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7 amazing things to do in Dubai this weekend

Khaleej Times 2017-01-12 13:18:32

It's a great weekend to explore some events around town. From intense exercises that will get you fit to lounging around a hotel on a cheap budget, here are some of our best picks you can do this weekend.

Get fit at the world's most powerful workout

When: January 14, Saturday, 1:00-4:00pm

Where: The Aviation Club, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel

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Garhoud's Jumeirah Creekside Hotel will be hosting a fun-filled fitness weekend with a huge party afterwards. First, get fit at the 'world's most powerful workout' - the Les Mills Body Pump. Don't be afraid of beginning. renowned instructors will help you out. The Dh100 ticket includes a goodie bag. Second, there's an after party at the Nomad from 4:30pm.

Atif Aslam at Global Village

When: January 12, Thursday, 7:00pm

Where: Global Village, Dubai

Legendary Pakistani crooner Atif Aslam will be in Global Village tonight. The price you have to pay to see him? only Dh15 for the entrance to Global Village. No mosh pits, general admissions or golden circles; find a spot to see him and you're all set.

Skip town and tour Sharjah

When: January 12, Thursday, 10:45am to 6:30pm

Where: Around Sharjah

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See Sharjah with a brand new pair of eyes as the emirate's leading experts give tours around town as part of the Global Art Forum. There are three timings: Maryam Al Dabbagh will be hosting a tour on Baghdad in Sharjah from 10:45-12:45, visual artist Tulip Hazbar will be giving a tour on 'Musical Blocks' from 1:45 and 3:45 and finally Sultan Al Qassimi will host a breathtaking tour of the architecture in Sharjah from 4:30-6:30pm. You won't need to worry about driving in the Dubai-Sharjah traffic since shuttles to and from Dubai are free.

FREE movies at Alserkal Avenue

When: January 12, Thursday, 7:00pm

Where: The Yard, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz

This is a free event

Want a movie weekend without the Dh35 ticket? Yes you can at The Yard in Dubai's art hideaway - Alserkal Avenue. See New Zealand flick 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople' tonight and get ready for a heartwarming tale filled with comedy that will surely tug your heartstrings.

Laze about the Sheraton for Dh150

When: Ongoing

Where: Sheraton, Mall of the Emirates

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Want to relax but being home is too jarring? Now you can unwind at a hotel without breaking the bank! For Dh150, you will get access to the spa, fitness and rooftop pool at Shine Spa in Sheraton Mall of the Emirates. You can also avail of the amazing sales at DSF in Mall of the Emirates which is just nearby.

Shop for quirky, handmade items

When: January 14, Saturday, 12pm-6pm

Where: Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes

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The Handmade Dubai market is back the second time around with some great pop-up shops filled with items made with love. Whether you're looking for some new wall décor or some clothes and accessories, you're in luck in this market. Tired? There's food and drinks on sale and activities to keep things exciting.

Get ready for the weekday ahead with yoga

When: January 14, Saturday, 8pm-10pm

Where: Fairmont, The Palm

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Condition yourself for the week to come with a yoga course at Fairmont the Palm. Tickets for the 90-minute yoga session is Dh75 and is inclusive of towels, mats, bottles of water and some relaxing drinks and wholesome snacks. You also get a view of the full moon while meditating - free of charge.

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