Watch the Dubai Marathon or dine at Fraîche Café & Bistro
Time Out Dubai staff
Things to do on January 23:
Watch the Dubai Marathon: Cheer on the professionals and thousands of plucky amateurs as they take on the 42.195km distance. Keep an eye out for Ethiopian Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele. Free to spectate. Race starts 7am. Route starts and ends on Umm Suqeim Road opposite Madinat Jumeirah (04 433 5669).
Dine at Fraîche Café & Bistro: The weekend special offers an unlimited selection from the breakfast menu. Dhs75 per person (food only). Fri and Sat 8am-4pm. Ongoing. Swiss Tower, Cluster Y, JLT (04 369 7821).
Enjoy the Dubai Polo series: The Silver Cup in this prestigious polo event will feature the world’s best teams and players. Spectators can enjoy full hospitality. In addition, families can pack a picnic and enjoy the sport from the lawns. From Dhs150. Daily 12.30pm-5pm. Until February 6. Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club, Arabian Ranches, www.dubaipologoldcup.com (056 373 2999).
Listen to Matt Tolfrey live: Matt Tolfrey will be joined by DJ and producer Jozif for a day and night of electronic music. Free (reservations recommended). 1pm-11pm. Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotels and Resort, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).
Get down to a drum ’n’ bass night: Doc Scott is joined by Metalheadz resident MC LowQui to kick off the year in true drum ’n’ bass style. Local support comes from DJs Mach4 and Minimal alongside MCs Prit, JD Odyssey and Kobra. Dhs100. 10pm-3am. The Basement, Boutique 7 Hotel & Suites, TECOM (04 434 5555).