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Top 10: Mohammed Abdo performs in Dubai, The Laughter Factory kicks off its Evil Genius Tour, register to Get Driver Fit
Mohammed Abdo will perform tonight as part of a series of citywide celebrations in Dubai for Eid Al Adha. Known as The Artist of Arabs, the prominent Khaleeji singer has hits including Bent Alnoor, Al Amakin and Lana Allah.
Tonight, 9pm, from Dh350, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net
Abu Dhabi & Dubai
The Laughter Factory returns this month with the Evil Genius Tour, featuring British shock comic Jojo Smith going head-to-head with two of the top acts in the stand-up world, John Moloney (pictured) and Jeff Innocent. Get tickets for shows in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, including a new venue in the capital, Hilton Abu Dhabi on September 12.
Tonight, 8pm, Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi; tomorrow, 9pm, Mövenpick, JBR, Dubai; Friday, 7pm, Courtyard by Marriott Dubai, Green Community, Dubai; Saturday, 8pm, Senara The Palm, Dubai; Tuesday, 8pm, Hilton Abu Dhabi; September 14, Grand Millennium, Tecom, Dubai, September 15, 7pm, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai; 8.30pm, Media One Hotel, Dubai, Dh140, ages 21+, www.platinumlist.net
Register online now to take part in this year’s free, seven-week Get Driver Fit fitness programme, as part of the Yasalam festivities in the run-up to the grand prix. Classes take place at venues across the city, including Yas Island, Umm Al Emarat Park, Zayed Sports City and Khalifa City and include HIIT, boxing, Zumba, circuit training, yoga and more, offering residents the chance to gear up for a healthier lifestyle. Additionally, participants can start their fitness journey with a 3-D body scan and attend bi-weekly seminars on nutrition and motivation.
September 17 to November 10, with the launch event taking place at Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/GetDriverFit
Get tickets to attend the Abu Dhabi debut performance of Maysoon Zayid, the Palestinian-American stand-up comedian and disability advocate who performs a show in Arabic, sharing wit about her family, global culture and her life with cerebral palsy. Zayid is a co-founder of the New York Arab American Comedy Festival and appeared in the Adam Sandler film You Don’t Mess With the Zohan.
September 13, 8pm, free with registration, The Red Theater, NYU Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.nyuad-artscenter.org
The run of the current Lest We Forget exhibition Emirati Adornment: Tangible & Intangible has been extended. Explore Emirati identity through modes of adornment, from garments, jewellery and weapons to the knowledge and skills to apply henna, kohl and fragrance, as well as grooming and hairstyles.
Daily until September 24, 10am to 8pm, Tuesdays to Sundays (closed Mondays), Warehouse421, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, www.warehouse421.ae
Sushi San celebrates its first anniversary with the Matcha and Mochi – A Far East Afternoon Tea Experience, balancing the benefits of the Asian drink with savoury and sweet treats. Choose your preferred tea – matcha, sencha or hojicha – then enjoy spicy tuna nori tacos, oshizushi smoked salmon and okonomiyaki pancakes, and round out the experience with a selection of assorted mochi.
Offer available until October 6, 11am to 5pm, except Fridays, from Dh75, SushiSan, Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi, Dhafeer Street, Abu Dhabi, 800 78 744 726, www.sushisan.ae
Cinema Akil and Alserkal Avenue present the films The Trip and The Trip to Italy as part of the Nowplaying series. The Trip is a 2010 film starring Steve Coogan, who is asked by The Observer to tour the England’s finest restaurants, but after his girlfriend backs out, he must take along Rob Brydon, who offers endless aggravation. The Trip to Italy stars the same actors, four years later, eating meals in Tuscany, Rome, Amalfi and Capri.
Tonight, 8pm for The Trip; 10pm for The Trip to Italy, Dh35 entry, Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.cinemaakil.com
The exhibition She Rises by local artist Budour Al Ali celebrates female empowerment and marks the occasion of Emirati Women’s Day, which was on August 28, with Al Ali’s new collection of 12 paintings that capture the heritage and beauty of the UAE, as well as the strength of women in the Arab and Muslim world.
Daily until December 15, open all day, first floor, Sofitel Dubai Downtown, Dubai
Register for The Color Run, which returns to Dubai Autodrome in November. Billed as the "Happiest 5K on the Planet", expect coloured powder at each kilometre mark and a new foamy cloud zone, all in the name of fun and fitness. Early-bird pricing is available for a limited time and a donation from each entry will go to Friends of Cancer Patients.
November 11, from 7am, from Dh140 for early-bird registration, Dubai Autodrome, Dubai, www.thecolorrun.ae
Register to take part in a snow hike with the charity organisation Gulf for Good. Get a workout for your legs and lungs in Ski Dubai, which is a great way to train for trekking and high-altitude challenges, such as the ones presented by Gulf for Good to raise money for children’s charities. Bring your hiking boots, poles and other winter gear along with water.
Friday, 8am to 9am, free with registration, Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, register by tomorrow at 04 368 0222, firstname.lastname@example.org