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Check out a free firework show on Thursday night


After a six-month break period, Imagine, the visual show at Dubai Festival City’s Festival Bay is making it’s return to celebrate the start of the Dubai Home Festival.

The show is making a comeback at 9pm on Thursday September 24 with a massive firework show. The show will also debut a new musical number, Baby Shark, perfect for families. The best part about the live show is that it is free to enter for all visitors. The visual show includes lasers, light, fire and water to tell the story.

Location: Dubai Festival City

Cost: Free

Timings: Thursday September 24 from 9pm

Book a five star staycation for Dh240 on Thursday

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You have 24 hours to book a super affordable five star staycation with Fairmont The Palm. On September 24, the resort is offering a night stay for Dh240. The resort features rooms with views of the Dubai Marina Skyline and the Arabian Gulf, 11 restaurants and bars with a diverse choice of cuisines from around the world, 6 swimming pools and a splash pad for the little guests.

Location: Palm Jumeirah Dubai

Cost: Dh240 per night

When: Offer available on September 24 only

Enjoy a new happy hour at Noepe on Thursday and Saturday

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Now that the summer heat is making way for the gloriously cool Winter months spent in gorgeous outdoor venues.The spot to check out is Noepe. Located at the Park Hyatt Dubai- a charming space inspired by the classic Cape Cod, perched on Dubai Creek Marina. It is designed to be light and breezy creating a relaxed environment. This season Noepe is back with a completely new and revamped menu featuring dishes from New England, California and Nikkei cuisine. With a buy one get one happy hour, introduced, take advantage of the beautiful spot for less.

Location: Park Hyatt Dubai, Dubai Creek

Offer: Buy one get one free on selected beverages

When: Saturday to Thursday from 5pm to 8pm

Have a throwback Thursday party at P&B

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Perry & Blackwelder’s (P&B), the smokehouse in Souk Madinat Jumeirah, is bringing back the 90s as it kicks off Throwback Thursday, a brand-new night of bangin’ old school R&B and offers. Each Thursday from 8pm till late, P&B’s resident DJ will take to the decks for a music-centric throwback to the 90s with a lineup of retro beverages and an extended happy hour running all night long on adult slushies and bottled beverages. The special selection of retro-themed beverages is available for Dh30, while select bottles of hops are priced at Dh25.

Location: Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Offer: Dh30 or Dh25 for beverages

When: Thursday from 8pm onwards

A Thursday night illusionist show

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Wayne Hoffman, the multi-award-winning mentalist and illusionist, will perform his first-ever virtual show in the UAE on 24 September. Hoffman’s interactive mind-reading and illusion show is the latest act in a series of online events brought to the nation’s screen via BookMyShow, which led the UAE’s at-home entertainment shift during lockdown by curating a series of online entertainment gigs with its ‘Live from HQ’ concept - a ‘virtual stage’ for stand-up comics, international A-list musicians, multilingual performing artists and more. Recognised as an award-winning mentalist and author for his bestselling book, ‘Mind Candy’, Hoffman’s 60-minute mind-reading and illusion performance invites audiences to participate one-on-one or as a group. Hoffman will interact virtually with volunteers, reading minds, predicting actions, and more.

Fans can tune in via video-conferencing app, Zoom, with tickets embedded with a login link. Tickets are priced at only Dh30 at BookMyShow’s UAE website

Take advantage of this killer deal at Instabody

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Lace up those trainers and shake off those lock down pounds as Instabody Lifestyle Gym located in FIVE Jumeirah Village Hotel launches a mega flash sale on its annual gym membership, to make sure that even those hardest hit by 2020 can stay physically and mentally fit. The flash sale offer a 12-month gym membership for Dh2000 per person (that’s just over Dh150 a month), inclusive of HIIT classes, access to spa facilities including the steam and sauna and one free 3D body scan. The offer is available from September 24 until October 1, or until the limited memberships are sold out.

