5 fun things to do in UAE this weekend: Poetry, sports and more

Last updated on June 18, 2020 at 10.45 am

Play for awareness

To mark World Refugee Day, The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), in partnership with the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, will stream Cartography, a theatrical work that explores the journeys of four young migrants who leave their worlds behind, seeking a fresh start. Experience the show on Friday, June 19 at 8pm on The Arts Center's Facebook page. Inspired by the stories of refugee youth, Cartography is the creation of director Kaneza Schaal and writer Christopher Myers. It draws on their experience in 2016, when the pair spent one month in Munich with a group of young asylum seekers.

Bottomless brunch

One price, all you can eat, that’s the maths we like to do. Fuchsia Urban Thai has just relaunched their highly popular Bottomless Dim Sum Brunch. Enjoy an unending array of dumplings (chicken, vegetable, or seafood) for Dhs100 every Friday and Saturday from 12pm to 4pm at both Business Bay and Barsha Heights locations.

Get golfing again

It’s warm, but for all you golf addicts we’re sure that won’t put you off. Al Hamra Golf Club in Ras Al Khaimah has introduced the region’s first flexible membership. Whether you’re an occasional golfer or an avid fan with limited time, the Flexi Membership, available for Dhs1,000 per month, allows up to six rounds per 30 days including four full rounds and two twilight rounds on the award-winning championship course.

Cruise control

He’s the UAE’s favourite film star and for the next month he’ll have his own dedicated channel. Get ready for some serious action with Tom Cruise as new pop-up channel Cruise Control, hits OSN on Friday at 10am in celebration of the actor’s birthday on July 3. Running until July 4, the channel will feature 19 of the megastar’s most prominent movies from Top Gun (1986) to Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018), as well as his Oscar winning film Born on the Fourth of July amongst many more hours of thrilling entertainment.

The power of poetry

A host of poets are putting on a live online show this Saturday. Afra Atiq, Lemn Sissay, and Carlos Gomez will feature in the next edition of the 'Literary Conversations Across Borders' series from the Emirates Literature Foundation on June 20 at 7.30pm at Pre-registration on the site is required and then sit back and listen to some beautiful art from Emirati Atiq, British-Ethiopian Sissay and Colombian-American Gomez.