5 things to do today

Enjoy a night of Arabic music and poetry

Things to do today, The Knowledge
Thursday 23

Five summer spa packages: Retreat Spa at the Grosvenor House is offering five spa specials over the hot months. We’ll be trying the 90-minute Unwind, which involves a back and scalp massage and a facial for Dhs550.
Until August 31. Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina (04 399 8888).

A night of Arabic music and poetry in Abu Dhabi: Head to the capital this evening for the closing ceremony of the Splendours of Mesopotamia exhibition. There will be art workshops from 5pm until 9pm, a performance of the rare Maqam musical style and an appearance by acclaimed Syrian poet Omar Al Farra.
Free. 5pm-10pm. Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi (02 657 5800).

Eat pizza overlooking the creek: Vivaldi, a reasonably priced yet fancy eatery, is a great place to soak up the atmosphere around the creek and munch away on delicious pizza.
Dhs200-300. Open daily 6.30pm-10.30pm. Sheraton Dubai Creek, Baniyas Street, Deira (04 207 1717).

Check out jazz night at Ember: Enjoy all-you-can-eat steak and seafood while listening to music from a live jazz band. Dhs180 meal deal including soft drinks, Dhs245 including selected house beverages.
6.30pm-11.30pm. Ember Grill and Lounge, The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 438 8999).

Dance at Trilogy with Hi Tek Soul: Techno DJs and producers Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson, aka Hi Tek Soul, headline this week’s club night.
Dhs130; Dhs100 before 11pm. Open 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, www.trilogy.ae (04 366 6917).

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