5 things to do today

Find a bargain at Dubai Flea Market and watch Australia v Ireland

Things to do today, The Knowledge
Saturday 17

Find a bargain at Dubai Flea Market: From second-hand clothes to furniture, there are countless bargains to be had at this popular flea market. Voice4Charity will have a stall selling items to raise money for labourers.
Dhs5 entry fee for Stargate. 10am-3pm.Stargate, Za’abeel Park gate four, www.dubai-fleamarket.com (050 296 9680).

Learn to cook steak with MJ’s chef Edward Mair: Chef Edward will teach guests how to cook some of MJ’s Steakhouse's signature dishes, such as yellow-fin tuna tartare, 250-day fillet steak Dianne and mixed-berry Eton mess.
Dhs295 (includes lunch and soft drinks), Dhs395 (grape pairing). Noon-3pm. MJ’s Steakhouse, Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).

Test your knowledge at a pub quiz: Take on Maxx Music Bar’s pub quiz challenge on Saturdays, and take advantage of the three-hour happy ‘hour’ while you’re there.
Free. 6pm-9pm. Maxx Music Bar & Grill, Citymax Hotel, Al Barsha (04 409 8000).

Salt-tasting at The Cavendish: Executive chef Thomas Gagliardi will be on hand to lead guests through the history and gastronomy of salt. There’ll be a five-course dinner, with a specific salt type and a different grape beverage for each course.
Dhs390 (IWFS members), Dhs460 (non-members) including grape. 6.30pm. Bonnington Hotel, JLT (04 356 0000).

See Australia v Ireland at Bidi Bondi: The Rugby World Cup is in full swing, and the heavyweights of Pool C go head to head today in what should be a closely fought encounter. There’ll be special drinks deals at Bidi Bondi to help fuel the atmosphere.
Free entry. Kick-off 12.30pm. Bidi Bondi, Clubhouse Al Manhal, (between Shoreline buildings three and four), Palm Jumeirah (04 427 0515).

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