Your essential guide to what's happening in the Emirates
Top 10: See the exhibition Kolor Palette at Ductac, Casa Playa serves up fun at Nasimi Beach, see Farfalle at NYU Abu Dhabi
See the launch of the exhibition Kolor Palette, a group exhibition by Aart Souqk, and curated by Ghayathri Desai. The artists from the Subcontinent apply colours through various styles and techniques, using it as their voice to communicate experiences and points of view. Pictured: Heavens Fire by Shirish Kathale.
Opens tonight, 7pm, then runs daily until October 1, 9am to 10pm, The Gallery of Light, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 04 341 4777, www.ductac.org
Visit the second of two seasonal Al Seef Mall Pop-up Market, where you find more than 30 home-grown UAE vendors featuring crafts, artisan products, gifts and more. Plus, enjoy food outlets, music and family fun.
Today, 2pm to 8pm, Al Seef Village Mall, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/laloupeauh
Take part in the course An Introduction to Islamic Geometric Design led by renowned Islamic-geometry artist Eric Broug. The class, which looks at design heritage in a practical and historical perspective, begins with a visual introduction to the essential principles of geometric design and will include drawing patterns with a ruler and pencil, following the traditional method of design. It takes place at Dubai Design District, which is also hosting the interactive multimedia installation Beirut Youth Exhibition, launching tonight at 7pm and running from noon to 8pm on Friday and Saturday.
Tomorrow, 9am to 4.30pm, Building 7, Dubai Design District (d3), Dubai, www.dubaidesigndistrict.com
Register for L’Atelier des Comediens, the new season of French-language actors’ workshops presented by the Alliance Francaise Dubai. Led by actors Gaït and Morgane Gauvin, the classes in theatre, stand-up, improve, musicals and YouTube channels teach teenagers and adults self-confidence and eloquence.
Starts Sunday, various dates and timings, from Dh1,000, Alliance Francaise Dubai, Oud Metha, Dubai, 04 335 8712, email@example.com
Italian performance group Compagnia TPO presents a vibrant family show, Farfalle, featuring two dancers who explore the metamorphosis of a chrysalis into a butterfly in an interactive digital audio-video environment. Audiences can expect to experience painting in the air and a colourful environment made of music and images in which children play.
Opens tonight, then daily until October 1, then October 5-7; 6pm on September 28, October 1 and October 5; 3pm and 6pm on September 29; 10am, 3pm and 6pm on September 30, October 6 and October 7; from Dh100 for adults; Dh50 for students and children younger than 16; The Black Box, NYU Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.platinumlist.net
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi presents its Friends and Family pass for a limited time. Bring three or more friends or family members and take advantage of the special discounted price. Purchase a minimum of four bronze tickets online for Dh220 per ticket or at the ticketing counters for Dh251 per ticket. Children younger than three and nannies can enter for free.
Offer valid until October 20, 11am to 8pm, from Dh220 when purchased online, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.ferrariworldabudhabi.com
Get tickets now to see American comedian Chris Rock in his Total Blackout Tour. Rock is a former cast member of Saturday Night Live who has gone on to stardom in stand-up shows as well as films including Grown Ups, Madagascar, The Longest Yard, Death at a Funeral and the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris.
January 5-6, 6pm, from Dh395, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, www.ticketmaster.ae
Ras Al Khaimah
Bodylines Fitness and Wellness Club at The Cove Rotana Resort in Ras Al Khaimah presents an open day with fun and fitness for families including circuit training, swimming lesson demonstrations, boot camp, volleyball and massages as well as children’s activities such as face-painting. You can also take advantage of membership discounts, swimming lessons, personal training spa treatments, restaurants and more.
Saturday, from 10am, Bodylines Fitness and Wellness Club, The Cove Rotana Resort, Ras Al Khaimah, www.facebook.com/thecoverotanaresort
Head to Wadi Adventure in Al Ain to enjoy a ladies’ night of swimming, fitness classes, spa services, music, dance, snacks, shopping and more. There will also be a DJ, raffle prizes, nail art and more fun for women and children.
Thursdays, 5pm to 10pm, from Dh99 for adults; Dh55 for children including boys ages 8 and younger, Wadi Adventure, Al Ain, 03 781 8422, firstname.lastname@example.org
Catch the fun at Casa Playa, the Nasimi Beach season opening party, and enjoy beach activities such as stand-up paddle board, beach games, surfboard painting workshop, live cooking stations, glitter art and more. Get your craftiest friends together and build a raft made of driftwood, palm leaves and race other teams in the water for a chance to win a VIP experience. Thursday night features DJs EDX and Claptone, while Friday night sees Felix Jaehn (pictured) and Lost Frequencies.
Today and tomorrow, from 6pm on Thursday; from 1pm on Friday; free entry, Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, www.atlantisthepalm.com