5 things to do today in Dubai

Dubai Motor Festival revs into town or listen to popular opera live

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Things to do on November 19:

Dubai Motor Festival revs into town: Enjoy the engine-revving activities and motor sports. The festival is an umbrella for a host of events including Dubai Motor Village, where you’ll find all things motor sports-related and see a light show conducted entirely by cars.
Free. Noon. Until December 6. Meydan, Nad Al Sheba, www.motorfestival.ae (no number).

Game night at La Porte des Indes: The first of two one-off evenings of game dishes, featuring venison pepper fry and honey mustard grilled quail.
Priced à la carte. 6.30pm-11.30pm. November 19 and 29. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 438 8610).

Don Alfonso comes to town: The two Michelin-starred chef behind Don Alfonso 1890 cooks at the restaurant.
7pm-midnight. Shangri-La Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 615 1105).

All-stars at Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo: Five chefs with seven Michelin stars between them prepare a special dinner.
Dhs695 per person, Dhs795 per person (including car transportation). 7pm-11pm. Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, Deira (04 207 1717).

Listen to popular opera live: The second in the Opera Pop concert series will feature singing by Russian diva Guzel Teymour-Ganieva and tenors Murat Öztürk from Turkey and Wim Hoste of Belgium. The show will cover a huge variety of music from Baroque right the way through to Elvis and Andrea Bocelli.
Dhs150. 7.30pm-11pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 341 4777).

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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