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; flipout.ae.
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 fbma.ae/ 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; boatshowdubai.com.
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 platinumlist.ae.
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.