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Top 10: See Masha and the Bear on Ice, head to the Liwa Date Festival, and more
See Masha and the Bear on Ice as part of Abu Dhabi Summer Season. It is a story of the 3-year-old girl and her retired circus-star friend, Bear, who live in a train station in the forest and teach viewers about creativity, loyalty and true friendship. Performances will take place in English.
Today and tomorrow, 3pm and 6.30pm on July 28; 3pm on July 29, from Dh95, Zayed Sports City Ice Rink, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, www.tixbox.com
It’s the last chance to get 30 per cent off tickets to the 2017 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. A variety of grandstand locations and packages are available, including the new GP Parks Pass, which gives unlimited access to the Yas Island parks Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld. For every three-day adult grandstand ticket, one child under 12 will get free Friday entry to that grandstand, along with free access to the Yas Island parks.
November 24 to 26, from Dh1,120 for three-day Abu Dhabi Hill package, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 800 927, www.yasmarinacircuit.com
Dunkirk is set in May 1940 during the Second World War, with Allied troops trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk, France, and surrounded by German army. With air and ground cover from British and French forces, the troops were evacuated using naval and civilian vessels. The film is presented in interwoven stories covering a week on the ground, a day on the sea and an hour in the air. Action drama, starring Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy and Kenneth Branagh.
Screening at cinemas across the UAE (PG-13).
Liwa Date Festival continues until tomorrow. Farmers present a variety of dates for judging, along with competitions for the best mangoes and best lemons, model farms and more. There is a traditional market, children’s village, dates market, seminars and workshops.
Today and tomorrow, 4pm to 10pm, free, Liwa, Al Dhafra region, Abu Dhabi, www.liwadatesfestival.ae
Ras Al Khaimah
Take part in an introductory star-gazing session at the Al Wadi Nature Reserve in Ras Al Khaimah and learn about ancient Greek mythology’s fascination with stars, as well as how Arabian explorers used the constellations to navigate over vast spaces. Al Wadi Desert, a Ritz Carlton partner hotel in Ras Al Khaimah, provides the tour in the crystal-clear skies of the emirate that is sure to interest seasoned astronomers and amateur star gazers alike.
Available daily, from Dh198 per adult; Dh99 per child, Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, 07 206 7777, firstname.lastname@example.org
Plan to attend a talk by Ibrahim Ali Khadim, who will discuss the subjects covered in his book, Teaching Love, which gives guidance on how to love and accept oneself, control emotions and face challenges. The talk, led by Walter Paice, is part of the Literaturhaus at Nadi programme, which aims to spark thoughtful exchange in the style of the 19th-century salon.
Saturday, 4pm, free, Nadi Al Quoz, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.alserkalavenue.ae
Comedians at Work, presented by Dubomedy, returns to Hangry Hangar at Warehouse Four in Al Quoz this weekend with the best of new and established local comedians set to take the stage, plus, the venue’s food trucks will be on hand to serve up snacks.
Saturday, 7.30pm, free with reservation, Hangry Hangar, Warehouse Four, near Tom & Serg and Ace Hardware, Al Quoz, Dubai, email@example.com
Dubai Ladies Club offers temperature-controlled attractions to help guests remain cool and refreshed on the beach. DubaICE Beach Ladies Beach activities include an ice dome with a zero-degree snow spa for healthier skin and hair, ice-themed activities for children and an Aqua Swing, which simulated the sensation of swinging through a waterfall. Plus, there are food trucks, an inflatable play area for children and a live DJ.
Fridays and Saturdays until August 19, 2pm to 7pm, free for Dubai Ladies Club members; Dh250 for non-members, Dubai Ladies Club, Dubai
Get tickets for Unite with Tomorrowland and see a line-up of top EDM musicians, including Martin Solveig, Franky Rizardo, Tom Swoon, Ferreck Dawn, Robert Falcon and more. Performing via live stream from Tomorrowland MainStage in Belgium are headliners Armin van Buuren, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Kshmr.
Tomorrow, 2pm to 3am, from Dh490, 21+, Festival City Arena, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net
Visit Alserkal Avenue on Saturdays for a guided tour of the galleries and meet the people who run the spaces around the avenue and learn about their current exhibitions and programming.
Saturday, 5pm, meet at Nadi Al Quoz, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, register at firstname.lastname@example.org