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Week­ends in October prom­ise to be packed with ac­tiv­i­ties and events you don’t want to miss so plan well in ad­vance and book now!

Ras Al Khaimah is com­ing into its own this year what with a new zi­pline and ob­ser­va­tion deck planned for Jebel Jais. But it’s not just the moun­tains that’s rolling out a good time – the emi­rate’s beaches on Al Mar­jan Island is ready to party it up all night on October 6 with Des­ti­na­tion Dawn, the 12-hour beach fes­ti­val. The fes­ti­val will be head­lined by Dutch DJ R3HAB Rus­sian trio Swanky Tunes another Dutch act, the Bass­jack­ers and will fea­ture food trucks, bev­er­ages and chill-out zones. From 5am-5pm; ticket hold­ers can bring their own tents and camp on the beach. Early bird tick­ets for Dh100 avail­able on des­ti­na­tion­dawn.com.

Abu Dhabi’s beaches too will come alive that week­end with the Caribbean Beach Fes­ti­val. This third edi­tion of the fes­ti­val or­gan­ised by Reg­gae Beach­fest will take place at Yas Beach and will be head­lined by Ja­maican-Amer­i­can singer/song­writer Sean Kingston who’s known for hits like Fire Burn­ing and Beau­ti­ful Girls. AGrammy nom­i­nee Jah Cure will also be per­form­ing at the fest. Tick­ets cost Dh120 at vir­gin­mega­s­tore. me and Dh150 at the door.

Soul mu­sic and jazz take cen­tre stage at The Ir­ish Vil­lage on October 5 with Soul Jam – the show will see crit­i­cally ac­claimed soul, jazz and R&B artists such as Alexan­der O’Neal, Omar, Jaki Gra­ham and Mica Paris. Tick­ets from Dh175 per per­son at tixbox.com; show starts at 9pm.

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