Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 19 June 2019

Things to do in Dubai

Here's what is happening in Dubai and the Northern Emirates this week

Here are the top things to do in Dubai this week. AFP
Here are the top things to do in Dubai this week. AFP

Looking for something to do in Dubai this week? From concerts and art exhibitions to fitness and family-friendly places to visit, here are the best things to do.

Bookmark this list, as we'll add to it throughout the month, and update it several times each week. Planning to visit the capital? Here is our list of things to do in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.

PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

Esmod Dubai Fashion Extravaganza

Thursday, June 20

Courtesy Esmod Dubai 
Courtesy Esmod Dubai

Esmod Dubai students present their annual graduation fashion show at City Walk. See the collections of 17 graduates on the 50-metre catwalk, with themes including sustainability, Emirati heritage, avant garde, ethical fur, Cirque du Soleil, 1960s futurism and bridal streetwear.

7pm, free, City Walk, Place des Lumieres, near Roxy Cinema, Dubai, rsvp@esmod-dubai.com

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The Laughter Factory

Thursday, June 20; Friday, June 21

Courtesy The Laughter Factory 
Courtesy The Laughter Factory

The Laughter Factory brings the Ms and Mr Standing Ovation Tour to venues in Abu Dhabi and Dubai this June. Performers include Alfie Brown, who is described as the “hottest young talent to hit the Laughter Factory stage”, sharp-witted journalist Fern Brady and King of Slapstick, Greg Morton.

9pm on June 20, Tryp by Wyndham, Dubai; 9pm on June 21, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Dubai, from Dh160, www.thelaughterfactory.com

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Father’s Day at The Smash Room

Friday, June 21

Courtesy The Smash Room 
Courtesy The Smash Room

Let Dad de-stress this Father’s Day at The Smash Room, where all fathers will be offered a complimentary electronic item to smash. Dress in protective gear and smash items such as glasses, DVDs and TVs. The Dubai Summer Surprises offer lets two adults and two children aged five and older enjoy a smash session from Dh200.

11am to 11pm, The Smash Room, Umm Suqeim, Dubai, 058 198 2323, www.thesmashroom.ae

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A Trip to the Zoo dance performance

Friday, June 21

Courtesy The Ballet Centre 
Courtesy The Ballet Centre

The Ballet Centre’s youngest students, aged three to eight, will perform A Trip to the Zoo featuring ballet, tap and modern dance pieces set to classical music and film scores. The in-house production is the dancers’ chance to showcase their talent and newfound performance skills through choreography inspired by monkeys, elephants, giraffes, birds, crocodiles and even zookeepers.

11.30am to 1pm, free, Emirates International School, Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 344 9776, www.balletcentredubai.com

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Fete de la Musique

Friday, June 21

Courtesy Alliance Francaise Dubai
Courtesy Alliance Francaise Dubai

Attend Fete de la Musique, the annual World Music Day celebrated in cities around the world. In Dubai, Alliance Francaise will present the event at Dubai Opera, where a lineup of local bands that will perform free of charge including Kamal Musallam & Friends, Abri and Funk Radius, Waheed Mamdouh & Dubai String Quartet and the Lama Samlaji Band.

6pm, free, The Grand Circle, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, www.afdubai.org

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Motion Cycling summer programme launch

Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22

Courtesy Motion Cycling 
Courtesy Motion Cycling

Attend the Motion Cycling summer launch party and enjoy full-body, calorie-burning classes that last 45 minutes and are choreographed to top summer hits. New visitors can ride for free, and the 10.30am class on Saturday is free for everyone. There will be health and wellness products from local vendors from Dh25. Kcal Extra offer a customised meal delivery plan from Dh2,600 in addition to the Motion Cycling class packs, which run from Dh1,200 for 16 classes.

9am to 6pm, free to attend the party; free class at 10.30am on Saturday, Motion Cycling, The Oberoi Hotel Business Center, 18th floor, Business Bay, Dubai, www.motion-cycling.ae

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W Hotel’s What She Said

Tuesday, June 25

Courtesy W Dubai - The Palm 
Courtesy W Dubai - The Palm

Take part in W Hotel’s What She Said talks series and hear from women sharing personal stories about the roles they play in the regional fashion and design scene and the defining moments in their lives. Speakers include Caroline Labouchere, Zayan Ghandour, Safiya Abdullah, Nez Gebreel and Khulood Thani. Learn about the use of sustainable fabrics, trends shaping the world of fashion and more.

7pm to 9pm, free, SoBe, W Dubai – The Palm, Dubai, whatshesaid@stickygingerpr.com

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Nouvelle Vague

Tuesday, June 25

The Parisian band Nouvelle Vague bring their 15th anniversary tour to Dubai for one night only. The group perform renditions of punk and new-wave hits reinterpreted by female singers in bossa-nova style. Hits include Love Will Tear Us Apart, I Melt With You and Just Can’t Get Enough.

8pm, from Dh150, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com

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Faith Healer

Thursday, June 20; Saturday, June 22; Tuesday, June 25; Thursday, June 27

Courtesy Dubai Drama Group
Courtesy Dubai Drama Group

See a performance of Brian Friel’s Faith Healer by Dubai Drama Group. The play tells the story of Francis Hardy, a con artist and tyrant of a husband, yet a saviour to the ill. Through a series of monologues narrated by Francis, his wife Grace and his manager Teddy, they return to Francis’s homeland and hope for salvation in various forms.

8pm daily plus 4pm on June 22, register for entry, contributions welcome, Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz, Dubai, register at courtyardplayhouse.com/events

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Indus Blues

Wednesday, June 26; Friday, June 28; Saturday, June 29

Courtesy Cinema Akil 
Courtesy Cinema Akil

Book tickets for a screening of Indus Blues, a film about Pakistani folk musicians struggling to keep their art form alive in a fast-moving world of modern instruments. The film captures the richness of the diverse cultures around Indus, and its little-known musical history. The event on June 26 includes a live performance by the musicians and a Q&A session with the film’s director, Jawad Sharif.

7pm on June 26; 3pm on June 28; 5pm on June 29, from Dh170, Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.cinemaakil.com

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Hub Zero

Until Sunday, June 30

Courtesy Hub Zero
Courtesy Hub Zero

Visit Hub Zero this month for the chance to spend quality time with friends and family and win great prizes, too. There are 18 rides, virtual reality attractions, arcade games, activity zones and more for all ages. For every Dh200 spent until the end of June, you’ll be put in the draw to win prizes such as an iPhone, Apple Watch and an annual pass to Hub Zero.

