Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 22 May 2019

Top 10: Take a lap of Yas Marina Circuit, book your tickets for Martin Garrix and more

Your essential guide to what's happening in the Emirates

Dutch DJ Martin Garrix will perform at Lebanon's Byblos Music Festival in August. AFP
Dutch DJ Martin Garrix will perform at Lebanon's Byblos Music Festival in August. AFP

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Fitness venue

Start your week with a walk, jog, run or bike around the 5.55 km Yas Marina Circuit at StartYas, presented by Daman ActiveLife. Families and friends can enjoy the cooler evening weather and stay fit or get fit this summer. Rent bikes and helmets from Fun Ride Sports or take advantage of the 400 bikes made available to borrow from Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

Sundays, 6pm to 10pm, free with registration, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, register at www.yasmarinacircuit.com

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EDM musicians Martin Garrix (pictured), Carl Cox and Tiesto will perform as part of the Beyond the Track concert series during the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Garrix (Animals, In the Name of Love) opens the series on Friday night, November 24, followed by Cox (Fantasee, Ohh Baby) on Saturday, November 25, and Tiesto (Red Lights, The Only Way Is Up) after the race on Sunday, November 26.

November 24-26, from 10pm, from Dh295, du Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.tixbox.com

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Art workshop

Register for the Making Faces art and design workshop led by textile artist Ola Dajani as part of the Warehouse421 Summer Camp programme. Make a stuffed doll’s head that resembles the face of a prominent musician, then stuff and decorate your creation to become cushion, work of art or even a mask.

Tuesday, 3pm to 6pm, Dh50, ages 13+, Warehouse421, MinaZayed, Abu Dhabi, register at www.warehouse421.ae

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Pool offer

Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort offers guests its Summer Triple Treat promotion, so you can chill at the pool, take a 30-minute kayak trip through the lagoon and enjoy an invigorating express massage at the spa.

Weekdays until August 31, from Dh222, Health Club & Resort, Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, booking essential at 02 677 3333, Sheraton.Resort@sheraton.com


New movie

Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey star in The Dark Tower, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Roland Deschain (Elba), known as the last Gunslinger, is locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim (McConaughey), known as the Man in Black. Deschain must prevent O’Dim from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. When the two collide, it is good versus evil, with the fate of the world at stake. Action, also starring Katheryn Winnick, Jackie Earle Haley and Abbey Lee.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (PG-15)


Talk series

Register to attend the second round of the Flow Talk Series, which kicks off with instructor Bradford Rahmlow of Barry’s Bootcamp, the strength and cardio interval-fitness experience that is said to burn up to 1,000 calories per hour. Rahmlow will share his knowledge of healthy living, nutrition and fitness. A Q&A will follow.

August 14, 5pm, free, Flow, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai, 055 293 4430, www.flowdubai.com


Kids’ camp

Register your children ages 4-12 for the NRG Kids Summer Camp in Dubai Marina, where they can enjoy classes in a variety of fun sports and fitness activities. Zumba and hip-hop dance classes are led by professional coach Jed Latebe and dancer Trinity and teach coordination and rhythm. Karate and kickboxing classes are coached by professional MMA fighter and gold-medalist Rafat Shawe, whose sessions teach discipline and concentration as well as flexibility and functional movement. Kids yoga is one for mothers and toddlers to enjoy as they teach mindfulness and appreciation for being still.

Runs until September 3, 2pm and 3pm classes, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh340 for four classes, with a summer discount available, NRG Fitness, Dubai Marina, Dubai, 04 431 8517, www.nrgfitness.me


Comedy classes

Sign up for the August Stand-Up Workshop presented by Dubomedy and work with professional comedians who will help craft your observations and stories into jokes and improve stage presence, timing and delivery. Classes are available in English and Arabic and students will meet five times in two weeks. Both classes end with a final public performance.

August 12-25 for the Arabic class; August 12-26 for the English class, various timings, from Dh900, Dubomedy, JLT, Dubai, lol@dubomedy.com


Art exhibition

Alliance Francaise Dubai presents an exhibition of works by French photographer Boris Wilensky, inspired by trips to Tokyo in 2009 and 2011 and built around three series: Origins, Collapse and Post. The images reflect on human being, cities, modernity and future.

Daily until September 15, 9am to 8pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), La Galerie, Alliance Francaise Dubai, Oud Metha, Dubai, 04 335 8712, www.afdubai.org


Restaurant offer

Dine at the world’s highest restaurant, At.mosphere, where you can indulge in a delicious menu as well as glittering views from the Burj Khalifa. The newly launched At.mosphere Market Menu offers a range of dishes including the home-smoked mackerel, risotto with tomato jelly, pan-seared bream, slow-cooked duck breast (pictured) and apple tarte fine with crème-brulee ice cream.

Open 6pm to 11.30pm, from Dh495 per person for the Market Menu, At.mosphere, Level 122, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, 04 888 3828, reservations@atmosphereburjkhalifa.com

Updated: August 6, 2017 09:17 AM