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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 19 April 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

Music Is Our Voice gala event

Wednesday, April 17

Register for free tickets to the Music Is Our Voice gala event, which features performances by people of determination and 2013 Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf in aid of Autism Awareness. Celebrating the unifying power of music, Assaf’s story of overcoming challenges to realise his musical dream stands as a fitting accompaniment to the young singers of the Canadian University Dubai’s ensemble.

6.30pm, free, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, www.cud.ac.ae/music-is-our-voice

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Alice

Until Saturday, April 20

A West End cast brings to life the story of Alice, who follows a white rabbit down a hole, where she discovers an adventure aboard the Queen Elizabeth 2. Take tea with the Mad Hatter and see double with Tweedledum and Tweedledee – but beware the Queen of Hearts in this wonderland adventure for families. There is a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party available before or after the show, where families can meet the characters.

3pm and 6pm on April 10; then 11am and 3pm from April 11 to April 18; then 10am on April 19 and April 20, from Dh150, Queen Elizabeth 2, Port Rashid, Dubai, www.theatrebyqe2.com/alice

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Star Hunt 2019

Friday, April 19

Visit Dubai Outlet Mall and watch the grand finale of Star Hunt 2019, a competition to find new faces in the fashion and modelling industry. Out of hundreds of entrants, 21 contestants have been shortlisted and will take their turn on the catwalk, where the audience will help judge. The winners will be featured in the Dubai Outlet Mall in-house magazine and will receive a modelling contract and shopping vouchers.

7pm to 10pm, Dubai Outlet Mall, Dubai, 04 423 4666, www.dubaiouletmall.com

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Rush-A-Way Challenge

Friday, April 19

Register to take part in the Rush-A-Way challenge for the chance to win the grand prize of Dh10,000. One hundred teams of three to four people will compete in seven challenges across Dubai for an adrenalin-fuelled adventure featuring events that will be revealed on the day, but in the past have included archery, go-karting, parkour, escape games and even sushi-making. Each team needs a car and a smartphone with internet connection to receive challenge locations from the Rush-A-Way app.

8am to 3.30pm, regular registration from Dh447 for a team of three members, until April 13; last-minute registration from Dh525 for a team of three members until April 18, meeting location will be sent to team members, Dubai, therushaway.com/event/challenge

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Balqees Fathi in concert

Friday, April 19

Courtesy Dubai Parks & Resorts
Courtesy Dubai Parks & Resorts

To mark the launch of the Dh595 Emirati annual pass to Dubai Parks and Resorts, enjoy a concert by Balqees Fathi at the Raj Mahal Theatre at Bollywood Parks Dubai. The Emirati-Yemeni singer known for her hits Ya Hawa, Majnoun, and Zay Ma Ana. UAE Nationals can book concert tickets online from Dh50 while UAE residents can book from Dh99 and tourists from Dh175 for full-day access to Bollywood Dubai as well as the concert. In addition, guests can enjoy Emirati music, food and entertainment at Riverland Dubai. There will also be street performers dressed in the colours of the UAE flag and children can take part in traditional arts and crafts and face-painting.

From 10am, concert at 8.15pm, Raj Mahal Theatre, Bollywood Parks Dubai, Dubai Parks & Resorts, Dubai, 800 2629464, www.dubaiparksandresorts.com/Emiratiday

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Groove on the Grass

Friday, April 19

Book tickets for Groove on the Grass, featuring UK drum and bass band Rudimental (Waiting All Night, Feel the Love) and electronic group 808 State (Pacific State, In Yer Face). The line-up also includes DJ Bill Patrick, Hollaphonic, Shadi Megallaa and Maat and Stu Todd. The event features an interactive mix of culture, pop-up shops, live art and more.

5pm to 3pm, from Dh180, ages 21+, Emirates Golf Club, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

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City Overdrive

Until Saturday, April 20

Courtesy City Walk 
Courtesy City Walk

Visit City Walk to see the motoring festival City Overdrive, which features a display of more than 80 rare cars custom-built, vintage, monster trucks and modified bikes along Al Safa Street to Al Mustaqbal Street. There will also be a collection of 50 supercars, American muscle cars, 4x4s, bikes and trikes. There’s a Pedal Race Circuit, a Remote-Control Race Circuit and the Formula DXB car display for an Instagram moment in front of some of the world’s fastest cars. Weekends feature the Race Room, where you can take part in virtual races.

10am to 10pm for the car exhibition; 4pm to 10pm for activities, free, City Walk, Dubai, www.citywalk.ae

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Hot Rides UAE Show

Thursday, April 18 to Saturday, April 20

Visit the Hot Rides UAE Show – Al Ghurair Centre Special Edition and see eight highly modified cars indoors of the shopping centre from Thursday to Saturday. Then on Friday, enjoy an outdoor show featuring more than 50 customised and modified muscle cars such as the Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro. There will be live music, a stage show, giveaways and competitions.

10am to midnight on Thursday and Saturday; from 4pm to 10pm on Friday, Al Ghurair Centre, Dubai, www.alghuraircentre.com

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Just Like That (JLT)

Thursday, April 18 to Saturday, April 20

Just Like That (JLT) is a show by Tall Tales Productions about modern-day Dubai. The story is set in JLT and gives viewers a glimpse into their own lives through the lives of an Emirati writer, a British businessman, a South Indian security guard and others who end up living on the same floor in a JLT high-rise. What unfolds is a clash of cultures, perspectives and ways of life all told with a dash of comedy.

7.30pm, plus a 3pm show on April 20, from Dh80, The Junction, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

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Kids Spring Backyard Camp at City Centre Me’aisem

Until Saturday, April 20

Courtesy City Centre Me’aisem
Courtesy City Centre Me’aisem

Children aged five to 10 can enjoy fun in The Kids’ Backyard at City Centre Me’aisem, which features entertainment and educational activities including origami, glass painting, braided bracelets, flower-making workshops, quilling, collage art and more. Parents just need to spend Dh100 to receive a token to access the zone. Children under five must be accompanied by a guardian.

10am to 10pm; workshops from 2pm to 6pm, free with Dh100 shop at the mall, City Centre Me’asiem, Dubai, www.citycentremeaisem.com

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Tania’s Teahouse birthday offer

Until Saturday, April 20

Courtesy Tania’s Teahouse 
Courtesy Tania’s Teahouse

Tania’s Teahouse celebrates its first birthday on April 15, and is offering guests buy-one-get-one-free on all main courses until Saturday. The venue is decorated for the occasion and there are games to be played and prizes to be won. Try some of the new menu items including the creamy truffle pasta, We Got Beef sliders and the beetroot hummus toast. Try Tania’s Teahouse birthday cake too: it’s a hot latte topped with a wedge of cake, sprinkles and a sparkler (from Dh30).

8am to 10pm, Sundays to Wednesdays; 8am to noon on Thursdays; 9am to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, Tania’s Teahouse, Villa 779A, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, 04 324 0021, www.taniasteahouse.com

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BurJuman Space Adventure

Until Saturday, April 20

Courtesy BurJuman
Courtesy BurJuman

Children aged four to 12 can enjoy intergalactic fun at the BurJuman Space Adventure. This is their chance to orbit the stars and planets, explore the 3D space tunnel, experience weightlessness on the trampoline at the no-gravity zone, try the laser challenge and explore creativity at the space lab.

2pm to 10pm, free, BurJuman, Dubai, www.burjuman.com

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Foremarke School open day

Saturday, April 20

The community is invited to attend the Foremarke School open day, where parents and children can get active together while learning about science. Hosted on the school grounds, there will be activities including basketball, football, karate and gymnastics as well as sporting challenges, bicycling, arts and crafts and more. Mediclinic will display an ambulance, there will be free health check-ups and Ask the Doctor sessions. Dovecote Nursery hosts a baby gym for children aged one to three. There will be food trucks, music, entertainment and more.

