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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 22 July 2018

Your definitive list of things to do in Dubai

Here's what is happening in Dubai and the Northern Emirates: there are theatre and film screenings, classes and talks - many of them free 

The 150-metre-high Dubai Frame offers view of old and new Dubai, includes a museum on the ground floor, and gives visitors a journey through time with audio and special effects. Open daily, 9am to 9pm, from Dh205, Gate 4, Zabeel Park, Dubai, www.thedubaiframe.com Chris Whiteoak / The National
The 150-metre-high Dubai Frame offers view of old and new Dubai, includes a museum on the ground floor, and gives visitors a journey through time with audio and special effects. Open daily, 9am to 9pm, from Dh205, Gate 4, Zabeel Park, Dubai, www.thedubaiframe.com Chris Whiteoak / The National

Want to know what's happening in the city? Here are the best things to do in Dubai, from one-off events, concerts and art exhibitions to family-friendly places to visit.

Bookmark this list, as we'll add to it throughout the month, and update it several times each week. Planning to visit the capital?

Here is our list of the essential things to do in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.

PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

Paw Patrol visit Mall of the Emirates

Until Thursday, July 19

Courtesy Mall of the Emirates 
Courtesy Mall of the Emirates

Paw Patrol is visiting Mall of the Emirates as part of Dubai Summer Surprises. Children will enjoy meeting the young boy Ryder and the famous search-and-rescue pups Chase, Rubble, Skye, Marshall, Zuma and Rocky, who will perform three live shows daily. Each dog has a set of skills based on a real-life profession, such as firefighter and police officer, and together with Ryder, they work on missions to protect the community of Adventure Bay.

3pm, 6.30pm and 9.20pm for the daily live shows, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, www.malloftheemirates.com

The Laughter Factory

Thursday, July 19

Courtesy The Laughter Factory 
Courtesy The Laughter Factory

The Laughter Factory returns with The Summer of Laughter, featuring tough love and zero tolerance from American comedian Jimmy Schubert, blue-collar Canadian ranter Nick Beaton and the formidable UK comedian Sally-Anne Hayward (pictured).

7pm (early show) on Thursday, July 19 at On42, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City; 9pm (late show) on Thursday, July 19 at Grand Millennium, Tecom, Dubai, from Dh150, ages 21+, www.thelaughterfactory.com

Dubai Marina Mall beach fun

Until Saturday, July 28

Courtesy Dubai Marina Mall
Courtesy Dubai Marina Mall

Dubai Marina Mall offers an indoor beach experience with games and activities for children and adults. Children will enjoy the arts and crafts at The Beach Station, and adults can try their luck finding one of the 50 gold balls in the Ballpit Sea to win prizes. Spend Dh100 at any Dubai Marina Mall store for a chance at discounts and a grand prize of Dh25,000.

10am to 11pm, Sundays to Wednesdays; 10am to midnight on Thursdays and Fridays; noon to 11pm on Saturday, Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai, 04 436 1020, www.dubaimarinamall.com

Armani/Spa offer

Sundays to Thursdays in July

Indulge in some body-and-mind therapy from Armani/Spa with its summer offer. Book a 50-minute treatment, starting from Dh330, and choose among the collection of signature and specialist therapies including scrubs, wraps and massages, including full access to the Armani Therme bathing facilities and spa lounge.

9am to 10pm, from Dh330, Armani/Spa, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, booking essential at 04 888 3282, armanispa.dubai@armanihotels.com

Paw Patrol live shows

Monday, July 23 to Wednesday, August 1

Courtesy City Centre Mirdif
Courtesy City Centre Mirdif

Visit City Centre Mirdif, where kids’ favourite canine characters from Paw Patrol will perform a live stage show. See 10-year-old Ryder and his puppy pals Marshall, Chase and Skye, who team up for a rescue mission to protect the citizens of Adventure Bay. The Big Show Rescue runs for three shows daily, held at 3pm, 6.30pm and 8pm. Activities such as arts and crafts take place from noon, and character meet and greets at 1.20pm, 4.50pm and 8.35pm.

From noon for activities; from 1.20pm for meet and greet; from 3pm for the show, City Centre Mirdif, Dubai, www.citycentremirdif.com

Summerland

Until Saturday, August 4

Courtesy City Centre Me'aisem 
Courtesy City Centre Me'aisem

City Centre Me’aisem presents Summerland, an indoor tropical paradise with activities and games children will enjoy. There are art workshops where kids can decorate seashells, a Do-It-Yourself corner, a virtual-reality jet ski game, summer-themed backgrounds for fun selfies and more.

Noon to 8pm, free, City Centre Me’aisem, Dubai, www.citycentremeaisem.com

The Dubai Mall action heroes event

Daily until Saturday, August 4

As part of Dubai Summer Surprises, The Dubai Mall hosts an immersive game zone in the Star Atrium featuring favourite action heroes from IMG Worlds of Adventure including Thor, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and characters from Cartoon Network such as Ben 10 and dinosaurs from The Lost Valley. There are chances to win prizes at the Lego City of Tomorrow zone in Grand Atrium and at the Surprize Telephone Booths throughout the mall. Plus, fans have the chance to win tickets to experience IMG Worlds of Adventure from the mall’s social media sites.

10am to 2am, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.thedubaimall.com

Al Seef family activities

Until Saturday, August 25

Courtesy Al Seef 
Courtesy Al Seef

As part of Dubai Summer Surprises, Al Seef hosts a variety of activities for all ages every weekend, as well as discounts at retail and food and beverage outlets. There is football-themed entertainment including fun photo sessions with football props and cut-outs, balloon artists, bubble shows and kids’ dance performances. There are also giant board games, including Scrabble, dominoes and Four in a Row, and outdoor movie screenings.

10am to midnight, entertainment from 6pm to midnight on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Al Seef, Dubai, www.alseef.ae

BurJuman Fun Cruise

Until Saturday, August 25

BurJuman Fun Cruise features fun activities for children ages 4 to 12 in the nautical-themed atrium. Captain Shark is the tour guide across seven adventure-filled islands, where children can navigate the waters while diving into the giant ball pit Pool’s Paradise; little kids ages 2 to 4 can play on Teeter Totter Island; or visit the yellow submarine for a virtual-reality experience.

