Your essential guide to what's happening in the Emirates
Top 10: Visit the Al Ain Traditional Handicrafts Festival, witness a world record attempt in ebru art at The Mall at WTC Abu Dhabi and more
Visit Al Ain for the Traditional Handicrafts Festival presented by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi. Learn about the crafts that reflect the UAE’s artistic heritage such as palm-leaf weaving, embroidery, pottery and spinning, and see traditional performance arts such as the dances Al Ayyala and Al Taghrooda. Plus, experience falconry displays, craftsmen presentations, and take part in activities and workshops in drawing, painting and graphic arts. The souq offers Emirati products such as clothing, perfumes, incense, aromatic spices and herbs, gold jewellery, henna, sweets and cuisine.
Daily until November 18, 8am to 1pm; 4pm to 10pm, Souq Al Qattara, Al Ain, www.visitalain.ae
Sharjah Art Museum presents Lasting Impressions: Thuraya Al Baqsami, the eighth in the series that pays tribute to the region’s most influential artists. Pictured: Red Dream
Daily until December 16, 8am to 8pm, Saturdays to Thursdays; 4pm to 8pm on Fridays, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, www.sharjahmuseums.ae
Register now to take part in the Terry Fox Run, a non-competitive event that celebrates the memory of one of Canada’s most revered athletes and raises money for cancer research in the UAE. The event is open to all ages and abilities as well as modes of participation, including walkers, runners, in-line skaters and wheelchair users.
January 19, 7am for registration; 9am start, East Plaza, Abu Dhabi Corniche, Abu Dhabi, www.terryfox.org/international-runs/abudhabi
Discover ebru, Turkish paper art, in an exhibition and workshops presented by Abu Dhabi Art Hub. The traditional paper marbling art has been named an Intangible Cultural Heritage by Unesco. Today, at 11am, as part of Ebru World Day, 30 ebru artists will attempt to break the world record of drawing the largest portrait on water of Founding Father Sheikh Zayed.
Daily until Friday, exhibition open during mall hours; workshops from 5pm to 9pm for adults and children, The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi, search Abu Dhabi Art Hub on www.facebook.com
Tickets are still available for the 2017 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. In addition to regular grandstand seats, the GP Parks Pass offers unlimited access to the Yas Island parks Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld. For every three-day adult grandstand ticket, one child under 12 will get free Friday entry to the grandstand and Yas Island parks.
November 24-26, from Dh2,205 with GP Parks Pass, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 800 927, www.yasmarinacircuit.com
Register to take part in a snow hike with Gulf for Good. Your legs and lungs will get a work out in Ski Dubai, which is a great way to train for trekking and high-altitude challenges, such as the ones presented by Gulf for Good to raise money for children’s charities. Bring your hiking boots, poles and winter gear along with water.
Saturday, 8am to 9am, free with registration, 16+, Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, register by tomorrow at 11am at 04 368 0222, email@example.com
Get tickets now for the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. For the 10th anniversary of the event, tickets have been released for 25 sessions known as First 25. For a limited time, the tickets to these sessions will be on sale at an early-bird discounted rate of 15 per cent off. Sessions include talks with authors Alexander McCall Smith, Cheryl Strayed and Mohammed Hasan Alwan, a dinner with Ken Hom and more.
March 1 to 10, various timings and venues, Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, Dubai, use the code EARLYBIRD for 15 per cent off until November 24 at www.emriateslitfest.com
Catch the final days of the exhibition To Be Or Not To Be, That Is the Question. And Though, It Troubles Digestion. Ramin Haerizadeh presents works featuring images and collected materials that the artist collages and re-photographs, presenting concealed messages about the subjects, questioning media manipulation, political propaganda and contemporary art. Pictured: First Rain’s Always a Surprise
Today and tomorrow, 10am to 7pm, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 323 5052, www.ivde.net
Book tickets now to see the Grammy Award-winning Chamber Orchestra of Europe perform at Dubai Opera in two gala evenings featuring works by Mozart and Beethoven. The orchestra will be led by conductor Robin Ticciati with Christian Tetzlaff on the violin.
Tomorrow and Friday, from Dh250, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com
Reserve your spot to attend a special Dubomedy performance as comedian Mina Liccione and the Her-storical Funny Girls and special guest comic Mona Aburmishan present a stand-up show in support of breast-cancer awareness. The mixed event will also have tables with preventative information and resources, an inspiring talk by cancer survivor Lina Al Sharif and a musical performance by the Bass Mic 3 trio.
Tomorrow, 8pm, free entry, 13+, Warehouse Four, Al Quoz, near Tom & Serg, Dubai, registration essential at firstname.lastname@example.org