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The weather is cooler at this time of year – and so, it seems, are your options for the weekend. Whether you want to go putting in a surreal situation or show off your burger eating skills, here’s a look at what you can do this weekend.
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Join the OliOli Grand Prix: Test your child’s mechanical prowess at the experiential children’s play museum this month. The latest offering from OliOli is a chance for kids to learn how to make their own model cars and watch them zip down various tracks. There are 55 prizes for winners in categories including for fastest car on the Speed track; highest jump recorded on the Jump track; most creative car design; and most outrageous moment. DETAILS: Offer on until October 23. Tickets: Dh126 for one child and one adult, access to Grand Prix included.
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Tee off at 3D Blacklight Minigolf Dubai: Wonder what it would be like to play golf in space? What about under the sea? For a surreal round of mini-golf head to this indoor course in JBR. Here, you’ll put on a pair of 3D glasses and head into a glow-in-the-dark 18-hole course with some out-of-this world backdrops. DETAILS: Tickets cost Dh110 (adults); Dh90 (kids aged 5-12); entry is free for kids younger than four.
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Take a bite out of the eating challenge at Bosporus Restaurant: Chomp into the new 24cm “Big Boss Burger”, made with an Angus beef patty, lettuce, pickles, cheese and served alongside thick cut fries. If you manage to finish it within 15 minutes, it’s on the house!
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Factor in fear when you go to Warner Bros Abu Dhabi: Why wait until the end of the month to enjoy Halloween? This month, Warner Bros is celebrating spooky with two events every weekend! On Fridays, you enter Gotham City where DC Super-Villains are in control. On Saturday, join the Scooby gang and solve a mystery. DETAILS: Tickets are Dh295.
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Enroll your child in a Mamalu Kitchen baking class: Are you ready for a delicious lesson? This Saturday at Nakheel Mall, mini master chefs will learn how to make a ‘Pull Me Up Matilda Cake’ – a chocolate sponge cake with buttercream and chocolate ganache drip. Cost: Dh300.
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Brunch at Swissotel Al Ghurair: The Around the World brunch, inspired by Expo 2020, serves up delicacies from 15 different countries. And, for the little ones there are activities such as cooking, painting and even a Zumba class, making this the perfect family-friendly brunching experience. DETAILS: Dh175 per adult; Dh88 per child. Timings: 12.30-4pm, Friday.
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Time for a round at Dubai Golf: Kids aged seven to 17 can now join weekly golf coaching classes to improve – or learn – the game. Each 50-minute session is conducted in groups of six and teaches them fundamental skills, etiquette, rules and on course performance surrounding the game. DETAILS: The Junior Academy programme is available at Jumeirah Golf Estates and Emirates Golf Club. When you enroll, you get unlimited use of academy practice facilities and Par 3 academy course for the duration of the programme, a complimentary golf shirt and hat, Dubai Golf Junior Passbook and, at the end of it, a certificate. Costs: Dh1,100 (Dubai Golf Member), Dh1,300 (Guest).
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Join ‘Alice in Wonderland’: Rediscover the odd and wonderful world created by Lewis Carroll this week at the stage on the ‘Queen Elizabeth 2’. The story is brought to life by a cast from London’s West End. DETAILS: Tickets for the show, which runs on October 7 at 7pm and October 8 at 10am, start at Dh96.
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See Rock the Ballet X dance: Dance troupe and TV programme ‘Dancing with the Stars’ alumni makes its UAE debut with a stint at Dubai Opera. It meshes classical ballet with pop music and modern dance for a visual and auditory treat. DETAILS: Tickets to the show on October 8-9 start at Dh300.
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Enjoy a spark of adventure at Aventura Parks: This fun-filled play spot is perfect for kids and adults alike. Here you can navigate circuits that are created for differing ages and stages of agility. There are six circuits of over 80 obstacles and zip lines – and it’s all set in a beautiful Ghaf tree forest in the heart of Dubai. DETAILS: Tickets start at Dh10 for park visitors.
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Check out ‘Ousha and the moon’: Every night you can catch the fairytale of Ousha come to life at the Al Wasl Dome, the world’s largest 360 projection dome. Watching the 10-minute show, which narrates the story of the Arab poet Ousha, who once dreamed of swallowing the moon, is a fantastic way to start your Expo 2020 Dubai journey.