5 things to do today

Celebrate Rock Bottom’s birthday or see thought-provoking photos

Things to do today, The Knowledge
Wednesday, September 12

Celebrate Rock Bottom’s birthday: Rock Bottom in Bur Dubai turns 17 years old tonight, making it virtually ancient in Dubai terms. Head down for the big birthday party.
Free. 8pm-3am. Rock Bottom Café, Regent Palace Hotel, Bur Dubai (04 396 3888).

See thought-provoking photos: Iranian photographer Majid Koorang Behesti presents imaginative and politically reactionary work in new show ‘Telling Spaces’.
Until October 11. Ayyam Art Center, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 323 6242).

Become a certified freediver this weekend: Fancy learning how to dive without oxygen and equipment? Sign up for this AIDA freediving course and you’ll complete four hours of theory today and a three-hour pool session on Thursday, followed by an open-water session in Khor Fakkan on Friday.
Dhs1,850. Timings and location TBC. alex@freedivinguae.com, www.freedivinguae.com (no number).

Watch DJs show off their skills: Dozens of DJs will pit their finest mixing, juggling, scratching and mashing skills against each other at the first round of the Pioneer DJ-ME Championship. Find out more on page 72.
Free. 6pm-3am. N’Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0561).

Have a Scottish-inspired feast: The Rivington Grill is hosting a one-off evening dedicated to Scottish drinks, malt-infused chocolates and mixed drinks, plus a five-course dinner matched with this Scottish malt beverage.
Dhs395 per person. 7.30pm-11pm. Booking required. The Rivington Grill, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6464).

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