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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 15 August 2018

Hit List: the Mega Yacht Brunch, spinal care yoga class, and more 

Your weekend mantra 

DXB Entertainment, which operates Legoland Dubai, has cut losses. Getty
DXB Entertainment, which operates Legoland Dubai, has cut losses. Getty

Help your kids become Legoland journos

If you’ve got kids between the ages of 6 and 12 and you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, why not set them on the path to journalism glory by making a video and entering them in Legoland’s search for a junior reporter. The winners – there will be four of them – will be invited to report from theme park events, which sounds super exciting. All you have to do to be in the running is film and upload a video to social media featuring your child telling the judges why they would be an ideal choice. Use the hashtag #ImaJuniorReporter and tag the theme park. Go to www.legoland.ae for details.

A road trip of discovery

The weather is starting to get warmer, so the new Al Zorah area in Ajman sounds like a good weekend proposition. There are new watersports to try – mangrove kayaking, flyboarding, water skiing and jet-ski options, as well as a cool wake park, where you can wakeboard to your heart’s content. Located 25 minutes from Dubai International Airport the Al Zorah area has a hotel, marina, an 18-hole golf course and a retail and leisure hub. So if you are keen on a discovery kind of road trip, and perhaps haven’t been to Ajman before, this could be the ideal time to check it out. For more go to www.alzorah.ae

Floating a new brunch

Our inboxes are ­constantly jammed up with the ­latest and greatest ­dining ­offerings across the ­Emirates. One that caught our eye (and no doubt everyone else’s) is the Mega Yacht Brunch that sets sail for the first time today. If you’re not able to get aboard today, The Lotus is ­hosting brunch-goers every Friday from Dubai’s Pier 7 with two packages to choose from. In addition to the food and the views there will be multiple “party decks” with DJs entertaining the crowds for the duration of the four-hour trip. What more could you want? The Mega Yacht Brunch costs from Dh395. For more go to dubai.platinumlist.net

Posturing for better health

If an hour of “me-time” sounds like something you need this weekend, we’re loving the spinal yoga classes at The Yoga Studio in the capital. Those of us who sit at a desk during the week will benefit the most from the classes that are held in The Royal Stables. During the week, the class is offered almost every day. There are 9am classes on Mondays and ­Tuesdays, a 10.15am class on Sunday, and 7.15pm classes on Wednesdays and Sundays.

If you haven’t got enough time during the week, the 11.30am Saturday classes are worth making time for, you’ll join a dozen or so like-minded women and spend the hour working on your flexibility with postures designed to integrate, lengthen and expand your range of motion as well as improving your posture.

There’s a Groupon (www.groupon.com) deal that offers five classes for Dh99. Call 02 447 7735.

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