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Flip Out Dubai is host­ing its first Flip The Lights Surge Party on March 2. Teens aged 12-16 can dance the night away at the tram­po­line park where DJ Jen will play R&B and hip-hop hits. The party will also see trained ath­letes teach park­our jumps, 3D wall run­ning and other tricks (above). NKD Pizza will be on site for those hun­gry from all the leap­ing and jump­ing, and hourly com­pe­ti­tions will in­clude tick­ets to Justin Bieber’s Dubai con­cert. En­try is Dh180;

The an­nual Fa­tima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy In­ter­na­tional Show Jump­ing Cup’s fourth edi­tion takes place to­day and to­mor­row at Abu Dhabi Golf and Eques­trian Club. The free-en­try event will have over 120 par­tic­i­pants com­pet­ing in six cat­e­gories of showjump­ing and eques­trian sports for men, women and chil­dren. To­day at 3.30pm there will be an ob­sta­cle course for women rid­ers with the chance to win Dh50,000. Spec­ta­tors should stop by the Eques­trian Vil­lage, an in­ter­ac­tive vil­lage full of ac­tiv­i­ties that show how eques­trian sports are rooted in Emi­rati cul­ture. Visit events.

Dubai In­ter­na­tional Boat Show sets sail on Fe­bru­ary 28 at Dubai In­ter­na­tional Ma­rine Club at Mina Seyahi. It’s OK if you’re not shop­ping for yachts – vis­i­tors can en­joy per­for­mances and mu­sic at The Beach en­ter­tain­ment area and the food stalls. Div­ing en­thu­si­asts should check out the trade show’s dis­plays of equip­ment and you can also en­joy tester ses­sions of wa­ter­sports such as stand-up pad­dle­board­ing, kayak­ing and wind­surf­ing. If the open ocean calls out, try out the daily sail­ing ex­pe­ri­ences hosted by Eden Yacht­ing. Tick­ets on the door, Dh60; boat­show­

The rac­ing ac­tion lead­ing up to the Dubai World Cup on March 25 con­tin­ues with the on­go­ing races at Mey­dan – there’s a race hap­pen­ing to­mor­row, from 2.30pm-7.30pm. Tick­ets from Dh50 at plat­inum­

Hold up on that sa­fari hol­i­day. You can now get up close and per­sonal with wildlife and an­i­mals at The Dubai Mall with VRZOO, a vir­tual re­al­ity ex­pe­ri­ence that launched this week. Vis­i­tors will get the op­tion to ex­plore two dif­fer­ent ex­pe­ri­ences – the first is a live-ac­tion footage and 360-de­gree views of coun­tries in­clud­ing Uganda, South Africa, the Mal­dives, Egypt, Aus­tralia and Tan­za­nia’s Mafia Is­land, in which you can en­counter species on the brink of ex­tinc­tion. The sec­ond op­tion, a CGI ex­pe­ri­ence, al­lows you to view un­der­wa­ter habi­tats. Dh30 for the 360-de­gree and Dh50 for the CGI.

Pre­fer to en­joy the ex­cite­ment of global events from your couch or bed? Wake up early to tune into the Os­cars on Mon­day morn­ing. It’s broad­cast live from 5.30am on OSN, and is a great ex­cuse to have pop­corn be­fore the sun rises, we say.

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