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At the Zoo…

This year’s Eid Al Adha festivities which include numerous cultural activities, with a special focus on Asian culture, are continuing throughout October.

Visitors can experience a range of entertainment activities including Bird and Parrot Shows, as well as performances that reflect Asian culture and traditions. There’s also an exciting workshop for young visitors, where they can craft and design their own umbrellas, fans, and lanterns.

Additionally, a painter will be creating a canvas that will focus on a specific animal story, filled with fun-facts, further reflecting the importance of animal conservation programmes at the Zoo.

The Zoo is open from 9am to 8pm (Saturdays to Wednesdays) and 9am to 9pm on Thursdays and Fridays.

AWA Calendars

Animal Welfare Al Ain (AWA) is now selling its 2015 calendars for Dh45. The beautiful photographs featured in the calendar have been donated by award-winning, locally based photographer, Alberto Gonzales. To purchase the calendar call Susan on 050 533 8577. They’re also available to purchase at the just-opened Organic and More supermarket in the Al Mada Housing Complex (next to Al Noor Hospital) in Al Ain Town Centre.

Lebanese Night in AESGC - Al Rikab Restaurant, 11pm to 3:30 am; Dh150.

Taste of Thailand in Zest at Rotana Al Ain, 6.30pm to 10.30pm; Dh149++.

Levant Night in Flavours at Hilton Al Ain, 7pm to 11pm; Dh125++.

Lebanese Night with entertainment in Glass House, Ain Al Faida One to One Hotel, 11pm onwards. Free entrance. Also, in the same hotel, Arabic Night in Layali Al Faida: 11pm to 3am. Free drink for ladies; Dh50 cover charge for men with a free drink.

Seafood Night in Arabesque at Danat Al Ain from 7.30pm; Dh160++, Dh85++ for kids 6 to 12.

International and Moroccan Cuisine in Le Belvedere at Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet, 7pm to 10.30pm; Dh145++.

Seafood Night in Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel from 7pm to 11pm, Dh130++.
Sumptuous Friday Brunch in Elements at Hili Rayhaan by Rotana, from 12.30pm to 3.30pm; Dh119++.

Jazzy Brunch in Zest at Rotana Al Ain, 12.30pm to 4pm; Dh159++. It’s High Five Night in Moodz at night. Also, Poola Palooza pool party at Aquarius pool bar in the evening. Dh100++ including pool access, unlimited food and two beverages.

Farmer’s Market Brunch in Arabesque from 12.30pm; Dh125++, kids aged 6 to 12 Dh65++ and, in Horse & Jockey, it’s Karaoke Night from 8.30pm onwards.

Mediterranean Lunch Buffet in Le Belvedere at Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet from 12.30pm to 3.30pm; Dh145++. Also, in the same venue, a Mediterranean Evening Buffet is served from 7pm to 10.30pm; Dh145++.

A Taste of Beirut set menu with two free selected beverages in Glass House at Ain Al Faida One to One Hotel, 2pm to 6pm; Dh99. Oriental Night in Glass House, 11pm onwards. Free entrance.

Lunch Buffet at Palm Greens Restaurant, AESGC Golf Club, 11.30am to 4pm: Dh80.

Brunch in Flavours at Hilton from 1pm to 4pm: Dh159++ for adults, Dh85++ for children.

Friday night is Moroccan Night in Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel from 7pm to 11pm. Dh111++.

Lunch Buffet at AESGC - Al Rikab Restaurant, 12.30pm to 4.30pm; Dh85.

Khaleeji Night at AESGC - Al Rikab Restaurant, 10.30pm to 2.30am.

Khaleeji & Moroccan Night with a free beverage for ladies in Layali Al Faida, at Ain Al Faida, One to One Hotel. Dh50 for gents including one free beverage; 11pm to 3am.

Seafood Night at Shooters, AESGC’s Shooting Club, 7pm to 10.30pm; Dh135.

Teachers and Nurses Brunch in Zest at Al Ain Rotana from 12.30pm to 3.30pm: 20 per cent discount plus free entrance to the pool for both professions. Dh149++ .

Brunch in Elements at Hili Rayhaan by Rotana from 12.30pm to 3.30pm: Dh119++

It’s Mexican Night in Palm Greens Restaurant at AESGC from 6pm to 10pm. Dh65 plus special beverages at Dh15.

In Al Rikab Restaurant at the Equestrian Club, AESGC, it’s Ladies Night from 10pm to 2am. Free entrance for ladies with a beverage and Dh50 entrance for gents including two beverages.

Tex-Mex Night in Zest at Al Ain Rotana from 6.30pm to 11.30pm; Dh149++ including soft drinks.

Sports Night in Horse & Jockey at Danat Al Ain Resort from 8.30pm.

