Summer Camps

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Dubai Sports City: The multi-sport summer camp that caters to three to 11-year-olds, has teamed up with the Spanish Soccer School, Dubai Eagles (Rugby), ICC Academy (Cricket), and the CF Tennis Academy to conduct sports programmes through the summer at the Indoor Dome at the Sports Village. Apart from traditional organised sports, the camp will also see kids participate in dodgeball, ping pong, foot golf, arts and crafts, human chess and tug of war. Dh695 per week, until August 8. From 9am-3pm. Visit dsc.ae.

FitRepublik: The fitness centre is hosting a summer camp from July 7-August 29 that promises to stretch both muscles and minds. Campers aged five to 15 can splash around in the Olympic-sized swimming pool on the largest Wibit inflatable floating obstacle course in Dubai, or get hands-on with arts and crafts like T-shirt printing, playdough modelling while the musically-inclined can participate in music jam sessions. Gymnastics, rugby, martial arts and dance will keep athletes occupied. From 8am to 3.30pm; visit fitrepublik.com for prices.

The Dubai College of Tourism: The educational institution is hosting a taster session for kids aged 10-13 of career opportunities in the tourism industry. Students will be introduced to a range of courses available at the College across its five core disciplines – Tourism, Retail, Culinary Arts, Events and Hospitality. A key element of the camp will be two visits per week to Dubai Sports World. Dh800 for a week Dh1,400 for two weeks. Classes conducted at Dubai Tourism’s headquarters in One Central at Dubai World Trade Centre. Visit dct.ac.ae.

Al Qattara Arts Centre: During July, a vibrant series of arts and craft workshops and archaeological workshop is on from 9am to 12pm. With weekly daytrips to cultural locations in Al Qattara Arts Centre. From decoupage to pottery to drawing on glass to mosaic to excavation to brick work, all at one place. Sign up your little camper by emailing qac@dctabudhabi.ae.

Meet me at The Junction

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Two theatre shows in one night? That’s right. Today at the Junction, catch back to back plays by the talented Australian writer Cerise de Gelder. The double bill includes the short plays Unforgettable and Snap. Unforgettable portrays the connection between the present day and the 1500s – the common factor that both time periods held is a piece of art that everyone assumed would be soon forgotten. Snap will snap you out of the historical reverie with some dark comedy – the play revolves around a group of friends stuck on a promontory with a dead body while skeletons start tumbling out from each character.’s closet. Tickets Dh75, from 3.30pm to 7:30pm; visit thejunctiondubai.com.

What a tune

Quratulain Balouch
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Sing along with Quratulain Balouch today at Bollywood Parks Dubai. The talented Pakistani singer is best known for being the voice behind the soundtrack of the television drama Humsafar. Quratulain has won, among others, Singer of the Year at Pakistan Media Award. From 8pm onwards; ticket prices start from Dh75 at dubaiparksandresorts.com

To honour the 92nd birth anniversary of ‘King of Ghazals’, Pakistani singer Janab Mehdi Hassan, today, sing all night long with Janab’s greatest hits from 6.30pm onwards at Malhaar, Cluster W, Jumeirah Lake Towers.

Find your deal

Dubai Summer Surprises is still on, which means a whole lot of deals and discounts to choose from.

Dubai Mall: With discounts from 25 up to 75 per cent across the mall, you can unleash your inner shopaholic until August 3. If shopping isn’t your thing, spend the day at the mall’s TikTok Challenge (based on the popular lip-syncing app) where you can share artistic talents by creating your own music video and win prizes. You can also work on your selfie skills by taking the perfect Instagram picture with summer pop art installations. For more details on exciting activities and competitions visit thedubaimall.com.

Mercato Mall: The popular Circus Fiesta has come back to Mercato until August 3 with new tricks, moves, actors and mascots. You can see them in action around the mall throughout the week. Kids can also slide down a giant slide and take part in the circus themed workshops at 5pm and 6.30pm Tuesday to Sunday.

The Green Plant: Explore your rainforest next door for less until September 30 thanks to their Summer Pass. You’ll get unlimited entry to discover over 3,000 plants and an array of exotic animals and ecosystems, 20 per cent discounts for up to four guests, 20 per cent discount at the TCP Café and TGP retail shop and one free meet-and-greet experience with a snake or lizard. Summer passes cost Dh295 per adult and Dh265 per child. Only available to purchase at the gate. Visit greenplanet.com

Colour splash

Escape the heat – dive in with Yas Waterworld’s Neon Nights every Friday until August 30. Bust your moves at the Silent Neon Disco, lose your voice screaming down the slides in the dark, and laze around the neon river with your light up tube, all in one night. Be ready with your vibrant swimsuit by sunset and enjoy the extended park hours till 10pm. General admission ticket prices are Dh250 Visit yaswaterworld.com for details.