Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 September 2018

Top 10: Register for a dance workshop, dive into a giant ball pit, and more

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Register to take part in a Korean traditional dance workshop at the Korean Cultural Center
Register to take part in a Korean traditional dance workshop at the Korean Cultural Center

Abu Dhabi

Dance workshop

Register to take part in a ladies-only, five-week long dance workshop at the Korean Cultural Centre. Buchaechum is a traditional dance and features a group of female dancers using fans to create movements and formations.

July 18 to August 22, 4pm to 6pm on Tuesdays, Dh300 for new students for the course; Dh50 for returning students, Korean Cultural Centre, twofour54, Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi, register by Saturday at uae.korean-culture.org


Summer Surprises

Today is the first day of the 72-Hour Sale as part of Dubai Summer Surprises. The limited-time offer from participating retailers is only available from Monday to Wednesday each week, when you can get even deeper discounts on already discounted items.

Daily until August 12, locations across Dubai, www.visitdubai.com

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Film screening

Register to attend a screening of Nuovomondo (Golden Door) as part of the Cinema Space series at Manarat Al Saadiyat. The 2006 Italian film directed by Emanuele Crialese is set in the early 20th century and follows Sicilian peasant and widower Salvatore (Vincenzo Amato), who dreams of a better life in America, and sells all of his belongings to travel there by ship with his sons and mother. Along the way, he meets an Englishwoman (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and develops a romance with her, but isn’t prepared for what happens when they reach Ellis Island. In Italian with English subtitles.

Tonight, 7.30pm, free with registration, Cinema Space, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, register at cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com

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Art exhibition

But We Cannot See Them: Tracing a UAE Art Community, 1988-2008 focuses on a community of artists, sometimes called “the five”, made up of visual artists, writers and filmmakers that encouraged a new culture of radical, formal and conceptual experimentation in the early 1990s. Lack of public venues able to support experimentation at the time prevented its visibility, and the community is now being presented as one of the most important in the country’s artistic history.

Daily until September 2, noon to 8pm, Mondays to Saturdays (closed Sundays), NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 628 8000, www.nyuad-artgallery.org

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Comedy Show

The Yalla Laughs gang are back with a new show tonight at Pappagallo. Bring colleagues and friends and join top local and regional comedians for an evening of stand-up and fun.

Tonight, 8pm, free entry, Pappagallo, Le Méridien Village, Abu Dhabi, www.yallalaughs.com


Kids’ fun

Dive into the giant ball pit at Dubai Marina Mall, which features thousands of colourful balls, twisting slides, soft-play area for little ones and a DJ playing hit music. Spend Dh50 at any Dubai Marina Mall retail outlet and children up to age 12 and 110cm can enjoy 30 minutes of play for free.

Open from 10am to 11pm, free with Dh50 retail spend, Dome Atrium, Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai, www.dubaimarinamall.com

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F1 concerts

The first two post-race concert performers have been announced for the 2017 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Calvin Harris (This Is What You Came For, Feel So Close, Summer) will perform on Thursday, November 23, prior to official race events, and Pink (So What, Get the Party Started, Don’t Let Me Get Me) will perform on Sunday, November 26. Two more performers are yet to be announced for the Friday and Saturday night shows. Race-day tickets are required for entry to each night’s concerts and guests can upgrade to Golden Circle tickets from Dh195 per concert or Dh945 for all four concerts.

November 24 to 26, from Dh995 for three-day Abu Dhabi Hill package, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 800 927, www.yasmarinacircuit.com


Restaurant opening

Book a table at the newly opened Le Petit Belge restaurant and enjoy Belgian cuisine and hospitality with dishes such as mussels, coq au vin, Flemish beef stew (pictured) and Belgian-chocolate mousse. Friday and Saturday brunches include French toast, eggs Florentine and Danish pastries.

Open daily, noon to 2am, from Dh75, Le Petit Belge, Pullman Hotel & Residence, JLT, Dubai, 04 242 7794, lepetitbelge.com


Art exhibition

Modernist Women of Egypt is a group exhibition that looks at how Egypt’s engagement in the early 20th century – through nationalism, womanhood, activism, multiculturalism and traditions – produced a substantial environment for women artists to develop, specifically between the 1950s and 1970s.

Daily until July 27, 10am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Green Art Gallery, Street 8, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 346 9305, www.gagallery.com



Get tickets now to attend a one-night-only performance by flamenco dancer Eva Yerbabuena at Dubai Opera. Accompanied by five dancers and an ensemble of musicians, she will perform a rendition of her celebrated Carne y Hueso show. The Spanish dancer, known for her speed, power and dramatic footwork, mixes traditional flamenco forms with her own style.

October 5, 8pm, from Dh200, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com