Friday, March 23
Stroll around a street festival: Dozens of performers will take part in the 10-day Dubai Marina Street Festival, which kicks off on Thursday before getting into the swing today with street music and theatre performances.
Free. 2.30pm-11pm. Until March 31. Marina Promenade and Marina Mall, Dubai Marina, www.dubaistreetfestival.com (no number).
Watch a paddleboard race: This official Sunset SUP Classic contest (a stand-up paddleboard competition) is open to men, women and kids. If the weather is bad, the event will be moved to Saturday March 24.
Free. 9am. Jumeirah Open Beach, www.surfingdubai.com (050 504 3020).
Take your rabble to the Lost Chambers Aquarium Family Day: Visitors can enjoy educational sessions with marine animal specialists, scuba divers, and a mystical scavenger hunt through the tunnels and mazes.
Dhs100; free for kids. 10am-8pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0000).
Hear some after-brunch beats: Check out this new afternoon session of chill-out grooves, plus two-for-one drinks until 7pm.
Free. 4pm-8pm. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 8888).
Headbang to punk music: We’ve been told to expect absolute chaos at Metal Asylum’s second Punk Rock Night, starring The Frenemies and the Dead Shakes.
Dhs50. 9pm-3am. Aussie Legends, Rydges Plaza Dubai, Satwa (04 398 2222).