Urban yoga, wine week deals and two brand new ladies’ nights…

October is here and there’s so much to get excited about this month – in fact, we’ve rounded up 10 things we’re looking forward to here. But to kick things off this week, we’ve got a scent making workshop, two new ladies’ night deals, and wine week deals across the city.

Here are eight things to do in Dubai this week…

Sunday October 1

1. Create your own scent

Lili aromatherapy is hosting a one-off personalised scent workshop and dinner at The Sum of Us tonight. Guests are invited to take part in an aromatherapy overview, sample scents, and create their own 30ml scent. The workshop is paired with a three-course dinner and soft beverage.

The Sum of Us, Street 6 (behind Sheraton), Trade Centre 1, Sheikh Zayed Road, 7pm to 10pm, Dhs290. Tel: (056) 4457 526. More info on Facebook

2. Kickstart the week with caffeine (and chocolate)

Revo Café at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort is offering guests two coffee drinks of your choice along with the ‘Chocolate Explosion’ dessert to share for Dhs70. The oh-so-Instagrammable treat is made with chocolate fondant, crème Chantilly, marshmallows, chocolate sauce, chocolate brownie and chocolate chip cookies.

Anantara The Palm, daily 8am to 10.30pm, until November 30, Dhs70. Tel:(04) 567 8304. More info on website

Monday October 2

3. Celebrate wine week at Le Meridien Hotel

Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre is introducing wine week, a week-long promotion running from October 1 to October 7, available at five of the hotel’s venues. Restaurants participating in Wine Week include Yalumba, Casa Mia, Long Yin, M’s Grill and Warehouse. Wine and food pairings will be available from Dhs59 and will include each venue’s best tapas, paired with wine.

Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Center, Airport Road, Garhoud, October 1 to 7, from Dhs59. Tel: (04) 702 2455. More info on website

4. Get to rooftop Urban Yoga

Urban Yoga & Talise Fitness are partnering up to offer a yoga experience under the stars, with an urban backdrop of Dubai’s beautiful skyline. Classes are mixed level – no experience necessary. Guests are asked to bring a yoga mat and water and each session will be taught by a different teacher with a different style of yoga.

Mezzanine Level Terrace, Emirates Towers, 7.30pm to 9pm, prices vary, from Dhs50. Tel: (04) 369 7882. More info on Facebook

Tuesday October 3

5. Get to the launch of a new ladies’ night

Societe has launched a new ladies’ night named ‘Pout’. As well as unlimited free drinks for ladies until 1am, there will be pamper prizes for the best ‘pout’ captured by the cameraman on the evening.

Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina, 10pm to 3am, free drinks for ladies until 1am. Tel: (050) 699 3191. More info on website

6. Enjoy free drinks and a makeover

The open-air bar and lounge Level 43 has re-launched its ladies’ night in collaboration with Beauty Concept Lounge. As well as offering two complimentary drinks, ladies will be treated to manicures, massages and makeovers on the first Tuesday ladies’ night of the month.

Level 43, Four Points by Sheraton, Sheikh Zayed Road, Tuesday, 8pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 455 6677. More info on website

Wednesday October 4

7. Catch the premiere of a Dubai-themed musical

Amazing Dubai, the first-ever musical in English about Dubai, is set to premiere at the Madinat Theatre today. Amazing Dubai is an hour-long production telling of the emirate’s journey from small fishing community to one of the most modern metropolises in the world. The musical unfolds through the life and times of an imaginary Dubai family, whose progress parallels that of the city they call home. Special introductory price tickets for the month of October start from Dhs75 for Emirates ID holders.

Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat, Sat to Thurs, 12pm and 2.30pm, Dhs100 adults Dhs75 children and adults with Emirates ID, Dhs250 for family of two adults and two children. Tel (04) 366 6546. More info on website

8. Pay for a glass of wine with a cork

From October 1 to 7, celebrate ‘vine week’ at Lucky Voice and get two-for-one on all bottles of wine & sparkling. If it’s just a glass you’re after, from 2pm to 10pm you can pay for a glass of wine using a wine bottle cork (though only one per person). For a big night out, head down to their Jukebox Brunch from 8pm to 11pm and then take advantage of the two-for-one offer on bottles afterwards.

6th Floor, Grand Millenium, Barsha Heights, October 1 to 7. Tel: (800) 58259. More info on website

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