5 things to do today in Dubai

Get to know old Syria or buy Brazilian shades

Things to do today, The Knowledge
Things to do on June 23:

Buy Brazilian shades: New accessories store Chilli Beans is now open in the city’s largest shopping mall. The Brazilian brand sells watches, sunglasses and more.
Ongoing. Metro Link, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.chillibeans.com (055 804 1423).

Get to know old Syria: ‘Damascenes’, the solo show by Syrian artist Khaldoun Chichakli, showcases drawings and woodcuts that offer a poignant look into the Damascus of years gone by.
Free. 10am-7pm. Until June 27. Green Art Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 346 9305).

Buffet at Blue Elephant: The extensive buffet of Thai food features live cooking stations.
Dhs209 (soft drinks). Tue 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana Dubai, Garhoud (04 282 0000).

Book a blow-dry: Head to BdB blodrybar in Motor City for a range of summer deals, including a month of unlimited blow-outs for Dhs750.
Until June 30. First floor, Atrium Apex Building, Motor City (04 447 3826).

Tire them out at My Gym: There are many classes on offer at this fun gym for kids.
Dhs40 per hour, free (members only), Dhs250 (lifetime membership fee). Times vary. Ongoing. 2nd Floor, Lulu Hypermarket, Al Barsha, www.mygym.com/dubai (04 347 1018).

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

Whether you’re surfing, floating, or plummeting, here’s where to make a splash

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