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Top 10: get tickets for Namaste Abu Dhabi, register your kids for an art workshop at Manarat Al Saadiyat and more
Coral Beach Resort Sharjah Summer Camp features activities for children ages 4 to 11 including nature crafts, a young chefs’ programme, kids’ fitness classes, swimming and educational and fun trips in the Northern Emirates with healthy meals and snacks. Runs until August 30, 9am to 4pm for ages 4 to 11; 7.30am to 2pm for ages 1 to 3, from Dh120 daily for Coral Beach Resort members; Dh150 daily for non-members; Dh450 weekly for members; Dh550 weekly for non-members, Coral Beach Resort Sharjah, Sharjah, 06 522 9999, www.hmhhotelgroup.com/coralbeachresortsharjah
Get tickets now to see Namaste Abu Dhabi, a magical journey of Bollywood melodies presented by Salim-Sulaiman as part of the Abu Dhabi Summer Season programme. Along with a troupe of 20 musicians, singers, dancers and technicians, the world-renowned brothers have taken the musical and entertainment world by storm with an array of hits that span Bollywood and Hollywood. August 18, doors open at 7.30pm; concert starts at 9pm, from Dh200, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, www.abudhabisummerseason.ae
Register your children to take part in the Paint! Canvas! Action! workshop at Manarat Al Saadiyat as part of the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi exhibition The Creative Act: Performance, Process, Presence. Based on the style of Japanese Gutai artists, children will make a painting using different objects and movement such as dancing and sliding in paint. Be sure to wear clothing you don’t mind getting paint on, as it can get messy.
Saturday, 10am to noon, Dh50, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, register at 02 657 5800, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dubai-based artists Stephanie Neville and Jeff Scofield present Woven Identities, an art exhibition of work made from sustainable materials in different mediums including textiles and book pages. The show examines themes of multiculturalism, as well as the concerns of expatriates, such as how people adapt to their immediate environment. The two artists also question how the transient nature of life in the UAE affects the sustainability of interdependent, social and familial relationships.
Daily until Saturday, 3 to 10pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Project Space, NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 628 8000, www.nyuad-artgallery.org
Head to Yas Island for TrainYas and enjoy a walk, jog, run or bike around the 5.55km Yas Marina Circuit during the cooler evening temperatures. Bikes and helmets are available for rent from Fun Ride Sports and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi provides 400 bikes available to borrow.
Tonight, 6pm to 10pm, free with registration, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 800 927, register at www.yasmarinacircuit.com
Visit Live@5 at Dubai Design District (d3), featuring a collection of fashion retailers, art galleries and dining venues, offering various promotions, products and experiences including organic gelato, a Japanese lifestyle culture shop, Afghan sweets and rugs, an Egyptian art gallery and more. Open until August 30, 5pm to 8pm, Sundays to Thursdays, Dubai Design District, Dubai, www.dubaidesigndistrict.com
Visit the Dreamworks Animation Zone at Motiongate Dubai and enjoy rides, live experiences, themed restaurants and retail stores in a fully air-conditioned environment featuring four themed lands inspired by the stories and characters of blockbuster films Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Madagascar and Shrek.
Open daily, 3pm to 10pm, Saturdays to Wednesdays; 3pm to 11pm, Thursdays and Fridays, from Dh145 for adults until August 31 when booked online, Motiongate Dubai, Dubai Parks & Resorts, Dubai, www.motiongatedubai.com
An experienced cast will stage The Woman in Black, Susan Hill’s chilling story about a solicitor who becomes obsessed with a former case and a ghost story. He hires an actor to help exorcise his fears.
September 26 to October 2, 8pm daily, plus 11am on September 27 and October 2; 3pm on September 29 and 30, from Dh180, Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, www.madinattheatre.com
Summer Bazaar ‘17 is a shopping market offering experiences 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.
Daily until September 4, 3pm to 11pm, free entry, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, www.facebook.com/SummerBazaarDXB
Take pool days to a new level by booking a private cabana at the Burj Al Arab terrace. Choose a luxury cabana for two, or a royal cabana for four, and enjoy views of the skyline from the infinity pool. Also enjoy a three-course meal at Scape Restaurant and Bar.
From Dh2,500 for two people; Dh4,500 for four people, Burj Al Arab, Dubai, 04 301 7400, BAAReservations@jumeirah.com