Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 23 August 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

Ghosts performance

Thursday, August 22 to Saturday, August 24

See a performance of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts, a family tragedy in three acts, written in 1881. Tall Tales Production presents the portrayal of the struggle of the inner self and the relationship between past and present.

7.30pm, from Dh100, The Junction, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

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Dubai Summer Surprises at BurJuman

Until Saturday, August 24

Courtesy BurJuman 
Courtesy BurJuman

This Dubai Summer Surprises, visit BurJuman and enjoy a beach-themed activity for the whole family, with a tree house featuring virtual reality fun, a musical slide, free drumming workshops on weekends, plus art workshops for adults such as rock painting, jewellery making and bead crafts. The Spend and Win offer gives shoppers the chance to win a luxury car with a spend of Dh200 at BurJuman stores.

2pm to 10pm, BurJuman, Bur Dubai, www.burjuman.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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Sounds Good quiz night

Thursday, August 29

Take part in what is billed as one of the city’s quirkiest quiz nights, with the grand prize of two weekend staycation vouchers at Fairmont Dubai. Sounds Familiar features six music-related rounds in which teams will be tested on movie soundtracks, classical music, nature sounds, general knowledge and more. Spot prizes are also available throughout the game.

8pm to 10pm, Trophy Room, Fairmont Dubai, Dubai, 04 311 8316, dbi.fbconcierge@fairmont.com

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Dubai Opera Film Festival

Until Friday, August 30

This summer, Dubai Opera will host a film festival showing 48 classic Disney adventures. The event will feature four different movies each day and includes favourites such as The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, Hocus Pocus, The Incredibles, The Mighty Ducks and more. There will also be fun activities for children.

From 9.30am to 8pm, season passes from Dh495 for adults; from Dh295 for children; day passes from Dh95 for adults; from Dh75 for children, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com

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The Ultimate Boy Band Reunion show

Wednesday, August 28 to Friday, August 30

The Ultimate Boy Band Reunion is a group that performs the greatest hits of the boy-band era, along with high-energy dance routines to add to the nostalgia. Get on the dance floor to music from the Backstreet Boys, The Wanted, One Direction, Take That, Boyzone, 911, Westlife, Five, Nsync and more.

From Dh180 on August 28-29; from Dh395 on August 30, Queen Elizabeth 2, Mina Rashid, Dubai, www.theatrebyqe2.com

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Straight Out of Berlin film series

Friday, August 23 to Saturday, August 31

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Photo by Snap Stills/Shutterstock Katrin Sab and Daniel Bruhl Goodbye Lenin! - 2003

Book tickets to see screenings as part of the Straight Out of Berlin film series at Cinema Akil. Eight films featuring Berlin as their backdrop include early silent films to Cold War spy thrillers as well as dramas about reunification. See the changing face of the German capital in films such as Goodbye Lenin!, Berlin Bouncer, The Pasta Detectives and Wings of Desire.

Various timings, from Dh56.50, Cinema Akil, Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.cinemaakil.com

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Back to School at The Dubai Mall

Until Saturday, August 31

Courtesy The Dubai Mall 
Courtesy The Dubai Mall

Visit The Dubai Mall this back-to-school season and find all the essentials in one location as well as creative activities and entertainment. The School Bus Market on the ground floor near the Star Atrium features top brans for children’s apparel, supplies, accessories and stationery as well as personalisation services for merchandise. Cheeky Monkeys will be on hand to provide activities aboard the school bus such as ceramic painting, messy play, puppet shows, dancing and more. There is also a Reel Cinema kids’ photobooth near the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo where guests can capture summer memories.

10am to midnight, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.thedubaimall.com

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Museum of Illusions Dubai special offer

Until Saturday, August 31

Courtesy Museum of Illusions 
Courtesy Museum of Illusions

Enjoy discounted entry to the Museum of Illusions Dubai, where you can find educational and tactile exhibits on science, mathematics, biology and more. Buy one and get one free on tickets between 10am and 2pm on weekdays throughout August. Book in advance by July 31 and save Dh10. The Instagram-worthy displays, games and puzzles are fun for all ages.

10am to midnight, from Dh80 for adults; from Dh60 for children, from Dh225 for a family package, Museum of Illusions, Dubai Creek, Dubai, 04 357 3999, www.museumofillusions.ae

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Bollywood Parks Dubai picnic promotion

Until Saturday, August 31

Courtesy Bollywood Parks Dubai 
Courtesy Bollywood Parks Dubai 

Take advantage of an all-inclusive picnic promotion at Bollywood Parks Dubai. For Dh75, visitors will receive entry into the theme park, along with unlimited access to rides and attraction, free transportation on selected dates and a buffet at Studio Canteen, Mughal-e-Azam and Victoria Station restaurants. Transport will be arranged across all the emirates including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah every Friday.

3pm to 11pm on Saturday to Wednesday and 3pm to midnight on Thursday and Friday, tickets start at Dh75, Bollywood Parks Dubai, Dubai Parks & Resorts, Dubai, 800 262 9464, www.dubaiparksandresorts.com

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Indoor family activities at JBR

Throughout the summer

Courtesy 3D Blacklight Mingolf Dubai
Courtesy 3D Blacklight Mingolf Dubai

Visit Jumeirah Beach Residence this summer for some family fun, indoor style. Cool off at the 3D Blacklight Minigolf Dubai, with its Instagrammable themed rooms such as Under the Sea, Arabian Nights and Intergalactic. CountDown Challenge is a team-building activity that tests intelligence, patience and creativity with puzzles, escape room experiences and mysteries to solve within 60 minutes. TEPfactor Dubai is set in a cave and features logic and fitness challenges for teams at different levels.

