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Top 10: Get tickets to see Nitro Circus this weekend, take part in Get Driver Fit classes, last days of the Al Ain Book Fair
Get tickets now for Nitro Circus and experience the live-action sports show, which will take place on a Formula 1 racetrack for the first time in its history, featuring top motocross and BMX riders pushing the limit to perform tricks and stunts. Tickets include access to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.
October 6, from Dh250, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.tixbox.com
See Hajj: Memories of a Journey, an exhibition that documents the legacy of the arduous and challenging routes across continents that pilgrims travelled to take part in 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. The exhibition is held at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, coinciding with the 10th anniversary of its opening.
Daily until March 19, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre, Abu Dhabi, 02 419 1919, www.szgmc.ae
Ras Al Khaimah
Get tickets to attend Vivaldianno – City of Mirrors, which will be performed on Jebel Jais, the country’s tallest peak, at 1,600 metres above sea level. The live performance features a large orchestra on a specially constructed mountain stage and fuses Baroque masterpieces of Antonio Vivaldi with 3-D visual effects and light shows.
October 27, the venue opens at 4.30pm, concert starts at 7pm, from Dh300, Jebel Jais, Ras Al Khaimah, www.jebeljais.ae/vivaldianno
Take part in Get Driver Fit, the free fitness programme, presented as part of the Yasalam festivities in the run-up to the grand prix. Classes include HIIT, boxing, Zumba, circuit training and yoga and offer residents the chance to gear up for a healthier lifestyle. Registered participants can also attend bi-weekly seminars on nutrition and motivation. Today’s classes include boxing fitness at 6am at Haddins gym and functional fitness at 7pm during StartYas 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
Get tickets now to see La Perle, a live theatrical performance influenced by Dubai’s rich culture and history and produced by renowned creative director Franco Dragone. The permanent resident show is a fusion of artistic performances, imagery and technology featuring aquatic and aerial feats as well as special effects.
Shows at 7pm and 9.30pm Tuesdays to Fridays; 4pm and 7pm on Saturdays, from Dh400, Al Habtoor City, Dubai, 800 517373, www.laperle.com
Register to take part in the annual Pink Is Punk Run:Swim event presented by Ignite Fitness and Wellness to raise money for breast cancer awareness in support of the Al Jalila Foundation. Four categories of races with varying lengths offer a distance suitable for all fitness abilities, including open, sprint, junior and a fun run. Participants are encouraged to bring props and dress up as superheroes or in fancy dress for the fun run, as there will be a prize for the best-dressed.
Friday, from 6am, from Dh150 for adults; from Dh70 for juniors, Anantara The Palm Resort and Spa, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, register at www.premieronline.com
Attend the final days of the Al Ain Book Fair. Presented by the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, it celebrates Emirati titles and authors through a cultural programme highlighting the experience of these creative minds and showcasing their works in the fields of literature, thought, poetry, history. It includes a variety of academic titles.
Today and tomorrow, 9am to 1pm and 5pm to 9pm, Al Ain Convention Centre, Al Ain, www.abudhabievents.ae
Get tickets for The Gruffalo Show at Madinat Theatre as Tall Stories present a musical adaptation of the picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. The most fearsome creature takes to the stage with song, laughter, physical theatre and a touch of scary fun along with a catchy score and original music and lyrics.
November 10-11, from Dh135, Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 366 6546, madinatjumeirah.etixdubai.com
Lawrie Shabibi presents the exhibition Early Works from the Azari Collection, a showcase of the Iranian pioneer Massoud Arabshahi including paper, card, carbon paper and foil created between 1960-1964.
Daily until November 2, 10am-6pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Lawrie Shabibi, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 346 9906, www.lawrieshabibi.com
KidZania offers its new Weekday Mania promotion just in time for the back-to-school season, saving Dh50 off the regular economy entrance price of Dh150. Children can explore a range of professional careers through more than 80 hands-on role-playing activities, such as police officer, dentist, chef and more, that let them learn life skills and enhance their abilities.
Offer valid until October 14, Dh100 when booked online, KidZania, second floor, The Dubai Mall, Dubai, 04 448 5222, www.kidzania.ae