The gaming tournament RoxnRoll: Tekken World Tour live is in Dubai this weekend. Watch as gamers battle it out in this qualifying round where you can compete for Dh21,000 worth of prizes. There's also a cosplay competition, so head down to Dubai Outlet Mall and catch all the action on November 8 and 9 at 2pm. Tickets cost Dh165. Call 04-4573212 to learn more.
Dialling up designers
The region's largest creative festival is back from November 11 to 16. In its fifth edition, prepare to gawk at designs from architecture to interior design and even graphic design. Held at Dubai Design District, keep an eye out for an up-cycled installation, designs from innovative universities and cultural designs from Afghanistan. Visit www.dubaidesignweek.ae for much more.
Just keep swimming
Since the first was such a hit (or lap), the Daman DXB SwimFest is back for a second time at JA The Resort in Jebel Ali on November 9. The SwimFest is open to the public, especially for amateur swimmers as long as they are over the age of 8. There are so many categories to choose from - The Resort Half Mile for adults, 100m and 300m Junior Splash Dash for children and Team Splash Dash relay for groups of four. Tickets start at Dh84 up and go up to Dh300 depending on the category. Admission is at 6am so get there early! For more information, log on to www.dxbswimfest.com.
Made with love
Looking to empower women artisans, an exhibition is showcasing 39 handmade products across 12 collections by Irthi, the Contemporary Crafts Council. Collections feature traditional work fused with innovative designs from across the globe. Many of these products depict the Emirati heritage with additions from Italy, Spain, Japan and more. Catch the exhibition before February at Al Bait Hotel, Sharjah. For more information, call 06-5941262.
Meet the Italian author behind the well-known children's novel and character Geranimo Stilton. Elisabetta Dami will be in Kinokuniya, Dubai Mall, for a book-signing session at 2pm on Friday, November 8. There will also be a special guest appearance by Geranima (psst... be sure to tell the kids)! Oh, and it's free. For more information, call 04-4340111.