x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 21 January 2018

Learn new skills from these Groupon courses

We tot up the plusses and minuses of UAE Groupon courses on cloud computing, languages and lie detection.

An Arabic-language class in the capital. Sammy Dallal / The National
An Arabic-language class in the capital. Sammy Dallal / The National

1. Online cloud computing training bundle

Benefits: Geared towards beginners, this IT University Online course starts at Dh289 for the one-person option, compared with the full price of nearly Dh10,000. It covers aspects of cloud computing, including characteristics, business value, technical perspectives and practical applications.

Watch out for: This is a group deal and it expires on Tuesday.

2. Arabic and English language lessons in Abu Dhabi

Benefits: This prepares you for the International English Language Testing System examination as you sharpen your English or Arabic skills. It is priced at Dh549 for the Arabic course instead of the usual Dh1,300, and Dh599 for English instead of Dh1,500. English Plus runs the classes on Hamdan Street.

Watch out for: You must be aged 16 or older to participate. This group deal is set to expire on November 1.

3. Three-hour course on lie detection

Benefits: Students are taught to spot lies in their daily lives. During the interactive lessons, they are shown how to detect microexpressions, non-verbal cues and speech patterns that mask the truth. This deal is priced at Dh79 instead of the usual Dh600. It is offered by Skyrocket Training, which has official accreditation.

Watch out for: You must book a at least a week ahead. Places are subject to availability.