Learn Arabic for less: The Arabic Language Centre is offering a Dhs250 discount on its summer course, which starts in June and runs until the end of August. It includes 30 hours of tuition time. The perfect excuse to start learning Arabic. Dhs1,950. Call for exact details and registration (04 331 5600).
How far is Mirdif from your house?
Join Mirdif City Centre’s Facebook page and then guess the distance between the mall and your house for a chance to win Dhs5,000 every week. It really is that simple. Free. www.facebook.com/mirdifcitycentre.
Get involved in a climbing expedition:
To prepare for a trip to Mount Elbrus in Russia in September, local fundraising group Climb For Cancer will be camping overnight in Ski Dubai on June 18-19 to simulate the mountain’s weather conditions. Sign up now to reserve your space. www.climbforcancer.org (050 664 9911).
Feast on steak at Bunkers: Enjoy Australian steaks and house beverages while you take in views of the golf course. From Dhs90. 7pm. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600)
Visit Arabian Wildlife Centre: Situated just off Al Dhaid Road, the Arabian Wildlife Centre is a fantastic indoor facility situated amid the centre’s animal enclosures. Observation windows mean you’ll have a close-up view of the big cats, oryx, gazelle, ostrich and more as they lollop around, and the centre is completely air-conditioned so is perfect for summer afternoons – the ideal pastime as the temperature rises. Dhs15, free for kids under 12. Open Sun-Mon and Wed-Thu 9am-5.30pm, Fri 2pm-5.30pm, Sat 11am-5.30pm. Arabian Wildlife Centre, off Al Dhaid Road (E88), Sharjah, www.breedingcentresharjah.com/Wildlife Centre.html (06 531 1999).