x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 25 November 2017

Top 10: Take part in a gift-wrapping workshop at Dubai Design Week, visit the Merchants and Makers Market, try fitness classes at BurJuman 

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Attend the gift-wrapping with fabric workshop hosted by Maska as part of Dubai Design Week. Maska
Attend the gift-wrapping with fabric workshop hosted by Maska as part of Dubai Design Week. Maska

Dubai

Workshop

Take part in the gift wrapping with fabric workshop led by Maska, the contemporary wrapping store, as part of Dubai Design Week. Learn about the history of fabric wrapping around the world and practice three styles of gift wrapping.

Today, 6.30pm to 7.30pm, Making Space, Ground Floor, Building 7, Dubai Design District (d3), Dubai, www.dubaidesignweek.ae

Abu Dhabi

Artist talk

Attend an artist talk with Katharina Moeller as part of her exhibition titled Arsnecopinata at La Parole Art Gallery. The works in the exhibition are mainly monochromatic, and explore spaces where the everyday intersects with the uncanny. The Latin title of the exhibition means unexpected or surprising art, and in this artist talk, Moeller will discuss Art by Surprise. The exhibition runs until December 6. Pictured: Selfie

Tonight, 7pm, La Parole Art Gallery, Al Forsan International Sports Resort, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, 02 656 5624, www.laparoleartgallery.com

Art by Surprise is an artist talk with Katharina Moeller, whose Arsnecopinata runs at La Parole Art Gallery until December 6. Pictured: A detail of Selfie. La Parole Art Gallery
Art by Surprise is an artist talk with Katharina Moeller, whose Arsnecopinata runs at La Parole Art Gallery until December 6. Pictured: A detail of Selfie. La Parole Art Gallery

Abu Dhabi

Comedy show

Get tickets now to see Trevor Noah perform live at du Forum as part of his international Around the World tour, with an additional show now added on December 16. The host of the popular The Daily Show returns to the UAE after headlining the Dubai Comedy Festival in 2015.

December 16, 4pm, from Dh395, du Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.ticketmaster.ae

Abu Dhabi

Theatre

Book tickets to attend a performance of Heroes & Villains as performed by the Abu Dhabi Choral Group, featuring a programme of family favourite tunes from movies with good guys and bad guys, including Frozen, The Lion King and Tarzan.

Tomorrow at 7.30pm; Friday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm, from Dh90, Abu Dhabi Folklore Theatre, Abu Dhabi, www.platinumlist.net

Umm Al Quwain

Film screenings

Catch a screening of short films as part of the Cultural Exchange Through Film programme presented by Image Nation Abu Dhabi and the British Council. The event features works by prominent UAE and UK filmmakers, including The Blind Side by Aysha Abdullah, Bashkara by Abdulrahman Al Madani, Kanadeer by Ali bin Matar, The Other Dimension by Aisha Al Zaabi, Dear Mr Shakespeare by Shola Amoo, Operator by Caroline Bartleet, Fish Story by Charlie Lune and Saturday by Mike Forshaw.

Today, 6pm, Umm Al Quwain Cultural Centre; tomorrow, 6pm, Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre, Al Ain, www.britishcouncil.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Exhibition

See Women and Nature: Korea-UAE Art Exhibition as part of Korea Festival 2017. Works by both Noura Al Sayed Al Hashmi, from the UAE, and Kim Duck-yong, from Korea, feature women and landscapes, with the idea that what we see may be different, but what we feel, we recognise.

Daily until Friday, 8am to 8pm, National Theatre, Abu Dhabi, www.koreafestivaluae.com

See Women and Nature: Korea: UAE Art Exhibition as part of Korea Festival 2017. Korean Cultural Center
See Women and Nature: Korea: UAE Art Exhibition as part of Korea Festival 2017. Korean Cultural Center

Dubai

Market

Visit the Merchants and Makers Market for a mid-week shopping and foodie experience. Find creatives, designers and artisans selling locally made products, along with a selection of vendors selling home decor, gifts, food and more. Also, enjoy music and workshops.

Today, 9am to 3pm, The Collective, The Courtyard, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.thecollectivebyripe.com

Dubai

Film screening

Alliance Francaise Dubai presents the film Les Silences du Palais, a French-Tunisian film by Moufida Tlatli as part of its Arab Cinemas Rendezvous series of lectures and screenings. The film is set in 1960s Tunisia and focuses on Alia (Ghalia Lacroix), a singer who visits the palace where her mother once worked, triggering unpleasant memories. The film is in French with English subtitles.

Today, 10am, Alliance Francaise Dubai, Oud Metha, Dubai, 04 335 8712, www.afdubai.org

Dubai

Fitness classes

Visit BurJuman and take part in a full day of fitness classes as part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge, which encourages people to participate in 30 minutes of fitness per day for 30 days. The programme includes circuits and full-body workouts, Body Combat, Zumba, bootcamp by Fitness First and more.

Today, 7am to 9pm, main atrium, BurJuman, Bur Dubai, Dubai, www.dubaifitnesschallenge.com

Dubai

Charity walk

Register for the annual Beat Diabetes Walk, an initiative that encourages people to monitor blood glucose levels through regular screening and promotes healthy eating and staying active. There will be a variety of activities, including Zumba and yoga sessions, a dedicated sports zone for children with football, basketball and inflatable slides, plus live entertainment and music.

November 24, 8am, Dh20 for adults; Dh10 for ages 8-14; free for children younger than 8, Dubai Creek Park, Dubai, www.beatdiabetes.me

Register to take part in the Beat Diabetes Walk on November 24 at Dubai Creek Park. Landmark Group
Register to take part in the Beat Diabetes Walk on November 24 at Dubai Creek Park. Landmark Group