5 things to do today

Walk Dubai in aid of education or try authentic Emirati cuisine

Things to do today, The Knowledge
Friday, February 17

Walk Dubai in aid of education: This fun community event, organised by local fundraising group Dubai Cares, aims to highlight the importance of primary education and breaking the cycle of poverty.
Dhs30; free for kids under five. 9am. Jumeirah Beach Park, www.dubaicares.ae (no number).

Try authentic Emirati cuisine: Tuck into local dishes such as aishu laham, lamb biryani, ouzi meshawai and harris.
Dhs175 (food only). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Until February 29. Hyatt Regency Dubai (04 317 2222).

Say ‘Hola Hola’ at Toro Toro: This tasty Friday brunch features Latin American staples such as chorizo empanadas, crispy calamari and salmon flatbreads.
Dhs300 (soft drinks), Dhs400 (selected house beverages). 12.30pm-4pm. Grosvenor House, Tower 2, Dubai Marina (04 399 8888).

Dig Jools at Dubai Jazz Festival: British broadcasting institution Jools Holland brings his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra – which does exactly what it says on the tin – to our city to perform at the Skywards Dubai International Jazz Festival.
Dhs295-995. 7pm-midnight. Festival Park, Dubai Festival City, www.timeouttickets.com

Check out an underground party: Lebanese DJ Jade is a minor celeb in Beirut thanks to his underground-inspired mash-ups of hip-hop, soul and funk. He’s in Dubai for one night only, so don’t miss him.
Free for ladies, Dhs50 for men, including one drink. 9pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (050 660 3796).

Public parking will be free across the city next week

‘Winter Wonderland’-themed 5km fun run will kick off in Zabeel Park

Find some of the top spots to celebrate the special occasion

Eid is expected to fall on Tuesday August 21 and run until Friday August 24


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