Noon to 1am for 3D Blacklight Minigolf, from Dh110; 3pm to 11pm for CountDown Challenge, from Dh150; 10am to midnight for TEPfactor Dubai, from Dh99, JBR, Dubai, www.3d-blacklight-minigolf.ae, www.countdowndxb.com, www.tepfactor.ae

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Back to School Market at Dragon Mart 2

Until Saturday, September 7

Visit Dragon Mart 2 for the Back to School Market, where 25 stores, including Carrefour, are offering a range of supplies at discounts of up to 50 per cent. Find deals on clothing, shoes, electronics, stationery, lunchboxes, water bottles, backpacks and more for children of all ages.

From 10am to midnight, Dragon Mart, Dubai, 04 390 9999, www.facebook.com/DragonMartComplex

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Dubai Shopping Soiree

Sunday, September 8

Courtesy Tiny Bean Events
Courtesy Tiny Bean Events

Attend the new Dubai Shopping Soiree at Dubai Hills Golf Club, and enjoy a pop-up retail shop featuring top local female artisans who will present items for purchase such as women’s and children’s clothing, accessories, homewares and home decor and more.

9am to 3pm, Dubai Hills Golf Club, Dubai, www.facebook.com/ShoppingSoiree

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The Supremes in concert

Wednesday, September 11 to Thursday, September 12

Book tickets to see The Supremes in concert aboard the Queen Elizabeth 2. Group members Susaye Green and Scherrie Payne are joined by Joyce Vincent present the popular Motown hits including Stop in the Name of Love, You Can’t Hurry Love, Where Did Our Love Go and Stoned Love.

8pm, from Dh180, Queen Elizabeth 2, Mina Rashid, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

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Motiongate Dubai Summer Pass

Offer valid until Saturday, September 14

Courtesy Motiongate Dubai 
Courtesy Motiongate Dubai

Buy a one-day pass to Motiongate Dubai and upgrade it for free, to use for unrestricted entry until September 14. Book tickets online or at the park and exchange them for a summer pass at Guest Services on the day of your visit. Enjoy meet and greets with movie characters such as Shrek and Kung Fu Panda, visit the world of The Smurfs, ride the rollercoasters and rides based on popular films.

From 2pm to 10pm, Saturdays to Wednesdays; form 2pm to 11pm, Thursdays and Fridays, from Dh245, Motiongate Dubai, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Dubai, 800 2629464, www.motiongatedubai.com

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Istvan Vardai solo recital

Saturday, September 14

Courtesy Dubai Concert Committee 
Courtesy Dubai Concert Committee

Book tickets to see a solo recital by Istvan Vardai as part of the World Classical Music Series presented by Dubai Concert Committee. The Hungarian cellist will perform on the legendary Du Pre-Harrell Stradivarius, built in 1673. The programme features works by Ligeti, Bach and Kodaly.

Doors open at 7pm, concert starts at 8pm, from Dh250, One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

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Entertainment discounts for Dubai Metro users

Until Sunday, September 15

Courtesy RTA and Emaar  
Courtesy RTA and Emaar

This summer, when you use the Dubai Metro, collect a voucher at the station to take advantage of discount offers on top attractions. Present the voucher and valid Emirates ID at the ticket counter of your chosen destination. Visit At the Top, Burj Khalifa on levels 124 and 125 along with a complimentary beverage at The Café from Dh75 instead of Dh141. Get 50 per cent off all Emaar Entertainment attractions Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, ice golf at Dubai Ice Rink, Dolby Cinema experiences at Reel Cinemas and double your credit on a Dh100 minimum spend at VR Theme Park. Get 30 per cent off at 50 food outlets at The Dubai Mall and enjoy half price Front of House tours at Dubai Opera.

Various prices and timings, Downtown Dubai, www.burjkhalifa.ae

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BurJuman’s Next Rising Stars

Thursday, August 29 to Friday, September 20

Courtesy BurJuman 
Courtesy BurJuman

Children aged four to 16 are invited to register to take part in the BurJuman’s Rising Stars talent show in categories singing, dancing, performing arts and academics. Registration is open now until August 31, and the first round of auditions will take place on weekends starting August 29. The grand finale will be held on September 20, with prizes totalling Dh25,500.

Main atrium, BurJuman, Dubai, register at burjumansrisingstars@gmail.com

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The Laughter Factory

Thursday, September 12; Friday, September 13; Thursday, September 19; Friday, September 20

Courtesy The Laughter Factory 
Courtesy The Laughter Factory

The Laughter Factory brings its Summer, WitTank show to Dubai with three top international comedians including Canadian Pat Burtscher (pictured), who is making his regional debut with his personal stories, the “Silly Brummie” Andy White who promises that anything could happen when he gets on stage; and Marcus Birdman who returns to the UAE with his witty physical comedy act.

