For art's sake

Thejamjar, the quirky art space at Alserkal Avenue, is now open with extended hours and a host of classes every Saturday. The Water Colour Technique class takes place Saturdays from 3pm-5pm and the Acrylic Techniques classes from 12.30pm-2.30pm. Both classes are suitable for anyone over the age of 12 years. Dh168 per person per class. For more info visit 

Back to the silver screen

Independent theatre Cinema Akil is up and running again (at 30 per cent capacity). Their Traveller Programme starts today. Enjoy 70mm visuals of Italy and take the edge off your wanderlust with four classic movies that will be screened all summer, such as La Dolce Vita (1960) and La Grande Bellezza. Visit for details.

Don’t break a sweat

Come up smelling good this summer with DIY deodorant-making workshops by Glitches and Stitches. The toxins and aluminium-free concoction is potent enough to withstand Dubai’s sweaty summers. June 29 at The Workshop. From 7pm-8pm, Dh75 per person including materials. Visit for bookings.

Green light

Explore the great outdoors with your kids in the safety of the indoor biodome The Green Planet. The indoor rainforest has introduced new experiences such as Zookeepers for the Day (Dh390 per person) and VIP Tours (Dh160 per person in addition to general admission) that give your family the chance to get up close and personal with 3,000 plants and animals. Visit

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