5 things to do today

Things to do today, The Knowledge
Thursday 18

Try a colour therapy session: If you have time on your hands this Ramadan, see if a colour therapy session at Spa Dunya can help improve your emotional wellbeing.
From Dhs200 for a colour back massage. Ongoing. Spa Dunya Colour Experience, Shams 1, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 439 3669).

Watch Coraline from the pool: From the director of The Nightmare Before Christmas, this fantasy tale of childhood angst is simultaneously dazzling and terrifying, with a dark edge. Watch it tonight from the cool confines of Dubai Polo Club’s pool.
Dhs35 for adults, Dhs20 for kids aged 12 and under, free for members. 7pm. Today only. Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club (04 361 8111).

Arabian cultural evening: Discover more about local culture and the customs, traditions and beliefs of Arabia, while learning the basics of the Arabic language.
Free. 7pm-9pm. Today only. Book ahead. Eton Institute, Knowledge Village (800 3866).

A super-cheap suhoor: Budget hotel chain Citymax is offering a purse-friendly iftar and suhoor buffet throughout Ramadan. The buffets include 35 dishes – Asian, Arabic and continental – and will be available at all properties, including Al Barsha and Bur Dubai.
Dhs49 (iftar), Dhs29 (suhoor). Sunset-late. Until end of Ramadan. Citymax Hotel Al Barsha (04 409 8000); Bur Dubai (04 407 8000).

Feast on American steak: Enjoy an authentic New York culinary experience as the aptly named Manhattan Grill introduces a two-course menu featuring NYC-style steak.
Dhs195 for two courses (including a glass of grape). 7pm-8.30pm. Until end of Ramadan. Manhattan Grill, Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).

Denzel Washington makes a comeback, a huge shark wreaks havoc and our favourite honey-loving bear is as adorable as ever

Meydan Racecourse will host the two-day electronic music festival

Italian restaurant celebrates Springs Souk opening

Public parking will be free across the city next week


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