7.30pm (early show) on September 12, Arabian Ranches Golf Club; 9pm (late show) on September 12, Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach; 9pm on September 13, Grand Millennium Dubai, Barsha Heights; 9pm on September 19, Tryp by Wyndham Dubai; 7pm (early show) on September 20, Dukes Dubai The Palm; 9pm (late show) on September 20, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, from Dh160, 050 878 6728, www.thelaughterfactory.com

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Faulty Towers – The Dining Experience

Wednesday, September 18 to Friday, September 20

Expect plenty of chaos at the Faulty Towers Dining Experience, based on the BBC TV show 'Fawlty Towers'. Courtesy Theatre by QE2
Courtesy Theatre by QE2

Book tickets for Faulty Towers – The Dining Experience, a tribute to the BBC television series Fawlty Towers, featuring interactive and improvised performances throughout a three-course meal. Parody performers of characters such as Basil, Sybil and Manuel will serve the meal with all the laughs and chaos the infamous hotel is known for.

8.30pm, from Dh375, Grand Lounge, Queen Elizabeth 2, Mina Rashid, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

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Gladiator and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban live in concert

Wednesday, September 18 and Thursday, September 19; Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21

Courtesy Dubai Opera 
Courtesy Dubai Opera

See screenings of Gladiator and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban with the complete scores performed live by the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Justin Freer. Ridley Scott’s Gladiator won five Academy Awards, stars Russell Crowe, and features Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard’s score, with vocal soloists and a chorus. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the third in the Harry Potter series screened at Dubai Opera, and features Harry, Ron and Hermione in their third year at Hogwarts.

8pm for Gladiator on September 18-19; 3pm and 8pm for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban on September 20-21, from Dh175, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com

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All Star Comedy

Friday, September 20; Saturday, September 21

Courtesy Big Fish Entertainment 
Courtesy Big Fish Entertainment

Book tickets to see All Star Comedy, featuring Siobhan Phillips who wowed Simon Cowell on Britain’s Got Talent and is making her UAE debut; veteran comedian Paul Adams (pictured), who is known for his wit and timing; and Manuel Martinez, known as the Comedy Conjuring Cuban, who combines jokes with a little bit of magic.

7pm daily, from Dh150, Jumeirah Golf Estates on September 20; Theatre by QE2 on September 21, www.bigfishentertainments.me

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Oman Insurance Corporate Challenge

Saturday, September 28

Courtesy Oman Insurance Corporate Challenge 
Courtesy Oman Insurance Corporate Challenge

Register your corporate teams to take part in the Oman Insurance Corporate Challenge, which tests mental and physical fitness, quick-thinking skills and teamwork through fun exercises and experiences. Past events have included obstacle courses, paddleboarding in the sea, go-karting, playing drums and an escape room.

Various timings, from Dh1,196, locations to be determined around Dubai, register by September 19 at www.therushaway.com/corporate

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Summer Carnival at Al Hamra Mall and Manar Mall

Until Monday, September 30

Courtesy Al Hamra Mall and Manar Mall 
Courtesy Al Hamra Mall and Manar Mall

Visit Al Hamra Mall and enjoy the Summer Carnival with performances and events including colourful acrobats and dancers, circus and butterfly-themed parades, Brazilian and Chinese music and dances, a bubble show featuring the LOL Surprise! Dolls, Balkan-themed dances and a flash mob. Plus, spend from Dh100 for the chance to win a vehicle or cash prizes.

Open 10am to 10pm, Saturdays to Wednesdays; 10am to midnight, Thursdays and Fridays, Al Hamra Mall; 10am to 10pm, Sundays to Wednesdays; 10am to 11pm, Thursdays to Saturdays, Manar Mall, Ras Al Khaimah, www.alhamramall.com, www.manarmall.com

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Meraas Leisure and Entertainment offers

Until Monday, September 30

Splash and Watch lets guests at La Mer purchase a ticket to Roxy Cinemas from Dh10 when purchasing a ticket to Laguna Waterpark from Dh145. The movie ticket can be redeemed any time before September 30. Visit any Roxy Cinemas location in City Walk, La Mer, The Beach or Box Park and collect a voucher for 20 per cent off admission to The Green Planet and 50 per cent off the Animal Encounter experience. Get 30 per cent off admission to Mattel Play! Town with a voucher from Roxy Cinemas at City Walk, The Green Planet or Laguna waterpark.

Venues at City Walk, Box Park, The Beach and La Mer, Dubai, www.lagunawaterpark.com, www.theroxycinemas.com

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The Phantom of the Opera

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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Passenger at Dubai Opera

Wednesday, November 20

Get tickets now to see British singer-songwriter Passenger at Dubai Opera. The Let Her Go hitmaker will perform a selection of hits from his career, and play tracks from his new album Sometimes It’s Something, Sometimes It’s Nothing at All.

From Dh195, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com

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Lea Salonga at Dubai Opera

Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6, 2020

Lea Salonga will perform at Dubai Opera next year. Supplied
Courtesy Dubai Opera

Get tickets to see Lea Salonga perform at Dubai Opera. The singer and actress will perform a selection of Broadway hits, songs from Disney films and tracks from her 11 solo albums. In her storied career, she has performed in some of the biggest theatre productions in the world, including roles in Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, and Once on This Island. The multi-platinum selling artist recently finished a 2019 North American tour.

