Go to a Bubbles and Balloons fiesta
Head to Dubai Marina Mall and enjoy a stage show by top balloon and bubble artists, featuring lots of tricks and magic.
Free. 10am-1am. Until October 19. Atrium, Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai Marina (04 436 1020).
A grill festival at Balance Café
The ayurvedic café has launched a promotion on grill platters, such as a meaty option of Creole-style chicken, tangy mustard marinated beef steak and rosemary infused lamb skewers.
Dhs45 (vegetarian platter). Dhs55 (non-vegetarian platter). Daily noon-10pm. Until November 15. Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 515 4051).
Take part in a food fight!
Nineteen hosts the next instalment of its ‘battle of the chefs’. It involves a three-course cook-off between top Dubai chefs, judged by diners.
Dhs295 (soft drinks). Dhs395 (house beverages). 7pm-10.30pm. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 888 3828).
Join a Reiki healing seminar
Reiki master Irina Khanna provides a deeper insight into the works of energy healing technique Karuna Reiki and its benefits.
Free. 7pm-8.30pm. Illuminations Well-Being Center, 409 Fortune Executive Towers, Cluster T, JLT (04 448 7043).
Jay Sean plays Domeland by Chi
The British singer-songwriter and rapper appears in Dubai, supported by Mr Shef Codes, MC Money and more.
Dhs150. 9pm-3am. Chi at the Lodge, Oud Metha www.timeouttickets.com.
Go Jet Skiing along the Dubai coast
Take an hour-long Jet Ski tour along the coast of Dubai with SeaRide Dubai, a new company in the emirate, which also offers flyboarding sessions.
One-hour fun tour Dhs620 (maximum two riders per Jet Ski). Between Mercato Mall and Jumeirah Beach Park, Jumeirah 2, www.searide-dubai.com (055 157 8393).
Head down to Fashion Forward
Check out fashion shows, buy designer accessories, attend after parties and mingle with like-minded fashion folk.
Tickets by registration at www.fashionforward.ae or Dhs50 per day on the door. Until October 18. Madinat Arena, Madinat Jumeirah (04 432 7844).
Splash out at Ossiano
The award-winning seafood restaurant offers a set menu teamed with a bottle of premium- variety bubbly.
Dhs3,500 per couple. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Jungle legend Goldie in Bur Dubai
The UK DJ behind ‘Inner City Life’ will be jetting in for a special performance with support from MC LowQui on the mic.
Dhs100. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (056 799 6335).
Bag goodies at Movida
Movida partners with fashion brand Eschel. First arrivals get a gift bag and ladies get free drinks between 11pm and 1am.
Free, reservations required. 11pm-3am. Radisson Royal Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 174 4449).
Join the ABRaS Mina 10k or 3k
The first event in the three-race series, the course around Mina Seyahi is described as ‘easy’, and with temperatures now comfortable before 8am, it’s a cool morning outing.
Dhs140. From 7am. Mina Seyahi Hotel & Resort, Dubai Marina, www.premiermarathons.com (no number).
Aidan Salakhova’s sculptures, drawings and paintings explore the theme of feminine identity within an Islamic context and are influenced by her Western feminist ideas along with her Azerbaijani background and Eastern European upbringing.
Until November 7. Cuadro Fine Art Gallery, DIFC (04 425 0400).
Enjoy a Bavarian-style brunch
This Oktoberfest, dine in an air-conditioned tent serving German specials. Fridays at the Grand Hyatt feature a Bavarian brunch deal, priced à la carte.
Prices vary. 12.30pm-4pm. Until November 1. Grand Hyatt (04 317 2271).
See Public Enemy’s DJ Lord
Member of rap outfit Public Enemy, DJ Lord will be jetting over to work his magic on the decks for an evening of hip-hop tunes.
Dhs100. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (050 725 8277).
Dance at XL’s pool party
DJ Mercer will be on the decks with support from DJ Pro-Moe, S3rHan and Danny Whitlock.
