10 things to do today: Visit the Ramadan Evenings series at Manarat Al Saadiyat, get tickets to see Barry Hilton and more
Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for June 4, 2017, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun. Ellen Fortini rounds up 10 things to do today in the UAE.
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Visit the Ramadan Evenings series presented by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority at Manarat Al Saadiyat. The programme of events features cultural activities inspired by the spiritual atmosphere of the holy month and emphasises Emirati traditions. Enjoy an iftar, interactive mosaic mural, an art exhibition, board games, a souq, readings, Emirati heritage workshops and performances of Islamic chants. Opens tonight and runs daily until June 17, 7pm to 8pm for iftar; iftar until 11.30pm for cafes and the Ramadan souq; other activities from 8.30pm to 11.30pm, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.abudhabievents.ae
Abu Dhabi & Dubai Comedy show
Get tickets now to see comedian Barry Hilton perform live in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. One of the biggest names in comedy in South Africa, Hilton has a knack for finding the ludicrous in daily situations.
June 28 to 29, 8.30pm on June 28, Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi; 9pm on June 29, Moevenpick, JBR, Dubai, from Dh185, 21+, thelaughterfactory.com
Register now to take part in the singing bowl meditation class led by Tasha at Bodytree Studio. Tibetan bowls are used as a tool to heal and balance the physical, emotional and spiritual self. The sound, frequencies and vibrations help participants to meditate. The class is mixed and a light iftar of soup, dates and tea will be shared after class.
June 15, 6pm to 7pm, Dh80, Bodytree Studio, Abu Dhabi, register at 02 443 4448, firstname.lastname@example.org
In the animated movie Deep, after humanity has abandoned Earth in the year 2100, a colony of extravagant creatures survives in the deepest parts of the ocean, including Deep (voiced by Justin Felbinger), an octopus, and his friends Evo the angler fish and Alice the shrimp. When their home is destroyed, the guardian of the abyss sends them to find a new home, and along the way, they visit submerged cities and meet friends and even enemies. Animated adventure, also featuring the voices of Elisabeth Gray, Beth Rollan, Lindsey Alena, Stephen Hughes and Phil LaMarr.
Screening at cinemas across the UAE (G)
Submit your photographs for the International Photo Contest presented by Alliance Française Dubai. Amateur photographers are invited to share two images that reflect the theme “Fashion and Dress Codes”. A UAE-based winner will receive a trip to Paris, and the winning images will be exhibited at Alliance Française galleries worldwide, including La Galerie at Alliance Française Dubai.
Open online submissions continue until June 22, ages 21+, Alliance Française Dubai, Oud Metha, 04 335 8712, www.afdubai.org
Register to take part in the Deconstructing Decollage workshop, as part of the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi public and education programming. Explore the themes of The Creative Act: Performance, Process, Presence in this class based on the techniques of French artist Jacques Villegle, whose décollages were made from ripped billboard posters found along the streets of Paris. Participants will use magazines, newspapers and paint to décollage.
Saturday, 2pm to 5pm, Dh50, ages 18+, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, register at 02 657 5800, www.saadiyatculturaldistrict.ae
See an exhibition of 18 traditional Emirati thobes from the private collection of Reem El Mutwalli (pictured), who has written Sultani: Traditions Renewed, which focuses on the change of women’s traditional dress during the reign of Sheikh Zayed, the Founding President. The gowns, worth Dh5.5million, show the artistic traditions and regional style influences, and feature hand-embroidered verses inspired by the poems of Sheikh Zayed.
Daily until June 22, 10am to 10pm, Sundays to Wednesdays; 10am to midnight, Thursdays to Saturdays, Robinsons, Festival City Mall, Dubai, sultanibook.com
Celebrate Ramadan with an iftar at Armani Hotel Dubai, which presents an appetising collection of cross-cultural dining experiences, including a four-course menu at Armani/Amal (pictured); a meal of European influence at Armani/Deli; Italian dinner at Armani/Ristorante; or a lavish buffet at Armani/Mediterraneao.
From sunset throughout Ramadan, from Dh250 per person at Armani/Amal and Armani/Deli, Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Dubai, reservations at 04 888 3666, email@example.com
Visit Legoland Dubai during Ramadan and enjoy extended hours from 4pm to midnight, and from 10am to 7pm for Legoland Water Park. Guests can also enjoy a daily iftar buffet with Arabic and Asian specialities in Legoland Dubai’s Market Restaurant. UAE residents can take advantage of the Dubai Parks and Resorts Ramadan Deal and pay Dh95 for three parks from 8pm to closing.
Open daily, 10am to 7pm for Legoland Water Park; 4pm to midnight for Legoland Dubai, from Dh95 for the Dubai Parks and Resorts Ramadan Deal from 8pm to closing; Dh85 for the iftar buffet; Dh50 for the buffet for children younger than 12, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Dubai, www.legoland.ae
Ductac presents a series of summer camps this year, including Once Upon a Time, where children, ages 3 to 5, can explore different stories and legends from lands near and far through fun and creative art projects.
July 2 to 30, 9.30am to 11.30am, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Dh150 per day, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 04 341 4777, www.ductac.org
Updated: June 4, 2017 04:00 AM