See great local art: Local gallery Traffic continues to prove its strength with its latest two exhibitions. Bilal Aquil presents a reappropriation of the Persian miniature, while locally based artist Ubik’s latest collection is characteristically affronting.
Until June 15. Traffic Gallery, Al Quoz (04 347 0209).
Visit the new SensAsia Express: Dubai’s top day spa has just opened an express branch in Mall of the Emirates, where you can pop in for bite-sized treatments for less than Dhs200. The perfect antidote if you’ve been on your feet all day, trawling the shops.
Prices vary. SensAsia Express, near the Pullman Hotel, Mall of the Emirates (04 354 9228).
Last chance for asparagus specials: Until May 31, sample white, purple, green and wild asparagus as part of Cavalli Club’s ongoing seasonal menu. While you’re there, check out the club’s huge chandeliers – the blingiest in Dubai.
Prices vary. From 8pm. The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 9260).
Unwind at a spa: Head to Chill Spa for a great-value massage, and take your Time Out City Card to claim a 15 per cent discount on a mani/pedi.
From Dhs100. Open daily 11am-midnight. Al Shatha Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 369 0902).
Learn communication tips to improve your parenting: Are your kids constantly ignoring your warnings to be careful? Then enrol in a weekly workshop and learn sanity-saving tips from top parenting guru Therese Sequeira. This week’s class is called ‘Talking with kids to build a strong relationship and keep them safe’. A former teacher and parent educator, Therese runs a range of classes to help parents develop positive strategies which really do work.
Dhs60. 8.30am-10am. KidsFIRST Medical Centre, Umm Suqeim (04 348 5437).