5 things to do today in Dubai

Join the Helping Hands project or check out the slam dunks at FIBA

Things to do today, The Knowledge
Things to do on August 13:

Join the Helping Hands project: Senses Residential Care Home for children with special needs requires caring volunteers to help with domestic tasks and housekeeping. To lend a hand register online.
Free. 7pm-10pm. www.volunteerinuae.com

Check out the slam dunks at FIBA: Watch the best young basketball players as they compete for the FIBA U17 World Championship. The event will also have competitions for fans to show off their ball skills.
Free. Until August 16. Off Emirates Road (E611), www.hamdansc.com (04 306 2666).

Go see an art exhibition: Check out ‘Scripts of Our Unspoken Words’ by three African artists. The works express the power of language inspired by dreams and songs.
Free. Sat-Thu 10am-6pm. Until September 19. Showcase Gallery, Al Quoz (04 379 0940).

Hole different ball game...: Golf fans should head to Al Badia Golf Club, where they can enjoy an 18-hole game, plus a two-course dinner at Spikes for a set price of Dhs299 on weekday evenings.
Dhs299. Sun-Thu 6pm-11pm. Dhs399. Fri-Sat 6pm-11pm. Until September 30. Al Badia Golf Club, Festival City (04 601 0101).

Dance to urban classics: For a mid-week party, head to Diamond Wednesdays at XL Beach Club, with music from DJs Brooklyn and Shero. Expect urban tracks and club hits.
Free entry for ladies and couples, Dhs100 for men. 7pm-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161).

Blue and white walkways have been installed in more places

Prepare for a 5km and 13km course at Dubai’s Jebel Ali Racecourse next month

HiU messenger is available for download for Etisalat customers

Get deals at restaurants including Zheng He’s and Palace Downtown

You’ll also get discounts at spas, bars and restaurants

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