Get a slice of Latin American culture or start the weekend early at Iris
Time Out Dubai staff
Things to do on April 16:
Get a slice of Latin American culture: Experience a Latin fiesta and discover Spanish-speaking culture, cuisine and language at the Eton Institute’s latest free culture day. Free. 7pm-8.30pm. Dubai Knowledge Village, Al Sufouh (04 438 6800).
Enjoy beauty-to-go at The Spa:
This quick service at JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort’s spa includes an essential mani-pedi and an Elemis taster facial. Dhs360 for 90 minutes. Until April 30. JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort, Jebel Ali (04 814 5810).
Arabic entertainment at Al Khaima:
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings at this Arabic restaurant now feature a programme of different Arabian performances including traditional dance styles and a live band. Priced à la carte. Thu-Wed, 8.15pm-1am. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort and Spa, Dubai Marina (04 399 5555).
Watch aquatic championships: Clubs from 26 countries compete in junior water polo, swimming and open water swimming at the first Dubai International Aquatic Championships. Free. 9am-12.30 and 6pm-9pm. Until April 26. Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Sports Complex, off Emirates Road (E611), www.uaeswimming.com (04 264 8717).
Start the weekend early at Iris: Head to one of Business Bay’s swankiest new nightspots to take advantage of a daily happy hour. Get 50 percent off a range of selected beverages, including mixed drinks with fresh fruit. Daily 6pm-8pm. The Oberoi Dubai, Business Bay (04 444 1444).