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Friday, February 17
Walk Dubai in aid of education: This fun community event, organised by local fundraising group Dubai Cares, aims to highlight the importance of primary education and breaking the cycle of poverty.
Dhs30; free for kids under five. 9am. Jumeirah Beach Park, www.dubaicares.ae (no number).
Try authentic Emirati cuisine: Tuck into local dishes such as aishu laham, lamb biryani, ouzi meshawai and harris.
Dhs175 (food only). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Until February 29. Hyatt Regency Dubai (04 317 2222).
Say ‘Hola Hola’ at Toro Toro: This tasty Friday brunch features Latin American staples such as chorizo empanadas, crispy calamari and salmon flatbreads.
Dhs300 (soft drinks), Dhs400 (selected house beverages). 12.30pm-4pm. Grosvenor House, Tower 2, Dubai Marina (04 399 8888).
Dig Jools at Dubai Jazz Festival: British broadcasting institution Jools Holland brings his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra – which does exactly what it says on the tin – to our city to perform at the Skywards Dubai International Jazz Festival.
Dhs295-995. 7pm-midnight. Festival Park, Dubai Festival City, www.timeouttickets.com
Check out an underground party: Lebanese DJ Jade is a minor celeb in Beirut thanks to his underground-inspired mash-ups of hip-hop, soul and funk. He’s in Dubai for one night only, so don’t miss him.
Free for ladies, Dhs50 for men, including one drink. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (050 660 3796).
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See Armand Van Helden spin the decks or enjoy a festive cheese menu