5 things to do today

Things to do today, The Knowledge
Sunday January 1

Post-party pampering at Akaru: Choose your four favourite treatments from a list that includes a Pevonia full-body scrub, Pevonia black mud wrap, foot massage, Swedish massage, Pevonia facial, Pevonia de-stressing eye treatment and a 30-minute Oxyspa, and have them all in one session at a discounted rate.
Dhs435. Until January 31. Akaru Spa, The Aviation Club (04 282 8578).

Have a Bubbalicious beginning to 2012: If you didn’t get sufficiently merry last night, book into this New Year’s Day brunch to keep the party going.
Dhs350 (soft drinks), Dhs490 (selected house beverages), Dhs590 (bubbly), Dhs190 (children aged six to 12). 1pm-4pm. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi (04 511 7139).

New Year’s Day at Nezesaussi Grill: A leisurely lunch to help you get over the hangover and get on with 2012.
Dhs199 (food and three selected house beverages). Noon-6pm. Southern Sun Al Manzil Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 428 5888).

Tango and dinner at Asado: Enjoy a three-course dinner with optional tango lessons and performances.
Dhs222. 7pm-11.30pm (tango starts at 9.30pm). The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).

Storytelling sessions at The Old Library: Enjoy a lively tale or two in these popular storytelling sessions suitable for kids under seven. Keep the little ones enthralled for an hour, then choose a few books to take home. Pre-registration is essential, so call beforehand to avoid disappointment.
Free. Sun 10.30am. Ongoing. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, www.theoldlibrary.ae (04 341 4777).

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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