Dubai International Dance Festival: This mega dance event features 350 performers from around the world, who will take to the stage to showcase everything from salsa and tango to belly dancing, hip hop and flamenco. Continues until Saturday 4. Dhs175. 6.30pm-8.30pm, First Group Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah (050 277 7475), www.timeouttickets.com
Take the day off with the kids:
Club Olympus at the Hyatt Regency is offering a great package for families: parents will receive a relaxing hour-long massage while kids get a swimming lesson. Afterwards the whole family can relax by the pool for the rest of the day. Dhs465 per single parent, Dhs685 per couple. Hyatt Regency, Deira (04 209 6802).
Get Physical with Italoboyz: Local club night iLL Communications moves into Trilogy’s studio room for the summer, with quality electronic acts from around the world. Dhs100 before midnight, Dhs130 after. Open 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 725 8277).
DJ Saeed Murad: The Lebanese guru of Arabian electronic dance music has been on the road since 2002, playing the scene’s top venues – such as Karma Kafé. Free. Open 7pm-3am. Karma Kafe, Souk Al Bahar (04 423 0909).