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Top 10: Visit Al Qattara Arts Centre for a fun summer programme, see Woochi at Korean Cultural Center, try the splash zone at Dubai Marina Mall
Visit the Al Qattara Arts Centre in Al Ain, where children can take part in a summer workshops programme that teaches technical and creative skills through a variety of materials. Classes include painting and colouring, The Art of Paper and decoupage.
Runs until September 2, 5pm to 7pm, Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays for painting and colouring; 11am to 1pm, Mondays to Wednesdays for The Art of Paper; 5pm to 7pm, Mondays and Thursdays for decoupage, Al Qattara Arts Centre, Al Ain, 03 761 8080, firstname.lastname@example.org
Korean Cultural Center presents Woochi, a 2009 Korean film based on folklore. An undisciplined wizard named Jeon Woo-chi, who is accused of the death of his master, is set free from an ancient scroll in 2009 by the wizards who first imprisoned him. They want him to fight evil goblins that have taken over present-day Korea, but Woo-chi is more interested in having fun in his new surroundings.
Tonight, 7pm, free with registration, Korean Cultural Center, twofour54, Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi, register at cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com
Register to take part in the Neorun, the night-time fun run with plenty of splashing UV paint, fancy dress and glowing zones along a 5-kilometre Halloween-themed party route. Participants will enjoy surprises and a dance party at the main stage at the end of the event.
October 27, from 5pm, from Dh150 for early-bird tickets until September 16; then Dh165 and Dh185, ages 10+, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, www.neorun.com/halloween
Women can enjoy an evening of ladies-only fitness at GoYas, presented by Daman’s ActiveLife, at Yas Marina Circuit (shortened to 3km) and staffed by women. Walk, jog, run or bike around the track and take part in fitness classes.
Tonight, 7pm to 10pm, free with registration, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, register at www.yasmarinacircuit.com
Ras Al Khaimah
Book a stay at Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah. The Ritz-Carlton Partner resort is a desert oasis featuring cultural activities, nature explorations and adventure sports. The festive package for Eid Al Adha includes an overnight stay in a private-pool villa, buffet breakfast and dinner, plus a daily owl interaction and falcon show.
From Dh2,999 per villa per night for the Al Rimal Pool Villa, Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, 07 206 7777, email@example.com
Get tickets to see the legendary British rock band Status Quo on their final tour, The Last Night of the Electrics, which has been extended to honour the memory of rhythm guitarist Rick Parfitt who died in December. Formed in 1962 but taking the name Status Quo in 1967, the band’s hit songs include Whatever You Want, Rockin’ All Over the World, In the Army Now and Down Down.
October 27, 9pm, tickets from Dh195, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com
Catch the final day of the exhibition Cosmic Communion at Cartoon Art Gallery. The Emirati artist Abdulla Alshafar, who is also known as Faris, presents a collection of ink, digital and watercolour illustrations that are inspired by celestial objects and astrological concepts. Pictured: Lunar Cancer (detail)
Ends today, 10am to 6pm, Cartoon Art Gallery, Street 4B, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.cartoonartgallery.org
Dubai Marina Mall has launched its splash zone, Better Wetter, with free daily activities for adults and children. Enjoy water-pistol fights, beach-ball racing, tag and target shooting with giant super soakers. Activities for kids ages 4 to 12 are open until 5pm daily. There are separate male and female changing rooms available.
Daily until September 16, noon to 9pm, free, Promenade Terrace, Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai, 04 436 1020, www.dubaimarinamall.com
Get tickets for The Gruffalo Show at Madinat Theatre as Tall Stories presents a musical adaptation of the classic children’s picture book by Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler. The most fearsome creature takes to the stage in a production full of song, laughter, physical theatre and scary fun, complete with a catchy score and original music and lyrics.
November 10 to 11, from Dh135, Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 366 6546, madinatjumeirah.etixdubai.com
Register for an eight-week body transformation programme with GetFitChick, and get five varied training days a week, a detailed diet and food guide, body measurements, weekly progress updates, digital community support and personalised attention. Participants can also get personal training and nutritional advice, plus meal delivery.
Starts September 10, from Dh3,000, Train Strength and Fitness, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.getfitchick.ae