Starts at 8pm, from Dh250, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com

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The Kabayan Fiesta at Laguna Waterpark

Last Friday and Saturday of each month, ongoing

Laguna Waterpark will host a Kabayan Fiesta during the last weekend of every month. The traditional Filipino fiesta will run from 5pm to 10pm on Friday and Saturday and invites visitors of all nationalities to enjoy a party atmosphere with activities such as karaoke and a live DJ. There will also be Filipino dishes such as pancit, adobo and halo halo.

From 5pm to 10pm, Dh45, Laguna Waterpark, La Mer, Dubai, www.lagunawaterpark.com

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Private guided tour at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Daily, ongoing

Courtesy Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo 
Courtesy Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Book an All Access Pass to the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and enjoy an exclusive look behind the scenes of one of the largest and most diverse aquariums in the world. The one-hour private tour includes access to the Aquarium Tunnel, Underwater Zoo and Underwater Observatory, as well as a turn in the Submersible Simulator, a glass-bottom boat ride, the chance to feed Archer Fish and baby sharks and crocodile experiences. Guest groups require a minimum of four people and maximum of six.

10am to 10pm, from Dh400, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.thedubaiaquarium.com

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Bring Your Own Box at The Smash Room

Daily, ongoing

Courtesy The Smash Room 
Courtesy The Smash Room

Relieve some stress at The Smash Room and destroy items in a safe, controlled environment. Now you can bring personal items with the Bring Your Own Box package, with access to a room, gear and a tool of your choice to shatter items such as glasses and electronics to bits. Other packages start from Dh99 and every Monday is Ladies Night where women can enjoy smashing 10 glasses complimentary, plus get 25 per cent off any add-ons, such as DVDs, printers and TVs.

From Dh75, Smash Room, The Smash Room, Umm Suqeim, Dubai, 058 198 2323, www.thesmashroom.ae

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SunSational Summer App by Meraas

Daily, 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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Shark Trainer experience at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Daily, ongoing

Courtesy Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo 
Courtesy Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Visit the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo and book the Shark Trainer Encounter to learn about shark species as well as how they are cared for in the tank. Get to know their environment, feeding and breeding habits and go behind the scenes to assist the staff in training bamboo sharks and leopard sharks. Participants will then be immersed to waist-height in waterproof waders to interact with the creatures.

12.30pm, 2.30pm and 4.30pm, from Dh100, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, The Dubai Mall, Dubai, 04 456 4499, www.thedubaimall.com

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FOOD

Pickle Juice from Deliveroo

Until Thursday, August 22

Courtesy Deliveroo and One Life Kitchen and Cafe
Courtesy Deliveroo and One Life Kitchen and Cafe

Give pickle juice a try with a bottle from One Life Kitchen and Cafe on the Deliveroo app. Picking up popularity worldwide, pickle juice is said to increase energy levels after a workout and gives a great source of hydration on hot days. This limited-time offer of pressed pickle juice is available from Dh9 per bottle.

One Life Kitchen and Cafe, Dubai, www.deliveroo.ae

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Coconut menu at Mango Tree Thai Bistro

Monday, September 2 to Saturday, September 7

Enjoy a coconut-inspired menu at Mango Tree Thai Bistro with items such as coconut cream soup, yellow curry coconut cream with pineapple and mussels, red curry chicken with coconut cream and Thai herbs and a coconut-based beverage. The restaurant features a colourful and vibrant atmosphere with authentic dishes from the streets of Bangkok.

Mango Tree, Hilton Dubai The Walk, Dubai, 04 374 7555, Instagram @MangotreeJBR

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The Vegan Junk Food Brunch

Saturday, September 7

Courtesy Dubai Vegan Days 
Courtesy Dubai Vegan Days

Book your spot at The Vegan Junk Food Brunch organised by Dubai Vegan Days and featuring Chef Zendy’s versions of take-away foods you crave. Enjoy a juicy rainbow beet burger and a plate of spiced jackfruit tacos along with an unlimited salad bar and a creamy cheesecake with mango and passionfruit.

11.30am to 3.30pm, from Dh99 for adults; from Dh49 for children, Daily Restaurant, Rove Hotel, Healthcare City, Dubai, 04 561 9200, www.facebook.com/DXBvegandays

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Molecule Restaurant

Fridays, ongoing

Courtesy Molecule 
Courtesy Molecule

Visit Molecule restaurant in Dubai Design District every Friday, when guests can enjoy buy-one-get-one on all items from the a la carte menu including beverages and desserts. Tuck into the specialities of the summer menu including items such as barbecue sliders, sea bass ceviche and mushroom scallops.

From noon, various prices, Molecule, Dubai Design District (d3), Dubai, 052 949 2202

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Afternoon tea at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira

Daily, ongoing

Courtesy Mandarin Oriental Jumeira Dubai
Courtesy Mandarin Oriental Jumeira Dubai

Visit Noor Lounge for two newly launched afternoon teas. The Oriental Afternoon Tea includes essential oils and citrus flavours while the Classic Afternoon team includes sweet and savoury bites with an extensive selection of teas from around the world. The treats are served on a beautiful stand in an arrangement perfect for pictures.

