Monster Halloween Costume Party: This Friday fright night is sure to be huge thanks to a prize pot of Dhs25,000 for the best costumes, as well as international R&B DJs BFG and Fever, who are flying in from the UK.
Free for ladies, Dhs50 for men before 8pm, Dhs100 after. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Step out for the Pink Walkathon: This 3.6km charity walk is the climax of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Dubai. Join in and do your bit.
Dhs50 (all proceeds go to charity). 7am (registration), 8am (start time). BurJuman, Bur Dubai, www.safeandsound.ae (04 352 0222).
Barbecue with Chef Norberto: Join Asado’s head chef by the pool to learn the secrets of mastering a perfect barbecue. Also on Saturday. Advance booking required.
Dhs295 (recipes and a sit-down lunch), Dhs445 (recipes, lunch and selected house beverages). 11am-1.30pm. The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 428 7971).
Go to the Mini festival: Head over to Dubai Autodrome to see Mini stunt shows and driving competitions, as well as urban arts, fashion, kids’ entertainment, and performances from local acts Fatiniza, Beat Antenna and Hamdan Al-Abri.
Dhs100. 11am onwards. Dubai Autodrome, Emirates Road (04 433 4140).
Jam at a reggae festival: Rock Nation is celebrating all things reggae with live performances from Aldo Rock & The Footprints, Brownfusion, Abbo, 621, Shay, Greg Jacobs, Kerrie Anne and Sidmama & The Boys.
Dhs60. 9pm ’til late. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (056 799 6335).