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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
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Outdoor Activities in Dubai and Beyond

You know how they make jokes on people in the UK and the ‘sun’? The minute a ray of sun shines through their land, you see people undressing, breaking out their bbq grill, even on rooftops if one does not have a garden…and in 10 minutes, they would have a complete picnic and a fabulous red burnt tan and it’s over. Well, we don’t realize it but it’s exactly the same in Dubai, only it lasts longer than 10 minutes. People rush out as if they almost forgot what it feels like not to be in a constant sauna breeze and all of a sudden you have ALL activities appearing out of nowhere! What we are SO thankful for, is the new running track on beach road and the beautiful new marina on Um Suqueim 2! Roller blading isn’t so easy though on the track. If you are traveling to Dubai and want to know more, feel free to email us! We will be posting a part deux section soon!

 

Here are a few of our favorites this week, feel free to email us or leave a comment if you suggest we try anything new! (Other than camel racing and dune bashing)

1. Paragliding and all things flying

Maybe today was not the day I had the courage to throw myself off a plane, or allow myself to fully trust the notion of flying on a kite. (I do kite surf but that is always on water)

Maybe it’s your day, maybe tomorrow will be mine. But I definitely am patient for this day to come! But, word on the streets say its the best feeling on earth!

Credit Image: CCTV
Credit Image: CCTV

 

2. Surf House Dubai

The team at Surf House Dubai started surfing here all the way back 1992. Anything from surf schools, stand up paddle, private lessons, Yoga Sup. A little bit of an addiction of mine, a fabulous work out and you can even get a membership! Sundays and Mondays are also dedicated to moms who LOVE to work out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Saadiyat Beach Club

It’s a 40 minute drive out of Dubai, opening on Thursday the 13th of November. Expect Luxury, fun, sun, music and good food!

The stunning venue nestled in the heart of Saadiyat Island, looking out onto the crystal blue waters of the Arabian Sea, has announced that tickets to its official launch party are now on sale. Those lucky enough to get their hands on a ticket for the 13th November 2014 opening event will be partying with the VIPs of the UAE as they dance the night away to the beats of International DJ’s including ROM1 (Nikki Beach St Tropez Official Resident DJ), maDJam, MR MR (Audio Tonic) and Simon B (Radio 1).

 

Hosted around the stunning infinity pool surrounded by VIP cabanas that Saadiyat Beach Club is famed for, the celebration will kick-off at 9.30pm and will go right through to 3.00am. With a host of surprises for ticket holders, partygoers will be treated to sensational entertainment including fire breathers, go-go and capoeira dancers, acrobats and much more throughout the night.

 

With tickets available from Platinum List and Time Out ticketing websites

Regular tickets AED125

VIP tickets AED250 including a complimentary beverage and access to all sections.

Call +971 2 656 3500

 

4. Hire a bike

More than 100 bicycles are now available for hire thanks to a new rental service, similar to those run in European cities. Simple, fast, efficient and LOADS of fun! Check the website for locations in Dubai

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5. We run Dubai with Nike

To help fuel that energy and spread inspiration, Nike is bringing back it’s very own 10K race We Run Dubai on December 19th in Downtown Dubai. Find more about the race here: www.nike.com/werundubai

Nike’s products, services and communities are there to help you get race ready. By joining, Nike+ will help you will receive personalized training journeys via the Coach feature on the app. The program will set a training journey for you from the day you commit through to race day (December 19th) taking your fitness level into consideration. Nike+ is available to download for free from iTunes or Google Play.
You can also join ours coaches at the Nike+ Run Club (N+RC) which is held three times a week across Dubai and is open to anyone for free during the following times:
·         Fridays at 7am at Burj Park Downtown Dubai (Google Maps coordinates: 25.198329, 55.272864)
·         Sundays at 7pm at Palm Jumeirah Track (Google Maps coordinates: 25.109261, 55.144830)
·         Tuesday at 7pm at DIFC at the Gate Building (Google Maps coordinates: 25.214409, 55.282838)

To incorporate training into your fitness program; download the Nike+ Training Club (N+TC) App, which offers more than 100 workouts that will help get you toned, strong, lean or focused for the race. You can also join us at Engine Health and Fitness, where the N+TC classes are held seven days a week (the November schedule is attached). Contact 04 381 9999/ 800 ENGINE/ custom[email protected]) in advance to guarantee a spot.

Nike Training Club this November

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Spend the day at The Beach JBR

Glorious food from Eat Greek to Aprons & Hammers. Enjoy the wonderful beach activities with the inflatable playground, the beach water park and water sport activities.

Parking is available at a price at The Beach underground parking. You have been warned: It can be CRAZY busy on weekends.

Costs  Free entrance

Image credit: Time Out Dubai
Image credit: Time Out Dubai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Dubai Yoga and Music Festival 2014

Practice those ohms for the third annual Yoga and Music festival. The event will offer visitors a number of workshops and networking opportunities to meet with other like-minded individuals. Speakers from around the world will be at the event to educate the public on the art of yoga and its lifestyle. There will also be a screening of the Dalai Lama’s latest documentary “Compassion in Action” and a number of useful products and services on sale to assist visitors on their journey to harmonize and find inner peace. For more information, visit dubaiyogafest.com.

Location The One & Only Royal Mirage

Dates: 20th November 2014- 22nd November 2014

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8. Brunch at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah

With lots of choices for cuisine, go luxury and try their fabulous brunch every Fridays! We loved the setting and food at the MezProcessed with VSCOcam with hb1 presetzerie, a New York-inspired brunch with a wide selection of international cuisine from around the world with music by a Jazz duo, face painting, pictures with props and kids section.

Prices Dhs345 (with soft drinks), Dhs455 (with house beverages), Dhs600 (with bubbly).
Time Fri 1pm-3.30pm.

 

 

 

 

9. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach  –  BRUNCH! A.O.C. French Brasserie

Delicacies from the various regions in France, featuring foie gras, a range of fresh seafood, live cooking stations, tempting desserts, a selection of fine French cheeses and international favourites.  A kid’s zone is also available for those who have little ones allowing the kids to be entertained with various crafts and games.

Kids eat free up to the age of 12 and from 13 to 17 years half price (maximum 2 kids free per paying adult)

Price Buffet & Soft Beverages – AED 230 per person
Buffet & selected Beverages – AED 320 per person
Buffet & Unlimited Bubbly – AED 495 per person
Time 12.30pm –  4pm

 

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10.  Brunch at Sofitel The Palm Dubai – MOANA Restaurant
Meaning ocean in Tahitian, Moana lives up to its name by offering the freshest seafood paired with the finest ingredients. The new “Ocean Brunch” special is making its wave and bringing the finest that the sea can offer to the guests’ plates.  It offers a synergy of never-ending seafood in tasting portions, delectable chocolate desserts, exciting molecular mixology and vibrant live DJ tunes.

Priced at 450AED including selected beverages
Priced at 300AED including non-alcoholic beverages

Offered every Friday from 12:30pm

Moana Seafood Restaurant - Terrace

 

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