2pm to 6pm, from Dh255 for the Classic Afternoon Tea; from Dh285 for the Oriental Afternoon Tea, Noor Lounge, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai, 04 777 2222, mandarinoriental.com/dubai

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Vegan menu at Lah Lah

Daily, ongoing

Courtesy Zabeel House by Jumeirah
Courtesy Zabeel House by Jumeirah

Visit Zabeel House by Jumeirah’s pan-Asian eatery, Lah Lah, to enjoy their new vegan dishes. Created by head chef Rosnani Natsir Hasan, the 13 new options on the menu include pomelo salad, Thai green mango salad, green papaya salad, vegetable green curry and wok-fried crispy tofu.

Various prices, Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens, Dubai, 04 519 1111

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Cuban Burger at Black Tap

Until Monday, September 30

Created in collaboration with Mattar Farm, Dubai’s first artisan smokehouse known for its hand-crafted smoked meats, Black Tap's new limited-edition Cuban Burger offers a tangy take on the classic dish. Priced at Dh99 in Dubai and Dh89 in Abu Dhabi, the burger is made from Mattar Farm’s smoked brisket, and is finished with smoked Swiss cheese, turkey ham, chimichurri, Cuban mustard sauce and pickles.

From Dh89 in Abu Dhabi; from Dh99 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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WELLNESS, SPA & HOTELS

Wellness Week at Tania’s Teahouse

Until Saturday, August 24

Courtesy Tania's Teahouse 
Courtesy Tania's Teahouse

Wellness Week at Tania’s Teahouse includes activities such as workshops and talks led by experts in the field sharing advice on how to care for your mind, body and soul. Learn about DIY face masks, aromatherapy and elixir-marking, shop sustainable brands, pot succulents and more. Share a self-care tip and get 15 per cent of your bill and save 30 per cent on Careem rides to and from Tania’s Teahouse with the code TTHWellness.

8am to 10pm, Sundays to Thursdays; 9am to 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays, Tania’s Teahouse, Villa 779A, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, 04 324 0021, book your spot at marketing@taniasteahouse.com

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Drift Beach Dubai

Reopens Friday, August 23

Courtesy Drift Beach 
Courtesy Drift Beach

Drift Beach reopens for the season, delivering a laid-back Mediterranean lifestyle vibe with its idyllic infinity pool, fine-dining restaurant and a chilled-out soundtrack. The chic destination overlooks one kilometre of beachfront and offers panoramic views of Dubai’s skyline. Fridays and Saturdays feature the Drift Sunset Lounge with a resident DJ from 1pm to late and SUP Fit classes on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8am and 9am.

10.30am to 8pm daily, from Dh200, Drift Beach, One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai, 04 315 2200, info@driftbeachdubai.com

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Wellness Series at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

Monday, September 9

Register your place at the third edition of the wellness sessions at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai in JBR and enjoy a programme of activities that aim to relax, invigorate and encourage a little self-care for the body and mind. Try tai chi, restorative meditation, mini massages, light refreshments and more.

10.30am, from Dh95, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, The Walk JBR, Dubai, 04 318 6311, retail.dubai@ritzcarlton.com

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Amara Secrets of Nature spa

Daily, ongoing

Courtesy Park Hyatt Dubai
Courtesy Park Hyatt Dubai

Book your spot for the Amara Secrets of Nature treatment at Amara Spa at Park Hyatt Dubai. Relax and rejuvenate with the 90-minute multisensory experience that includes a body scrub and aromatherapy massage, featuring a fusion of healing herbs, Dead Sea salt and grape seed oil.

From 9am to 10pm, from Dh785, Amara Spa, Park Hyatt Dubai, 04 602 1660, amaraspa.parkhyattdubai@hyatt.com

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Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Ajman

Daily, ongoing

Courtesy Fairmont Ajman
Courtesy Fairmont Ajman

Visit the newly opened Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Ajman, a spacious beauty destination comprising nine suites, including a couple’s suite. There is also a nail and hair beauty bar on site. The pampering spa menu includes a variety of treatments such as the Arabian Sensory Oasis or Willow Stream Ajman Signature Massage.

Fairmont Ajman, Ajman, 06 701 5546 or ajm.willowstream@fairmont.com

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Summer Day Pass at Dukes The Palm

Until Saturday, August 31

Courtesy Dukes The Palm 
Courtesy Dukes The Palm

Take advantage of the Summer Day Pass at Dukes The Palm and enjoy a day in the sun with access to the hotel's private beach, the pool and the lazy river as well as a 20 per cent discount on food and beverage.

10am to 6pm, from Dh100 per adult; from Dh50 for children aged six to 12, Dukes The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, www.dukesdubai.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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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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Azure Beach

Throughout the summer

Courtesy Azure Beach 
Courtesy Azure Beach

Azure Beach has special offers throughout the summer including a full day pass from Dh100 on weekdays and from Dh200 on weekends, with a Dh100 voucher redeemable on food and beverages on weekends. The menu features grilled tiger prawn tacos from Dh85, vegan five-spice mushroom wraps from Dh65 and king crab summer rolls from Dh90.

10am to midnight, Sundays to Thursdays; 10am to 1am, Fridays and Saturdays; pool open until 7pm, from Dh100, Azure Beach, Rixos Premium, Dubai JBR, 052 777 9472, info@azure-beach.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 one complimentary drink from noon to 3pm. 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, ages 21+, Zero Entry Pool, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, www.atlantisthepalm.com

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Jebel Jais Flight offer

Until Monday, September 30

Enjoy the the world’s longest zipline with a 50 per cent discount, starting at Dh341. Located on top of Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah, the 150-second-ride spans 2.83 kilometres and offers stunning views of the Hajjar mountains while travelling between at speeds of up to 150 kilometres per hour.

