Cosmin Olaroiu hopes Al Ahli’s hectic domestic schedule will not affect their chances of qualifying for the knockout stages of the Asian Champions League (ACL) as the new Arabian Gulf League champions host the Saudi club Al Hilal on Tuesday in their penultimate group game. >>
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It has been an exciting few weeks for Rashid Al Dhaheri. On Thursday, the boy nicknamed “Little Alonso” celebrated his sixth birthday with his family, friends and team as a guest of Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi. On Saturday, he was standing on a podium at Al Ain Raceway. >>
‘A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow’ – William Shakespeare
Al Ain launches flood prevention projects and neighbourhood revamp
Al Ain Municipality is to begin developing the biggest neighbourhoods in the southern region of Al Ain, including Remah, Al Khazna, Abu Samra and Al Saad. >>
Mers coronavirus: UAE officials urge calm in wake of Al Ain death
Health officials have called for calm after a report of Mers coronavirus cases among paramedics in Al Ain, including one death. >>
Make a Wish saddles up to realize Khaled’s dream
A three-year-old boy has fulfilled a long-held dream to own a horse – after being given one by the President, Sheikh Khalifa. >>
Proposed new federal traffic laws target distracted drivers across the UAE
There is no law against wearing sunglasses while driving at night, putting your make-up on or sending a text message at the wheel – but that is about to change. >>
Gyan’s brilliance carries Al Ain to ACL knockouts Al Ain booked their passage to the Asian Champions League round of 16 after handing Lekhwiya of Qatar a 5-0 drubbing on Tuesday night at the Abdullah bin Khalifa stadium. >>
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Al Ain Zoo The Zoo is open from 9am to 8pm daily. For more information, call 800 555 or visit www.alainzoo.ae. The Zoo is currently staging an African Month in celebration of African wildlife and culture. Visitors are invited to explore the continent’s rich history through traditional performances, culinary fare and artworks, alongside the zoo’s Mixed African Exhibit which features wildlife roaming freely across five hectares of open space. African Month runs until April 19.
Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club Come and enjoy the shooting club facilities from Thursday to Tuesday from 2pm to 9:30pm. For more information, call 702 6500.
New JDP Junior Classes at the Golf Club
Breing out the budding golfer in your kids with this eight week course for youngsters aged from six to 13, includes golf swing, etiquette, dress code, course management, good manners, life skills end of term assessment.
Cadet 1 courses will be run by golf professional Luke and start on Saturday April 19 at 4pm for an hour’s tuition. Cadet 2 courses start on Sunday April 20 at 6pm for an hour’s tuition.
Fraser, the Golf Club’s Head Teaching Golf Professional, will also run a Cadet 1 course starting from Tuesday April 22 with the session from 4pm to 5pm.
Call 056 693 0319 or email email@example.com for fuller details and to book your son or daughter onto the course. The cost is Dh550 for children of members and Dh600 for non-members.
Ladies Beginner Golf Classes
There will be two six week Ladies Beginner Classes at the Golf Club, the first starting on Monday April 21 and running from 6pm to 7pm and the second starting from Sunday April 27, running from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Both will be taught by Fraser Mclaughlan, the Club’s Head Teaching Golf Professional.
This is a specially designed Tee to Green course which breaks the game into six departments – one each week.
The price for Golf Club members is Dh500 and for non-members, Dh550. ADEC teachers will receive a 10 per cent discount. Call 056 693 0319 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details and bookings.
Curry & Tandoori Night at Zest, Al Ain Rotana. 6.30pm to 10.30pm. Dh139++. And, it’s Let’s Party Night at Moodz in the same hotel from 7pm to 3am.
BBQ Night at Shooters Restaurant, AESGC. 6.30pm to 10.30pm: Dh100.
Seafood Night in Ayla Restaurant at Ayla Hotel - specialities from the deep. 7pm to 11pm. Dh100++.
Lebanese Night in Flavours at the Hilton. 7pm to 11pm: Dh100++.
