5 things to do: visit The District or sign up to take part in Ignite Pink is Punk Swim Run

Our daily round-up of activities in the UAE: visit The District where youths between the ages of 14 and 22 are invited to socialise, play, create, explore, find inspiration, make connections or even disconnect; register kids between the ages of 3 and 14 to take part in the free taster sessions for FC Dubai Football Academy; sign up to take part in Ignite Pink is Punk Swim Run; book your spot for Oktoberfest at Brauhaus; and submit your band’s entry to the Yasalam Emerging Talent Competition.
Designed as a micro-city, The District includes five zones – The Street, The Block, The Alley, The Park and The Yard, each with its own activities, programmes and special guest appearances. Satish Kumar / The National
Designed as a micro-city, The District includes five zones – The Street, The Block, The Alley, The Park and The Yard, each with its own activities, programmes and special guest appearances. Satish Kumar / The National

Visit The District where youth between the ages of 14 and 22 are invited to a space to socialise, play, create, explore, find inspiration, make connections or even disconnect. Designed as a micro-city, the venue includes five zones – The Street, The Block, The Alley, The Park and The Yard, each with its own activities, programmes and special guest appearances. Daily until September 17, noon to 10pm, from Dh75 per weekday; Dh130 for a weekend pass, Dh750 for a season pass, du Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. www.thedistrict.me.

Register kids between the ages of 3 and 14 to take part in the free taster sessions for FC Dubai Football Academy, where they can learn physical, technical and tactical skills through discipline and hard work. September 2, 3, 9 and 10 for the taster sessions, 9am to 1pm, Dh1,260 for the term, which begins September 16, The FC Dubai, Football Center, Al Quoz 1, 15A Street, near Times Square, Dubai, 04 348 3869, customerservice@footballcenter.ae.

Sign up to take part in Ignite Pink is Punk Swim Run and raise funds for Al Jilal Foundation in aid of breast cancer awareness with a swim plus beach and pavement run in a variety of categories for adults and juniors. October 7, 6am for pack collection, 7.15am for races start, race fees from Dh70 to Dh250, Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Dubai, register by October 2 at www.premieronline.com.

Book your spot at Oktoberfest at Brauhaus and celebrate the traditional Bavarian festival with authentic food featuring specialities from Munich created by chef Kimmig, beverages and live music by a visiting Alpine band performing Oktoberfest favourites. October 5 to 14, from 6pm, Brauhaus, Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi, 02 697 9011, fb.beach@rotana.com.

Submit your band’s entries to compete in the Yasalam Emerging Talent Competition as part of the Yasalam city-wide festival, in advance of the 2016 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Winners get to headline Beats on the Beach. September 24 submission deadline, including recordings and videos, www.yasalam.ae.

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Published: September 4, 2016 04:00 AM

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