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My kind of weekend - 10 fun things to do around the UAE: Shopping, exhibition and more

David Light

Published on August 13, 2020 at 00.01

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Restaurant week

Rediscover the amazing flavours of Dubai's dining scene at attractive prices during Jumeirah Restaurant Week from now until August 22 as part of Dubai Summer Surprises 2020. Tuck into special three-course creative menus at 12 favourite outlets in places such as Rockfish or Jumeirah Creekside Hotel's Nomad. The set menus range from Dh120 to Dh250 per person.
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Here’s Jimmy!

Tickets may be a tad difficult to come by, but tonight marks the second performance of Britain’s best-known comedian Jimmy Carr at Dubai World Trade Center. Big live shows are back in the UAE and they don’t come more high profile than this. Jimmy will have one final performance on Friday evening.
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Give it some Heli

Take in Dubai in style from the sky with a helicopter tour around the Burj Khalifa and The Palm Jumeirah, or hover over historic sites and golden dunes. The helicopter service from Heli Dubai has a limited offer of a 40 per cent discount for an unforgettable aerial tour experience right now!
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Catch the football

Following capacity crowds at Sharjah’s drive-in cinema for the last two Round of 16 matches, UEFA Champions League football returns to Movie Nights at Aljada, Sharjah, over the next 10 days. From 11pm on Friday perhaps the fixture of the round, Barcelona vs Bayern Munich, will be on and it’s free to enter.
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Travel Through Food

Abu Dhabi Culinary Season has been expanded with the first addition to the menu, a multi-promotion ‘Travel Through Food’ campaign, kicking off this weekend. ‘Travel Through Food’ promotions will include unmissable Chef’s Table experiences at some of Abu Dhabi’s premium F&B concepts, an expansive roster of ‘Dine & Stay’ packages at top hotels across the UAE capital, as well as discounted menus covering all budgets run in partnership with Zomato, and Big Brekkie Adventures, which will highlight the vast array of international breakfasts available across Abu Dhabi.
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GoFood for Lebanon

The local restaurant community is rallying round to support relief efforts in Lebanon this weekend. GoFood, the newly launched home-grown delivery platform run by restaurant owners, will donate 100 per cent of all sales made on Friday to Emirates Red Crescent’s Lebanon initiative to help those affected by the crisis. Order from more than 2000 restaurants currently on the platform including Nando’s, She Burger, 800 Pizza, Café Bateel, Villa Beirut, Kulcha King, Logma, Calicut Paragon and Hatam, or try GoFood Grocery to help out.
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City Special

There are more than a few Manchester City fans in Abu Dhabi, which means the drive-in screening at Yas Marina Circuit this weekend will be popular. City’s Champions League quarterfinal clash against Lyon is on Saturday and you can catch the action on a large open-air screen. Register here:
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Exhibition of hope

Turning to the history of past pandemics to make sense of the present, artist Zaahirah Muthy has harnessed her creativity in an attempt to calm the waters with the Glimmer Of Hope exhibition. Hosted by Alliance Française Dubai, this is her sixth solo show presenting 40 artworks documenting the fluctuations of emotions, contemplations, and psyche during the Covid period. It’s at the Oud Metha institution and is open to the public from the 15th.
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Ferrari fever

Get in gear because Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has launched an exclusive offer for you to unleash your inner child at the theme park. Adults can now get in for the kids’ ticket price of Dh230. The offer will be in place until September 30. What better time to check out the fastest roller-coaster on Earth?
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DSS deal of the day

Update your summer wardrobes with the great Buy 1, Get 2 Free promotion at U.S Polo Assn. today. Taking place in the Mall Of The Emirates store from 10am until stocks last, kids and parents can have their choice of a vast collection of colours and pieces for all ages.
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