LEISURE CHARTS

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This week’s don’t-miss events.

As part of the Dubai Food Fes­ti­val street food con­cept, Truck­ers DXB will be at Marasi Busi­ness Bay un­til to­mor­row. The wa­ter­front prom­e­nade by the Dubai Wa­ter Canal will be parked with 20 home-grown food trucks such as Burg­erItch, Casa Latina, Chef Moti Roti, Sir Loin & Sons and Su­gar Rush dish­ing out international cuisines. There will also be a pop-up mar­ket along­side live per­for­mances and fun and games in the form of jug­glers and a me­chan­i­cal bull. From 4-11pm, free en­try. Don’t for­get to check out the last week­end of the Eti­salat Beach Can­teen at Dubai’s Kite Beach, with not only food, but also demon­stra­tions, fit­ness, mu­sic and art.

If you want din­ner and a show, the other food truck des­ti­na­tion in town – Last Exit – is host­ing open-air cinema event Movies to Munch to­day and to­mor­row. It’s sci-fi week, so you’ll find your­self loung­ing on bean­bags catch­ing evening screen­ings of film favourites such as Smurfs, Men in Black 3 and Star Wars: The Force Awak­ens, from 5.30pm.

Food trucks and al fresco screen­ings meet again in Al Ain, at the Week­ends at the Oa­sis, but with a twist: the com­mu­nity pro­gramme will screen pop­u­lar TV shows from the 1970s and 1980s to­day and to­mor­row. You can also watch ayyala per­for­mances and sto­ry­telling in­spired by life within the Oa­sis, where there are work­shops for chil­dren and mar­kets sell­ing hand­made Emi­rati prod­ucts (shows were TBA at the time of go­ing to print). From 2-10pm; the event is an ini­tia­tive to sup­port the Un­esco theme Pro­tect­ing our Her­itage and Fos­ter­ing Cre­ativ­ity; vis­i­ta­lain.ae.

From March 16-25, Dubai Ma­rina Prom­e­nade will host co­me­di­ans, ac­ro­bats and uni­cy­cles – there’s no cir­cus in town, it’s just the sev­enth edi­tion of the Dubai Ma­rina Street Fes­ti­val. Forty acts, food trucks, international street en­ter­tain­ers are high­lights of the 10-day fes­ti­val, call 04 436 1020.

Par­ents of bud­ding sports stars should head to the Kids DXB Sports Fes­ti­val on March 17 at Dubai Col­lege. From 3-5pm kids play foot­ball, rugby, golf, bas­ket­ball, vol­ley­ball, ten­nis with­out cut-throat com­pe­ti­tion or fin­ish lines. En­try is free, snacks and wa­ter pro­vided. Reg­is­ter at 050 777 2925.

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