TOP 10 Your essential guide to what's on in the Emirates
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