It’s International and Moroccan Cuisine night in Le Belvedere at Mercure Grand from 7pm to 10.30pm, Dh115++. Also, Filipino night in Lawrence Lounge.
Seafood Night in Arabesque at the Danat from 7pm. Dh110++ with soft drinks, Dh145++ with house beverages. Kids age 6 to 12 – Dh59.
Italian Night at the Rugby Club, AESGC. 6pm to 10pm. Dh55.
Lebanese Night with live entertainment at Al Rikab in the Equestrian Club, AESGC. 10.30pm to 3.30am. Dh150.
Oriental Night with an open buffet and live entertainment at The Glass House, Ain Al Faida One to One. From 10pm. Dh99++. And, Island Party at Duck Lake, same hotel, from 10pm.
Flavours in Hilton hosts Lebanese Night – 7pm to 11pm. 100++
Palm Greens Restaurant at The Golf Club serves a lunch buffet from 11.30am to 4pm. Dh80.
Lebanese Brunch at The Glass House, Ain Al Faida One to One Hotel. Lebanese specialities. Dh120++. 2pm to 6pm. In the evening, the Glass House hosts an Oriental night from 10pm.
Mediterranean theme brunch at Le Belvedere, Mercure Grand 12.30pm to 3.30pm, Dh145++ and a Mediterranean theme dinner from 7pm to 10.30pm, Dh145++.
Bubbly Brunch with a range of international dishes at Zest in Al Ain Rotana: 12.30pm to 4pm. Entertainment for kids. Dh149++.
Lunch buffet at Al Rikab, AESGC from 1pm to 4.30pm. Dh 80. Khaleeji Night at Al Rikab from 10.30pm to 2.30am.
Farmer’s Market Brunch in Arabesque at the Danat, 12.30pm to 4pm. Dh99++ for adults, Dh49++ for kids aged 6 to 12. From 12.30pm.
The Horse & Jockey at the Danat serves up a roast and pint lunch for Dh49++. 12.30pm to 3pm.
Moroccan Night at Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel. Dh111++. 7pm to 11pm.
It’s Arabic cuisine night in Luce at the Danat. 7pm to 11.00pm.
Karaoke night in Horse & Jockey at the Danat from 8.30pm to 11pm.
Seafood Night at Shooters Restaurant, AESGC – 6pm to 10pm: Dh125.
Teachers and Nurses Brunch at Zest in Al Ain Rotana – 12.30 to 4pm. Dh 139++. In the evening, Lebanese Night in Zest for Dh139++ from 6.30pm to 10.30pm.
Sports night in Horse & Jockey at The Danat from 8.30pm.
Mexican Night at Palms Greens Restaurant 6pm to 10pm, Dh65 with Mexican drinks’ specials at Dh15 each.
Russian Night at Paco’s in Hilton. 7pm to 11pm.
Mediterranean theme lunch at Le Belvedere, Mercure Grand, 12.30pm to 3.30pm, Dh145++ and Mediterranean specialities dinner, 7pm to 10.30pm, Dh145++.
Moroccan and Egyptian Night at Shooters. AESGC. 6.30pm to 10.30pm: Dh85.
It’s Steak Night - a new culinary theme at Palm Greens Restaurant, from 6.30pm until 10.30pm. Dh130.
Faces Trio Band entertains Sundays and throughout the week with a la carte meals from 8pm to midnight in Lawrence Bar at Mercure Grand.
Sports Night in Horse & Jockey at The Danat from 7.30pm to 11pm.
Mediterranean Night at Le Belvedere, Mercure Grand. 7pm to 10.30pm. Dh115++.
Pinoy party fever in Luce at the Danat from 7pm.
Family Monday at Palm Greens Restaurant. 5pm to 9pm. 25 per cent discount on F&B.
Teachers’ Night at Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel Buffet dinner with inspirational dishes, 6pm to 11pm. Dh69++
BBQ and Steak Night at Zest, Al Ain Rotana. 6.30pm to 10.30pm: Dh168++.
