The cucumber craze
After the success of the DXB Cucumber Day, get ready to celebrate the DXB Cucumber Carnival at Soho Garden on October 17 and 18. The weekend will throw up a concoction of fun and entertainment - whether it's in the form of international acts like The Electric Swing Circus or local magic shows and tarot card readings. There are also two main events - the Feast (Dh250 per pax, on Oct 17) where you can enjoy delights in a banquet style setup or the High Tea (Dh250 per pax, on Oct 18) where you can enjoy mini sandwiches and other treats. Entry is free for all but don't forget your cucumber to access the 'VIC' area. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 052-388 8849.
Full steam ahead
'Play Museum' OliOli is celebrating its second birthday with S.T.E.A.M.ania - a five day event taking place from October 18 with activities for the family. From the OliOli Derby - where kids can build cars and race friends - to riding a square-wheeled tricycle, there's a lot to love. Book online before Oct 15 and get a 30 per cent early bird discount. For details, visit www.olioli.ae/steamania.
Bounty Beets in Le Meridien Mina Seyahi has the perfect way to kickstart the cooler months - the Bounty Beets Market. To take place on its terrace every Tuesday, 5pm-9pm, guests can shop from homegrown brands selling handmade jewellery, toys and more. From 6pm-10pm, ladies can also enjoy the Bounty Beets ladies' night. Shopping and healthy eats? Sure can't 'beet' that!
Taste of Japan
Wagamama is launching a new ladies-only night cooking class, to take place every Wednesday at Wagamama JBR. Learn elements of Japanese nourishment, principles of mindful eating, skills needed to create a signature sauce, and a flavoursome dish. Finally, attendees will get a main course and a beverage, all this for Dh99. For info, call 04 399 5900.
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