Check out some skateboard art or absorb Japanese art and culture
Time Out Dubai staff
Things to do on February 8:
Check out some skateboard art: Artists including Her Highness Sheikha Wafa Hasher Al Maktoum are using broken skateboard decks as canvases in this show. Free. Until February 28. FN Designs, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz 1 (04 379 0490).Take part in the Giant Duathlon: The Giant Duathlon is a cycle and running event that athletes of all abilities can attempt. Dhs95 for children, Dhs295 for adults. 9am. The Sevens Stadium, Dubai-Al Ain Road, www.facebook.com/groups/duathlonseriesuae.
Absorb Japanese art and culture:
The Archive at Safa Park is hosting a day of Japanese cultural events, offering guests a chance to learn the language, watch films, try Japanese flower arranging and kimono making. Free. 10am-10pm. The Archive, Safa Park (04 349 4033).
See off The Year of The Horse: If you thought you’d missed Chinese New Year, head to Hakkasan for the promotional menu. Dhs488 per couple. Noon-3pm, 7pm-1am. Until February 9. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 384 8484).
Go jammin’ on Bob Marley’s birthday: This Jamaican-themed reggae pool party at XL Beach Club features singer Dawn Penn as well as sets from Dany Neville and Masterstepz . Dhs100. Free for ladies before 6pm. 2pm-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai (04 454 2927).