From 10am to 6pm, Dh341, Jebel Jais, Ras Al Khaimah, 07 204 6250, jebeljais.ae

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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

The Invisible End: Artists and the Apocalypse

Saturday, August 24

Plan to attend a debate as part of the Foretold Now summer programme at Alserkal Avenue, which focuses on society’s interest in predicting everything from food trends to election results. The Invisible End: Artists and the Apocalypse features four artists who will discuss where the creative set stand on the conditions of the new apocalypse: one that almost escapes visualisation for more scientifically measured data.

4pm, free, Concrete, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.alserkalavenue.ae

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Emotional Intelligence Open Day at thejamjar

Saturday, August 24

Courtesy thejamjar 
Courtesy thejamjar

Register to take part in thejamjar’s Emotional Intelligence Open Day, with art and creativity sessions that aim to demonstrate how emotional intelligence can be enhanced. Take part in pet therapy with the Red Paw Foundation to reduce stress and anxiety. Children aged seven to 10 can try the relaxing Zentangle Method, which uses tiles to form a mosaic and help explore self-awareness. Intuitive Creativity is for women aged 18 and older who have been through traumatic experiences. The day concludes with a talk on Bridging Blindspots, using art to connect to the creative process.

11am to 9.30pm, various prices including free, by donation and from Dh81, thejamjar, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 341 7303, www.thejamjardubai.com

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Cooking Class at Park Hyatt

Mondays in August

Take part in the master cooking classes at Park Hyatt Dubai every Monday in August. Chefs from Italy, Thailand and the Middle East present specialities of their region, giving participants the chance to learn new skills and recipes and expand their knowledge of international flavours.

4pm to 6pm on Mondays, from Dh320, Park Hyatt Dubai, The Promenade, Dubai, www.hyatt.com

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Flow Talks – Emirati Women's Day

Wednesday, August 28

Attend the Flow Talks Series held in celebration of Emirati Women’s Day with a panel discussion on the theme Women, Icons of Tolerance. The talks will feature high-profile Emirati women who have smashed glass ceilings by excelling in male-dominated industries, including certified trainer Maya Al Hawary, communications head Maitha Hamad Zayed Al Eisaei, businesswoman Leila Al Marashi and advocate Eman Al Mahmoud. The talks will be led by Amna Al Haddad, UAE champion weightlifter and motivational speaker and a Q&A session will follow.

Noon to 2pm, Flow, ground floor, Boulevard area, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai, 04 319 8767, www.facebook.com/flowdubai

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Chill En Paint

Friday, August 23 and Friday, September 6

Courtesy Chill En Paint 
Courtesy Chill En Paint

Book your spot at the Chill en Paint session at Tryp by Wyndham Dubai. Unwind over a three-hour art class with a twist, and enjoy finger foods, snacks and drinks as you tap into your creative side. Visual artist and animator Wilfredo Leonardo offers guidance to help you create your own masterpiece to take home. All materials are provided.

From 5pm to 8pm, Nest; September 6, 5pm to 6pm, Local Restaurant, Tryp by Wyndham, Barsha Heights, Dubai, info@chillenpaint.com

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Foretold Now at Alserkal Avenue

Saturdays until September 14

Courtesy Alserkal Avenue 
Courtesy Alserkal Avenue

Take part in Foretold Now, the Alserkal Avenue summer programme of debate, music and dialogue curated by arts writer Kevin Jones. Enjoy talks, a reading group, live musical performances and debates that examine what drives us to predict topics such as food trends, finance, election results and more.

4pm, free with registration, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, register at rsvp@alserkalavenue.ae

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Beginners and Advanced Fiction Writing Courses

Friday, October 11 to Sunday, October 13; Thursday, October 17 to Saturday, October 19

Take part in a fiction-writing course led by bestselling author Laura Barnett (The Versions of Us, Greatest Hits) for new and experienced writers. The Emirates Literature Foundation offer a three-day beginners course, which focuses on character and place and features tutor-led discussion; and a three-day advanced writing course for those looking for expert help on developing their novel or short story. Both courses include an individual tutorial session.

From Dh2,650, Creative Space, Crowne Plaza, Dubai Festival City, register by August 29 at www.elfdubai.org

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Kids' swim lessons at Splash ‘n’ Party

Daily, ongoing

Splash ‘n’ Party launches kids' swim lessons led by a certified female instructor who will ensure that students progress in their skills. There are 45-minute classes available for mothers and toddlers, groups of children, adults and even private lessons. All classes will focus on social interaction, physical development and creativity as well as independence in the water.

Various timings, from Dh799 for 10 group classes, Splash 'n' Party, Al Safa 2, Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 388 3008, www.splashnparty.ae

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KIDS' CAMPS

McDonald’s Mini Crew Camp summer programme

Until Saturday, August 31

Courtesy McDonald's UAE 
Courtesy McDonald's UAE

Children aged five to 10 can take part in the McDonald’s Mini Crew Camp summer programme, which lets them get to know the inner workings of a McDonald’s kitchen and learn values of discipline, confidence and teamwork. Kids will take part in on-floor training, burger and ice cream making and can take part in activities. The Dh100 price of the four-day programme includes a Happy Meal each day, cap, apron and ID, workshop materials and camp certificate.

