5 things to do today in Dubai

Watch a celebrity basketball game or sample a six-course Melbourne feast

Things to do today, The Knowledge
Friday, September 27

Watch a celebrity basketball game: LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant will coach a team of local celebrities against a Real Madrid team, before judging a slam-dunk contest.
From Dhs250. Doors open 2.30pm, game starts 4.30pm. American University in Dubai. www.timeouttickets.com

Attempt free exercise classes: At the one-day Fit ’13 event, take part in boot camps, Crossfit, strongman circuits, Zumba, yoga, bleep tests and much more.
Free. 11am-7pm. Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, www.facebook.com/shapeme (050 855 7320).

Go for a picnic by the pool: Today, 3in1 at the newly revamped Vida Downtown Hotel launches its first ‘urban picnic’, which allows guests to dine out by the pool, while listening to chillout tracks on the decks.
Dhs225 (soft drinks). Dhs295 (house beverages). 1pm-5pm. Ongoing. Vida Downtown Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 428 5923).

Sample a six-course Melbourne feast: Australian celebrity chef George Calombaris, known for his appearances on MasterChef Australia, prepares a one-off six-course dinner at Ossiano tonight.
Dhs995 per person (including beverages). 7pm-11pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Dance at the Sunny Vibe Up party: The night that’s organised by the Deep Crates Cartel returns with South Londoner and Roots Manuva collaborator Wrongtom on deck duty. Dhs50 advance, Dhs60 door. 2pm-midnight. Dusk Terrace, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (055 418 6265). www.timeouttickets.com

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