Get them reading

The Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has launched a book-borrowing period renewal service on its website as part of its commitment to improving the services provided at its public libraries and enhancing customer experience. Visitors to Dubai Public Library branches can now extend the return dates of their borrowed books by going to the Authority’s website, dubaiculture.gov.ae and following a few simple steps to finish the procedure. The new service is automatically approved and allows for the renewal of borrowed books for an additional 28 days from the date of the renewal request (once for each book), as long as there are no late fines for borrowed library materials.

Ready Set Go!

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Located in Dubai, "ready set go!" is a jungle themed entertainment destination that includes a three-trampoline jumping park, a mini-town which is perfect for little ones, and a dedicated toddler’s area. The Soft Play Jungle section is huge, with thrilling spiral slides, rope bridges, snake and spider towers, and even a foam cannon arena. The stunning jungle priced at Dh95 for the first hour and Dh55 for the next hours, is located at Block D, Al Ghurair Warehouse complex, Al Quoz 3, Dubai.

The secret behind photography

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This year, Vantage Point Sharjah, the Sharjah Art Foundation’s photography program, returns for its ninth edition with an exhibition featuring works by 53 photographers from 30 countries in four categories: Conceptual, Experimental, Photojournalism and Documentary, and Staged Photography. From September 19, the exhibition will be open from 9am to 9pm Saturdays through Thursdays, and from 4pm to 9pm Fridays. Although admission is free, previous registration is necessary on location or online sharjahart.org.

Al Ain Book Fair

From September 21-30, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) will be presenting the 2021 edition of the Al Ain Book Fair at Zayed Central Library in Al Ain City, with the theme "A reading generation is a leading generation." The event will be hosted in an innovative hybrid format, combining a physical event with virtual sessions broadcast via the fair’s digital platforms. Visitors must register in advance to obtain an electronic entry card, via adbookfair.com/en/aabf or through the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair smart phone app.

OliOli: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

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Join OliOli as they celebrate their fourth birthday with a unique toddler festival that will take you "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" over the course of 11 days. Tickets start at Dh95 with add-on workshops at Dh40 (optional). OliOli’s fourth birthday celebrations run until October 31.

Plenty ofo activities, such as Sensory & Messy play, Art & Storytelling, Music and Movement, shows by Magic Phil & much more. Visit www.olioli.ae for details

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