2pm to 10pm, free, BurJuman, Dubai, www.burjuman.com

Modhesh World

Until Saturday, August 25

Courtesy Dubai Tourism 
Courtesy Dubai Tourism

Modhesh World returns to Dubai World Trade Centre, with a programme of fun and entertainment for the whole family as part of Dubai Summer Surprises. The mascot of Dubai’s summer season welcomes families to its indoor venue that features halls full of games, an ice rink, obstacle rope course, a Hello Kitty zone, amusement rides, live shows, food trucks, a bazaar and more.

10am to 11pm, Sundays to Thursdays 10am to midnight, Fridays and Saturdays from Dh25, Modhesh World, Halls 1-8, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 600 555 559, www.visitdubai.com

Keith Barry mentalist show

Thursday, September 13 and Friday, September 14

Courtesy McGettigan's JLT
Courtesy McGettigan's JLT

Book tickets to see Irish hypnotist and mentalist Keith Barry who will hack into the minds of his audience in two shows at McGettigan’s JLT. Barry claims to be able to reveal the audience’s innermost secrets such as their passwords and bank account numbers. He worked as a consultant mentalist on the Woody Harrelson movie Now You See Me, as well as its sequel.

Doors open at 8pm, shows start at 9.30pm, from Dh120, McGettigan’s JLT, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

Shadowland

Thursday, September 13 to Saturday, September 15

Courtesy Shadowland 
Courtesy Shadowland

Book tickets to see Shadowland, a theatrical performance by the dance company Pilobolus that blends comedy and drama on a journey into a land of magic and monsters. Comic and threatening at the same time, the strange creatures that appear on the way to Shadowland tell a story that celebrates the power of dreams to help us discover who we are born to be.

3pm and 7.30pm, from Dh230, Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, shadowland.ae

Romeo et Juliette screening

Tuesday, September 25

Alliance Francaise Dubai presents Theatre in Cinema, a series of screenings of classic plays performed by Academie de la Comedie-Francaise at Salle Richelieu in Paris, as well as opera and ballet productions at Palais Garnier and Opera Bastille. This month see Romeo et Juliette, Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of star-crossed lovers from rival families. The new auditorium features a 7-metre-wide screen and comfortable seating.

8pm, from Dh35 for Alliance Francaise members; from Dh45 for non-members, Alliance Francaise Dubai Theatre, Alliance Francaise Dubai, Oud Metha, Dubai, 04 335 8712, www.afdubai.org

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

Thursday, October 4 to Saturday, October 6

Courtesy Dubai Opera 
Courtesy Dubai Opera

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre will perform five shows at Dubai Opera featuring eight works including the Alvin Ailey signature masterpiece Revelations. The performances are an African-American cultural experience presented by 32 dancers who celebrate the American art forms of modern dance and jazz music.

8pm daily, plus 3pm on Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com

Al Murray

Wednesday, November 19

Courtesy Dubai Opera 
Courtesy Dubai Opera

Al Murray, also known as The Pub Landlord, returns to Dubai with a stand-up show to keep you in stitches. One of the most popular live comedians in the UK, Murray will perform a one-night-only show at Dubai Opera.

8pm, from Dh150, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com

Gal Elmaleh

Tuesday, December 11

Courtesy Dubai Opera 
Courtesy Dubai Opera

Get tickets now to see Gad Elmaleh perform at Dubai Opera. The French comedian will present an English-language stand-up show featuring his Netflix special American Dream as well as new material about culture shock.

8pm, from Dh295, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com

La Perle

Tuesdays to Saturdays, ongoing

La Perle by Dragone is an interactive theatre experience that features a cast of 65 international artists. Courtesy La Perle by Dragone
Courtesy La Perle by Dragone

Get tickets to see La Perle, a live theatrical performance influenced by Dubai’s rich culture and history and produced by renowned creative director Franco Dragone. The permanent resident show is a fusion of artistic performances, imagery and technology featuring aquatic and aerial feats as well as special effects.

Tuesdays to Saturdays, shows at 7pm and 9.30pm Tuesdays to Fridays; 4pm and 7pm on Saturdays, from Dh252 for the summer offer, Al Habtoor City, Dubai, 800 517373, www.laperle.com

FOOD

Bareburger Friendship Day offer

Friday, July 30

Courtesy Bareburger 
Courtesy Bareburger

Celebrate International Friendship Day at the all-natural burger joint, Bareburger UAE. Dine with three or more friends and enjoy a discount of 50 per cent off the bill. The menu features nutritious burgers, salads, breakfasts, sweets and shakes prepared with all-natural and certified organic ingredients.

8am to midnight, Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi, 02 441 1723; 10am to midnight, Dubai Festival City Mall, Dubai, 04 338 7110; 11am to midnight, City Walk, Al Safa, Dubai, 04 385 4282; 8am to 12.30am, La Mer, Jumeirah 1, Dubai, 04 343 7110, www.bareburger.com

Quint-Essence at Inked

Saturday, July 28 to Tuesday, July 31

Courtesy Inked 
Courtesy Inked

Inked presents Quint-Essence, a collaboration and dinner experience featuring five chefs who explore the symbolism of the fifth element: quintessence, the substance that is intrinsically related to air, fire, water and earth. The eight-course menu references the four elements, in which food is transformed, evoking their particular qualities, into a palate of textures and flavours. Each seating is limited to 50 guests.

8.30pm, from Dh425, Inked, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 344 1788, www.inked.ae

Crystal Lounge afternoon tea

Daily, ongoing

Courtesy Rixos Premium Dubai 
Courtesy Rixos Premium Dubai

Enjoy a new afternoon tea experience with views of the Arabian Gulf and live piano entertainment at Crystal Lounge at Rixos Premium Dubai. Tuck into an array of delicious canape and hot snacks and pastries including cured salmon, Ottoman shrimps cocktail, Turkish Ezine cheese and vegetarian quesadilla. Those with a sweet tooth will be spoilt by white chocolate cheesecake with kunafa crust, Turkish coffee chocolate swan, sultana scones and churros. Plus, there are free refills of tea, gourmet coffee and more.

