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Top 10: Get tickets to see the Gorillaz in Dubai, get fit with a friend at Level Up Fitness, and more
Gorillaz will headline this year’s Fiesta de los Muertos event at the Autism Rocks Arena in Dubai. The British virtual band consists of four animated fictitious members, with hits including Feel Good Inc, Dare and Clint Eastwood. Also performing are Lebanese-Canadian R&B singer Massari and Mexican band The Mariachis.
October 27, from Dh350, Autism Rocks Arena, Dubai, www.117live.com
Celebrate French National Day with a four-course set menu at Bord Eau created by chef Jimmy de Almeida and featuring green pea soup, blue Lobster from the French Atlantic coast or beef tenderloin with foie gras, and a dessert of Valrhona entremets.
Friday, from 6.30pm, from Dh300, Bord Eau, Shangri-La hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, 02 509 8555, email@example.com
Fifa Club World Cup
Get tickets now for the FIFA Club World Cup, in which continental club champions, including hosts Al Jazira, Auckland City, CF Pachuca and defending champions Real Madrid, play for the tournament title.
December 6 to 16, 7pm on December 6 in Al Ain; 3pm on December 9 in Abu Dhabi; 4pm on December 12 in Al Ain; 7pm on December 13 in Abu Dhabi; 4pm on December 16 in Abu Dhabi, from Dh100, Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi; Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain, www.ticketmaster.ae
Get fit with a friend this summer at Level Up Fitness. Try any of the studio’s classes including indoor cycling, circuit training, yoga, HIIT, belly dance, samba, Zumba and boot camp, and when one friend pays, the other attends the same class for free. Classes run from 6am to 9pm, so you can take advantage of the flexible schedule to feel healthy and active this season, even when the weather is hot outside.
Offer valid until July 31, classes daily at various timings from 6am to 9pm, from Dh55 for group classes; Dh70 for yoga; Dh80 for boot camp, Level Up Fitness, Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi, 02 697 9302, firstname.lastname@example.org
City Walk presents the aquatic-themed indoor attraction, Under the Sea, as part of Dubai Summer Surprises. The Mermaid’s Hideout is where children can explore experiential zones such as sand art, popsicle stick art and live magic and more. Little detectives can win prizes and gain access to the Hideout by taking part in a sea-themed treasure hunt. Live shows featuring acrobatic sea creatures and a strong-minded mermaid take place on weekends at 4.30pm, 7.30pm and 9pm.
Open 4pm to 10pm on weekdays; 2pm to 10pm on weekends, free for two children and two adults with a minimum spend of Dh200 at any retail, leisure and food outlet across City Walk, Under the Sea located beside Hub Zero, City Walk, Dubai, www.facebook.com/CityWalkDubai
Get tickets now to see Masha and the Bear on Ice as part of Abu Dhabi Summer Season. Watch the heartwarming story of the 3-year-old and her retired circus-star friend, Bear, who live in a train station in the forest. They teach viewers about creativity, loyalty and true friendship. Performances are in English.
July 28 and 29, 3pm and 6.30pm on July 28; 3pm on July 29, from Dh95, Zayed Sports City Ice Rink, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, www.tixbox.com, Dubai
Register your children ages 5 and above for the ZSC Academy Ice Skating Camp, where they can take part in on-ice sessions with certified coaches of the Ice Skating Institute of Asia (ISIA), free skate and off-ice games to develop endurance, balance, coordination and flexibility.
Runs until August 24, 9am to 1pm, Sundays to Thursdays, Dh750 per week, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, register at 02 403 4333, email@example.com
Sign up for a summer pottery class at Yadawei and try your hand at using a potter’s wheel. Relax and throw pots, learning the techniques of centering, turning and shaping, plus how to use pottery tools, apply glazes and finishing thrown pots. The class is open, registration not required.
Wednesdays, 11am to 1pm, Dh200, Yadawei, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 379 1312, www.yadawei.net
Register your children ages 5 to 10 for the action-packed Fit Inc Kids Summer Camp, including kids’ gymnastics, parkour, yoga and dance classes.
Runs until July 31, 9am to noon, Sundays to Thursdays, Fit Inc, City Tower 2 Car Park, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 800 348462, fitinc.ae
See Summer Exhibition, a showcase of contemporary artists who present works that use various colours and textures that reflect the UAE summer, including works by masters Yue Minjun, Salvador Dalí and Jeff Koons.
Daily until Saturday, 10am to 10pm, Sundays to Wednesdays; 10am to midnight on Thursdays; 2pm to 9pm on Fridays; 11am to 9pm on Saturdays, Opera Gallery, Gate Village, Building 3, DIFC, Dubai, 04 323 0909, www.operagallery.com