This weekend tap into the city’s rich culture, with plays, talks and museum visits, or let the kids go wild before the UAE school year begins with a thrilling day at the world’s biggest indoor theme park.
Check out our recommended weekend activities here:
A play about playground fights
The Junction, Alserkal Avenue’s black box theatre, presents ‘Carnage’, a dark comedy about two families locking heads over their kids’ playground fight. Watch as the adults in this live theatre performance descend into behaviour more childish than the playground tussle they are arguing over.
When: 31 August-1 September
Where: The Junction, Alserkal Avenue
Time for ladies to chill
Possibly the coolest way to spend a weekend, women should head straight to Dubai Ladies Club to enjoy some sub-zero R&R in a purpose-built snow dome and spa on the club’s private beach. Expect snow, entertainment, sport and health activities, including a floating barge equipped with a tanning corner and a juice bar, an igloo spa and outdoor water activities. For the kids, there's a frozen photo booth, snow-themed cartoon character performances and snowman building.
When: 31 August - 1 September 2018
Where: Dubai Ladies Club, Jumeirah Beach Road
Remembering the past: Inherited memory talk
Join Dr Maya Aghasi, Assistant Professor of Literature, American University of Sharjah, in this talk which explores how we remember the past, especially how the descendants of those who experience war, genocide, and partition recall these traumatic historical events. Dr. Aghasi will discuss how such ‘inherited memory’ shapes identity, and the critical role imaginative fiction plays in keeping memories alive. RSVP is recommended to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line 'Inherited Memory'.
When: 1 September
Where: Nadi Al Quoz, Alserkal Avneue
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Learn Loretta Lynn’s life story
September's Cinema Akil screening is the Vikram Jayanti-directed documentary “Still A Mountain Girl” which explores the six decade-long career of Loretta Lynn, the reigning matriarch of the country music scene. Still touring at 83 years old, Lynn continues to influence the next generation of country singer-songwriters. Anyone familiar with the 1980 Oscar-winning movie 'The Coal Miner's Daughter' will know her rags-to-riches story that embodies the American dream.
When: 1 September
Where: A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue
A World of Adventure awaits
You’re never too old to enjoy a theme park, right? A visit to IMG World of Adventures - the enormous indoor theme park - could be the perfect way to round off the long school break. Expect fun, excitement, and speed with the most up-to-date and exciting rides. IMG Worlds of Adventure offers themed rides for younger visitors with Ben 10, Gumball, the Powerpuff Girls and LazyTown, while older visitors might enjoy hanging with their Marvel heroes: Spider-Man, Hulk, Iron Man, Thor and The Avengers. Don’t forget the life-size animated dinosaurs in the Lost Valley.
When: Open daily 11am-11pm
Where: IMG Worlds of Adventure, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road
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