3pm to 6pm, free, Foremarke School, Dubai Science Park, Al Barsha South, Dubai, www.foremarkedubai.org

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Oman Insurance Corporate Challenge

Saturday, April 20

Register your group to be among the 100 corporate teams to take part in the Oman Insurance Corporate Challenge, which features fun exercises and experiences that test quick-thinking, stamina, logic and planning abilities. The challenges won’t be revealed until the race begins, but past events have included obstacle courses, paddleboarding in the sea, go-karting, playing drums and an escape room. Each four-member team will wear branded shirts and must commute by car and have 3G or 4G connection to access the Rush-A-Way app. Prizes will be given in various categories and companies can send multiple groups.

7.45am to 3.30pm, from Dh1,196, locations across Dubai, meeting at Jebel Ali Recreation Club, Dubai, register by April 10 at www.therushaway.com/corporate

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Novo Cinemas ticket offer

Sundays to Wednesdays until Tuesday, April 23

Novo Cinemas has a special buy-three-get-one-free offer this spring break, so friends and families can enjoy seeing the latest films such as Shazam, Dumbo, Hellboy, The Aftermath, Pet Sematary, Lucifer, Hotel Mumbai, Us, Captain Marvel, Badla and more.

Available at all Novo Cinema locations in the UAE, www.novocinemas.com

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The Proclaimers

Thursday, April 25

Scottish twins Charlie and Craig Reid – better known as The Proclaimers – come to Dubai with a live performance of their pop hits, including I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles), Sunshine on Leith, I’m On My Way and Letter from America.

Doors open at 7pm, concert starts at 9pm, from Dh175, 21+, The Irish Village, Al Garhoud, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

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Aquaventure After Dark

Friday, April 26

Courtesy Aquaventure 
Courtesy Aquaventure

Book tickets to enjoy Aquaventure After Dark, with exclusive late-hours access to waterslides such as the Leap of Faith, Shark Attack and Poseidon’s Adventure. There’s a ladies-only Chillax Zone, laser and fire shows, DJ sets and food such as Arabic mezze, pizza, shawarma, falafel, fish and chips and more.

8pm to midnight, from Dh119 for early-bird tickets; then from Dh149, Aquaventure, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 426 2000, www.atlantisthepalm.com

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Fighting Fit Dubai’s Fight Night

Friday, April 26

Courtesy Fighting Fit Dubai 
Courtesy Fighting Fit Dubai

Get your tickets for Fighting Fit Dubai’s Fight Night, in which finalists will go head to head in a series of bouts to be crowned champion of the ring. The event will be the finale of season three, where the top 12 contenders will be in the spotlight after transforming from everyday residents to amateur boxers on the ESPN show. Fans will be able to cheer for the athletes they have followed all season.

6pm to 2am, from Dh250, Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

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Easter celebrations at Legoland

Wednesday, April 17 to Saturday, April 27

Courtesy Legoland Dubai 
Courtesy Legoland Dubai

Families with children aged two to 12 can enjoy Easter activities at Legoland Dubai featuring Lego Friends characters Andrea, Emma, Mia, Olivia and Stephanie. Kids can team up with friends to use their imagination and creativity to complete themed challenges including making Easter baskets, creating a Lego spring garden and taking part in a friends’ dance workshop. Upon completion of each activity, guests will receive a chocolate Easter egg. There are Easter treats including cupcakes, food carts, sundaes and milkshakes as well as themed Lego box sets from Dh59.

Open 10am to 7pm, from Dh245, Legoland Dubai, Dubai Parks & Resorts, Dubai, www.legoland.ae

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Bluewaters Dance Groove

Fridays and Saturdays until April 27

Bluewaters Dance Groove is a series of workshops and entertainment acts the whole family can enjoy. Try 60- and 90-minute dance workshops for adults and children, where professional instructors will teach the art of hip-hop, Zumba, tap, ballet and street dance. Pop-up performances take place every Friday from 6pm to 9pm with acts ranging from drummers and ballerinas to tap dancers, plus check out the BMX bike artistry combined with ballet dancing. There will also be open mics at 8pm for up-and-coming local talents. Thursday nights will feature cinema under the stars at 8pm with a line-up of dance-movie classics such as Footloose, La La Land, Hairspray and more.

Dance workshops at 4pm and 7pm on Fridays; 4pm on Saturdays, Bluewaters, Dubai, www.bluewatersdubai.ae

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BHAV – A Confluence of Dance, Music and Myth

Saturday, April 27

Courtesy Tambourine Live 
Courtesy Tambourine Live

Indian actor and dancer Shobana returns to Dubai with a new show, BHAV – A Confluence of Dance, Music and Myth, which also features classical vocalist Abhishek Raghuram and dancers from Kalarpana, Shobana’s dance school in Chennai. The production is about the mystical origin and evolution of Indian classical dance. It deals with the fifth Veda how it came about, what it is and what it ever could be.

Gates open at 7pm, show starts at 7.30pm, from Dh75, Sheikh Rashid Auditorium, Indian High School, Oud Metha, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

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The Fridge Concert Series

Monday, April 22; Monday, April 29

Courtesy The Fridge 
Courtesy The Fridge

The Fridge Concert Series season 29 features four weekly performances by top local and regional musicians. The series kicks off on April 8 with Zero Funks, a soul/jazz/funk-inspired band who bring their signature sound to some original material that will be performed for the first time. The band is supported by Jaysus Zain. On April 15, American singer-songwriter Chinua Hawk explores the intricacies of love through acoustic-driven soul. He is supported by Jerome Deligero, who performs pop overs and Sinatra classics. On April 22, Kdun Albaz, who created a new genre of music on the Hangdrum instrument, will launch his album City Vibes, a collaboration with musicians from 13 countries who reside in Dubai. The series wraps on April 29 with a performance by Monteath (pictured), a Dubai band comprised of members from various cultural backgrounds, who together have been compared to Kings of Leon and John Mayer and will launch their debut album Moonlight. The band is supported by singer-songwriter and harmonica player Rony Sarkis.

7.30pm, from Dh50; from Dh30 for ages 13-21; free for children younger than 13, The Fridge, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

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Easter at Mattel Play! Town

Until Tuesday, April 30

Courtesy Mattel Play! Town 
Courtesy Mattel Play! Town

Mattel Play! Town invites mini-explorers to enjoy Easter fun with an interactive and magical bunny hunt with prizes up for grabs. The Easter Bunny sends children on a journey through the centre’s five themed worlds including Barney, Thomas and Friends, Bob the Builder, Angelina Ballerina and Fireman Sam. Using a treasure map, the children will find bunnies in each area and will be entered in a draw for passes to the new Picnic with Barney & Friends experience.

9am to 8pm, Saturdays to Wednesdays; 9am to 9pm on Thursdays; 10am to 9pm on Fridays, from Dh99 when purchased online for a two-hour weekend pass, Mattel Play! Town, City Walk, Dubai, 800 637 227, www.playtowndubai.com

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La nuit des rois (Twelfth Night, or What You Will) screening

Tuesday, April 30

See a performance of Shakespeare’s La nuit des rois (Twelfth Night, or What You Will), as performed by La Comedie-Francaise at Salle Richelieu in Paris, screened at Alliance Francaise Dubai. The famous comedy begins with a shipwreck and features a series of disguises, romance and mistaken identities. The performance will be shown with English subtitles.

