What's happening in Dubai: Fun events for families this weekend

Catch the inaugural Dubai Marina Dragon Boat Festival

If you are looking for some fun this weekend, here are a number of events and activities are running across Dubai, including Dragon Boat Racing, kiddie Yoga and snowmen building.

‘Unleash the Dragon’ at Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina has partnered with the UAE Dragon Boat Association to hold the inaugural Dubai Marina Dragon Boat Festival. On Friday, April 29 and Saturday April 30, the Marina’s waterways will come alive as teams from across UAE and beyond compete to win!

Time: 9am – 5pm

More info: www.dubaimarinamall.com

Yoga classes for kidZ, mumZ and babieZ at KidZania

KidZania, the unique ‘edutainment’ attraction in The Dubai Mall, is inviting mumz and kidz to discovery their inner ‘yogis’ and ‘yoginis’ at a series of special workshops on April 29 & 30, 2016, run by yoga experts Piloga Studio.

Time: 12pm and  5pm each day

Levels: Mumz and Babiez, Kidz (aged 2-5), Kidz (aged 5-7)

Price: Kidz Dh100, Adults Dh50 (when booked online)

“Do you want to build a snowman?” at Dubai Ice Rink

First Dubai Ice Rink brought year-round snowfall to the desert, now it goes further by with its ‘Snow Zone’. Available at weekends until the end April only, this specially created area in the ice rink in The Dubai Mall will allow guests to ‘play in the snow’ and enjoy some of the most-loved winter games including snowball games and snowmen building.

Time: 12:00 – 17:30

Price: Snowball Games: Dh20 for children under 100 cm, over 100cm, entry is free upon purchase of a skating session. Sessions are supervised. Snowman Making: Dh20 per person per session

Last chance to shop Design 971’s ‘Market OTB’ edition

Design 971, The Dubai Mall’s first pop-up concept store, is continuing to spotlight emerging local fashion talent with an exciting announcement of a special limited edition, giving fashionistas access to clothes from Dee by Dalia, Twisted Roots and ChantalNLara.

All three designers were stars at this year’s ‘Market Outside The Box’, an initiative run during Dubai Shopping Festival which catered to non-mass produced fashion and lifestyle brands made in the Middle East.

Dates: Until April 30

Location: The Village, Ground Floor, The Dubai Mall

Time: 10am – 10pm

Enjoy cinematic glamour at Reel Cinemas at City Walk

Reel Cinemas City Walk offers guests a world-class cinematic experience; each screen is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and projection technologies, truly making customers feel as though they are in the thick of the on-screen action.

Further, in a first for Reel Cinemas, the multiplex will provide movie-going experiences, including giving guests the choice of watching their movie in one of its three Platinum Movie Suites. These provide the consumer a good cinema experience, with a private lounge area, reclining leather seats and full food and beverage service.

Location: City Walk, Dubai

Booking: www.reelcinemas.ae/en/movies

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