x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 January 2018

5 Things

Our daily round-up of things to do in the UAE. Try Cuban dance lessons and get tickets for The Snail and the Whale.

An artwork from the Rivers of the World exhibition at Dubai Airport, Terminal 3.
An artwork from the Rivers of the World exhibition at Dubai Airport, Terminal 3.

wind down after a hard day’s work with some laughs in the company of top stand-up comedians – Rainer Hersch, Danny “Slim” Gray and Otiz Cannelloni (pictured). Show starts at 9pm, Zinc, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dubai, 04 355 1862, tickets cost Dh140 and can be purchased at the door from 7.30pm or at www.timeouttickets.com. More information at www.thelaughterfactory.com

head to Rivers of the World the next time you find yourself at Dubai International Airport. The exhibition of 46 river-inspired artworks (pictured) is by students from different countries, including the UAE, UK, Argentina, Bangladesh, Korea and Egypt and is part of the Thames Festival project. Daily until January 30, Dubai International Airport, Terminal 3 departure hall, Dubai

grab a spot in the four-hour Cuban Dance Workshop. Spaces are limited in the one-day lesson taught by Alejandro Hernandez, which will include reggaeton, rumba and salsa. From 5pm to 9pm, Dh400, Dubai Community Theater & Arts Centre, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, for bookings call 050 696 3520, www.ritmo-de-havana.com

try your hand at pan-seared Norwegian cod with potato and olive oil emulsion and braised Puy lentils at the Jones the Grocer masterclass. From 7pm to 9pm, Dh375 per person, Al Manara, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 04 346 6886

get your tickets for The Snail and the Whale. From the creators of The Gruffalo show, Centre Stage, comes another Julia Donaldson-Axel Scheffler story. October 10, 4.30pm; October 11 and 12, 11am, 2pm, 4.30pm; Dh140; Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim, Dubai, 04 366 6546, www.madinattheatre.com, www.ticketmaster.com