5 Best things to do today

Swim in a park, go to the cinema and learn karate today in Dubai

Swim in Al Mamzar Beach Park For Dhs10 you can get access to one of Dubai’s few outdoor public pools. Go now while the weather’s gorgeous. Call 04 296 6201

Girl Power Tadrib team building centre, Ras Al Kaimah, 11am This is the first day of the Leadership Retreat for Women, going on for four consecutive days. To get a last-minute spot contact julie@dubaidrums.com

The Bounty Hunter In cinemas this week If you fancy something a little lighter than the end of the world as we know it, Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston get their romcom on in this yarn about a bounty hunter whose next job just so happens to be his ex-wife.

Caramel restaurant & lounge DIFC Check out the new hotspot in the financial centre, a chain straight outta the Bellagio in Las Vegas and a well-known celebrity haunt. We wonder who’ll be frequenting ours (besides you, of course). Call 04 425 6677

Karate classes
Fun City, Lamcy Plaza (Magdi, 050 498 7696; 04 335 2700) Let your little Hong Kong Phooeys get their kicks and a healthy dose of exercise at Fun City’s karate classes. Great for helping them to blow off steam, make new friends and improve their coordination and physical fitness, you can’t really go wrong. Sessions cost Dhs50 each, are suitable for tots aged three and up, and run from 5pm to 7pm on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Blue and white walkways have been installed in more places

Prepare for a 5km and 13km course at Dubai’s Jebel Ali Racecourse next month

HiU messenger is available for download for Etisalat customers

Get deals at restaurants including Zheng He’s and Palace Downtown

You’ll also get discounts at spas, bars and restaurants

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