Football Weekender in Moodz Al Ain Rotana from 3pm to 10.30pm: bucket deals.

Ladies Night from 7pm to midnight in The Glass House at Ain Al Faida One to One.

Roast Night in Palm Greens Restaurant at AESGC’s Golf Club, from 6.30pm to 10.30pm. Dh75.

Sports Night in Horse & Jockey at Danat Al Ain Resort from 8.30pm. Also, Pinoy Night in Luce at the same hotel from 7pm.

Football Weekender in Moodz, Al Ain Rotana from 3pm to 10.30pm with bucket deals.

The duck lake at Ain Al Faida One to One comes to life on Sundays with an Oriental night from 9pm to 3.30am. BBQ, cocktails and shisha are available and music is supplied by DJ Freddy.

Dine with grape from 7pm in Luce at Danat Al Ain Resort for Dh125++. Also, at the same hotel, it’s Retro Night in Horse &Jockey from 8.30pm.

Family Monday in Palm Greens Restaurant, AESGC’s Golf Club from 5pm to 9pm, with 25 per cent discount on F&B.

BBQ and Steak Night in Zest at Al Ain Rotana. Dh168++ including selected grape, 6.30pm to 10.30pm.

It’s Teachers’ Night at the Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel. A special buffet from 6pm to 11pm for Dh69++.

Karaoke Night in The Glass House, Ain Al Faida, One to One from 9pm to midnight. Bingo in Paco’s at Hilton Al Ain: 8pm to 11pm.

Member’s Tuesdays in the Golf Club’s Palm Greens Restaurant from 7pm to 11pm with 25 per cent discount on F&B for Golf Club Members.

Asian Night in Arabesque at Danat Al Ain Resort from 7.30pm. Dh125++, kids 6 to 12, Dh65++.

It’s Quiz Night in Horse & Jockey at Danat Al Ain Resort with DJ Mike Greaves from 8.30pm. Also, Ladies Night in Luce at the same hotel from 7pm.

The Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel hosts Candles Night – romantic dining with piano background music for Dh88++: 7pm to 11pm.

Serata Italiana Night at Zest in Al Ain Rotana. Dh149++ including unlimited grape, from 6.30pm to 10.30pm.

Skewer Night in Flavours at Hilton Al Ain from 7pm to 11pm: Dh125.

Arabian Night in Moodz, Al Ain Rotana from 10.30pm to 3am.

Sushi Night at Palm Greens Restaurant, AESGC’s Golf Club from 6.30pm to 10.30pm. Dh75.

Seafood Night including live cooking station, in Zest at Al Ain Rotana, from 6.30pm to 11.30pm, Dh195++.

Italian Night in Flavours at Hilton Al Ain from 7pm to 11pm: Dh125. Also in the same hotel, Paco’s hosts Ladies Night with special offers from 7pm to 11pm.

Moroccan Night in Al Rikab Restaurant, AESGC’s Equestrian Club from 10pm to 2am. Free entrance for ladies with a beverage and Dh50 for gents including two free beverages.

Hoteliers & Industry Night in Moodz at Al Ain Rotana: free entrance and discounts for hoteliers and their guests on presentation of ID, from 10.30pm to 3am.

Indian Curry Night for Dh35 in Amblers Restaurant at the Rugby Club, 6pm to 10pm and Quiz Night with DJ Chalkie from 8pm.

Trattoria ItalianaNight in Luce at Danat Al Ain Resort from 7pm: Dh99++. Also, Ladies Night in Horse & Jockey from 8.30pm.

Mediterranean Fish Night at Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel from 7pm to 11pm. Dh130++.

Thursday October 30

Halloween party in Palm Greens Restaurant at the Golf Club: Dh85. Starts 7pm. Best costume contest, prizes and food.

Halloween party in Paco’s at Hilton Al Ain from 9pm onwards.

Halloween pool party at Hilton Al Ain from 8pm onwards.

Kids Halloween Party in Amblers Restaurant at the Rugby Club 5pm to 7pm. Dh50 including food and fun.

Friday October 31

Trick or Treat Brunch at Danat Resort Al Ain. Dh145 for adults and Dh45 for kids. Entertainment and fun for the youngsters.

Al Ain Music Festival

The second Al Ain Music Festival kicks off tonight at The Sands Club with a Rock & Blues Night with a Halloween theme. Headlining are John Frymire, The Sounding Boards, Desert Groove and The Bryan Dedman Band. Tickets on the door for Dh30.

November 2

There’s a Pies Promotion in Paco’s at Hilton Al Ain on November 2 from 2pm to 11pm.

November 5

Make a date for Gourmet Night on November 5 in Arabesque at Danat Al Ain Resort when a pairing of grape and cheese will be served from 7.30pm onwards for Dh99++.


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