5 things to do today in Dubai

Go to Dance Afrique 2015 or Jam with Apache Indian

Things to do today, The Knowledge
Thursday October 8:

Visit Megcon
The team that brought us #Games14, one of the region’s biggest gaming conventions, is back this year with a new identity: Megcon. Get involved in cosplay competitions, community events, tabletop gaming, workshops and discussions, sneak a peek at some of the industry’s latest releases and get the chance to meet a few
surprise celebs.
October 8-9. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 454 2801).

Jam with Apache Indian
The man behind ’90s hits Boom Shak-A-Lak, Chok There and Raggamuffin Girl is in The Music Room tonight. The British singer songwriter and reggae DJ is fusing elements of Indian, Jamaican and English cultures to perform an awesome hip-hop, desi and reggae set, alongside his UK protégé Kay Vado.
Dhs100 in advance, Dhs150 on the door. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).

Enjoy the special menu at Hakkasan
Ever fancied a lychee and lobster dumpling? How about a macaron dipped in gold leaf and honeycomb ganache? Now is your chance to sample such delicacies, as the exceptional Hakkasan celebrates the annual Chinese holiday, Golden Week, with a special set menu. Alaskan king crab dumpling, anyone?
Dhs228 per person. Daily 7pm-1am. Until October 18. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 384 8484).

Shopping tech
The latest and greatest gadgets from the tech world are launched and flaunted at this season’s Gitex Shopper, which runs until Saturday October 10. This huge consumer electronics event features incredible offers and prizes.
Dhs30 entry. 11am-11pm. Until October 10. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.gitexshopperdubai.com.

Dance Afrique 2015
An all-star African line-up takes to the stage at Meydan Racecourse tonight. Moroccan rapper French Montana and African-American singer Akon (whose hometown is in Senegal) lead the bill alongside DJ Edu from Kenya, Fuse ODG from Ghana and duo P-Square and Flavour from Nigeria. Energetic UK comedian Eddie Kadi, who was born in Kinshasa, The Congo, is also performing some of his signature stand-up.
Dhs100-250. 7pm. Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba (04 818 9002).

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