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Find out what’s hap­pen­ing in the UAE this week.

From be­ing an in­dus­trial waste­land to the city’s cul­tural oa­sis: Al Quoz has come a long way. If Alserkal Av­enue’s mul­ti­ple art gal­leries, ex­hi­bi­tion spa­ces, stu­dios and ware­houses (top right) leave you per­plexed, the Satur­day Tours are the per­fect in­tro­duc­tion to the artis­tic neigh­bour­hood – the free one-hour tours start at Nadi Al Quoz and will walk you through the in­de­pen­dent film screen­ings, in­ter­ac­tive work­shops and on­go­ing art ex­hibits that reg­u­larly take place in the ware­house spa­ces. There’s a tour hap­pen­ing to­mor­row from 5pm; call 050 556 9797.

Hard to imag­ine gamine Anne Hath­away as a gi­gan­tic mon­ster run­ning amok in South Korea, right? That’s ex­actly the premise of the film Colos­sal (above), be­ing screened by Cinema Akil to­day and to­mor­row at Ware­house 68 at Alserkal Av­enue. The 2017 re­lease is a blend of black com­edy, sci-fi and thriller that ex­plores what hap­pens when un­em­ployed play­wright and party an­i­mal Glo­ria (played by Hath­away) un­know­ingly makes a gi­ant mon­ster wreak havoc in Seoul. En­try is free but Cinema Akil ac­cepts con­tri­bu­tions at the gate. Show starts at 9.30pm on both days; visit cin­e­maakil.com

The Emi­rates Her­itage Club is host­ing the Is­lamic Manuscripts and Coins Show (be­low right) at Al Ain’s Zayed House for Is­lamic Cul­ture un­til Au­gust 10. Cen­turiesold manuscripts (they are be­tween 200-400 years old) are on dis­play, in­clud­ing doc­u­ments in­ter­pret­ing Qu­ran sciences and Ha­dith texts as well as as­tron­omy and math­e­mat­ics. Be­sides the 21 manuscripts, 40 types of gold and sil­ver coins that at least 1,000 years old will also be on dis­play. The old­est of these cur­ren­cies was is­sued in 750BC. The show also fea­tures 15 rare pho­to­graphs of Shaikh Zayed. From 9am-1pm.

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