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ATCO PSA Dubai World Series Finals
The squash world series is back in Dubai for another year of impossibly quick thinking and technical skill. Watch as 16 of the world’s best players go head-to-head for the title and a cash prize pot of nearly AED500,000. The first session begins at 3pm each day, and the second one gets swinging at 8pm.
When: June 5-9
Where: Emirates Golf Club
Price: From AED55
Contact: +971 55 452 1968, website

Charity Dinner at Atelier M
In the spirit of Ramadan, the seated dinner at this lofty restaurant comes with a silent auction to support the Dubai Autism Centre. It will include signed memorabilia from football legends, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, luxury holidays to Sri Lanka and Thailand and much more. The four-course set menu (AED299) will feature the likes of langoustine black fettuccine and blueberry cheesecake.
When: Wednesday, June 6
Where: Pier 7
Price: AED299 per person
Contact: +971 4 450 7766, website

XLine Dubai at night
You and a friend can now soar past over the marina at night thanks to this limited time offer. As the world’s longest urban zip-line, you can race at breakneck speeds from 7pm onwards. OK, the AED850 price tag is slightly on the expensive side, but as well as a once in a life time thrill, you’ll also get a warm fuzzy feeling as proceeds go to Al Jalila Foundation medical research.
When: June 6
Where: Dubai Marina
Contact: +971 4 457 3212, website

Dubai Sports World
With summer well and truly here, it’s tough to go out for any physical sporting activity without turning back around to bask in the A/C at home. Here’s an alternative before we all get too lazy and blame the heat, Dubai Sports World is offering an indoor and air-conditioned venue for three-months for everyone who enjoys playing sports. From football to badminton, you can book a pitch or a court with your mates regardless of your skill level. If you’re not quite a team player, you can always pop in and go for a run on the free running track or even have a go on the Ninja Warrior Obstacle course.
Where: Dubai World Trade Centre
When: Until September 8
Price: Free entry
Contact: +971 4 306 4000, website

Smash Room
If only our frustration with this year’s summer heat would evaporate too. While it’s not socially acceptable to go around smashing things in public, Smash Room has created a safe space to do just that. Items to destroy include old TVs, stereos and glass ware. Weapons include gold baseball bats, golf clubs and sledge hammers. Ps. if you bring your own items, it’s cheaper.
Where: Smash Room, 195 Umm Sequim Street, Al Quoz Industrial 4.
Price: From AED 99
Contact: +971 4 339 7810, website

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