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Top 10: Visit Pirates Candy Cove at Yas Waterworld, Ripe Market returns to Umm Al Emarat Park, catch the annual Thriller dance at The Dubai Mall
Visit Yas Waterworld for Pirates Candy Cove, a Halloween-themed adventure featuring the park’s characters as well as spooky decor such as jack-o’-lanterns and cobwebs. Families can enjoy the costume parade, where children can show off their attire, and wander through the Trick or Treat wharf in search of sweets.
Today, 10am to 10pm, from Dh250 for an all-day pass; from Dh125 after 6pm, Yas Waterworld, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.yaswaterworld.com
Ripe Market is back for the winter season, featuring organic produce from local farms, such as fresh fruit and vegetables, eggs, honey, bread and more. Plus, there are live cooking stations, entertainment and music as well as local vendors and artisans selling hand-crafted items, fashion, jewellery and more.
Saturdays, 3pm to 9pm, Umm Al Emarat Park, Abu Dhabi, www.ripeme.com
Take part in Cycle for Health UAE tomorrow, which includes a leisurely 1.9-km ride around the National Stadium and nearby roads at Zayed Sports City. Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi will conduct health screenings, exercise information sessions, learn-to-ride programme for children and adults as well as heart-healthy cooking demonstrations. There will be bicycles and helmets available for complimentary use, bouncy castles, a healthy food truck and more. The event runs on the last Saturday of every month.
Saturday, 8am to 1pm, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, cycleforhealthuae.clevelandclinicabudhabi.ae
Cinema Space presents two spooky-themed films this weekend. Catch Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks’s 1974 comedic riff on Mary Shelley’s classic story, with Gene Wilder playing the titular role as a descendant of Dr Frankenstein who attempts to reanimate a dead body, with a hilarious cast of characters alongside. Tomorrow see Nosferatu the Vampyre, the 1979 German film directed by Werner Herzog starring Bruno Ganz as Jonathan Harker, who, despite his wife’s protests, heads out on a long journey to finalise real-estate arrangements with a nobleman. When he arrives weeks later at a gloomy castle, he meets Count Dracula (Klaus Kinski).
Tonight, 7pm for Young Frankenstein; tomorrow, 7pm for Nosferatu the Vampyre, free with registration, Cinema Space, auditorium, Manara Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, register at cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo presents its annual Thriller dance showcase in front of the aquarium tank, where families can watch and dance along, too. Children who dress up in the Halloween spirit will get free entry, up to two children per paying adult, and there will be pumpkin decorating with Halloween stickers and many more activities. Plus, at the main aquarium tank at 8pm, a spookily dressed free-diver will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the longest underwater walk, with just one breath of air.
Today, 5pm and 7.30pm, in front of the Dubai Aquarium tank, The Dubai Mall, 04 448 5200, www.thedubaiaquarium.com
Visit Riverland Dubai for free Halloween celebrations daily until Tuesday. Children will be given trick-or-treat bags to fill with sweet delights from participating outlets. There will be a Halloween parade, face-painting, a Halloween-themed maze, pumpkin-carving, and screenings of kids’ movies such as Hotel Transylvania and the latest Ghostbusters movie at The Island Plaza.
Daily until Halloween, 4pm to 9.30pm; 8.50pm for the Halloween Parade from Arrival Plaza to India Gate, free entry, Riverland Dubai, Dubai Parks & Resorts, Dubai, www.riverlanddubai.com
The Malaysian Ladies Association Abu Dhabi presents Pasar Malam, a night-market featuring authentic Malaysian cuisine prepared by its members. Try foods such as Penang-style laksa, nasi lemak and Malaysian-style desserts. Food is packed for takeaway and a dining-in area will also be available.
Today, 5pm to 9pm, prices from Dh10 to Dh30, Marina Square, behind Tamouh Tower in front of Zoom shop, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/mwabudhabi
Attend a conversation on cassette culture in the UAE between artist and writer Hind Mezaina and founder of The Flip Side vinyl store, Shadi Megallaa. The event is part of the Home: Food | Music | Sports series of discussions in dialogue with the curatorial theme of The National Pavilion of the UAE.
Tomorrow, 6pm to 7pm, The Flip Side, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.facebook.com/NationalPavilionUAE
City Football Schools returns to the capital for Term Two of the training programme for girls and boys ages 3 to 18. Sessions are led by qualified City Football coaches and are built on the philosophy and training programme of the Manchester City Academy.
Starts Sunday, then runs until December 14, various days and timings per age group, from Dh1,350, locations across Abu Dhabi including Emirates Palace, Zayed Sports City and NYU Abu Dhabi, register at 056 420 5685, uae.cityfootballschools.com
Tub of Butter features a series of Halloween masterclasses for kids where they can get creative with food. Today kids can bake creepy cookies, tomorrow they will decorate pumpkins, Sunday is cupcake decoration day and Monday features spooky spaghetti and mummy meatballs.
Daily until Monday for the week of treats activities, 6pm to 8pm, Dh100, Tub of Butter, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 04 343 8884, www.facebook.com/Tub-Of-Butter