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Top 10: See the Spirit of Colours exhibition, register for next Yalla Laughs comedy workshop, and more
Syrian artist Rafah Al Abdulrazzak presents Spirit of Colours, a showcase of works in which she explores colour through nature. The oil and acrylic works feature still life, portraits and abstract images. Pictured: Beauty of the Sea
Daily until Wednesday, 10am to 6pm, Cartoon Art Gallery, Street 4B, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.cartoonartgallery.org
Baby Driver stars Ansel Elgort as Baby, a young getaway driver who relies on a personal playlist to help him block out sounds and focus on performing his job. To pay off a debt, he is forced to drive for Doc (Kevin Spacey), a crime boss, and Baby soon finds himself taking part in a doomed heist that threatens his freedom.
Screening at cinemas across the UAE (15+)
Register your caretaker this summer for Rise’s Nanny Bootcamp, which is tailored to nannies in the region and includes four online courses and two in-person courses that offer practical experience training via a smartphone app, with assessments at the end of each module. Online courses include nutrition, child interaction, discipline and supporting and understanding play. In-person courses include first aid and healthy eating on a budget.
Registration open until August 31, from Dh799, Nanny Bootcamp, Rise, www.growwithrise.com
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
Abu Dhabi Sports Festival at Adnec offers the community a chance to keep fit this summer with basketball, football, volleyball, badminton, cricket, fitness, a running track, CrossFit, yoga and more. Children can also take part in fun sports such as zip-lining, Battle Park, the gravity-defying Human Gyroscope and the bungee trampoline.
Daily until August 31, 10am to 11pm, free entry, pay per sport, running track and table tennis are free of charge, all ages, Halls 7-9, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi, www.adsf2017.ae
Visit Bawadi Mall in Al Ain and watch Talents Around the World as part of the Abu Dhabi Summer Season programme. The family-friendly show runs four times a day and features international professional performers in dance, acrobatics, UV light dancing, Irish dancing and shadow theatre.
Daily until August 31, 5pm to 10pm, Main Atrium, Bawadi Mall, Al Ain, www.abudhabisummerseason.ae
The UK comedian Russell Kane will perform as part of the DXBLaughs comedy series. The award-winning performer is known for his acting roles as well as sold-out tours including the travel series Stupid Man, Smart Phone.
November 9, 9pm, Dh195, Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 366 6546, madinatjumeirah.etixdubai.com
The Burj Club offers a limited number of pool-only memberships this summer with access to the rooftop pool and a view of the Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai skyline, or you can take advantage of the 24-metre indoor lap pool. The summer membership offer also includes free access to group fitness classes including Body Pump, Power Yoga and Body Evolution, usually priced at Dh90 per class.
From Dh2,800 for three months, indoor pool open 6am to 10pm; outdoor pool open 6am to 9pm, The Burj Club, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, Dubai,
04 888 3900, email@example.com
Children ages 3 to 13 can take part in a variety of activities at Gulf Star Summer Camp, including sports, team games, arts and crafts, drama, dance, martial arts and more.
Runs until August 31, 9am to 2.30pm, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh800 per week, Foremarke School, Dovecote Green Primary School, Jebel Ali School, Hartland International School, Clarion School and Repton School, Dubai, 050 429 4860, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dive into the giant ball pit at Dubai Marina Mall, which features thousands of colourful balls, twisting slides, a soft-play area for little ones and a DJ playing hit music. Spend Dh50 at any Dubai Marina Mall retail outlet and children up to age 12 and 110cm can enjoy 30 minutes of play for free.
Open 10am to 11pm, free with Dh50 retail spend, Dome Atrium, Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai, www.dubaimarinamall.com