Noon to 11pm, free entry, Hub Zero, City Walk, Dubai, www.facebook.com/hubzerodxb

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Fete du Cinema

Monday, July 1 to Wednesday, July 3

© Cine Tamaris - Parc Film - Madeleine Films / Courtesy Alliance Francaise Dubai
© Cine Tamaris - Parc Film - Madeleine Films / Courtesy Alliance Francaise Dubai

The three-day Fete du Cinema celebrates the late musician Michel Legrand, whose career as a film composer earned him three Oscars. On July 1, see the 1964 Jacques Demy film Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) starring Catherine Deneuve; on July 2, see the 1967 Demy film Les Demoiselles de Rochefort (The Young Girls of Rochefort, pictired), also starring Deneuve and her sister Francoise Dorleac; and on July 3, see Le Sauvage (Lovers Like Us) by Jean Paul Rappeneau with Deneuve and Yves Montand. The films are in French with English subtitles.

7.30pm, free with registration, Alliance Francaise Dubai Theatre, Oud Metha, Dubai, 04 335 8712, www.afdubai.org

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ICC World Cup 2019 at Reel Cinemas

Until Sunday, July 14

Courtesy Reel Cinemas 
Courtesy Reel Cinemas

Catch the action of the ICC World Cup 2019 at Reel Cinemas venues across Dubai. Live screenings are taking place for all matches until the final on July 14. Come and cheer on England, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies with family and friends.

Various timings, from Dh75, Reel Cinemas at The Dubai Mall; Dubai Marina Mall; The Springs Souk; Al Ghurair Centre; Jebel Ali Recreation Club; The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, www.reelcinemas.ae

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The Laughter Factory

Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12; Thursday, July 18 and Friday, July 19

Courtesy The Laughter Factory 
Courtesy The Laughter Factory

Catch a show on the So Far Out! It’s In! Tour, as The Laughter Factory brings three top international comedians to shows in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Stewart Mitchell brings his edgy comedy; Cory Michaelis (pictured) delivers a dose of “Vegas, Baby”; and Canadian Allyson June Smith is back in the UAE with her brand of woman power.

9pm on July 11, Movenpick JBR, Dubai; 9pm on July 12, Grand Millennium, Barsha Heights, Dubai; 7.30pm (early show) on July 18, Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Dubai; 9pm (late show) on July 18, Tryp by Wyndham, Dubai; 7pm (early show) on July 19, Dukes Dubai The Palm, Dubai; 9pm (late show) on July 19, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Dubai, from Dh160, 050 878 6728, www.thelaughterfactory.com

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Jason Manford

Thursday, July 25

Courtesy The Laughter Factory 
Courtesy The Laughter Factory

The Laughter Factory brings Jason Manford back to the UAE with two shows on his Muddle Class Tour. One of the UK’s biggest comedy acts, Manford will recount stories of growing up “working class” and then finding that part of him has become “middle class”, which causes much confusion.

9pm, from Dh230, Movenpick Hotel JBR, Dubai, 050 878 6728, www.thelaughterfactory.com

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The 1975 in concert

Wednesday, August 14

Courtesy AEG Presents 
Courtesy AEG Presents

Book tickets to see a performance by the British band The 1975, who are bringing their world tour to Coca-Cola Arena. The four-piece group from Manchester are known for their hit songs Chocolate, The Sound and Somebody Else.

7pm, from Dh200, Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk, Dubai, www.800tickets.com

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Modhesh World

Friday, June 21 to Saturday, August 17

Courtesy Modhesh World 
Courtesy Modhesh World

Modhesh World returns as part of Dubai Summer Surprises and features family-friendly activities across themed zones. Enjoy bungee trampolining and an ice rink at the Wheels Zone; interactive gaming at the Arcadium Zone; a carousel, teacups and bumper cars for young children in the Little Adventure Zone; and a market-style Showtime Zone with retail kiosks, food trucks and an entertainment stage.

Noon to 10pm, Sundays to Wednesdays; 11am to 11pm, Thursdays to Saturdays, free, Halls 3-7, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, www.modheshworld.com

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Westlife in Dubai

Thursday, August 29

Get tickets to see Irish pop group Westlife in Dubai. The foursome, who are best known for 1990s tunes such as Flying Without Wings, Swear It Again and Uptown Girl, will have fans reminiscing as they perform their hits from the past two decades.

from Dh250 for early bird tickets, Cola-Cola Arena, Dubai, www.ticketmaster.ae

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Tony Robbins Live in Dubai

Tuesday, September 3

Personal and business development coach Tony Robbins is heading to Dubai to share his message of motivation and empowerment to help you reach your life goals. The author of the bestseller Money: Master the Game will present Achieving the Unimaginable, which focuses on discovering your greatness, living your passion, attracting wealth and abundance, achieving your goals and mastering success.

7pm, from Dh1,189, Coca-Cola Arena, Dubai, www.tonyrobbinsdxb.com

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The Phantom of the Opera ticket offer

Wednesday, October 16 to Wednesday, November 6

Phantom of the Opera, London, 2017, Credit: Johan Persson
Phantom of the Opera, London, 2017, Credit: Johan Persson

Book tickets to see The Phantom of the Opera at Dubai Opera. The limited-run performance features Jonathan Roxmouth as the titular character. Expect state-of-the-art lighting and special effects along with world-class scenery, costumes and choreography in this production of the classic musical. Songs include Think of Me, The Phantom of the Opera and Music of the Night.

8pm daily, plus 2pm on Fridays and Saturdays (no show on Sundays), from Dh250, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com

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Ladies’ night at The Smash Room

Mondays, ongoing

Courtesy The Smash Room 
Courtesy The Smash Room

Turn up your ladies’ night at notch with a visit to The Smash Room, where you can unleash your rage and diffuse your stress on a set of 10 glasses for free. Add on items such as TVs, DVDs, glass and printers from Dh50 for a set of five glasses to Dh200 for a TV. Think of it as group therapy or a workout session with your friends.

