29 to try on February 29

It's a leap year so you have an extra day to cram full of fun


1 Open your mind to the possibility of aliens with Galactic Meditation
This meditation encourages participants to reach out to the universe and the life it holds.
Dhs100. 7pm-9pm. Discover Nirvana, Uptown Mirdif (050 585 0677).

2 Sup discount drinks at Warehouse
Warehouse turns three on February 29, and is offering half-price food and drinks throughout the day. Open noon-2.45am.
Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2560).

3 Have a spray tan in five minutes
Try the new VersaSpa automatic spray tan booth for men and women.
Dhs250. Omaria Beauty & Gents Salon, InterContinental Hotel Apartments, Dubai Festival City (04 232 2523).

4 Eat your fill at Thai Kitchen
This new deal enables you to choose your favourite dishes and have them brought to your table in unlimited quantities.
Dhs220 including soft drinks. 7pm-11pm. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 602 1234).

5 Bubbly for birthday boys and girls at Healey’s
The first 29 people to visit Healey’s who celebrate their birthday on February 29 will get a free bottle of bubbly.
From 6pm. The Bonnington Hotel, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 356 0000).

6 Make your own ‘green’ paper
Be eco-friendly and learn how to make paper by hand.
Dhs350 for two sessions, plus Dhs5 for materials. 3pm-5.30pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates (050 885 5070).

7 Propose to your man at Raffles
Pop the question at Red Lounge then book a Love Raffles room, including a bottle of bubbly and breakfast for two at Azur.
Dhs2,012 per room per night. Raffles Duba, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).

8 Create 29 outfits from your wardrobe with the Fashlink app
Upload images of your entire wardrobe to this new website/app, then arrange them into outfits, Clueless-style.

9 See witty improvisation
The UAE’s Improv Revolution comedy troupe performs brand new show A Play on Words.
Dhs100. 7.30pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates (050 927 3621).

10 Get disco fever on the dancefloor at Rock Bottom
Dress up and hit the floor at the original Rock Bottom’s new ’70s-themed club night, Disco Inferno.
Free. Open 10pm-3am. Regent Palace Hotel, Bur Dubai (04 396 3888).

11 Feel the high life in an upscale lounge bar
Sleek venue Amika is hosting an Über Wednesday night of decadence and tunes.
Free. Open 9pm-3am. The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 358 0044).

12 Watch the world’s top tennis players in action
Catch day three of the men’s competition at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Tickets will be available on the day at the box office.
Dhs50 per person. From 2pm. Dubai Tennis Stadium, Garhoud, www.dubaidutyfreetennischampionships.com.

13 See a restored Disney classic for the last time
Iconic Disney animation Beauty and the Beast has been re-released in 3D but is likely to finish its run on March 1. Catch it on the big screen while you can.
In cinemas across Dubai.

14 Try some traditional Chinese medicine
Book an acupuncture session on February 29 and get a free 30-minute remedial massage. Acupuncture Dhs180.
Beijing TongRenTang, Dubai Healthcare City (800 826).

15 Play in a softball tournament
Enjoy a lazy afternoon of softball, drinks and burgers with Duplays’ mixed recreational tournament.
Dhs100 per individual, Dhs1,000 per team. Noon-7pm. Metropolitan Hotel, www.duplays.com.

16 Pop the question at It’s Sugar and win a hamper
Propose to your guy or girl on February 29 between 7pm and 9pm and win a hamper of sweets worth Dhs300.
It’s Sugar, Mall of the Emirates (056 682 1770).

17 Rethink your goals with a life-coaching session
Learn to ground yourself, become emotionally independent and set positive goals.
Dhs180 per person. 4pm-6pm. The Holistic Institute, JBC 2, JLT (04 450 3525).

18 Get 29 per cent discounts at the Pullman Dubai
Snap up a discount on all food, drink and spa offerings at this Mall of the Emirates hotel, or dine at Sanabel and get a free bottle of house grape if you spend Dhs400.
Mall of the Emirates (04 377 2353).

19 Eat Emirati cuisine with 360° views
It’s the last night of Al Dawaar’s Emirati promotion – try local dishes such as aishu laham, in a revolving restaurant.
Dhs175 (food only). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).

20 Buy as much as you can for Dhs29 at Karama Centre
Test your bargaining skills and fill your basket for Dhs29. It can be done!
Karama Centre, 18b Street, Karama (04 337 4499).

21 Last chance to see a photo exhibition by Dubai labourers
‘Sajja – A Labor of Light’ labourers’ photography exhibition has been extended, so it’s your last chance to show some support.
Free. Open 10am-7pm. Gulf Photo Plus, Al Serkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 380 8545).

22 Think while you drink
Put your gray matter to good use at The Underground’s new pub quiz.
Free. 7pm (registration). Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 408 4221).

23 Learn about the lightroom
Try a beginners’ photo course on how to sort through your shots and perform basic retouching.
Dhs459. Tuesday 28-Wednesday 29, 9am-11.30am. Gulf Photo Plus, Al Serkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 380 8545).

24 Get in shape with Bodycombat
Try an acclaimed Les Mills class at the new branch of Fidelity Fitness.
Membership from Dhs299 per month. 9am-10am. Fidelity Fitness, Dubai Marina (04 451 1133).

25 Spend Dhs29 and get Dhs58 worth of food
Head to Soy To Chutney and get an all-you-can-eat meal for half price.
Dhs29. Open 12.30pm-3pm, 7pm-midnight. Soy to Chutney, International City (04 447 4300).

26 Choose 29 different sweets
Sweet tooth? Grab a bag and see if you can consume 29 different sugary treats in one sitting.
Prices vary. Candylicious, The Dubai Mall (04 330 8700).

27 Visit the Camel and Horse Museum in Heritage Village
Learn about the importance of the camel and horse in Emirati culture.
Open Sun-Thu 8am-2pm. Al Shindagha, Deira (04 392 0368).

28 Take a boat for spin
Can’t afford the real thing? Take a date and sail a rental around the Safa Park lake.
Dhs25 for 20 minutes, Dhs50 for four people; park entry Dhs3. Open Sun-Thu 8am-11pm; Fri-Sat 8am-11.30pm. Jumeirah (04 349 2111).

29 See The Iron Lady while you can
After a three-week run, this biopic of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher is set to close today.
In cinemas across Dubai.

Pop the question

According to tradition, women can propose to their men on February 29. Considering getting down on one knee? There are also rules governing what happens if he turns you down…

Scotland Tradition states that if a marriage proposal is refused by a man, compensation must be granted in the form of a kiss, money or a silk gown.

Finland Should a man refuse a woman’s proposal, the price is said to be enough fabric to make a skirt.

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