The great book hunt
From night book hunts to pop up theatres, there's plenty to look forward to.
Umm Al Emarat Park, Abu Dhabi, is hosting its first-ever neon-lit night-time book hunt, to take place daily from 6pm-9pm. The park is inviting all to grab maps and neon flashlights and hunt for clues to find books dispersed throughout the park in this 'education through recreation' experience. Even better, more prizes are hidden inside the books, like vouchers for restaurants and free entry tickets to the Louvre Abu Dhabi. For more info, visit www.ummalemaratpark.ae
Cooler weather calls for a pop-up cinema to play the good-old family classics. Head down to Kite Beach till November 8 for two movies per night, one at 5pm and 8:30pm. Titles you're likely to catch are Jumanji, Moana, Harry Potter and many more. All you need to do is spend a minimum of Dh30 for hours of family fun. To view the movie schedule, visit www.meraas.com.
If you have a group of 2-4 people that is always geared up and ready for adventure, then this one's for you. The Mercedes-Benz Challenge, to take place on November 1, will be giving 100 teams the chance to plow through seven challenges around Dubai. Participants will be tested on speed, logic, endurance, fitness and teamwork. The grand prize? A Mercedes-Benz SUV! Prices start at Dh299. To register, visit www.therushaway.com/gargash.
Dance the day away
There's a different kind of workshop in town. 'So You Think I Can't Dance' is an inclusive micro-workshop for those over 15 looking to jam to funky tunes today (October 25) from 10am to 1pm. They're inviting those in wheelchairs, crutches, walkers and mobility-scooters, because dance leaves no one behind. RSVP at email@example.com.
The Radisson Hotel Group has just launched its Box Appeal initiative that sees it provide empty boxes for do-gooders to fill up with necessities like toothbrushes, deodorants, combs, and more that will be passed on to labourers. To take part, collect a box from a participating Radisson Hotel Group Hotel, fill it up and drop it back before November 15. It's a small box that makes a big difference!
The city is back at it! Head down to Dubai Design District for another edition of Fashion Forward Dubai from October 29 to November 2 from 2-11pm. Check out stunningly innovative designs on the ramp before you have the chance to 'Shop the Show' and pick up some of your favourite pieces from independent designers. To register in advance, visit www.