1. TAKE CENTRE STAGE

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Step out of the sun and into the spotlight this summer with ACT TOO’s acting classes for adults. The Abu Dhabi-based professional theatre group is conducting classes at Sorbonne Université, Abu Dhabi’s Zayed Theatre from July 15-19. During the five-day workshop, renowned theatre director and Professor Sol Abaid will train participants on basics such as voice and movement, character development, improvisation and discover their acting chops. From 7.30-9.30pm; register for Dh1,200 at info@acttoodubai.com.

2. LEGO AND HAVE FUN

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Legoland has the prefect build up to the summer – the themepark has 70 days of special offers and events lined up to keep you and your family busy all summer as part of their 70 days of Summer Program. The ongoing program that ends on August 31 gets you 20 per cent on all merchandise at Legoland’s The Big Shop on Sundays, scarf down into two-in-one waffles and pancakes at The Café on Treat Tuesdays, enjoy movie nights on Thursday and get the kids grooving to sound tacks from Lego movies during dance classes on Fridays. Visitors will be in with the chance to win daily prizes worth Dh10,000 in LEGO merchandise. From 12-8pm from Saturday to Wednesday 12-8pm, and 12-9pm on Thursday and Friday. Entry tickets to park cost Dh165 for residents and Dh235 for non-residents; visit legoland.com.

3. NASSIF ZEYTOUN IN DUBAI

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Sing along to Mesh Aam Tezbat Maae and other hits with Syrian pop star Nassif Zeytoun at Dragon Mart 2. The singer will be performing at a free concert on July 13 as part of the Dubai Summer Surprises entertainment line-up. Sing and dance along to all of the hits from his Toul Al Yom album from 7.30pm-12am. Visit dragonmart.ae.

4. EASY BREEZY BREAKFAST

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Take a respite from the splashy brunches Dubai’s de rigueur at The Restaurant’s cosy Friday brunches. The signature restaurant at the Address Boulevard’s is styled after the living areas of a luxurious home, recreating the comfort and warmth of a glamorous friends digs that you can sit back in and relish a variety of cold cuts, cereals, Egg Benedict and Belgium Waffles. Dh137 per person from 6.30am-12pm. Call 04 888 3444 or email dine@emaar.com .

5. NOT TOO HOT FOR HUMOUR

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Things that will make you cry this month – the soaring temperatures, and The Laughter Factory’s summer line-up of international comics but the great thing about the latter is that you’ll be crying tears of mirth. Today, you can catch American actor comic Jimmy Shubert who’s known for his roles on television shows such as King of Queens and Entourage at the Jumeirah Islands Club at 7pm and at Movenpick JBR at 9pm. He’ll be joined on stage at both shows by comedian, Nick Beaton and British TV personality Sally-Anne Hayward who’ll be ranting about everything from Jack the Ripper, to things you shouldn’t like about your best friend’s mom. There will be more performances later in the week on July 18, 19 and 20. Visit thelaughterfactory.com for details and tickets - Dh150 per person. From 6.30am-12pm. Call 04 888 3444 or email dine@emaar.com.