Your essential guide to what's happening in the Emirates
Top 10: See Inner Worlds at Etihad Modern Art Gallery, register for a stand-up comedy class with Dubomedy
Inner Worlds is a group photography exhibition featuring the works of four UAE-based artists who aim to represent a personal approach to their immediate surroundings, including minimalistic cityscapes, a mysterious world, details of rush hour, and meditative portraits. Pictured: Old and New by Saeed Nassouri
Daily until September 27, 10am to 9pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Etihad Modern Art Gallery, Bateen Area, Street 4, Villa 4/2, Abu Dhabi, 02 667 1229, www.etihadmodernart.com
Abu Dhabi & Al Ain
You can now buy tickets for the FIFA Club World Cup, in which continental club champions, including hosts Al Jazira, Auckland City, CF Pachuca and defending champions Real Madrid, play for the tournament title.
December 6 to 16, 7pm on December 6 in Al Ain; 3pm on December 9 in Abu Dhabi; 4pm on December 12 in Al Ain; 7pm on December 13 in Abu Dhabi; 4pm on December 16 in Abu Dhabi, from Dh100, Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi; Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain, www.ticketmaster.ae
Head to Yas Island for TrainYas and enjoy a walk, jog, run or bike around the Yas Marina Circuit. Bikes and helmets are available for rent from Fun Ride Sports and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi provides 400 bikes available to borrow.
Tonight, 6pm to 10pm, free with registration, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 800 927, register at www.yasmarinacircuit.com
Book tickets for the Caribbean Beach Festival at Yas Beach. Jamaican-American pop star Sean Kingston (Beautiful Girls, Fire Burning) will headline event, which celebrates Caribbean culture through art, food and music. Jamaican crooner Jah Cure will also perform contemporary reggae music, and there will be food trucks serving authentic dishes.
October 6, 4pm to 3am, from Dh120, 21+, Caribbean Beach Festival, Yas Beach, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.reggae-beachfest.com
Le Méridien Abu Dhabi presents Yoga with Mahimai, with three outdoor classes per week led by professional instructor Mahimai Devi, that help relieve stress and develop mental faculties as well as rejuvenate the digestive system and maintain a healthier body. Classes include Mindfulness Mondays that focus on getting connected to one’s self, Sculpt Wednesdays with focus on toning and cardio, and Energy Flow Saturdays that open the chakras. The pre-launch classes in the final week of September, are free with registration.
Monday and September 27 and 30 for the free classes, regularly 7pm to 8pm, Mondays and Wednesdays; 10am to 11am on Saturdays, from Dh60 per class, Eden Spa garden, Le Méridien Abu Dhabi, book at 02 697 4354, Spa.LMAD@lemeridien.com
Register your children to take part in Gulf Star Karate, featuring new venues and open days with the first class free. Classes are led by British karate coaches and focus on fundamentals through games and exercises to test both physically and mentally as students progress through the belt grading system.
Open houses are scheduled for Friday, 9am, The Sunmarke School, Dubai; October 6, 9am, Clarion School, Dubai, classes run regularly at Repton School, Abu Dhabi; Repton School, Dubai; Jebel Ali School, Dubai; Hartland International School, Dubai; Clarion School, Dubai, www.gulfstarsports.com/karate
The exhibition She Rises presented by local artist Budour Al Ali celebrates female empowerment and marks the occasion of Emirati Women’s Day, which was marked on August 28, with her new collection of 12 paintings that capture the heritage and beauty of the UAE as well as the strength of women in the Arab and Muslim world.
Daily until December 15, open all day, first floor, Sofitel Dubai Downtown, Dubai
Get tickets to attend the live talk show Capturing Pablo, starring former drug-enforcement agents Javier Peña and Steve Murphy, who led the operation to arrest drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. The agents will share exclusive insights about Escobar’s life, including his rise and fall, as well as their role in bringing down the cartel and its leader. The show will be followed by a Q&A session.
October 5 and 6, from Dh275, The Auditorium, Dubai College, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net
Dubai Sports City presents Oktoberfest at The Dome, featuring a festive atmosphere with traditional Bavarian foods, an outdoor chill-out zone and live music from the Bavarian band Die Derbys as well as DJ Karl and special guests who will keep the party going late in to the night.
September 28 to 30, 7pm to 3am, from Dh45, The Dome, Sports Village, Dubai Sports City, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net
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 October 14, various timings, from Dh1,200 for early-bird registration; then Dh1,500, Dubomedy, JLT, Dubai, 800 266339, firstname.lastname@example.org