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Top 10: Buy tickets to see The Fever at NYU Abu Dhabi, find gifts for the holidays at Shopping Soiree, sign up for cooking classes at Table 9
Book your tickets now for the Middle East premiere of The Fever presented by the theatre company 600 Highwaymen. The interactive live art event explores human interaction and is in response to the current political and social climate in the United States, asking the questions, how do we take care of other people’s bodies and are we willing to stand up for each other.
November 26 and 28, 7pm, from Dh100, The Red Theater, The Arts Center, NYU Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.nyuad-artscenter.org
Visit the Shopping Soiree for your holiday gift needs. Find a variety of products created by 35 top local artisans and crafters, including handmade home decor, beach apparel, sandals, toys, children’s clothing, candles, jewellery and more.
Today, 10am to 2pm, The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/ShoppingSoiree
Register now to take part in next week’s iSwimNYUAD. The campus’s Olympic-sized pool is open for two one-hour sessions on Saturdays as part of the Daman ActiveLife programme of events to encourage fitness among the community. The casual environment aims to offer both training and swimming improvement.
Saturdays, 9am to 10am; 10am to 11am, NYU Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.webscorer.com
Catch the final week of Lion Woman Man Water Sand, a group exhibition of American artists featuring works that span genres including graffiti art, photography, sculpture, portraits, abstract and more. Pictured: Octopus Ink II by Bruna Stude
Daily until Thursday, 10am to 10pm, Etihad Modern Art Gallery, Bateen Area, Street 4, Villa 4/2, Abu Dhabi, 02 621 0145, www.etihadmodernart.com
Get tickets now to attend WWE Live in Abu Dhabi, and see Superstars including Roman Reigns, Bray Wyatt and Cesaro. The event blends in-ring athletics with dramatic entertainment and the energy of a rock concert in a fun atmosphere the whole family will enjoy.
December 7, 8pm, from Dh250, Zayed Sports City Tennis Stadium, Abu Dhabi, www.platinumlist.net
Sign up for gourmet cooking classes at Table 9 and learn to craft a delicious three-course European meal under the guidance of head chef Enver Can Gumus. The three-hour class involves recipes that come straight from the Table 9 menu and can give you the skills to help bring out your inner culinary flair.
Sundays to Thursdays, 4pm and 6.30pm; 4pm on Fridays, from Dh200, Table 9, Hilton Dubai Creek, Dubai, book at 04 212 7551
Get a special 46 per cent discount on tickets to select performances of La Perle in honour of UAE National Day. The live theatrical show combines artistic performances, imagery, technology, aquatic and aerial feats as well as special effects, and is influenced by Dubai’s rich culture and history.
Offer valid now on tickets for shows between November 29 and December 3, 7pm and 9.30pm Tuesdays to Fridays; 4pm and 7pm on Saturdays, from Dh400, Al Habtoor City, Dubai, 800 517373, www.laperle.com
Book your spot at The Jane Austen Country Ball, a dinner-theatre event featuring improv by The Courtyard Playhouse and a three-course meal by Tom & Serg. Audience suggestions will inspire the parody performance of Austen’s works, such as Satwa and Solitude and Pride and Perspex. Get dressed up in your best evening wear for this event, which also includes musical accompaniment and lively dance.
Thursday and Friday, 8pm to 10pm, from Dh295, Tom & Serg, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.bullandroo.com
Dubai Winter Festival returns in time for the holiday season with everything to love about Christmas in one place, including a visit to Santa’s grotto, shopping in the winter market, snowmen and snowballs in the snowplay zone, live performances including carols and a talent show, plus the tree-lighting.
December 6 to 9, 4pm to 10pm on December 6 and 7; 3pm to 10pm on December 8 and 9, from Dh55 for a standard adult ticket, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai, dubaiwinterfestival.com
Register your children to take part in a gingerbread house masterclass led by executive pastry chef Emanuele Saracino at The Ritz-Carlton DIFC. The hour-long, hands-on class will have your little ones create the traditional sweets complete with glowing candy windows and sparkling treats.
December 8 and 15, Dh125, The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC, Dubai, 04 372 2222, email@example.com