Raise a cup to World Coffee Day
Coffee addicts rejoice as today we celebrate the humble bean. To mark the occasion several outlets across the city are brewing up hot cups for free. If you’re in the Marina, wrap your hands around a mug at neighbourhood favourite, Counter Culture Café at Marriott Dubai Harbour Hotel & Suites from 11am to 1pm.Boost your energy with a free espresso at Grounded at Renaissance Downtown Hotel from 10am to 7pm. Those staying in Jumeirah should head to Typica Speciality Café on Jumeirah Beach Road for their caffeine fix (from 8 to 11am) at this new, trendy joint.
There are lots of cool places in the city known for their coffee experieces. The Armani Hotel serves up a 23-karat gold flake cappuccino. Situated in the world’s tallest building, enjoy the frothy drink along with a dark chocolate for just Dhs75. If you fancy making an afternoon of it, consider booking the afternoon tea. Call +971 4 888 3666, armanihoteldubai.com
If you haven't tried an Arabic coffee yet, don't miss savouring the taste of an Arabesque brew from Mokha 1450. Experts in the unique blends and rare roasts this lounge attracts a crowd who are serious about their morning cup. Al Wasl Road or Golden Mile Galleria on Palm Jumeirah, mokha1450.com
Try a limited-edition pink dessert
Award-winning Turkish restaurant Kaftan launches its Pembe Sebastain Cheesecake (Pembe – meaning pink in Turkish) today. The bright pink fluffy dessert is made with organic ingredients and offers a rich flavour, along with being totally Insta-worthy. What’s more, in honour of breast cancer awareness month, Kaftan will be donating 40% of the dessert’s proceeds to local charity, Friend of Cancer Patients. The Pembe Sebastian Cheesecake will be available in both the Kaftan Jumeirah and La Mer branches from the October 1 until October 31. kaftan-restaurant.com
Watch a David Bowie film under the stars for free
Fans of the cult classic, The Man Who Fell to Earth, are in for a treat tonight as Nikki Beach screening the film for free (with a Dhs50 minimum spend on F&B). The science fiction film starring David Bowie has received critical acclaim since its release in 1976 and continues to draw a steady fan base. Settle down on the sand, under the stars and prepare for an extraterrestrial experience set to a stellar soundtrack tonight at 8pm. +971 4 376 6000, nikkibeach.com