Your essential guide to what's happening in the Emirates
Top 10: Join the new Super 6s touch rugby league in Dubai, catch the final day of Live@5 at Dubai Design District
Register to be a part of the launch of the new Touch Super 6s rugby league with men, women and mixed teams for people looking to get fit and have fun. Games take place on Wednesday evenings and will include regular, competitive matches in accordance with Federation of International Touch rules. Newcomers and seasoned players are welcome, and finals will take place November 29.
Starts September 13, 7pm to 10pm, Dubai Sports City, Dubai, www.super6s-Dubai.com
Yalla Laughs presents Comedy at the Greek, with top local and regional performers including Colin Armstrong, Abdullah Ali, Nizam Bantwal, Erik Thornquist (pictured), Marwan Al Hashimi and host Jon Boulton.
Tonight, 8pm, free entry, Acropolis, Le Meridien, Abu Dhabi, www.yallalaughs.com
Make plans to attend the Eid Al Adha festivities at Riverland Dubai at Dubai Parks and Resorts. Enjoy three days of Emirati hospitality with traditional Arabian coffee served at the entrances to The French Village and India Gate, as well as street performers and meet-and-greets with characters from Hotel Transylvania and The Smurfs, plus fireworks on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 9pm. The themed shops and restaurants will also be open.
Friday to Sunday, free entrance, Riverland Dubai, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Dubai, www.riverlanddubai.com
Register your children, ages 3 to 18, for the upcoming season of the City Football Schools, which offers boys and girls the chance to excel and improve their skills with training and even more competitive fixtures than previous seasons. Free sessions begin on Sunday.
September 10, various timings, from Dh1,450, Emirates Palace; Zayed Sports City; and NYUAD, Abu Dhabi, uae.cityfootballschools.com/courses/courses.htm
See a French-language performance of Le Petit Prince presented by Culture Emulsion and based on the classic novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupery that tells the story of a pilot stranded in the desert who meets a young boy, the little prince, who fell from an asteroid to Earth and makes observations about life and human nature.
September 29, 11am and 2pm, from Dh145, 5+, Kilachand Theatre, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 04 341 4777, www.ductac.org
Get tickets to the 10th edition of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, featuring top players including Rafael Nadal (pictured). Plus, enjoy the Tennis Village, autograph sessions and player coaching clinics.
December 28 to 30, from noon daily, from Dh100, International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, www.ticketmaster.ae
Catch the final days of the Abu Dhabi Sports Festival at Adnec with basketball, football, volleyball, badminton, cricket, fitness, a running track, CrossFit, yoga and more. Children can take part in football, cricket, zip-lining, battle park, gyroscope and bungee trampoline.
Today and tomorrow, 10am to 11pm, free entry, pay per sport, running track and table tennis are free of charge, all ages, Halls 7 to 9, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi, www.adsf2017.ae
Catch two films as part of the Nowplaying series presented by Cinema Akil and Alserkal Avenue. A Present from the Past is an Egyptian documentary by Kawthar Younis, who shares the story of taking her father to Rome for his 75th birthday to find the Italian woman he fell in love with and left 33 years earlier with promises to return to her, but he never did. Younis created the film using hidden cameras and home videos to capture the true essence of her relationship with her father. Then catch Saudi Shorts, three short films by the Saudi Telfaz11 collective that tell stories of extremists who take over a theatre, a special bond between a maid and a child, and survivors of a plane crash.
Tonight, 8pm for A Present from the Past; 10.30pm for Saudi Shorts, Dh35 entry, Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.cinemaakil.com
Register to attend a performance of Pixel, the hip-hop dance and interactive media event, in which bodies and images merge in a 3-D landscape that borders on reality and virtual, creating a world of poetry and dreams. The show features the choreography of Mourad Merzouki and digital projection by Adrien M and Claire B.
September 8, 11am, free with registration, NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.nyuad-artscenter.org
Enjoy the final day of Live@5 at Dubai Design District (d3), featuring a collection of fashion retailers, art galleries and dining venues, offering promotions, products and experiences including organic gelato, a Japanese lifestyle culture shop, Italian street-style dining, Afghan sweets and rugs, an Egyptian art gallery and much more.
Today, 5pm to 8pm, Dubai Design District, Dubai, www.dubaidesigndistrict.com