Your essential guide to what's happening in the Emirates
Top 10: Book your spot for Pilates classes with Courtney Miller, see Phoenix at Cinema Space, bounce around at Flip Out Dubai
Bodytree Studio presents a series of workshops and masterclasses with Pilates instructor Courtney Miller, who has studied worldwide in both classical and contemporary methods. Take part in Pilates Mat, Athletic Conditioning Reformer, Pilates Mat Fusion Flow and Reformer Bootcamp. Two-day workshops for professionals and advanced levels, will focus on dynamic flow, creative combinations, intelligent group programming and full-body integration on the Reformer.
October 26 to 28 and November 2 to 4, various timings, from Dh90 to Dh1,475, discounts available when booking multiple classes, Bodytree Studio, Abu Dhabi, 02 443 4448, firstname.lastname@example.org
Beat the Camel is back. Yalla Laughs comedians will each take to the stage for a five-minute performance, during which they are challenged to outlast the judgment of the audience, who hold three large camel cards. If all three cards go up, the comedian is voted off. Those who survive the camel cards then face-off in a final round.
Tonight, 8pm, free entry, Pappagallo restaurant, Le Méridien Village, Abu Dhabi, www.yallalaughs.com
Cinema Space presents the 2014 German film Phoenix, a drama by Christian Petzold. Set in Berlin in 1945, a former singer who has survived Auschwitz and had surgery to mask her disfigured face, returns to her hometown. Unrecognizable, she must find her husband and find out whether he betrayed her to the Nazis. The film is in German with English subtitles.
Tonight, 7.30pm, free with registration, Cinema Space, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, register at cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com
The Glass Castle stars Brie Larson as a member of a dysfunctional family with three siblings, an eccentric artist for a mother (Naomi Watts) and a father battling addiction (Woody Harrelson). The parents distract their children from their poverty with dreams of hope. The film is based on the 2005 memoir of the same name by Jeannette Walls. Drama, also starring Ella Anderson, Charlie Shotwell, Josh Caras, Chandler Head, Sadie Sink, Sarah Snook and Max Greenfield.
Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (TBA)
Register to take part in the Neorun, a neon night fun run with plenty of splashing UV paint, fancy dress and glowing zones on a 5-kilometre Halloween-themed party route. There will be surprises along the way and the run will culminate in a dance party at the main stage, with runners glowing from head to toe.
October 27, from 5pm, from Dh150 for early-bird tickets until September 16; then Dh165 and Dh185, ages 10+, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, www.neorun.com/halloween
Cartoon Art Gallery presents the launch of Art Fiesta, a group exhibition that aims to promote artists in the UAE working in various styles and media. Enjoy more than 40 works by 25 artists from countries as diverse as India, Pakistan, South Africa, Egypt and the Philippines. Pictured: A detail of In Daddy’s Arms All Is Safe by Mariska Nell
Opens tonight, 7pm to 9pm, then runs daily until Saturday, 10am to 6pm (closed Friday), The Cartoon Art Gallery, 4B Street, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 346 6467, www.cartoonartgallery.org
Get tickets to attend An Evening of Opera Highlights, performed by husband and wife singers Yusif Eyvazov and Anna Netrebko, and featuring opera masterpieces by Verdi, Puccini, Giordano, Leoncavallo and more.
September 21, from 8pm, from Dh350, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com
Get tickets to see a concert by Shadmehr Aghili, who will perform live in Farsi at Ductac. The US-based Iranian pop singer, musician, composer, producer and arranger is considered a pop legend.
Thursday, 9pm, from Dh400, ages 3+, Centrepoint Theatre, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 04 341 4777, www.ductac.org
See My Blue World by the artist Zaahirah Muthy, which focuses on the sacred feeling experienced upon entering a mosque. The exhibition brings together a compilation of elements from the past, present and future as the artist strives to emulate an inner dialogue in visitors similar to the one she herself experiences, and that inspires her creatively, when standing in a mosque. Pictured: My Mosque
Daily until September 30, 10am to 10pm, Z Gallery, first floor, Four Points Sheraton, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 04 323 0333, www.fourpointssheikhzayedroad.com
Flip Out Dubai trampoline park is offering visitors three hours for the price of two in a special offer to celebrate the festival of Eid Al Adha. Families can enjoy flying and bouncing off walls at this indoor park of 200 trampolines.
Daily until Saturday, 10am to 9pm, from Dh80 per hour, Flip Out, Al Quoz 3, Warehouse 4, Dubai, 600 567 568, www.flipout.ae