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Top 10: See TV stars Colin and Justin at the Home Fashion Spectacular at Yas Mall, try skating glasses at Dubai Ice Rink
Interior design TV celebrities Colin and Justin from Game of Homes host the Home Fashion Spectacular at Yas Mall, featuring room makeovers in 30 minutes and tips and tricks on how to transform interior spaces from ordinary to extraordinary. Style influencers will also present workshops on topics such as wardrobe organising and how to accessorise your rooms.
Daily until Saturday, 10am to 10pm; 2.30pm and 4.30pm for workshops; 6.30pm and 8.30pm for Colin and Justin, Town Square, Yas Mall, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.yasmall.ae
Shangri-La Hotel celebrates its first Lantern and Moon Festival, the harvest festival celebrated in China and Vietnam, featuring moon cakes, a street-food menu, performances, lantern-making workshop and lighting of lanterns. The four-day festival starts tonight with a lantern-lit Vietnamese dinner at Hoi An. Festivities continue tomorrow with Moonlight Wednesday at Shang Palace, with a Chinese menu and moon cakes. Events continue at the weekend with a brunch and cooking demonstrations.
Daily until Saturday, various timings and prices for menus, Hoi An and Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, reservations at 02 509 8555, email@example.com
Ras Al Khaimah
Get tickets to attend Destination Dawn, a 12-hour beach festival on Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah, headlined by R3hab, Dutch duo Bassjackers and Russian trio Swanky Tunes. Attendees can bring tents and camp on the beach. There will be food trucks, chill-out zones and more.
Friday, from 5pm, from Dh100 for early-bird tickets; then Dh150 or Dh200, age 18+, Al Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah, www.platinumlist.net
Dubai Ice Rink presents skating fun in Back to Cool. The Skate School has six and eight-week courses for ages 3 to adult, to help beginners learn the fundamentals and for advanced skaters to hone skills. Hockey School is coached by professional player Roland Svanidze, who will teach students power-skating, stick-handling and puck-control. Ice Tots is a group session for mothers and children, and Coffee Mornings is a 30-minute group skating session with an hour of free skating, plus coffee and a pastry from Caffe Nero by the rink.
From Dh800 for Skate School, various timings and days; 5pm to 6pm on Wednesdays for Hockey School, Dh150; Dh90 for Ice Tots sessions; 10am on Tuesdays for Coffee Mornings, Dh95, Dubai Ice Rink, The Dubai Mall, Dubai, 04 448 5111, www.dubaiicerink.com
Get tickets for Taste of Abu Dhabi, which returns to du Arena for three days of cuisine from top restaurants, plus cookery demonstrations, celebrity chef appearances including Jenny Morris and Reza Mahammad, workshops and live entertainment. On Thursday, November 9, Tony Hadley, formerly of Spandau Ballet, will perform (True, Gold, Only When You Leave).
November 9 to 11, 4pm to 11pm on November 9; noon to 11pm November 10 and 11, from Dh120 for a standard ticket on November 9; Dh65 for a standard ticket on November 10 and 11, du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.tasteabudhabi.com
Catch the final days of Measure and Excess, which showcases works by 17-year-old Moroccan artist Hiba Khamlichi, described as sharp and loud, yet mystical and spiritual, with futuristic and historical attributes, expressing a dreamlike journey for the viewer. Khamlichi has been called a visionary artist and has been painting since she was eight. Pictured: Nouveau Bazar de Hiba
Daily until October 5, 10am to 8pm, Sundays to Thursdays (closed Fridays and Saturdays), Art Space, Gate Village Building 3, Level 2, DIFC, Dubai, 04 323 0820, www.artspace-dubai.com
Get tickets to see Take That as they return to Dubai on their Wonderland tour. Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen will perform some of the pop group’s hit songs (Relight My Fire, Back for Good, Rule the World) as well as material from their latest album, Wonderland.
November 30, gates open at 5pm, from Dh350, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net
Register now for The Color Run, which returns to Dubai Autodrome in November. Billed as "The Happiest 5K on the Planet", expect a lot of fun, coloured powder at each kilometre mark and a new foamy cloud zone, all in the name of fun and fitness. End the party at the Finish Festival. Color Runners receive a T-shirt, headband, temporary tattoo and more. A donation from each entry goes to Friends of Cancer Patients.
November 11, from 7am, from Dh160, Dubai Autodrome, Dubai, www.thecolorrun.ae
Plan to join The Art of Re(Creation) workshop. Participants in the event will create a temporary public artwork using recycled plastic water bottles. The first session includes an introduction to polymers and the start of the process. The second offers insights to the recycling process and completion of the artwork, which will change according to the sun, wind and shadows.
Wednesday and October 11, 5pm to 8pm, from Dh40, Warehouse421, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, www.warehouse421.ae
Gulf Star Karate hosts a free class for children, aged 3 and older, this weekend at Clarion School, a new venue for the programme which also runs in Abu Dhabi. Led by British karate coaches, classes focus on fundamentals through games and exercises, to test students both physically and mentally as they progress through the belt grading system.
Friday, 9am to 11am for the open house, Clarion School, Al Quoz 1, off Al Khail Road, 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