Water festival in Abu Dhabi
A’l Bahar at the Corniche has a fun-packed Water Festival planned for this weekend and the next. With water-based slides, games and activities Friday and Saturday from 12pm to 7pm each day, families are in for a fun and busy time. In addition to 15 water-themed activities, the AquaFun permanent obstacle course is also open for visitors. Both the Water Festival activities and AquaFun are aimed at children aged 5 years and above and are suitable for swimmers and non-swimmers using the buoyancy devices provided.
Location A’l Bahar, Corniche, opposite Nation Towers, Abu Dhabi Cost Dh100 for all-day access (online booking on Thursday); standard tickets available at the door Dates May 4-5, 11-12 Timings 12pm to 7pm Details www.al-bahar.ae
Jumeirah Restaurant Week
Try the last few days of the Jumeirah Restaurant Week for Dh150 onwards for a three-course menu at gourmet restaurants. Enjoy three-course signature menus for Dh150 at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel and Jumeirah Emirates Towers.
Watch IPL with a special menu
From the opening ceremony to the grand finale, The Viceroy is screening the entire Indian Premiere League season. A theme-inspired menu will feature traditional snacks under quirky names such as Sweeper (chili gobhi), All Rounder (chili chicken), Cover Point (onion bhaji) and Third Man (chatpatta murgh tikka).
Location The Viceroy, Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai Cost A la Carte starting from Dh30 Dates April 5 to May 19
Celebrate 24 years with Crowne Plaza
Gather your friends and head to the Crowne Plaza Dubai this Friday and join in on the Dh24 birthday beverage bonanza! In celebration of the hotels 24th Anniversary you will be able to enjoy select beverages at just Dh24 from 12pm onwards all day on Friday across all of their outlets including some of UAE’s favourite restaurants and bars; wagamama, Chamas and Trader Vic’s.
Location Trade Centre Area, Shaikh Zayed Road Cost Dh24 per beverage Timings Friday May 4 from 12pm onwards
Burn 1000 calories
Take part in a one-hour Bounce Fit class, taking place this Saturday May 5 at 11am simultaneously across all venues in the UAE. Any one over 18 can head down to Bounce to enjoy a roof-raising session of pumping moves and banging beats led by the awesome Bounce Fit instructors. With each Bounce Fit class burning 1,000 calories, the Bounce teams across the GCC would see 200 people at each venue to burn some serious calories to beat the final unanimous effort of burning 1million calories.
Location All Bounce venues in the UAE Cost Dh85 per person Timings Saturday May 5 at 11am Register on www.bounce.ae or call 04 321 1400.
Enjoy a family weekend getaway
Created with families in mind, this summer, guests at Nikki Beach Resort and Spa Dubai will be able to stay in a sea view room from Dh990 and take advantage of the resort’s 50 per cent discount on interconnecting or adjacent rooms for children. Along with daily complimentary breakfast for the entire family, parents will also be able to enjoy 20 per cent discount on meals and beverages for their little ones.
Location Nikki Beach Resort and Spa Dubai Cost Dh990 and other offers of discounts Contact 04 376 6000
Glow pool party with Hilton
Need that party fix? Try the Glow all night pol-party at Hiltonia Beach Club. Ukranian DJ Miss Odette and UAE DJ Jay will spin the turntables and keep the guests dancing all night long with the best of house, deep house, tropical house, EDM, R&B, Hip-hop and commercial tracks. There is an entry fee of Dh100 per person, which is inclusive of one house beverage.
Location Hiltonia Beach Club, Hilton Beach Club Cost Dh100 for entry and one house beverage Date May 4, 9pm to 3am Contact 02 692 4247