3pm to 6pm, from Dh159 per person; from Dh249 for two, includes tea and coffee, The Crystal Lounge, Rixos Premium Dubai, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, book at 04 520 0000, dine-in.premiumdubai@rixos.com

WELLNESS

The Spa at Address Montgomerie offers

Until Friday, August 31

Courtesy Address Montgomerie
Courtesy Address Montgomerie

The Spa at Address Montgomerie presents indulgent summer spa offers. The midweek pamper package features a 60-minute massage and a dip in the pool overlooking the golf course. Or choose among an array of 60-minute signature massages such as the Balinese, reflexology or tranquillity massage and enjoy access to the steam room and Jacuzzi.

Available 10am to 9pm, from Dh199 for the signature massages; from Dh250 for the midweek pamper package, The Spa at Address Montgomerie, Dubai, book at 04 363 1274, spa.tamdh@theaddress.com

CLASSES / TALKS

Stories in the Sky talk

Saturday, July 21

Register to attend the talk Stories in the Sky as part of the Alserkal Avenue summer programme, Sensing Memory. Hasan Ahmad Al Hariri of the Dubai Astronomy Group will share stories that have been passed down through generations of people who used the stars to navigate their everyday lives. Learn how the people of ancient Arab and Greek civilisations used these memory tools.

4pm to 6pm, A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, register at rsvp@alserkalavenue.ae with “Stories in the Sky” in the subject line

The Courtyard Playhouse Improv Classes

Saturday, July 21

Register to take part in a summer improv drop-in class at The Courtyard Playhouse. Keith Johnstone Fundamentals on Saturday, July 14 and Saturday, July 21 teaches beginners the basics of improvisation performance. Or take part in all three Saturday classes.

noon to 3pm, from Dh315 per three-hour class, The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz, Dubai, courtyardplayhouse.com

Creating Memoir workshop

Wednesday, July 25 and Wednesday, August 1

Register to take part in the workshop Creating Memoir from Memory: Your Life As a Book as part of the Alserkal Avenue summer programme Sensing Memory. The class, which runs over two consecutive weekends, is led by writer Allison K Williams, who will teach the basics of writing a memoir and discuss dramatic structure, considerate truth-telling and narrative power. Participants will receive tips on editing and revision, as well as insights into the memoir market. All experience levels are welcome.

6.30pm to 8.30pm, Nadi Al Quoz, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, register by emailing rsvp@alserkalavenue.ae with “Memoir Writing Workshop” in the subject line

Jones the Grocer chocolate masterclass

Friday, July 27

Courtesy Jones the Grocer 
Courtesy Jones the Grocer

Jones the Grocer presents a chocolate masterclass for adults. Learn the art of chocolate-making and create your own signature brownie, pecan caramel bar and chocolate truffles using Valrhona chocolate. The class includes hands-on instruction in a small group, led by a chef. Take home new skills, a recipe card, a Jones apron and more.

7pm, from Dh295, Jones the Grocer, Gardens Plaza, Al Raha, Abu Dhabi; Al Manara, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, www.jonesthegrocer.com

Contemporary Dance Workshop

Saturday, July 28

Take part in a one-day contemporary dance workshop at Alserkal Avenue as part of its summer programme Sensing Memory. Led by Alaa Krimed, the class will explore the relationship between memory and movement to learn choreography and understand where difficulties in learning and memory can arise.

2pm to 4pm, Sima Performing Arts, Warehouse38, ages 16+, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, register by emailing rsvp@alserkalavenue.ae with “Contemporary Dance Workshop” in the subject line

Act Too acting classes

Sunday, July 22 to Wednesday, August 1

Courtesy Star Too 
Courtesy Star Too

Register to take part in professional acting courses for adults led by Sol Abiad of Star Too theatre group. Act Too is an educational programme that offers a modern approach to theatre training that lets students of all levels discover the art of acting through improvisation, voice and movement, character development, scene study and presentation style.

7.30pm to 9.30pm, from Dh1,500, The Junction, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, register by Saturday, July 21 at 055 589 9699, info@thejunctiondubai.com

Short+Sweet playwriting weekend

Thursday, August 16 to Saturday, August 18

Courtesy Alex Broun
Courtesy Alex Broun

Register now to take part in the Short+Sweet playwriting weekend led by founder Alex Broun, a leading expert in 10-minute plays. Learn to write a great 10-minute play and then see it brought to life on stage by some of Dubai’s best actors. Explore character, story, dialogue and more.

7pm to 10pm on Thursday, August 16; 10am to 5pm on Friday, August 17; 10am to 6pm to Saturday, August 18, early-bird pricing from Dh900 if booked before August 1, then from Dh1,100 for adults; from Dh750 for students, The Junction, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, book at 052 837 0405, alexbrouninla@gmail.com

Alserkal Avenue Book Club

Thursday, July 19; Monday, July 30; Wednesday, August 15; Wednesday, August 29

Register to take part in a book club as part of the Alserkal Avenue summer programme, Sensing Memory, which explores the connection between the senses and our personal and collective memories. Writer Kevin Jones will lead the book club, and will examine Marcel Proust’s The Way by Swann’s through a series of group discussions.

6.30pm to 8pm, Loft, A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, register with “Book Club” in the subject line at rsvp@alserkalavenue.ae

Dubai Ice Rink Summer Intensive Skate Course

Until Wednesday, September 5

Courtesy Dubai Ice Rink 
Courtesy Dubai Ice Rink

Dubai Ice Rink Summer Intensive Skate Course teaches children ages 6 and older the foundations of ice skating in a safe and fun environment. The weekly programmes let kids learn simple manoeuvres under expert guidance.

