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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 17 December 2018

Top 10: Full-day ladies' event at Yas Waterworld, try a class at Free French Days, attend Impro Night at Rove Trade Centre

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Enjoy the fun at the final ladies-only event at Yas Waterworld for the season, which will run all day with plenty of activities. Yas Waterworld
Enjoy the fun at the final ladies-only event at Yas Waterworld for the season, which will run all day with plenty of activities. Yas Waterworld

Abu Dhabi

Waterpark fun

Catch the final ladies-only event of the season at Yas Waterworld, which will be a full day of celebrations including live DJ sets, Aqua Zumba, a water-dance zone, glam-and-glow stations and more than 40 rides, slides and attractions. The all-day event will be staffed entirely by women to ensure the privacy of guests.

Today, 11am to 11pm, from Dh250, ladies only, boys ages 8 and younger allowed with government ID, Yas Waterworld, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 496 8008, www.yaswaterworld.com

Abu Dhabi

Grand prix

All of the post-race concert performers have been announced for the 2017 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Calvin Harris (Feel So Close) will perform on November 23, prior to official race events, followed by Kendrick Lamar (Humble) on November 24. Mumford & Sons (I Will Wait) will perform on November 25 and Pink (So What) on November 26. Race-day tickets are required for entry to each night’s concerts and guests can upgrade to Golden Circle tickets from Dh195 per concert or Dh945 for all four concerts.

November 24 to 26, from Dh995 for three-day Abu Dhabi Hill package, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 800 927, www.yasmarinacircuit.com

Abu Dhabi

Food event

Get tickets now for Taste of Abu Dhabi, which returns to du Arena for three days of cuisine from the capital’s top restaurants, cookery demonstrations, appearances by celebrity chefs including Jenny Morris, workshops, live entertainment and more. Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet (True, Gold) will perform on November 9.

November 9 to 11, 4pm to 11pm on November 9; noon to 11pm on November 10 and 11, from Dh120 for a standard ticket on Thursday, including entrance to Tony Hadley concert; from Dh65 for standard ticket for Friday or Saturday, du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.tasteabudhabi.com

Abu Dhabi

Exhibition

See the exhibition Words Are Rain That Grow Flowers II, a group calligraphy exhibition featuring works by contemporary artists of the classic Arabian art form. It features a variety of styles, techniques and media, including avant-garde geometric abstraction and calligraphy-based sculptures. Pictured: Alphabet of Heroes by Azza Al Qubaisi

Daily until October 27, 10am to 9pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Etihad Modern Art Gallery, Bateen Area, Street 4, Villa 4/2, Abu Dhabi, 02 667 1229, www.etihadmodernart.com

See the group exhibition Words Are Rain That Grow Flowers II, featuring works by artists including Azza Al Qubaisi (a detail of Alphabet of Heroes, pictured). Etihad Modern Art Gallery
See the group exhibition Words Are Rain That Grow Flowers II, featuring works by artists including Azza Al Qubaisi (a detail of Alphabet of Heroes, pictured). Etihad Modern Art Gallery

Dubai

Language classes

Take part in a trial class at Free French Days with Alliance Française Dubai, as it celebrates the opening of a new location in Dubai Knowledge Park. Improve or refresh your French-speaking abilities through workshops from beginners to advanced levels, and enjoy cultural activities led by native French speakers. Today’s offerings include a beginner’s class for children at 1.15pm followed by French WebQuest at 3pm and Digital Storytelling at 4pm.

Today, Alliance Française Dubai, Block 2B, Unit G04, Dubai Knowledge Park, Dubai, www.afdubai.org/freefrenchdays

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Abu Dhabi

Fitness event

Book your spot at the pop-up Pilates Circuit class with Kathy Kleiver at the Bodytree Studio. The 90-minute session uses combinations of Pilates Reformer, Tower, Chair and props for an intense full-body workout that heavily challenges the core. There will be music, laughter and juice from Nectar cafe. The class is open to Reformer I/II-level students.

Tomorrow, 10.30am to noon, Dh155 includes juice from Nectar, Bodytree Studio, Abu Dhabi, 02 443 4448, info@bodytreestudio.com

Dubai

Halloween fun

Book your spot at the Halloween Flip the Lights special at Flip Out Dubai, where children and adults can enjoy sound and light effects, a chilling playlist and festive decor among the 200 interconnected trampolines. Guests who arrive in fancy dress will get one hour extra for free, and there are special prizes to be won by those sporting interesting and outrageous costumes.

October 26 and 31, 4pm to 10pm, Dh80 per person per hour, Flip Out Dubai, Warehouse 5, Al Quoz 3, Dubai, 600 567 568, www.flipout.ae

Book your spot for Halloween fun at Flip Out, the trampoline park. Flip Out
Book your spot for Halloween fun at Flip Out, the trampoline park. Flip Out

Dubai

Diwali festivities

Splash ‘n’ Party waterpark presents a Festival of Lights event to celebrate Diwali, featuring fireworks, water toys and roaming entertainment such as stilt-walkers, Bollywood dancers and jugglers. A DJ will play sets and there will be kids’ meals available.

Today, 4pm to 8pm, Dh100 per child, Splash ‘n’ Party, Dubai, 04 388 3008, www.splashnparty.ae

Dubai

Improv night

Register to attend tonight’s Impro Night at Rove Trade Centre in partnership with the improvisation-theatre experts at The Courtyard Playhouse. This Is Impro features spontaneous fun and laughter through scenes, stories and narration, which is influenced by audience suggestions and brought to life by the actors.

Tonight, 8pm, free with registration, Rove Trade Centre, Dubai, register at courtyardplayhouse.com/events

Dubai

Exhibition

Ayyam Gallery presents Thresholds 2.0 featuring works by painter Mouteea Murad that experiment with the use of mathematics in geometric abstraction. The large-scale paintings allow the viewer to explore the artist’s emphasis on space and dimension. Pictured: Trial No 132 Trance at Sunset

Daily until October 26, 10am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Art Sawa, Gate Village Building 8, Podium Level, Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai, 04 386 2366, www.artsawa.com

Ayyam Gallery presents the works of Mouteea Murad at Thresholds 2.0 including Trial No 132 Trance at Sunset (a detail, pictured). Ayyam Gallery
Ayyam Gallery presents the works of Mouteea Murad at Thresholds 2.0 including Trial No 132 Trance at Sunset (a detail, pictured). Ayyam Gallery