GET INDOORS WITH RIPE MARKET IN DUBAI – Head to the Times Square Center for the Ripe Market, Saturdays from 9am-5pm, for a variety of delicious food, unique artisan products, fashion, jewelry, yoga classes and more.
GET OUTSIDE in ABU DHABI: Take in the good vibes as you bike, walk or run around the Yas Marina Circuit as part of Daman ActiveLife’s free TrainYas nights, Tuesdays from 6-10pm. Register at www.yasmarinacircuit.com
GET A DRAGON BOAT TEAM TOGETHER IN ABU DHABI – Register for the Annual Abu Dhabi Dragon Boat Festival, held at the Shangri-La Hotel and Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri on October 5 and 6 weekend. Now in its 11th year, this event is open to teams of 20 as well as individuals. To register a team today, please call 054 320 5040 or email [email protected]
PLAN WORKOUTS AND WELLNESS FOR YOUR LAYOVER – Whether it’s an oxygen bar or a yoga room, airports are upping their game to cater to fitness-loving travelers. So do a little googling before your trip or check out FittestTravel.com’s list of the 10 best airport gyms in which to work out, starting with Dubai International Airport’s G-Force Health Club in Terminal 1’s Dubai International Hotel.
TRY A FREE YOGA CLASS IN DUBAI – Karma Yoga Dubai, which relocated to the 33rd floor of Dubai’s Marina Plaza three months ago, is offering its full roster of Saturday classes for free throughout July. Each student is allowed to attend a total of two. Pre-booking is required, either through the studio’s website or the MindBody App. KarmaYogaDubai.com
SKIP THE PLASTIC CUTLERY NEXT TIME YOU ORDER TAKEOUT – July is plastic-free month and food outlets across the UAE are urged to follow the lead of Freedom Pizza in banishing plastic cutlery and offering biodegradable versions. But most times, even those aren’t necessary: if you’re at home, surely you know where your cutleries are. So make a mental note to say “no cutlery” the next time you order takeout.
HELP YOUR KIDS LEARN HOW TO MAKE UPCYCLED ART IN ABU DHABI – Manarat Al Saadiyat is offering a summer camp from July 22 to August 4 that will teach children how to create music and visual and performance art by upcycling and repurposing a range of objects. There is a junior camp for children six to 12 (Dh1,250 per week) and one for teens aged 13 to 17 (Dh1,250 per week). Both programs include lunch. Camps run Sunday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm. Email [email protected] for more information.