Drop and give me 20! And while you do that we’re going to give you some serious reps of the best things to get you moving and exploring Dubai this week including, of course, free classes as part of Dubai Fitness Challenge…
Monday 21st October
OliOli – the experiential play museum for all the family is celebrating its second birthday with S.T.E.A.M.ania – that’s science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics to you and I. From designing a race car and riding a square wheeled tricycle to learning the fundamentals of computer programming and guiding a robot around Sphero City Maze, this promises to be one seriously fun and mentally stimulating time.
Prices from AED 78 for kids and AED 42 for adults. Next to Oasis Center, Al Quoz. olioli.ae/steamania or call 04 702 7300. S.T.E.A.M.ania is also running on 22nd October
For a seriously soulful start to this week’s nightlife head to Hard Rock Café Dubai where visiting vocalist Carrie G. from Vancouver will be delivering a mix of jazz, blues, reggae and the odd bit of freestyle.
Hard Rock Café, Dubai Festival City, 8.30pm onwards. Find the Dubai location at hardrockcafe.com
Tuesday 22nd October
It’s ladies night, oh what a night! And a great night to try out a new-comer to the Ladies’ soirée scene – Ladies Night at Joe’s. No, it’s not your slightly overbearing neighbour Joe, it’s Joe’s Backyard in Festival City which has spruced up its menu with smokey delights on the barbeque and much more. Grab unlimited house drinks, with the option of a lip-smacking 3 course set meal for AED 120 or 25% of the ala carte menu.
Dubai Festival City, from 8pm, email email@example.com or call 055 709 4509
Banish hump day blues
Exercise is something that you can legally get addicted to, especially the release of happy chemicals dopamine and serotonin that it causes. So don’t forget to check out all of the free and paid-for fitness classes and events that you can get stuck into as part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge that is taking place right now across your city. Our Tuesday pick… Get your day off to a great start with a 7am free fitness class at Marina Mall Dubai Fitness Challenge with NRG. Classes vary from HIIT, circuit, boxing, cycling and more. Food and drinks will be provided to fuel the workout from Breaking Bread and The Acai Spot! Bonus!
Book your free slot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 050 652 7722
Wednesday 23rd October
Insane in the membrane
Do you have the guts to question the very fabric of your being and what you see before your own eyes? Alright, don’t worry, we’re not asking you to go on a Joshua Tree style rediscovery retreat, we’re suggesting you check out Mysterious 2.0 – a mind-bending show where award-winning magician and mentalist, Praveen and Arnaud, combine for a very unique experience. Expect to have your mind read and your perceptions challenged as they reveal the ‘Sixth Sense’ and how they can manipulate your choices and thought patterns. Are you brave enough to give it a go this close to Halloween?
The Junction. Doors at 7.40pm. Show starts at 8pm. AED 75. thejunctiondubai.com
On the home straight
You’ve not done Dubai until you have checked out Dubai Fountains, taking a tour of The Palm or tucked into a brunch. Adding to that list is heading to races and we are not talking about the Dubai World Cup, we are talking about the camel races. Often a little (ahem) haphazardly organised, so get there in plenty of time to see them set off, if you can get up close to the action, this is one cacophonous combination of gangling limbs, dust clouds and chasing Landcruisers that you will never forget. And afterwards, you can even meet some of the be-humped competitors up close in their pens.
Free. Morning races start at 7am but can be subject to change. Al Marmoom Smart Camel Racing Track. dubaicrc.ae