Things to do on October 9:
Embrace Oktoberfest in Dubai: A buffet of German food, beverages and traditional live music.
Dhs195 (food only). Dhs395 (hops and grape). 7pm-midnight. Until October 18. Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, JBR (04 399 5533).
Visit Bookshop at DIFC: Peruse the shelves at Bookshop and leaf through new and second-hand titles that reflect the culture of the Middle East and North Africa. The new space also operates as a coffee shop and hangout spot.
Free. 8am-6pm. Precinct Building 2, Level 2, DIFC, www.facebook.com/bookshopdubai (050 874 9671).
Get your kicks at The Spearo Expo: Adrenaline junkies can get their fix of heady experiences at this three-day exhibition. Local record breaker Adrian Hayes will be guest speaking about his recent K2 expedition and his life as a professional explorer.
Dhs30. 3pm-10pm. Until October 11. SkyDive Dubai, Dubai Marina, www.thespearoexpo.com (04 454 9789).
See Max Amini’s comedy show: After his last sold-out shows in the UAE, the American stand-up comedian of Iraninan descent is back in Dubai. As an actor, Max has more than 50 film and television credits.
From Dhs250. Doors open 6pm. Show starts 7pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates (055 345 6445).
African Dance Party: Head to the most anticipated African dance night of 2014. On the line-up are P-Square, Fuse ODG, Mafikizolo, Flavour, DJ Abarantee and DJ Edu, with comic relief from Eddie Khadi.
Dhs100-Dhs250. 7pm-2am. Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba (04 818 9002).