Things to look forward to in the UAE

Things to look forward to in the UAE

From a dance festival to the ultimate fitness challenge

Published: Fri 27 Sep 2019, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Fri 27 Sep 2019, 2:00 AM

Get ready to put your best foot forward this weekend with the Afrobeats dance championship at The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah today (September 27). The 12-hour dance (from 11am to 7pm) will feature energetic performances, workshops with international instructors and an Afrobeats competition to boot. Whether you're a beginner or a pro at African and Caribbean culture-inspired dance styles, there's a little something for all. You can book a slot at a workshop via Costs start at Dh200 and go up to Dh500 for a full-access pass. For more info, visit
Eat Up!
Sumo Sushi & Bento's Yokozuna Challenge is back with a bang. Sushi lovers are sure to want to participate in this contest which will go on till October 24 at select locations in the UAE and Bahrain. Participants are required to finish a specially-made 2kg sushi roll (stuffed with avocado, crispy tempura, shrimp tempura, crab stick and tamago) within 15 minutes to get the roll for free. Not just that, a winner stands to take home a grand prize of Dh2,000 while the top five contestants with the best timings will win a Sumo tray of choice for a year. For more information, visit
Have you got what it takes?
Those looking forward to the Dubai Fitness Challenge have another reason to celebrate. For the first time, Tough Mudder, the well-known obstacle course, will be the finale for the 30x30 challenge. Set to take place on November 15, Tough Mudder UAE will present both new and signature challenges including Black Widow (elevated tightropes suspended over water) and Leap of Faith (all we can say is you better grab tight and not let go!). Tickets are available at with a discount of Dh75 per adult on all adult tickets purchased before September 30. Better start preparing now!
For the love of wings
Is there anyone out there who can resist good wings, served piping hot in a variety of flavours and heat levels? If the answer to that is no (as it should be), Original Wings & Rings is just the place to be. A blend of signature sauces, salads, burgers and, of course, their homemade bleu cheese dressing (made freshly each day) is sure to win you over. For more information, visit
Calling all shutterbugs!
Vida Hotels and Resorts has teamed up with TG Media Productions and Virgin Radio Dubai to find a Photography Brand Ambassador for 2020. That means one lucky candidate will hold that title for a year, and capture content throughout Vida's properties using newly-gifted photography products from Sony. They will also get a chance to work with incredible local photographers and trainers and earn benefits of Dh14K a month (terms and conditions apply). Shortlisted candidates will also get the chance to avail of photography workshops. If you think that's just the job for you, visit, complete the application form and upload your best work before October 6.

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