The artwork of first place grade 7 winner Minho Lee. Courtesy The Mojo Gallery
The artwork of first place grade 7 winner Minho Lee. Courtesy The Mojo Gallery

5 things to do: see an artwork exhibit by UAE primary-school pupils depicting their dreams or shop at Marina Souq



See the exhibition My Dream, in which more than 600 UAE primary-school pupils present artworks depicting their dreams, including this work by Minho Lee, who is in grade 7. All artworks are available for purchase, with money raised going to Senses Residential Care Home for children with special needs. From 10am to 7pm, The Mojo Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 347 7388, www.themojogallery.com

Gather the family and head to Al Forsan International Sports Resort for fun activities during its Summer Campaign, including a variety of sports options available for just Dh100, a dining and sports package that includes a meal and an activity for Dh150, plus U Drift Session 3, fitness classes and the forthcoming Kids Summer Camp. Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, www.alforsan.com

Take a class in porcelain painting and learn the traditional decorative style, including brushstroke techniques for European and English flowers using on-glaze enamels. Experienced painters can learn a variety of techniques including naturalistic painting, sponging and gilding. From 5pm to 7pm, Dh200, Creekside, near Al Fahidi Historical District, Dubai, 04 359 9220, register at sorour.amini@ymail.com

Shop at Marina Souq and find clothing, kids' apparel, jewellery, accessories, shoes and goods from the delicatessen Baker & Spice in an air-conditioned marquee with views over the sea. From 9am to 8pm, Umm Suqeim 2 fishing harbour, between Al Manara Road and Al Thanya Road, Dubai, 050 585 7543, www.facebook.com/marinasouq

Secure your spot in the Group Workshop on Marketing Basics, in which volunteer experts will advise social entrepreneurs on all aspects of marketing such as PR, social media and branding. Saturday, from 1.30pm to 6pm, Dh200, in5 Innovation Hub, Knowledge Village, Dubai, www.consultandcoachforacause.com

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Q&A with Dash Berlin

Welcome back. What was it like to return to RAK and to play for fans out here again?
It’s an amazing feeling to be back in the passionate UAE again. Seeing the fans having a great time that is what it’s all about.

You're currently touring the globe as part of your Legends of the Feels Tour. How important is it to you to include the Middle East in the schedule?
The tour is doing really well and is extensive and intensive at the same time travelling all over the globe. My Middle Eastern fans are very dear to me, it’s good to be back.

You mix tracks that people know and love, but you also have a visually impressive set too (graphics etc). Is that the secret recipe to Dash Berlin's live gigs?
People enjoying the combination of the music and visuals are the key factor in the success of the Legends Of The Feel tour 2018.

Have you had some time to explore Ras al Khaimah too? If so, what have you been up to?
Coming fresh out of Las Vegas where I continue my 7th annual year DJ residency at Marquee, I decided it was a perfect moment to catch some sun rays and enjoy the warm hospitality of Bab Al Bahr.

 

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