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Here are our top picks on things to do this long weekend;

Budget breakfast and adventure in Ras Al Khaimah

Bin Majid properties caught our attention when so many of our friends started going off to beautiful RAK for almost nothing. With breakfast, beach access, free kayaking sessions and two Dreamland Aqua tickets for under Dh300, this offer is an absolute steal. 


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Location Mangrove by Bin Majid, Al Khor Road, RAK Cost Dh275 for breakfast, one night stay, complimentary kayaking and Dreamland Aqua tickets for 2 adults and two children shorter than 80cms (excluding taxes and fees) Contact 8005700

Free circuit training and breakfast on the Beach

Common Grounds along with The Warehouse Gym will be featuring a complimentary circuit training class for residents this Friday, September 22. The 45-minute HIIT (high intensity interval training) class followed by a community breakfast aims to solidify the marriage between both fitness and food in the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle. 

Location Warehouse, The Beach, JBR Cost Free Date September 22 Timings 11am onwards Contact +971 4 368 4080

A pool night with friends and family

Now that the weather is finally cooling down, UAE residents are slowly venturing out to pools and beaches. We have a great recommendation for families this time around with the pool weekend offer at Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club. While enjoying the splash pool, enjoy made-to-order refreshments and bites.

Location Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club Cost Pool entry Dh45 for adults and Dh35 for kids Dates Every Thursday and Friday Timings 7pm to 9pm Contact +971 4 888 3444

Celebrate Ice cream Day with Deliveroo

How spontaneous can you get with ice cream? Quite a lot Deliveroo proves with their special ice cream offerings, and right on time for International Ice cream Day on Friday this weekend. Some of the most ordered yet diverse ones include vegan icecream, baklava with icecream, lotus ice cream and more. We are loving the sound of that lotus ice cream, what about you?

A private luxury cruise through Dubai

Discover Dubai in the privacy of a yacht with friends and family aboard the luxury yacht charter – Athena, owned by Dubai Marina Yacht Club. While we always focus on budget ways to enjoy the weekend, this might be great for an amazing one-off activity if you have no plans at all this long weekend. You get cruise time, a dedicated captain and unlimited soft beverages.

Location Dubai Marina Yacht Club Contact for cost and other details 04 362 7900/7901 or info@dubaimarinayachtclub.com

A trip this late? We say yes!

It is Wednesday as you read this and we still think you have enough time to book that flight out and spend three days out of the country. You could go to India for as less as Dh275 one-way or our Filipino readers could try some nearby countries from this list of visa-free travel possibilities.

Read our guide to off-season travel destinations for the rest of 2017.


The LEGO Ninjago Movie

Fancy a fun-filled family flick? Check this out.

Starring: Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, Zach Woods, and Jackie Chan.

Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela (Malayalam)

Cast: Nivin Pauly, Shanthi Krishna

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (English)

Cast: Taron Egerton, Channing Tatum, Colin Firth, Halle Berry, Julianne Moore

Simran (Hindi)

Cast: Kangana Ranaut

Staying in?

Not up to braving the crowds in Dubai? 

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