6pm to 9pm, free smash packages with 25 per cent off add-ons, The Smash Room, Umm Suqeim, Dubai, 058 198 2323, www.thesmashroom.ae

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SunSational Summer App by Meraas

Ongoing

Download the SunSational Summer app by Meraas and take advantage of more than 200 shopping, food and spa deals across eight destinations in Dubai. Enjoy discounts on sunglasses at Glassing at City Walk; buy-one-get-one deals at Motomachi at La Mer; discounts on Museum of Illusions at Al Seef; a complimentary mask treatment at Qua Spa at Caesars Bluewaters Dubai; and buy-two-get-one classes at Physique 57, plus many more.

SunSational Summer app by Meraas available free on iOS and Android, sizzlingsummer.ae

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Reel Junior at The Dubai Mall

Daily, ongoing

Courtesy Reel Cinemas
Courtesy Reel Cinemas

Children can enjoy films at two dedicated Reel Junior screens at Reel Cinemas at The Dubai Mall. With beanbag seating, kids can enjoy favourite animated, adventure and fantasy films along with special combo meals from Dh21, with a healthy option available from Dh25. Current and upcoming titles include Pokemon Detective Pikachu, UglyDolls, The Queen’s Corgi, The Secret Life of Pets 2, Toy Story 4 and more.

From Dh47.25, Reel Cinemas, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.reelcinemas.ae

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VR Theme Park Super 7 Pass special offer

Daily, limited time

For a limited time, book a VR Theme Park Super 7 Pass online and get a 50 per cent discount. The Super 7 pass lets you experience any seven of the top 10 experiences, games, rides and educational journeys, including Dubai Drone, Dune Bash and VR Maze.

From Dh90 with discount; regularly Dh180, 10am to 11pm, Saturdays to Thursdays; 10am to 1am on Fridays, VR Theme Park, Level 2, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.vrparkdubai.com

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RAS AL KHAIMAH

The Comedy Tour

Saturday, June 22

Courtesy Big Fish Comedy Show 
Courtesy Big Fish Comedy Show

Book tickets for the Big Fish Comedy Show, which comes to Ras Al Khaimah for the first time in June. See performances by Irish storytellers Conor Drum and Keith Farnan as well as Dubai’s Sonja Jayne Salmon, a veteran comedian who started out on stage as a dancer and singer.

7pm, from Dh110 for Al Hamra Golf Club members; from Dh130 for non-members, Al Hamra Golf Club, Ras Al Khaimah, www.platinumlist.net

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FOOD

World Tapa Day

Thursday, June 20

Make plans to hop on the World Tapa Day shuttle bus with the Spanish Embassy and enjoy authentic tapas and drinks at six Spanish restaurants across Dubai. The Spanish tradition of the tapa route features select venues, each presenting five signature tapas. The buses are free or use the code TapaDay for a 30 per cent discount on rides with Careem.

5pm to 11pm, from Dh30 for tapa and drink; from Dh20 for tapa only, Bebemos; Sevilles; Boca; Alhambra; El Sur; Salero, Dubai, www.facebook.com/worldtapadaydxb

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Free burgers for Dad from Couqley French Bistro and Deliveroo

Until Friday, June 21

Courtesy Couqley French Bistro and Deliveroo 
Courtesy Couqley French Bistro and Deliveroo

Celebrate Dad with a buy-one-get-one-free burger offer from Couqley French Bistro through the Deliveroo app. The offer runs for six days so choose among the raclette burger, classic cheeseburger, truffle brie burger and the mini burger trio and relax at home with dad with this delivery deal.

Noon to 2am, Couqley French Bistro, JLT, available on Deliveroo Editions in Business Bay and Downtown Dubai, www.deliveroo.ae

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Father’s Day Brunch at A La Turca

Friday, June 21

Visit A La Turca this Father’s Day for the Grill-tastic Brunch, a buffet with a live grill station, where the first 50 dads to book will receive complimentary pool and beach access. Grandfathers will receive a discount equivalent to their age.

From 1pm to 4pm, from Dh315, Rixos The Palm Dubai Hotel & Suites, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 457 5454, dine.dubai@rixos.com

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Free dim sum for Dad at Fuchsia Urban Thai

Friday, June 21

Courtesy Fuchsia Urban Thai
Courtesy Fuchsia Urban Thai

Fuchsia Urban Thai is offering dads dining at either the Tecom or Bay Square locations a portion of authentic dim sum on the house in honour of Father’s Day. Choose among prawn, chicken, beef or vegetable dim sum, which will be prepared the way you like.

Noon to 11pm, Fuchsia Urban Thai, Fuchsia Bay Square, Business Bay, 04 425 3080; Two Towers, Barsha Heights, Dubai, 04 361 7117

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Father’s Day at Gurkan Sef steakhouse

Thursday, June 20 to Saturday, June 22

Courtesy Gurkan Sef Steakhouse 
Courtesy Gurkan Sef Steakhouse

This Father’s Day weekend, dine at Gurkan Sef Steakhouse, where every family will receive a gift, such as traditional desserts, instant buy-one-get-one on your meal, vouchers and more. Plus, enjoy the ambience as well as dry aged and wet aged steaks from Turkey in dishes such as veal tenderloin, lamb shoulder and sliced tenderloin.

Noon to 1am, Gurkan Sef Steakhouse, City Walk 2, Al Safa, Dubai, 04 379 9777, www.gurkansefdubai.ae

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Japanese Cooking Class at Kaffe Bloom

Saturday, June 22

Register to take part in a Japanese cooking class at Kaffe Bloom, the Asian coffee shop, where chef Tatsu will lead a class on the umami-flavoured dashi, which is the foundation of Japanese cuisine and used as a base for broths and sauces. Dashi is made from dried kelp, dried bonito flakes and shiitaki mushrooms and the menu will include dashi tasting four ways: a spinach salad, steamed egg custard, simmered eggplant and udon noodle with Wagyu beef.

5pm, from Dh299, Kaffe Bloom, The Onyx Tower 2, The Greens, Dubai, book at info@kaffebloom.com

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Mangolicious drinks at Mango Tree Thai Bistro

Thursday, June 27 to Sunday, June 30

Bring a mango to Mango Tree Thai Bistro and get a Mangolicious drink for free. Choose among three refreshing signature beverages that are available as mocktails, too: Mango Basil Tini with creamy coconut; Mango Tree Mule with fresh ginger and Mango Tango, with a mix of secret ingredients. Food items start from Dh39 and include watermelon salad, papaya salad with prawns, crab meat fried rice and shrimp pad thai.

