RUN AND SWIM TO RAISE BREAST CANCER FUNDS IN DUBAI – Ignite and Al Jalila Foundation’s Pink is Punk’s run and swim, with 100 percent of the funds raised going to Breast Friends, is scheduled for October 5 at Anantara The Palm Dubai. The event drew 700 participants last year, many in fancy dress and superhero costumes. There are races for juniors to adults. Entry fees start from around Dh70. Registration is open for singles and teams.
GET ON A CYACLE IN ABU DHABI – This is the first week that outdoor biking is a very, very good idea, so why not try CYACLE, the short-term cycle hire scheme that has 50 stations and 300 bicycles located across Abu Dhabi? Go casual with one and three-day passes (Dh20 and Dh50, respectively) or sign up for a month or a year (Dh99 and Dh499, respectively). Or check out the Groupon deals on offer for up to 45 percent off. bikeshare.ae
HAVE A CHEAT MEAL WITH LEGEMAT IN DUBAI – From the month of October, the authentic Emirati eatery Seven Sands at The Beach JBR is celebrating the UAE’s beloved sticky dumpling, serving up six flavors, including the traditional variety dipped in date syrup, as well as saffron orange, nutmeg honey and balaleet cinnamon. Dh30 per serving. sevensandsrestaurant.com
DRINK COFFEE – Check back for our guide to where you can get a free cup to celebrate International Coffee Day, which falls on Monday, October 1. Organized by the International Coffee Association, this year the goal is to highlight the role of women in coffee production, as well as the need for equality and equity in all aspects of the coffee trade. So enjoy a jolt of caffeine – and tip your lady barista a little extra. internationalcoffeeday.org
CHECK OUT A NEW PARK IN DUBAI – Tis the season for outdoor spaces and here’s another one: Dubai Silicon Oasis has opened North Park. The new park adds 35,000 square meters to the existing Lake Park, with a new 2.2km jogging path, a water fountain, kids’ play areas and a football pitch. There are also tennis, volleyball and multipurpose court, as well as a skate park and 91 parking spaces. dsoa.ae
START PRENATAL CLASSES IN ABU DHABI – The Hot House in Al Zeina kicks off a four-session package on Saturday, October 8, which will run every Saturday from 9.30-10.30am. The sessions will focus on prenatal yoga for strength and confidence; restorative yoga and meditation for wellbeing; birth preparation; and providing inspiration for home practice. The price is Dh312 for all four weeks or Dh85 per session. thehothouseuae.com
ENJOY THE BEST POOLS IN DUBAI FOR LESS WITH FITTPASS – The fitness pass doesn’t just offer deals on gyms and yoga studios: there’s relaxation to be had, too. Save up to 40 percent at the InterContinental, JW Marriott Marquis, Shangri-la and many others. fittpass.com