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Top 10: Diwali family fun at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Dubai Fitness Challenge kicks off, dancefloor stars at Remix 92,
Celebrate Diwali at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi during the Festival of Lights, featuring a cast of international performers and the theme An Elephant’s Tale. A renowned Indian Circus will tell the story of Lali the Elephant and actors, dancers and contortionists will perform. The immersive park experience includes several performance and interactive areas that capture the atmosphere of Diwali such as sand-art, face-painting, a henna station and elephant craft fun.
Daily until October 28, 11am to 8pm, from Dh275, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.ferrariworldabudhabi.com
Cinema Space presents a newly restored version of the classic 1964 film My Fair Lady, the George Cukor film starring Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle, a street vendor, who is discovered by Professor Higgins (Rex Harrison), and turned into a proper lady. But as Eliza blossoms, her teacher discovers that he himself has much to learn. The film won eight Academy Awards including Best Picture.
Tomorrow, 7pm, free with registration, Cinema Space, auditorium, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, register at cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com
Sharjah Art Museum presents Lasting Impressions: Thuraya Al Baqsami, the eighth in the series that pays tribute to the region’s most influential artists. Al Baqsami is an award-winning Kuwaiti artist, whose displayed paintings, posters, drawings and illustrations date back to the 1960s and take visitors on a journey through her life in Cairo, Moscow and Dakar. Pictured: Badr El Budoor
Daily until December 16, Sharjah Art Museum, from 8am to 8pm, Saturdays to Thursdays; 4pm to 8pm on Fridays, Sharjah, www.sharjahmuseums.ae
Attend the Remix 92 concert at Irish Village, featuring nine dance-floor chart-topping performers such as 5ve (Everybody Give Up), Boyzlife (No Matter What), Snap! (Rhythm Is a Dancer), Dr Alban (It’s My Life), Robin S (Show Me Love), Rozalla (Everybody’s Free), Sonique (It Feels So Good), N-Trance (Set You Free), C+C Music Factory (Gonna Make You Sweat), plus 90s sets from DJs Tim Cheddar and Jon Besant.
Today, doors open at 1pm, first act from 3.30pm, from Dh195 for early-bird, 21+, Irish Village, Al Garhoud, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net
Register to take part in a fun day of fitness and pampering at the fitness venue Sweat with Guava Pass. The event starts with complimentary hair-braiding from Marquee and nail art by The Nail Spa, while sipping on fresh juices from Nolu’s. Then join in a sweaty 45-minute Sycle class and try some of Nolu’s snacks before heading home.
Tomorrow, from 11am for pampering; 12.15 for Sycle Class, Sweat, free for Guava Pass members; Dh30 for non-members, Andalus Hotels & Resorts, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/GuavaPassME
The Dubai Fitness Challenge kicks off with a two-day event at Safa Park with celebrity appearances, activities, team and individual sports, a fitness zone, performances and more for the whole family to promote the initiative that encourages 30 minutes of fitness every day for 30 minutes. Football player Rio Ferdinand will showcase his training routine, Rob “The Killer” Edmunds from the show The Biggest Loser UK will work the crowd in a bootcamp session and Emirati CrossFit athlete Shaikha Al Qassimi will demonstrate her fitness regimen.
Today and tomorrow, 1pm to 9pm, Safa Park, Dubai, www.dubaifitnesschallenge.com
Art Hub Gallery Dubai presents Mystic Cove, a group show featuring six international artists based in the UAE. The paintings depict different human emotions and inner sentiments intertwined with technology. The exhibition uses colour to capture the yearning for the true inner-self through the mysteries of nature and spirituality, and encompasses the love and serenity amid busy lives in Dubai.
Opens tomorrow, 7pm, then runs daily until October 27, 10am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays; 3pm to 8pm on Fridays, Art Hub Gallery, Building 2, Shop 2, Dubai Design District, Dubai, www.arthubdubai.com
Ripe Markets are on again for the winter season, featuring organic produce from local farms, along with pantry items and super foods. Stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables, eggs, honey, bread and more. Plus find local vendors and artisans selling products, gift items, jewellery and more, as well as live entertainment and music.
Fridays, 9am to 4pm, Zabeel Park; Saturdays, 10am to 8pm, Al Barsha Pond Park, Dubai, www.ripeme.com
TruckersDXB returns to the capital with Food Truck Jam Abu Dhabi, featuring delicacies from top home-grown food trucks, a live band and chilled out music, plus a craft market and fun activities for children.
Tomorrow, 4pm to 11pm, free entry, Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/truckersdxb
Visit City Centre Al Shindagha for a variety of Diwali festivities including performances by the Bhangra Dance Group ensemble with five dancers in traditional outfits, who arrive in a tuk tuk led by a band to engage with shoppers and distribute bangles to visitors. There will be Rangoli art designs with powder, henna, children’s lantern workshops and quirky pop-up selfie stands.
Daily until Sunday, 3pm to 8pm, City Centre Al Shindagha, Dubai, www.citycentreshindagha.com