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Top 10: Last chance to visit Modhesh World, get tickets for Destination Dawn in RAK, visit the splash zone at Dubai Marina Mall
Today is the last chance for kids to visit Modhesh World for another season, along with an exciting line-up of indoor activities that offers families adventure and fun with performances, a virtual reality workshop, games and rides, plus a variety of food trucks and dedicated play zones.
Today, 11am to 11pm, Dh20, Halls 1 to 6, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, www.modheshworld.com
Start your week with a walk, jog, run or bike around the 5.55 km Yas Marina Circuit at StartYas, a community health initiative 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
Register your children for the final week of the French Summer Camp presented by Alliance Française Abu Dhabi, where little ones can have fun and make new friends through a variety of activities, adventures and surprises that will help improve their French in a friendly atmosphere.
Daily until Thursday, 9am to 2pm, from Dh120 per day, which includes a snack, Le Royal Méridien, Abu Dhabi, register at 02 612 2900, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ras Al Khaimah
Get tickets to attend Destination Dawn, a 12-hour beach festival on Al Marjan Island, headlined by R3HAB, Dutch duo Bassjackers and Russian trio Swanky Tunes. Attendees are invited to bring tents and camp on the beach. There will be food trucks, chill-out zones and much more.
October 6, from 5pm, from Dh100 for early-bird tickets; then Dh150; then Dh200, age 18+, Al Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah, www.platinumlist.net
Catch the final week of the British Orchard Nursery Summer Camp, where children ages 1 to 5 will enjoy experiencing the world of children’s book creator Eric Carle. The fun, educational and engaging weekly summer camp will introduce little ones to concepts, values and skills through Carle’s popular stories such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Grouchy Ladybug.
Daily until Thursday, 9am to 2pm or 7.30am to 5.30pm, prices vary per branch, British Orchard Nursery, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah, 800 773 724665, www.britishorchardnursery.com
Register your children for dance classes this term at Bodytree Studio. Classes for ages 2 to 17 include twinkle toes, creative movement, ballet, contemporary dance and jazz. The new Horton Technique for ages 9 to 12 is a style of modern dance developed by Lester Horton that incorporates diverse elements done to percussive music.
Starts September 17, various prices and timings, Bodytree Studio, Abu Dhabi, 02 443 4448, email@example.com
See Good Printing, a group exhibition at Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde that explores the process of printmaking and addresses issues regarding authenticity, reproduction and mechanisation of art-making and celebrates the defects and inaccuracies that can occur in the process of copying originals or reproductions, thereby redefining the essence of the original work. Pictured: An untitled image by Pauline Bastard
Daily until September 14, 10am-7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 323 5052, www.ivde.net
The Osiris Child is set in the future, on a colonised planet, where Sy (Kellan Lutz), an escaped prisoner, and Kane (Daniel MacPherson), a lieutenant for a military contractor, form an alliance to race against an impending global outbreak and save Kane’s daughter Indi (Teagan Croft). Sci-fi action, also starring Isabel Lucas and Luke Ford.
Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (15+)
H2 Productions presents a musical performance of the fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs performed by UK-based professional actors and a juvenile chorus made up of UAE-based singers for a festive event combining comedy, music, dance and colourful costumes.
December 20 to 29, from Dh85 for early-bird tickets until September 30, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 04 341 4777, www.ductac.org
Dubai Marina Mall has launched its splash zone, Better Wetter, with free daily activities for adults and children. Enjoy water-pistol fights, beach-ball racing, tag and target shooting with giant super soakers. Activities for little ones ages 4 to 12 are open until 5pm daily. There are separate male and female changing rooms available.
Daily until September 16, noon to 9pm, free, Promenade Terrace, Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai, 04 436 1020, www.dubaimarinamall.com