7.30pm, from Dh35 for Alliance Francaise members; from Dh45 for non-members, Alliance Francaise Dubai Theatre, Oud Metha, Dubai, 04 335 8712, mediatheque@afdubai.org

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Ma Vie de Courgette (My Life as a Courgette) film screening

Tuesday, April 30

Catch a screening of My Life as a Zucchini at Cinema Space. Rita
My Life as a Courgette

As part of the Cine Kids film screenings at Alliance Francaise Dubai, children aged five to 10 are invited to watch movies that aim to stimulate their French-language skills, improve listening comprehension and introduce them to French cinema. Ma Vie de Courgette (My Life as a Courgette) is an animated film about a young boy sent to live at a foster home with other orphans, where he begins to learn the true meaning of love and trust.

4pm to 6pm, free with registration, Alliance Francaise Dubai Theatre, Oud Metha, Dubai, 04 335 8712, register at mediatheque@afdubai.org

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The Laughter Factory

Thursday, April 25; Friday, April 26; Saturday, April 27; Tuesday, April 30; Wednesday, May 1; Thursday, May 2; Friday, May 3

Courtesy The Laughter Factory 
Courtesy The Laughter Factory

Catch The Laughter Factory’s Life Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This tour featuring top international comedians performing side-splitting comedy at clubs across the country. Daliso Chaponda (pictured) wowed the judges on Britain’s Got Talent, even getting the Golden Buzzer from Amanda Holden; Dana Alexander is a fresh and fearless Canadian sharing her observations; and George Zach moved from Greece to Britain at age 18 to study biochemistry but exchanged the lab for the stage.

Thursday, April 25, 7.30pm (early show), Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Dubai; 9pm (late show), Movenpick JBR, Dubai; Friday, April 26, 7pm (early show), Dukes The Palm, Dubai; 9pm (late show), Grand Millennium Barsha Heights, Dubai; Saturday, April 27, 7pm, On42, Media One, Dubai Media City; Tuesday, April 30, 8pm, Smartline bin Majid Beach Resort, Ras Al Khaimah; Wednesday, May 1, 8pm, Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi; Thursday, May 2, 9pm, Tryp by Wyndham Dubai, Barsha Heights, Dubai; Friday, May 3, 9pm, Seafood Kitchen, Jebel Ali Recreational Club, Dubai, from Dh160, www.thelaughterfactory.com

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WTF Music Rebels

Monday, April 29 to Friday, May 3

Courtesy DXBExperiments
Courtesy DXBExperiments

WTF Music Rebels is an interactive feast showcasing musical stars through the decades as part of the #DXBExperiments series. The seated dinner will rewind the mix tape through the sounds of the past and present, with each course featuring a different decade, including the 1960s with Aretha Franklin and the 1990s with Nirvana. Two interactive pop-up studios recreate key moments in music history and let guests be transformed into a superstar for the evening, before leaving with a scrapbook of printed photos and musical information.

1pm to 4pm, from Dh395 for unlimited sharing plates and selected drinks, Weslodge Saloon, JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai, 04 560 1700, reservations@weslodge.ae

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Dubomedy Presents… The Half Hours series

Friday, May 3

To mark Dubomedy’s 11th anniversary, three home-grown, alumni comedians will debut their 30-minute stand-up comedy specials that will be recorded live. Experience the wit of Mish’al Eskander of Saudi Arabia, Sundeep Fernandes of India and Liz Bains of the UK in a show co-hosted by Dubomedy founders Mina Liccione and Ali Al Sayed. Expect a show celebrating diversity, imperfections and life’s blunders through observational humour.

7.30pm, free with registration, ages 13+ only, a pin of the exact location at DIFC Gate Avenue will be sent, Dubai, register at rsvp@dubomedy.com

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Zhara Festival

Friday, May 3

Courtesy Zhara Festival 
Courtesy Zhara Festival

Book tickets for the Zhara Festival, a four-hour, open-air music event that brings some of Russia’s most popular stars and entertainers to Dubai. There will be live music and choreographed performances with Grigory Leps, Emin, Vremya i Steklo, Leonid Agutin, Valeria, Ivanushki International, Maruv, Artik and Asti, Alexandr Panayotov, Olga Buzova and more.

Gates open at 6.30pm, concert starts at 8pm, from Dh400, 21+, Azure Beach, Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

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Wow at The Rotunda, Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai

Until Saturday, May 4

Courtesy Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai
Courtesy Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai

Catch a performance of Wow, a 90-minute family-friendly show that features more than 30 acrobats, aerialists, dancers and performing artists in an immersive theatrical experience. In addition to great music, see 3D multimedia projections, holograms, exciting choreography, theatrical lighting and more. There are lunch and dinner packages available, at Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen and Zhen Wei Dim Sum, from Dh370.

1.30pm and 7pm, from Dh100 for show only, The Rotunda, Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai, www.rotundadubai.com

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Suspended in Motion by Dubai Drama Group

Thursday, May 2 to Saturday, May 4

Courtesy Dubai Drama Group 
Courtesy Dubai Drama Group

Dubai Drama Group present a performance of Suspended in Motion, two one-act plays by Canadian-Palestinian playwright Najwa Yassir. The two comedy-dramas, 32 and Conference, examine what happens when individuals are thrown together in unusual circumstances and forced to question their assumptions and biases. The themes are relevant to the UAE’s Year of Tolerance. In 32, an Arab architect and an American farmer are stuck in a Dubai elevator, while in Conference, a talkative student shares a train cabin with a distinguished professor.

8pm daily, plus 4pm on Saturday, entry by registration, The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz, Dubai, register at courtyardplayhouse.com

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The Smash Room

Throughout Ramadan

Courtesy The Smash Room 
Courtesy The Smash Room

Visit the Smash Room this Ramadan to de-stress and stay fit by smashing glasses, TVs and DVDs. A 30-minute visit – when you can swing hammers and bats – is beneficial for upper body fitness and is said to burn up to 400 calories. Choose among select items such as office printers and electronics and the proceeds will be donated to refugee charities though Emirates Red Crescent and Melltoo.

11am-2am, from Dh99, The Smash Room, Umm Suqeim, Dubai, 058 198 2323, www.thesmashroom.ae

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Dig It and Reel Cinemas offers

Until Thursday, May 30

Courtesy The Springs Souk
Courtesy The Springs Souk

The Springs Souk has introduced special offers to keep children entertained, including the Dig It Pass, which offers two hours of fun from Sundays to Wednesdays until May 29. The Reel Junior and Dig It Combo is for a one-hour session of Stay & Dig and one Reel Junior movie ticket. For the combo offer, the Dig It portion must be used at the time of purchase, but the movie ticket can be used within seven days of purchase.

From Dh299 for the Dig It Pass; from Dh89 for the Reel Junior and Dig It Combo, The Spring Souk, Dubai, www.thespringssouk.com

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Russell Peters

Thursday, June 6

A performance by Canadian comedian Russell Peters will launch the Dubai Arena. The stand-up star returns to the UAE, where his previous shows have been among the fastest-selling in the country, with his Deported World Tour, which features new materials and his signature observational comedy and audience interactions.

From Dh200, Coca-Cola Arena, Dubai, www.ticketmaster.ae

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Maroon 5

Friday, June 14

Maroon 5 bring their Red Pill Blues tour to Dubai, their first concert in the city since April 2011. The region’s only stop on the tour takes them to what will be the newly opened Coca-Cola Arena. Hits include Moves Like Jagger, She Will Be Loved and Girls Like You.

From Dh350, Coca-Cola Arena, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

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Fragrance Workshop with Melanie Jane Nightingale

Friday, June 14 to Sunday, June 16

Register for a three-day workshop in fragrance led by Melanie Jane Nightingale and receive a certificate in natural perfumery. The course lets you explore more than 100 oils and will give access to some of the world’s most expensive and rare ingredients such as orris root and ambergris. Learn the science behind scent, delve into the world of production and branding and learn which scents complement each other to create your own signature fragrance. The course includes a completion certificate, workbooks, formula guides and all materials as well as refreshments and a three-course lunch. Participants also get free entry to Melanie Jane’s Dh2,199 online perfume course.

