10 Things to do – September


It’s the start of the BERRRRR months and you know what that means! You need to ward off the temptation to snuggle in your beds while watching series reruns. Have a bit of adventure and go out of your comfort zones. Try at least one of these amazing things to do this month of September.



Take a bite of that camel

This one sounds bizarre, we know. You ride on a camel – you don’t eat them. But isn’t that the whole idea of going beyond the norms? Besides, you’re here in Dubai, and this is more than acceptable. So, here is your chance to taste some camel meat. This unusual food treat is now available at a surprising number of restaurants. Sample this tasty treat in Dubai Marina at Best Burgers Forever, which serves a camel-meat burger from Dhs45.


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Shoot that gun

Let’s not get carried away, this is just a game. It’s great to let off some steam but this activity is actually meant for testing your aim and coordination. At the Jabel Ali Shooting Club, lessons in outdoor clay shooting and indoor 9mm and .22 calibre pistols are being offered. Meanwhile, Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club has a specialized facility designed for hand guns and rifle practice. If you want to check it out, you may phone Jabel Ali Shooting Club at 04-8836555 or visit Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club’s website at www.golfandshootingshj.com.


Call your friends for a laser shootout

If firing those pistols seems bit lonely, get friends to join in on the firing, too.  Spark a bit of friendly competition and wage a laser gun shootout. This isn’t at all a bad idea for weekend fun and is also perfect for team bonding. Head off to Laserdome in Dubai Autodrome at Motor City, or to the Thrill Zone, a laser tag gaming venue in Oasis Centre at Sheikh Zayed Road.




Kick that ball

Another option for weekend fun is the soapy soccer happening at Kempinski Ajman. You don’t need to be an athlete to do this so get your friends or your family packing to the emirate, and play football on a big inflatable covered with soapsuds. It’s going to be hilarious and competitive at the same time. Phone Kempinski Ajman at 06-7145555 for more information.




Hop aboard Dubai Ferry


This is perfect if you have guests coming this month, but nevertheless a ride along the picturesque coastline of Dubai is an awesome thing to do. With choices of routes from Dubai Creek to some point close to Burj Al Arab or from Dubai Marina Mall to some point close to Atlantis, this Dubai Ferry ride will give you an absolutely better view of Dubai’s best spots. Trips run daily, get more information at www.rta.ae.




Eat out in a revolving restaurant




One of the oldest hotels in the city, Hyatt Regency provides diners the option to eat in the only revolving restaurant in Dubai. Aside from the delicious offering of a mix of European, Middle Eastern, Asian and Japanese cuisines, guests at Al Dawaar restaurant can also marvel at the spectacular sight of the Gulf, the Creek and the emirate’s skyline. To reserve table, you may call 04-3172222.


Getaway to the dunes




Pack your bags, and go to the desert. It may sound absurd but to those seeking for some downtime, a trip to the desert is an ideal alternative. If you’ve seen tons of dunes in your desert safari trips, then take a tour to the world’s second largest desert, also known’s as The Empty Quarter, in Abu Dhabi. Boasting huge red dunes covering hundreds of kilometers, this is also home to a variety of wildlife. The trip may take couple of hours so you better opt to stay overnight in Qasr Al Sarab or Tilal Liwa Hotel.


Brave the world’s fastest rollercoaster




This one is not for the faint-hearted. Obviously packed with breathtaking action, the ride in the world’s fastest rollercoaster in Ferrari World on Yas Island is definitely an experience of a lifetime. Named as Formula Rossa, this ride shoots out at 240kph in under 5 seconds. A perfect adrenalin booster, it’s a must-try for the thrill seekers. Check out www.ferrariworldabudhabi.com for more information.


Meet Kobe Bryant




For basketball fanatics, this one is for you. Sports superstar Kobe Bryant is en route to the emirates on September 27 to lead Health & Wellness Weekend Celebrity Basketball Game at the American University in Dubai. Leading his team of celebrity basketball players, the five-time champion is braving it against the Real Madrid basketball team. It is said that Kobe will wear a wireless microphone half of the game, giving additional treat for sports aficionados to hear their idol. For more information, visit www.kobefitnessuae.com.


Listen to Whitney




A tribute concert to music legend Whitney Houston will be staged at the Madinat Theatre in Madinat Jumeirah on September 18. Celebrating her legacy in the industry, Showtime Management conducted a year of auditions in 12 countries scouring for the best artist to sing her hits such as “I Will Always Love You”, “Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “How Will I Know”. South African vocalist Belinda Davis was chosen, and she will be belting it out, Whitney style, in this amazing show. For tickets and information, call 04-3666546.


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