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Get Artsy: Movie nights at the Backyard

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Movie Nights take place at The Backyard every week this march. You can have the complete cinematic experience with unlimited soft beverages, a hot dog and popcorn! The Backyard’s popular food truck along with their regular a la carte and beverage menu will be available for those who want a more hearty dining experience as well. This Tuesday, enjoy watching Notting Hill under the stars.

Location The Backyard, Steigenberger Hotel, Business Bay Cost Dh75 Timings Tuesday March 6 from 7.30pm

Fun: Yas Waterworld Ladies’ night

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Ladies Night at Yas Waterworld is back for another season. Every Thursday, starting March 8, ladies can enjoy more than 40 rides and slides at Abu Dhabi’s Emirati-themed waterpark. To guarantee the privacy of each lady, photography isn’t allowed and, the best part is, there won’t be a single man in sight. To continue to deliver the same level of comfort ladies have come to know and love, the park will be staffed as usual entirely by women—from the rides to the lifeguards to the DJ.

Location Yas Waterworld, Yas Island Cost Dh255 per adult, Dh205 per child, online Dh220 per adult and Dh195 per child Timings Every Thursday from 6pm to 11pm Contact 02 4142000

Health: Free day at Jebel Ali Recreation Club

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Jebel Ali Recreation Club is hosting a health and fitness day on Saturday, March 10, with an exciting line-up of activities for the whole family all day. Visitors can enjoy a variety of free fitness activities such as aqua noodle classes, karate, aqua circuit, Les Mills’ RPM, Body Pump, Grit and Sh’bam classes, Pilates, yoga, tennis and Dance Infinity classes.

There will also be discount vouchers from The Clubhouse and Seafood Kitchen, along with fitness vouchers to enjoy the sports facilities at Jebel Ali Recreation Club, will be given away on the day. Guests can redeem their vouchers during their next visit. 

Location Jebel Ali Recreational Club Cost All activities are free and open to the public Timings Saturday March 10 from 10.30am to 4pm       

Event: What she said

In celebration of International Women’s Day, W Dubai - Al Habtoor City hosts a line-up of inspirational speakers and panelists, followed by a high intensity work out session. WHAT SHE SAID, will focus on the W Passion Point of FUEL and will be moderated by Ritu Upadhyay, the Middle East correspondent for Women’s Wear Daily (WWD), with the panel of three including Raha Moharrak; the youngest Arab and first ever Saudi woman to conquer Everest, Engy El Shazly; the first Arab Hijabi ballerina and Somaiah Al Dabbagh; a Pro Bikini competitor and personal trainer.Some powerful women indeed.

Location Wet Deck, W Dubai - Al Habtoor City Cost Free Timings Wednesday March 7 Welcome drinks and networking: 7pm,Panel discussion from 7.30pm to 8.30pm, High intensity sweat session: 8.30pm

Art: Father of the nation in crystal art

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Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates is home to an art exhibition by contemporary crystal artist Natalie in commemoration of the Year of Zayed. Budding artist, Natalie Dagestani will bring her series of five symbolic artworks to Aspen, the lobby lounge of the property in the heart of Dubai, until March 10.

Through her artwork, Natalie has combines painting with her expert crystallization talents, to create unique and eye-catching portraits and pieces of art. Using Swarovski crystals, pearls, glitter and various mixed media, she pays tribute to HH Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan commending his achievements in making the UAE what it is today. Guests are encouraged to admire Natalie’s beautiful creations over a delicious coffee.

Location Aspen, Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates Timings Open daily from 7am to 7pm Contact 04 4095999

Event: Johnson's Baby in JBR

Johnson's Baby is hosting an interactive event at JBR walk to introduce their first semi-therapeutic product range, suited to protect baby skin against the harsh environmental conditions in the Middle East. Families will have the chance to come and experience a futuristic technology to test their skin dryness levels and learn more about how to keep babies’ skin healthy and moisturized.

