Design a bridal gown worthy of Marchesa: Budding designers aged over 18: enter the Frost Bridal Fashion Challenge, in which you’ll be asked to produce an original sketch and sample dress. The winner will be chosen by Georgina Chapman of Marchesa.
Until September 25. www.facebook.com/frostbridaldesignchallenge2011.
Enjoy tea at the Burj Al Arab: If you want to see inside the iconic Burj, the seven-course afternoon tea at Sahn Eddar is a lovely way to do it. It’s not cheap, but you will be waited on hand and foot. Advance booking is essential.
Dhs350 (soft drinks), Dhs375 (with a glass of bubbly). Daily 1pm, 3pm, 7pm. Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah (04 301 7600).
New exhibition at Ayyam Gallery: Check out ‘Nostalgia’, a colourful exhibition by Syrian artist Asaad Arabi, portraying the late Egyptian singer Om Kalthoum in concert.
Until October 27. Ayyam Gallery, Gate Village, DIFC (04 439 2395).
Test your trivia at Aussie Legends: Win prizes at this fun quiz hosted by Rob Kaye. Ladies get drinks for Dhs10 all night, and there are special discounts for teachers and nurses.
Free. From 8pm. Rydges Plaza Hotel, Satwa (04 398 2222).
FREE! Meals for kids at The Westin: Kids eat for free at Blue Orange, Hunters, Spice Emporium, Waves and Barasti every Monday night during the Mums’ Night Off promotion. Enjoy a huge array of cuisines that will no doubt satisfy the tastes of even the pickiest eaters. Best of all, it means no cooking – and no washing up.
Adult prices vary. Mon 6pm-midnight. Until September 30. The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, Al Sufouh Road (04 366 7630).