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ABU DHABI BOOK HUNT

Join the evening neon book hunt at Umm Al Emarat Park. Us­ing maps, LED neon lights and de­tec­tion skills, chil­dren and par­ents have the chance to “hunt” for books dis­persed through­out the park. More than 1,000 ti­tles have been planted for chil­dren to find and take home. There are also hid­den prizes in­side the books, in­clud­ing vouch­ers from restau­rants at the park and free en­try tick­ets to Lou­vre Abu Dhabi.

Daily, 6pm-9pm; Dh10 for en­try; Umm Al Emarat Park; Abu Dhabi

DUBAI TAKE TEA

Visit Noor Lounge for two af­ter­noon tea ex­pe­ri­ences. The Ori­en­tal Af­ter­noon Tea in­cludes es­sen­tial oils and citrus flavours, while the Clas­sic Af­ter­noon tea in­cludes sweet and savoury bites with an ex­ten­sive se­lec­tion of teas from around the world. The treats are served in an arrangemen­t per­fect for pic­tures.

Daily, 2pm-6pm; from Dh255 for the Clas­sic Af­ter­noon Tea, from Dh285 for the Ori­en­tal Af­ter­noon Tea; Noor Lounge, Man­darin Ori­en­tal Jumeira, Dubai; man­dari­nori­en­tal.com/dubai

SHAR­JAH STROKE OF GE­NIUS

See the first ma­jor ret­ro­spec­tive of Monir Shahroudy Far­man­far­ma­ian in the re­gion. Ti­tled Sun­set, Sunrise, the show brings to­gether more than 70 works from the Ira­nian artist’s 60-year ca­reer. Vis­i­tors can trace Far­man­far­ma­ian’s prac­tice through these pieces – from her sculp­tures in the 1970s and never-be­fore-seen col­lages from the 1980s to her fi­nal draw­ings be­fore her death this year.

Satur­day to Thurs­day, 9am9pm; Fri­days, 4pm-9pm; free; un­til Satur­day, De­cem­ber 28, Al Ham­riyah Stu­dios, Al Ham­riyah, Shar­jah; www.shar­ja­hart.org

ABU DHABI LIT­TLE YO­GIS

Reg­is­ter your chil­dren aged four and older for the Yo­gaOne Kids Yoga pro­gramme led by So­nia Stern, who uses imag­i­na­tive themes to in­tro­duce mind­ful­ness, ba­sic yoga con­cepts and pos­tures in

a class de­signed to build strength and flex­i­bil­ity, re­duce stress and pro­mote a pos­i­tive body im­age. The classes in­clude poses, breath­ing ex­er­cises and a med­i­ta­tion that kids can prac­tise at home, school and with friends.

Tues­days, 4pm-4.30pm for ages four to seven; 4.30pm-5.15pm for ages eight and older; from Dh70; un­til Tues­day, Novem­ber 26; Yo­gaOne, Man­grove One, Abu Dhabi, [email protected]­gaone.ae

DUBAI SEE THE INVISIBLES

See the ex­hi­bi­tion Invisibles by Kyra Dupont Trou­bet­zkoy, who bids farewell to Dubai af­ter eight years and pays trib­ute with a se­ries of pho­to­graphs of the un­sung he­roes of the city: the maids, trol­ley boys, life­guards and gar­den­ers who of­ten go un­no­ticed. In the spirit

of the Year of Tol­er­ance, the au­thor of Per­les des Emi­rats and My Fan­tas­tic Life in Dubai, in­ves­ti­gates the names, sto­ries and dreams of the peo­ple who cross our paths ev­ery day.

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

ABU DHABI SEE YOUR FRIENDS

Get tick­ets for a screen­ing of episodes from Friends. In honour of the show’s 25th an­niver­sary, Vox Cin­e­mas will show some of the most pop­u­lar episodes in 4K on the big screen. The screen­ing will also in­clude spe­cial cast in­tro­duc­tions and “bonus footage”.

Wed­nes­day, from 7pm; from Dh36.75; screen­ings are tak­ing place at Mall of the Emi­rates; City Cen­tre Deira; City Cen­tre Mirdif and Mall of the Emi­rates in Dubai; and at Yas Mall, Yas Is­land, and The Gal­le­ria, Al Maryah Is­land in Abu Dhabi; www.vox­cin­e­mas.com

DUBAI POP­PING TUNES

Get tick­ets to see Dua Lipa per­form at The Pointe. Fans can ex­pect to hear her back cat­a­logue and chart-friendly tunes, which in­clude New Rules and Hot­ter Than Hell. She will per­form on a pur­pose-built stage over the wa­ter.

Fri­day, Novem­ber 15, 8pm; from Dh250; The Pointe, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai; www.tick­et­mas­ter.ae

DUBAI PET POR­TRAITS

Book a photo shoot with your furry friend at The Stu­dio Dubai. The newly launched ses­sions mean you can bring your cat, dog, par­rot, chicken, ham­ster, bunny or other favourite an­i­mal for a one­hour shoot to cap­ture their per­son­al­i­ties and have a mem­ory to keep. Order one re­touched dig­i­tal im­age for Dh295 and up to 10 images from Dh1,500. Use props and poses for the per­fect shot, then choose the ones you like best from an on­line gallery of images.

Satur­day to Thurs­days, 9am-6pm; from Dh295; The Stu­dio Dubai, The Court­yard, Al Quoz; 04 347 1745, [email protected]­tu­dio­dubai.com

ABU DHABI GO FOR A RIDE

Head to Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi to im­merse your­self in a va­ri­ety of themed lands fea­tur­ing pop­u­lar char­ac­ters from car­toons and films, in­clud­ing The Flint­stones, The Jet­sons, Bat­man, Won­der Woman and Su­per­man. The in­door amuse­ment park has some­thing for ev­ery­one with 29 rides, in­ter­ac­tive at­trac­tions, live en­ter­tain­ment, restau­rants and re­tail stores.

Daily, 10am-9pm; from Dh295; Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi, Yas Is­land; www.wb­world­abud­habi.com

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