5 things to do today

Party on the beach at Sandance or see Kim K

Things to do today, The Knowledge
Friday 14

Party on the beach at Sandance: The original 12-hour beach festival is back, featuring Example, Richard Ashcroft, Chicane, Sasha and more.
Dhs200 for advance tickets, Dhs250 on the door, Dhs350 VIP. 2pm-2am. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com

Meet (well, see) Kim Kardashian: The reality TV star will be visiting The Dubai Mall today to launch new shake bar Millions of Milkshakes. Yes, it will be mobbed, and no, you’re not likely to get into the shake bar, but head down if you think it’s worth elbowing through a crowd to catch a glimpse of the Armenian beauty. See the website for more info.
Times TBC. Today only. The Dubai Mall, www.thedubaimall.com (04 362 7500)

Taste Teutonic treats at the Grand Oktoberfest brunch: Try this Bavarian-style brunch while you can – it only runs for three Fridays until the end of the hop festival celebrations, and the fresh pretzels and weisshurst are sure to prove popular.
Dhs180 (food only). 12.30pm-4.30pm. Until October 28. Grand Oktoberfest tent, Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2271).

Kick back at Audio Tonic’s Sunset Sessions: If Sandance is a little too full-on for your tastes this week, unwind at 360° with Tonic residents Vas Floyd, Raxon, JC and Soulfisher.
Free. 4pm-2am. Ongoing. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (050 107 6405).

Spice up your life with brunch at Spice Island: This impressive brunch is a family affair to end all brunches – the selection of food is mind-boggling, and the kids’ entertainment is spot on too. There’s a supervised play area where children can let off steam and enjoy a dedicated kids’ buffet.
Dhs149-Dhs269 (adults); Dhs69 (children aged six to 11); free for kids under six. Fri noon-4pm. Ongoing. Renaissance Hotel, Deira (04 262 5555).

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