Top 10 things to do in UAE this weekend
Dubai - Looking for something to do? Here's our guide to spend your off days.
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There's more to the Dubai Ice Rink than a little skating fun this season with the Ramadan Lights Fest adding a host of experiences and activities to its regular schedule until June 12. Kids will love the arts and crafts zone with fun activities including ceramic painting, lantern making and face painting.
Foodies across the region can grab on-the-go delicious and fresh Italian food at four more Vanellis outlets across the UAE. The restaurant chain opened earlier this year at Al Seef, Mega Mall Sharjah and Ajman City Centre, and reopened at Dubai Mall after undergoing a refurbishment. Get a whole meal for Dhs34.
Dine in style
Need an Iftar fit for a king? Al Fayrouz Ramadan Tent in Ras Al Khaimah has the answer. Discover the tent, located on the beautiful shores of RAK, offering a buffet, Ramadan drinks and shisha. The set-up comprises a main dining area, 10 private majlis areas and several private areas for VIPs and is open until 3am on weekends.
Absorb yourself in nine immersive zones spread across The Dubai Mall. Wander through exhibits, take part in interactive workshops, and be inspired by displays of Islamic culture and heritage. As you progress through the zones take in the libraries, art installations, science workshops created in partnership with Mad Science and Dubai Astronomy.
Cascade Dining between Yas Mall and Ferrari World has free children's entertainment, at the popular Hala Bil Weekend. On weekends learn about the importance of Ramadan through a range of activities aimed to educate and entertain. Every Friday and Saturday from 6pm until 12am, enjoy crafting and colouring plus face painting and an entertaining stilt walker.
June 9 is Global Wellness Day. Didn't know that? Well now you do. The Waldorf Astoria's spa on the Palm is celebrating by putting on a day of fun and wellness with a morning stretch at the beach followed by a relaxing complimentary back neck and shoulder massage with tea tasting. Or you can try your hand at making your own facials and end the day with yoga at the iconic beachfront.
At Top Chef Cooking Studio this summer gain hands-on experience with their wonderful team of professionals. Not only will you discover new techniques and delicious recipes but you will also have plenty of fun. The pasta-making class is creative and interesting and will turn you into an Italian expert! Under the guidance of your chef you will learn all there is about fresh pasta.
Shop and win
Win a brand-new 4X4 car and shopping sprees at City Centre Sharjah and City Centre Fujairah until June 17. Spend Dhs200 to enter the draw to win the grand prize of a brand-new SUV, the 2018 GMC Terrain. Shop at the new retail stores at City Centre Sharjah to double your chances of winning, as well. What's more, everyday two shoppers will be surprised with a Mall Gift Card worth Dhs500 each.
Souq Al Jubail is hosting a series of events and entertainment every weekend from 8am including balloon benders, face painters, Arabic calligraphers and henna artists. There are also edutainment workshops for children offering an opportunity to learn ceramic painting and paper crafts, whilst playing games such as Giant Jenga, Connect 4, Races and much more.
Get in gear every weekend morning here. From breath-taking views to picturesque sunrises, Boardwalk has a new sumptuous breakfast offer. For those looking to turn their weekend up a notch, look no further than this Creek establishment which will offer an extensive menu from signature waffles and almond panna cotta, to select beverages, from 8am to 11am.