Your essential guide to what's happening in the Emirates
Top 10: Get tickets for One Music X, celebrate culture at the BurJuman Indian Festival, try traditional handicrafts in Al Ain
One Music X is set to be a live programme of Filipino pop and rock music as well as international acts in a multicultural atmosphere of food, song, dance and activities such as Pinoy videoke and holistic workouts. Filipino performers include Yeng Constantino (pictured), KZ Tandingan, Inigo Pascual, Silent Sanctuary and Rico Blanco. A variety of Dubai independent acts will perform, including Josh McCartney, Emmanuel Marie and DJ Moophs.
November 3, gates open at 1pm, show starts at 2pm, from Dh95 for early-bird tickets, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai, tickets.virginmegastore.me
Catch the opening reception of the latest Abu Dhabi Art Hub exhibition at Le Royal Méridien. Personification showcases works by the Saudi artist Reem Al Subiy and Filipino artist Jake “Catah” Catahimikan, who have collaborated on a series of images of animals with human characteristics. The show is intended to convey the human desire for peace in keeping with the UAE’s commitment to religious tolerance. Pictured: An untitled image by Reem Al Subiy
Tonight, 7pm, then runs daily until Friday, open all day, lobby, Le Royal Méridien, Abu Dhabi, www.adah.ae
Get tickets to attend Queen Between, an outdoor concert featuring singer Susheela Raman, guitarist Sam Mills, Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali and the Phaedra Ensemble string quartet. Experience a cross-cultural mix of rock, Tamil folk, Sufi Qawwali and classical string reflecting themes of cultural exchange, migration and transformation. Register to attend an open rehearsal today at 4.30pm and 6pm at The Black Box at NYU Abu Dhabi, and hear a talk by the artists on the process of developing their collaboration.
Thursday, 8pm, from Dh100, The East Plaza, NYU Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.nyuad-artscenter.org
Take part in a series of weekly workshops at Al Ain Palace Museum that explore the history and heritage of traditional Emirati handicrafts, including Telli embroidery, which uses gold, silver and brightly coloured strings; Khoos palm-leaf weaving for decorations and household items; and Sadu weaving, which is used to create shelters and tents.
Runs until October 31, 9am to noon, Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, free, Al Ain Palace Museum, Al Ain, www.visitabudhabi.ae
In the film 6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain, Josh Hartnett stars as Eric LeMarque, a former ice-hockey player who goes snowboarding and gets lost in a massive snowstorm in the High Sierras, where he must fight for survival as he battles his own demons. The film is based on a true story as portrayed in the book Crystal Clear, by Le Marque and Davin Seay. Adventure, also starring Mira Sorvino and Sarah Dumont.
Screening at cinemas across the UAE (PG-13)
Take part in Get Driver Fit, the free fitness programme, as part of the Yasalam festivities in the run-up to the grand prix and designed to offer residents the chance to gear up for a healthier lifestyle. Today’s classes include Function Fitness at 6am at Haddins at Zayed Sports City and Driver’s Bootcamp at 7pm at Yas Marina Circuit.
Daily until November 10, various locations across Abu Dhabi, including Yas Island, Umm Al Emarat Park, Zayed Sports City and Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/GetDriverFit
See Hajj: Memories of a Journey, an exhibition that documents the legacy of the arduous and challenging routes pilgrims have travelled across continents to take part in Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam. Included in the exhibition are rare photographs of Sheikh Zayed, Founding President of the UAE, who made his personal journey in 1979, as well as an interview he made about the purpose of Hajj and addressing political issues of the time.
Daily until March 19, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre, Abu Dhabi, 02 419 1919, www.szgmc.ae
Grey Noise presents Sand, an exhibition of works by the German conceptual artist Daniel Gustav Cramer and the Portuguese artist Joana Escoval that reflect a dialogue between the artists’ practices. The delicate and subtle nature of the works convey fluid movement directed by gravity, with materials reflecting their surrounding and works mirroring each other. Pictured: Owl by Daniel Gustav Cramer
Daily until October 28, 11am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Grey Noise, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 379 0764, www.greynoise.org
Register to try the new Body Burn class at Real Pilates and improve strength, power, endurance and agility in a class that combines functional movement with Pilates. Challenge your cardiovascular system with full-body exercises, plus Pilates movements that focus specifically on abdominals, lower back and upper body strength.
Sundays at 8.15pm; Mondays at 6.15pm; Wednesdays at 7.15pm at Real Pilates, One JLT, 04 345 3228; Mondays at 6.45pm; Thursdays at 8.45am; Saturdays at 11am, Real Pilates, Palm Strip Mall, Jumeirah, 04 458 5399, Dubai, from Dh85, real-pilates.com
Celebrate India’s colourful culture at the BurJuman Indian Festival, with activities for the whole family. Try pottery painting and diya decoration, have your hands adorned with henna and enjoy the festive, themed decor around the mall. There are special offers available at BurJuman outlets.
Daily until Saturday, 4pm to 10pm for family activities, BurJuman, Dubai, www.burjuman.com