9.30am to 6pm, from Dh3,285, Habtoor Palace, Al Habtoor City, Dubai, www.bymelaniejane.com

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Tony Robbins Live in Dubai

Tuesday, September 3

Personal and business development coach Tony Robbins is heading to Dubai this year 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. Register now for tickets and VIP meet-and-greet information, as well as venue details when they become available.

10am to 4.30pm, location to be announced in Dubai, www.tonyrobbinsdxb.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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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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We Love Our Beach clean-up

First Sunday of every month

Courtesy Zero Gravity 
Courtesy Zero Gravity

Zero Gravity hosts We Love Our Beach, a monthly environmental event in which staff members and volunteers, including divers, join for up to 90 minutes to clean the beach of plastic and rubbish. The initiative is part of the venue’s ongoing efforts to make a difference to the environment by cutting down on plastic. The event is followed by a breakfast by Zero Gravity's chef. T-shirts will be provided and guests are asked to bring a refillable water bottle.

7.30am, free, Zero Gravity, JBR, Dubai, 04 399 0009, weloveourbeach@0-gravity.ae

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Dubai Ice Rink weekday skate offer

Sundays to Thursdays, ongoing

Visit the Dubai Ice Rink from Sunday to Thursday and take advantage of the weekday skate offer of a 90-minute skating session for Dh49. Skating enthusiasts can perfect their jumps, spins and footwork and enjoy a whirl around the rink at sessions beginning at 10am, 11.45am, 1.45pm, 3.15pm and 5pm.

10am to 6.30pm, from Dh49; regular prices from Dh75, Dubai Ice Rink, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, 800 38224 6255, www.dubaiicerink.com

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FOOD

Bunny CrazyShake at Black Tap

Friday, April 19 to Sunday, April 21

Courtesy Black Tap
Courtesy Black Tap

Black Tap has introduced an indulgent themed CrazyShake this Easter. The cherry-flavoured Bunny Shake has a vanilla-frosted rim, and is topped with Easter M&Ms, three chocolate Lindt bunnies, whipped cream, Easter sprinkles and a cherry on top.

From Dh69 in Abu Dhabi and from Dh62 in Dubai, Black Tap, 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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Vegan Spring Fest at Mango Tree Thai Bistro

Wednesday, April 24 to Friday, April 26

Courtesy Mango Tree
Courtesy Mango Tree

Book your spot at the Vegan Spring Fest at Mango Tree Thai bistro and enjoy dinner with the Dubai Vegan Community, a social group that encourages like-minded individuals to share information and tips. Dinner on April 24 and 25 features a sharing menu of dishes such as satay tofu curry and pad Thai. Additionally, there will be vegan speakers on April 25. On April 26, enjoy a vegan brunch with wok-tossed rice, assorted vegetables and more.

5pm to 1am for dinner, from Dh145; 1pm to 4pm for brunch, from Dh99, Mango Tree Thai Bistro, Hilton Dubai The Walk, Dubai, 04 374 7555, Instagram at @MangotreeJBR

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Feria de Abril

Friday, April 26

Casa de Tapas brings back the popular Feria de Abril celebrations in a Sevilla-inspired fiesta with delicacies, live music, dancers and more. Enjoy hot and cold tapas, paellas and churros along with traditional drinks. The day brunch, from 12.30pm to 4pm, features live entertainment, and an after-party at Cielo Sky Lounge with beats from DJ Ejaz until 8pm. Then, the evening brunch begins with a Spanish music collaboration and a flamenco dancer late into the night.

12.30pm to 4pm, from Dh249, Casa de Tapas, Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, Dubai, 04 413 1800, reservations@casadetapas.ae

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LMNTS 3D dining experience

Daily, ongoing

Courtesy LMNTS
Courtesy LMNTS

Enjoy an immersive dining experience at LMNTS, combining carefully crafted dishes representing the elements of nature with holographic surround sound. The story begins with the five core elements that formed the planet – void, air, fire, water and earth – brought to life in five courses, with the menu so far kept tightly under wraps.

6.30pm and 8.30pm, from Dh375, World Trade Club, 33rd floor, Sheikh Rashid Tower, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, wtc@dwtc.com

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Songkran at Pai Thai

Until Saturday, April 20

Courtesy Pai Thai
Courtesy Pai Thai

Celebrate Songkran, Thai New Year, at Pai Thai at Al Qasr in Madinat Jumeirah. The water festival begins with a scenic abra trip through the waterways of Madinat Jumeirah to the restaurant, before diners enjoy a three-course menu of Thai classics and specials, including crispy salmon with passion fruit sauce, spicy minced seabass salad and crispy prawns in creamy red curry. There will also be a dance show by in-house entertainer Wanthakan along with a traditional blessing ceremony, lighting and decorations to start the new year.

6pm to 11.30pm, Sundays to Thursdays; 6.30pm to 11.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays, from Dh295 per person, Pai Thai, Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 432 3232, restaurants@jumeirah.com

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The Roof at Morimoto Dubai

Saturday, April 20

Enjoy a rooftop party vibe on Morimoto Dubai's terrace, with views of the Dubai skyline and a colourful sunset. There will be kimono dress-ups and other activities including Japanese live cooking stations and a market. DJs will play a selection of house and disco music, with beverages and signature bites from Dh99.

2pm to 8pm, from Dh99, Morimoto Dubai, Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai, 050 849 7332

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Queen’s Birthday at BiCE Ristorante

Friday, April 26

Courtesy BiCE Ristorante 
Courtesy BiCE Ristorante

BiCE Ristorante celebrates the Queen’s birthday with a royal brunch. Enjoy Britain-themed decorations and festivities along with a lavish feast of traditional English cuisine including a veal bacon and Stilton salad, smoked mackerel platter, Lancashire lamb hot pot, fish and chips and sweets such as Belle Helene trifle with Devonshire clotted cream. Guests are encouraged to wear their finest royal attire such as tailored tuxedos, elegant dresses and chic hats.

12.30pm to 4pm, from Dh190 with soft drinks, BiCE Ristorante, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, 04 318 2520, bicerest.jumeirah@hilton.com

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Toluca Poutine Benedict at Eggspectation

Until Tuesday, April 30

Courtesy Eggspectation 
Courtesy Eggspectation

Eggspectation is celebrating both National Poutine Day, April 11, and Eggs Benedict Day, April 16, with a combination of these signature dishes – the Toluca Poutine Benedict. More than just fries and poached eggs, the French-Canadian staple has been morphed to include beef chorizo, tater tots, caramelised onions and cheese curds smothered in gravy and hollandaise sauce, topped with salsa, sour cream and two Omega-3 eggs.

7am to midnight, from Dh56, The Beach JBR, 04 430 7252; City Walk, Dubai, 04 240 6877; Matajer Mall, Sharjah, 06 555 0446, www.facebook.com/eggspectationuae

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The Pandora Afternoon Tea at Fairmont The Palm

Until Tuesday, April 30

Courtesy Fairmont The Palm 
Courtesy Fairmont The Palm

Experience the “Celebrating You…” afternoon tea at Mashrabiya Lounge, where, in honour of International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day, guests can enjoy a Pandora-themed event. Along with Instagrammable decor, homemade finger sandwiches, delicate scones with clotted cream and a selection of decorated treats and truffles, the first 200 to attend will also receive a Pandora crown design charm and the first 20 group bookings for bridal or baby shower events will receive an extra gift for the main guest. There is also a weekly prize giveaway.

