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Yoga, food & painting: 10 fun things to do in UAE this weekend

Published on March 10, 2021 at 16.18

What will you be up to?

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Horsing around. The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert offers a variety of family and outdoorsy experiences amid the beauty of a 1,235-acre protected reserve. This secluded oasis hosts activities and interactions with nature as well as the chance to ride camels and Arabian thoroughbred horses and get up close and personal to the indigenous birds for a memorable weekend.
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Morning salutation. It’s time to get your stretch on and take advantage of the best views of Dubai Marina with Yoga @ Topgolf by Shimis. Enjoy an hour-long class on the outfield and after the session, refuel with Topgolf’s signature watermelon pizza alongside refreshing infused waters and coffee for Dh150 per person. It’s on Friday first thing from 8am - 9am at Emirates Golf Club.
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Join a book club now. Literature lovers rejoice! Festival Plaza has launched its free-to-attend book club offering a selection of must-read books, appearances from authors and guest speakers as well as a host of literary events. With the first meeting taking place on Saturday, the brand-new community club in partnership with Booktopia is sure to keep you entertained. Sign up here dubaifestivalplaza.com/home/whats-on/book-club and the specific event details will be made available.
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Daycation idea. Whether it’s relaxing, a catch up with friends, somewhere to hang out with the kids or you just need some ‘me’ time, Sofitel Dubai The Palm has you covered with the perfect Daycation deals. Enjoy all-day access to four swimming pools and 500m of private beach on Palm Jumeriah, all of which are spacious enough to ensure safe physical distance from other guests. Coming with the kids? There is lots to keep them busy including the kids club, pools with slides, and watersports along with Waiora Aqua Bounce.
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Dessert by the fountains. The Fountains at Yas Mall is running #DessertMarch. Enjoy the wonderful dancing fountain shows and indulge in a delectable pudding with everything from traditional Middle Eastern favourites, to show-stopping shakes and delicious frozen yoghurts on offer. Our tip: try the Sparkling Volcano at Rainforest Café.
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Yoga fest. Our lives are obvioulsy filled with challenges and daily stresses. With the ever-shifting state of affairs, there is no better time to rewire and recalibrate by connecting inward. Renowned Kundalini Yoga teacher and trainer, Nancy Zabaneh is holding a retreat curated in collaboration with Wellness World to help you cleanse your mind and body in time for the Spring Equinox. Set in the beautiful Hajar mountains, take a deep dive whilst unplugging from the noise of daily living from today until March 13 at the JA Hatta Fort Hotel. Visit: seekwel.com/kundalini-kalibration-retreat.
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Kids’ class on this Friday. Paint & Grow is a fun painting experience for kids taking place at Couqley French Bistro in JLT. This Friday, your children will be recreating the whimsical ‘Ice Cream by Andy Warhol’ under the guidance of an art teacher from We Love Art. It’s on March 12 from 12pm to 2pm and costs Dh225 per child. Each participant will receive a juice and a pain perdu each too.
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Explore local culture. This spring, the team at Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority and the Department of Antiquities and Museums are asking you to immerse yourself in Emirati culture with the launch of Turath District, a three-month long heritage festival at Al Jazirah Al Hamra. Running every Thursday and Friday until May 28 from 6pm to 11pm, the former ancient pearling village will come to life with performances and activities that will delight and engage visitors. With Ayala, Al-Yola (folk dances) and fisherman dance performances as well as Henna art and design and much more, Turath District promises to deliver an authentic and inspired evening for the entire family.
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Live stand-up at home. For the first time ever the Laughter Factory comedy club will be invading your home with the very best in Zoom comedy. Four world-class comedians in the comfort of your own pad with the people closest to you, what could be better? Danny O’Brien, Damian Clark, George Zach and Stephen Grant will be performing live on Thursday at 9pm. It’s Dh100 per device. Tickets must be purchased on thelaughterfactory.com
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RAK brunch and stay. The Islander’s Brunch at the DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island is back with a bang! The Brunch-and-Stay package is the perfect solution for those who aren’t ready to go back home and end the fun when brunch is over. The package starts from Dh899 per couple and includes brunch for two and a standard room for one night with breakfast and late check out at 5. It is available for bookings until Friday April 9.
 
 
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