Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for January 11, 2017, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun.
Attend the opening of The Ajman Palace Hotel Wedding Fair, which features more than 50 vendors, designers and wedding planners from around the country catering to luxury weddings. Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 6.30pm, enjoy a fashion show by Walid Atallah and a live-cooking demonstration.
Opens today then runs daily until Saturday, 4pm to 10pm, free entrance, Al Saalah Ballroom, The Ajman Palace Hotel, Ajman, www.facebook.com/theajmanpalacehotelweddingfair
Register your children, ages 3 months to 4 years, for the Music Monkeys interactive musical education programme, which starts on Sunday in Dubai with the Creature Comforts term focusing on animal-themed songs in classes for various age levels.
Term begins on Sunday, various timings and prices, Kids HQ activity centre, Al Barsha; Fitness First, The Meadows; The Helen O’Grady Drama Studio, Jumeirah, Dubai, [email protected]
Ras Al Khaimah
Join a beginner trek in Ras Al Khaimah with Explorer Tours UAE and explore the ancient mountain routes used by the Bedouins, including a settlement that has been inhabited for hundreds of years. The four- to five-hour route, covering eight kilometres, is led by experienced guides and is accessible to trekkers with a good fitness health.
Saturday, 7.30am to 6pm, Dh300, pick-up point at Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, trek at Jabel Al Jaish, Ras Al Khaimah, register at 04 286 1991, [email protected]
Abu Dhabi & Dubai
Register your high-school students to take part in the Global Education Interact Fair presented by The Chopras Institute of Education and featuring 25 universities from nine countries, as well as career counsellors, course-selection guidance and more to help ease the transition of UAE students to a foreign university.
January 19 to 21, 10am to 6pm daily, Thursday and Friday at Grand Excelsior, Bur Dubai, Dubai; Saturday at Crowne Plaza, Hamdan Street, Abu Dhabi, free admission, [email protected]
Register to attend Rooftop Rhythms #45 featuring an open-mic night and the debut of the duet slam called Two Piece and a Slide, in which poets pair up to perform each other’s work or create new poems together. DJ Allad (pictured) will be spinning the tunes. Refreshments will be available and the event is open to all ages.
January 27, free with registration, 8pm, The Marketplace, NYU Abu Dhabi Campus Center, Saadiyat Island, register starting today at 3pm at www.nyuad-artscenter.org
Get tickets now for the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, one of the biggest events on the European Tour, which regularly attracts some of golf’s most famous names, including Henrik Stenson, Danny Willett, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy (pictured) and Rickie Fowler.
January 19 to 22, gates open at 6.45am, from Dh50 for a one-day pass, Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, www.abudhabigolfchampionship.com
In the exhibition Receiving and Collecting, Mohammed Kazem presents works in which he captures the uncapturable, including sunlight, shadows and experiences. Pictured: An image by Mohammed Kazem
Daily until February 23, 10am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed on Fridays), Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 323 5052, www.ivde.net
Register now to participate in Sony PhotoFriday as part of GPP Photo Week and take part in the 12 seminars, technical and inspirational talks and creative panels led by some of the world’s top photographers. The sessions run for 90 minutes and focus on a range of topics – from travel and food photography to photo storytelling.
February 10, 9am to 5.30pm, Dh55 per session, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 380 8545, book online at www.gulfphotoplus.com/gpp/2017
Get tickets now for the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival 2017. Performing on the opening night is Tom Jones (What’s Up, Pussycat?, It’s Not Unusual), pictured; the second night will feature Mariah Carey (Vision of Love, Always Be My Baby); and on the final night, Enrique Iglesias (Hero, Bailando) will perform.
February 22 to 24, from Dh275, Dubai Media City Amphitheater, Dubai, www.ticketmaster.ae
Shop for great deals at the Dubai Shopping Festival, which features mega sales in traditional retail outlets such as malls, plus outdoor markets, pop-up fashion shows, fireworks displays every weekend, raffles, prizes, rewards, live entertainment, food trucks and more.
Daily until January 28, various locations in Dubai, www.visitdubai.com