Noon to 11pm, free drink, Mango Tree Thai Bistro, LP Level, Hilton Dubai The Walk, Dubai, 04 374 7555, Instagram @mangotreejbr

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Indonesian Vegan Brunch with Dubai Vegan Days

Saturday, July 6

Courtesy Dubai Vegan Days 
Courtesy Dubai Vegan Days

Enjoy a brunch with Dubai Vegan Days and Zendy Marsam, the founder of the plant-based Flavors by Zendy, with a menu that reflects Marsam’s Indonesian heritage. The main course will be plated in tumpeng style, typical for communal feasts, and features vegan rendang, fragrant yellow rice, banana blossom curry, Balinese satay and spiced tempeh. Dessert will be a traditional black rice pudding with fruit gelato created by Vegan Artiserie for the occasion. There will be a free, 30-minute neuropilates session prior to the brunch, led by Immie Adshead, and featuring postures that build a stronger brain-body connection.

7pm, from Dh99 for adults; from Dh49 for children aged six to 12, Rove Hotel, Healthcare City, Dubai, 04 561 9200, www.facebook.com/DXBvegandays

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Bubble Tea and greenery at Tania’s Teahouse

Until Wednesday, July 31

Courtesy Tania's Teahouse
Courtesy Tania's Teahouse

Try the new bubble tea at Tania’s Teahouse with tapioca pearls or popping bobas, in vegan and vegetarian varieties. They come in flavours such as Tuscany Pear, Taro Cheesecake and Apple of My Eye. Plus, Tania has decided to create an indoor green sanctuary and everyone who brings in a plant will be given a free tea or coffee. The more Instagram-worthy, the better, as a meal for four will be given to whomever brings in the most exotic plant.

8am to 10pm, Sundays to Thursdays; 9am to 10pm, Fridays and Saturdays, from Dh26 for iced bubble tea; from Dh28 for milk bubble tea, Tania’s Teahouse, Villa 779A, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, 04 324 0021, www.taniasteahouse.com

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Steak-tacular at Rhodes Twenty10

Until Wednesday, July 31

Courtesy Rhodes Twenty10
Courtesy Rhodes Twenty10

Enjoy Steak-tacular at Rhodes Twenty10, where two people can indulge in a menu of three cuts of US prime beef including tenderloin, rib-eye and striploin paired with different sauces, sides and drinks.

7pm to midnight, from Dh599 for two, Rhodes Twenty10, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai, 04316 5550, www.rhodestwenty10.com

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Distillery Dubai restaurant opening

Daily, ongoing

Courtesy Distillery Dubai
Courtesy Distillery Dubai

Visit the newly opened Distillery, an after-hours gastropub and late-night bar, and enjoy comfort foods, gourmet burgers, handcrafted beverages and great conversations. The community space encourages debate and discussion, where game-changing ideas can spark.

4pm to midnight, Mondays to Thursdays; noon to 1am on Friday and Saturdays (closed Sundays), Distillery Dubai, Souk Al Manzil, Manzil Downtown Dubai, 04 329 8899, www.facebook.com/distillerydubai

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Churro Choco Taco CrazyShake at Black Tap

Daily, ongoing

Courtesy Black Tap
Courtesy Black Tap

Try the new CrazyShake at Black Tap, the Churro Choco Taco, which celebrates National Churro Day on June 6, but will be available permanently on the menu. Tuck into the Cinnamon Toast Crunch shake with vanilla frosting, cereal rim, two churros, Choco Taco ice cream, whipped cream and dulce de leche drizzle.

From Dh62 in Abu Dhabi; from Dh69 in Dubai, Cascade Dining, Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi; Jumeirah Al Naseem, Dubai; Rixos Premium Dubai JBR; InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai, www.blacktapme.com

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RAS AL KHAIMAH

Father’s Day Brunch at Hilton Garden Inn, Ras Al Khaimah

Friday, June 21

Dads can enjoy a free brunch this Father’s Day at The Garden Grille Terrace & The Pool Bar when a table of three or more is booked. Choose among salads, soups, a sushi platter, mezze, roasted chicken, beef steak pie, a pasta station and a kids’ buffet, plus panna cotta, chocolate cake and coconut mango mousse for dessert. Then relax by the swimming pool with beverages, cool music and views of the creek. Children can enjoy slushies in a variety of flavours.

Noon to 3pm, from Dh119, The Garden Grille Terrace & The Pool Bar, Hilton Garden Inn, Ras Al Khaimah, 04 307 0707, hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com

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WELLNESS, SPA & HOTELS

Yoga and Well-being Retreat

Friday, June 20

Covering Concepts hosts a half-day yoga and well-being retreat to commemorate International Yoga Day and promote happiness, physical and mental health and productivity. Take part in five sessions that feature techniques on how to de-stress, cope with depression and anxiety, sound energy, celebrating love and love, and an interactive talk on creating a positive workplace culture. There will be skin and hair analysis, body physiotherapy assessments and diet management sessions. The sessions conclude with a quick, rejuvenating massage by Altitude Spa.

9am to 2pm, free, Covering Concepts, Building 5, Dubai Design District (d3), Dubai, www.coveringconceptsglobal.com

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Al Jalila Children’s Hospital

Friday, June 21

Courtesy Charm Yoga Dubai and Kidzapp
Courtesy Charm Yoga Dubai and Kidzapp

Take part in a record-setting attempt for the world’s largest parent and child yoga gathering. With more than 500 people expected to attend, the event will aim to get families to collectively perform sun salutations, asanas, breathing techniques and the favourite yoga position, the downward dog. There will be a band, dance show, children’s activities and food and beverage vendors.

9.30am to noon, free, Al Jalila Children’s Hospital, Al Jaddaf, Dubai, register on the Kidzapp mobile app or at www.kidzapp.com

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International Yoga Day at Fitness First at Cove Beach

Friday, June 21

Register to take part in a free beach yoga session with Fitness First at Cove Beach to celebrate International Yoga Day. Practice your sun salutations while experiencing the sun set on the longest day of the year. The 90-minute class includes traditional yoga poses that focus on physical and mental health. Bring your own yoga mat, water bottle and towel.

