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Top 10: Enjoy a fitness offer with Zayed Sports City, visit Ethiopian restaurant Gursha for free coffee, and more
Zayed Sports City is offering the Sport Passport, which includes access to two activity sessions and two sports lessons, to encourage adults to try a variety of fitness options. Activities include bowling, ice skating or billiards, and sports lessons can be selected from ice skating and tennis with ZSC Academy, martial arts with Emirates Aikido Centre, fitness classes with The Room Abu Dhabi and bowling with the Abu Dhabi Amateur Bowling Club.
Valid until August 31, various timings per activity, Dh75, ages 16+, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, 02 403 4200, www.zsc.ae
Train to become a yoga teacher or meditation teacher at Bodytree Studio. The 250-hour yoga-teacher training is led by Jacquelene Sekdek and is held over six weekends from September to December and enables participants to inspire students to live a lifelong exploration of mind, body and spirit. The Dhyaan 50-hour meditation teacher training takes place in September and the curriculum various meditation practices led by three trainers.
September 7 to 9 and September 14 to 16 for meditation teacher training, from Dh3,200; September 21 to December 9 for yoga teacher training, from Dh11,250, Bodytree Studio, Abu Dhabi, 02 443 4448, email@example.com
Abu Dhabi & Dubai
Take advantage of the 24-hour online summer sale from Eton Institute and get up to 50 per cent off courses tomorrow only on classroom courses in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, as well as LiveOnline and Self-Study courses. So sign up for courses including English, Arabic, IELTS Preparation, Business English, kids’ courses, teacher training and more.
From 12.01am UAE local time tonight, online at etoninstitute.com
Start your week with a walk, jog, run or bike around the 5.55 km Yas Marina Circuit at StartYas, presented by Daman ActiveLife. Families and friends can enjoy the cooler evening weather and stay fit or get fit this summer. Rent bikes and helmets from Fun Ride Sports or take advantage of the 400 bikes made available to borrow from Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
Sundays, 6pm to 10pm, free with registration, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, register at www.yasmarinacircuit.com
In The Hunter’s Prayer, Lucas (Sam Worthington) is an assassin sent to kill Ella (Odeya Rush), a young woman, but is unable to commit the act. Marked for death, they form an alliance that takes them across Europe as they plan to avenge the death of her family. Action, also starring Martin Compston, Tina Maskell, Eben Young, Claudia Trujillo, Amy Landecker and Eudald Font.
Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (TBA)
Visit Ethiopian restaurant Gursha this month and enjoy a free coffee, a staple in the Ethiopian diet. The traditional Buna ceremony features coffee poured into small cups from the Jebena, a black clay pot. The family-friendly restaurant serves authentic flavours of Ethiopia.
Offer valid until July 31, noon to midnight, Gursha, Unit 1, Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 554 2665, www.gursha-dubai.com
The third installment of the Perspective Art Exhibition features works by artists from Germany, Canada and South Korea. The melting pot of cultures and artistic genres is a showcase of each artist’s best works.
Daily until September 12, Le Patio, St Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, www.stregisdubai.com
Stay fit this summer at the UAE’s largest indoor summer sports venue, Dubai Sports World, and take part in sports, tournaments, academies and activities for fitness enthusiasts and beginners alike, including football, badminton, cricket, indoor cycling, running track, table tennis, volleyball, group fitness classes, basketball, tennis, rugby and a state-of-the-art Technogym.
Daily until September 2, free entry, Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, www.dubaisportsworld.ae
Jones the Grocer is hosting a series of juicing mini-masterclasses presented by Kuvings. Learn to cold-press fresh fruits and vegetables, try a variety of blends and get creative making your own signature juice.
July 21 and 28, Dh85, Jones the Grocer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gulf Star Sports offers children aged 7 to 15 an adrenaline-fuelled summer of go-karting, laser tag in the medival maze, race-room simulators, billiards tournaments, video games, team games and competitions at the Kartdrome Summer Camp.
Runs until September 7, 9am to 1pm, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh995 per week when booked two weeks in advance; regularly Dh1,150, Dubai Autodrome, Dubai, email@example.com, 050 429 4860