10 things to do today: a cooking class with Jones the Grocer, book your Coldplay tickets and more
Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for November 30, 2016, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun.
Abu Dhabi & Dubai
Sign up to take part in the Jones the Grocer culinary masterclasses in December and learn to create a festive dish from one of the head chefs. The meal is a roast-chicken ballotine with sage-and-onion stuffing and all the sides, including Yorkshire pudding.
December 3, Khalidiyah, Abu Dhabi; December 7, 14, 21, 28, Al Manara, Dubai; December 10, Al Mamoura, Abu Dhabi; December 17, Al Raha, Abu Dhabi, 7pm to 9pm, Dh375 per person, www.facebook.com/JonestheGrocer
Get tickets from noon today to see Coldplay on New Year’s Eve in Abu Dhabi. The band return to the capital and bring their A Head Full of Dreams Tour to close out 2016 in style. Hit songs include Adventure of a Lifetime, A Sky Full of Stars, Clocks and Viva la Vida.
December 31, from Dh350, du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.ticketmaster.ae
Book your visit to Yas Waterworld on Friday and enjoy the biggest water-battle in the city as part of the UAE National Day-themed celebrations. Head to the Amwaj Wave Pool at 11.45am and join in the fun. Choose to side with Team Dana or The Bandits. Coloured water pistols will be handed out to guests so get ready to get soaked. The event will be broadcast live on radio and social media.
Friday, 10am to 6pm, from Dh250, Yas Waterworld, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.yaswaterworld.com
Al Ain Raceway offers special prices to celebrate UAE National Day weekend. Get 35 per cent off Arrive & Drive sessions. Bring family and friends, buckle up and get 45 minutes of karting for Dh225.
Offer valid from Friday, 2pm to 10pm and Saturday, 10am to 6pm, Dh225, Al Ain Raceway, Al Ain, 03 768 6662, www.alainraceway.com
Plan to visit the Al Jahili Fort in Al Ain for a programme of cultural activities to celebrate the UAE’s 45th National Day. Enjoy music, family workshops and performances based on the achievements of the country over the past 45 years. There will be Emirati hospitality, poetry, Al Ayalah dance, an air show by Emirates Falcons Aviation Group and much more.
Thursday and Friday, 4.30pm to 10pm, free, Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain, 03 711 8311
Get tickets to see Angela Gheorghiu in concert as part of the White Nights in Dubai concert series, which brings a variety of international musicians to perform at Dubai Opera. The Romanian soprano has performed leading roles in several operas around the world, including La Bohème, Faust and Tosca.
April 7, 8pm, from Dh550, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, www.ticketmaster.ae
See the final performance of Morgane Gauvin’s one-woman show, Je joue, donc je suis (I play, therefore I am) at Alliance Française Dubai. As part of her French-language act, Gauvin dances, sings and laughs about her expat life and wonders if she is the result of a globalised and rootless generation.
Tonight, 8.30pm, Dh80, auditorium, Alliance Française, Oud Metha, Dubai, 04 335 8712, www.afdubai.org
Get tickets to see a stand-up comedy night with Zakir Khan (pictured) presented by Desi Laughs. The “Confused Desi” presents his take on modern India. The English-language performance will also feature opening act Sandeep Sharma.
Tomorrow, 8.30pm, from Dh125, ages 16+, Centrepoint Theatre, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 04 341 4777, www.ductac.org
Buy tickets to see the Rat Pack festive show at the Dubai Winter Festival. For one night only, enjoy a music, comedy and dance performance featuring Timothy Harwood as Frank Sinatra, Mark Halliday as Dean Martin and Jason Pennycooke (pictured) as Sammy Davis Jr.
December 8, 4pm to 10pm for the festival; 8pm for Rat Pack show, from Dh125 and includes entry to the festival and two free beverages, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai, www.dubaiwinterfestival.com
Get tickets to see the Middle East premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at Dubai International Film Festival. Come dressed in Star Wars costumes, as the best dressed will be rewarded with coveted prizes, enjoy photo opportunities and be among the first to see an epic adventure that stars Felicity Jones (pictured), Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Alan Tudyk and Forest Whitaker.
December 14, 8pm, Dh100, Madinat Arena, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, www.dubaifilmfest.com
Updated: November 30, 2016 04:00 AM