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Amazing and fun things to do this week in the UAE

Events, virtual-reality games, restaurants, movies and more for you this week in the UAE

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TCA Abu Dhabi and Al Ain National Museum have organized a public tour for residents and tourists to experience Emirati culture first hand

Events for the week


Mother’s Day 

March 21 is celebrated as Mother’s Day across the UAE and restaurants and venues have lined up with their best offers for these super-women. Here’s our guide to best restaurants to take your mom to for the day.


Ghostbusters: Hyper-reality experience

Ghostbusters

Meraas has partnered with The Void, a US-based company, to bring its critically-acclaimed, hyper-reality experience to Dubai. Residents and visitors to Dubai will be able to experience THE VOID at a new destination scheduled to open at The Beach on 24 March. Visitors embark on a journey on the streets of New York in an experience called Ghostbusters: Dimension, inspired by the Ghostbusters universe. Track and trap supernatural foes through a New York apartment complex in an environment that combines physical props and sets, real-time interactive effects, and virtual reality technology.

Location the Beach Dates March 24 More details here


Emirati Culture Tour in Al Ain

TCA Abu Dhabi and Al Ain National Museum have organized a unique public tour for residents and tourists to experience Emirati culture first hand. Visitors will be able to spend time with Emirati women and families in their homes and farms, giving them an insight into the traditions and customs of Emirati life. The tour will begin at 10am departing from Souq Al Jabra and will pass through the old central market, concluding at the Women’s market in Oasis Hospital. Participations will also get a chance to visit the homes of Emirati women, and experience Emirati hospitality, while discussing tales of the past.

Location Souq Al Jabra Date March 22 Cost Free for public Timings 10am onwards


Window-shopping made healthy with Burjuman

Run in partnership with Fitness First, Burjuman has organised a ladies-only walking program to be held every Sunday till March 26 at 8.30am.  With a trainer helping motivate and guide participants, the walking group will start their session at Fitness First BurJuman Centre before making their way through the mall, covering all three floors. A relaxing warm down will finish off the session, ensuring participants feel energised and ready to kick start the week ahead.

Location Burjuman Mall Dubai Dates March 19 and 26 Timings 8.30am Details 

Fun before the weekend


After work downtime

Enjoy the casual nature of The Daily’s ‘Cheeky Mid-Weeky’ every Tuesday at Rove Downtown Dubai from 7pm to 12am. The package includes an unlimited buffet of salads and appetizers, one barbeque dish of choice and four beverages.

Location The Daily, Rove Downtown Dubai Cost Dh99 per person Dates Tuesdays Timings 7pm to 12am


Gaming: Escape Reality

This might just be Dubai’s most immersive real-life escape game experience, which opened doors to seasoned enthusiasts on March 15. Groups of two to six are immersed inside a heavily-themed room and must exercise a combination of logical thinking, problem-solving, communicative and general teamwork skills in a race against the clock. Time runs out in sixty minutes and they must find their way out.

 

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Location Shaikh Zayed Road  Cost Dh100 onwards Dates Daily Timings 12pm to 10.30pm Sunday to Wednesday; 12pm to 12am Thursday to Saturday


Epic Cosplay and Trampoline party

Bounce

Battle your nemesis on the trampoline floor as you bounce to exiting tunes and dress up as your favourite super-hero or villain. As a pre-cursor to the annual Middle East Film and Comic Con coming up in April in Dubai, all party-goers will have a chance to dress-up, fight dance battles and to win epic giveaways including tickets to the official Middle East Film and Comic Con.

Location Bounce Dubai Cost Dh80 per person Date March 23 Timings 8pm to 12am


Splash at Yas Marina: Twice the Fun, Double the Thrill

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This weekend, Abu Dhabi’s much-loved entertainment destination will host the annual water-themed festival, doubling the excitement by introducing an extra day packed with thrilling water sports.  The marina-wide event will offer a plethora of on-the-water and off-the-water activities suitable for everyone including wake surfing, wakeboarding and slacklining above the water for the adrenaline junkies. While families can enjoy the floating obstacle course, water slides, paddle boarding, mangrove cruises and much more. The sixth edition of Splash @ Yas Marina is set to be the biggest and most exciting since its launch in 2012. 

Location Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi Cost various Timings March 24 and 25 from 10am to 6pm 


Restaurants and bars to try


The Siddharta Lounge is back!

The re-opening of Siddharta Lounge by Buddha Bar is here as the renowned venue opens its doors in the heartbeat of Dubai Marina next week!

Head over to the brand-spanking-new Siddharta Lounge by Buddha Bar at Grosvenor House Tower Two this week.

The restaurant, lounge and bar has been revamped with slick new bars, new interiors and exteriors with wooden textures. It also features a new elevated deck area and a designated shisha area as well.

Location: Grosvenor House Tower Two, Dubai Marina, Call 04 317 6000 Timings Open 7 days a week from 6pm to 1am, and until 2am every Thursday and Friday.


Vogue Cafe

An ideal place to meet, mingle and unwind, Vogue Café’s warm and inviting eatery embodies the trendy pages of Vogue Magazine. The café has revealed a new menu for the season that reflects seasonally-relevant ingredients and fresh flavours.

Location Dubai Mall Cost A la carte


The Jazz Room

Cavalli Club, Restaurant & Lounge are re-opening The Jazz Room. Every Wednesday and Thursday evening, the Jazz Room will be back in action. With the soundproof glass walls separating the club from the Jazz Room, they will host Dubai Jazz Funk Band, Abri and Funk. With only 30 tables, you get transported to a real mid-town New York style venue. The room also features a private bar, and bites as well.

Location Cavalli Club, Fairmont Dubai, Shaikh Zayed Road Cost Free entry (minimum spend of Dh500 for unlimited beverages for three hours) Date Wednesdays and Thursdays Timings 12am to 3am Contact reservations@cavalliclubdubai.com / 800 2282554

Cinema nights


Wednesdays at the Warehouse

There is nothing like a cosy and private (kind of) movie experience. Warehouse421, in collaboration with Cinema Akil is hosting Wednesdays at the Warehouse, a bi-weekly series running until May 2017. This Wednesday, March 22, the venue offers a special screening of the short film ‘We are Just Fine Like This’ followed by featured film ‘A Present from the Past’.

Location Warehouse421, Mina Zayed Abu Dhabi Cost Free to public (Pre-registration required) Details


Beauty and the Beast

See one of the most popular children’s stories ever come to life in this movie starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens and Luke Evans.


The Fate of the Furious

The first movie from the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise without the late Paul Walker; advance booking is now open for the movie, slated for release on April 13 in the UAE.

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