Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 18 July 2019

Top 10: See new movie the Bad Batch, visit the Art Souq exhibition and more

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Suki Waterhouse in a scene from the 2016 movie 'The Bad Batch'.

Courtesy Annapurna Pictures
Suki Waterhouse in a scene from the 2016 movie 'The Bad Batch'. Courtesy Annapurna Pictures


New movie

The Bad Batch stars Suki Waterhouse as Arlen, an outcast who lives in a desert wasteland in a dystopian Texas, with others who have been deemed unacceptable to civilisation. Wandering, she is captured by cannibals and quickly learns that she has to fight for survival. Thriller, also starring Jason Momoa, Giovanni Ribisi, Keanu Reeves and Jim Carrey.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (15+)

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Art exhibition

Art Souq continues at Etihad Modern Art Gallery. The annual exhibition features affordable artwork in a variety of styles, techniques and media, from modern calligraphic works to oil paintings, from realism to impressionism, as well as digital images to geometric compositions.

Daily until July 27, 10am to 10pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Etihad Modern Art Gallery, Bateen Area, Street 4, Villa 4/2, Abu Dhabi, 02 667 1229, www.etihadmodernart.com

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Comedy workshop

Register for the next Yalla Laughs comedy workshop and hone your stand-up skills. Learn how to boost your confidence, creativity and imagination, plus gain the skills needed to hold a room, deal with hecklers and structure your material. You’ll get constructive feedback on your material and develop a five-minute performance set to showcase at a Yalla Laughs event in September.

August 19, 10am to noon, Dh800, Le Méridien, Abu Dhabi, register at www.yallalaughs.com

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Boat tours

Enjoy a boat tour with Captain Tony’s this summer, with free tickets for children under-12. Choose an island beach getaway, a daylight or sunset cruise, an eco tour, fishing trip and other options.

Open daily, various prices, Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 650 7175, www.captaintonys.ae

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Sports lessons

Zayed Sports City is giving away lessons with fitness packages this summer to encourage people to fit in one more session of sport year-round. Choose between private or semi-private tennis and ice-skating lessons and get a bonus session.

Valid until August 31, from Dh640 for eight semi-private ice-skating lessons and Dh1,500 for 10 semi-private tennis lessons, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, 02 403 4200, zscacademy@zsc.ae


Kids’ camp

Register your children ages 6-12 for the Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Kids Club 2017 Summer Camp, where they can explore, create and build skills through a variety of activities, including pool games, watersports, football and environmental awareness.

July 2 to August 17, 9am to 2pm, Dh190 per day; Dh850 per week, Le Méridien, Mina Seyahi, Dubai, register at 04 318 1315, www.clubminadubai.com



Jennifer Lopez returns to Dubai with a show at Autism Rocks Arena on November 17. The American singer’s performance will feature stunning costumes and dazzling dance numbers. Hits include Let’s Get Loud, If You Had My Love and Waiting for Tonight. Register now for ticket information.

November 17, Autism Rocks Arena, Dubai Outlet Mall, Dubai, www.117live.com


Art exhibition

Still in Progress is an exhibition of photographs by the New York-based Moroccan artist Lalla Essaydi, whose works are the result of a complex, performance-based process comprising painting, calligraphy, interior design, costume design, stage directing and photography.

Daily until August 15, 10am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Leila Heller Gallery, I-87, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 056 831 3520, www.leilahellergallery.com


Art tours

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 rsvp@alserkalavenue.ae


Restaurant offer

Make a reservation at Le Classique at Emirates Golf Club before it closes its doors for good. A special five-course set Au Revoir menu includes classic dishes created by chef François Porte at the restaurant for the past 30 years, including French onion soup, foie gras poêlé, steak Diane, lobster thermidor, crêpes Suzette and a tasting dessert platter including peach melba.

Au Revoir menu available until July 23, lunch and dinner on Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; lunch on Tuesdays; dinner on Fridays and Saturdays, from Dh275, Le Classique, Emirates Golf Club, Dubai, reservations at 04 417 9999, emiratesdining@dubaigolf.com

Updated: July 13, 2017 10:24 AM