5 things to do today

Monday 23

Go fencing: Learn one of the oldest sports on the planet atthese sessions, taught by a Bulgarian champion.
Dhs45 (non-members). 6.30pm-9pm. Raffles International School, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.dubaifencingclub.com (050 684 2935).

Visit Dubai Animal Rescue Centre: See how this local animal shelter cares for more than 200 animals, from snakes and guinea pigs to gazelles. Members of the public can volunteer to help and adopt domestic animals.
Free. 7pm-9pm. Street 14a, Villa 40, Al Barsha 3, www.darcuae.com (050 841 2495).

Amazing asparagus: Sample white, purple, green and wild asparagus as part of Cavalli Club’s ongoing seasonal menu.
Prices vary. 8pm. The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 9260).

Sushi night at Benihana: Feast on Japanese nigiri, sushi and teppanyaki.
Dhs189 (soft drinks), Dhs239 (selected house beverages). 6.30pm-midnight. Amwaj Rotana, JBR (04 428 3089).

Get your toes nibbled by the sharks: There will be a protective layer of glass in between of course… Dubai Aquarium is running trips in its glass-bottomed boat so that you can get even closer to the exciting creatures that live in the world’s largest aquarium. The 15-minute tours run every half an hour and spots on the boat can be booked at the main desk. Perfect for budding marine biologists, but sticking your hands over the sides isn’t advised.
Dhs25, plus an optional Dhs5 for a pack of fish food. Open Sun-Wed 10am-10pm; Thu-Sat 10am-midnight. Dubai Aquarium, The Dubai Mall, www.thedubaiaquarium.com.

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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