3.15pm to 3.45pm for beginners; 3.45pm to 4.15pm for advanced skaters; 4.15pm to 4.45pm for beginners, Sundays to Wednesdays, from Dh525 per week includes a 30-minute group session, one-hour public skating session and helmet hire, Dubai Ice Rink, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaiicerink.com

Tai Chi classes

Saturdays from July 21 to September 15

Take part in tai chi classes at Alserkal Avenue as part of its Sensing Memory summer programme. The martial art, known for its breath, defence techniques and health benefits, tai chi also aligns participants’ bodies and minds. It alleviates stress and anxiety and promotes serenity and inner peace. The class will be led by Masters Hang and Luo from Shaolin Kung Fu in Dubai. Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothes in neutral tones such as black, white and beige.

11am to noon, Nadi Al Quoz, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, register weekly at rsvp@alserkalavenue.ae with “Tai Chi” and the date to attend in the subject line

Art history lecture

Wednesday, November 12

Alliance Francaise Dubai hosts a series of art-history lectures by Philippine Motais de Narbonne, an art lecturer and expert in 19th-century paintings and drawings. This month, learn about Baroque art in 17th century Europe, with a focus on painting, sculpture and architecture that serve religion and power.

10.30am, from Dh35 for Alliance Francaise members; from Dh45 for non-members, Alliance Francaise Dubai Theatre, Alliance Francaise Dubai, Oud Metha, Dubai, 04 335 8712, www.afdubai.org

TEPfactor cave yoga

Fridays, ongoing

Courtesy TEPfactor
Courtesy TEPfactor

Take part in complimentary cave yoga classes at TEPfactor, the challenge experience, where you can enjoy the calming practise in cool confines, away from the heat. A new instructor will lead classes each week, and the sessions will adopt TEPfactor focuses on strengthening the mind, fitness, patience and more. Participants are encouraged to book in advance and bring their own mats.

8am to 9.30am, free with registration, TEPfactor, JBR, Dubai, register at 04 398 8438, www.tepfactor.ae

FITNESS

The Burj Club monthly membership offer

Until Friday, August 31

Courtesy The Burj Club 
Courtesy The Burj Club

The Burj Club offers a special summer discounted price on its monthly personal training, gym-only membership and pool-only memberships. The one-month memberships also include discounts on food and beverage, spa treatments, guest day passes and complimentary group exercise classes such as Body Pump and Body Balance.

From Dh660 for the pool-only; from Dh945 for the gym-only, The Burj Club, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, 04 888 3900, www.burjkhalifa.ae/en/the-burj-club

Dubai Sports World

Until Saturday, September 8

Dubai Sports World offers a wide variety of indoor sports and fitness options under one roof all summer long. Sports enthusiasts of all ages and ability levels can enjoy playing football, basketball, volleyball, cricket, tennis, gymnastics, golf, cycling and table tennis. There is a fully equipped Technogym, fitness classes with Gold’s Gym, a 500-metre running track, a Ninja Warrior obstacle course and more. Rent courts and pitches, or sign up for a sports camp. There are restaurants and coffee shops available on site.

8am to midnight, various prices, Sheikh Saeed Halls, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, www.dubaisportsworld.com

Be Your Best fitness offer

Until Saturday, September 15

Courtesy Fairmont The Palm 
Courtesy Fairmont The Palm

Fairmont The Palm offers both an Aquaspin and a yoga class for Dh99, plus a complimentary Prama class as part of its Be Your Best fitness programme. Aquaspin is a 45-minute class that involves cycling on a bike submerged in water and burns up to 800 calories per session. Yoga caters to all levels and blends meditative hatha and yin yoga with the more physical vinyasa practice. Prama is a functional-training system using a high-intensity, circuit-based workout to improve endurance, strength, balance and overall fitness. The free Prama class voucher can be downloaded at www.beyourbestdxb.com

Various timings, from Dh99, Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 457 3330, www.beyourbestdxb.com

OMAN

Wadi Bih Run

Friday, November 9

Courtesy Reebok 
Courtesy Reebok

Register now to take part in one of the toughest and most popular annual running events in the region, the Wadi Bih Run. The race takes place in the Hatta mountains and features race categories including the Team 70km, Team 35km, Solo 70km, Solo 35km and Solo 20km, as well as a special 2.5-km run for children.

From 4.30am, from Dh1,575 for Team races; from Dh315 for Solo races; from Dh105 for the Kids race, Wadi Bih, Oman, register by October 31 at www.premieronline.com

SUMMER CAMPS

Tashkeel summer camp

Until Friday, July 20

Courtesy Tashkeel 
Courtesy Tashkeel

Young artists ages 8 to 16 can sign up for the Tashkeel Summer Camp, where they can take part in a range of inventive workshops that help them explore different techniques and skills, including pinhole photography, sculpture, screen-printing, sign-painting, casting with silver, papermaking and more.

10am to 1pm, from Dh1,200 for one week, from Dh250 per session, Tashkeel, Nad Al Sheba, Dubai, tashkeel.org

Eton Institute summer camps

Sunday, July 22 to Thursday, August 2; Sunday, August 5 to Thursday, August 16

Eton Institute in Abu Dhabi and Dubai host summer camps for language learners that feature arts and crafts delivered in the target language, to introduce vocabulary in a new and practical way that helps learners recall what they learned through the art they created. Forty-hour classes in English, Arabic, German, French, Italian and Spanish cover speaking, listening, reading and writing for age groups 7-9, 10-12 and 13-16.

9am to 1pm, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh1,195, Eton Institute, twofour54, Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi; Knowledge Village, Block 3, Dubai, etoninstitute.com

Sima Performing Arts Summer Camp

Until Thursday, July 19; Sunday, July 29 to Thursday, August 16

Sima Performing Arts hosts a musical theatre summer camp for children ages 7 to 14, where they can develop their singing, dancing and acting skills. Students who join the three-week camp can star in their own musical show at the end of the programme, inspired by The Lion King and Aladdin.

9am to 1pm, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh230 per day; from Dh1,000 per week; from Dh3,500 for all three weeks, including performance costs, Sima Performing Arts, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 338 0012, alserkalavenue.ae

British Orchard Nursery summer camp

Until Thursday, August 23

Courtesy British Orchard Nursery 
Courtesy British Orchard Nursery

British Orchard Nursery offers children ages 2 to 5 an explorer-themed summer camp called The Adventures of Mr Pips, which follows the character on a journey to learn about land, water, air and outer space through activities, books and illustrations. Children will learn about marine mammals, the solar system and more with science experiments and themed rooms decorated with recycled materials.

