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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 12 December 2018

Top 10: Eid specials for final days of Truckers Summer Warehouse, fireworks and carnival atmosphere at Yas Marina and The Beach at JBR

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Truckers Summer Warehouse has Eid specials on its final weekend, including The Trifecta sliders with fries and a drink from GOBai for Dh45. Truckers DXB
Truckers Summer Warehouse has Eid specials on its final weekend, including The Trifecta sliders with fries and a drink from GOBai for Dh45. Truckers DXB

Dubai

Food trucks

Enjoy the final weekend of the indoor Truckers Summer Warehouse, featuring Eid special discounts on international cuisine from top regional food trucks, including The Trifecta sliders (pictured) with fries and a drink from GOBai for Dh45 as well as 20 per cent off from Pinza healthy gourmet pizza. Tomorrow night from 7pm to 9pm, enjoy an open-mic set presented by entertainment platform Anghami, with local musicians sharing their performance with the crowd.

Runs until Saturday, 4pm to 11pm, Dh10 entry fee; free entry for children younger than 12, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, www.truckers.ae

Abu Dhabi

Eid fun

Plan to celebrate the first night of Eid Al Adha at Yas Marina with fireworks at 9pm, plus festivities including roaming circus performers such as fire-eaters, pyro-technicians, glow-dancers and stilt-walkers. Families can enjoy at the pop-up children’s area with glow-in-the-dark games such as ring toss, limbo, hula-hoop and fluorescent face-painting. The seven restaurants at Yas Marina and visiting food trucks will serve up all sorts of fare. DJs will spin music and boat tours are available for booking.

First night of Eid Al Adha, from 7pm with fireworks at 9pm, Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.yasmarina.ae

Nationwide

New movie

American Made stars Tom Cruise as Barry Seal, a commercial pilot who is recruited by the CIA to provide intelligence on communists in Central America in the 1980s, and finds himself at the helm of a major covert operation that leads to involvement with the Medellín cartel. The film is based on a true story. Action, also starring Domhnall Gleeson and Caleb Landry Jones.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (15+)

Abu Dhabi

Yoga training

Train to become a yoga or meditation teacher at Bodytree Studio. The 250-hour yoga-teacher training is led by Jacquelene Sadek, and is held over six weekends from September to December and enables participants to inspire students to live a lifelong exploration of mind, body and spirit. The Dhyaan 50-hour meditation teacher training takes place in September, and the curriculum features various meditation practices led by three trainers.

September 7 to 9 and September 14 to 16 for meditation teacher training, from Dh3,200; September 21 to December 9 for yoga teacher training, from Dh11,250, Bodytree Studio, Abu Dhabi, 02 443 4448, info@bodytreestudio.com

Abu Dhabi

Film screenings

Register to see two films presented by Cinema Space this weekend. The 1992 animated Disney film Aladdin tells the story of a street urchin who frees a genie from a lamp and uses his wishes to win the love of Princess Jasmine. Cinema Paradiso is a 1988 Italian film directed by Giuseppe Tornatore about young Salvatore’s love of movies. When Alfredo, the projectionist at Cinema Paradiso, agrees to reveal the mysteries of filmmaking, a special friendship is born.

Saturday, 4pm for Aladdin; 7pm for Cinema Paradiso, free with registration, Cinema Space, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, register at cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com

Catch a screening of Cinema Paradiso at Cinema Space on Saturday. Photo 12 / Alamy Stock Photo
Catch a screening of Cinema Paradiso at Cinema Space on Saturday. Photo 12 / Alamy Stock Photo

Dubai

Art classes

Register your children, ages 15 and older, for thejamjar Art Academy, a six-week programme in sync with the British Art Curriculum, that offers future art students personalised guidance for their own development with modules that aim to delve deeper into the creative process. The autumn module focuses on the idea of place, and students will be introduced to different perspectives, times in history and techniques. At the end, students will show their work in a public exhibition.

Starts September 16, 12.30pm to 2.30pm on Saturdays, from Dh2,000, thejamjar, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.thejamjardubai.com

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Abu Dhabi

Football event

Get tickets now for the FIFA Club World Cup, in which continental club champions, including hosts Al Jazira, Auckland City, CF Pachuca and defending champions Real Madrid, play for the tournament title.

December 6 to 16, 7pm on December 6 in Al Ain; 3pm on December 9 in Abu Dhabi; 4pm on December 12 in Al Ain; 7pm on December 13 in Abu Dhabi; 4pm on December 16 in Abu Dhabi, from Dh100, Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi; Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain, www.ticketmaster.ae

Dubai

Performance

Jennifer Lopez returns to Dubai with a show at Autism Rocks Arena on November 17. The American singer’s performance will feature glamour, stunning costumes and dazzling dance numbers. Hits ­include Let’s Get Loud and Waiting for Tonight. Register now for ticket information.

November 17, gates open at 5pm; concert starts at 9pm, from Dh345, Autism Rocks Arena, Dubai Outlet Mall, Dubai, www.117live.com

Dubai

Art exhibition

Catch the final days of the exhibition Living Shrines by American photographer Lisa Ross, which features a series of ethereal photographs of the Xinjiang region of China, where Ross spent more than a decade documenting Islamic holy shrines created by the Uyghur community.

Daily until Saturday, 10am to 7pm, today; 10am to 6pm Saturday (closed Friday), Gulf Photo Plus, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 380 8545, www.gulfphotoplus.com

Dubai

Family fun

Visit The Beach for four days of fireworks and family-friendly entertainment in celebration of Eid Al Adha. The carnival atmosphere begins tonight with marching bands and street performers as well as fireworks daily from 8.45pm and fun activities for children.

Daily until Sunday, from 8.45pm, The Beach, JBR, Dubai, www.thebeach.ae

Celebrate Eid Al Adha with four days of festivities at The Beach in Dubai. The Beach
Celebrate Eid Al Adha with four days of festivities at The Beach in Dubai. The Beach