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Fathers' Day in Dubai

It’s Fathers’ Day on June 20, so check out our top 10 dad-style days out with a difference

1 Skater dudes
Why? You were a ’70s child – a time where there was no-one more hip than the kid with the afro who could flip quarter pipes and jump the fun boxes. Here’s your chance to relive your youth.

How? Book an early morning lesson with an instructor who can put you and Marty McFly Junior through your paces at Rage Skate Park’s outdoor arena. Be warned, though, you will need plenty of padding (a beer gut doesn’t count) as this is a sport where falling over is all part of the learning process.

Instructor, Sid De Labaz, says; ‘Skateboarding is great exercise and most kids start learning at around eight or nine. It’s a good activity to get into over the summer because we have the indoor Rage Skate Bowl at The Dubai Mall, which is fully equipped and air-conditioned.’ Kader Hadri, a professional skateboarder and marketing manager for Rage, says, ‘You can pick up the basics in about three lessons because you learn much faster if you’re getting the right advice from a professional. The basics would enable you to ride the skateboard and do certain turns. Tricks take longer to learn, but skateboarding can be learnt by anyone at any age. We do have dads and their kids who come and practise at The Dubai Mall Rage Skate Bowl together.’

How much? Dhs50 for an hour-long lesson

Contact: (04 336 9007); www.rage-shop.com

Time Out Dubai,

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i took my your no 9 advise, picked dad from work (ensured that he didn't have anything for lunch) went to mirdiff city centre for the bowling and johnny rockets burger surprise!

bowling experience was good but the disappointment was when we found out that Johnny rocket's resto still hasn't opened!
how can you recommend sthg you haven't tried esp for such an important day?!

Review by : J.

Thanks for the father's day ideas! To add, Dreamland Aqua park in Umm Al Quain has a fantastic offer for Father's month. Register your details on their website and father gets free entry to the park when accompanied with wife and kids! Offer valid till 30th June.

Review by : Bhawna Sehra

hi dad,
happy fathers day.

sarthak &katha.

Review by : priti ambure