happenings this month Around Al Barsha & Al Quoz
Around Al Barsha & Al Quoz
Updated on 04 October 2018

The latest restaurant and bar offers, club nights, events and activities this month

Where to eat

Wild and the Moon
Wild and the Moon

This café offers everything fresh and organic. From organic salads and fresh detox drinks to healthy snacks and desserts, this new restaurant is the place for those who eat fresh, healthy and tasty food. Call 04-3433392.

Where to shop

Nespresso
Mall of the Emirates

If you love a cup of freshly-brewed coffee without much hassle, then you must visit the standalone store of Nespresso. The store has a vast range of coffee machines and sells coffee pods in the wide range of flavours.

What to see

Ayyam Gallery
Alserkal Avenue

The art gallery showcases the most interesting contemporary artworks in Dubai produced by some of the renowned Middle Eastern artists. Artists present their pieces themselves during exhibitions which gives visitors more insight into their thought process. Call 04-3236242.

Where to party

Lock, Stock & Barrel
Grand Millennium Hotel

This industrial bar brings out the most happening party vibes. You can walk-in wearing flip-flops and even your beach t-shirts, as there is no strict dress code. The thumping beats make it the must place to go if you want to dance the night away. Call 04-5149195.

What to do

Ski Dubai
Mall Of The Emirates

Located inside the Mall of the Emirates, Ski Dubai is the world's third largest indoor ski slope and the first to open in the Middle East. In the middle of the dessert, you have 6,000 tons of snow at your disposal where you can also settle yourself for a meet and greet session with Snow Penguins that the whole family will fall in love with. The March of the Penguins takes place several times a day which is free for Snow Park guests.

The place is literally a magical arena that maintains the temperature levels below zero degrees, when outside it’s touching highs of 40 degrees. A part of the ground floor in Mall of the Emirates has literally been transformed into an ice-land where you can ski, play snow games or opt for sloppy ice rides. The offering here is exactly the opposite to what Dubai’s natural weather offers you.

At Ski Dubai’s entrance, you are provided with a jacket, pants and a pair of shoes with disposable socks to protect you from the cold. However, you may need to purchase gloves or hats if you feel cold as temperatures constantly remain below zero. If you have them, bring your own gloves and hats, however, hats are provided for free to kids.

Skiers can ask for ski equipment, the cost of which is included in the ticket. If you are new to winter sports, you can also ask for some lessons from expert professionals for an additional charge.

As soon as you move through a thermal insulation rotating door, you step into a giant freezer with a sudden drop in temperature. The snow provides almost the same sensation as on a natural slope. If you are not there for skiing, you can take the chairlift up to the top of the slope and take the exciting zip line ride back down.

A 2-hour ticket is normally enough to enjoy this amazing state-of-art facility. www.skidxb.com

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