get a 20 per cent discount on any Voya treatment at De La Mer Day Spa, until the end of October. The Voya range of beauty and skincare treatments, including scrubs, wraps, baths, massages and facials, are inspired by the tranquillity of water and use certified organic seaweed blended with other organic ingredients. Treatments from Dh220, Villa 783, Jumeirah Beach Road, Umm Suqeim 2, Dubai, book at 04 328 2775, www.facebook.com/DeLaMerDubai
see an exhibition by Tachi Pintor. The Spanish artist brings his flamboyant painting style to portraits of famous, historical and culturally diverse figures. From 10am to 2pm and 8pm to 1am, Saturdays to Thursdays; 8pm to 1am on Fridays, Avenue at Etihad Towers, Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi, 800 384 4238, www.etihadtowers.com
attend the talk titled Why is the UAE a Federation? by the historian Frauke Heard-Bey. She will speak about the role of religion, tribal alliances, economic resources and the engagement of coastal tribal chiefs and the British in India that laid the foundations for the UAE’s political system. From noon to 1.30pm, NYUAD Downtown Campus, Abu Dhabi, registration is required at nyuad.nyu.edu
register for the The BurJuman Pink Walkathon. Breast cancer survivors will lead the two-kilometre route, accompanied by entertainers. Plus there will be free arts and crafts, a gaming area, a live band and a community Pink Bazaar. November 1, from 8.30am, Zabeel Park, Area A, Dubai, registration is from 10am to 10pm at all information counters at BurJuman mall; Dh50 for adults and Dh30 for children ages 8-12, no registration for under 8, www.safeandsound.ae
get your tickets for the Starred Dinner, to celebrate Taste of France Week. Indulge in a gourmet five-course set menu dinner. At 7.30pm, Dh500 for Alliance Française members, Dh550 for non-members, Monte Carlo Ballroom, Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, book at 04 335 8712
* Compiled by Ellen Fortini
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