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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 19 September 2018

Hit List: Picnic at the Palace, white party at Nikki Beach and more

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Visit the pop-up at Chaps & Co. barber shop for a free touch-up during Movember. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National
Visit the pop-up at Chaps & Co. barber shop for a free touch-up during Movember. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National

Picnic at the Palace the ideal way to spend a Saturday

Picture this, a piece of prime property with your name on it, complete with a blanket or bean bag, picnic basket packed with food and refreshments and activities for the kids. Sound too good to be true? It’s not. Emirates Palace is kicking off its palatial picnic offering tomorrow, and it’s scheduled for the first Saturday of every month until May. It runs from 2pm until 5pm on the lawns of the West Wing and costs Dh370 for adults and Dh185 for children 10-12 years (children under 10 eat free). Book the family in at restaurants@emiratespalace.ae

A free close shave

It’s officially Movember, and to most men that means growing a moustache to raise money for mens’ health. We’re loving that Vida Downtown is teaming up with Chaps & Co. this month to host a ‘barber in a box’ installation that recreates the traditional British barbershop and is offering tidying up and touch ups for free. The pop-up runs from Tuesdays to Saturdays. Call 04 428 6888 for details.

Visit the pop-up at Chaps & Co. barber shop for a free touch-up during Movember. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National
Visit the pop-up at Chaps & Co. barber shop for a free touch-up during Movember. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National

Taxis on right track, finally

We’ve notice that there appears to be a new batch of taxi drivers on the road in the capital lately, and the best bit is that the majority of the cabs are fitted out with GPS devices. This is quite the move forward and one that is welcomed by those who often find themselves directing the cab drivers themselves using their own GPS mobile apps.

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It’s all white at Nikki Beach

If you haven’t been to Nikki Beach Dubai yet and are keen on an exclusive night out, we’re excited to hear that the resort is hosting its own White Party tomorrow. The theme is ‘Circus Circus’, built around magic and illusion. There will be live performances, gourmet food and DJs to keep the vibe uptempo. You must reserve your spot though, the fun starts from noon and the dress code is strictly white. Email info.dubai@nikkibeach.com or call 04 376 6162 to book.

The White Party at Nikki Beach Dubai is an exclusive event. Nikki Beach Dubai
The White Party at Nikki Beach Dubai is an exclusive event. Nikki Beach Dubai

Yoga class ripe for picking

We’re so glad that with the cooler weather community yoga is back each Saturday at the Ripe Market in Abu Dhabi’s Umm Al Emarat Park. The outdoor flow class is taught by a teacher from the capital’s Bodytree Studio and is suitable for all levels. Completely free, with a limited number of mats provided, all you need to bring is yourself and some comfy clothes you can easily move around in – and possibly some spending money to treat yourself to something at the food trucks and stall afterwards. Well, why not? After an hour of yoga you definitely deserve it! On each Saturday from 5-6pm. Contact Bodytree Studio on 02 443 4448.

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