What's happening this week
Did someone say a free HIIT class? With the Dubai Fitness Challenge on our heels, the city is attempting to set another Guinness World Record with the world's largest high-intensity (HIIT) class on October 26 at Skydive Dubai. Fitness star Joe Wicks, aka 'The Body Coach', will guide and motivate the city's residents to cross that figurative finish line. Those who're 18 and above can be a part of this intense 30-minute session by registering on Platinum List Dubai.
Halloween for the teenies
City Walk's Mattel Play! Town is offering a 'A Not So Scary Halloween' for those aged between two and 10. Your little ones can dance around favourite characters, like Fireman Sam, Bob the Builder and more, from October 17 to November 2. All they need to do is come dressed in a spooktacular Halloween costume. Tickets start from Dh110 for children. To learn more, visit www.playtowndubai.com/en
With World Food Day on October 16, thejamjar is having a free screening of Wasted: The Story of Food Waste, which has been produced by Anthony Bourdain. Set to take place at Al Serkal Avenue from 6:30pm to 8:30pm on October 19, get ready to second-guess the way you buy, cook, recycle and eat food to do your bit for the environment. There are limited seats available, so be sure to RSVP at www.locomotionuae.com to catch the screening.
Enjoy 50 per cent off at TEPfactor Dubai down at JBR on October 31 from 6pm to 11pm. Remember to dress up in costumes to avail your discount once you book for a minimum of two hours. Competitive and spooky challenges in the dingy halls of TEPfactor's rooms await. Grab your friends and family for this one, because, with 21 challenges and a final chest to unlock, you're going to need help. To book your spot, visit www.tepfactor.ae
With Diwali right around the corner, BurJuman will start celebrating the festival of lights from October 20 onwards. Think desi picture backdrops, henna painting, diya decorations, in-store discounts, dance performances and raffle draws that could win you gold! To kick it all off, the RJs from City 1016 Malavika, Sid and Parikshit will be down on October 18 with games and giveaways. For more information, visit www.burjuman.com