9am to 2pm or 7.30am to 5.30pm, Sundays to Thursdays, various prices per branch, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, www.britishorchardnursery.com

Little Monsters Theatre Summer Camp

Sunday, August 19 to Thursday, August 23; Sunday, August 26 to Thursday, August 30

The Courtyard Playhouse hosts the Little Monsters Theatre Summer Camp for ages 4 to 7. Each day of the week, from July 15-19, campers will explore a different book by Julia Donaldson: What the Ladybird Heard Next, A Squash and a Squeeze, The Ugly Five, Tabby McTat and Spinderella. In August, the books include The Singing Mermaid, The Rhyming Rabbit, Paper Dolls, Sharing a Shell and Super Worm. The stories will be the inspiration for drama games, mime, role play and arts and crafts.

9am to noon, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh1,155, The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz, Dubai, 050 781 2269, juliana@courtyardplayhouse.com

Junior Improvisors Theatre Summer Camp

Sunday, August 26 to Thursday, August 30

Courtyard Playhouse hosts the Junior Improvisors Theatre Summer Camp for ages 8 to 11. The intensive experience lets campers explore different styles of improv, learn and refine performance skills through drama games, do scene work and take part in exercises that unleash creativity and humour.

9am to noon, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh1,155, The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz, Dubai, 050 781 2269, juliana@courtyardplayhouse.com

Emaar Entertainment summer camp

Until Thursday, August 16 and Sunday, August 26 to Thursday, August 30

Courtesy Emaar Entertainment 
Courtesy Emaar Entertainment

Emaar Entertainment offers children ages 7 to 14 a summer break full of fun educational activities at various Emaar venues. On Sundays, they will visit KidZania and create their own resume based on their interest and skills, and will role-play various jobs. Mondays will see kids learning the science behind ice-skating as well as how the Dubai Ice Rink is maintained. On Tuesdays, they will uncover the mysteries of the ocean at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo with a tour and learning about conservation. Film enthusiasts will enjoy learning how to handle a camera and watching at film at Reel Cinemas on Wednesdays. Thursdays are spent at Burj Khalifa and VR Park, where children will learn about the 828-metre tall tower. Camp includes daily morning snacks and healthy lunch from Mum Mum.

8.30am to 3pm, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh950 per child, meeting point at KidZania entrance, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.emaarkidscamp.com

Just Play

Until Thursday, August 30

Courtesy Just Play 
Courtesy Just Play

Just Play offers a multisport summer camp for children that features activities including football, basketball, ninja warrior games, gymnastics, yoga, art and more. Children will be placed in groups based on their age and preferred activity. There are also gymnastics classes led by Just Play at Dubai Sports World, as well as a ninja warrior league for adults featuring obstacle course fun from Dh365, and a 10-week ninja academy for children from Dh80 per class.

9am to 4pm, from Dh195 per day; from Dh885 per week, Just Play, Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, justplay.ae

Atlantis The Palm Summer Camps

Until Thursday, August 30

Courtesy Atlantis The Palm 
Courtesy Atlantis The Palm

Atlantis The Palm hosts a variety of summer camps for children that feature fun, supervised activities that include a healthy lunch, snacks and access to Aquaventure Waterpark. Summer Adventurers for ages 3 to 7 has treasure hunts, arts and crafts and obstacle courses. Young Athletes for ages 3 to 7 and 8 to 12 is for sporty and active kids with indoor and outdoor sports. Teen Xtreme for ages 13 to 15 offers fitness challenges, action, thrilled and non-stop fun. Junior Masterchef for ages 8 to 12 lets kids learn sushi-making, cupcake-decorating, pizza-creating and more. Aquamania for ages 8 to 15 takes kids behind the scenes to Scuba-diving, snorkelling among 65,000 marine animals and meeting the residents of Dolphin Bay.

9am to 5pm, Sundays to Thursdays, with early drop-off and late pick-up available; from Dh1,200 for Summer Adventurers, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 426 1387, kidsclub@atlantisthepalm.com

Kartdrome Summer Camp

Until Thursday, August 30

Gulf Star Sports presents the Kartdrome Summer Camp for children ages 7 to 15 featuring go-kart driving instruction from the experts at Dubai Autodrome, as well as laser tag, race simulators, billiards, PlayStation games, competitions, prizes and more.

9am to 1pm, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh1,150 per week; from Dh995 per week early-bird rate, Dubai Autodrome, Dubai Motor City, Dubai, gulfstarsports.com

Gulf Star Multi-Activity Camps

Until Thursday, August 30

Gulf Star Sports presents multi-activity summer camp for children ages 3 to 13 that features sports, team games, martial arts, arts and crafts, performing arts and more to keep kids entertained and engaged all summer long.

9am to 2.30pm, Sundays to Thursdays, with options for early drop-off from 8am and late pick-up from 4pm, from Dh840 per week, with discounts and early-bird pricing, discounts and packages available, Jebel Ali School; Foremarke School; Clarion School; Dovecote Green Primary School, Dubai, 050 580 2419, info@gulfstarsports.com

Fairmont Falcons Kids Club

Until Thursday, August 30

Fairmont The Palm hosts the Fairmont Falcons Kids Club this summer, a nine-week programme where children ages 3 and older can enjoy a range of activities to stay active and entertained with different educational and interactive themes each week, including Island Paradise, Jungle Safari and Treasure Hunters.

1pm to 5pm, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh200 per day; from Dh650 for five days, Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 457 3331, palm.childrensactivities@fairmont.com

Hayley's Comet Theatre Company summer camps

Until Thursday, August 30

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Courtesy Comet Theatre Company

Hayley’s Comet Theatre Company presents its week-long musical theatre and playwriting summer camps, which offers children ages 6-14 the chance to immerse themselves in a creative, energetic environment. The programme, led by professional instructors from the UK, focuses on building teamwork skills through drama games, learning routines and songs and creating their own characters to become part of a play performed on the last day of camp. The play will include comedy, drama and musical theatre. There is also the option of an after-camp club from 3pm to 6pm.