5.30pm to 7pm, free with registration, Cove Beach, Caesars Palace, Bluewaters Island, Dubai, uae.fitnessfirstme.com/beachyoga2019

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Inside Out talk at NRG Fitness

Saturday, June 22

Attend a talk on the importance of taking care of your mental health at NRG Fitness. The event begins with a cycle ride, then a meditation session, then a talk led by NRG coach Sharon McConnell along with Suzie Curtis of Kymoo Sport. There will be a pop-up shop with Heartknoxx, as well as healthy snacks and smoothies.

10.30am to 1pm, free, NRG Fitness, Marina Walk, Dubai Marina, www.nrgfitness.me

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Well-Mum and Baby clinic

Sundays and Thursdays, until June 30

New mothers and pregnant women can take part in the Well Mum and Baby Clinic offered at the Dubai Hills branch of King’s College Hospital London. The programme is free and offers three sessions of one-hour holistic antenatal and postnatal care that focuses on feeding, weaning, sleeping patterns, breastfeeding and more. Specialist consultations are also available, as is baby-weight monitoring.

2pm to 5pm, King’s College Hospital London, Dubai Hills, kingscollegehospitaldubai.com

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Spa offer at Address Boulevard

Until Sunday, June 30

This month, detox and rejuvenate with a spa treatment that includes a 30-minute exfoliating body scrub that leaves skin soft and a 60-minute nourishing body-balm massage that refreshes. Complement the experience with an instant booster facial from Dh150.

9am to 10pm, from Dh550, The Spa at Address Boulevard, Dubai, 04 561 8126, spa.adboh@addresshotels.com

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Dip and Dine at Shades, Address Dubai Marina

Until Sunday, June 30

Courtesy Address Dubai Marina 
Courtesy Address Dubai Marina

Cool down in the hot weather at Shades, the rooftop infinity pool at Address Dubai Marina with a children’s pool, lounge, outdoor seating and cabanas with views of Dubai Marina. Throughout June, get a 25 per cent discount on weekday pool access, from Dh150 with Dh75 credit to use on food and beverages.

7am to 8pm, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh150, Sundays to Thursdays; from Dh250 on Fridays and Saturdays with Dh150 for food and beverages, Shades, Level 4, Address Dubai Marina, Dubai, 04 888 3444, dine@emaar.com

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Drift Beach offers

Until Friday, July 5

Courtesy Drift Beach 
Courtesy Drift Beach

Drift Beach offers weekly specials for fun in the sun before the season ends on July 5. Enjoy the infinity pool and beachfront from Dh200 on weekdays and weekends, including a sun lounger. There are private cabanas with a terrace, shower and changing facilities, along with access to the pool, beach, restaurant, pool bar and a dedicated waiter from Dh4,000. Ladies can enjoy a beverage and fruit platter on Mondays and Tuesdays from Dh100. Fridays and Saturdays, the Drift Sunset Lounge features beverages from 1pm and a DJ from 5pm to 9pm.

10.20am to 8pm, Drift Beach Dubai, One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai, 04 315 2200, info@driftbeachdubai.com

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Willow Stream Spa special offer

Until Saturday, August 31

Courtesy Fairmont The Palm 
Courtesy Fairmont The Palm

Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont The Palm offers a 50 per cent discount on its treatments on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11am to 4pm. In addition to the signature treatments such as facials and massages, enjoy suites, balcony spaces with pool views, relaxation lounges, steam rooms and saunas.

11am to 4pm, Mondays to Wednesdays, Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 457 3545, quote “Spa Happy Hour” at palm.willowstream@fairmont.com

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Native Club Summer Membership

Throughout June, July and August

Courtesy Native Club 
Courtesy Native Club

Take advantage of the summer membership deal at Native Club, with a state-of-the-art gymnasium and swimming pool. Enjoy three months access from Dh1,000 as well as group classes such as circuit training, Tai Chi and Pilates. Members can also indulge in the spa with 20 per cent off treatments such as facials, wraps and massages.

From Dh1,000, Native Club, Zabeel House, Jumeirah, The Greens, Dubai, 04 519 1111, reservations@jumeirah.com

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Mommy’s Spa Day at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah

Sundays to Thursdays, ongoing

With Mommy’s Spa Day at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, you can book any spa treatment while children aged four to 12 can enjoy activities at Kidz Paradise at the hotel, free of charge. Relax with a facial, body wrap, manicure, pedicure or the signature Sea Shell massage while your child takes part in sports, painting, watching movies, dancing and more.

9.30am to 4.30pm, Sundays to Thursdays, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 318 2406, spa.jumeirah@hilton.com

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Summer Pool Sessions @ Atlantis

Throughout the summer

Enjoy free access to the Zero Entry Pool at Atlantis The Palm this summer. Courtesy Atlantis The Palm 
Courtesy Atlantis The Palm

Summer Pool Sessions @ Atlantis is a new, free pool day-pass that gives access to a sun lounger and the Zero Entry Pool from 11am daily. Ladies can enjoy two complimentary drinks from noon to 3pm and the first 30 ladies to enter will get a free ice lolly. Other special drinks and food offers run throughout the day including a watermelon smoothie and salad from Dh75. There are DJ sets on Fridays and Saturdays from 1pm.

From 11am daily, Zero Entry Pool, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, www.atlantisthepalm.com

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The Ultimate Summer Offer at Fairmont The Palm, Dubai

Valid until Monday, September 30

Courtesy Fairmont The Palm 
Courtesy Fairmont The Palm

Book a stay at Fairmont The Palm, Dubai, during the Ultimate Summer Offer and enjoy a spacious room with daily breakfast buffet for two, as well as lunch or dinner for two at restaurants including Little Miss India, Asian Ba Restaurant and Lounge, Seagull Bistro and Flow Kitchen. Children can enjoy two complimentary hours per day at Fairmont Falcons Kids Club while parents can be pampered at Willow Stream Spa with a free 30-minute treatment when booking a 60-minute treatment.

From Dh650 per room per night, Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 457 3388, thepalm.reservations@fairmont.com

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Daycation Deals at Wavebreaker Beach Club

Until Monday, September 30

Courtesy Wavebreaker Beach Club 
Courtesy Wavebreaker Beach Club

Enjoy pool and beach access at Wavebreaker Beach Club daily from Dh99, with a voucher for the same amount redeemable on food and beverages at the hotel’s dining venues. Spend the day soaking up the sun and sea views, then tuck into a meal at Wavebreaker Beach and Grill, BiCE Ristorante, Trader Vic’s, Oceana restaurant or McGettigan’s JBR.

