Monday, 7 October 2013

October Events Calendar UAE

Gear up for a month of art, sport, fashion, films, food and festivals
Diaries at the ready... Gear up for a month full of art and culture, sport, fashion, films, food and festivals.

Abu Dhabi Chocolate Festival, at Marina Mall, until October 7.
6th Arab Bowling Tournament until 8th
Reflets per Pierre Gagnaire opens Terrasse, an outdoor bar, from 6.30pm. Call 04-7011199.

MidEast Watch and Jewellery Show, Expo Centre Sharjah, until Oct 5.
Vibrance fashion exhibition, 11am-8pm at Al Yasat Ballroom, Al Murooj Rotana.
Adventurer Adrian Hayes and Ryan and Sean Penny from The Wellness brothers will give a talk on “The Height of Success”, 7pm at Adventure HQ, Times Square Center.

Cinderella on Ice on a custom built 170sqm ice rink at Adnec, until October 5. Shows Wednesday and Thursday at 7pm; Friday, 3pm and 7.30pm; Saturday at 11am and 3:30pm.
Emotional Colors, an exhibition by three Italian artists — Silvana Pasini, Elena Brindani and Elisa Brindani — at Pro Art Gallery, Jumeirah Beach Road, until October 26.
Komedya Nights tour (also October 4-5) Manila standup with Super Tekla, Whacky Kiray and Krissel Valdez, at Rocky’s Cafe, Regent Palace Hotel Dubai.

Dubai duo Few As Much perform at the new music night at Qube Sports Bar, Meydan, from 10pm; entry free with drink promotions until 2am; call 04-3813780.
Syrian singer Hussein El Deek and Talal El Daour perform at Millennium Hotel Abu Dhabi.
GA.BO.SIA, a solo exhibition by Amartey Golding, until November7, at Tashkeel, Nad Al Sheba 1.
Long’s Bar celebrates its 13th anniversary at Towers Rotana Dubai with drinks specials at Dh13, 8pm-midnight.
Hong Kong day at Mirdif City Centre, a three-day event showcasing the city from 10am-10pm with Kung Fu performances and classes. 
Season VIII with Audiotonic at 360, Jumeirah Beach Hotel with DJ Nick Curly, DJ Raxon and resident DJ Tristan Bain. Call 056-6826617.
At the movies: Besharam unites Ranbir Kapoor with his parents Rishi and Neetu on the big screen for the first time.

T-PAIN featuring DJ Artful Dodger at Abu Dhabi’s du Arena.
Rick Ross Live Al Badia Golf Club
Numaish, a fashion exhibition inspired by traditional weaves and textiles, 10am-9pm, at Diamond Ballroom, Address Hotel, Dubai Mall.
Ayushyavar Bolu Kah, a Marathi poetry evening, at Shaikh Rashid Auditorium with Saleel Kulkarni and Sandeep Khare; tickets Dh40-75; call 056-7745786.
Juliana Down perform at Live at Aloft Festival, Aloft Hotel, Abu Dhabi. Tickets Dh50, including two drinks, or Dh399 for a room at the hotel including two tickets;
House South Brothers at Cavalli Club, mixing  house and electro with live instruments; call: 800 CAVALLI.

Dubai Desert Run
Global Village opens, until March 1 2014
GITEX Shopper 2013, until 12th
Dubai Flea Market, Safa Park Gate 5, 8am-3pm, entry Dh3.
Carré comme un ballon, a clown family show by the Radio Cirque Company at the Alliance Française of Dubai in Oud Metha, 4pm. Dh40 (children), Dh60 (adults), Dh10 more for non-members.
Fashion exhibition by designer Shamaeel at Ensemble, Villa 259, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah 1, from 5-8pm.
Open mic night, new season at B Lounge, Sheraton Abu Dhabi, from 7pm. Call 02-6773333.