9am to 3pm, from Dh750 per week, James and Alex Dance Studios, Dubai Media City, Dubai, info@hayleyscomet.com

OliOli Summer Camps

Until Thursday, August 30

Courtesy OliOli
Courtesy OliOli

OliOli hosts a selection of summer creativity camps for children in age groups 4-5 and 6-9, who are interested in arts and science. The Superhero Steam Academy lets kids invent their own superhero persona and investigate science by building circuits, contraptions and make glowing crystals. The Spectacular Space Camp lets kids reach for the stars by designing a lunar lander with robotic arms and programming a droid for interplanetary adventure. Brilliant Bodies Camp explores how the human body works by using tools to make a prototype of a skeleton, a glowing brain and even a model of the digestive system. The Artful Antics Camp takes kids on an artistic journey from cave paintings to abstract design and more with mixed-media creations and painting with light.

10am to 2pm, Sundays to Thursdays with July 8-August 2 for ages 4-5 and August 5-August 30 for ages 6-9, from Dh250 per day; from Dh990 per week, OliOli, 4th Street, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.olioli.ae

Fairmont The Palm Culinary summer camp

Sunday, August 26 to Thursday, August 30

Courtesy Fairmont The Palm 
Courtesy Fairmont The Palm

Fairmont The Palm offers children a culinary summer camp that includes fitness and cooking skills. Summer Time Kids Cooking and Fitness Adventure Series lets kids engage with fitness, food, education and fun, starting with a daily Prama session, which is an interactive LED-based high-intensity workout, followed by a cooking class led by chef Romain Van Durmen of The Chef’s Palette. The classes feature international cuisines and a different dish each day.

9.30am to 4pm daily, from Dh250 per day; from Dh1,000 per week, Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 457 3501, katrin.zimmerman@fairmont.com

Flip Out Summer Camp

Until Thursday, August 30

Flip Out Summer Camp offers a variety of indoor activities, including practising the art of trampolining, parkour and 3-D wall-running, as well as games such as bubble soccer, archery tag, dodgeball, volleyball, football and basketball. With two sessions per day, teenagers and children ages 5 and older can make new friends, develop fitness and learn stunts and tricks.

9am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh140 per session, Flip Out Dubai, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.flipout.ae

My Sports Academy Summer Camp

Until Thursday, August 30

My Sports Academy Summer Camp held at ICC Academy is a multi-sport camp for children that offers five activity zones: sports, splash, creative, imagination and game. Children can take part in football, dodgeball, basketball, crafts and games, and can enjoy puppets shows and magic performances. A special cricket coaching session takes place at the ICC Academy after the multi-sport camp.

9am to 2pm, Sundays to Thursdays (except the week of Sunday, August 19 to Thursday, August 23), from Dh650 per week; from Dh150 per day; Dh200 per week for cricket add-on; from Dh75 per day for cricket add-on, ICC Academy, Dubai Sports City, Dubai, 04 244 7848, camps@mysportsacademydubai.com

Gulf Photo Plus summer camps

Sunday, July 22 to Thursday, July 26

Gulf Photo Plus presents the summer photography camps for ages 10-12 and 13-15, where children and teenagers can learn how to use a camera, work together on a shoot and explore their imaginative ideas through photography. Sessions include mobile photography and editing apps, learning semi-manual camera modes, full manual mode as well as natural and creative lighting portraiture.

9am to noon, Sunday, July 15 to Thursday, July 19 for ages 10-12; Sunday, July 22 to Thursday, July 26 for ages 13-15, from Dh1,150, Gulf Photo Plus, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.gulfphotoplus.com

Babyshop Summer Cricket Camp

Sunday, July 29 to Thursday, August 23

Courtesy ICC Academy 
Courtesy ICC Academy

Babyshop Summer Cricket Camp for children ages 7 to 10 is led by ICC Academy coaches and is designed to help kids develop confidence, movement skills and to help young players learn to love the skills they need to play cricket as they grow. The classes are held in a fully air-conditioned facility and participants will learn striking skills, fielding skills, cricket-themed games and more.

9am to noon, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh650 per week; from Dh130 per day, ICC Academy, Dubai Sports City, Dubai, 04 448 1355, info@iccacademy.net

ICC Academy Development Camp

Sunday, July 29 to Tuesday, July 31; Tuesday, August 7 to Thursday, August 9

Courtesy ICC Academy 
Courtesy ICC Academy

ICC Academy offers a development course for boys and girls ages 11 to 14 that features cricket coaching, batting and bowling development sessions as well as video analysis to increase understanding of the game. The sessions are held in a fully air-conditioned facility and led by professional ICC Academy coaches.

2pm to 4pm daily, from Dh350 for two sessions, ICC Academy, Dubai Sports City, Dubai, 04 448 1355, info@iccacademy.net

Dubai Parks and Resorts summer camp

Until Thursday, September 6

Dubai Parks and Resorts offers a summer camp that lets children ages 5 to 14 explore the four theme parks: Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, Legoland Dubai, Legoland Water Park. Activities include Bollywood dancing, Kung-Fu Academy, Lego building experiences, waterpark fun, arts and crafts, treasure hunt, movies, and more.

9am to 5pm, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh950 per week, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Dubai, www.dubaiparksandresorts.com

thejamjar Summer Camps

Sunday, July 15 to Friday, July 20; Sunday, August 26 to Friday, August 31; Sunday, September 2 to Friday, September 7

Children in age groups 6-9 and 10-14 can take part in a series of summer camps at thejamjar that are designed to allow them to explore their creativity and express themselves in a fun environment. They will explore artists such as Klimt, Warhol and Picasso, and learn techniques such as papier-mache and sculpture, while experimenting with materials and learning independently.