Noon to 6pm, from Dh155, Mashrabiya Lounge, Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. 04 457 3457, palm.dining@fairmont.com

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Ramadan treats at Costa Coffee

From Sunday, May 5, throughout Ramadan

Courtesy Costa Coffee
Courtesy Costa Coffee

This Ramadan, Costa Coffee introduces a limited-edition cup and sweet treat menu. Syrian-Russian muralist Dina Saadi designed the cups, which feature her signature bold patterns and bright colours with calligraphy depicting the words “peace”, “love” and “generosity”. This year’s Ramadan drink, available from May 6, is the Velvet Macchiato (from Dh19), which combines the flavours of red-velvet cheesecake with cold coffee and milk-foam topping. Ramadan sweet treats (from Dh23) include maamoul pudding cakes, chocolate halwa cake, Umm Ali cheesecake and fruity Vimto toot cake.

Available at Costa Coffee stores across the UAE, www.costacoffee.ae

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Mexican Street Market

Saturdays, ongoing

Courtesy Tortuga 
Courtesy Tortuga

Enjoy the Mexican Street Market every Saturday at Tortuga, where you can find ceviche, a guacamole station and a taco stall with soft and hard shells, juicy steaks and crispy fried-fish tacos. Along with the authentic food, there will be a mariachi band and Latin music.

1pm to 4pm, from Dh145, Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 432 3232, www.jumeirah.com

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Turkish Breakfast at Gurkan Sef Steakhouse

Daily, ongoing

Courtesy Gurkan Sef Steakhouse
Courtesy Gurkan Sef Steakhouse

Gurkan Sef Steakhouse expands its menu for the early birds with a specially curated Turkish breakfast menu featuring a sharing breakfast package and a single breakfast platter. Enjoy a cheese platter, Turkish tea, menemen – a mix of tomato puree and eggs – salad, lentil soup, fruit plates and Turkish spring rolls.

8.30am to 12.30pm, from Dh99 for the single platter; from Dh115 for the sharing platter, Gurkan Sef Steakhouse, City Walk 2, Al Safa, Dubai, 04 379 9777, www.gurkansefdubai.ae

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New Smoothie Bowls at Baker & Spice

Daily, ongoing

Courtesy Baker & Spice 
Courtesy Baker & Spice

Baker & Spice has launched a line of smoothie bowls that make a great breakfast or healthy dessert. Choose among blueberry, acai, choco-almond and tropical. Each bowl is made from fresh organic ingredients that have never been frozen, and are layered with different flavours and textures, including fruits, vegetables, seeds and superfoods.

From Dh45 each, Baker & Spice, Souk Al Bahar, Al Manzil and Jumeirah Town Centre, Dubai, bakerandspice.me

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WELLNESS & SPA

That Hair Tho special offers

Until Tuesday, April 30

Get a treatment or haircut at this new ethical salon in JLT, Dubai. Courtesy That Hair Tho THT
Courtesy That Hair Tho THT

That Hair Tho (THT), the ethical salon in JLT, offers a range of services at discounted prices throughout the month. Enjoy treatments using sustainable, vegan products such as a mani-pedi from Dh100, gel manicure and pedicure from Dh180, a blow-dry and gel mani-pedi from Dh300 and lash extensions with free refill within 14 days.

10am to 9pm, THT, Cluster N, JLT, Dubai, 04 589 6670, Instagram @thathairtho.tht

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Tips and Toes special offers

May, ongoing

Courtesy Tips & Toes 
Courtesy Tips & Toes

Visit Tips and Toes on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays in May and get double points all day when you show your loyalty card upon payment. Get a root colour service for Dh175 instead of Dh250, a saving of 30 per cent. Young ladies aged 13 to 21 can enjoy discounts on Tuesdays for eyelash extensions, nail services, Glamglow express facials and hair removal services. Buy any retail item and 10 per cent will go to children’s charities this Eid.

Various timings and prices, all Tips and Toes locations in Al Ain, Ras Al Khaimah and Abu Dhabi (except Yas Mall); as well as Business Bay, Golden Mile, Panorama, Me'aisem, Dubai Festival City, Mira, Springs Souk and Al Barsha in Dubai, 04 399 0550, www.tipsandtoes.com

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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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CLASSES & TALKS

Swimming Wonders at Hilton Dubai The Walk

Sundays and Thursdays, ongoing

Courtesy Hilton Dubai The Walk 
Courtesy Hilton Dubai The Walk

Children up to age three can take part in the Swimming Wonders programme at Hilton Dubai The Walk, where they can learn the basics of swimming to encourage water confidence at a young age. The 30-minute class is good exercise for parents, too, and allows for bonding time with their little ones. Then enjoy the rest of the day at the Wavebreaker Beach Club from Dh180 per adult for family time in the sun.

9am to 11am, depending on age group, from Dh525 for five weeks; from Dh180 for a daily pass for Wavebreaker Beach Club, Hilton Dubai The Walk, JBR, Dubai, 055 503 4757, info@swimmingwonders.com

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Les Gouters Philo children’s philosophy talk

Tuesday, April 16

Les Gouters Philo (philosophy and snacks) is a workshop at Alliance Francaise Dubai for budding philosophers aged eight to 11. Led by Carole Beard, the programme begins with a meditation before discussing the theme of the day, which is “To be or to have” this month. Children are invited to give their opinion, to listen to each other and share thoughts. After the hour, children can enjoy a snack together at Cafe Odeon.

3.30pm to 5pm, from Dh35 for Alliance Francaise members; from Dh45 for non-members, price includes snack at Cafe Odeon, Alliance Francaise Dubai, Oud Metha, Dubai, reservations at 04 335 8712 mediatheque@afdubai.org

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Cafe Langues

Sunday, April 21

Take part in Alliance Francaise Dubai’s Cafe Langues exchange event. Native speakers of French, Arabic, English, Spanish and other languages are invited to meet and practise with each other over a cup of tea or coffee. Sessions are led by native-speaking volunteers who will get the conversation going.

9.30am to 11am and 6.30pm to 8pm on April 21, Cafe Diemme, Alliance Francaise Knowledge Park, Dubai, free admission, 04 335 8712, register at mediatheque@afdubai.org

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Free yoga at Dubai Studio City

Thursdays until April 25

Take advantage of free yoga classes at Dubai Studio City every Thursday this month. Held in collaboration with Optimal Fitness, the relaxing classes are perfect to go to right after work as they help to rejuvenate, improve respiration and boost vitality.

5.30pm to 6.30pm, free, Dubai Studio City Amphitheatre, Dubai, www.optimalfitness.ae

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Improv classes at The Courtyard Playhouse

Saturday, April 20 to Friday, May 31

The Courtyard Playhouse will present a new season of improvisation workshops. The beginners' class is Don’t Panic Improv, which can help calm your fears, make you laugh and develop your public-speaking. The next level is Spirit, which will push your skills and improve how you perform through games, narrative, character, theory and more. Storytelling concentrates on the importance of the story through games and character development, but with a focus on directing the audience's attention to the improvised tale. There are six two-hour sessions at each level and all end with a performance and a social event.

Saturdays, 11.30am to 1.30pm for Don’t Panic Improv; 2pm to 4pm for Spirit; 4.30pm to 6.30pm for Storytelling, from Dh1,680, the Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz, Dubai, courtyardplayhouse.com

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FITNESS

NAS Night Challenge

Friday, May 10 and Thursday, May 16

Courtesy NAS Night Challenge
Courtesy NAS Night Challenge

Take part in the NAS Night Challenge this Ramadan for the chance at part of the Dh144,000 prize money. The four-kilometre course includes classic obstacles as well as surprises that will have participants crawling, swinging, jumping and climbing. Held under the stars, the obstacles glow with neon lights and fire for a memorable, challenging experience. The event is open to all male and female UAE nationals and residents over the age of 16 who can compete in individual and team categories.

