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Top 10: Enjoy stand-up at Rooftop Comedy, see a family-friendly performance of Tom and Jerry, and more
See a family-friendly performance featuring cat and mouse duo Tom and Jerry, as part of Abu Dhabi Summer Season. In the live adventure tale, the characters meet the spirit Taja who transports them to the long-lost Pawprint Island where they are sent on a quest to find four lost crystals, to help Taja regain her magic.
Daily until Saturday, 6.30pm on Thursday; 3pm on Friday; 3pm and 6.30pm on Saturday, from Dh100, Al Raha Theatre, Al Raha, Abu Dhabi, www.abudhabisummerseason.ae
Enjoy stand-up at Rooftop Comedy, presented by Yalla Laughs and featuring comedians from across the region. Bring your friends and colleagues and end the week on a high note.
Tonight, 8pm, free, 21+, Up and Below rooftop bar, Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Centre, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/yallalaughs
Ras Al Khaimah
The spa at the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah offers an Afternoon Tea facial, a 90-minute bespoke anti-ageing treatment that stimulates cell rejuvenation. The underwater-themed spa offers an array of relaxing treatments plus facilities that include a flotation bed, steam rooms and the hotel’s signature herbal sauna.
Open daily, 9am to 9pm, Dh950 for the Afternoon Tea facial, age 16+, Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah, 07 203 5722, email@example.com
Catch the final days of Woven Identities, an exhibition of sustainable art by Dubai-based artists Stephanie Neville and Jeff Scofield. The show examines how we adapt or conform to our immediate environment and also questions how the UAE’s transient lifestyle affects the sustainability of interdependent relationships.
Today and Saturday, 3 to 10pm, (closed Friday), Project Space, NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 628 8000, www.nyuad-artgallery.org
Register your children for the French Summer Camp presented by Alliance Française Abu Dhabi, where they can make new friends through fun activities and adventures to improve their French.
Until September 7, 9am to 2pm, from Dh120 per day including a snack, Le Royal Méridien, Abu Dhabi, register at 02 612 2900, firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the Truckers Summer Warehouse for the best of the region’s food trucks all under one roof, all summer long. Featuring TruckersDXB’s funky, industrial set-up, the event includes 15 vehicles serving authentic and fusion cuisines from around the world, as well as interactive entertainment and live performances. Enjoy the arts and crafts market, carnival games, a mechanical bull ride, face-painting and more.
Until September 2, 4pm to 11pm, Wednesdays to Saturdays, Dh10 entry fee; free entry for children under 12, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, www.truckers.ae
Get tickets to attend a one-night-only performance by flamenco dancer Eva Yerbabuena at Dubai Opera. Accompanied by five dancers and an ensemble of musicians, she will perform a rendition of her celebrated Carne y Hueso show. The Spanish dancer, known for her speed, power and dramatic footwork, mixes traditional flamenco forms with her own style.
October 5, 8pm, from Dh200, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com
Make plans to attend a creative writing workshop with Emirati author Mariam Al Saedi as part of Literaturhaus at Nadi, the celebration of literature and forum of creativity presented by Alserkal Programming. Al Saedi will focus on the inner-voice of the writer, using the method of addressing why, how, when, what and where. The workshop will conclude with participants writing a short paragraph that can be used as the start of a short story and is followed by a group discussion.
Saturday, 4pm to 5pm, Nadi Al Quoz, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, email@example.com
Book a table for Prime Date Night at The Meydan Hotel’s fine-dining steakhouse Prime, and enjoy a special set menu created by chef Raphael Raschke. It features a choice of starters followed by the chef’s signature steak, grilled to your preference, and two desserts to choose from.
Offer available daily, 7pm to 11.30pm, Dh750 per couple, Prime, 5th floor, The Meydan Hotel, Dubai, reservations at 04 381 3111, www.meydanhotels.com/PrimeDinner
Children can make full use of their holidays at the Emaar Entertainment Summer Camp, where they can learn skills and make new friends through activities at Dubai Aquarium, Dubai Ice Rink, KidZania, Reel Cinemas and the Burj Khalifa. Activities include ice-skating, visiting a heritage village, learning about marine conservation, filmmaking, film watching and team-building games.
Runs until August 31, 8.30am to 3pm, Sundays to Thursdays, Dh750 per week, including activities, snack, lunch and certificate, meeting point at KidZania entrance, The Dubai Mall, Dubai, emaarsummercamp.com