Parents can participate in interesting activities, take-away useful goodies and capture memorable moments with their little ones at the Johnson’s Baby tent. The event will host a series of engaging demonstrations to shed light on the most common misconceptions about baby skin, and offer solutions to meet special baby needs in the region.

Location JBR Walk, Dubai next to The Butcher Shop & Grill restaurant Cost Free Timings March 8 to 9 from 2pm to 11pm on Thursday and 10am to 11pm on Friday

Health: Gold Gym's Free open day

Gold’s Gym UAE introduces a new class for women, My Perfect Shape to coincide with International Women’s Day and will be hosting a free open day for members and non-members on 8th March at all Gold’s Gym clubs across UAE. 

The class boasts modified calisthenics and body weight exercises amplified with the use of weight-plates and resistance bands to provide added metabolic stress and mechanical tension. All attendees will receive a goody bag on first come first serve basis.

Location All Gold’s Gym clubs across UAE (members and non-members) Cost Free Timings Thursday, March 8 

Health: Holistic Wellness Week at the Four Seasons

This week, take part in wellness week at the Four Seasons and you’ll learn yogic exercises for energy, how to cultivate a calm and peaceful heart, and nutrition for great health. They will also teach you how to boost your immune system, simple mind and body detoxification hacks, and encouragement to stay in a positive frame of mind.

Location Four Seasons DIFC Cost Dh100 for yoga and Dh80 for guided meditation Timings Monday and Tuesday (March 5 and 6) Kundalini Yoga and Meditation: Unlocking the Subconscious Morning 7am to 8.15am, Guided Meditation Evening 6.30pm to 7.45pm

Foodie deal: Ting Irie’s Wings n’ Ting’s

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Ting Irie have launched a Wings n’ Ting’s night every Monday and Wednesday. The home-grown Caribbean restaurant with a local twist in Downtown Dubai serves restaurant is serving up seven mouth-watering flavours with a unique Caribbean twist including coconut curry, passionfruit, Jamaican jerk and scotch bonnet, which is the pepper of choice in the Caribbean and considered one of the hottest chili peppers in the world, as well as citrus, classic BBQ, sticky appleton and a trio of ting sauces.

Location Al Manzil Boulevard, Downtown Dubai Cost Dh50 for Half a dozen, Dh85 for a dozen Timings Mondays and Wednesdays, 5pm onwards

Food: Cheese night at Couqley

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Couqley, the cosy French bistro in JLT, has opened its doors to its very own Cheese Room. Their recently launched cheese night, will give you a very Parisian feel. Set in the semi-private dining room covered in exposed brick, dim lights and tinted glass, the room will host over 10 varieties of cheese. The special night offers cheese boards with a grape pairing.

Location JLT, Cluster A Cost Cheese board with 3 kinds of cheese, Dh69, Cheese board with 5 kinds of cheese, Dh99, Cheese board with 7 kinds of cheese, Dh139, Raclette: heated, melted Swiss cheese. The perfect topping to Couqley’s burger, steak and pasta on their menu for Dh29, Three glasses of grape for Dh77 Timings Every Friday from 7pm to 11pm

Staycation of the week: Ramada Jumeirah Hotel

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Create memorable moments at the Weekend Brunch Staycation at Ramada Jumeirah Hotel. Immerse yourself with thoughtfully detailed guest rooms, holistic spa massage treatments and distinctive restaurants and bars. The package takes place Every Thursday to Friday and includes: Breakfast for two at Cuisines restaurant from 6am to  11am, the next day you get to enjoy a Friday Brunch for two at Ginger Pan Asian from 12pm to 3pm as well as a 20 per cent discount at the Exhale Spa and Health Club treatments.

Location Ramada Jumeirah Hotel, Second of December Street Cost Dh550 Timings Staycation offer is available from March 1 to May 31, bookings are done from Thursday to Friday Contact 04 7027000


The Shape of Water

Release Date: 08 March 2018
Starring: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon
Language: English

3 Storeys

Release Date: 08 March 2018
Starring: Richa Chadha, Sharman Joshi, Pulkit Samrat and Renuka Sahane
Language: Hindi