9pm to midnight, May 10 for individual competitors; 9am to midnight on May 16 for team competitors, from Dh200 for open heats; from Dh240 for pro heats, Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex, Dubai, www.nasst.ae

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The Els Club summer membership

Wednesday, May 1 to Monday, September 30

Purchase the Summer Privilege Card at The Els Club and get great golf deals throughout the hotter months. Choose four out of the five months from May to September to make use of the deal and get unlimited golf seven days a week, discounts on food and beverages and tuition at the Claude Harmon III Performance Golf Academy.

From Dh5,195 for the individual package; from Dh7,845 for the family package, The Els Club, Dubai Sports City, elsclubdubai.com

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1Beat fitness studio

Daily, ongoing

Courtesy 1Beat
Courtesy 1Beat

Check out the new fitness studio 1Beat at Dubai World Trade Centre for a mindful experience. Guests are encouraged to feel comfortable to come as they are and tend to their wellness needs, whether that be an energising workout or time to relax and dedicate an hour to themselves. Classes include R1de indoor cycling, Cl1mb fat-burning express workout and L1ft, a HIIT bootcamp. There is state-of-the-art equipment, changing facilities, a smoothie and coffee bar and free basement parking for three hours with validation.

Classes from 6.30am to 7pm, from Dh120 per class; from Dh1,800 per month, Ground floor, Offices 2, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, www.1beatdxb.com

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Max & Aegle wellness destination

Daily, ongoing

Courtesy Max & Aegle 
Courtesy Max & Aegle

Max & Aegle is a newly launched health and fitness destination in Dubai that focuses on a holistic approach to wellness. The venue features a fitness area with cardio, weight training and circuit training, as well as group exercise classes, HIIT, boxing, yoga and cycling. The club is open to women only on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10.30am to 1.30pm, when classes include BodyPump, barre, Pilates, RPM and yoga. There is an outdoor, Olympic-sized swimming pool, a 1,400-metre running track, a yoga lawn and more. Members receive body composition analysis to help determine the best approach to attaining their fitness and optimal health.

Open 6am to 11pm, Saturdays to Thursdays; open 7am to 9pm on Fridays, from Dh199 per day; from Dh833 per month, Meydan, Dubai, www.maxandaegle.com

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Fit Hub

Weekdays, ongoing

Take part in the free trial classes from March 3-7 at the new Fit Hub at Laguna Waterpark. The outdoor facility offers workouts led by instructors from Fitness In Dubai, including bootcamp, yoga, boxing and dance classes, as well as functional workouts. Guests will have access to the shower and changing facilities. After March 10, you will also get access to Laguna Waterpark, which is open from 10am to 6pm, and can invite up to three friends and family members along at a 40 per cent discount.

Classes at 6am, 7am, 8am, 6pm and 7pm, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh99 per class; packages available, Fit Hub, Laguna Waterpark, La Mer, Dubai, www.lagunawaterpark.com

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RealRyder indoor cycling class at Surge Body Fitness

Ongoing

Courtesy Surge Body Fitness
Courtesy Surge Body Fitness

Surge Body Fitness offers indoor cycling classes with the RealRyder tilt bikes, which move from side to side, simulating an outdoor bike ride. The full-body workout tones your upper body, tightens abs and shapes your legs. Classes are available from 7am, and there is a 50 per cent discount on all packages purchased before the end of January.

From Dh2,000 for a three-month package; from Dh6,000 for one year, with free spin shoes, Surge Body Fitness, Concord Tower, Dubai Media City, www.besurge.com

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Speedo Swim Squads at The Burj Club

Ongoing

Courtesy The Burj Club
Courtesy The Burj Club

The Burj Club hosts Speedo Swim Squads academy and club, with classes for all ages and abilities led by highly qualified teachers and coaches and using state-of-the-art equipment, including a semi-Olympic-sized indoor pool. Classes include Baby Swim for babies aged 3 months to 3 years; Learn to Swim from 3 years to adult; Competition Training; Tri-Programmes; and Masters and Adult Fitness Programmes.

From Dh90 per session, various prices per programme, The Burj Club, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, 04 888 3900, www.burjkhalifa.ae/en/the-burj-club

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The Burj Club

Daily, ongoing

Courtesy The Burj Club
Courtesy The Burj Club

The Burj Club hosts fun and rigorous group workout sessions in a variety of disciplines designed to motivate and inspire you to go further. Try classes in Super SUP Fitness, doing a mix of Pilates and yoga while balancing on a paddle board; outdoor yoga with views of Downtown Dubai; HIIT for high-intensity sessions for all abilities that target and strengthen your core; Rhythm Ride cycling class for cardiovascular exercise up hills and with challenging drills; and Body Pump, the workout that challenges all major muscle groups with squats, presses, lifts and curls.

Various timings, from Dh95 per session; free for The Burj Club members, The Burj Club, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, www.burjkhalifa.ae/en/the-burj-club

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FAMILY EVENTS / PLACES TO VISIT

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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Mommy & Me Mornings at XPark Jr

Mondays and Wednesdays

Courtesy XPark Jr
Courtesy XPark Jr

XPark Jr is where mothers and their children can escape the rush of the city and relax in the serene landscape for some quality time. Bring a blanket to spread out under the trees and let the little ones explore and discover. Entrance includes access to the mini petting farm, water play, natural climbing structures, mud kitchen and art and crafts. Mothers can enjoy tea or coffee and a pastry from Dh15.

8am to noon, from Dh25 for one child, XPark Jr, Kite Beach, Dubai, www.facebook.com/XParkJr

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Wavehouse at Atlantis The Palm

Ongoing

The bowling alley at the preview of new entertainment complex, Warehouse at Atlantis The Palm Dubai. Leslie Pableo / The National
Leslie Pableo / The National

Wavehouse is a new venue that combines live music, gaming, bowling, food and drinks and it all overlooks a state-of-the-art wave machine, the Wave Rider, which offers body-boarding and knee-boarding. Families can enjoy the rustic beach bar-style terrace that features a variety of seating areas, while other guests head inside to the adults-only bar, where there's a more industrial vibe. There is ten-pin bowling, a soft-play area for kids, plus arcade zone for all ages, complete with Xbox consoles, virtual reality experiences and the world's largest Pac-Man. Wavehouse Bar has live bands and DJs and Wavehouse Restaurant has healthy choices as well as comfort food with signature dishes such as deep-fried Babybels and rainbow sliders.

Noon to 1am, Wavehouse, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, reservations@atlantisthepalm.com

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Festival Bay at Dubai Festival City Mall

Until Tuesday, April 30

Courtesy Dubai Festival City Mall
Courtesy Dubai Festival City Mall

Festival Bay at Dubai Festival City Mall has been transformed into Pirates of the Bay children’s fun park, a fun-filled park experience with games and activities for children. Families are invited to experience pirate-themed play areas, an inflatable slide, sand play, a bungee trampoline, a waterpark, arts and crafts, pizza-making, carnival games, popcorn, candy floss and more.

From 3pm to 10pm, Sundays to Wednesdays; 3pm to 11pm on Thursdays; from 10am to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, Dubai Festival City Mall, Dubai, www.dubaifestivalcitymall.com

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Wavebreaker Beach Club

Book by Tuesday, April 30

Courtesy Wavebreaker Beach Club
Courtesy Wavebreaker Beach Club

Get a membership to Wavebreaker Beach Club at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah and enjoy access to the spa, gym and beach from Dh16 per day. The membership offers a great daycation option for the family, as there is a 25 per cent discount on food and beverage, as well as spa treatments. There is an additional fee for children aged six to 12, while children younger than six can enter on the membership for free.

