Bedrock in Dubai
One of the favourite pages out of cartoon history – The Flintstones – make their way to Ibn Battuta Mall from June 25 until July 4. Meet and greet the modern Stone Age family as they hunt for talented kids at the mall’s India Court. The classic cartoon that has been entertaining generations (it’s been on the airwaves since the 1960s) will introduce a brand-new character during the live performance – Ivan Egomonstorus. Three shows per day from 5-8pm; free entry. Visit facebook.com/IbnBattutaMall.
Sights in Sharjah
The Sharjah Expo Centre’s Ramadan Nights Exhibition runs until June 30 so catch it now if you haven’t already. Discounts abound, making it the perfect place to grab some last-minute Eid gifts for a steal – there are reductions of up to 80 per cent on household items, electronics, fashion, jewellery and more. Retail pavilions aside, the exhibition will host cultural programmes, food courts, games and raffle draws. If you haven’t planned your summer getaway yet, visit the travel stalls, which will be offering holiday deals; go to Sharjahevents.ae.
See more of Sharjah for less with City Sightseeing Sharjah’s (CSS) discounted summer packages. The offer for UAE residents includes 24- and 48-hour tours that cover the cultural and historical attractions of the emirate as well as concessions on restaurants and shopping. Show your Emirates ID and you’ll get 50 per cent discount on 24-hour tours (now Dh50) and 20 per cent discount on the 48-hour Explorer ticket (now Dh120), which includes a free ride on the Eye of the Emirates, free entrance to Sharjah Aquarium and Maritime Museum as well as Al Noor Island and Butterfly House. The offer runs until September; visit city-sightseeing.com.
Do you have what it takes to be a Ninja Warrior? Discover how fit you are on the 14 obstacle courses of the Ninja Warrior Championship, which runs until September 1 at Dubai World Trade Centre. There’s plenty of prizes to be won including a trip to Miami to enter the Ninja Lounge – the famous extreme obstacle and trampoline lounge. Separate competitions will be held for men and women, each slot costs Dh100; the final race will be held on September 1. Visit dubaisportsworld.ae.
The last of Ramadan
Khan Murjan Souk, the indoor souk at Wafi Mall, is the way to experience Ramadan souk culture sans the sizzling heat – there’ll be tents and bazaars selling fashion, art and handicraft wares as well as competitions strewn across the picturesque souk from 6pm-12am.
Modhesh is back
Smiley-faced Modhesh, the mascot of Dubai Summer Surprises, is back this summer with Modhesh World – the pop-up theme park at the Dubai World Trade Centre. There are games, rides and shows by children’s entertainers. This year Modhesh World has also roped in baby-minders to watch the kids while parents explore the rest of the theme park. Entry fee of Dh20 per person, open until August 12.
South African stand-up comic Barry Hilton is performing in Dubai on June 29. The veteran comedian, whose brand of boisterous comedy has been loved by audiences worldwide, will be performing his solo gig at the Movenpick Hotel JBR at 9pm. Tickets from Dh185; call 050 8786 728.
French music producer DJ Stryker performs at The Music Room on June 29. Considered the master of the niche psytrance genre of music, expect a psychedelic mix of trance, techno and electronic beats that will have you dancing all night. Show starts at 9pm; tickets cost Dh100. Call 050 548 8520.