Around town this week

We take a look at what's going on in and around Dubai this week. It may be summer but there's plenty to do

Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club

Guided tours
For all you equine enthusiasts out there, this is a chance to go behind the scenes and see the experts at work as they train the stable’s world-class horses. Check out the hard graft that goes into keeping these superior steeds on top form, and then relax with breakfast at the club’s Epona Lounge, which overlooks the riding arena. A perfect morning for horsing around.
Dhs185 per person all inclusive, 8am every morning. Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club at Arabian Ranches. The club is offering a number of activities this summer, including kids’ camps and discounted riding lessons. More information call 04 361 8111.

Bag a bargain

Palm Tree Court & Spa
There are some very reasonable deals available for stays at the Palm Tree Court & Spa, where a number of deluxe suites are tucked away in the lush garden setting of the Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa. All the suites have either a private balcony or a private garden, and the resort makes for the perfect tranquil retreat, quiet save for the call of the peacocks that roam the lawns. You’ll also be moments from the resort’s private beach, which is clean, spacious and in keeping with the serene theme. For Dhs650 per person on Thursday and Friday nights you get breakfast, and lunch or dinner, included. Or stay between Saturday and Wednesday for an even sweeter deal at Dhs480 per person per night, again with breakfast and lunch or dinner. If you want to make it a family outing, up to two children aged 11 and below can stay and eat for free with their parents. Now that’s a bargain.
Offer valid until September 8 for UAE residents only. Minimum stay of two nights required on weekends. For reservations call 04 883 6000 or visit

Web design workshop

Get technical
Back by popular demand, Eton Institute’s website design and development workshops are running again from August 22, teaching you how to create your own website using the simple tools available on a standard PC.

Every participant receives a free internet domain name when they start, so you can get to work building your own website right away. The course covers practical knowledge of design, development, hosting, promotion, content management and more, so by the end of it you’ll be well and truly web savvy.

The course has been particularly popular with self-employed business owners in the past, who have used it to help them gain access to a wider audience through the web.
Dhs490 for a four-hour workshop, Saturdays at 10am-2pm from August 22 at the Eton Institute, Knowledge Village, Block 3. For more info call 800 3866 or visit There’s also a wider series of professional skills workshops available.

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