Get a massage with lunch or try Vivafit trial class
Time Out Dubai staff
Things to do on September 20:
Vivafit trial class: Women with busy lifestyles will be glad to know that Vivafit, a brand-new fitness facility specially designed for ladies on the go, has opened in TECOM. Their classes, which range from Pilates and circuit training to Sh’bam (a Les Mills cardio dance workout, don’t you know?), are high intensity, so you get more bang for your buck while also saving time in your hyped-up schedule. As they’ve only just opened, at the moment they’re offering a free trial session. All you have to do is register online and then try out a class. Free. Open daily 8am-9pm. I-Rise Tower, TECOM, www.vivafit.ae (04 421 3762).
Get a massage with lunch: What’s a lunch without a free massage? Not much, clearly, so make sure you visit Okku between noon and 3pm where you can wash down your chicken teriyaki with a cup of organic green tea, and then relax with a massage at Mandara Spa. Dhs199 (two courses and a 25-minute massage), Dhs299 (two courses and a 50-minute massage). Sun-Thu noon-3pm. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8270).
Desi Laughs: Five of India’s best comics take to the stage for a night of laughter. Kannan Gill and Biswa, famous for their online show The Pretentious Movie Reviews are on the bill, alongside Abish Mathew, who made his mark with Son of Abish. Jeeveshu Ahluwalia and Abijit Ganguly, regulars on the Delhi comedy scene, also perform. The event is in Hindi and English. Today only. Dhs150-300. 8pm-10.30pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 341 4777).
G.O.A.T. – A Tribute to Muhammad Ali: Fans of sporting legend Muhammad Ali can get their hands on this special collector’s edition photobook. It contains more than 3,000 images, much of them published for the first time and provided by more than 150 photographers and artists. The publication is limited to 9,000 individually numbered copies, each one signed by Muhammad Ali and artist Jeff Koons. Dhs19,000. Art Space, Gate Village Building 3, DIFC (04 323 0820).
Her: French-Italian photographer Matilde Gattoni’s exhibition shows women from various backgrounds and cultures in their daily lives. She captures explorers in Dubai, war refugees in Kenya, Eritrea and Lebanon, and tsunami survivors in Indonesia. Free. Until October 31. Gulf Photo Plus, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 380 8545).