Attend a thought-provoking talk or eat and mark St George’s Day
Time Out Dubai staff
Things to do on April 23:
Attend a thought-provoking talk: Go to this open discussion with scholar Dr Mohammed Al Kobaisi, who will be giving a talk on Islam in modern Dubai. Free. 7pm. World Trade Club, Dubai World Trade Centre, www.meetup.com/culturesintheuae (050 260 3889).
Buy up big at Gitex Shopper: The four-day electronics fair kicks off today. Expect crazy sales and exciting competitions, as well as millions of dirhams worth of stunning prizes (such as cars) up for grabs. Tickets can be purchased from selected Emarat outlets. Dhs15 entry. Free for children under five. 11am-11pm. Until April 26. Dubai World Trade Centre (www.gitexshopperdubai.com).
Bag skincare freebies: Watch demos of the latest Viora treatments and you’ll get buy-one-get-one-free offers on the clinic’s most popular treatments. You’ll also get a goody bag and a Dhs200 gift voucher. Free. 9am-noon. Until April 23. Rebecca Treston at Euromed, Villa 611, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1 (04 394 5422).
Eat and mark St George’s Day: Today is the feast day of England’s patron saint. London-style gastro pub Reform Social & Grill is celebrating the occasion by serving a special of beef Wellington, available only today. Dhs140 (beef Wellington). 7pm-midnight. The Lakes, Emirates Hills (04 454 2638).
Head to a guest chef gala dinner: Tonight, BiCE’s visiting chef Claudio Sadler concludes his three-night residence at the restaurant by preparing a four-course dinner. Dhs495 per person. 7pm-11.30pm. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Dubai Marina (04 318 2520).