Climb a wall, go swimming and take George's Marvellous Medicine
Time Out Dubai staff
Enjoy a ladies’ morning at Mirdiff City Centre: Ladies can benefit from hundreds of deals across the mall. Get a free gift when you buy beauty products at Debenhams and enjoy free facials at Korres, plus plenty more. Prices vary. 10am-1pm. Mirdif City Centre (800 6422).
Climb an indoor wall:
Pump up your arm muscles by scaling the highest indoor wall in Dubai (it’s 13.5m tall). Scared of heights? Try bouldering – see if you can make it from one edge of the wall to the other. Dhs62 for a one-hour lesson. Cleopatra’s Fitness Club, Wafi (04 324 0000).
Head along to an art opening:
Syrian photographer Jaber Ali Azmeh’s exhibition is opening at Green Art gallerytonight. Guests can mingle with arty folk and meet the artist in person. Free. 6pm-9pm. Green Art Gallery, Al Serkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 346 9305).
Go swimming: It’s now getting too hot to go for long swims in the sea, so why not book a month’s pass at the Metropolitan Hotel’s 25-metre outdoor pool? You’ll also be able to use the gym, sauna and Jacuzzi. Dhs500 for ladies, Dhs600 for men. Open daily 7am-10pm. The Metropolitan, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 343 0000).
Don’t miss George’s Marvellous Medicine: If your brood loves the world-famous novels by Roald Dahl, they’ll love this stage show at the First Group Theatre. Watch George concoct his incredible mixture then give it to his ghastly grandma who really does get ‘bangers in her bottom’ and then proceeds to grow so tall, that her head breaks through the roof of the house. Guaranteed to be an absolute blast – especially for those who have villainous, grumpy grandparents. Dhs130-Dhs150. 4.30pm, until July 8. First Group Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah, www.timeouttickets.com