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Top 10: Register to take part in a cultural heritage tour in Al Ain, kids can attend a Halloween crafts camp at Ductac
Register to take part in the Travel Through Our Traditions Tour presented by Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi and Al Ain National Museum. Spend time with Emirati families in their homes and at their farms and get insight to the traditions and customs of Emirati life, especially during the autumn months, which are integral to the date-farming process. The tour will begin at Al Ain National Museum and will continue to Al Ain Oasis, ending at a traditional Emirati household.
Saturday, from 9am, Al Ain National Museum, Al Ain, register at email@example.com
Get tickets to attend a performance of Parable of the Sower based on the post-apocalyptic novel by the science-fiction author Octavia E Butler that chronicles the spiritual awakening of Lauren Olamina in a dystopian America wracked by violence brought on by climate change. The story fuses sci-fi, African-American spiritualism, insights on gender and race and climate activism.
November 9 to 11, 8pm, from Dh100, The Red Theatre, NYU Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.platinumlist.net
Get Driver Fit is on today at Yas Marina Circuit with functional fitness at 7pm. The free fitness programme is part of the Yasalam festivities in the run-up to the grand prix and offers classes in HIIT, boxing, Zumba, circuit training and yoga, giving residents the chance to gear up for a healthier lifestyle.
Daily until November 10, various locations across Abu Dhabi, including Yas Island, Umm Al Emarat Park, Zayed Sports City and Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/GetDriverFit
In the film The Vault, two estranged sisters (Francesca Eastwood and Taryn Manning) are forced to rob a bank to save their brother. But when the bank manager (James Franco) shows them where the money is truly kept, in the basement, they discover that they are not alone and evil lurks at every corner. Thriller, also starring Q’orianka Kilcher, Jill Jane Clements, Keith Lonekar, Scott Haze and Clifton Collins Jr.
Screening at cinemas across the UAE (18+)
Visit the exhibition Hajj: Memories of a Journey, which documents the legacy of the challenging routes pilgrims travelled across continents to take part in Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam. See rare photographs of Sheikh Zayed, Founding President of the UAE, who made his personal journey in 1979, as well as an interview he made about the purpose of Hajj and addressing political issues of the time.
Runs until March 19, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre, Abu Dhabi, 02 419 1919, www.szgmc.ae
Green Art Gallery present Theatre of the Absurd, a group exhibition that reflects on the relationship between art and architecture, exploring the different ways in which they influence each other. See a variety of works by artists including grid-like paintings by Farah Atassi; sculptures by Nika Neelova; and drawing compositions by Elena Alonso that borrow from architecture, design and handicrafts.
Daily until November 21, 10am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Green Art Gallery, Street 8, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 346 9305, www.gagallery.com
The Danu Theatre company presents The Al Hamlet Summit. The ruthless new ruler of a fictional contemporary Middle Eastern country is the former king’s brother. He has married his brother’s widow, and is creating a more westernised state in Kuwaiti playwright Sulayman Al Bassam’s take on Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The play is performed in English and features a multinational cast.
November 8 to 11, from Dh85, Kilachand Theatre, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 04 341 4777, www.ductac.org
Get tickets to see Take That as they return to Dubai on their Wonderland tour. Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen will perform some of the British pop group’s hit songs (Relight My Fire, Back for Good, Rule the World) as well as new material from their latest album, Wonderland.
November 30, gates open at 5pm, from Dh350, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net
Gulf Star Sports offers children ages 7 to 15 an adrenaline-fuelled week of go-karting, laser tag, race simulators, billiards tournaments, video games, team games and competitions at the Kartdrome Half Term Camp.
Daily until Thursday, 9am to 1pm, from Dh995 per week, Dubai Autodrome, Dubai, 050 429 4860, firstname.lastname@example.org
Children between the ages of 6 and 12 will enjoy the Halloween Camp at Ductac, which features a variety of activities with themes such as haunted pottery, creepy crafts, astonishing arts, marvellous magic and spooky showcase. Kids are invited to get creative doing arts with a ghostly twist.
Daily until Thursday, 9.30am to 1.30pm, from Dh250 per day; Dh1,000 per week, early drop-offs and late pick-ups are available, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, www.ductac.org