Your essential guide to what's happening in the Emirates
Top 10: Enjoy a driving experience on Yas Marina Circuit, workshops for kids at the Ikea Summer Academy and more
Abu Dhabi - Driving Experience
Visit Yas Marina Circuit to take advantage of driving experiences at up to 50 per cent discount as part of the Summer at the Circuit promotion. With a range of driver and passenger experiences, including the Chevrolet Camaro Drag Experience, there is something for everyone at the track this season. Get behind the wheel or let a professional take you on a spin as you experience the world-class track in an Aston-Martin, Mercedes-AMG, Jaguar F-Type and more.
Daily from 9am to 11pm, from Dh60 for a venue tour; Dh325 for the Chevrolet Camaro Drag Racing, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 800 927, www.yasmarinacircuit.com
Abu Dhabi - Kids' camp
Register your children for the French Summer Camp presented by Alliance Française Abu Dhabi, where children can have fun and make new friends through activities, adventures and surprises that help improve their French in a friendly atmosphere.
Daily until September 7, 9am to 2pm, from Dh120 per day includes a snack, Le Royal Meridien, Abu Dhabi, register at 02 612 2900, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nationwide - New Movie
In the film How to Be a Latin Lover, Maximo (Eugenio Derbez) is shocked when after 25 years of marriage, his wealthy, 80-year-old wife leaves him for a younger man. Maximo is kicked out of their mansion and he must move in with his sister Sara (Salma Hayek) and her young son. Missing his former lifestyle, Maximo makes a plan to get back to living the high life. Comedy, also starring Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell, Michael Cera, Rob Corddry, Rob Riggle, Raquel Welch and Linda Lavin.
Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (15+)
Abu Dhabi - Art workshop
Take part in a public art workshop as part of the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi programme of events exploring themes of the exhibition The Creative Act: Performance, Process, Presence. In the Moving | Drawing | Sculpture workshop on Saturday, children ages 6 to 12 years can design a kinetic sculpture that moves and makes its own drawings at the same time.
Saturday, 10am to noon, Dh50, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, register at 02 657 5800, email@example.com
Abu Dhabi - 3-D workshop
Register now for an evening workshop where you can learn the principles of 3-D printing. Run by TechShop Abu Dhabi and open to 16 year olds (and upwards), the session is organised by Warehouse421. A beginners’ class, participants will design a 3D model, prepare it for printing and then take their creation home.
July 19, 7 to 10pm, Dh50, Warehouse421, Abu Dhabi, register at www.warehouse421.ae
Dubai - Art Exhibition
Leila Heller Gallery presents Surface Issues, a group exhibition by Maximillian William featuring new works by contemporary artists who articulate the power that art has in simultaneously informing and misleading the audience, while concealing a deeper understanding just beneath the surface.
Daily until August 15, 10am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Leila Heller Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 056 831 3520, www.leilahellergallery.com
Dubai - Performance
South African singer/songwriter Johnny Clegg brings his final world tour, The Final Journey, to Dubai Opera. For more than 40 years, Clegg has pioneered a musical style that blends Western pop with African Zulu rhythms, helping to break down barriers in South Africa. Hit songs include Great Heart, Scatterlings of Africa, The Crossing and I Call Your Name.
September 20, from Dh250, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com
Dubai - Kids' camp
Children can learn the basics of fashion design at the Ductac Re-Fashioned Fairy Tales Summer Camp in classes geared towards age groups 7 to 12 years and 13 to 15 years. Activities on offer include drawing and sketching, creating mood boards, stitching and sewing both by hand and by machine.
Daily until July 20, 9am to 1pm, Sundays to Thursdays, Dh1,200 per week, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, register at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dubai - Kids' fun
Ikea Summer Academy is a series of indoor workshops for children ages 6 to 10 years, who can enhance their creative crafting skills through a series of educational activities. Every child will receive a personalised booklet and for each session they attend, will be rewarded with a sticker. For every three stickers, children will earn a prize. Today, children can make art using recycled plastic and paper bottles and will learn how to do magic tricks.
Wednesdays until August 30, 2pm to 5pm, Ikea Dubai, Festival City, Dubai, www.ikea.ae
Dubai - Art Exhibition
See A Fast, Moving Sky, which features works curated by Dexter Wimberly that reflect the African diaspora. The four artists chosen to participate come from vastly different parts of the world but are all connected through the theme, and present works that exemplify the complexity of the phenomenon, illustrating how ideas, aesthetics and people are constantly in flux.
Daily until July 25, 10am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), The Third Line, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 341 1367, www.thethirdline.com