Get the kids Halloween-ready with All For Children, H&M’s collection of dress-up pieces for boys and girls with 25 per cent of sales going H&M’s project with UNICEF to promote the rights of children in communities where H&M operates. At Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Mall, Deira City Centre and Mirdif from October 3.
Out Of Body, an exhibition by Aidan Salakhova, at Cuadro Gallery, DIFC Gate Village, until November 7.
Gallery WARD, with contemporary Egyptian art, opens in Al Quoz, next to The Courtyard, 10am-6pm. Call 04-3883204.
Aara Fashion House exhibition with designs by Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Umar Sayeed, Varun Bahl and more, 7.30-10.30pm, at Villa 375A, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah 1.

The Snail & the Whale, a children’s play at Madinat Jumeirah Theatre, Dh140, shows at 11am, 2pm, Friday and Saturday at 4.30pm, until October 12.
Miley Cyrus releases her latest album, Bangerz.

Eid Al Adha exhibition at Adnec, until October 18.
Spirited Hues, an exhibition by M.A Bhatti at Mussawir Art Gallery, until November 11. Open 11am-7pm; call 04-3882663.

THU 10
Vogue Fashion AT Dubai at Dubai Mall
Professionelle Boutique will be popping up with designers present LAYKH, By Malina, Sandra Mansour, Elena Burba and Vanina
Oktoberfest, du Forum, Abu Dhabi, Dh200 including Dh85 food and beverage voucher.
Haveli trunk show, 10am-8pm at Oberoi Hotel, Downtown Dubai with designers such as JJ Valaya, Gaurav Gupta, Azeem Khan and Mandira Wirk (pictured).
Tenor Alessandro Safina performs at Madinat Arena, Madinat Jumeirah; tickets Dhxx
Comedian Jason Byrne’s Special Eye Tour (also October 11), 9pm at Bonnington, Jumeirah Lake Towers; tickets Dh120; call 800McGS (6247).
Celebration of Giuseppe Verdi’s bicentennial at Raffles Dubai, by Emirates Opera Project and Al Sharq Orchestra. From Dh500; call 050-9280085.

At the movies: War Chhod Na Yaar sees Sharman Joshi and Soha Ali Khan try their hand at satire, while the true stories of Diana and Metallica also screen. For kids, it’s Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2.

FRI 11
Bamboo and Rivermaya Live in Dubai
Sandance: The Killers
Dubai Flea Market, Uptown Mirdiff near Spinneys, 2-7pm.
Arab Idol concert at Al Bustan Rotana Hotel with Mohammad Assaf, Farah Yusuf and Ziad Khoury with Faris Karim, 9pm. Tickets, Dhxx, at xx
Omid Djalili, Dubai World Trade Centre, 8pm.
ADCB Zayed Sports City 5 and 10k Run, open to all ages; proceeds go to local charities. Visit;

SAT 12
WWE Live Abu Dhabi with Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan, The Big Show, The Miz and The Shield, at Zayed Sports City International Tennis Centre from Oct 10. Tickets at

SUN 13
Rocktober week-long rock academy for kids 8-18 at Dubai British School, Springs 3, Emirate Hills, 9am-3pm with live showcase Oct 16 at The Fridge. Dh2,000; email

MON 14
Ferrari World is now open on Mondays, for a quieter day to check out the world’s fastest rollercoaster, Formula Rossa.

TUE 15
Fashion Forward: Season 2
KidsFest Abu Dhabi, five-day entertainment festival for parents and children at Zayed Sports City (until October 19). Visit
Fireworks at Um Suqeim 2, Jumeirah, showcasing the Eid in Dubai celebrations, for four days at 9pm.

