Try kayaking: Noukhada Adventure Company offers regular kayaking tours to the stunning waterways and coastline of Umm Al Quwain. Directions to the tour site are provided.
Dhs200 per person. Daily 7am and 4pm. Ongoing. www.noukhada.ae (050 721 8928).
See the new range at American Eagle Outfitters: Nothing costs more than Dhs350 in the new Back to School collection. For ladies there are graphic Ts and bohemian-style pieces; guys can try vintage-style leather belts and old-school Ts.
From Dhs50 to Dhs350. Various locations including Mirdif City Centre (04 231 6631).
Fiesta Mexicana at Ember Grill & Lounge: This celebration of Mexican National Day offers a special menu and foot-tapping live tunes during brunch and dinner.
Dhs180 (soft drinks), Dhs245 (house beverages). 12.30pm-4pm (brunch); 6.30pm-11.30pm (dinner). Until September 19. The Address Dubai Mall (04 888 3444).
Sundowners and cool sounds: Settle in for drinks or dinner at West 14th and enjoy music from local musicians Donovan Rossouw and Neisha, along with the Afif Trio, who play blues into the night.
Free entry. From 8pm. West 14th, Oceana Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah (04 447 7601).
Learn how to motivate the kids this term: Parenting whizz and former teacher Carmen Benton is running the ‘Discover Your Child’s Learning Style’ workshop for parents. Learn how to assess and nurture your child’s individual learning potential based on his or her talents, interests, disposition, preferred environment and more. You’ll discover how to create the right atmosphere for learning that helps your child excel not only in school, but at home and in life. Learn how to keep the motivation to learn alive in your children.
Dhs200 per person, Dhs300 per couple. 7.30pm-10pm. Lifeworks, Al Wasl Road (04 394 2464).