What's on 30th March - 5th April

March is almost at its end and what a month it has been!  There has been a lot happening from concerts to sporting events to St Patrick's Day weekend, Mother's Day and stormy weather!  We could have literally filled every day of the week with things to do? So what is coming up over the weekend and that you shouldn't miss and what can we pick for you from the loads of choice?  Read below to find out the cream of the crop and let us know if you agree with us.  You might have better ideas.  Let us know!


UB40 at the Irish Village

UB40 are coming to the Irish Village at Garhoud on tonight!  Hear classics like Red red wine, Don’t break my heart and Kingston town.  The band first formed in 1978 and have released over 50 singles into the UK Charts over the past 3 decades.  Best known for reggae and pop they were nominated for a Grammy four times and best Brit group once.  They will be playing all the classics at the Irish Village this evening.  It is their second time here and promises to be an evening of great fun.  Last minute tickets are available at www.IrishVillage.com or tickets.megastore.ae and cost AED150.  Doors open at 7pm with show starting at 9pm.  Don’t miss out if you want to be transported back to the 80’s for a bit of nostalgia. 


The Big Clearance

At the World Trade Centre over the next 3 days, the Big Clearance Sale is on.  It’s even bigger this year with eye-popping bargains at over 80% off.  Go along, entry is only AED10 and you will get a chance to snap up deals on designer labels, cosmetics, jewellery, skincare, shoes, bags and fragrances.  You are promised major mark-downs on more than 100 fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands, it’s the ultimate shopping spree spread across three halls at DWTC. 

Two lucky shoppers will each win a cash prize of AED 5,000 through the complimentary raffle coupons. And if that’s not enough, spend over AED300 in participating outlets during the event, to qualify for the main prize draw of a Jeep Wrangler.  Doors open at noon today until 11pm.  It starts at 11am on Friday and Saturday.  Call 600 55559 for more information.


The Great British Garden Party

This Saturday, there's a Great British Garden Party at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi.  Nothing says spring like a perfect day in the great outdoors - come down on 1st April for a quintessentially British day out! Traditional British food, live entertainment & heaps to do for kids! It's on at the Amphitheatre with FREE admission and FREE parking available!   The Pretty Chic Market is there with soft play and mini British Carnival for the kids.   Don't miss the Magic Show at 3pm or the Bellboy Show at 5.15pm.  Live music throughout the day. Kids competition including best dressed - kids are invited to dressed up! There will be exciting prizes for fancy dress and sand castle building! 
Pool & Beach access for the day can be purchased at a special rate of AED200 per person.  It all starts at noon!  Don't miss it!


An Abu Dhabi Adventure

If you fancy making the most of half term, why not go to Flooka overlooking Abu Dhabi's Eastern Mangroves.  It is the perfect combination of the freshest seafood, stunning views and now they have teamed up with adventure company Noukhada to offer an amazing evening kayaking tour across the Easter Mangroves.  Perfect for those with an adventurous soul.  There are two options dependent on how brave you are:  Sunset or Night light.  You get to see first hand how beautiful the natural landscape is.  Plus once you have enjoyed the kayaking you will return to the the Eastern Mangroves Marina for a seafood feast at Flooka.  You get to choose from Menu A or Menu B. Menu A includes a choice of three mezzes, up to 500g fish plus water and soft drinks and the kayak tour and is priced at AED 280 per person with a minimum booking for two people.  Such fantastic value!  If you want to add one mezze plus jumbo prawns and two house beverages, the price is then AED355 which is still fantastic value.  It includes the tour plus guide with food AND drinks.  Why not try something new? To book go to the Noukhada website here


Spring Camp with Ecowarriors!

It is always an adventure when you are not at school!  Well now Ecoventure have teamed up with Kings School Dubai to offer the ultimate camp for your little ones during half term.  It is available at 3 locations at Nad al Sheba, Al Barsha and Kings School Dubai.  There's team games, archery, baking, climbing and lots more.  Plus a very exciting Lego Robotics class at Al Barsha where you build and program an actual ROBOT!  How cool is that?  The camp is on until 6th April. You can book a day or a week.  The day rate is AED200 with AED750 for the week.  It promises great memories and experiences with new friends!  Perfect for FS1 - 14years.  Go to the website to find out more information or to book.  Click here to ensure your place!


Are you happy with your choice for the weekend?  We are excited about it and there are so many more other things to do.  Plus next week it is Half Term so we will keep you posted on what else there is too do.  We hope you have a fantastic time whatever you do! Remember socialising around Dubai and Abu Dhabi doesn't have to break the bank!    


The CitiSpi team