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Top 10: Enjoy top food trucks at Truckers Summer Warehouse and some fun with The Laughter Factory
Dubai - Food Trucks
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 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.
Opens today, then runs daily 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
Nationwide - new movie
In the film Inconceivable, Angela (Gina Gershon) and her husband Brian (Nicolas Cage) move to a new town, where Angela befriends Katie (Nicky Whelan), whom she offers a job as a live-in nanny. Soon Katie becomes dangerously obsessed with the couple’s daughter. Thriller, also starring Faye Dunaway and Natalie Eva Marie.
Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (15+)
Abu Dhabi - Waterpark Fun
Ladies’ night at Yas Waterworld is back with all the rides, slides and attractions of the waterpark available for women only and staffed entirely by women for a private atmosphere. Plus, enjoy live music from female DJs, Aqua Zumba and more.
Thursdays, 6pm to 11pm, from Dh250 when booked online, women only; boys ages 8 and younger with Government ID, Yas Waterworld, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.yaswaterworld.com
Children ages 5 to 10 will enjoy the indoor summer camp at The Mall at World Trade Centre, Abu Dhabi, where they can take part in a range of activities, including sports and art classes presented by KoolKidz, Primal Gym and The Art Hub that promote their physical and mental well-being.
July 9-August 17, 8.30am to 1.30pm or 5.30pm, from Dh125 per day; Dh520 per week, discounts available for siblings and the entire six weeks, The Mall at World Trade Centre, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/WTCAD
Bodytree Studio presents a series of workshops and masterclasses with Pilates instructor Courtney Miller, who has studied worldwide in both classical and contemporary Pilates methods. Take part in masterclasses in Pilates mat, athletic conditioning reformer, Pilates mat fusion flow and reformer bootcamp. Two-day workshops will run in whole body integration.
October 26-28 and November 2-4, various timings, from Dh90 to Dh1,475, discounts are available for early-birds and when booking multiple classes, Bodytree Studio, Abu Dhabi, 02 443 4448, firstname.lastname@example.org
Register to see a screening of The Three Musketeers on Saturday at Cinema Space. The 1973 American film directed by Richard Lester, tells the story of Alexandre Dumas’ novel, and stars Richard Chamberlain, Oliver Reed and Frank Finlay. Michael York plays the aspiring musketeer D’Artagnan, who seeks the friendship and respect of Athos, Porthos and Aramis.
Saturday, 4pm and 7pm, free with registration, Cinema Space, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, register at cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com
Plan to attend the second Literaturhaus at Nadi, the series presented by Alserkal Programming that features literary, artistic and cultural initiatives to inspire audiences. Saturday’s event features author Fadi Zaghmout, who will read from his first novel, The Bride of Amman, and Hani Yakan will perform a scene from the book. A Q&A session will follow.
Saturday, 4pm, Nadi Al Quoz, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.alserkalavenue.ae
Have some fun with the gang from The Laughter Factory. This month’s line-up includes the acclaimed headliner Ben Norris, whose TV credits include Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Mock the Week, plus comedians Rich Wilson (pictured), who once worked behind the bar at a comedy club and thought he could do better than the comedians on stage, and Pierre Hollins, a master of accents, observations and the one-string electric squash racquet.
Tonight and tomorrow, 9pm, buffet package available from Dh260, Mövenpick, JBR, Dubai; July 12, 8pm, Media One, Dubai; July 13, 9pm, buffet package available from Dh260, Grand Millennium, Barsha Heights, Dubai; July 14, 7pm, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, Dh140, ages 21+, www.platinumlist.net
See Ramadan Art Bazaar, a group exhibition of more than 30 UAE-based artists, each showing four works in a variety of media at affordable prices, with works priced no higher than Dh4,000. Find fine art, traditional pieces and furniture.
Ends today, 11am to 5pm, Citizen E Art Gallery, Dubai Design District, Dubai, www.citizene.net
Visit the Summer Bazaar ‘17 for a market offering shopping from cultures around the world, including handicrafts, clothing, beauty products, perfumes and oud, home appliances, toys and baby items, accessories and local and international foods. The event runs alongside Modhesh World and Truckers Summer Warehouse as part of Dubai Summer Surprises.
Opens today, then runs daily until September 4, 3pm to 11pm, free entry, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, www.facebook.com/SummerBazaarDXB