From Dh1,500 for three months, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Dubai, 056 188 2766

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The Market at The Beach

Until Tuesday, April 30

Courtesy The Beach 
Courtesy The Beach

Waterfront destination The Beach hosts the outdoor attraction, The Market, which offers an artisanal shopping experience in a picturesque, al fresco setting. There are 42 stalls featuring a range of items, including traditional arts and crafts, jewellery, scarves, handbags, designer abayas, graphic T-shirts, Arabic sweets, aromatic oils, perfumes, handmade soaps and collectibles from around the world.

10am to midnight, free entry, The Beach, JBR, Dubai, www.thebeach.ae

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The MOE Club House

Ongoing

Visit The MOE Club House at Mall of the Emirates, a trendy new food and leisure destination featuring homegrown food concepts and a game room with pool, minigolf and foosball. The New England-style community space offers light bites, coffee and sweet treats. When you spend Dh150 at Mall of the Emirates, children can enjoy The Little Club House, where they can unleash their imagination with arts and crafts, bird-house and cupcake decorating and more, plus a mini-market where they can sell their creations.

10am to 10pm, Sundays to Wednesdays; 10am to midnight, Thursdays to Saturdays, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, www.malloftheemirates.com

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VR Park Super 7 Pass

Ongoing

Courtesy VR Park 
Courtesy VR Park

VR Park, the virtual and augmented reality theme park, offers the new Super 7 pass, which lets visitors pick any seven of the top 10 games, rides and journeys to experience. This includes Dubai Drone, Dune Bash and VR Maze, among others. The pass costs Dh180, which is a discount of 26 per cent on the original price of Dh245.

10am to 11pm, Sundays to Wednesdays; 10am to 1am, Thursday to Saturday, VR Park, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.vrparkdubai.com

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Dubai Garden Glow

Daily, ongoing

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES- Dubai Garden Glow opens to the public with diffrent lights on display. Leslie Pableo for The National
Leslie Pableo for The National

Visit Dubai Garden Glow and enjoy a recreational park featuring creative light installations, live musical shows and performances and an educational zone for children. There is also a food pavilion offering delicacies from around the world. In addition to the colourful light exhibitions, visit the Dinosaur Park with animatronic elements and the Ice Park featuring icy sculptures.

4pm to 11pm, Saturdays to Thursdays; 4pm to midnight on Fridays, from Dh65, Gates 6 and 7, Zabeel Park, Dubai, www.dubaigardenglow.com

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Air Maniax indoor adventure park

Daily, ongoing

Courtesy Air Maniax  
Courtesy Air Maniax

Visit Air Maniax, a new indoor adventure park with activities for all ages, spread across five main zones: an inflatable arena, an interactive obstacle course, a gravity-based zip line, an arcade-style laser tag and dedicated toddler zones. There is a restaurant serving coffee, soft drinks and hot and cold food.

10am to 7pm, Saturdays to Wednesdays; 10am to 9pm on Thursdays and Fridays, from Dh80, Air Maniax, 16 Street 1, opposite Dynatrade, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.airmaniax.com

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Dubai Miracle Garden

Daily, ongoing

Courtesy Dubai Miracle Garden 
Courtesy Dubai Miracle Garden

Dubai Miracle Garden returns for a seventh season with new floral masterpieces including a reimagined Disney Avenue, floral castle, floating beds and more. There is an amphitheatre with live music, dance and Zumba sessions; an interactive kids’ play zone with a trampoline; two lakes in the form of a tree with seven-metre-high fountains; life-size elephant sculpture fountains; 12-metre 3D sculptures of animal characters and a flower display in 3D mapping.

9am to 9pm, Sundays to Thursdays; 9am to 11pm, Fridays and Saturdays, from Dh50, Al Barsha South 3, Dubailand, Dubai, 04 422 8902, www.dubaimiraclegarden.com

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3-D Blacklight Minigolf

Daily, ongoing

Courtesy 3-D Blacklight Minigolf 
Courtesy 3-D Blacklight Minigolf

Visit the 3D Blacklight Minigolf, which features a brightly coloured glow-in-the-dark, 18-hole course. The venue is hand painted by top 3D artists, transporting players of all ages to different worlds. The indoor location is fun for families, sports fans and friends.

2pm to 11.30pm, from Dh90, all ages, 3-D Blacklight Minigolf, Plaza Level, Bahar 1, JBR, Dubai, 04 565 7621, glowingrooms.ae

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Countdown Challenge

Daily, ongoing

Courtesy Countdown Challenge 
Courtesy Countdown Challenge

Countdown Challenge is an escape room for puzzle lovers, where teams of two to 10 people have a time limit of one hour to escape. Each room presents its own intriguing storyline, challenging players’ wit, creativity and patience.

3pm to midnight, from Dh110, all ages, but children younger than 13 must be accompanied by an adult, Plaza Level, Bahar 1, JBR, Dubai, 04 427 4027, www.countdowndxb.com

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Dubai Parks and Resorts annual pass

Daily, ongoing

Purchase an annual pass to Dubai Parks and Resorts and enjoy one year of unlimited access to all four parks, deals in retail stores, discounts at cafes and restaurants, plus free parking and discounts at Lapita Hotel. There is also 10 per cent off single-day tickets, a bonus for friends and family who visit. Experience more than 100 rides and attractions at Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, Legoland Dubai and Legoland Water Park Dubai.

From Dh345 for one park; from Dh475 for two parks; from Dh595 for all four parks, Dubai Parks & Resorts, Dubai, www.dubaiparksandresorts.com

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Dig It

Daily, ongoing

Courtesy Dig It
Courtesy Dig It

Children ages 3 to 10 can enjoy an educational and interactive experience at Dig It, a play environment based on a working building site where they work together to dig, move, build and create. Kids can climb aboard a digger, operate remote-controlled cars, take driving lessons and enjoy workshops and sand play.

10am to 10pm, from Dh100 for the Drop & Play ticket, which includes two hours of play with trained staff, The Springs Souk, Dubai, digitdubai.com

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TEPfactor adventure experience

Daily, ongoing

Courtesy TEPfactor
Courtesy TEPfactor

Visit JBR to experience the new TEPfactor, an adventure experience that takes place in a cave, where teams of two to six people take on 21 challenges that put their physical, mental, teamwork and co-operation skills to the test. Racing against the clock, the groups take part in puzzles, balancing acts, tests of patience, heroic feats and team challenges to progress to the next task. Up to 15 teams can participate at a time, and participants are encouraged to wear comfortable, activewear and trainers. There are also group sessions available for corporate organisations.

10am to midnight, Sundays to Wednesdays, from Dh80 per hour; 10am to 1am, Thursdays to Saturdays, from Dh100 per hour, ages 8+, TEPfactor, The Walk, JBR, Dubai, 04 398 8438, www.tepfactor.ae

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Dubai Bowling Center

Daily, ongoing

Courtesy Dubai Bowling Center 
Courtesy Dubai Bowling Center

Dubai Bowling Center offers a fun atmosphere with 16 professional-series lanes, black-and-white movies on projectors above the lanes, an arcade with classic old-school games, and The Zone area with e-gaming options. There is also trampoline playground, a private party hall and toddler play area. The in-house restaurant Yamu offers quirky burgers and freak shakes inspired by gaming culture.

10am to midnight, Sundays to Wednesdays; 10am to 1am, Thursdays to Saturdays, Dubai Bowling Center, Al Quoz, 28th Street and Al Meydan Road, Dubai, 04 339 1010, bowlingdubai.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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Wild Wadi Waterpark Residents Offer

Offer valid throughout the winter

Wild Wadi
Wild Wadi

Wild Wadi Waterpark is offering UAE residents a special discount on tickets this winter. Enjoy all the excitement of a wide selection from more than 30 rides and attractions, including 13 that are interconnected for a seamless experience. Highlights include the lazy river, wave pool; an aquatic roller-coaster ride, and the famous Jumeirah Sceirah slide.

