Things to do on August 9:
Free gym trial for ladies: Get a seven-day free trial at In Shape Ladies Fitness Club. The trial includes access to all group classes.
Free. Mon-Thu 6.30am-9pm, Sat-Sun 6.30pm-9pm. Ongoing. Al Joud Building, Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Quoz, www.inshapeme.com (050 188 8586).
Chocolate and grape: An innovative pairing night idea from Solo Bistronomia & Vinobar teams grape and chocolate. Four glasses of grape, each paired with handcrafted chocolates.
Dhs140 per person. Sun 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 370 8999).
Costa Rican cooking: Spikes restaurant introduces ‘Costa Rican Sundays’. Try a sampling platter of dishes created by the new head chef.
Dhs60 per person. Sun 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. Al Badia Golf Club, Festival City (04 701 1127).
Get behind the mic: For those who can sing, play guitar or any other unplugged instrument, head to this acoustic open mic night. Register from 6pm to 8pm.
Free. 7.30pm-1am. Ongoing. Jazz@PizzaExpress, Cluster A, JLT (04 441 6342).
The Illuminaire, Fire and Light Spectacular: A variety of dancers, acrobats, gymnasts and high altitude aerial artists combined with music, fire, liquid light, pyrotechnics and fireworks to create a vibrant show.
From Dhs75. August 28-29. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, www.tixbox.com (no number).