From an exciting brunch deals to cucumber day celebrations! Swipe through to see things that ought to be on your radar...
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1. Hotel Stay And Brunch
Brunch doesn’t need to end at 4pm. The Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai, has currently got an amazing deal for brunchers at Morimoto Dubai. Head down for the all-you-can-eat Japanese feast, and stay the night (with breakfast included) for Dhs1,850 per couple, including brunch.
This is a fitness challenge with a difference. Sign up for the Hilton Tower Race and scale the 36 flights of stairs (or 730 steps) at the Hilton Dubai The Walk as quickly as you can. It’s all in the name of charity, as the event raises awareness and funds for the Rashid Center for the Disabled. Last year, the winner completed the challenge in 3.42 minutes.
For a lively end to your weekend, make your way down to Nikki Beach Dubai for Rose Saturdays. Guests will enjoy free-flowing pink beverages and delicious light food, including sushi, salads and seafood.
See iconic British naturalist and Planet Earth presenter David Attenborough speaking via a live link from the from the Times and the Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival this weekend. Attenborough’s talk will be preceded by author Kate Atkinson and followed by scholar Mary Beard.
It’s DXB Cucumber Day on 10 October, which means you can exchange a cucumber for a drink. Outlets participating include Copper Dog, Barasti, Lucky Voice, Ramusake and more.
INFO: 10 October, locations around Dubai, visit wcd.mrh.ae for the full list of venues
6. Learn About Horses And Arabic Culture
Learn more about Arabian horses with Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club’s newly launched two-hour Bedouin Culture Tour in the club’s tranquil setting. Expect to get up close and personal with Arabian horses while learning the important role that these creatures play in Bedouin society. You will also try camel milk, play local games, hear Arabic stories and tuck in to dates.
INFO: Available daily, Dhs60 per person, 04 361 8111, email@example.com, poloclubdubai.com
7. Coming Soon: Downtown Design
The region’s leading design fair, Downtown Design – part of Dubai Design Week – is due to return. Taking place on 13-16 November, the event will feature more than 175 exhibitors, all showcasing exciting design style and developments.