Open 10am to 6pm, from Dh149 for general admission for 1.1 metres and taller; from Dh69 for below 1.1m, Wild Wadi Waterpark, Jumeirah, Dubai, www.jumeirah.com

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KidZania annual pass

Daily, ongoing

KidZania has launched an annual pass, giving unlimited access to the mini-city, where children can explore and role-play various professions in a fun learning environment. Plus, the passes come with a KidZania “Pazzport”, fast-track tickets, invitations to special events, discounts on skating sessions at Dubai Ice Rink and more including the chance to try the new virtual reality fire-awareness activity.

Valid for 12 months from purchase date, from Dh550 for a silver pass; from Dh950 for a gold pass, KidZania, The Dubai Mall, Dubai, www.kidzania.ae

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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. There are vendors selling everything from jewellery to clothing, live music under the stars, fitness classes, rock climbing, trampolines, ninja warrior courses for kids, an outdoor cinema, bubble fun, juice sampling, a Dubai Police supercar, a petting zoo and more.

9am to 7pm on Fridays; 9am to 9pm on Saturdays, Dubai Police Academy Park, Umm Suqeim Road, Dubai, www.ripeme.com

SHARJAH

Rain Room

Daily, ongoing

Courtesy Sharjah Art Foundation  
Courtesy Sharjah Art Foundation

Visit the Rain Room at Sharjah Art Foundation, an immersive installation by Random International that lets you walk through a downpour of rain without getting wet. Combining art, technology and nature, the exhibition is 2,500 litres of self-cleaning, recycled water, which is controlled through a system of cameras and sensors that signal nozzles on the ceiling to stop within a two-metre radius, when it senses someone walking.

9am to 9pm, Saturdays to Thursdays; 4pm to 11pm on Fridays, from Dh25, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, 06 561 0095, rainroom@sharjahart.org

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ART EXHIBITIONS

Play

Until Wednesday, April 24

The Game Must Go On by Sonu Sultania. Courtesy Tashkeel 
The Game Must Go On by Sonu Sultania. Courtesy Tashkeel

See the exhibition Play at Tashkeel. More than 30 artists from the UAE explore various facets of play – impulsiveness, irrationality, joy and nostalgia – through a variety of media including painting, textiles, installations, video and photography. Pictured: The Game Must Go On by Sonu Sultania

10am to 10pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Tashkeel, Nad Al Sheba, Dubai, 04 336 3313, www.tashkeel.org

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Between Macro and Micro

Until Wednesday, April 24

A detail of Globule V by Benedicte Gimonnet. Courtesy Alliance Francaise Dubai 
A detail of Globule V by Benedicte Gimonnet. Courtesy Alliance Francaise Dubai

See the exhibition Between Macro and Micro by French artist Benedicte Gimonnet, whose abstract paintings of organic shapes and geometric forms explore the power and fragility of light. Through her works, she aims to understand what shapes the matrix of the universe and to imagine the structure of creative energy. The opening will be held on Wednesday, April 17 at 7.30pm. Pictured: A detail of Globule V

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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Strange Fruit

Until Wednesday, May 1

From The Tree Within series by Tagreed Darghouth as part of Strange Fruit. Courtesy Tabari Artspace
A detail of an image from The Tree Within series by Tagreed Darghouth as part of Strange Fruit. Courtesy Tabari Artspace

Strange Fruit is an exhibition by Lebanese artist Tagreed Darghouth, who is concerned with socio-political issues prevalent in Lebanon and beyond, such as cosmetic surgery, domestic workers, death, war, identity and displacement. She produces paintings that are uncomfortable, confronting and challenging, but also technically brilliant.

10am to 8pm, Sundays to Thursdays (closed Fridays and Saturdays), Tabari Artspace, The Gate Village Building 3, Level 2, DIFC, Dubai, 04 323 0820, www.tabariartspace.com

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Healing Wounds

Sunday, April 28 to Saturday, May 4

Manal Since arriving at MSF’s hospital in Amman earlier this year, 11-year-old Manal has made a lot of friends while taking part in activities run by the psychosocial team. On Mondays, when Isabel, the music teacher, comes to play music with the younger patients, Manal loves to play the guitar. In 2015, Manal was injured when a missile exploded in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk. She was left with burns and muscle contractures to her forehead, neck, right ear, eyelid, right elbow and wrist. Before coming to Jordan, Manal had had no surgery. She had difficulty closing her right eye, which stayed slightly open while she slept, disturbing her rest. In MSF’s hospital, the physiotherapists massage her eye and teach her how to do it on her own. Since having surgery and intensive physiotherapy, Manal is able to close her eyes and sleep properly, as well as use her hands to pick out tunes on the guitar. Photo by Alessio Mamo
Manal Since arriving at MSF’s hospital in Amman earlier this year, 11-year-old Manal has made a lot of friends while taking part in activities run by the psychosocial team. On Mondays, when Isabel, the music teacher, comes to play music with the younger patients, Manal loves to play the guitar. In 2015, Manal was injured when a missile exploded in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk. She was left with burns and muscle contractures to her forehead, neck, right ear, eyelid, right elbow and wrist. Before coming to Jordan, Manal had had no surgery. She had difficulty closing her right eye, which stayed slightly open while she slept, disturbing her rest. In MSF’s hospital, the physiotherapists massage her eye and teach her how to do it on her own. Since having surgery and intensive physiotherapy, Manal is able to close her eyes and sleep properly, as well as use her hands to pick out tunes on the guitar. Photo by Alessio Mamo

Healing Wounds is a photography exhibition that highlights the stories of patients treated at the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Reconstructive Surgery Hospital in Amman, Jordan, which serves patients from across the region, including Palestine, Syria and Yemen. The images were taken by Alessio Mamo in 2017, who visited every day for a month to build relationships with the patients. His image of Manal, an Iraqi girl, was awarded second prize in the World Press Photo contest in 2018.

On April 28 at 7.30pm, attend the opening, which includes a documentary screening from 7.30pm about the patients being treated at the MSF Reconstructive Surgery Hospital. Then hear a panel discussion with Dr Rasheed Al Sammarraie, head of reconstructive surgery; Alexandre Crubezy, representative for MSF in Jordan, along with Alessio Mamo and journalist Martha Bellingreri, co-author of the exhibition. The screening and talk will be followed by a buffet. Search for "Healing Wounds" at www.eventbrite.com to register.

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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Wings of Mexico

Until Wednesday, May 8

Wings of Mexico by Jorge Marin. Courtesy Mexican Embassy
Wings of Mexico by Jorge Marin. Courtesy Mexican Embassy

The outdoor sculpture Wings of Mexico, created by Mexican artist Jorge Marin, arrives in Dubai after travelling to Kuwait, Egypt, Singapore, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Abu Dhabi. Created in 2010, the artwork has become a symbol of the hopes and dreams of Mexico’s citizens, and also promotes the country’s creative spirit.

Open all day, Emaar Sales Centre, Downtown Dubai, www.jorgemarin.com.mx

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Visual Dialogues: The Book of Kings

Until Thursday, May 30

The Book of Kings is the latest exhibition in the Total Arts series Visual Dialogues, which features juxtaposed works by contemporary artists Shirin Neshat and Fereydoun Ave that focus on the Book of Kings, the epic poems of the 10th century. See images in a variety of genres, including mixed media, sketches and collage.

10am to 6pm Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Total Arts, The Courtyard, Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Quoz, 04 347 5050, www.facebook.com/totalartsuae

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Updated: April 17, 2019 11:28 AM

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