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Top 10: Yalla Laughs at Appaloosa and Christmas in July at Tom & Serg
Head to Appaloosa tonight for some stand-up fun with the Yalla Laughs gang. Top local and regional comedians, led by headliner Salman Qureshi (pictured), will deliver performances that promise to leave you in stitches.
Tonight, 8pm, free entry, Appaloosa, Marriott Al Forsan, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, www.yallalaughs.com
Cinema Space presents a screening of the film The Classic, in which friends Ji-hae and Soo-kyong are in love with the same classmate, Sang-min. Soo-kyong finds it difficult to express her feelings and asks Ji-hae to write letters for her, which Ji-hae does, spilling her feelings for Sang-min on behalf of Soo-kyong. The 2003 film is directed by Jae-young Kwak and is in Korean with English subtitles.
Tonight, 7pm, free with registration, Korean Cultural Center, twofour54, Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi, register at cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com
Women can enjoy an evening of ladies-only fitness at GoYas, presented by Daman ActiveLife, at Yas Marina Circuit, which is shortened to 3km and staffed by women to protect the privacy of participants. Walk, jog, run or bike around the track and take part in group fitness classes led by a certified female fitness trainer.
Tonight, 7pm to 10pm, free with registration, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, register at www.yasmarinacircuit.com
Ras Al Khaimah
Discover Ras Al Khaimah with a luxury tour from Safarak Tours. Explore the emirate with a variety of excursion options, including a traditional sunset picnic and a visit to the ghost town of Jazirat Al Hamra or customise your own visit.
Open daily, from Dh450 for a half-day tour; Dh900 for a full-day tour, Safarak Tours, Ras Al Khaimah, 07 203 6999, www.safaraktours.com
Book your spot at Thanani in Ajman for a special summer meal created by head chef Ricardo Menta featuring seasonal ingredients, including sea bass, chicken, polenta, and chocolate cake for dessert. The restaurant offers a bespoke burrata trolley, featuring natural-, smoked- or truffle-flavoured burrata from Puglia, drizzled with various olive oils and accompanied by baby spinach, ruby chard, walnut pesto, balsamic vinegar and more.
Summer meal available throughout August, noon to midnight, Saturdays to Wednesdays; 1pm to 1am on Thursdays and Fridays, from Dh139, Thanani, Al Zorah Pavilion, Ajman, reservations at 06 573 3109, firstname.lastname@example.org
Catch the final days of Modernist Women of Egypt, a group exhibit by artists including Vessela Farid and Tahia Halim, which looks at how Egypt’s engagement in the early 20th century – through nationalism, womanhood, activism, multiculturalism and traditions – produced an environment for female artists to develop, specifically from the 1950s to the 1970s.
Today and tomorrow, 10am to 7pm, Green Art Gallery, Street 8, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 346 9305, www.gagallery.com
Wyndham Dubai Marina offers summer staycation specials with access to Dubai Parks & Resorts. Lounge around and relax in contemporary rooms overlooking the Dubai Marina and the Arabian Gulf. With a three-night stay, you can take advantage of the Dubai Parks offer, with two-day passes to one of the three parks – Motiongate Dubai, Legoland Dubai or Bollywood Dubai – as well as a complimentary shuttle service.
Offer valid until September 30, from Dh900 for three nights and two day-passes, Wyndham Dubai Marina, Dubai, www.wyndhamdubaimarina.com
Get ready for the winter festive season at the Christmas in July Night Market presented by Tom & Serg. More than 30 home-grown Dubai brands will showcase fashion, culture, art and food. Plus, enjoy bites from Tom & Serg including street corn quesos, crispy chicken wings with tamarind glaze, churros, crispy matcha tacos and more.
Tonight and tomorrow, from 6pm, free entry and parking, Tom & Serg, Al Quoz, near Ace Hardware and Burjeel Hospital, Dubai, email@example.com
Register your children, ages 6 to 14, for the Annie Camp and Matilda Camp presented by Hayley’s Comet Theatre Company. The professionally led workshops will feature beloved songs from the production, including It's a Hard-Knock Life and You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile from Annie, and Naughty and When I Grow Up from Matilda, plus dance routines and the opportunity to explore the stories by creating acting scenes. Then perform Annie and Matilda on the last day of camp.
Sunday to August 3 for Annie; August 6 to 10 for Matilda, 9am to 3pm, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh900, James & Alex Dance Studios, Dubai Media City, firstname.lastname@example.org
Book your spot at L’Atelier Aquafitness for the launch of two new classes that offer variety in-water biking regimens. Blend Aquabiking is a mix of individual class programmes and offers a full experience of aerobic, anaerobic and muscle-strengthening exercises. Aqua Functional is a circuit that combines Aquabikes, Aquatrampolines and Aquaboxing with various stations that work core, flexibility, balance, strength and power. Classes are 45 minutes and are suitable for all fitness levels.
From Dh155 per class; packages are available from Dh735 for five classes, L’Atelier Aquafitness, Al Wasl Road, Dubai, 04 338 8323, www.latelieraquafitness.com