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DUBAI A SMASH­ING TIME

Re­lease your rage this month with The Smash Room Dubai’s Hal­loween Spe­cial. Avail­able un­til Satur­day, Novem­ber 2, guests don­ning cos­tumes will be able to smash TVs, DVD play­ers and plenty more for the spe­cial price of Dh197. The ses­sion in­cludes glasses, pro­tec­tive shoes and a suit, and a video at the end of the ex­pe­ri­ence.

Sun­days to Thurs­days, 11am10pm; Fri­days and Satur­days, 9am-11pm; Dh197; un­til Satur­day, Novem­ber 2; The Smash Room, Umm Suqeim Street, Al Quoz; 058 198 2323, www.thes­mash­room.ae

ABU DHABI INTO THE WILD

Sign up to have break­fast with gi­raffes at Emi­rates Zoo. The two friendly res­i­dent gi­raffes will dine each morn­ing along­side up to six guests in a spe­cially built cave, which al­lows them to poke their heads in and en­joy their favourite snack. Guests are of­fered a slightly more in­dul­gent break­fast, and can chose from a tra­di­tional Ara­bic menu or a full English.

Daily, 9am-11am; from Dh250 per adult, Dh130 for chil­dren ages 4 to 12; Emi­rates Park Zoo, Al Bahyah, Abu Dhabi; [email protected] emi­rates­park.ae; 02 501 0000; emi­rates­park­zooan­dresort.com

DUBAI POP­PING TUNES

Book tick­ets to Party in the Park. The two-day fes­ti­val will be held at Dubai Me­dia City Am­phithe­atre and will fea­ture Fat­boy Slim, The Kooks, Richard Ashcroft and Light­house Fam­ily. The gig will be held on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 31 and Fri­day, Novem­ber 1, and there will be a Hal­loween theme on the first night. Fat­boy Slim will head­line. His hits in­clude Right Here, Right Now, Because We Can and Praise You.

Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 31, 6pm1am; Fri­day, Novem­ber 1, 2pm­mid­night; from Dh250; Dubai Me­dia City Am­phithe­atre; www.plat­inum­list.net

ABU DHABI STEP UP

Take part in Step ZSC – the weekly ver­ti­cal train­ing event, which in­volves run­ning up and down the steps of the In­ter­na­tional Ten­nis Cen­tre at Zayed Sports City. There are 20-minute ex­press fit­ness classes ev­ery half hour, with ex­er­cises in­clud­ing tabata. The ladies-only ses­sion runs from 4pm to 5.30pm.

Mon­days, 4pm-5.30pm for ladies only; 5.30pm to 8pm for ev­ery­one, free with reg­is­tra­tion, In­ter­na­tional Ten­nis Cen­tre, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi; www.stepzsc.com

ABU DHABI SAFE AND SOUND

Book a spot in a sound­heal­ing jour­ney class taught by reiki mas­ter So­nia Gon­za­lez. She will use dif­fer­ent in­stru­ments to cre­ate sounds and vi­bra­tions that have a re­lax­ing ef­fect on the mind. Items used in­clude Ti­betan bowls, crys­tal bowls, crys­tal harp, drums, shak­ers, chant­ing and more. Bring a mat, pil­low, eye mask or any fab­ric to cover your eyes. Class is free but open to do­na­tion.

Mon­days, 6.30pm, free; Larte, Ma­narat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Is­land, Abu Dhabi; www.ma­n­aratal­saadiyat.ae

DUBAI UN­DER THE SEA

Come face-to-face with sea crea­tures at one of the big­gest open-air aquar­i­ums in the world when you take part in the Aqua­trek Xtreme ex­pe­ri­ence. Fit­ted with an Aqua­trek hel­met, which pro­vides a con­tin­u­ous sup­ply of air and keeps you com­pletely dry, you’ll de­scend a lad­der 10 me­tres to the bot­tom of At­lantis, The Palm’s Am­bas­sador La­goon for a guided tour. You’ll en­counter about 65,000 marine an­i­mals, in­clud­ing sharks, stingrays and plenty of colour­ful fish.

Daily, 1pm and 4pm; from Dh720; Aqua­trek Xtreme, Am­bas­sador La­goon, The Lost Cham­bers Aquar­ium, At­lantis, The Palm, Dubai; 04 426 0000, www.at­lantis­thep­alm.com

ABU DHABI GO THE EX­TRA MILE

Amer­i­can rap­per Eminem re­turns to Abu Dhabi as part of his Kamikaze world tour. The sta­dium show will fea­ture other per­form­ers in sup­port, in­clud­ing Royce Da 5’9 and DJ The Al­chemist. Eminem’s hit songs in­clude Lose Your­self, Stan, With­out Me and The Real Slim Shady. Tick­ets come with an add-on op­tion, whereby you can pay an ex­tra Dh100 for a ticket to one of the Yas Is­land theme parks.

Fri­day, 6pm; from Dh395; du Arena, Yas Is­land, Abu Dhabi; www.tick­et­mas­ter.ae

DUBAI CITY RUN

Reg­is­ter for the City Half Marathon. Par­tic­i­pants will have the choice of run­ning a 5km, 10km or 21km course around DIFC. De­scribed as fast and flat, the cir­cuit will take run­ners from the Gate Build­ing and across the fi­nan­cial district, with views of the Burj Khal­ifa and the Mu­seum of the Fu­ture.

Fri­day, from 6am; from Dh130; Dubai In­ter­na­tional Fi­nan­cial Cen­tre; www.city­half­marathon.com

ABU DHABI DIF­FER­ENT STROKES

See the ex­hi­bi­tion Com­mu­nity & Cri­tique: SEAF 2018 / 19 Co­hort

6 at Ware­house421 as 15 mem­bers of the Salama bint Ham­dan Emerg­ing Artists Fel­low­ship pre­sent their art­works cre­ated af­ter a 10-month de­vel­op­ment pro­gramme. The emerg­ing artists, all from the UAE, will take part in a talk to dis­cuss their ex­pe­ri­ences on the day of the open­ing. It will fo­cus on the value of con­struc­tive lan­guage as a tool in the artis­tic process. Pic­tured: Un­ti­tled by Wid Al Bay­aty.

Tues­days to Sun­days (closed Mon­days), 10am-8pm; Ware­house421, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi; www.ware­house421.ae

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