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Get a recap ( The all-new Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4matic is launched in Abu Dhabi : May 26, 2015)
Kids’ Classics show up for international radio award
Abu Dhabi Classic FM’s children’s programming has been nominated for a prestigious award at the New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards. /encid/bea/opt/local_news_catch/offset/10
At this year’s Dubai Tango Festival, let your feet do the talking
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Get ready for The Walk

Get on your walking shoes and head for Bawadi Mall on May 29 for a walk in aid of children with diabetes. The Walk, organised by Ayla Hotels and Resorts and Bawadi Mall in cooperation with the diabetes centre in Al Ain, is less about speed and more about enjoying a fun-filled day, with lots of activities, for the whole family.

The Walk will start from the main stage in Bawadi Mall's atrium and take participants around the Mall, through the Ayla Bawadi Hotel and back again to the Mall's main stage. The event starts at 10am and is expected to continue until 11.30am. Registration opens at 8am on the day. Registration for children is just Dh5 and adults is Dh15. All donations will go to the Red Crescent.

So make a date in your diaries and get set to Walk the Walk in aid of a good cause.

Lebanese Night in Al Rikab Restaurant at AESGC’s Equestrian Club from 10pm to 3am. Dh100.

Seafood Night in Elements, Hili Rayhaan by Rotana from 7pm to 11pm. Dh149++.

Family Dining Night in Amblers Restaurant at the Rugby Club, AESGC from 5.30pm with 20 per cent discount on food.

‘Moodz in the City’ in Moodz at the Al Ain Rotana free entrance and cocktails for ladies from 11pm to 1am. Entrance for gents Dh100++ including two beverages.

Taste of Thailand in Zest at Al Ain Rotana from 6.30pm to 11.30pm; Dh149++ including soft drinks.

Seafood Night in Arabesque at Danat Resort from 7pm. Dh160++ with Drink for a Dirham promotion.

Also, Party Time with DJ Onie from 7pm in Luce (same hotel) and Teachers’ Night from 7pm to 9pm in Horse & Jockey.

Lebanese Night in The Glass House, Ain al Faida One to One with entertainment, from 11pm to closing. Also, Arabic Night in Zaitounah, same hotel from 11pm to 3am and Mega Mix night in Blue Velvet from 11pm to 3am.

Seafood Night in Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel from 7pm to 11pm. Dh139++.

Jazzy Brunch in Zest at Al Ain Rotana with live music by a saxophonist plus free-flow bubbles. Dh159++: from 12.30pm to 4pm.

Al Rikab Restaurant at AESGC’s Equestrian Club serves a Buffet Lunch from 12.30pm to 4.30pm for Dh85 and, in the evening, Al Rikab hosts Khaleeji Night from 10pm to 3am: free entrance for ladies and a special drink, Dh50 entrance for gents including a beverage.

Weekend brunch in Elements at Hili Rayhaan by Rotana: 12.30pm to 4pm, Dh119++. Also, Flavours from the East in Elements from 7pm to 11pm inclusive of soft drinks: Dh111++.

Le Belvedere at Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet serves Seafood from 7pm to 10.30m for Dh145. Over at Lawrence Bar, same hotel, it’s Ladies Night with entertainment.

Palm Green Restaurant at the AESGC Golf Club, offers Friday Lunch Buffet with a range of enticing dishes from 11.30am to 4pm, Dh80.

Eat all you can BBQ and ribs for Friday lunch in Horse & Jockey at Danat Resort from noon until 3pm; Dh49++. Also, Karaoke Night

in the same venue from 8pm and Doubles Night in Luce (same hotel) from 11pm.

The Ain Al Faida One to One serves Friday Brunch in Glass House Restaurant from 2pm to 6pm: Dh75.

Also, Oriental Night in the same outlet from 11pm, and Mega Mix in Blue Velvet, with a free selected drink for ladies.

Moroccan buffet night in the Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel. 7pm to 11pm Dh99++.

Moroccan and Khaliji Night from 11pm to 3am in Zaitounah at Ain Al Faida One to One. Dh50 entrance for men with one beverage.

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++.

