Visit Splash Pad Dubai, the outdoor wet-play area for children ages 1 to 10, and take advantage of the annual pass for daily access to the sprinklers, buckets that tip water over kids, shallow pools to splash and paddle in, plus access to the dry-play areas with lots of shade, all watched over by a dedicated staff. Open from 9am to 8pm, from Dh250 per person allows one hour per day for a year, Splash Pad, The Beach opposite JBR, Dubai, www.splashpaddubai.com.
Get a season pass for The District, where youths between the ages of 14 and 22 are invited to socialise, play, create, explore, find inspiration, make connections or even disconnect. Designed as a micro-city, the venue includes five zones. August 18 to September 17, noon to 10pm, from Dh75 per weekday; Dh130 for a weekend pass, Dh750 for a season pass, du Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. www.thedistrict.me.
Indulge in the London Afternoon Tea at Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas and enjoy a selection of sandwiches, sweet tarts and cakes, scones with clotted cream and jam, and feel transported to where this classic treat all began. From 1pm to 5pm, from Dh156, Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, reservations at 02 407 1138, www.abudhabi.parkhyatt.com.
See the exhibition Against the Darkness, in which Iranian calligrapher Mohammad Bozorgi presents an exploration of colour and the high level of abstraction that can be realised when calligraphic forms are freed in complex compositions. Open 10am to 8pm, Ayyam Gallery, Gate Village Building 3, DIFC, Dubai, 04 439 2395, www.ayyamgallery.com.
Have some fun at the Yalla Laughs open mic stand-up comedy show, as the season gears up with a selection of experienced and new acts. Tonight, 8pm, free entry, Barosa, Ramada Downtown Abu Dhabi, www.yallalaughs.com
Source: art & life