x Abu Dhabi, UAE Friday 21 July 2017

Five things to do today: enjoy iftar at the Rainforest Cafe

Visit Al Ain Zoo, sign up the kids for Caboodle's Mini Artists Workshop, joining Kutub Bilarabi reading club or see an exhibition on Jeruslame, Mecca and Medina.

The Rainforest Cafe's iftar. Courtesy The Rainforest Cafe
The Rainforest Cafe's iftar. Courtesy The Rainforest Cafe

enjoy iftar at the Rainforest Cafe, with set menus of five, six and seven courses featuring international cuisine with your choice of the Arabic or Rainforest Special, both consisting of dates, samosas, soups, salads, main courses and desserts. Guests are also invited to drop off items for the clothes and toy-drop initiative, a part of Zakat Al Fitr’s charitable acts -during Ramadan. From Dh99 for the five-course meal, The Dubai Mall, next to the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, reservations on 04 330 8515

take the family to Al Ain Zoo and see the animals during the cooler evening hours when they are more active, as they would be in their natural habitats. Children under 12 will be admitted free when accompanied by two adults. from 6 to 10pm, Al Ain Zoo, 03 781 1451, www.alainzoo.ae

sign the kids up for the Caboodle Mini Artists Workshop. A discount of 10 per cent is available if booked in advance. August 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, from 3 to 7pm, Dh90 per child for two hours, Caboodle Pamper & Play, second floor, The Dubai Mall, near Galleries Lafayette Parking, 04 325 3367, www.caboodle.ae

join the reading club Kutub Bilarabi. This month, the group discusses The Grub Hunter, a novel by the Sudanese author Amir Taj Al Sir, and will meet on August 5 at 6.30pm, free entry, Pascal Tepper French Bakery, Dubai Media City, RSVP at 050 327 2748 or 050 180 4041 or kutubbilarabi@gmail.com, http://tinyurl.com/KutubBilarabi

go on a journey through three holy sites of historical and religious significance. The exhibition The Road from Jerusalem to Mecca and Medina showcases the rich history of these three destinations and highlights their importance in Islamic culture and tradition. From 8.30am until midnight, free entry, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

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