If you haven’t managed to get away for a quick vacation, or if you’ve just gotten back from one, the summer blues are probably setting in. Don’t panic just yet though as there’s plenty to do right here in sunny Dubai this August.
Watch Balqees Live
Regional favourite and Yemeni singer Balqees Fathi will perform a free concert at the Dragon Mart 2 retail complex as part of the city-wide Eid Al Adha celebrations. Fresh from a first-ever female-only concert in Saudi Arabia, and having performed alongside Italian Andrea Bocelli in Abu Dhabi, she is set to take Dubai by storm on the 24th of August.
Balqees’ style of music involves mixing traditional khaleeji percussion with innovative instrumentation, and combining elements of Western pop, and even R&B. She sings the tracks in Yemeni, Iraqi and Lebanese dialects, as well as classical Arabic.
Watch her perform her hits like 'Ya Hawa' and 'Majnoun' at the Al Awir Road leisure destination.
Do a beach cleanup
We have the pleasure of enjoying Dubai’s lovely beaches all year-round, so once in a while, its nice to give back. A monthly beach clean up takes place at the Zero Gravity. It will be held on the 5th of August 2018 at the Zero Gravity, Dubai. As part of a series of environmental initiatives to help protect the coastline and the planet’s future, Zero Gravity’s staff team and partners will take part in a Beach Clean Up along JBR beach, clearing the shoreline of rubbish, in particular plastics. All participants are provided with T-shirts.
If you are interested in getting involved, email Zero Gravity at email@example.com
Shop until you drop at the Big Brands sale
Put on some comfortable shoes and head to the Dubai World Trade Centre any time between the 1st and the 5th of August, because you’ve got some shopping to do. The popular Concept Big Brands Carnival Event, popularly known as CBBC, is one of the largest fashion and beauty sales events in the UAE.
Shoppers can enjoy unbeatable prices and amazing bargains on shoes, bags, apparel, cosmetics, perfumes and a whole lot more, all from the top retailers in the country.
Popular brands also use this event as a platform for new product launches, sampling, promotions and marketing, as well as stock liquidation.
Join a cricket camp
Whether the very mention of overs and wickets leaves your kids stumped, or if they live and breathe for the sport, joining the Babyshop Summer Cricket Camp could be one of the most fun things for the kids to do this summer. The Cricket Camp will take place from 29th July to 23rd August, 2018 at the ICC Academy, Dubai Sports City.
This fantastic development programme is designed to build the foundations of skill development in each player, focusing not just on athleticism, but also on confidence development. Each session is delivered by the ICC Academy’s fully-qualified Level 3 coaches and is held inside the Academy’s fully air-conditioned indoor facilities.
Open for both boys and girls aged 7 to 10 years old, the Babyshop Summer Camp will provide participants with the chance to learn and hone skills related to all aspects of cricket, from bowling to batting and beyond. Players will also have the opportunity to play several cricket-themed games that maintain the freshness of the course, with lots of fun prizes to be won.
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