Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 18 June 2019

Your weekend hit list: Have a spa treatment in the 'rainforest', test your maze skills, and more

If you're about to begin your festive break there's plenty on across the Emirates. Here are a few suggestions

The Rainforest Spa at the Ritz-Carlton Al Wadi Desert has just reopened. Ritz-Carlton 
The Rainforest Spa at the Ritz-Carlton Al Wadi Desert has just reopened. Ritz-Carlton 

Get Zen in the ‘rainforest’

Heading to Ras Al Khaimah over the holidays? If you’re in need of some pampering, to get you through the silly season, consider checking out what’s on offer at The Rainforest spa at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert. It has just reopened and offers a host of facilities including bucket drench showers, aroma steam, vitality pool and an ice igloo to name just a few. The spa is within the desert resort, which shares access with the Al Hamra beach property. For more, go to www.ritzcarlton.com.

Pop into WTC Abu Dhabi

Pop In & Play has just opened at the World Trade Centre Mall in Abu Dhabi. Pop in & Play
Pop In & Play has just opened at the World Trade Centre Mall in Abu Dhabi. Pop in & Play

If you’re looking for some family fun this weekend be sure to check out the new Pop In & Play at the World Trade Centre Mall in Abu Dhabi. The 780-square-metre installation is packed with Lego bricks for all ages, offers a place for kids to enjoy while you shop, and there’s also a cafe and three party rooms. It boasts themed play areas and seven Playstation4 gaming units. An hour’s play costs from Dh39. Find it beside the new Lulu Hypermarket on the first floor. For more information, visit www.popinandplay.com.

Treat in store for all ‘Star Wars’ fans

The Darth Vader helmet used for the film’s promotional tour is valued at GBP30,000 to 50,000. Courtesy Prop Store.
There will be life-sized Darth Vader statues on display. Courtesy Prop Store

This one is for those who love the space opera franchise. You have just over a week to check out the exhibition featuring more than 40 life-size figures, which have taken up residence at The Dubai Mall. Darth Vader, Boba Fett, K-2SO and an army of stormtroopers, are among the display which is being held in the Grand Atrium until December 30. Star Wars The Exhibit is sure to entertain even the slightest fan. For more information, go to thedubaimall.com.

Be a-mazed at Umm Al Emarat park

The new structure is said to be the world's largest mobile maze. Courtesy Umm Al Emarat Park
The new structure is said to be the world's largest mobile maze. Courtesy Umm Al Emarat Park

If you’re prone to getting lost or just enjoy a challenge, the new maze at Umm Al Emarat Park in the capital is certain to appeal to you. The Wonder Maze – the world’s largest mobile maze of its kind – has recently opened, and is said to consist of more than 25,000 square meters of tarpaulin, 1,700 metres of column pipes and 8,000 metres of rope. The total length of the paths and grids resportedly measures 3,000 metres. It can be found in the Evening Garden lawn at the Al Mushrif park, and is open from 9am to 11pm daily, until next April. For more information, visit www.ummalemaratpark.ae.

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Updated: December 19, 2018 03:57 PM

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