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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 18 April 2019

Your weekend hit list: Check out a new cafe at Reem Park, gear up for a new Buddha Bar pop-up, and more

There's plenty happening across the Emirates in the coming days, we have put together a few suggestions for you

KidZania Dubai has transformed into a winter wonderland for the kids to enjoy. KidZania 
KidZania Dubai has transformed into a winter wonderland for the kids to enjoy. KidZania 

Winter wonders for kids

If you’re keen on boosting your children’s Christmas spirit, take them to KidZania at The Dubai Mall between now and January 5. The “edutainment centre” has been transformed into a winter wonderland that’s full of snow and festive-inspired winter games. Kids can playwith snowmen, take part in snow hunts and heaps more. It’s a bit pricey (Dh250 including the games and snowfield, or Dh180 for a standard ticket), but it will keep them entertained for hours. Open 10am until midnight. For more, go to www.kidzania.ae

Park yourself at the new Reem cafe

Park House is the newest cafe to open at Reem Central Park in Abu Dhabi. Park House
Park House is the newest cafe to open at Reem Central Park in Abu Dhabi. Park House

For somewhere new to enjoy a coffee, lunch or catch up with friends this weekend, make your way to Park House at Reem Central Park on Reem Island. The new eatery is being touted as “beachside dining” and is a first for the brand in Abu Dhabi. The menu includes a selection of healthy, home-made dishes and light bites including avocado on toast, mini pancakes and fresh juices and smoothies. Park House at Reem is open daily from 8am to 10pm.

Straight to The Pointe

Rendering of The Pointe retail, dining and entertainment complex on Palm Jumeirah. Courtesy Nakheel
Rendering of The Pointe retail, dining and entertainment complex on Palm Jumeirah. Nakheel

There has been a number of new neighbourhoods springing up in and around Dubai this year, the latest of which is The Pointe, and we already know that Enrique Iglesias will perform there on Friday. The new precinct on the Palm Jumeirah will, when fully open, be home to about 70 shops and restaurants, a promenade, a fountain and an area for concerts. For now, it’s worth checking out the five-screen Reel Cinemas, which has a 100-seat Guy Fieri restaurant, a beauty salon and a Cheeky Monkeys play centre.

Buddha-Bar pops up in RAK

Buddha Bar will be 'popping up' at the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah resort for six months. Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah
Buddha Bar will be 'popping up' at the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah resort for six months. Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

Those of you who have spent any time at either of the Buddha-Bar venues in Dubai (Grosvenor House) and Abu Dhabi (The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort) will be excited to learn that Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah will be hosting a six-month Siddharta Lounge by Buddha-Bar pop-up from December 20. Mark the date in your diaries. The lounge will be able to accommodate 120 people and will host a series of concept nights. Guests can make the most of its location on the coastline, and enjoy pool and beach access, and those fantastic sea views. There will also be a mixology bar and sushi counter. For more, go to www.waldorfastoria.com

Updated: December 15, 2018 10:14 AM

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