Five things to do today: check out Dubai Summer Surprises and buy an art work at August Art Affordables

Our daily round-up of things to do: check out Dubai Summer Surprises and buy, artwork at August Art Affordables, sign the kids up for European Day of Languages, register the kids for summer camps and try gourmet burgers at Burger Jont NY.

An aerial artist performs at Dubai Summer Surprises in Mall of the Emirates. Courtesy:Mall of the Emirates
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ENJOY a signature Dubai Summer Surprises event at Mall of the Emirates, as an aerial artist performs mesmerising tricks and acrobatics at dizzying heights during an eight-minute performance from the Central Galleria's dome ceiling. Plus, during DSS, spend Dh450 and enter a raffle draw to win gift vouchers from Majid Al Futtaim Malls, so you can pick your dream prize from Mall of the Emirates, Deira City Centre or Mirdif City Centre. Visit

SEE the exhibition August Art Affordables, which is your chance to pick up original pieces of art for unusually affordable prices, from Dh1,000 to Dh5,000. Plus, visit the pro shop for a range of artworks by undisclosed artists on paper for just Dh500, which have been especially done for the gallery under the name art@artcouture. From 10am to 10pm, Art Couture at Al Badia Golf Club, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City,, 04 601 0101

ENCOURAGE your kids ages 6 to 10 to submit an entry to the drawing contest in advance of the European Day of Languages under the theme Your Summer Holiday. Art should be on A3 paper and submitted to Goethe-Institut Dubai by September 15. Results will be announced on September 27 and prizes include language courses in French, German and English. Visit

REGISTER kids ages 5 to 13 for the Summer Camp at Armed Forces Officers Club, where they can enjoy the sporting facilities, including water sports, arts and crafts, games and cultural trips. From August 11 to September 5, 9am to 2pm, from Dh1,000 per week, Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel, Abu Dhabi,

VISIT the newly opened Burger Joint NY restaurant in Nation Galleria mall for American-style gourmet burgers in the styled surroundings of an authentic Big Apple burger restaurant. Open from 11am to midnight, first floor, on the Corniche beside Nation Towers and the St Regis Abu Dhabi,, 02 222 2456