10am to noon, from Dh180 per day; from Dh972 for six days, thejamjar, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.thejamjardubai.com

FAMILY EVENTS / PLACES TO VISIT

Legoland Dubai 70 Days of Summer

Until Friday, August 31

Courtesy Legoland Dubai 
Courtesy Legoland Dubai

Legoland Dubai presents the 70 Days of Summer programme, when each day of the week, visitors can experience a new activity or offer including discounts on merchandise, two-for-one waffles and pancakes, Thursdays movie nights, dance classes on Fridays and more. There will also be Lego prizes and more.

Noon to 8pm, Saturdays to Wednesdays; noon to 9pm on Thursdays and Fridays, from Dh165 for UAE residents, Legoland Dubai, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Dubai, www.legoland.com/dubai

Cine Kids film screening

Wednesday, October 10

Children ages 5 to 10 who are learning French will enjoy the Cine Kids programme from Alliance Francaise Dubai that lets them enjoy an animated movie in French with English subtitles. This month’s film is Mom is in America, She Met Buffalo Bill, about 6-year-old John who invents a life for his absent mother. Following the film, children can take part in a fun activity related to the theme of the movie.

4pm to 6pm, free with registration, Alliance Francaise Dubai Theatre, Oud Metha, Dubai, register at mediatheque@afdubai.org

Fabyland

Daily, ongoing

Courtesy Fabyland 
Courtesy Fabyland

Visit Fabyland family entertainment park for an array of attractions and amusements for children ages 3 and older. The venue features 15 major rides, a MyTown area for kids to play and learn and more than 100 game machines, as well as a giant trampoline.

Noon to midnight, Saturdays to Wednesdays; noon to 1am on Thursdays; 1pm to 1am on Fridays, from Dh125, Fabyland, Dubai Festival City, Dubai, fabyland.ae/uae

OliOli

Daily, ongoing

Courtesy OliOli
Courtesy OliOli

Visit OliOli for cool, indoor fun this summer. Children will enjoy eight interactive galleries and more than 40 exhibits to stimulate a child’s body and mind. Galleries include playing with and learning about water movement, cars and ramps and air transportation, as well as climbing and swinging on the giant, bouncy, colourful Toshi’s Nets.

9am to 7pm, Saturdays to Wednesdays; 9am to 9pm on Thursdays and Fridays, from Dh120 per hour, OliOli, behind Oasis Mall, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 702 7300, olioli.ae

Dig It

Daily, ongoing

Courtesy Dig It
Courtesy Dig It

Children ages 3 to 10 can enjoy an educational and interactive experience at Dig It, a play environment based on a working building site where they work together to dig, move, build and create. Kids can climb aboard a digger, operate remote-controlled cars, take driving lessons and enjoy workshops and sand play.

10am to 10pm, from Dh100 for the Drop & Play ticket, which includes two hours of play with trained staff, The Springs Souk, Dubai, digitdubai.com

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Daily, ongoing

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Courtesy Emaar Entertainment

Visit the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo in the Dubai Mall and enjoy a wide range of aquatic experiences, including shark feedings, shark encounters, cage snorkelling and Scuba-diving. In the Underwater Zoo, see the 750-kg King Croc, and learn about the UAE’s night creatures, such as Arabian toads, giant camel spiders and spiny-tailed lizards. The VR Zoo lets visitors experience animals in their natural habitat via virtual reality, and a variety of tours and presentations give insight to underwater animal life.

10am to midnight, from Dh120 for the Aquarium Tunnel and Underwater Zoo, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.thedubaiaquarium.com

TEPfactor adventure experience

Daily, ongoing

Courtesy TEPfactor
Courtesy TEPfactor

Visit JBR to experience the new TEPfactor, an adventure experience that takes place in a cave, where teams of two to six people take on 21 challenges that put their physical, mental, teamwork and co-operation skills to the test. Racing against the clock, the groups take part in puzzles, balancing acts, tests of patience, heroic feats and team challenges to progress to the next task. Up to 15 teams can participate at a time, and participants are encouraged to wear comfortable, activewear and trainers.

10am to midnight, Sundays to Wednesdays, from Dh80 per hour; 10am to 1am, Thursdays to Saturdays, from Dh100 per hour, ages 8+, TEPfactor, The Walk, JBR, Dubai, 04 398 8438, www.tepfactor.ae

Dubai Bowling Center

Daily, ongoing

Courtesy Dubai Bowling Center 
Courtesy Dubai Bowling Center

Dubai Bowling Center has reopened its doors following an expansion and renovation and offers a fun atmosphere with 16 professional-series lanes, black-and-white movies on projectors above the lanes, an arcade with classic old-school games and The Zone area with e-gaming options. Enjoy the trampoline playground, a private party hall and the toddler play area. The in-house restaurant Yamu offers quirky burgers and freak shakes inspired by gaming culture.

10am to midnight, Sundays to Wednesdays; 10am to 1am, Thursdays to Saturdays, Dubai Bowling Center, Al Quoz, 28th Street and Al Meydan Road, Dubai, 04 339 1010, bowlingdubai.com

Wild Wadi Waterpark residents offer

Daily, ongoing

Enjoy free entry to Wild Wadi Waterpark when you stay at a Jumeirah hotel in Dubai. Courtesy Jumeirah
Courtesy Jumeirah

Wild Wadi Waterpark offers UAE residents a special discount on tickets until the end of the year. Enjoy fun in the sun and all the excitement of a wide selection of the more than 30 rides and attractions, including 13 that are interconnected for a seamless experience. Relax on the lazy river Juha's Journey; Breaker's Bay wave pool; Master Blaster aquatic roller-coaster ride; surfing on the Wipeout and Riptide Flowriders; and the famous Jumeirah Sceirah slide that propels brave visitors from a height of 32 metres at 80 kilometres per hour.

Open 10am to 7pm, from Dh149 for general admission for 1.1 metres and taller; from Dh69 for below 1.1m, Wild Wadi Waterpark, Jumeirah, Dubai, www.jumeirah.com

XPark Jr

Saturdays to Thursdays, ongoing

Courtesy XPark Jr
Courtesy XPark Jr

XPark Jr lets little ones play outdoors this summer in cooler conditions with misters providing bursts of air in the naturally shaded park, where children can explore, discover and let their imaginations run wild through free and messy play in the forest-like setting. There are also air-conditioned areas for arts and crafts and in the cafe. The Summer Pass offers unlimited access for one child and one adult for Dh300 until August 31, except for the Eid holiday.

