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The great indoors have a whole lot going on while we ride out this pandemic. Online shopping, takeaway meals, virtual classes, webinars, quizzes – there’s enough to turn quarantine life into a hive of activity and stop boredom from merging the days into one. All you need is an internet connection, a webcam and a comfy pair of sweatpants. Did we also mention you’ll be supporting local businesses?

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Dhananjay Datar says a social distancing system is in place across all stores, while Al Adil also offers same-day delivery of online purchases
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Make your weekly shop a virtual one and help flatten the curve. Supermarkets around the country are offering online shopping and delivery services so you can stay home safe. Al Adil Supermarkets’ managing director Dhananjay Datar says, ‘We have put in place a social distancing system and hence restrict the number of customers entering the store at any given point. This is keeping in mind the health of our customers.’ Al Adil stores offer same-day delivery of your favourite multigrain flour, spices and organic items ordered online at adilstore.com. Other supermarkets such as Lulu, Carrefour, Union Coop and Choithrams also have web stores that you can shop for essentials from.

Let’s get digital

Repeat after us: social distancing is not equal to physical inertia. Yes, we know it’s hard to tear your eyes away from Netflix, but these are worth surrendering your couch potato status for.

Quiz Night: Time to stir those grey cells from their stupor. Irish pub McGettigan’s online Quarantine Quiz makes it to your couches every Tuesday night at 8pm. Log in from your devices to MyQuiz.org and answer Quiz Master Jono’s brain-teasers live. Need the proverbial carrot to swot up on general knowledge? Winners get brunch and stay for two at McGettigan’s JLT or breakfast for four at McGettigan’s Madinat once eateries are up and running.

Exercise: Native Club, the state-of-the-art gym at Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens, is launching at-home IGTV training sessions called #MondayMotivation. Follow the hotel’s Instagram account @zabeelhousethegreens and their professional coaches will walk you through at-home routines of HIIT sessions and foundational yoga incorporating household items.

Want to throw some weights around? Native Club is renting out its moveable gym equipment.

Cooking class: Japanese restaurant chain Wagamama is launching online cooking classes for you and the family to bond over. Executive Chef Shiyas Kareem will live stream culinary lessons for both adults and kids every Wednesday with step-by-step guides. Whip up yaki sobas, and fire prawcrackers. From 6pm-7pm on April 8 for adults. Follow @wagamamauae on Instagram.

Executive Chef Shiyas Kareem will personally lead online cooking classes for you and the family to bond over
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Sports: Prestige Star Sports Academy is posting free drills online for kids (aged 2 to 15) to learn how to shoot the perfect hoops and dribble seamlessly in their living rooms or balconies and gardens. They’re also conducting online classes for kids starting April 5 and those registered will be sent free basketball balls by the academy. Visit pssa.ae for details.

Home Coffee Brewing Championship: We’ve all been playing at being baristas with the Dalgona Coffee challenge on TikTok. Take it a notch further and ensure your stay-at-home experience is full of beans with Mokha1450’s championship – the first one in the world. The coffee boutique is offering winners cash prizes worth $2,000. All you have to do is upload a video of you brewing coffee at home using specialty beans if possible and using #homecoffeebrewingchampionship and tag Mokha1450.

Eating in

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Time to bring out the fine china and candlelights.

Four Seasons’ fine-dining restaurants will serve up a gourmet meal at your doorstep with their online delivery service called Gastrohome by Four Seasons. Available on Talabat, Uber Eats and Zomato.

Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort and Spa’s Italian restaurant Piaceri Da Gustare and Lebanese restaurant Al Maeda have paired up with Talabat for home deliveries, along with 20 per cent discounts on your orders.

Moe’s on the Fifth and Nido, located in the Sheraton Grand Hotel, are offering their full menus for delivery. You can find them on popular food delivery apps or WhatsApp your order to 056 509 2396. From 12pm-2am.

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Make your weekly shop a virtual one and help flatten the curve. Supermarkets around the country are offering online shopping and delivery services so you can stay home safe. Al Adil Supermarkets’ managing director Dhananjay Datar says, ‘We have put in place a social distancing system and hence restrict the number of customers entering the store at any given point. This is keeping in mind the health of our customers.’ Al Adil stores offer same-day delivery of your favourite multigrain flour, spices and organic items ordered online at adilstore.com. Other supermarkets such as Lulu, Carrefour, Union Coop and Choithrams also have web stores that you can shop for essentials from.