Things to do on May 17:
Maz Jobrani gets off the Axis: Best known as one-quarter of the notorious Axis of Evil comedy group, Iranian-American comic Jobrani is a Dubai fave.
Dhs295-495. 7pm. MusicHall, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah www.timeouttickets.com
Watch the Al Gaffal dhow boat race: Watch hundreds of UAE-made dhows take to the seas in a 50 nautical mile race. One of the best vantage spots will be the open beach at Al Sufouh, so get there early for prime viewing.
Free to spectate. 6am. Mina Seyahi, www.dimc.ae (04 381 3733).
TribeFit dishes up nutritional advice: Find out how you can improve your nutrition at this awareness day. A variety of companies and local producers present their products and offer advice on healthy eating.
Free. 10.30am-5pm. TribeFit Silverene Tower, Dubai Marina, www.tribefit.com (800 87423).
Zafran serves up the Indian Ocean: The new promotion this month features a variety of Indian recipes, focussed on seafood and fish.
From Dhs28 per dish. Daily noon-10pm. Until May 31. Mirdif City Centre (04 284 0987). Other location, Dubai Marina Mall (04 399 7357).
Art for the love of culture: Bahrain-born artist Hesham Malik’s exhibition is an abstract exploration of different cultures around the world.
Free. Until June 5. Alliance Française, Oud Metha (04 335 8712).