5 things to do today in Dubai

Check out some skateboard art or absorb Japanese art and culture

Things to do today, The Knowledge
Things to do on February 8:

Check out some skateboard art: Artists including Her Highness Sheikha Wafa Hasher Al Maktoum are using broken skateboard decks as canvases in this show.
Free. Until February 28. FN Designs, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz 1 (04 379 0490).

Take part in the Giant Duathlon: The Giant Duathlon is a cycle and running event that athletes of all abilities can attempt.
Dhs95 for children, Dhs295 for adults. 9am. The Sevens Stadium, Dubai-Al Ain Road, www.facebook.com/groups/duathlonseriesuae.

Absorb Japanese art and culture: The Archive at Safa Park is hosting a day of Japanese cultural events, offering guests a chance to learn the language, watch films, try Japanese flower arranging and kimono making. Free. 10am-10pm. The Archive, Safa Park (04 349 4033).

See off The Year of The Horse: If you thought you’d missed Chinese New Year, head to Hakkasan for the promotional menu.
Dhs488 per couple. Noon-3pm, 7pm-1am. Until February 9. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 384 8484).

Go jammin’ on Bob Marley’s birthday: This Jamaican-themed reggae pool party at XL Beach Club features singer Dawn Penn as well as sets from Dany Neville and Masterstepz .
Dhs100. Free for ladies before 6pm. 2pm-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai (04 454 2927).

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