5 things to do today in Dubai

Get a slice of Latin American culture or start the weekend early at Iris

Things to do today, The Knowledge
Things to do on April 16:

Get a slice of Latin American culture: Experience a Latin fiesta and discover Spanish-speaking culture, cuisine and language at the Eton Institute’s latest free culture day.
Free. 7pm-8.30pm. Dubai Knowledge Village, Al Sufouh (04 438 6800).

Enjoy beauty-to-go at The Spa: This quick service at JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort’s spa includes an essential mani-pedi and an Elemis taster facial.
Dhs360 for 90 minutes. Until April 30. JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort, Jebel Ali (04 814 5810).

Arabic entertainment at Al Khaima: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings at this Arabic restaurant now feature a programme of different Arabian performances including traditional dance styles and a live band.
Priced à la carte. Thu-Wed, 8.15pm-1am. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort and Spa, Dubai Marina (04 399 5555).

Watch aquatic championships: Clubs from 26 countries compete in junior water polo, swimming and open water swimming at the first Dubai International Aquatic Championships.
Free. 9am-12.30 and 6pm-9pm. Until April 26. Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Sports Complex, off Emirates Road (E611), www.uaeswimming.com (04 264 8717).

Start the weekend early at Iris: Head to one of Business Bay’s swankiest new nightspots to take advantage of a daily happy hour. Get 50 percent off a range of selected beverages, including mixed drinks with fresh fruit.
Daily 6pm-8pm. The Oberoi Dubai, Business Bay (04 444 1444).

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