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Top 10: Final week of the UAE art community exhibition at NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery, She Rises launches for Emirati Women's Day
Catch the final week of But We Cannot See Them: Tracing a UAE Art Community, 1988-2008 and learn about the community of visual artists, writers and filmmakers who encouraged a culture of experimentation in the 1990s. A lack of public venues at the time prevented greater visibility, but this community is now recognised as one of the most important in the artistic history of the UAE.
Daily until Saturday, noon to 8pm, Mondays to Saturdays (closed Sundays), NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 628 8000, www.nyuad-artgallery.org
Register to attend the second talk in season two of the Flow Talk Series and get to know Emirati baker Sidiqa Sohail, owner and founder of the cake and dessert boutique Spontiphoria. Sohail will speak about being an entrepreneur and the challenges she faces running her own business while raising a child. There will also be a Q&A session. The Flow restaurant talks aim to boost fitness and wellness in the community.
September 13, 5pm, free, Flow, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai, 055 293 4430, www.flowdubai.com
Visit the Al Qattara Arts Centre in Al Ain, where children can take part in a summer programme to learn technical and creative skills through a variety of materials. Classes include painting and colouring, ‘the art of paper’ and decoupage.
Runs until Saturday, 5pm to 7pm, Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays for painting and colouring; 11am to 1pm, Mondays to Wednesdays for The Art of Paper; 5pm to 7pm, Mondays and Thursdays for decoupage, Al Qattara Arts Centre, Al Ain, 03 761 8080, email@example.com
Catch the final week of Talents Around the World at Bawadi Mall, Al Ain, as part of the Abu Dhabi Summer Season programme. The family-friendly show runs four times a day and features international professional dancers and acrobats. Enjoy UV light shows, Irish dancing, shadow theatre and more.
Daily until Thursday, 5pm to 10pm, Main Atrium, Bawadi Mall, Al Ain, www.abudhabisummerseason.ae
Register your children ages 4 to 16 for the new ZSC Academy football programme at Zayed Sports City. Skill sets are available for all levels of player and include the fundamentals, developmental and high-performance training, led by Uefa-accredited coaches. Assessments start from this Sunday onwards.
September 10 to June 23, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, 02 403 4200, firstname.lastname@example.org
Take your friends and colleagues along for a fun night out at Yalla Laughs. The comedy club returns with local and regional stand-up artists, including Akshay Ahuja, Rodger Talty, Nizam Bantwal and host Erik Thornquist.
Tonight, 8pm, free entry, Blu Sky Lounge and Grill, Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Tourist Club Area, Abu Dhabi, www.yallalaughs.com
Catch the launch of She Rises, an exhibition in celebration of today’s third annual Emirati Women’s Day. Local artist Budour Al Ali marks the occasion with a collection of 12 paintings that capture the heritage and beauty of the UAE, as well as the strength of women in the Arab and Muslim world. Pictured: Unspoken Sound
Opens today, then runs daily until December 15, all day, first floor, Hotel Sofitel Dubai Downtown, Dubai
Head to The Dubai Mall, to find giveaways and specials to celebrate back-to-school. Stock up on school supplies, clothing, backpacks and other essentials. If you spend more than Dh500 you can also enter a raffle to win a year’s worth of school fees. There will also be a teddy-bear hunt and kids-eat-free specials at more than 40 food and beverage outlets.
Daily until Saturday, 10am to midnight, Star Atrium, The Dubai Mall, Dubai, 800 38224 6255, www.thedubaimall.com
Get tickets to see Magic Phil and the Enchanted Forest at Ductac, starring Philip Nelson, Magic Phil, who has written, directed and produced the pantomime. Adapted from the Robin Hood legend, the story centres on Magic Phil’s attempts to keep NottingTurkeyHam Forest a happy place while the wicked sheriff tries to lock him up in jail.
November 16 to 18, 5pm on November 16; 10.30am; 1.30pm; 5pm on November 17; 10.30am; 5pm on November 18, from Dh130 for early-bird tickets, ages 3+, Kilachand Studio, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 04 341 4777, www.ductac.org
Celebrate Eid Al Adha with a special family-friendly brunch at Raffles Dubai. The menu has an Arabic twist, featuring roast chicken, lamb kofta, shish taouk, a live shawarma station and lamb ouzi, in addition to its usual fare. Children can enjoy making pizzas and decorating cookies with the chefs.
Friday, 1pm to 4.30pm, from Dh235, Raffles Dubai, Wafi City, Dubai, 04 324 8888, email@example.com