From 9am daily, from Dh99 for adults; from Dh49 for children aged six to 12; free for children five and younger, Wavebreaker Beach Club, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Dubai, www.hilton.com/dubai

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CLASSES & TALKS

Dubomedy Youth Comedy Workshop

Saturday, June 29 to Thursday, July 11

Courtesy Dubomedy 
Courtesy Dubomedy

Children aged 12 to 15 can take part in the Dubomedy Youth Comedy Workshop and learn the basics of improvisation and classic skits as well as receive guidance from a professional comedian to create their own three-minute set for the final performance.

10am to 11.30am on Saturdays; 5pm to 6.30pm on Tuesdays; rehearsal and evening performance on July 11, from Dh700, ages 16+, Dubomedy, Lake Plaza, Cluster T, JLT, Dubai, lol@dubomedy.com

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Creative Movement Therapy workshop

Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22

Tripura Kashyap. Courtesy Enlighten Yoga Centre 
Tripura Kashyap. Courtesy Enlighten Yoga Centre

Take part in a two-day workshop on Creative Movement Therapy (CMT) that teaches participants to use their natural movement styles to explore self-care, release stress and tension, enhance coping skills, become self-aware and express more freely. The class is led by Tripura Kashyap (pictured), who encourages the use of CMT for body and mind-based development. The course is ideal for caregivers, therapists, dancers, counsellors, yoga practitioners and more.

9.30am to 6pm on June 21; 10am to 6pm on June 22, from Dh650, Enlighten Yoga Centre, Oud Metha, Dubai, info@iicdgroup.com

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Improv classes at The Courtyard Playhouse

Saturday, July 20 to Friday, August 30

Register for Don’t Panic beginner improv classes at The Courtyard Playhouse this summer. The workshop is designed to help calm your fears, make you laugh and develop your public speaking. Learn the fundamentals of improv theatre and enhance skills that are applicable in business and social settings, too. There are two classes on Saturdays, and both run for two hours each and end with a showcase and social on Friday, August 30.

Saturdays, 11.30am to 1.30pm or 1.30pm to 3.30pm, from Dh1,680, The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz, Dubai, courtyardplayhouse.com

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Summer Improv Drop-in classes at The Courtyard Playhouse

Saturday, June 29; Saturday, July 6; Saturday, July 13

The Courtyard Playhouse is hosting a series of improv classes this summer, where people can drop in, try it out, and meet new people. Have fun at Games, Games, Games on June 29; learn storytelling skills on July 6; and get into character on July 13. All levels are welcome. Try one class or sign up for all three.

11am to 2pm, from Dh360 each or from Dh1,000 for all three, The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz, Dubai, courtyardplayhouse.com

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KIDS' CAMPS

French Summer Camp at Alliance Francaise Dubai

Sunday, July 7 to Thursday, July 25

Courtesy Alliance Francaise Dubai 
Courtesy Alliance Francaise Dubai

Children aged six to 10 can take part in the French Summer Camp at Alliance Francaise Dubai, where they can improve their language skills through 10 hours of French lessons each week led by qualified teachers. Activities focus on French culture, including arts and crafts, film screenings, treasure hunts and more. A different theme is explored each week, including All About France, Francophone Superheroes and A Journey to the Future.

9am to 3pm, from Dh1,250 per week; from Dh3,375 for all three weeks includes snack and lunch, Alliance Francaise, Oud Metha, Dubai, 04 335 8712, www.afdubai.org

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Tashkeel Summer Camp

Sunday, July 7 to Thursday, July 11; Sunday, July 14 to Thursday, July 18

Courtesy Tashkeel 
Courtesy Tashkeel

Young artists aged 8 to 16 can sign up for the Tashkeel Summer Camp, where they can take part in workshops such as papermaking; acrylic painting; sun prints; engineering a hydraulic bridge; wire sculpting; screenprinting; calligraphy; remote-controlled race cars, and cyanotype art prints.

10am to 1pm, from Dh1,365 per week; from Dh289 per class, Tashkeel, Nad Al Sheba, Dubai, tashkeel.org

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City Football Schools

Sunday, July 7 to Thursday, July 11; Sunday, July 14 to Thursday, July 18; Sunday, July 21 to Thursday, July 25

Courtesy City Football Schools 
Courtesy City Football Schools

Register your children aged three to 18 for the City Football Schools programme, where boys and girls can learn new skills, enhance their fitness and express themselves on the pitch. The trainers are Uefa-qualified and use the same coaching methods as Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and his staff.

8.30am to 2.30pm, from Dh950, Brighton College, Al Barsha, Dubai, cfs.abudhabi@cityfootball.com

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Little Green Fingers Summer Workshops

Monday, July 1 to Wednesday, August 7

Courtesy Six Senses Zighy Bay and Galeries Lafayette 
Courtesy Six Senses Zighy Bay and Galeries Lafayette

Little Green Fingers summer workshops programme is designed to teach children aged five to 11 how to upcycle, recycle and make things from natural products. The team from Six Senses Zighy Bay will lead kids on activities such as growing their own plant, soap melting and carving, yoga, Pilates, Middle Eastern culture, conservation, kite-making and more.

11am to 1pm, Mondays and Wednesdays, from Dh120 per class; from Dh200 per week; from Dh999 for the full programme, Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, galerieslafayettedubai.com

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Ivy Camps USA summer camp at Dunecrest American School

Sunday, August 4 to Thursday, August 8; Sunday, August 11 to Thursday, August 15

Courtesy Ivy Camps USA 
Courtesy Ivy Camps USA

Children aged five to 12 can take part in the Ivy Camps USA summer camp at Dunecrest American School, where they can enjoy fun, educational activities led by instructors from top universities. Kids will learn to think creatively, work as a team and build self-confidence as they discover their true passions among three tracks: build your own business, performing arts and the Junior Ivy programme.

Register by June 30 and get a 10 per cent discount.

9am to 3.30pm, from Dh1,950 per week, Dunecrest American School, near Al Barari and Arabian Ranches, Dubai, www.ivycampsdubai.com

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thejamjar Summer Camp

Sunday, June 30 to Thursday, July 11; Sunday, August 18 to Thursday, August 29

Action Hero Figures children’s summer camp at thejamjar (Courtesy: thejamjar) *** Local Caption *** al30ap-top10-9.jpg
Courtesy thejamjar

Children in age groups three to five and six to 11 can take part in thejamjar Summer Camp, where they can express themselves and generate ideas in a fun environment. The programmes are designed to teach new artistic techniques while experimenting with materials. Children in the younger group will focus on painting, collage, doodles and more. The older group will learn about sculpture, texture, mirror crafts and more.

