5 things to do today in Dubai

Head to Hopfest 2013 or try meditation for beginners

Things to do today, The Knowledge
Thursday, August 29

Head to Hopfest 2013: The three-day event with live music from The MapleJacks and DJ Marky takes place in The Irish Village’s air conditioned tent and features more than 100 varieties of hops.
Free. Aug 29-31. Midday-midnight. The Irish Village, Garhoud (04 282 4750). www.timeouttickets.com

Catch Emirati art at The Pavilion: See Emirati artist Fara Al Qasimi’s first solo exhibition at The Pavilion.
Until August 31. The Pavilion, Downtown Dubai (04 447 7025).

Try meditation for beginners: Tara Love Perry leads a guided meditation, with the aim of connecting you to your divine child.
Dhs50. 7.30pm-8pm. Illuminations Wellbeing Centre, JLT, www.meetup.com/illuminations (04 448 7043).

Last chance to get in earlyfor a discount on Indian fare: The early bird deal at Chutney’s ends this week.Get a 50 percent discount on food and 20 percent discount on beverages during August, when booking a table for business lunch or an early dinner.
Prices vary. Daily 12.30pm-1.30pm, 7pm-8pm. Until August 31. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai (04 310 4340).

Dance like a maniac at a trance night at Chi: This evening of trance with Cosmosis (Holophonic Records, UK) spinning the tracks is inspired by Goan beach parties.
Dhs125. 9pm-3am Chi@The Lodge, Oud Metha (050 645 1119).

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The popular beach club is opening later this year Bluewaters Island

Treble your tacos every Tuesday for Dhs27

The Play House features treats, cooking classes and more

Ladies get free drinks on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

The sleek new trains will be more spacious with a swankier design


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