Retro Night with music from the ‘70s in Horse & Jockey at the Danat, 8.30pm to 11pm.
Asian Night in Arabesque in the Danat, 7.30pm to 11pm. Dh99++ with soft drinks; Dh149++ with unlimited selected house.
Candles Night at Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel. Pianist entertains and takes special requests from diners, while an international buffet is served! 7pm to 11pm. Dh 88++.
Cuban Night at Paco’s in Hilton from 7pm to 11pm. Cuban speciality beverages. In Flavours at Hilton, it’s Seafood night: Dh175++. 7pm to 11pm.
Pizza & Pasta Night at Zest, Al Ain Rotana: 6.30 to 10.30. Dh99++. Also Arabic Night in Moodz at the same hotel – 7pm to 3pm.
Quiz Night in Horse & Jockey at The Danat with Mike Grieves, from 8.30pm.
Curry and Quiz Night at AESGC Rugby Club. Curry served from 6pm onwards and the quiz starts at 8pm. Dh35.
Sushi is on the menu in Palm Greens Restaurant at AESGC from 6.30pm to 10.30pm. Dh75.
Mediterranean Fish Night in the Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel: 7pm to 11pm. Dh100++
Irish specials Night at Paco’s in the Hilton: 7pm to 11pm. Also Italian Night in Flavours at the same hotel: 7pm to 11pm. Dh100++.
Mediterranean Fish night in Ayla restaurant at Ayla Hotel, 7pm to 11pm. Dh100++.
Seafood Night in Zest at Al Ain Rotana. 6.30pm to 10.30pm. Dh185++.
Trattoria Italiano Night - Italian special menu - in Luce at the Danat. From 7pm. Dh99++.
"SPECIAL HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK"
Full Moon Party
Full Moon party around the Pool at Hilton Al Ain from 8pm to 2.30am. Music and fluorescent paint to make the party go with a glow! Dh60 including two beverages.
April 18 to 20
Easter Friday (April 18) brunch in Hilton Al Ain with a carvery and live cooking stations, plus a clown show and bouncy castle for the kids. 1pm to 4pm, Dh210++ inclusive of house beverages, Dh165++ with soft drinks.
Easter Lunch buffet on April 18 at Al Rikab, AESGC: 1pm to 4.30pm. Dh80 per person. Lots of activities for the children including pony rides and face painting.
Easter Saturday (April 19): From 12 noon there will be an egg hunt at Hilton’s Golf Course with egg painting food and a bouncy castle. Dh50++.
On April 20, the Danat is offering three ways to celebrate Easter Sunday. Brunch is served in Arabesque from 12.30 at Dh125++ for adults and Dh59++ for kids aged 6 to 12 years. Kids under 6 eat free. The Horse & Jockey is serving Easter roast lunch from 12.30 for Dh75++ (Dh39++ for kids). In the evening, Luce is the venue for a four course set Easter dinner from 7pm – Dh110++ for adults and Dh49++ for 6 to 12 year olds.
Palm Greens restaurant at AESGC is holding a special children’s afternoon buffet on April 20 with a special menu and lots of fun and games including colouring activities, pony rides, a bouncy castle, special appearances from children’s characters and gifts. Dh35. An adult a la carte menu will be available plus a buy one get one free offer on selected beverages. 2pm to 7pm.
On April 20, Al Ain Rotana is hosting a family brunch from 12.30 to 3.30pm with entertainment for everyone including egg hunting and egg painting for the little ones. Dh155++ including soft drinks and Dh199++ including red and white grape and hops.
At the Ayla Hotel, the Ayla Restaurant’s Easter Sunday brunch is being served from noon to 4pm with eggciting activities for children. Dh100++
St George’s Day
England’s St George’s Day is being celebrated in Paco’s at Hilton Al Ain with a Bangers and Mash promotion and discount on English beverages.
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