Your essential guide to what's happening in the Emirates
Top 10: Watch today's game at the Manchester City FanZone, Truckers Carnival brings street food and games to Ibn Battuta Mall
Visit the Cityzens FanZone, where Manchester City fans can enjoy an afternoon watching their team take on Arsenal in a Premier League matchup. Activities and competitions take place before the game and at half-time, and refreshments are available all day.
Today, doors open at 5.30pm; kick-off at 6.15pm, free entrance, Marina Pitch, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, mancity.com/officialscreeningevent
Book your spot at The Jane Austen Country Ball, a dinner-theatre event featuring improv by The Courtyard Playhouse and a three-course meal by Tom & Serg. Audience suggestions will inspire the parody performance of Austen’s works, such as “Satwa and Solitude” and “Pride and Perspex”. Get dressed in your best evening wear for this event, which includes musical accompaniment and lively dance.
November 23 - 24, 8pm to 10pm, from Dh250 if booked today; then Dh295, Tom & Serg, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.bullandroo.com
Get tickets to attend a performance of Parable of the Sower composed by Toshi Reagon and based on the post-apocalyptic novel by the science-fiction author Octavia E Butler, which chronicles the spiritual awakening of Lauren Olamina in a dystopian America wracked by violence brought on by climate change. The story fuses sci-fi, African-American spiritualism, insights on gender and race and climate activism.
Thursday to Saturday, 8pm, from Dh100, The Red Theatre, NYU Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.platinumlist.net
Catch the final week of Get Driver Fit, including today’s functional fitness class at 7pm at Yas Marina Circuit. The free programme is part of the Yasalam festivities and offers classes in HIIT, boxing, Zumba, circuit training and yoga. The events wrap up this Friday with the GDF Fitness Festival, which features drop-in classes, workshops, competitions and more at du Forum.
Daily until Friday, various locations across Abu Dhabi, including Yas Island, Umm Al Emarat Park, Zayed Sports City and Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/GetDriverFit
Catch the opening of the exhibition Al Sawaber by Tarek Al Ghoussein. The title refers to a government housing complex in Kuwait slated for demolition, and Al Ghoussein’s body of work documents forgotten spaces specific to a historical moment in urban development, and the vestiges of lives once lived there.
Opens today, 6pm, then runs daily until January 20, 10am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), The Third Line, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 341 1367, www.thethirdline.com
Register to take part in a workshop as part of the exhibition In the Making at Warehouse421, which will open on Wednesday, and focuses on the aesthetics of items partway through their production process. Decoding the Process of Design will be led by designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, who will talk about their passion for design, their processes and methods, and offer insights to some of their most iconic works, including the Loop Table, the Tip Ton chair and the torch for the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Wednesday, 6pm to 8pm, Warehouse421, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, register at www.warehouse421.ae
Egyptian photographer Habby Khalil presents the exhibition Raya and Sakina at The Empty Quarter. Inspired by the rich cultural history of the first half of the 20th-century, Alexandria was the glory of the Mediterranean elite, but also the home of the country’s most infamous serial killers, Raya and Sakina. The artist explores the story in black and white images symbolising the eternal conflict and interdependence between different beliefs.
Daily until January 11, 10am to 7pm, Sundays to Thursdays (closed Fridays and Saturdays), The Empty Quarter, Building 2, DIFC Gate Village, Dubai, 04 323 1210, www.theemptyquarter.com
Register to see the children’s musical Treasure Hunters as part of the Korea Festival. Through animal characters – including a dragon, parrot, jackal, elephant and monkey – representing cultural characteristics of regions across Asia, including the Middle East, the musical teaches children about harmony beyond borders. The event also introduces the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
Tomorrow, 10am, free, National Theatre, Abu Dhabi, www.koreafestivaluae.com
Register for the annual Beat Diabetes Walk, an initiative that encourages people to monitor their blood glucose levels through regular screening and inspire healthy eating and staying active. There will be a variety of activities including Zumba and yoga sessions, a dedicated sports zone for children with football, basketball and inflatable slides, plus live entertainment and music.
November 24, 8am, Dh20 for adults; Dh10 for ages 8-14; free for children younger than 8, Dubai Creek Park, Dubai, www.beatdiabetes.me
Visit the Truckers Carnival at Ibn Battuta Mall, which features a carnival experience around eight top regional food trucks, which will be serving authentic street food and various cuisines. Plus, families will enjoy the activities including carnival games.
Daily until November 15, 4pm to 11pm, free entry, Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai, www.truckers.ae