5 things to do in Dubai this weekend – Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo


Visit Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and see the Shark Week exhibit, based on the Discovery Channel TV show, and featuring a hybrid of digital technology and living marine life such as hammerhead sharks, bonnethead sharks and devil rays. Experience the world’s first virtual shark cage, where you can “interact” with sharks, plus see a documentary and learn more about the world of these fascinating animals. Open 10am to 1am, second floor, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, The Dubai Mall, Dubai, 04 448 5200, www.dubaiaquarium.com

 See 10:52, a collective exhibition that commemorates Ayyam Gallery’s 10th anniversary by highlighting all 52 artists who have had solo shows at its locations over the past decade, featuring paintings, drawings, video, photography and installation works. Open 10am to 6pm, 11-12 Ayyam Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 323 6242, www.ayyamgallery.com

Get tickets to see the Arab Comedy Festival featuring leading Arab comedians in the Middle East, including Bin Baz, the Saudi Trio, Taim Al Falasi, Darin Al Bayed, Fahad Albutairi and Rajae Qawas. The shows are performed in Arabic. September 9 and 10, 8pm, from Dh100, Town Square, Yas Mall, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.ticketmaster.ae

 Register your children ages 4 to 12 for the Summer Jam at thejamjar, where they can experience a variety of artistic classes in a programme focusing on creative experimentation and technical skills to develop art through a variety of media. Runs until September 1, 9 to 11am; noon to 2pm, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh110 per session, thejamjar, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 341 7303, www.thejamjardubai.com

Attend BurJuman Wonderland and enjoy family-friendly activities and indoor entertainment, featuring ethereal trees and wonderful creatures, plus a kids’ activity zone and illusion chamber, where they can take part in a range of arts and crafts. Open 4pm to 10pm, BurJuman, Dubai, 04 352 0222, www.burjuman.com

Source: thenational.ae

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