What to do this weekend (Sept 20)
Every girl's best friend
Bollywood's favourite celebrity fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee will be in Dubai on September 25 and 26 for an exclusive showcase of his new jewellery collection at Raffles Dubai. Known for his craft and revival of heritage styles, Sabyasachi has been recognised by both Hollywood and Bollywood and this exhibition is a must-see for fans of the designer as well as those who appreciate fine heritage jewellery. The exhibition is appointment-only, so call 052-668390 or 050-6245582 to reserve a booking.
Package of endless fun
KidZania is now open in Abu Dhabi's Yas Mall for parents to have some fun with their little ones during Abu Dhabi Family Week. From September 19 to 28, from 4pm to 8pm, parents can join their children in selected activities, giving kids the chance to show parents how it's done. Visitors to Abu Dhabi Family Week can also redeem a 30 per cent discount on KidZania Economy ticket. Adult tickets are for Dh75. For more information, visit www.kidzania.ae.
It's movie time!
NOVO Cinemas has recently launched Novo Kidz to take children's cinematic experience to a whole new level. Located exclusively at Dubai Festival City, the unique cinema comes with furry 'Friendly Monster' seats, adjustable lights and sounds and sweet treats for movie viewings. You can also celebrate your kid's special occasions with the all-inclusive monster-themed events for Dh99 per child that includes access to an all-new private party room and invitations. For details, call 04-2328328 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become a zookeeper for a day
Does your little one have a love for animals? Well, they can now get up close and personal with nature with The Green Planet Dubai's Zookeeper for the Day programme. It gives children aged 9-16 the opportunity to learn more about tropical wildlife, venture behind the scenes, visit the labs and take care of some incredible and endangered species - escorted by an expert team, of course. Mini zookeepers will also have the opportunity to talk with a biologist about future career options. The programme launches on October 5, and will run every Saturday from 8.30am to 12pm, priced at Dh950.
Bring on the LOLs
Get ready for an evening of laughter as stand-up comedians Rajneesh Kapoor and Gaurav Kapoor take to the stage on September 28 at Headlines Cafe, Ibis Hotel in Dubai World Trade Centre. While Rajneesh is well-known as the creator of comic strip This is Our Life, Gaurav is famous for his opening act for Russel Brand in his India Tour. Together, the two promise to dazzle. Tickets are priced at Dh99 and available at Platinum List Dubai. For more info, call 055-3626267.