Your essential guide to what's happening in the Emirates
Top 10: Enjoy international cuisine at the Truckers Summer Warehouse, learn Kizomba dancing at Gursha, see The Transfiguration at Nowplaying
Visit the Truckers Summer Warehouse for the best of the region’s food trucks in one indoor location all summer long. Featuring TruckersDXB’s funky, industrial set-up, the event includes 15 food trucks serving authentic and fusion cuisines from all over the world, as well as live performances and interactive entertainment such as an arts and crafts market, carnival games, a mechanical bull ride, face-painting and more.
Runs until September 2, 4pm to 11pm, Dh10 entry fee; free entry for children younger than 12, Wednesdays to Saturdays, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, www.truckers.ae
Catch the final days of the exhibition Emirati Adornment: Tangible & Intangible, an interactive exhibition that explores Emirati identity as conveyed through modes of adornment, both tangible – garments, jewellery, weapons and more – as well as invisible aspects, including knowledge and skills to apply henna, kohl and fragrance, as well as grooming and hairstyles.
Daily until August 27, 10am to 8pm, Tuesdays to Sundays (closed Mondays), Warehouse421, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, www.warehouse421.ae
Ras Al Khaimah
The National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah is offering an opportunity to experience the archaeological, historical and ethnographical objects of RAK, many of which were donated by the ruling Al Qasimi family and residents of the emirate. The former fort was designed to fend off the British during the Arabian Gulf Campaign of 1809-1819 and was re-opened as a museum in the year 1987.
Open 8am to 6pm, Saturdays to Thursdays; 3pm to 6pm on Fridays, National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah, Ras Al Khaimah, 07 233 9900, www.rakheritage.rak.ae
The British comedian Russell Kane will perform as part of the DXBLaughs comedy series. The award-winning performer is known for his acting roles as well as sold-out tours.
November 9, 9pm, Dh195, Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 366 6546, madinatjumeirah.etixdubai.com
Head to Appaloosa at Marriott Hotel Al Forsan for some fun with the Yalla Laughs gang, which features local and regional comedians, including Marwan Al Hashimi (pictured), Akshay Ahuja, Colin Armstrong, Kamal the Egyptian, host Jon Boulton and headliner Omar Kazim.
Tonight, from 8pm, free entry, 21+, Appaloosa, Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, www.yallalaughs.com
Learn a new dance at the Nora Kizomba Social tonight at Gursha. The Ethiopian restaurant launches its weekly social evening with a performance by renowned Kizomba artist Tony Pirata, followed by an intro to Kizomba dance class. Plus, discover the flavours of Africa as well as music from a live DJ until 2am.
Tonight, from 8.30pm, free entry, Gursha, Unit 01, Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 800 48772
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
Catch the final days of Summer Jam at thejamjar, where children ages 5 to 12 can take part in day camps that focus on a variety of art topics. This week’s schedule includes Gyotaku prints today, a traditional Japanese method of printing fish; and sock puppets tomorrow, creating fun characters for your hands from coverings for your feet.
Today and tomorrow, 10.30am to noon, from Dh150, thejamjar, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 341 7303, www.thejamjardubai.com
Register your children ages 4 to 13 for the Vogue Fitness Summer Camp hosted by Ferrari World Abu Dhabi that encourages a healthy lifestyle. Learn key fitness skills from top trainers in the city that will improve endurance and stamina, play games at the theme park and enjoy arts and crafts with new friends.
Starts Sunday then runs until September 6, 10am to 2pm, Sundays to Wednesdays, Dh330 per day; Dh990 per week, Vogue Fitness, Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 583 2380, www.vfuae.com
Catch a screening of the film The Transfiguration as part of the Nowplaying series presented by Cinema Akil and Alserkal Avenue. The Michael O’Shea film focuses on 14-year-old Milo, an orphan who lives with his older brother in Queens and immerses himself in the world of vampires to escape his feelings of being an outsider. When he meets his neighbour Sophie, his feelings begin to change and he must try to suppress them.
Tonight, 8pm, Dh35, Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.cinemaakil.com