From 11am to 1pm or from 4pm to 6pm, from Dh100, Al Mariah Cinema, WTC and Al Ruwais, Abu Dhabi; Jumeirah Beach, Spinneys Bur Dubai, Lulu Villa and Al Muhaisnah, Dubai; King Faisal, Sharjah; Ajman Club, Ajman; Zakher Drive-Thru and Shabhat Plaza, Al Ain, minicrew@mcdonalds-uae.com

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thejamjar Summer Camp

Until 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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Club Mina Summer Camp

Until 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

Until Thursday, August 29

Courtesy Gulf Star Sports 
Courtesy Gulf Star Sports

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

Until Thursday, August 29

Courtesy Gulf Star Sports 
Courtesy Gulf Star Sports

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

Until 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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Splash ‘n’ Party Summer Camp

Until Thursday, August 29

Splash ‘n’ Party has a summer camp for children aged four to 10 that include outdoor activities such as access to the Splash pads and slides, snorkelling, aqua Zumba, treasure hunts and zipline from 9am to 11am; and indoor activities such as culinary classes, robotics, a science lab, dancing, magic, archery and more from 11am to 2pm.

9am to 2pm, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh499 per week; from Dh150 per day, Splash ‘n’ Party, Al Safa 2, Street 8A, Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 388 3008, info@splashnparty.ae

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Morning Maker Summer Camps at OliOli

Until 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

Until to Thursday, August 29

OliOli offers morning, afternoon and full day camps this summer. 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

Until 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

Until 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

Until 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, August 25 to Thursday, August 29

Courtesy The Courtyard Playhouse 
Courtesy The Courtyard Playhouse

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, August 25 to Thursday, August 29

Courtesy The Courtyard Playhouse 
Courtesy The Courtyard Playhouse

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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Junior Athletes Camp at Atlantis The Palm

Sunday, August 25 to Thursday, August 29

Courtesy Atlantis The Palm 
Courtesy Atlantis The Palm

Junior athletes in age groups three to seven and eight to 12 can enjoy a summer camp that lets them be sporty and active through a programme that includes football, badminton, basketball and taekwondo. They will also learn about the care of the 65,000 marine animals on the Fish Tales Tour.

9am to 5pm, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh1,300, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 426 1387, kidsclub@atlantisthepalm.com

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Teen Xtreme Camp at Atlantis The Palm

Sunday, August 25 to Thursday, August 29

Courtesy Atlantis The Palm 
Courtesy Atlantis The Palm

Teen Xtreme Camp at Atlantis The Palm is an adrenalin-filled programme in which teenagers can test their bravery on the Leap of Faith slide, experience a kayaking adventure, take part in junior lifeguard training and more.

9am to 5pm, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh1,400, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 426 1387, kidsclub@atlantisthepalm.com

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Teen Athletes Camp at Atlantis The Palm

Until Thursday, August 29

Courtesy Atlantis The Palm 
Courtesy Atlantis The Palm

Teen Athletes Camp at Atlantis The Palm for ages 13 to 17 lets teenagers take part in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor sports. There will be fitness challenges, water adventures, basketball, football, running, taekwondo, yoga, bowling and more.

9am to 5pm, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh1,400, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 426 1387, kidsclub@atlantisthepalm.com

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Ikea Summer Academy

Mondays until August 30

Courtesy Ikea 
Courtesy Ikea

Take part in the Ikea Summer Academy with workshops and activities for children aged six to 12 such as upcycling plastic, decorating a home party, creating a terrarium, decorating a frame, juggling, magic tricks, traditional Arabic games and more.

Noon to 6pm, free with registration, Ikea Restaurant, Dubai, family.ikea.ae

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Fairmont Falcons Kids Camp

Until Thursday, September 5

Courtesy Fairmont The Palm 
Courtesy Fairmont The Palm

Register your children aged three and older for the Fairmont Falcons Kids Club summer camp, a nine-week programme that features weekly themed activities. Children can stay active and engaged with group games, arts and crafts, ice cream parties and more. The educational and interactive themes include Amazon Adventure, Inventor’s Workshop and When I Grow Up. There are dance fitness classes on Sundays and Thursdays as well as fitness games on Mondays and Tuesdays led by certified experts.

1pm to 5pm, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh200 per day; from Dh700 for five days, Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 457 3331, palm.childrensactivities@fairmont.com

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Summer Camp in the City

Until Thursday, August 29

Courtesy Meraas
Courtesy Meraas

Children aged three to 10 can take part in the Summer Camp in the City at Hub Zero, where they can explore interactive experiences at The Green Planet, Mattel Play! Town, Roxy Cinemas and Laguna Waterpark at La Mer. A trained team offers expert care at all attractions and each day features a different programme at a different facility, such as bio-dome visits, arts and crafts, nature scavenger hunts, ballet classes, karate class, mazes and games, movies, aqua play and a lazy river.

