5 things to do today in Dubai

Go to a free wellness open house or party at Bliss Lounge

Things to do today, The Knowledge
Thursday, September 12

Lap up India’s street food culture: Today, Claypot launches a month long Indian street food festival with live cooking stations and an à la carte menu of 15 popular classics.
Prices à la carte. Daily noon-3pm, 7pm-midnight. Until October 12. Citymax Hotels Bur Dubai, Kuwait Street (050 100 7065).

Go to a free wellness open house: Learn more about holistic healing and yourself, with a full day of demonstrations (and refreshments!), plus one-to-one readings.
Free. Noon-8pm. Illuminations Wellbeing Centre, Fortune Executive Towers, JLT (04 448 7043).

Watch some of the city’s fittest athletes battle it out: It’s the final round of the Dubai Fitness Championship, with local contests fighting it out at Dubai Ice Rink to be crowned the fastest and strongest in the emirate.
Free. From 7pm. Until September 14. The Dubai Mall, www.dxbfitness.com.

Party at Bliss Lounge: Relax outdoors at this great beachside venue, which will be playing house tunes throughout the evening, supplied by Time Out Dubai’s Best Dubai DJ 2013, Raxon.
Free. 8pm-3am. Bliss Lounge. Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, Dubai Marina (04 399 5533).

Watch Ace Hood perform: If you feel like a night out to an urban soundtrack this weekend, American hip hop artist Ace Hood, who’s signed to the same label as Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne, performs live tonight.
Free (reservations recommended). From 11pm. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 386 6844).

Blue and white walkways have been installed in more places

Prepare for a 5km and 13km course at Dubai’s Jebel Ali Racecourse next month

HiU messenger is available for download for Etisalat customers

Get deals at restaurants including Zheng He’s and Palace Downtown

You’ll also get discounts at spas, bars and restaurants

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