Your essential guide to what's on in the Emirates
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