8am to 4pm, from Dh375 per day; from Dh855 per week, Hub Zero, City Walk, Dubai, studentgroups@meraas.ae

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KidZania Zummer Camp

Until Thursday, August 29

Courtesy Emaar Entertainment 
Courtesy Emaar Entertainment

The KidZania Zummer Camp is where children aged four to 16 can bring their passions to live through workshops that let them role-play their chosen professions and interests. From arts and fashion to science, sports and business workshops, children can take part in activities that shed light on real-world experiences.

9am to 3pm, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh950, save 25 per cent if booked by June 27, KidZania, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, dubai.kidzania.com

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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo Junior Biologist Camp

Until Thursday, August 29

Courtesy Emaar Entertainment 
Courtesy Emaar Entertainment

Budding marine biologists aged seven to 12 can learn about the aquatic world at the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo’s Junior Biologist Camp. Kids with a passion for ocean conservation and marine mammals will enjoy activities that help them learn about the different species on hand and even feed them.

9am to 3pm, Sundays to Tuesdays, from Dh600, save 20 per cent if booked by June 27, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.thedubaiaquarium.com

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Dig It Summer Camp

Until Thursday, September 5

Courtesy Emaar Entertainment 
Courtesy Emaar Entertainment

Dig It Summer Camp at The Springs Souk is where children aged four to 10 can take part in interactive games and experiences across three categories: team building, creative activities and dance and music. Make slime, create sand-bottle art, learn dance moves, play games and more.

9am to 1pm, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh170 per day; from Dh700 per week, Dig It, The Springs Souk, Dubai, digitdubai.com

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FITNESS

Dubai Sports World

Until 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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Technogym at Dubai Sports World

Until Tuesday, September 10

Courtesy TechnogymCourtesy Technogym
Courtesy Technogym

Visit Dubai Sports World and hit the Technogym from Dh10 per day or Dh200 for a season pass, and get access to the strength and cardio machines as well as the Skill Line equipment for group classes from Dh10 each: Skillbike for cycling, Skillrow for rowing and Group Cycle.

8am to 11pm, from Dh10, Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, dubaisportsworld.ae

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FAMILY EVENTS / PLACES TO VISIT

Arcade Happy Hour at Wavehouse Dubai

Daily, ongoing

Levels Arcade Gaming features more than 50 games, two VR experiences and a kids' soft play zone. RLeslie Pableo / The National
Levels Arcade Gaming features more than 50 games, two VR experiences and a kids' soft play zone. RLeslie Pableo / The National

Enjoy 50 per cent off gaming credit at Atlantis, The Palm’s family-friendly hotspot Wavehouse by topping up your card and receiving double the amount to play on games. Interested gamers – both children and adults – can enjoy classics such as PacMan, air hockey and basketball and more, while exploring the arcade’s two levels.

Ongoing, daily from 5pm to 7pm, Wavehouse, Atlantis the Palm, 04 426 2626, www.atlantisthepalm.com

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Lapita Hotel offer

Until Saturday, August 31

Lapita Hotel at Dubai Parks & Resorts at night. Autograph Collection
Lapita Hotel at Dubai Parks & Resorts at night. Autograph Collection

Book two nights at Lapita Hotel and get the third night free, as well as tickets to neighbouring amusement parks including Legoland Water Park, Legoland Dubai, Motiongate Dubai and Bollywood Parks Dubai, all of which are a five-minute walk from the hotel. All packages also include complimentary access to OLA spa facilities with 30 per cent off treatments. Rates start at Dh415 per night.

Lapita Hotel, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Dubai, 04 810 9999

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Staycation offer at Grosvenor House Dubai

Until Monday, September 30

Take advantage of a staycation offer for UAE residents at the Grosvenor House Dubai. There will be special room rates starting at Dh700 per night inclusive of breakfast and lunch at Sloane’s. Guests will be able to access all the facilities at the hotel and will get entry to Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa’s pool and beach via a free shuttle bus service between the two resorts.

Until September 30, starts at Dh700, Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina, 04 399 8888, grosvenorhouse-dubai.com

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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

Made in Tashkeel

Until Tuesday, September 10

An untitled image by Jassim Al Awadhi as part of the exhibition Made in Tashkeel. Courtesy Tashkeel
An untitled image by Jassim Al Awadhi as part of the exhibition Made in Tashkeel. Courtesy Tashkeel

Visit Made in Tashkeel, the annual summer exhibition that highlights the achievements of Tashkeel members, workshop participants, instructors and staff. See more than 100 works from 58 artists that explore themes including the human condition, evolving UAE society, a satirical take on modern food culture and spiritual liberation. The works include mixed media, textiles, screen printing, projection, calligraphy, painting, jewellery and woodcuts. Pictured: An untitled image by Jassim Al Awadhi

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

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L’ile monde

Until 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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Body Building

Monday, September 12 to Saturday, December 14

Mareecha Magic Trick by Vasantha Yogananthan as part of the exhibition Body Building. Courtesy Ishara Art Foundation
Mareecha Magic Trick by Vasantha Yogananthan as part of the exhibition Body Building. Courtesy Ishara Art Foundation

See the exhibition Body Building, which features photographs and moving images that look at the body in relation to public space, exploring architecture and cities across South Asia. More than 90 works by 15 artists from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and France reflect the increasing urbanization across the region as well as the aspirations and challenges that accompany these transformations.

10am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed on Fridays), Ishara Art Foundation, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.ishara.org

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Updated: August 22, 2019 02:31 PM

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