Your essential guide to what's happening in the Emirates
Top 10: See Blade Runner 2049 starring Ryan Gosling, learn fashion photography with Gulf Photo Plus
Blade Runner 2049 is a sequel to the 1982 film by Ridley Scott. In this turn, directed by Denis Villeneuve, set 30 years after the first film, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner, discovers an old secret that could drag the dystopian society into chaos. The discovery leads him to track down Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. Thriller, also starring Ana de Armas, Robin Wright, Jared Leto and Sylvia Hoeks.
Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (15+)
Register to take part in an aroma-yoga workshop with Denise Keller at YogaOne this weekend. Keller will explain how using various essential oils will improve physical and mental practice by increasing oxygen levels in the blood and will teach participants how to use scents to relieve muscle tension and aching joints as well as find calmness.
Friday, 3.30pm to 5.30pm for Aroma Yin, Dh180; Saturday, 11am to 1pm for Introduction to Therapeutic Oils, Dh150; 3.30pm to 5.30pm for restorative yoga, Dh180, YogaOne, Mangrove One Villa Compound, Abu Dhabi, 055 716 4845, www.yogaone.ae
Get tickets to the 10th edition of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, featuring top players from around the world including Rafael Nadal, Milos Raonic, Pablo Carreno Busta and Dominic Thiem. Plus, enjoy the Tennis Village, autograph sessions and player coaching clinics.
December 28-30, from noon daily, from Dh100, International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, www.ticketmaster.ae
Get tickets to attend the Annual Gala Dinner of the Alliance Francaise Abu Dhabi, featuring a refined gastronomic menu created by Michelin-starred chef Michael Husser inspired by the diversity of the Alsace region. Alliance du swing, a French jazz band, will perform.
Thursday, 7.30pm, from Dh500 for Alliance Francaise members; from Dh600 for non-members, ballroom, Le Royal Meridien, Abu Dhabi, www.800tickets.com
Register to take part in the 5th Westin Kilomarathon Run – 26.2 km -- as part of the Road to Awareness Campaign to benefit Al Jalila Foundation paediatric programme Farah, which provides medical care for children in the UAE who suffer from chronic illnesses. Farah also invests in local medical research of illnesses to develop better treatment options.
October 27, from 7pm, Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, register by October 22 at www.premieronline.com
Get tickets to see the documentary-style musical Jersey Boys, which tells the story of the 1960s rock group Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, whose harmonies were unlike anything anyone had ever heard, while their off-stage relationships were anything but perfect. Hit songs include December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night), Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Sherry and Walk Like a Man.
Starts Wednesday, then runs daily until Saturday, 8pm daily plus 3pm on Friday, from Dh250, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com
Dubomedy Arts School kicks off a new season of six-week comedy classes. Stand-up Comedy 101 is led by comedians Mina Liccione and Ali Al Sayed, and you can learn comedic writing skills and how to interact with the audience. Or try the Improv Comedy Course, which uses theatre games to teach techniques for thinking quickly on your feet. The Arabic Stand-Up Comedy course is taught by Al Sayed, who will guide participants through joke structure, writing, timing, delivery and performance. All courses end with a final public performance.
Classes start Saturday, various timings, from Dh1,200 for early-bird registration; then Dh1,500, Dubomedy, JLT, Dubai, 800 266339, email@example.com
Make plans to attend this week’s Oktoberfest celebrations at Grand Hyatt in true Bavarian style, with a festival tent and all the traditional elements, including live music from the band Die Kirchdorfer, flown in from Munich, who will play standards as well as singalong party music. Enjoy German specialities served a la carte, as well as a brunch buffet on Saturdays.
Runs until October 28, 7pm to 1am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays; 7pm to 2am on Thursdays and Fridays, free entry and a la carte on other nights; from Dh249 for the all-ages brunch on Saturdays from 12.30pm to 4pm, closed Sundays and Mondays, 21+ for evening events, Grand Hyatt Dubai, 04 317 2222, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign up to take part in the Introduction to Fashion Photography class at Gulf Photo Plus. The one-day class teaches essential kills and gives participants the opportunity to work with a live model, hair and makeup artists, and a combination of natural light and studio gear. Create a mood board, source models, take part in a live shoot and deliver results.
Friday, 10am to 6pm, Dh1,295, Dubai Design District (d3), Dubai, www.gulfphotoplus.com
Register to take part in a snow hike with the charity organisation Gulf for Good. Get a workout for your legs and lungs in the chilly environment of Ski Dubai, which is a great way to train for trekking and high-altitude challenges, such as the ones presented by Gulf for Good to raise money for children’s charities. Bring your hiking boots, poles and other winter gear along with water.
Friday, 8am to 9am, free with registration, 16+, Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, register by tomorrow at 04 368 0222, email@example.com