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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 25 June 2018

Five free and great things to do around the UAE 

From a fitness day for women to learning a new language, here's a round-up of five free things to do around the UAE this week

The Sportsman's Arms in Zayed Sports City offers free family-friendly film screenings on Saturdays. Courtesy The Sportsman’s Arms
The Sportsman's Arms in Zayed Sports City offers free family-friendly film screenings on Saturdays. Courtesy The Sportsman’s Arms

No plans for the week yet? With the temperatures rising, this is the best time to go outside your comfort zone and try something new. Here’s a look at five free things happening around the UAE this week.

Beat the Camel — Yalla Laughs (Abu Dhabi)

Looking to get your laugh on? Head to the Beat the Camel challenge at Le Méridien Abu Dhabi where up to 12 amateur comedians will compete against one another and the clock by trying to survive on stage for five minutes. Select audience members will be given large Camel cards to judge performances and if three go up, the comic is off the stage. Whoever is able to survive the five minutes will move on to the final round, which will determine the winner.

The event takes place at Le Méridien Abu Dhabi on August 14 at 8pm

Primal Gym Ladies Day (Abu Dhabi)

Primal Gym on Reem Island in Abu Dhabi will be kicking off its first-ever Ladies Fitness Day. The event is free and provides access to all of the fitness classes held at the gym on Wednesday, August 16. The gym has also teamed up with Glam House Beauty Salon to offer some well-earned pampering after a hard workout. The group fitness schedule for the day includes yoga, Bodyattack, Grit, and Workout of the Day. This is expected to become a weekly event.

The event takes place at Primal Gym on Reem Island on August 16; classes start from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Family-friendly film screening at Sportsman's Arms (Abu Dhabi)

Are the little ones feeling restless this long summer holiday? Bring them to watch a kid-friendly film at The Sportsman's Arms at Zayed Sports City. This week's movie is the Disney animation Moana, which is about an adventurous teenager who goes on a journey to fulfil the quest of her ancestors, and discovers her own identity in the process. The event takes place every Saturday until September 2.

The event takes place at The Sportsman's Arms in Zayed Sports City on August 19, 26 and September 2 from 2pm to 4pm

Language classes at Pomegranate Institute (Dubai)

As part of the Year of Giving, the Pomegranate Institute ion Al Barsha will offer free classes all day on August 19 in Arabic, Chinese and sign language. Refreshments and snacks will be provided, and there will also be free and covered parking and a supervised children’s play area. Registration is mandatory.

The event takes place on August 19, from 10am to 12 noon for Arabic, 12.30pm to 2.30pm for sign language and 3pm to 5pm for Mandarin Chinese. To sign up, call 04 221 1216 or 054 321 8337 or visit www.pomegranateinstitute.com/free-demo-classes

Andrew Hansen’s My Life on the Coffee Table talk at Alserkal Avenue (Dubai)

Prestel Publishing’s Andrew Hansen will share his perspective on how to achieve success in a rapidly changing and highly competitive book market. Known as a good conversationalist and a witty raconteur, his talk should make for an entertaining afternoon. The talk is part of the Literaturhaus at Nadi event at Alserkal Avenue.

The event takes place at Alserkal Avenue’s Nadi Al Quoz on August 19 at 4pm. To register visit www.alserkalavenue.ae

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