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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 12 December 2018

Top 10: Visit KidZania for Halloween fun, hear shortlisted Yasalam Emerging Talent acts, get emergency sweets from Deliveroo 

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Children will enjoy the After Dark Halloween activities at KidZania at The Dubai Mall. KidZania Dubai
Children will enjoy the After Dark Halloween activities at KidZania at The Dubai Mall. KidZania Dubai

Dubai

Halloween fun

Visit KidZania for special After Dark themed fun with spooky entertainment, including trick-or-treating, face-painting, a maze and more. Children are encouraged to dress up as their favourite characters for the costume competition and the chance to win prizes, with winners announced on November 3 at 6pm.

Daily until November 4, 10am to midnight, from Dh150 entry, plus from Dh30 for Halloween events when purchased online, KidZania, The Dubai Mall, Dubai, 04 448 5222, www.kidzania.ae

Abu Dhabi

Yasalam

The top 10 shortlisted acts for the Yasalam Emerging Talent Competition will perform today at Yas Mall, at the kick off of four weeks of training and mentorship prior to the grand prix. Performers were chosen from more than 100 entries and span a variety of genres. The winner will perform at the final After-Race concert, Pink, on November 26.

Tonight, 7pm to 9pm, Yas Mall, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.yasalam.ae

Nationwide

New movie

The Little Vampire 3D is based on the characters of the best-selling novels by Angela Sommer-Bodenburg and tell the story of 13-year-old vampire Rudolph (voiced by Rasmus Hardiker), whose clan is threatened by a vampire hunter. Rudolph meets Tony (Amy Saville), a mortal who is fascinated by vampires and joins with him to fight the clan’s enemies. Animated adventure, also featuring the voices of Jim Carter, Alice Krige and Tim Pigott-Smith.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE from today (G)

Ras Al Khaimah

Performance

Get tickets to attend Vivaldianno – City of Mirrors, which will be performed on Jebel Jais, the country’s tallest peak. At 1,600 metres above sea level, the live performance features a large orchestra on a specially constructed mountain stage and fuses Baroque masterpieces of Antonio Vivaldi with 3-D visual effects and light shows.

Tomorrow, venue opens at 4.30pm, concert starts at 7pm, from Dh300, Jebel Jais, Ras Al Khaimah, www.jebeljais.ae/vivaldianno

Make plans to attend the performance Vivaldianno - City of Mirrors on Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah tomorrow evening. Photo by Mihal Shozda
Make plans to attend the performance Vivaldianno - City of Mirrors on Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah tomorrow evening. Photo by Mihal Shozda

Dubai

Halloween fun

Make plans to attend Get Spooked at the Souk, the annual Halloween event at Souk Madinat Jumeirah that offers families games, activities and entertainment. Children are encouraged to dress up as monsters, ghouls and ghosts for trick-or-treating, face-painting and arts and crafts with thejamjar.

Saturday, 2pm to 6pm, free, Segreto Courtyard, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, www.jumeirah.com

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Read more:

Halloween activities for kids in the UAE

One night only: Vivaldianno - City of Mirrors set to take place atop Jebel Jais

Chrissie Hynde: A private life played out in public glare

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Abu Dhabi

Live music

EDM musicians Martin Garrix, 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. Additional performers include Justin Mylo, Nic Fanciulli and Brooks.

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

Dubai

Sweets delivery

Take advantage of the Deliveroo emergency Halloween candy shop. Stock up and be ready for last-minute parties and trick-or-treaters. Log on to the Deliveroo app, find the DeliverBoo Shop and select your treats. A friendly knock will arrive at your door with your sweets.

Daily until Tuesday, from Dh50 per assorted bag of approximately 1kg, delivery available in JLT, Dubai Marina, JBR, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Media City, Dubai Internet City, Knowledge Village, Barsha Heights, Emirates Hills, The Greens, The Meadows, Jumeirah Islands and JVT, Dubai, www.deliveroo.ae

Dubai

Concert

See The Pretenders in concert as part of the Live on the Lake series. The British-American band, which made its name in the 1980s, is known for its hits including Brass In Pocket, Middle of the Road and My City Was Gone. Also performing is the English soul singer Heather Small (Proud), the voice of the band M People (Moving On Up) and British reggae group Aswad (Shine, Don’t Turn Around).

Today, doors open at 5pm, from Dh195 for early-bird tickets, 21+, The Irish Village and Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Al Garhoud, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

Abu Dhabi

Open mic

Get tickets now to attend tomorrow’s Rooftop Rhythms Rhyme-O-Ween poetry slam and open mic. The spooky spoken-word event will feature some of the country’s top established and emerging talent and performing artists. There will be a slam poetry and costume competition with Dh600 in prizes.

Tomorrow, 8pm, The Marketplace, NYU Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.nyuad-artscenter.org

Dubai

Exhibition

Lawrie Shabibi presents the exhibition Early Works from the Azari Collection, a showcase of the Iranian pioneer Massoud Arabshahi including paper, card, carbon paper and foil created between 1960-1964.

Daily until November 2, 10am-6pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Lawrie Shabibi, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 346 9906, www.lawrieshabibi.com

Catch the final week of the exhibition Early Works from the Azari Collection at Lawrie Shabibi, featuring works by Massoud Arabshahi (a detail of an untitled image, pictured). Courtesy Azari Collection and Lawrie Shabibi
Catch the final week of the exhibition Early Works from the Azari Collection at Lawrie Shabibi, featuring works by Massoud Arabshahi (a detail of an untitled image, pictured). Courtesy Azari Collection and Lawrie Shabibi