Location: Instabody Lifestyle Gym, Five Jumeirah Village Hotel

Cost: Dh2,000 for a full year memebership

When: From Thursday September 24 to October 1

Spend Saturdays at Miss Lily’s

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Dubai’s favourite Caribbean hotspot, Miss Lily’s introduces a vibin’ Saturday offering that will bring the island to the city. The weekly event, which is called Foreign + Yard will a cultural celebration of Caribbean diaspora’s contribution to Music, Food, and Style.

Miss Lily’s brings a serving of Jamaican deliciousness to the table. Kick things off by choosing either Patties - beef, chicken or callaloo (vegetarian), Peppa Shrimp- whole white prawns and scotch bonnet pepper or Stamp & Go- salted cod, Jamaican spices and tomato salsa and so much more.

Location: Sheraton Grand Hotel

Cost: Dh165 for food only

When: Saturdays from 6pm to 3am

Check out the new art showcase at Cove Beach

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Cove Beach has partnered with The LUXX Art to deliver an exclusive showcase of unique luxury art pieces. The selection of paintings, sculptures and photography have been specially curated with Cove Beach’s bringing a further elevated look and feel to the venue. Current installations include ‘Gucci Dog’, ‘Gorilla Big’, mixed-medium pieces and more, now on display.

Location: Cove Beach, Caesars Palace Bluewaters Island

Cost: Dh200 for a day pass including Dh100 on F&B

What: Cove Beach x The LUXX Art – luxury art showcase

When: Daily from 10am onwards

See a massive 3D LEGO sneaker

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Dubai based sneaker store, thegoodlife is launching a pop-up Lego installation at the Lego store in Dubai Mall to celebrate the playful team up between Adidas Originals and LEGO. The store will house a 3D model LEGO installation of the brand-new A-ZX LEGO sneaker on Thursday.

Designed as an ode to the classic LEGO brick, this unique ZX8000 sneaker is made up of a multicolor mesh and synthetic suede upper with a rubber outsole.

Location: Lego store at the Dubai Mall

Cost: Dh559

When: Drops at 10am on Thursday September 25

Take advantage of back to school deals

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From September 24 to October 3 2020, if you spend Dh500 or more at the Galleria Mall at Al Maryah Island you will receive a free back to learning teen’s pack’ filled with cool essential teens can enjoy such as a reusable mask and water bottle, a lunch box set, a geometry set, a hand sanitiser and stationery including a notepad and highlighter. The ‘Teen’s Pack’ can be collected from Guest Services on the Ground Floor upon presenting valid receipts totalling Dh500.

Location: Galleria Mall, Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi

Offer: Spend Dh500 or more and get a free back to school pack

When: Available from September 24 to October 3

Check out the Flying Saucer in Sharjah on Saturday

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Sharjah Art Foundation announced the completion of a major renovation of The Flying Saucer, a Sharjah architectural landmark acquired by the Foundation in 2012. The building renovations were led by Sharjah Art Foundation and SpaceContinuum Design Studio, helmed by Mona El Mousfy. They restored the original character of the building, while also introducing a new outdoor public space and lower-level community space with a café, library, sunken courtyard and activity spaces.

Location: Shajrah

Cost: Free entry

Try out the Abu Dhabi Chef’s Table event "From Dunes to Oceans"

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Abu Dhabi Culinary Season’s Chef’s Table series is running instalments under the banner of From Dunes to Oceans until October 15th. The series, which is dubbed ‘From Dunes to Oceans’ will feature 10 of the capital’s well-loved restaurants curating limited-edition, five-course menus that embrace culture, Khaleeji heritage and regional flavours. Foodies can expect both vegetarian and non-vegetarian offerings from popular Vietnamese, Indian, Italian and other international cuisines, with prices Dh350 per person. The latest Chef’s Table will be hosted in Namak by Kunal Kapur, Tori No Su, the award-winning Vietnamese hotspot, Hoi An; European eateries, Rosemary and Bentley Kitchen; Thai-style seafood market, Fishmarket; Italian trattoria, Mare Mare; Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse; Lebanese favorite, Sambusek; and contemporary Indian fusion at Tamba. From Dunes to Oceans is the second Chef’s Table series in a five-strong programme championed by the Department of Culture and Tourism in Abu Dhabi to promote the emirate’s fine dining outlets over a 12-month period.