5 things to do today in Dubai

Listen to a British band or catch a cool new flick

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

Shop here: Splurge on organic fresh produce, locally made arts and fashion such as sustainable wooden sunglasses at the pop-up Ripe Night Market. It’s on for one day only, from 5pm to 10pm.
BurJuman, Bur Dubai, www.ripeme.com.

Listen to this: Anyone remember those classic hits Gold, True and Through the Barricades by cult British band Spandau Ballet? Well, just in case you don’t, they will be refreshing your memory this weekend as they return to Dubai with their Soul Boys of the Western World tour, following the release of the critically acclaimed film of the same name. Tickets are priced from Dhs300-650.
Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.doneevents.com (04 439 0900).

Watch this: See Jake Gyllenhaal as expedition leader Scott Fischer, who’s fighting for survival on Mount Everest in the face of a fierce snowstorm. Everest, released today, is based on the true events of two expeditions in 1996, led here by Gyllenhaal and Jason Clarke – who plays Rob Hall. The film also stars Keira Knightley as Rob’s pregnant wife.

Dance to this: Jump around to the sounds of the Khaleej at Bounce – the UAE’s biggest trampoline park – where the After Dark event has returned for one night only, from 8pm to midnight. DJ Brooklyn is mixing up Khaleeji tunes with R&B and hip-hop beats. It’s Dhs80 per person, per hour.
Al Quoz, www.bounce.ae/afterdark (04 321 1400).

Eat this: Forget about weekend takeaways and check out the Lafayette Gourmet Food Fest 2015. Hosted by the region’s celebrity chefs and foodies, the event starts today and features a free three-day programme of workshops, demonstrations and competitions. Think cooking the perfect steak, tasting and pairing raw Yemeni honey and discovering the secrets of truffles, as well as smoothies, raw foods and farm-to-table eating. It’s running until Saturday September 19, noon to 8pm.
Galleries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 9933).

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