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Top 10: Register for Santa's Workshops at Fairmont Falcons Kids' Club, see the exhibition Melody in Meditation at Z Gallery, sign up for street-photography workshops at Gulf Photo Plus
Book your children’s spot for Santa’s Workshops at Fairmont Falcons Kids’ Club, which offers handicraft sessions, entertainment, Christmas tree ornament decorations and festive games.
December 21 to 22, 2pm to 4pm, from Dh120, Fairmont Falcons Kids’ Club, Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, register at 04 457 3331, email@example.com
Plan to attend a Lululemon and Bodytree pop-up shop tomorrow for fashionable activewear and apparel. Also pre-book to enjoy a shoulder opening and release vinyasa flow class, for free, with Michelle Alistoun from 10.30am.
Tomorrow, from 8am for the pop-up shop, Bodytree Studio, Abu Dhabi, 02 443 4448, firstname.lastname@example.org
N2N Gallery presents Art Shaped by the Heart, featuring works by Crimean painter Ramazan Useinov who took his inspiration from the results of making a decision by emotions rather than reason. With emotions giving shape to his art, Useinov’s works are based on intense and restrained feelings that reveal the inner world. Pictured: Girl With a Tambourine
Daily until January 8, 10am to 10pm, Sundays to Thursdays; 2pm to 10pm on Saturdays (closed Fridays), N2N Gallery, Al Ain Tower, Khalidiya, Abu Dhabi, www.n2nartgallery.com
Attend the third annual edition of Hekayah, The Story, an evening of poetry and song in honour of UAE National Day. Twelve artists from diverse backgrounds, nationalities and walks of life will come together to express what heritage, family and culture mean to them. Enjoy refreshments from food trucks plus a small craft market with local vendors.
Tonight, 7pm, free, The East Plaza, NYU Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.nyuad-artscenter.org
Register now to take part in next week’s iSwimNYUAD. The Olympic-sized swimming pool on NYUAD’s campus is open for two one-hour sessions on Saturdays as part of the Daman ActiveLife programme of events to encourage fitness in the community. The casual environment offers training and swimming improvement.
Saturdays, 9am to 10am; 10am to 11am, NYU Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.webscorer.com
Ring in the new year with a performance by Katy Perry at du Arena. The American singer brings her glittering stage show to the capital for the first time. Hits include Swish Swish, California Gurls, Firework, Hot N Cold and Roar.
December 31, 6pm to 2am, from Dh350, du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.ticketmaster.ae
Grey Noise presents The Good Soil, a film essay by Irish artist Michael John Whelan that investigates the relationship between the natural world and temporality. Whelan uses three perspectives, symbolising the past, present and future, to tell the story of places such as the Svalbard Global Seed Vault and a 5,500-year-old yew tree in Wales. This poetic journey explores the potential of these places to influence or be consumed by future realities.
Daily until December 30, 11am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Grey Noise, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 379 0764, www.greynoise.org
Register to attend street photography workshops with Gulf Photo Plus. Bert Stephani, Fujifilm X-photographer, will lead a series of hands-on workshops on the streets of Dubai. Through practical exercises, learn how to tell compelling stories and find your own voice.
December 15 to 18, 1pm to 9pm on December 15, 16 and 17; 10am to 6pm on December 18, from Dh995, Gulf Photo Plus, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.gulfphotoplus.com
H2 Productions presents a musical performance of the fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Ductac, performed by professional actors from the UK and a young chorus of UAE-based singers. The festive event combines comedy, music and dance.
December 20 to 29, from Dh100, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 04 341 4777, www.ductac.org
See the exhibition Melody in Meditation featuring cubist works by Ria Sharma that reflect the artist’s belief that an individual’s identity lies in achieving higher consciousness. The acrylic and oil mixed-media artworks reflect a holy connection, with objects broken and reassembled in simplified, geometric forms. Pictured: The Search Within
Daily until December 31, 10am to 10pm, Z Gallery, first floor, Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 04 323 0333, www.fourpointssheikhzayedroad.com