Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 September 2018

Top 10: See a new art exhibition at Tashkeel inspired by Dubai, attend the Terry Fox Run on Friday morning on the Corniche in Abu Dhabi, and more 

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Curved Twist by Fay McCaul and Kia Utzon-Frank. Courtesy Tashkeel
Curved Twist by Fay McCaul and Kia Utzon-Frank. Courtesy Tashkeel



Tashkeel presents In Residence: Christine Müller and Fay McCaul, which features works by the Austrian and Briton following their three months at Tashkeel exploring Dubai and engaging with residents through workshops and talks. Müller presents 26 screen-printed flags inspired by the stars seen in Islamic art. McCaul exhibits three new pieces as well as existing works that combine materials, shapes, patterns and forms to reflect the willow trees in Tashkeel’s garden. Pictured: Curved Twist by Fay McCaul and Kia Utzon-Frank

Daily until March 2, 9am to 10pm, Sundays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Tashkeel Studio and Gallery, Nad Al Sheba 1, Dubai, 04 336 3313, www.tashkeel.com

Abu Dhabi

Charity run

Plan to attend tomorrow’s Terry Fox Run, a non-competitive event that celebrates the memory of one of Canada’s most revered athletes and also raises money for cancer research in the UAE. The event is open to all ages and abilities as well as modes of participation, including walkers, runners, in-line skaters and wheelchair users. There is no registration fee; donations are welcome.

Tomorrow, 7am for registration; 9am start, East Plaza, Abu Dhabi Corniche, Abu Dhabi, www.terryfox.org/international-runs/abudhabi

Abu Dhabi


Book tickets for the Cairo Sound Music Festival, a family event that will feature popular Arabic musicians from across the decades, including The Voice judge Mohamed Hamaki, singer Aida El Ayoubi and trending Egyptian singer-songwriter Abu. DJ Khaled Hussein with oud player Mostafa Ghazal and percussionist Bakkar will perform a mix of modern house music, retro mixes and Arabic melodies.

January 26, from 2pm, from Dh195, du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.platinumlist.net


Comedy classes

Sign up for Dubomedy’s six-week stand-up and improv courses. Available for all levels, and with a class for Arabic performers, the comedy school will teach you new skills, improve your storytelling abilities and inspire your creativity, in a fun, supportive environment. The term ends with a final performance on March 3. Early-bird pricing is still available.

Starts January 27, various timings on Saturdays, from Dh1,200 for early-bird; then from Dh1,500, Dubomedy, JLT, Dubai, lol@dubomedy.com

Sign up to take part in improv and stand-up classes hosted by Dubomedy.
Sign up to take part in improv and stand-up classes hosted by Dubomedy.

Abu Dhabi

Golf event

Attend the start of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship and watch top international golfers compete for the trophy as part of the European Tour. Competitors include Dustin Johnson, Paul Casey, Tommy Fleetwood, Henrik Stenson, Matt Kuchar and Rory McIlroy.

Today to Sunday, from 7.20am, Dh50 for daily general admission; Dh150 for all four days, Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, abudhabichampionship.com


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Al Ain

Cultural event

Qasr Al Muwaiji hosts two events today. The Royal Bisht workshop shows how royal cloaks are made and features a viewing of a collection of the Al Nahyan family’s bishts. The Poetry Evening, moderated by poet Obaid bin Gathlan Al Mazrouei, celebrates Nabati poetry, the traditional oral poetry of Arabia, and will include performances by several prominent poets as well as a workshop in English and Arabic. Refreshments will also be served to visitors.

Today, 4pm to 6pm for the Royal Bisht workshop; 6pm to 7pm for poetry workshop and Poetry Evening, free, Qasr Al Muwaiji, Al Ain, 03 767 4444, reservations@qasralmuwaiji.ae

Abu Dhabi

Wellness event

Register for tonight’s Tibetan Humming Meditation with Lina Jarad, a reiki and sound therapist, at Bodytree Studio. The ancient Tibetan technique of Nadabrahma is said to bring harmony to your being through humming and hand movements, with conflicting parts of the body falling in tune.

Tonight, 7pm to 8pm, from Dh50, Bodytree Studio, Abu Dhabi, 02 443 4448, info@­bodytreestudio.com



Book tickets to see Shaolin Warriors: The Kung Fu Masters at Dubai Opera and see a showcase of demonstrations and action-packed feats. Direct from Shaolin, China – the birthplace of Kung-fu – the show features 21 performers who illustrate a child’s journey to achieve warrior status, with stunning scenery, music, lighting and costumes.

February 27 to March 3, 8pm daily plus 2.30pm on March 2 and 3, from Dh195, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com


Literature event

Get tickets to attend the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, the annual celebration of books and reading that features 10 days of author visits, talks, workshops, debates, writing competitions, school visits, children’s activities and book sales, as well as other special events.

March 1 to 10, various locations around Dubai including InterContinental Hotel, prices vary per event, Dubai Festival City, www.emirateslitfest.com



Book tickets now to attend Swiss Days 2018, which celebrates 10 years of performances with two new shows. Pegasus, from Biel, are one of Switzerland’s most successful pop groups and will bring their innovative style to Dubai on February 1. The following night, artist and TV presenter Federico Soldati brings his popular illusion show to the stage.

February 1 to 2, doors open at 7.30pm; show starts at 8.30pm, Dh75, ages 6+, Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, tickets.virginmegastore.me

Swiss pop group Pegasus opens Swiss Days 2018 on February 1. Swiss Art Gate UAE
Swiss pop group Pegasus opens Swiss Days 2018 on February 1. Swiss Art Gate UAE