Dhs100 (early bird), Dhs150 (door), free for ladies before 6pm, gents before 8pm. Noon-3am. XL Beach Club, The Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina www.timeouttickets.com.
Attend the The Bridal Affair
This one-day shopping and bridal event features over 100 exhibitors in fashion, accessories and more. As well as fashion shows, there will be a talent hunt for the Young Designer Of The Year – email firstname.lastname@example.org to enter.
Free entry. 10am-9pm. Until October 19. The Samaya Ballroom, The Ritz Carlton DIFC (055 884 6186).
Go pink in the park
The Breast Cancer Arabia foundation hosts its ‘going pink in the park event’, with bouncy castles, food, games, nail art and much more.
Park entry Dhs3. 8.30am-1.30pm. Safa Park, Jumeirah, www.dubaigoespink.com (no number).
Give a stray cat a new, loving home
Feline Friends hosts an adoption day in a bid to re-home some of its more than 100 cats.
Free. 1pm-4pm. The Vet Hospital, Al Quoz, email@example.com (no number).
Eat pink sweets in aid of charity
Caramel launches a pink baked Alaska to raise money for a regional breast cancer charity.
Dhs45. Sun-Thu 11am-2am, Fri-Sat 7pm-2am. Until October 31. DIFC (800 227 2635).
Watch Canada v Austria
The two nations battle it out in the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Dubai.
Dhs10. 5pm-7pm. Al Rashid Stadium (Al Ahli Stadium), Al Nahda, www.fifa.com.
Get a free check-up
Talise Spa’s medical director, Dr Elisabeth Makk, is performing complimentary breast checks, and providing nutritional and preventative advice to women this month. Prior booking is essential.
Free. Until October 31. Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6810).
See French paintings
Luciano Genovesio is exhibiting his work which crosses between the genres of impressionism, abstract art and realism.
Until October 31. Alliance Française Dubai, Oud Metha (04 335 8712).
Explore Thai flavours
Blue Jade hosts a four-course set menu of Thai cooking, such as pan-fried scallops with crunchy papaya salad.
Dhs225 per person. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until October 31. The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, JBR, Dubai Marina (04 318 6150).
Try a señorita Sunday
Ladies get to enjoy three complimentary drinks at this Mexican-themed nightspot with a beautiful al fresco area.
Free. 7pm-10pm. May Lounge, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 399 5555).
The smash hit 3D movie starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock uses the latest technology to take you on a journey through space.
In cinemas across Dubai from Thursday 17.
Creative writing course
A brand new course kicks off today, with UK author Hayley Doyle on hand to help get you from short story to novel.
Dhs700 for four 90-minute sessions. 7.30pm-9pm. Pascal Tepper, Dubai Media City, firstname.lastname@example.org (055 104 0538).
Monty’s goes Iberian
Feast on tasty Spanish dishes such as crispy calamari with lemon mayonnaise from the tapas menu.
From Dhs109 per person. Sun-Thu 7pm-9pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 888 3828).
Head to a hip-hop night
Cirque Le Soir, Dubai’s playful high-end circus-themed nightspot, will be playing urban beats throughout the night courtesy of DJ Bliss.
Free (door policy applies). 10pm-3am. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai (056 115 4507).
Enjoy a free treatment
Get a free hair conditioning treatment when you book an appointment with new stylists Dawn and Lynsey.
Until October 22. Pastels, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 388 3534).
Visit an exhibition
Basir Mahmood’s third solo exhibition explores the significance of seemingly insignificant events.
Until November 7. Grey Noise. Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 379 0764).
Rock to Emirati tunes
Folk music outfit Spiro holds a musical workshop ahead of a discussion about the role of traditional Emirati music in the current scene before a jam session at 8.30pm, where there’s an opportunity to play with the musicians on stage.
Free. 5pm. The Fridge, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (050 553 8757).
Enjoy Arabian dining
Al Basha serves a Lebanese barbecue buffet, with Arabic music and belly dancers.
Dhs159 per person (soft drinks). Dhs199 (house beverages). 7pm-2am. Ongoing. Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 408 4257).