The X way

Circuit X reveals an exciting line-up of offers and friendly competitions spread across this month. From beginners to pros, adventure seekers of all ages and abilities can have a day of fun at the park in Abu Dhabi. Circuit X’s month-long competition at the iconic BMX Pump Track and Climbing Wall will introduce some friendly competition amongst friends and family. This will be taking place every Friday from 5 PM – 10 PM at the Circuit X Adventure Park. One person will win bragging rights to be the Circuit X Ramadan Champion and claim the valuable prize at the end of the month. Circuit X is offering a Ramadan daytime promotion across Skate Park, BMX Park, and Ropes Park. On weekdays between 4 PM to 7 PM, park goers can enjoy the special price of Dh50pp. For more information, visit circuitxuae.com.

Summer Laughter

With a whopping 10 shows comprising of two separate lineups, The Laughter Factory has plenty of laughs up their sleeve as part of the ‘Dubai Comedy Festival’. With different styles of comedy, flown in from different parts of the world, there will be something for everyone when it comes to live stand up. There’s comedian John Fothergill, Aurie Styler, the joyously funny Ger Staunton and many more. Dubai is about to experience Irish storytelling at its finest. Ger will take us on an incredible journey through his magnificently insane adventures. The tour is from May 13 to May 22. Tickets start at Dh160. For more details, visit thelaughterfactory.com.

Activities at d3

Dubai Design District (d3) has gone all out this year with a host of immersive experiences. There’s a Candle Making Workshop by From the Arabs. Learn how to create your candle scent and design your very own candle with experts at From the Arabs. The Emirati brand is known and loved for its handmade, eco-friendly and locally sourced candles that come in simple and stylish pastel clay ceramics. Attendance to each workshop is limited to 10 participants, so book your spot now on d3 website: dubaidesigndistrict.com. On until today. From 9.30pm–10.30pm at d3, Building 7.

There’s also the Ramadan Majlis by Irthi Council which will activate an Emirati inspired Suhoor series of game nights, short films, and workshops set within an experiential setting of food and flora. ICCC will also launch its Salwa Collection Drop of Emirati Games as part of the Ramadan Majlis.Today from 8.30pm to 1am at d3, Building 7.

Market fun

Dig into traditional roots this month and indulge in some of the pleasant parts of the city. Explore and discover the local heritage and Ramadan traditions at the Ramadan Market in Zeman Awwal. Throughout Ramadan, Ramadaniat Zeman Awwal will feature activities, workshops, food and products, and entertainment all fully presented and curated by Emiratis, taking place daily from 12pm to 12am until April 30, at Mall of the Emirates. For more information, visit malloftheemirates.com.

Emirati Village at Dubai Festival City Mall

This Ramadan, Dubai Festival City Mall, invites visitors to experience an awe-inspiring Arabian journey at the ‘Moments’ tent, located at the south helipad, in addition to a line-up of traditional family-friendly activities. The tent also features holograms of Egyptian Golden Age Legends Umm Kulthum and Abdul Halim Hafez, performing some of their most well-known gems in enhanced audio. Guests can also look forward to a one-night-only performance by Jordanian band ‘Harget Kart’, who will be taking the stage with their fusion hits that have received views in millions on their YouTube channel.

Throughout the month, Moments dazzles with Oud Night every Sunday, ‘Tarabiyat’ Wednesdays bringing back old-school classics and pop-up visits from different Arab artists. Mall goers can also visit the Emirati Village for a taste of tradition and Arabian hospitality. Inspired by the culture of the UAE, the townlet-style venue is decorated to mimic majlis home setups from the olden days. Diners who spend more than Dh150 at the mall’s restaurants and cafés will stand a chance to win an extraordinary iftar on a private jet. With one winner to be selected every week, this iftar meal will be served at 35,000 feet in the air! For more details, visit dubaifestivalcitymall.com.

Indoor sports and fitness classes

Sports enthusiasts can visit Dubai Sports World at the Dubai World Trade Centre to engage in sports activities within a fun, climate-controlled environment. With a range of activities across football, basketball, cricket and badminton, this indoor venue boasts an array of sports activities for all ages. For details, dubaisportsworld.ae For a fun-filled evening, head to sports and entertainment destination, Top Golf located in the famed Emirates Golf Club for an engaging golfing experience. With stunning views across the Dubai skyline, guests of all levels, skills and age groups can book a private climate-controlled booth complete with high tech balls, in which to practice their swing, whilst dining on light bites. For more details topgolfdubai.ae

Sky Views Dubai

Sky Views Dubai at Address Sky View is the city’s newly opened attraction that takes city sightseeing to new heights. Adventure seekers can take on the Edge Walk and Sky Glass experience located on the 52nd and 53rd floors of the iconic twin-towered Address Sky View hotel. Guests can also brave their fears and ride the breath-taking Sky Slide in which you hurtle from floor-to-floor more than 219.5 meters above the ground.

For details skyviewsdubai.com.

Global village

Global Village has extended its current season until May 7. Visitors can explore 26 pavilions with an impressive 3,500 displays from countries including India, Egypt, China and Spain. Guests can purchase traditional handicrafts, tune into a daily line-up of live entertainment, sample cuisine from over 200 eateries, or opt to experience thrilling rides at the large funfair.

Iftar at Souk Al Marfaa

Come down to the Ramadan iftar tent at Souk Al Marfaa and browse over 35 kiosks selling Arabic merchandise. The first 200 customers ending the fast from 6.30pm to 8.00pm will receive free meals, after which the tent will be turned into a food hall selling traditional Arabic snacks and food. The kids can also enjoy the children’s play area, while you relax to the roaming entertainment at the majlis lounge area featuring live cooking. For more information, visit soukalmarfa.ae.

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