2pm to 8pm on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 8am to 6pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, from Dh45 per child for two hours of free play, with free access for one adult; Dh45 per additional adult, XPark Jr, Kite Beach, Dubai, www.xdubai.com

Aventura Parks

Daily, ongoing

Courtesy Aventura Parks
Courtesy Aventura Parks

Aventura Parks is now open later in the evenings, so visitors can enjoy the obstacles and zip lines in the cooler weather. Test your mental and physical agility in the great outdoors with more than 80 climbing, tree-surfing, zip-lining, rope-crossing challenges across five different levels, off the ground and in the trees. The park will be illuminated at night and safety is a top priority.

10am to 7.30pm, Mondays to Wednesdays; 9am to 10pm, Thursdays to Sundays, from Dh125, Aventura Parks, Mushrif Park, Dubai, www.aventuraparks.com

KidZania annual pass

Daily, ongoing

KidZania has launched an annual pass, giving unlimited access to the mini-city, where children can explore and role-play various professions in a fun learning environment. Plus, the passes come with a KidZania “Pazzport”, fast-track tickets, invitations to special events, discounts on skating sessions at Dubai Ice Rink and more including the chance to try the new virtual reality fire-awareness activity.

Valid for 12 months from purchase date, from Dh550 for a silver pass; from Dh950 for a gold pass, KidZania, The Dubai Mall, Dubai, www.kidzania.ae

Ripe Market

Saturdays, ongoing

Visit a Ripe Market to stock up on produce, shop for gifts and enjoy the community spirit at any of its several venues. Find seasonal organic produce grown locally, as well as a variety of superfoods, juices, honey, eggs and essential pantry items. There are vendors selling gift items such as jewellery and clothing, live music and entertainment, fitness classes, yoga, children’s activities, workshops and more.

9am to 5pm, Times Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, www.ripeme.com

RAS AL KHAIMAH

Tridom at Manar Mall

Daily, ongoing

Courtesy Tridom 
Courtesy Tridom

Visit the newly opened indoor adventure park Tridom at Manar Mall, which features a 40-metre drop tower called Sky Tower Ride, as well as a ferris wheel, a Super Spin that twirls mid-air, bumper cars, Air Racer and a large indoor play area. Enjoy video games, novelty games, kiddie rides, a Play Zone area and more.

10am to 11apm, Sundays to Wednesdays; 10am to midnight, Thursdays to Saturdays, from Dh120, Manar Mall, Ras Al Khaimah, 800 874366, tridom.ae

Jebel Jais Shuttle

Daily, ongoing

Courtesy Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority
Courtesy Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority

Visit the UAE’s highest mountain, Jebel Jais, with daily shuttle service from hotels in Ras Al Khaimah City Centre and the Al Hamra and Al Marjan Island areas. With average temperatures 10 degrees cooler in the mountains, summer is a great time to enjoy Jebel Jais and all it has to offer, including the Jebel Jais Flight, the world’s longest zipline at 2.83 kilometres; a viewing deck park with observation points, a rooftop lounge and food trucks.

Various timings from 6.30am to 4.30pm, from Dh20 one way, Ras Al Khaimah, www.jebeljais.ae/shuttlebus

ART EXHIBITIONS

Little Picasso

Until Tuesday, July 31

Visit the exhibition Little Picasso at R Gallery, The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery, which features works by 20 special needs children from Senses Residential and Day Care Centre for Special Needs. With the theme Happiness, Kindness, love and Generosity, more than 50 masterpieces will be displayed and are for sale in a bid to raise funds for the Senses Centre.

9am to 9pm, R Gallery, The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, www.theretreatpalmdubai.com

The Simplicity of the Jungle

Until Friday, August 17

El Toro by Sheeba Khan Courtesy Fairmont Dubai 
El Toro by Sheeba Khan. Courtesy Fairmont Dubai

Fairmont Dubai hosts The Simplicity of the Jungle, an exhibition of 16 abstract paintings by Sheeba Khan that are inspired by the artist’s childhood spent in the jungles of Bhopal, India, as well as fictional creatures including unicorns and dragons. The Dubai-based emerging artist has exhibited her works in South Korea, and this is her first UAE solo exhibition.

Open all day, The Summit area, 33rd floor, Fairmont Dubai, www.facebook.com/TheFairmontDubai

Made in Tashkeel

Until Thursday, August 30

A still from a video installation by Hind Mezaina and Tulip Hazbar. Courtesy Tashkeel 
A still from a video installation by Hind Mezaina and Tulip Hazbar. Courtesy Tashkeel

Visit the ninth edition of Made in Tashkeel, the annual summer exhibition showcasing achievements of Tashkeel members, workshop participants and recently presented artists. See more than 35 works from 25 artists, reflecting the diversity of the Tashkeel organisation, but which all refer in some way to the mix of facilities and programmes available as well as the collaborative environment. The works range from photography, mixed media, sculpture, video, calligraphy, painting, jewellery and installation. Pictured: A still from a video installation by Hind Mezaina and Tulip Hazbar

10am to 10pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Tashkeel, Nad Al Sheba, Dubai, 04 336 3313, www.tashkeel.org

Curves, Knots, Interlacing, Memories of the Signs

Until Saturday, September 15

A detail of Ikebana by Christiane Mazurier. Courtesy Alliance Francaise Dubai 
A detail of Ikebana by Christiane Mazurier. Courtesy Alliance Francaise Dubai

Alliance Francaise Dubai presents Curves, Knots, Interlacing, Memories of the Signs, an art exhibition featuring works by Courants d’Arts, a group of 10 contemporary artists from Paris who aim to encourage exchanges between cultures and contribute to the development of artistic diversities. The works perpetuate the evolution of languages.

9am to 8pm, Sundays to Wednesdays; 9am to 5pm, Thursdays and Saturdays (closed on Fridays), La Galerie, Alliance Francaise Dubai, Oud Metha, Dubai, 04 335 8712, www.afdubai.org