Weekend Brunch in Elements at Hili Rayhaan by Rotana from 12.30pm to 4pm: Dh109++. Also, Flavours from the West in Elements from 7pm to 11pm; Dh111++.

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

Ray & Shaapy Moroccan Night in Al Rikab Restaurant, AESGC from 10.30pm to 3.30am.

Free entrance for ladies with two drinks and free snacks; Dh50 including a drink for gents.

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

Mega Mix night in Blue Velvet, Ain Al Faida One to One: 11pm to 3am. Dh50 entrance for men including one drink.

Sports Night in Horse & Jockey at Danat Resort.

Around the World in 20 Dishes lunch, celebrating all teachers, in Sedra Restaurant at Ayla Bawadi Hotel. Raffle draw, goodie bags and prizes. Noon to 5pm; Dh80.

Bingo, Curry and Hop in Horse & Jockey at Danat Resort from 7.30pm.

DJ Party at the Duck Lake, Ain Al Faida, One to One Hotel: Free drink for ladies, Dh50 for men including a drink. 11pm to 3am. Also Hip Hop & R&B Night in Blue Velvet, same hotel from 11pm to 3am. Dh50 entrance for men including a free drink.

Hotelier’s Night in Lawrence Bar at Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet: 50 per cent discount on total bill on presentation of ID.

Band Night in Horse & Jockey, Danat Al Ain from 8pm.

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

Amblers Rugby Club Arabic Pool Party from 10.30pm to 3.30am. Free entrance for ladies with two drinks; Dh50 including a drink for gents.

BBQ and Steak Night in Al Ain Rotana from 6.30pm to 11.30pm; Dh168++ including free- flow house beverages.

It’s Teachers’ Night at the Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel. A special buffet from 6pm to 11pm for Dh73++. Bingo Night in Paco’s at Hilton Al Ain from 8pm.

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

Asian Night in Arabesque at Danat Al Ain Resort from 7pm to 11pm. Dh125++ including soft beverages. Also, Quiz Night in Horse & Jockey, same hotel, with DJ Mike Greaves from 7pm.

Moroccan Night in Glass House, Ain Al Faida One to One: 9pm onwards. Dh50 for buffet.

The Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel hosts Candles Night – romantic dining with background piano music: Dh90++. 7pm to 11pm.

Serata Italiana Night at Zest in Al Ain Rotana. Dh149++ including unlimited grape, from 6.30pm to 11.30pm.

Arabian Night in Moodz, Al Ain Rotana from 10.30pm to 3am. Dh150++ including three free drinks for gents, free entry for ladies.

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

Moroccan Night in Al Rikab Restaurant, AESGC’s Equestrian Club from 10pm to 3am. Free entrance for ladies with two beverages and Dh50 including a free drink for gents.

Hoteliers & Industry Night in Moodz at Al Ain Rotana: free entrance and 20 per cent discount for hoteliers and their guests on presentation of ID, from 10.30pm to 3am.

Ladies Night in Paco’s at Hilton Al Ain from 7pm.

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

Mega Mix night in Blue Velvet, Ain Al Faida One to One: 11pm to 3am. Dh50 entrance for gents, including a drink. Free for ladies.

Ladies Night in Horse & Jockey, Danat Al Ain, with beverage deals from 7pm to 11pm; and Ladies Night in Luce from 11pm to 1am.

Mediterranean Night in Ayla Restaurant, Ayla Hotel from 7pm to 11pm. Dh105++.

Filipino Night in Lawrence Bar, Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet.

May 28
Fine dining South African style from 7pm to 11pm in Casa Romana, Hilton Al Ain: Dh192 including soft drinks; Dh226 including grape.

Full Moon Party at the hotel’s poolside, from 8pm to 2.30am. Entrance at Hilton Al Ain’s poolside: free for ladies until midnight, otherwise Dh50 including two beverages.

June 1 to 3
Crepes and coffee promotion in the Atrium at Al Ain Rotana for Dh45++. In Trader Vic’s at the same hotel, there’s an asparagus promotion.

June 3
Jack the Rabbit play live in Moodz at Al Ain Rotana from 8pm to 11pm with discounts for hoteliers, nurses and teachers on presentation of their IDs.


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