10.30am to 12.30pm, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh180 per day; from Dh855 per week, thejamjar, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 341 7303, www.thejamjardubai.com

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The Ballet Centre Dubai summer camp

Sunday, July 7 to Thursday, July 11; Sunday, July 14 to Thursday, July 18

Courtesy The Ballet Centre Dubai
Courtesy The Ballet Centre Dubai

The Ballet Centre Dubai is offering children aged three to 12 a range of activities as part of The Biggest Performing Arts Summer Camp, including dance, martial arts, acting, singing, musical theatre and arts and crafts. Qualified instructors will lead the classes, which aim to develop children’s creative minds.

9.30am to 2.30pm, from Dh800 per week, The Ballet Centre Dubai, Jumeirah 1, Dubai, 04 344 9776, www.balletcentredubai.com

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Club Mina Summer Camp

Sunday, July 7 to Thursday, August 29

Courtesy Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, Dubai
Courtesy Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, Dubai

Children aged six to 12 can enjoy a multi-activity summer camp at Club Mina, with a programme of events including obstacle courses, float-fit sessions, team-building challenges, arts and crafts and environmental awareness activities such as tree planting. Kids can also enjoy football, basketball, boxing, swimming, kayaking, core fitness and more.

9am to 2pm, from Dh190 per day; from Dh850 per week, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, Dubai, 04 318 1315, 01895.clubmina@marriott.com

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Gulf Star Summer Camp

Sunday, July 7 to Thursday, August 29

Children aged three to 13 can take part in activities as part of the Gulf Star Summer Camp, including sports, arts and crafts, drama, dance, adventure games, martial arts and more. There will also be fun games to go along with a special weekly theme such as superheroes, Hollywood and space. Use the code FIFTY50 when you register and the first 50 will receive Dh50 off the early-bird pricing.

9am to 2.30pm, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh700 per week for early-bird booking by June 20; then from Dh850 per week, Foremarke School and Jebel Ali School, Dubai, 050 429 4860, info@gulfstarsports.com

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Kartdrome Summer Camp

Sunday, July 7 to Thursday, August 1; Sunday, August 25 to Thursday, August 29

Gulf Star Sports presents the Kartdrome Summer Camp for children aged seven to 15 featuring go-kart driving instruction from the experts at Dubai Autodrome, as well as laser tag, race simulators, billiards, PlayStation games, competitions, prizes and more. The first 50 people to book by June 20 using the promotion code FIFTY50 will get an additional Dh50 off the early bird rate.

9am to 1pm, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh990 per week, Dubai Autodrome, Dubai Motor City, Dubai, gulfstarsports.com

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British Orchard Nursery summer camp

Sunday, June 30 to Thursday, August 29

Courtesy British Orchard Nursery 
Courtesy British Orchard Nursery

British Orchard Nurseries hosts the BON Summer Stories camps for children aged one to four. Campers will take part in activities based on the themes of books by Julia Donaldson. The storytelling sessions will encourage adventure, friendship, critical thinking and the development of qualities that help children appreciate friends and family.

8am to 2pm for half day; 8am to 6pm for full day, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh650 per week, all branches of British Orchard Nursery in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah, 800 773 724665 www.britishorchardnursery.com

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Morning Maker Summer Camps at OliOli

Sunday, July 7 to Thursday, August 29

Courtesy OliOli
Courtesy OliOli

Children in age groups four to five and six to nine will enjoy the Morning Maker Camps at OliOli, where they can take part in creative projects and learn new skills through weekly themed activities such as Fort Week, DIY Derby, Magical Monsters, Artistic Aliens and Remarkable Robots. They will also have fun playing among the eight interactive galleries.

9.30am to 1.30pm, from Dh990 per week, OliOli, 4th Street, behind Oasis Centre, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 702 7300, www.olioli.ae

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Afternoon Adventures Summer Camps at OliOli

Sunday, July 7 to Thursday, August 29

Courtesy OliOli
Courtesy OliOli

Afternoon Adventures Summer Camp at OliOli is for children in age groups four to five and six to nine. They can enjoy hands-on science experiments and Steam activities such making a DIY hovercraft; making messy art projects such as slime and bubbles; creating digital light paintings and building robots; playing games of skill; and finding clues among the eight galleries using decoder glasses and treasure maps.

1.30pm to 4.30pm, from Dh690 per week, OliOli, 4th Street, behind Oasis Centre, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 702 7300, www.olioli.ae

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Full Day Summer Camps at OliOli

Sunday, July 7 to Thursday, August 29

Courtesy OliOli
Courtesy OliOli

Children aged four to nine can take part in the full day summer camps at OliOli and enjoy all the activities of the Morning Makers and Afternoon Adventures, in age groups four to five and six to nine. Days will be filled with creative projects through weekly themed activities, hands-on science experiments, messy art creations, games of skill and playing among the eight interactive galleries.

9.30am to 4.30pm, from Dh1,390 per week, OliOli, 4th Street, behind Oasis Centre, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 702 7300, www.olioli.ae

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FitRepublik Summer Camp

Sunday, July 7 to Thursday, August 29

Courtesy FitRepublik 
Courtesy FitRepublik

FitRepublik hosts a summer camp for children aged five to 14 that includes action-packed activities for different age groups. They can swim in the Olympic-sized pool; play on the inflatable floating obstacle course; get hands-on with creative arts and crafts projects like T-shirt printing and playdough modelling; compete in lip-sync battles and music jam sessions; and participate in gymnastics, rugby, martial arts and dance.

8am to 3.30pm or 8am to noon, Sundays to Thursdays, FitRepublik, Dubai Sports City, Dubai, 04 556 1800, www.fitrepublik.com/summercamp

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The Sustainable City Summer Camp

Sunday, July 7 to Thursday, August 29

Courtesy The Sustainable City 
Courtesy The Sustainable City

Children aged four to 10 can gain first-hand experience in becoming a responsible citizen at The Sustainable City Summer Camp. Each week they can learn about a new cause, such as water supplies, food production, renewable energy, recycling, climate change and renewable energy by taking part in nature-focused activities. There will be baking, art, scavenger hunts and more.

