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Top 10: Register for Open Day at Just Be Holistic Centre, catch Racy Desi improv night, enjoy a desert-themed afternoon tea at Shangri-La Hotel
Register your children ages 4 to 12 for the Open Day at Just Be Holistic Centre, where families can take part in self-empowerment and self-actualisation workshops, as well as kids’ yoga and parent-and-child classes led by certified instructor Nerry Toledo (pictured). Jungle Adventure, for ages 4 to 6, lets children connect with nature through yoga by mixing games, breathing and postures, while families can also take part in a class that encourages strengthening their bonds.
Saturday, 9am to 5.30pm for the open house; 9am to 10am for the Jungle Adventure yoga class; 10am to 11am for the Parent and Child yoga class, free, Just Be Holistic Centre, Umm Suqeim, Dubai, register at www.facebook.com/justbeuae
Warehouse421 presents Community and Critique: SEAF Cohort 4, an exhibition of works by 15 artists marking the culmination of the year-long Salama bint Hamdan Emerging Artists Fellowship programme (SEAF). A fundamental pillar of the programme is critique – reflection, questioning and analysis – and this exhibition welcomes the public into the artists’ studio to engage in this process.
Daily until January 14, 10am to 8pm Tuesdays to Sundays (closed Mondays), Warehouse421, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, www.warehouse421.ae
Take part in Get Driver Fit, the seven-week fitness programme that takes place across the city as part of the Yasalam festivities in the run-up to the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix. Gear up for a healthier lifestyle with classes including HIIT, boxing, Zumba, circuit training, yoga and more. The first class, a beach circuit, will take place tomorrow at 8am at the Residences at The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort.
Starts tomorrow, then runs daily until November 10, various timings and venues around Abu Dhabi, www.yasalam.ae
Buy tickets for the 10th edition of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, featuring top international players including Rafael Nadal, Milos Raonic, Pablo Carreno Busta and Dominic Thiem. 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
Enjoy the new The Dessert in the Desert afternoon tea at Shangri-La Hotel. Chef Reiner Lupfer and pastry chef Muhamad Jejen have created a special menu designed to mirror life in Abu Dhabi, with modern living interlacing with the city’s history. It features scones, savoury bites and pastries infused with local ingredients.
Daily from 2.30pm to 6pm, from Dh220 for two, Lobby Lounge, Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, 02 509 8555, email@example.com
Stronger is the true story of Jeff Bauman (Jake Gyllenhaal), a 2013 Boston Marathon spectator who lost his legs when a bomb exploded at the finish line in a terrorist attack. Bauman helps law enforcement to identify one of the suspects and starts his rehabilitation, becoming a symbol of hope and inspiration. Drama, also starring Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson and Richard Lane Jr.
Screening at cinemas across the UAE (15+)
Attend Racy Desis featuring top improvisation actors from the Courtyard Playhouse. The show puts locals on the spot with improv games and includes stand-up sets from Courtyard comics. A themed food and beverage menu is available.
Tonight, from 8pm, free entrance, Rove Healthcare City, Dubai, courtyardplayhouse.com/events
Attend the performance of An Evening of Opera Highlights tonight at the Dubai Opera, featuring husband-and-wife singers Yusif Eyvazov and Anna Netrebko. The programme includes Verdi, Puccini, Giordano and Leoncavallo.
Tonight, from 8pm, from Dh350, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com
Ayyam Gallery presents Thresholds 2.0 featuring works by painter Mouteea Murad that experiment with the use of mathematics in geometric abstraction. The large-scale paintings allow the viewer to explore the artist’s emphasis on space and dimension, and the mathematical functions used for the illusion of movement. Pictured: Trial No 127, The Magical Night Journey
Daily until October 26, 10am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Art Sawa, Gate Village Building 8, Podium Level, Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai, 04 386 2366, www.artsawa.com
Book tickets now to see Jennifer Lopez, who returns to Dubai with a show at Autism Rocks Arena on November 17. The American singer’s performance will feature big tunes, stunning costumes and dazzling dance numbers. Lopez’s hits include Let’s Get Loud, If You Had My Love and Waiting for Tonight.
November 17, gates open at 5pm; concert starts at 9pm, from Dh345, Autism Rocks Arena, Dubai Outlet Mall, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net