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10 things to do today: Get tickets for Namaste Abu Dhabi and find great shopping deals at Dubai Summer Surprises
Dubai – Performance
Salim-Sulaiman present Namaste Abu Dhabi, a magical journey of Bollywood melodies as part of the Abu Dhabi Summer Season programme. Along with a troupe of 20 musicians, singers, dancers and technicians, the world-renowned brothers have taken the musical and entertainment world by storm with an array of hits that span Bollywood and Hollywood.
August 18, doors open at 7.30pm; concert starts at 9pm, from Dh200, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, www.abudhabisummerseason.ae
Nationwide – New movie
In the new movie The House, Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) are encouraged by their friend Frank (Jason Mantzoukas) to start an illegal, Vegas-style casino in their basement after spending their daughter’s college fund. Comedy, also starring Nick Kroll, Jeremy Renner, Michaela Watkins, Allison Tolman and Cedric Yarbrough.
Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (15+)
Abu Dhabi – Kids’ camp
Register your children ages 5 and older for the ZSC Academy Ice Skating Camp, where they can take part in on-ice sessions with certified coaches of the Ice Skating Institute of Asia, free skate and play off-ice games to develop endurance, balance, coordination and flexibility.
July 2-August 25, 9am to 1pm, Dh750 per week, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, register at 02 403 4333, firstname.lastname@example.org
Abu Dhabi – Cultural exhibition
In the latest iteration of the ongoing Emirati memory project, Lest We Forget, Warehouse421 presents Emirati Adornment: Tangible & Intangible, an interactive exhibition that explores Emirati identity as conveyed through modes of adornment, both tangible items as well as invisible aspects, including knowledge and skills to apply henna, khol and fragrance, as well as grooming and hairstyles
Daily until August 27, 10am to 8pm, Tuesdays to Sundays (closed Mondays), Warehouse421, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, www.warehouse421.ae
Abu Dhabi – Fitness event
Start your week with a walk, jog, run or bike around the 5.55 km Yas Marina Circuit at StartYas, presented by Daman ActiveLife. Families and friends can enjoy the cooler evening weather and stay fit or get fit this summer. Rent bikes and helmets from Fun Ride Sports or take advantage of the 400 bikes made available to borrow from Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
Sundays, 6pm to 10pm, free with registration, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, register at www.yasmarinacircuit.com
Dubai – Shopping event
The annual Dubai Summer Surprises has begun and features shopping sales, family entertainment, events, dining offers, fashion shows, spa deals, children’s activities and more over six weeks at malls and shopping centres across Dubai.
Daily until August 12, locations across Dubai, www.visitdubai.com
Dubai – Performance
Get tickets for Unite with Tomorrowland and see a line-up of top EDM musicians, including Martin Solveig, Franky Rizardo, Tom Swoon, Ferreck Dawn, Robert Falcon and more. Performing via live stream from the main stage at Tomorrowland in Belgium are headliners Armin van Buuren, Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike and Kshmr.
July 29, 2pm to 3am, from Dh490, 21+, Festival City Arena, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net
Dubai – Film screening
Catch a screening of the film Ali, The Goat, and Ibrahim as part of the Diff @Vox365 film series. The Egyptian film tells the story of Ali (Ali Sobhy), who refuses to accept the death of his girlfriend and believes her soul has been reincarnated in a goat, and Ibrahim (Ahmed Magdy), who hears voices that control him. When the two societal outcasts meet, their friendship grows and they travel together to find a cure for their ailments. The film debuted at Dubai International Film Festival and is in Arabic with English and Arabic subtitles.
Daily until July 12, 10am; 12.15pm; 2.30pm; 4.45pm; 7pm; 9.15pm, from Dh45, Cinema 9, Vox Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, uae.voxcinemas.com
Dubai – Performance
Get tickets now to see a performance by Lea Salonga. The Tony- and Olivier Award-winning Filipina singer will perform songs from Broadway Hits, including Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, West Side Story, Aladdin and Mulan.
September 22 to 23, 8pm, from Dh150, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com
Dubai – Family fun
Children and families can take part in the Hands On Pizza Party hosted by PizzaExpress. Enjoy an interactive cooking class and come away with a chef's hat and a junior pizzaiolo certificate, plus your own homemade pizza and refreshing drinks.
Saturdays, 10am to noon, Dh30 per person, all ages welcome, all PizzaExpress locations across the UAE, www.pizzexpress.ae