Spend your Saturday watching sport: Tonight’s rugby matches include Australia v Wales (2.05pm) and South Africa v England (7pm), and of course there are Euro 2012 games kicking off at 10.45pm. See page 113 for more sporting fixtures on TV. OSN Sports 1 HD (rugby), Al Jazeera (football). Watch at The Underground, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa (04 399 5000).
Buy half-price furniture at Ikea:
Revamp your home with discounted accessories, furniture and kitchen items from everyone’s fave homemaker’s hub. We suggest you brave the crowds and make a day of it. Prices vary. Until July 14. Ikea, Dubai Festival City (04 203 7555).
Let them decorate cake…
The ‘Generation Creation’ Saturday brunch at Mazina challenges you to get creative: decorate the best-looking cake for a chance to win a prize. Dhs195 (soft drinks), half price for children aged seven to 12, free for children under six. 12.30pm-3pm. Mazina, The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
Watch an indie flick: Anonymous actor Martin Donovan wrote, directed and stars in Collaborator, a moody indie movie about a dejected playwright who is taken hostage by a neighbour. A welcome antidote to the summer’s brash blockbusters. Showing at The Picturehouse, Reel Cinemas, The Dubai Mall.
Al Ain Zoo night safari: It’s too hot to visit the zoo at midday during summer, so take advantage of the late opening hours and do a night safari at the zoo instead. You’ll get to see more animals and can observe their twilight behaviour – they’re usually a lot more active once it gets dark. Dhs15 (adults), Dhs5 (kids), free for kids under three. Sat-Thu 4pm-10pm; Fri 10am-10pm. Ongoing. Al Ain, www.awpr.ae (03 782 8188).