9am to 2pm, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh700 per child per week; from Dh1,260 for two children per week, The Sustainable City, Dubai, 04 589 6991, info@beitfann.ae

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Storytelling Theatre Summer Camp at Courtyard Playhouse

Sunday, July 7 to Thursday, July 11; Sunday, July 14 to Thursday, July 18; Sunday, July 21 to Thursday, July 25; Sunday, August 18 to Thursday, August 22; Sunday, August 25 to Thursday, August 29

The Courtyard Playhouse hosts the Storytelling Theatre Summer Camp for children aged four to seven. Campers will explore different books by Julia Donaldson including The Gruffalo, Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book, The Detective Dog and Tyrannosaurus Drip. The stories will be the inspiration for drama games, mime, role play and arts and crafts.

9am to noon, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh1,155, The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz, Dubai, 050 781 2269, juliana@courtyardplayhouse.com

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Junior Improvisers Theatre Summer Camp

Sunday, July 7 to Thursday, July 11; Sunday, July 14 to Thursday, July 18; Sunday, July 21 to Thursday, July 25; Sunday, August 18 to Thursday, August 22; Sunday, August 25 to Thursday, August 29

Courtyard Playhouse hosts the Junior Improvisers Theatre Summer Camp for children aged eight to 11. The intensive experience lets campers explore different styles of improv, learn and refine performance skills through drama games, do scene work and take part in exercises that unleash creativity and humour. The camp ends with a showcase performed for friends and family.

9am to noon, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh1,155, The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz, Dubai, 050 781 2269, juliana@courtyardplayhouse.com

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FITNESS

Dubai Sports World

Wednesday, June 19 to Thursday, September 10

Courtesy Dubai Sports World 
Courtesy Dubai Sports World

Stay fit this summer at Dubai Sports World, the air-conditioned indoor sports arena with activities and equipment for football, badminton, tennis, basketball, table tennis, gymnastics, cricket, volleyball and Ninja Warrior. A dedicated Just Action arena features a trapeze, acrobatics, martial arts, Muay Thai, parkour and a climbing wall. There is also a state-of-the-art gym, cycling studio, healthy eating options, cafes and restaurants on site.

8am to midnight, free entry, various prices for activities from Dh10, Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, www.dubaisportsworld.ae

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FAMILY EVENTS / PLACES TO VISIT

Rove At The Park

Offer valid until Monday, September 30

Courtesy Rove At The Park 
Courtesy Rove At The Park

Stay at the newly opened Rove At The Park from Dh199 per night, and get two tickets to Dubai Parks & Resorts included. The hotel is located within the park premises and has 579 rooms, a pool, sundeck, convenience stores and more, including fun decor. The limited-time ticket offer gives access to Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, Legoland Dubi and Legoland Water Park as well as the shops and restaurants of Riverland Dubai.

From Dh199 per night, Rove At The Park, Dubai Parks & Resorts, Dubai, www.rovehotels.com

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Premier Inn Al Jaddaf from Dh99

Until Monday, September 30

Courtesy Premier Inn Al Jaddaf 
Courtesy Premier Inn Al Jaddaf

Premier Inn celebrates the opening of its seventh property in the UAE with an introductory offer. For the first 99 rooms sold each night, Premier Inn Al Jaddaf will offer a rate of Dh99 per night. The rate must be booked exclusively on the hotel’s website and must be made three days ahead of the preferred check-in date. Additionally, children will enjoy a free breakfast for every adult breakfast purchased. The hotel has a rooftop swimming pool, all-day dining, a Costa Coffee and is close to Bur Dubai and Festival City.

From Dh99, Premier Inn Al Jaddaf, Dubai, global.premierinn.com

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La Perle

Tuesdays to Saturdays, ongoing

La Perle by Dragone is an interactive theatre experience that features a cast of 65 international artists. Courtesy La Perle by Dragone
Courtesy La Perle by Dragone

Get tickets to see La Perle, a live theatrical performance influenced by Dubai’s rich culture and history and produced by renowned creative director Franco Dragone. The permanent resident show is a fusion of artistic performances, imagery and technology featuring aquatic and aerial feats as well as special effects.

Tuesdays to Saturdays, shows at 7pm and 9.30pm Tuesdays to Fridays; 4pm and 7pm on Saturdays, from Dh252 for the summer offer, Al Habtoor City, Dubai, 800 517373, www.laperle.com

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Ripe Market

Fridays and Saturdays, ongoing

Visit Ripe Market to stock up on produce, shop for gifts and enjoy the community spirit at any of its several venues. Find seasonal organic produce grown locally, as well as a variety of superfoods, juices, honey, eggs and essential pantry items. Plus, there are vendors selling items such as jewellery, home decor, clothing and accessories.

10am to 10pm on Fridays, Dubai Festival City Mall; 10am to 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays, The Springs Souk; 10am to 5pm on Saturdays, Times Square Center, Dubai, www.ripeme.com

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Wavebreaker Beach Club

Daily, ongoing

Courtesy Wavebreaker Beach Club
Courtesy Wavebreaker Beach Club

Enjoy a three-month membership to the Wavebreaker Beach Club, which includes access to the pool, beach, spa and gymnasium facilities, as well as discounts of up to 25 per cent on food and beverages. The membership equates to Dh16 per day for adults, while children aged six to 12 can join from Dh8 per day and children under six can join free.

From Dh1,500, Wavebreaker Beach Club, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 318 2585

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ART EXHIBITIONS

L’ile monde

Wednesday, June 19 to Thursday, September 12

Summer Island by Nathalie Beras. Courtesy Alliance Francaise Dubai
Summer Island by Nathalie Beras. Courtesy Alliance Francaise Dubai

See the exhibition L’ile monde (The World Is an Island), featuring works by Nathalie Beras, who was born in the Martinique and raised in French Polynesia. Her paintings of islands and mountains invite the viewer to think of identity as a relationship with those we meet and with whom we build ourselves. Pictured: Summer Island

9am to 8pm, Sundays to Wednesdays; 9am to 5pm, Thursdays and Saturdays (closed on Fridays), La Galerie, Alliance Francaise Dubai, Oud Metha, Dubai, 04 335 8712, www.afdubai.org

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Updated: June 19, 2019 01:40 PM

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