WEIRD AND WONDERFUL
If you’ve missed out on the Dubai World Cup tickets there’s an equally exciting equestrian event happening today and tomorrow at Al Ain’s Jahili Fort – a unique equestrian choreography. Directed by Bartabas, the founder of National Equestrian Academy of Versailles, the show has 30 horses from the academy performing classical dressage, dance, fencing and poetry to classical scores by Bach, Stravinsky and Monteverdi. The show is one of many events offered as part of the Emirati-French Cultural Programme. Tickets are from Dh50 at 800tickets.com
Another one-of-a-kind experience you can try out this weekend is The Void – a hyperreality experience that has been brought to Dubai by Meraas and opens today. Located at The Beach, audiences can walk through New York City and the Ghostbusters universe from the popular film in the virtual experience called Ghostbusters: Dimension. Once you’ve donned a customised headset, haptic vest, backpack computer and tracking system the physical props and sets and real-time interactive effects recreate the experience of what it is like to be a Ghostbuster tracking and trapping a supernatural foe. Unlike other virtual reality experiences, The Void is a social activity that allows audiences to connect with each other in the virtual environment through sight, sound, touch, smell, and motion. Visit thebeach.ae
High-voltage fun gets literal at the Lords of Lightning – Frequency Rider show. The global act harnesses the power of energy and electricity experiments at the Mother of the Nation Festival, which runs from March 26-April 4. Using a Tesla Coil, which harnesses two million volts of electricity, the performers shoot lightning bolts at a range of sonic frequencies combining music, dance and physics. The Lords of Lightning – Frequency Rider performance will take place close to the main stage at Abu Dhabi Corniche.