5 things to do today in Dubai

Learn to make pasta or jump on board before Al Mansour sails away

Things to do today, The Knowledge
Monday, August 26

Learn to make pasta: The ‘perfect pasta’ promotion includes a master class in making this speciality, held today and next Wednesday.
Dhs145 (cooking class). Cooking classes: Aug 26, 10.30am-noon. Wed Aug 287.30pm-9pm. Until Aug 31. Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall, Downtown (04 339 9933).

Try a new afternoon tea: Sultan Lounge’s new afternoon tea features recipes devised by celebrity chef Eric Lanlard.
Dhs155 per person, Dhs185 (with a glass of bubbly). Daily 2.30pm-6.30pm. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray (04 453 0000).

Watch some swimming: More than 800 elite junior swimmers will take part in the 4th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships 2013, which starts today.
Free. Until Aug 31. Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Sports Complex, E611 (04 264 8717).

Jump on board before Al Mansour sails away: The summer cruise deal on Al Mansour Dhow is nearly at an end. It involves an Arabic buffet and live oud player.
Dhs135. Daily 8pm-10.30pm. Until August 31. The Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).

Watch a swimming gala: If you’re seeking some fast-paced action and have an interest in swimming, bring the kids to see the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships, where more than 800 swimmers from 90 countries, all under the age of 18 will compete against each other.
Free. 26-31 August. Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Sports Complex. www.fina.org (04 264 8717).

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