 352 7722).
Free pizza at Carluccio’s: As part of its Festa Della Pizza promotion, Dubai family favourite Carluccio’s is offering everyone two pizzas for the price of one, including the Nutella and banana version for dessert. Various locations including Dubai Marina Mall (04 399 7844).