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Top 10: Catch the launch of The Laughter Factory at Hilton Abu Dhabi, enjoy an Austrian-inspired tea at Armani/Lounge
Abu Dhabi & Dubai
Join the audience for The Laughter Factory’s first event at the Hilton Abu Dhabi, The Evil Genius Tour. See British shock comic JoJo Smith (pictured) going head-to-head with two of the top acts in the stand-up world, Jeff Innocent, described as a bemused observational Englishman, and John Moloney, who is known for his relaxed delivery.
Tonight, 8pm, Hilton Abu Dhabi; September 14, Grand Millennium, Tecom, Dubai; September 15, 7pm, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai; 8.30pm, Media One Hotel, Dubai, Dh140, ages 21+, www.platinumlist.net
Get tickets to the 10th edition of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, featuring top international players such as Rafael Nadal, Milos Raonic and Dominic Thiem. Plus, enjoy the Tennis Village, catch autograph sessions with your favourite players and attend coaching clinics.
December 28 to 30, from noon daily, from Dh100, International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, www.ticketmaster.ae
London Heist stars Craig Fairbrass as career criminal Jack Cregan, who seeks to discover the truth behind his father’s murder and his stolen heist money. What he discovers makes him question his own existence as he battles to unravel the mystery and exact revenge on those responsible. Action, also starring James Cosmo, Mem Ferda, Steven Berkoff and Nick Moran.
Screening at cinemas across the UAE (18+)
Get tickets now for Oktoberfest at du Forum on Yas Island and celebrate the annual Bavarian festival in style. Dress up in dirndl and lederhosen and enjoy traditional speciality dishes such as pretzels, bratwurst and sauerkraut, and dance to a live German band. It is the fifth year of Abu Dhabi’s biggest Oktoberfest celebration. A family-friendly, daytime Friday brunch will also be held on September 29, and the evening events are for 21+.
September 28 to 29, 7pm on September 28; from 12.30pm to 6pm for brunch on September 29; then 7pm for adults 21+, from Dh99 for early-bird tickets, du Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.ticketmaster.ae
Swiss Art Gate UAE presents Equus & Folium by Venezuelan artist Bernardo Nieves and Italian artist Daniela Carletti. The exhibition features Nieves’s large-scale horses, spectacular floating animals that represent elegance and manhood, and Carletti’s digital paintings of leaves, which feature a magical innocence, and delicate impressions of animals and insects in the cycle of life. Pictured: Summer by Daniela Carletti.
Daily until March 10, from 12.30pm to 7pm, Mezzaluna restaurant, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, 050 225 1783, www.swissartgateuae.com
Cinema Akil and Alserkal Avenue present screenings of two films tonight. Manifesto, directed by Julian Rosefeldt, features actor Cate Blanchett performing 13 separate characters, who each present declarations from 60 artistic and political manifestos. The Trip to Spain is a comedy starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, who embark on a road trip through Spain, sampling restaurants and taking in the sights along the way.
Tonight, 7.30pm for Manifesto; 10pm for The Trip to Spain, Dh35, Warehouse68, Alerskal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.cinemaakil.com
Get tickets now to see a West End cast stage The Woman in Black, Susan Hill’s chilling story of a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps, who becomes obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a woman in black, 30 years previously. Kipps hires a young actor to help him to tell his terrifying story and, as they reach further into his memories, the woman in black reveals her 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
Register to be a part of today’s launch of the new Touch Super 6s rugby league, with men’s, women’s and mixed teams for people looking to get fit and have fun. Games take place on Wednesday nights and will include regular, competitive matches in accordance with Federation of International Touch rules. Newcomers and seasoned players are welcome, and finals will take place on November 29.
Starts today, 7pm to 10pm, from Dh150 per player per season; Dh3,500 for a team of 16, Dubai Sports City, Dubai, www.super6s-Dubai.com
Head over to Brunswick Sports Club for round two of the Seriously Funny stand-up comedy show, hosted by Jessica Pratt and featuring a crew of international comedians, including headliner Omar Shams, Salman Qureshi, Rayan Karaky, Miqdaad Dohadwala and Mohammed Rushdi Rafeek.
Tonight, from 7pm, free entrance, Brunswick Sports Club, Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel, Dubai, 050 404 0685, firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy a celebration of European music and culture over classic sweet and savoury indulgences at Armani/Lounge. Dig into Austrian-inspired delights, including smoked Black Forest turkey ham with sauerkraut, salmon and cream cheese mini pretzels, opera cake, Sachertorte and Black Forest sphere.
Available until September 30, 3pm to 5pm, from Dh170 per person, Armani/Lounge, lobby level, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, 04 888 3666, email@example.com