SIGN UP FOR A FREE DANCE WEEK IN DUBAI – Sign up to sample a variety of classes from Salsa to Bachata, at James & Alex Dance Studios in Dubai Media City from Sept 1-6. Just go to jamesandalex.com or call 04 447 0773 to sign up.
PICK UP A METAL STRAW AND CLEANER IN ABU DHABI – The Living Room Cafe is one of the latest outlets to switch to providing plastic straws on request-only, while they research plastic-free options, and are selling metal straws (Dh5) and cleaners (Dh15). They also have 15 percent off breakfast until the end of the month.
FOLLOW #PLANTBASEDFEMALES ONLINE AND ON INSTAGRAM – This new website focuses on workouts, food and fashion, and all things healthy and eco. It’s a collaboration between three fit Dubai-based friends: Danae Mercer, editor of Women’s Health Middle East and Men’s Health Middle East; and UK-born personal trainers Emmanuelle Bonham and Kayleigh Dawson.
FREE FITNESS TALK AT FLOW IN DUBAI – Tuesday, August 28 marks the next event from the healthy eatery and creative hub, Flow Dubai. Past sessions have included Nike hijab ambassador Manal Rostom, as well as notable local trainers and Ironman athletes. Flow, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai. 055 293 4430.
ORDER FROM THE NEW VEGAN DELIVERY SERVICE VEGANITY – This new service focuses more on recreating typical meat dishes in vegan ways. Think faux braised ribs with mashed potatoes, faux sausage with faux eggs — that sort of thing. Meal plans cost from Dh2,500-Dh3,000 per month.
RENT YOUR NEXT PARTY DRESS IN DUBAI – Save money and the planet by renting the next time you need to dress up for a party or a wedding. Themode.ae has launched with a vast selection of looks from designers including Zimmerman, Self Portrait, Maurie & Even and Kookai. Rent a dress, keep it for three to seven days, then pack it up and send it back via The Mode’s driver – all for prices from Dh100.
CHECK OUT A BOLLYWOOD TRAINER’S NEW DUBAI DANCE/PILATES STUDIO: Yasmin Karachiwala, who has trained stars including Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone, and her niece Shaazia have opened a new studio in The Greens called The Pad – a fusion of dance and pilates. Email [email protected] for more information.