Things to do: May 22-25


Take a boat ride
Experience the rich tapestry of a bygone era when divers searched for pearls and the majestic dhows sailed the waves. The Al Gaffal Dhow race showcases the beauty of the Dubai coastline and with more than 100 dhows taking part it’s sure to be an exciting day out for all your little seafarers. Starting just after 5.30am, the dhows usually arrive at the finish line before midday.
Free, May 23, Al Gaffal Traditional 60ft Dhow Race 2016,

No more workout excuses
“We take care of them. You take care of yourselves,” says state-of-the-art gym, Fit Republic, as they launch their new playground designed for keeping toddlers busy while parents get fit, chill out or grab an hour to run some errands. The play zone, which is open to both members and non-members, will cater for children aged one to four and includes a swing, slide, mini climbing wall and crafts center. There is no time limit on the number of hours you can book and children will be supervised by the friendly, fully-trained Fit Republik Team.
Dhs75 per hour for non-members, Dhs50 per hour for members. Play Zone, Fit Republik, Sports City. For more information, visit

Make new friends
Let your little ones meet the loveable Barney and his friends at the city’s newest play venue. Mattel Play! Town has opened its doors. The interactive, themed eduplay attraction allows children aged two to 10 years to meet, interact and play with some of the most popular and well-loved children’s characters.
Open daily, Mattel Play! Town, City Walk.

Sunrise sessions are back at At The Top

Celebrate Opera Gallery Dubai’s tenth anniversary with Urban Poetry

DIFC’s gallery to bring a stand-out street art exhibition

Music favourite set for November launch in DXB

Ahlan rolls out lounge and meet and greet discounts


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