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DUBAI STO­RIED TUNES

Make plans to see A R Rah­man at the Cola-Cola Arena. The mu­sic mae­stro’s work across var­i­ous In­dian lan­guages has gar­nered 25 Film­fare Awards, two Gram­mys, two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe and a Bafta. His live shows are par­tic­u­larly renowned, and spe­cial guests are billed to per­form as well.

▶ Fri­day, Novem­ber 15, from 8pm; tick­ets from Dh50; Co­caCola Arena, City Walk, Dubai; www.coca-cola-arena.com

ABU DHABI BEACH­SIDE MAR­KET

Reg­is­ter for the Flea Mar­ket on the Cor­niche as part of Abu Dhabi Mo­ments. The event will fea­ture sec­ond-hand mar­kets, live en­ter­tain­ment and chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties as well as food trucks. There is also the op­por­tu­nity to reg­is­ter as a ven­dor to sell your items.

▶ To­mor­row, 9am-2pm; free with reg­is­tra­tion; Abu Dhabi cor­niche; www.abu dhabi­mo­ments.ae

DUBAI SOUL­FUL MELODIES

Get tick­ets to see Mica Paris at Dubai Opera. Af­ter wow­ing au­di­ences last year with a show ded­i­cated to Ella Fitzger­ald, the Bri­tish soul star re­turns to the same venue with a new show ded­i­cated to Aretha Franklin. Paris will per­form se­lect pieces from the six-decade ca­reer of the Queen of Soul. She will sing hits in­clud­ing Re­spect, I Say A Lit­tle Prayer, Bridge Over Trou­bled Wa­ter and A Nat­u­ral Woman.

▶ Thurs­day, Novem­ber 14, 8pm-11pm; from Dh150; Dubai Opera; Down­town Dubai; www.dubai­opera.com

SHARJAH ART IN THE CITY

The three-month-long Sharjah Ar­chi­tec­ture Tri­en­nial kicks off this month. Themed Rights of Fu­ture Gen­er­a­tions, the event ex­plores ur­ban­ism and the role of ar­chi­tec­ture in man­ag­ing the long-term ef­fects of cli­mate change. The di­verse pro­gramme fea­tures lec­tures from

pol­icy-mak­ers and sci­en­tists, as well as ex­hi­bi­tions by ar­chi­tects and artists.

▶ Satur­day to Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 8; free; var­i­ous times; lo­ca­tions across Sharjah; www.shar­ja­har­chi­tec­ture.org

ABU DHABI VE­GAN FEAST

En­joy a ve­gan brunch at Cafe 302 in Abu Dhabi’s Al

Maha Ar­jaan by Rotana. The res­tau­rant has a ded­i­cated menu with about 20 op­tions for those es­chew­ing an­i­mal prod­ucts. On Thurs­day evening, there will be an all-you-can-eat veg­giepacked buf­fet, so health­con­scious din­ers can start the week­end right.

▶ Thurs­days, 6pm-10pm; Dh89 per per­son; Al Maha Ar­jaan by Rotana, Fa­tima bint Mubarak Street, Abu Dhabi; 02 610 6666

DUBAI INTO THE WILD

Aven­tura Park has re­opened for the win­ter sea­son. The ad­ven­ture park of­fers at­trac­tions such as tree-surf­ing, zip-lin­ing and rope-climb­ing, set in Dubai’s Mushrif Park. There are 85 dif­fer­ent chal­lenges set across five dif­fer­ent lev­els ar­ranged above the ground be­tween the trees. They’ve also re­cently added a mini chil­dren’s club as well as a num­ber of ed­u­ca­tional pro­grammes. ▶ Sun­day to Wed­nes­day, 1pm8pm; Thurs­day to Satur­day, 9am-10pm; from Dh149; Aven­tura Park, Mushrif Park, Dubai; www.aven­tu­ra­park.com

ABU DHABI RUN A MARATHON

Sign up for the 35th Strid­ers Half Marathon and 10km run set to take place around Abu Dhabi’s Yas Is­land. The flat course will start at Yas Water­world, tak­ing in the Yas Plaza Ho­tels precinct, Yas Marina, Fer­rari World, Yas Mall and Yas Gate­way Park. All run­ners will re­ceive a medal, break­fast and ac­cess to the wa­ter­park on the day of the race.

▶ Fri­day, Novem­ber 15, 5.30am reg­is­tra­tion for 6.30am start; Dh120 or Dh205 with wa­ter­park ac­cess, Yas Water­world, Yas Is­land, Abu Dhabi; www. gulf­mul­ti­sport.com

DUBAI FAM­ILY DAY OUT

Global Vil­lage has re­opened its doors for an­other sea­son. This year, there are more than 3,500 shop­ping out­lets from 78 coun­tries, set across 25 pav­il­ions. Head down this week to be one of the first to ex­pe­ri­ence the new sea­son, which fea­tures Ri­p­ley’s Be­lieve it or Not! mu­seum at­trac­tion, as well as live shows and fire­works dis­plays each week­end.

▶ Daily, 4pm-11.30pm; from Dh15; Global Vil­lage, Sheikh Mo­hammed Bin Zayed Road, Dubai; 04 362 4114, www.glob­alvil­lage.ae

DUBAI MAKE A SPLASH

If you find your­self in Wild Wadi Wa­ter­park on any day be­fore the Dubai Fit­ness Chal­lenge comes to a close, head to the in­for­ma­tion ca­bana by 3pm and pick a fit­ness track­ing de­vice of your choice to take part in a walk­ing chal­lenge. The con­test tasks you with tak­ing 3,030 steps (in keep­ing with the event’s 30 min­utes for 30 days motto). The first power walker to hit the num­ber will re­ceive a com­pli­men­tary three-month pass to the wa­ter­park, while ev­ery par­tic­i­pant will get the en­try fee waived on their next visit.

▶ Un­til Satur­day, Novem­ber 16, 3.30pm-4pm; wa­ter­park en­try Dh149; Wild Wadi Wa­ter­park, Jumeirah Beach Ho­tel, Dubai; www.dubaifit­ness­chal­lenge.ae

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