5 things to do today in Dubai

Run 5km and win fantastic prizes or watch a new play

Things to do today, The Knowledge
Wednesday, September 18

Run 5km and win fantastic prizes: Take part in the annual Iftar Challenge 5km race and be rewarded for your efforts.
Dhs50 (adults), Dhs20 (under 18s). From 8pm. Dubai Autodrome, Motor City, www.premiermarathons.com (050 624 3213).

Get photographed throwing cake: Pink Pepper Photography and Kitsch Cupcakes have joined forces for a unique photoshoot experience, where clients are invited to smash up giant cupcakes to create striking images.
Dhs499 (including the shoot, giant cupcake, private viewing and a 30cm framed image). Pink Pepper Photography, Fashion Avenue, The Dubai Mall (04 434 0437).

Celebrate Mexican Independence: This week, Maya Modern Mexican Kitchen hosts a special deal to celebrate Mexican Independence Day, featuring a set price for Mexican food and unlimited mixed drinks.
Dhs375 per person. Sun-Wed 7pm-midnight, Thu and Fri 7pm-1am. Until September 22. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 316 5550).

Watch a new play: Comedy thriller Deathtrap holds the accolade of being the longest-running play of its type on Broadway It’s set in Westport, Connecticut, and is split into two acts with five characters. It originally premiered in 1978.
Dhs100. 7.30pm. Kilachand Studio Theatre, Al Barsha (050 924 4160). www.timeouttickets.com

Join Rock Bottom on its birthday: The Bur Dubai branch is celebrating its 17th anniversary, which is literally ancient by Dubai club standards.
Free. 8pm-3am. Regent Palace Hotel, Bur Dubai (04 396 3888).

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