5 things to do today

Buy a pre-owned boat or check out a Caribbean carnival

Things to do today, The Knowledge
Friday 18

Dubai Pre-owned Boat Show 2011: Returning for a second year, the boat show will cater to all tastes and most budgets with vessels ranging from 25ft to 165ft and prices from Dhs30,000 to Dhs25 million. Exhibitors can display their boats on land or sea, with prices starting at Dhs25 per foot, per day on water.
Free. 11am-9pm. Until November 19. Dubai Creek Marina, Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, Deira (04 205 4535).

Yum cha at Hukama: Partake in the Cantonese custom of yum cha. Enjoy a selection of the finest Chinese teas, along with deliciously unique dim sum.
Dhs145. Fri noon-3pm. The Address Downtown Dubai, Downtown Burj Khalifa (04 436 8928).

Check out a Caribbean carnival: Authentic food, drink, music, dance and activities are promised at The First Annual Caribbean Beach Bacchanal. Buy a premium ticket and you will get to go on a yacht cruise.
Dhs150-500. Noon-1am. Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, Jebel Ali (050 436 0891).

Soak up the sounds of Sandance: Heavyweights The Script and Groove Armada share the headlining duties at this fourth Sandance event, which is predicted to host 10,000 people. There are also sets from Pete Murray, Norman Jay and Sneaky Sound System.
Dhs200 (advanced), Dhs250 (door). 2pm-2am, Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com

Hear a classical masterpiece: Verdi’s epic opera La Traviata – known to many via Pretty Woman – will be performed in stripped down concerto form, for just voice and piano.
Dhs130-200. 8pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates (04 341 4777) www.timeouttickets.com

Dig into fresh new dishes at the Meydan Racecourse nightspot

Time Out Dubai Vlogs takes on one of the hardest eating competitions in the UAE

Workers across Dubai will get three days off next week

Expect discounts of up to 50% on dining, shopping and entertainment for three days

The dates for the special occasion have been announced

Dubai will be dry at the start of the week ahead of Eid al-Adha


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