Play arcade games: Visit indoor amusement park Sega Republic, where you can zap zombies, drive race cars and spin in the air on the Storm G ride. Free entry, game prices vary. The Dubai Mall (04 448 8484).
Warm up for Dubai Tango Festival: This four-day festival dedicated to the passionate Argentinian dance starts today. From lessons to parties, there’s something for every dance fan. Prices and locations vary. www.dubaitangofestival.com
Snap up gifts at an open-air market: Dubai’s Covent Garden Market is a great place to browse, offering more than 75 stallholders who sell everything from jewellery and fashion to toys. Open 5pm-midnight. JBR, www.coventgardenmarket.ae
A Japanese feast: Spruce up your Wednesday night at Fazaris, which offers live cooking stations serving tempura, okonomiyaki, ramen and plenty of sushi. Dhs210 (food only); Dhs310 (selected Japanese beverages). 6.30pm-11pm. The Address Downtown Dubai (04 436 8888).
Rock out to Beethoven: Rock On! Beethoven is a smash-hit rock ’n’ roll musical from South Africa. Catch its Dubai debut tonight. Until May 21. Dhs165. 8pm. First Group Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah, (04 366 6546), www.timeouttickets.com