Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 14 December 2018

Top 10: Catch the final day of Still in Progress, try handicrafts in Al Ain, have some fun with Yalla Laughs 

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Catch the final day of Still in Progress at Leila Heller Gallery. Courtesy Leila Heller Gallery
Catch the final day of Still in Progress at Leila Heller Gallery. Courtesy Leila Heller Gallery


Art exhibition

Catch the final day of Still in Progress, an exhibition of photographs by the New York-based Moroccan artist Lalla Essaydi, whose works are the result of a complex, performance-based process comprising painting, calligraphy, interior design, costume design, stage directing and photography.

Ends today, 10am to 7pm, Leila Heller Gallery, I-87, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 056 831 3520, www.leilahellergallery.com

Abu Dhabi

Kids’ camp

Register your children for the Al Raha Beach Hotel summer camp, which features inspiring and creative activities designed for learning life skills such as socialising, swimming and discovering new interests, including beach volleyball, sea-shell hunting, cooking classes and more.

Runs until August 31, 9am to 2pm, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh150 per day; from Dh610 per week, Al Raha Beach Hotel, Abu Dhabi, 02 508 0555, www.facebook.com/alrahabeachhotel



A West End cast will stage The Woman in Black, Susan Hill’s chilling story of a young solicitor who encounters and gets caught in the suspenseful ghost story of the woman in black with a terrible purpose.

September 26 to October 2, 8pm daily, plus 11am on September 27 and October 2; 3pm on September 29 and 30, from Dh180, Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, www.madinattheatre.com

Abu Dhabi

Comedy workshop

Register for the next Yalla Laughs comedy workshop and hone your stand-up skills. Learn how to boost your confidence, creativity and imagination, plus gain the skills needed to hold a room, deal with hecklers and structure your set. You’ll get constructive feedback on your material and develop a five-minute performance to showcase at a Yalla Laughs event next month.

Saturday, 10am to noon, Dh800, Le Méridien, Abu Dhabi, register at www.yallalaughs.com


Special offer

Enjoy a visit to At the Top, Burj Khalifa, at a discounted rate. Emaar Properties and RTA mark the UAE’s Year of Giving by providing all residents a chance to visit the iconic attraction for Dh65 per person. Emirates ID holders can claim discount vouchers from metro stations in Dubai to present at the ticket counters of At the Top, Burj Khalifa, to take in sweeping views of the city. A new spiral flight, of 36 steps connecting Levels 124 and 125, is enclosed in a glass façade and features a crystal LED chandelier.

Offer valid until the end of the month, 9am to 1pm, from Dh65 with discount voucher, At the Top, Burj Khalifa, ground floor, The Dubai Mall, Dubai, 800 288 438 67, www.atthetop.ae

Enjoy a discounted view At the Top. Pawan Singh / The National
Enjoy a discounted view At the Top. Pawan Singh / The National

Al Ain

Handicrafts workshops

Take part in a series of weekly workshops at Al Ain Palace Museum that explore the history and heritage of some of the most common traditional Emirati handicrafts, including Telli embroidery, which uses gold, silver and brightly coloured strings woven into women’s clothing; Khoos palm-leaf weaving for wall and ceiling decorations and household items; and Sadu weaving, which uses camel and sheepskin as well as goat hair to create shelters and tents.

Runs until October 31, 10am to noon, Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, free, Al Ain Palace Museum, Al Ain, www.visitabudhabi.ae


Read more:

Al Ain Palace Museum hosts classes in lost Emirati arts

We speak to Lalla Essaydi about her first solo gallery show in Dubai

Liam Gallagher to headline at Dubai’s Party in the Park



New movie

In the film Kidnap, Halle Berry stars as Karla Dyson, a single mother whose son Frankie (Sage Correa) is taken from a carnival in a moment when she is distracted. Karla runs after her son and his kidnapper but loses her phone in the process. She jumps in her car to follow the vehicle with her son, trying not to lose sight of them and without the chance to call the police. Action, directed by Luis Prieto and also starring Lew Temple, Chris McGinn, Jason George, Arron Shiver, Brice Fisher, Kurtis Bedford, Carmella Riley and Malea Rose.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (15+)


Kids’ fun

Register your children for the autumn term of musical theatre and playwriting classes at Hayley’s Comet Theatre Company. All classes involve singing, dancing and acting, plus creating characters and scenes, culminating in a musical to perform in the annual showcase. Music ranges from Broadway shows to pop hits and the students write the story.

Starts September 10, 4.30pm to 5.15pm on Sundays for ages 3-5; 5.30 to 6.30pm on Sundays for ages 6-10; 5pm to 7pm on Mondays for ages 11-13; 5pm to 7pm on Tuesdays for ages 9-11; 5pm to 7pm on Wednesdays for ages 14-17, from Dh1,150, James & Alex Dance Studios, Dubai Media City, info@hayleyscomet.com

Abu Dhabi

Fitness venue

Head to Yas Island for TrainYas and enjoy a walk, jog, run or bike around the 5.55km Yas Marina Circuit during the cooler evening temperatures. Bikes and helmets are available for rent from Fun Ride Sports and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi provides 400 bikes available to borrow.

Tonight, 6pm to 10pm, free with registration, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 800 927, register at www.yasmarinacircuit.com



Party in the Park returns to Dubai Media City Amphitheatre and will be headlined by former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher (pictured), who will perform tracks from his new album As You Were, as well as Oasis classics. Hits include Wonderwall, Don’t Look Back In Anger and Supersonic. The event will also include market stalls, food trucks and more.

November 10, from 2pm, from Dh295, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

Liam Gallagher will headline Party In the Park in Dubai this November. Jose Jordan AFP
Liam Gallagher will headline Party In the Park in Dubai this November. Jose Jordan AFP