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Top 10: Tuck into fresh Maine lobster at Discover America, visit the Bubbles and Balloons Fiesta at Dubai Marina Mall
Enjoy a fresh Maine lobster as part of the Discover America promotions held at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers and organised by the American Embassy. Lobsters caught by local fishermen in the cold waters of the north Atlantic are said to provide some of the sweetest, most tender meat. Try a variety of culinary offerings featuring this traditional delicacy, as well as other seafoods from the United States’ easternmost state.
Tonight and October 19, 7pm to 11pm, from Dh205, Nahaam restaurant, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, reservations at 02 811 5666, JADrestaurants@jumierah.com
Visit the Pink Caravan at The Galleria for a breast-cancer awareness event as part of the campaign’s awareness trek across all seven emirates. Visitors will be offered private screenings and talks with experts that communicate the causes, symptoms and methods of detection. Screening participants will receive a gift to celebrate their courage and dedication to their well-being.
Daily until October 19, the medical team will be on site daily from 4pm to 10pm, North Podium, The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, www.thegalleria.ae
Al Ain & Abu Dhabi
The seventh season of Abu Dhabi Classics kicks off tonight with a concert in Al Ain by the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra from Switzerland featuring a programme of Edvard Grieg, Richard Wagner and Beethoven. Tomorrow, the orchestra will perform pieces by Gioachino Rossini, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Johannes Brahms in Abu Dhabi, with both nights featuring pianist Nicholas Angelich.
Tonight, 7pm, from Dh100, Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain; tomorrow, 7pm, from Dh195, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, www.abudhabimusic.ae
Take part in Get Driver Fit, the seven-week free fitness programme, as part of the Yasalam festivities in the run-up to the grand prix. Classes include HIIT, boxing, Zumba, circuit training and yoga and offer residents the chance to gear up for a healthier lifestyle. Additionally, registered participants can attend bi-weekly seminars on nutrition and motivation.
Daily until November 10, various locations across Abu Dhabi, including Yas Island, Umm Al Emarat Park, Zayed Sports City and Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/GetDriverFit
Register to take part in Neorun, the neon night-time fun run with plenty of splashing UV paint and glowing zones along the 5km Halloween-themed party route, complete with surprises and culminating with a dance party at the main stage, with runners glowing from head to toe.
October 27, from 5pm, Dh165, ages 10+, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, www.neorun.com/halloween
Jennifer Lopez returns to Dubai with a show at Autism Rocks Arena on November 17. The American singer’s performance will feature glamour, stunning costumes and dazzling dance numbers. Hits include Let’s Get Loud, Love Don’t Cost a Thing, If You Had My Love and Waiting for Tonight. Register now for ticket information.
November 17, gates open at 5pm; concert starts at 9pm, from Dh345, Autism Rocks Arena, Dubai Outlet Mall, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net
Dubai Marina Mall celebrates the end of summer with its Bubbles and Balloons Fiesta with free activities and displays, including a 15-metre balloon astronaut, The Big Bubble Science Show daily at 5.30pm and 8pm, an LED balloon parade, balloon workshop, bubble-play zone and much more.
Daily until Monday, 4pm to 9pm, Dome Atrium and Marina Promenade, Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai, 04 436 1020, www.dubaimarinamall.com
The Burj Club’s Rooftop Soiree season has been extended into the cooler evenings all this month. Enjoy pool access with views over Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain, plus an a la carte selection of food and beverages with atmospheric tunes as you laze on pool floats and enjoy the weather.
Thursdays and Fridays, 6pm to 11pm, Dh150 per person with Dh100 redeemable on food and beverage, The Rooftop Pool, The Burj Club, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, 800 2875 2582, www.burjkhalifa.ae
Register to take part in the Skateboarding Jam from Vans UAE, where enthusiasts are invited to bring their boards and enjoy the ramps as they show off their skills. There will be prizes in the junior competition and senior competition, plus activities including live graffiti by local artist Madeleine Butcher, a social-media competition, open skateboard time, a food truck and a DJ.
Tomorrow, registration from 2pm, Business Bay Skate Park, Dubai, www.vansme.com/skateboardingjam
Alliance Francaise Dubai presents an exhibition of works by the French oil painter Monique Leinert, which focuses on her idealised portraits of femininity: specifically, woman as mother, as well as figures from a world of poetry, gentleness and dreams.
Daily until October 20, 9am to 8pm, Sundays to Wednesdays; 9am to 5pm on Thursdays and Saturdays (closed Fridays), La Galerie, Alliance Francaise Dubai, Oud Metha, Dubai, 04 335 8712, www.afdubai.org