WED 16
Check out EidFest Abu Dhabi celebrations, which run October 15-17. 19 street performance acts will stage 40-minute shows at Al Ain Mall and Bawadi Mall in Abu Dhabi’s heritage Oasis City, as well as the UAE capital’s Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi Mall, Mushrif Mall, Dalma Mall, The Galleria at Sowwah Square and on Abu Dhabi Corniche. Call 800 555 for timings.
THU 17
Celebrate World Food Day (October 16) with a cooking class for two at SCAFA, JLT featuring dishes from across the world. Dh500 for two serving sole ceviche (Peru) veal saltimbocca with gnocchi (Italy) and baked cheesecake with strawberry coulis (North America), from 6.45-9.30pm. Call 04-3794044.
Hala Turk performs at Fashion Catwalk, The Dubai Mall, 6-8pm.
Rabeh Saqer performs at Habtoor Grand Hotel, 10pm.
Laugh Dubai Laugh, stand up comedy show with Raju Srivastav, at Crown Plaza Dubai.
At the movies: George Clooney and Sandra Bullock get lost in space together in Gravity; Akshay Kumar turns gangster in action comedy Boss, while Shahid recounts the life of the murdered lawyer who defended those wrongly accused in terrorism-related cases.
FRI 18
Dandiya Raas with Indian music composer and playback singer Aadesh Srivastava and Diwali fair at Wonderland, Oud Mehta, 5pm-2am.

SAT 19
Rihanna Diamonds World Tour
FIFA U17 World Cup UAE kicks off at Al Rashid Stadium (Al Ahli Stadium).
The Bridal Affair with dozens of exhibitors, at Samaya Ballroom, Ritz Carlton DIFC, 10am-9pm with Young Designer Of The Year talent hunt.

SUN 20
See U/C-Under Construction, an exhibition by Michael Bosworth, at Gallery 76 at Dubai International Arts Centre, until November 2. Call 04-3444398.

MON 21
See Emotional Colors, an exhibition by three Italian artists — Silvana Pasini, Elena Brindani and Elisa Brindani — at Pro Art
Gallery, until October 26.

TUE 22
Out Of Body, an exhibition by Aidan Salakhova, at Cuadro Gallery, DIFC Gate Village until November 7.

WED 23
Russell Peters at du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi; tickets Dh250-650 at
Junior Simpson, Jeremy O’Donnell and Simon B Cotter at Punchline Comedy Club, Danat Hotel Al Ain, 9pm. Dh150. Also at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on October 24 and Emirates Golf Club Dubai October 25 (Dh200, inclusive of pub grub food). Tickets at
THU 24
Abu Dhabi Film Festival until November 2
Dubai’s Big Pink Ball, Meydan
Gulf Bike Week at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, until October 26, day pass Dh60; visit Performers include Jay Wud, Point of View and Chronicles of Khan.
Studio F re-launch their restaurant and nightclub from 8pm with guest DJs and designers.
Short+Sweet playwrighting weekend with Alex Broun, director of Short+Sweet Festival Dubai on how to write a great ten-minute play. Limited to 15 writers, Dh1,000, (students Dh750). Email

At the movies: Mickey Virus, a comedy about Delhi-based hackers, features Manish Paul, Elli Avram and Varun Badola. Benedict Cumberbach plays Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate.

FRI 25
Jose Carreras and Katherine Jenkins at du Arena
Ladies Day Out at Sky Bubble, Meydan Racecourse until October 27 with model scouting, the Estee Lauder Fashion Stage, Formul’A Hair Academy, Esmod Make-up Academy, DJ lessons and more; tickets, Dh100 (Dh120 on the door), at
Open auditions for Beauty and the Beast at Madinat Theatre, for kids 6-16 who can act and dance. Registration starts at 10am.

SAT 26
An Introduction to the International Art Market, a three-day short course by Christie’s Education featuring local artists, curators and gallery owners; US$2,000; email

SUN 27
GA.BO.SIA, a solo exhibition by Amartey Golding, until November 7, at Tashkeel, Nad Al Sheba 1.

MON 28
Christian Voigt photography exhibition from Voigt’s journeys through Vietnam, Laos and the UAE. Until November 1 at at Salsali
Private Museum.

TUE 29
Try Balance Cafe’s Grill Festival, daily from October 15-November 15, with platters of meat, seafood and vegetables. There’s a farmers market on October 5.

WED 30
Reflets per Pierre Gagnaire has opened Terrasse, its outdoor restaurant and bar, this month. Open from 6.30pm. Call 04-7011199.
THU 31
It’s Halloween! Party at Al Qasr Hotels’ evening Halloween brunch, 7-11pm with Halloween-inspired food and beverages and fancy dress. Dh575 with beverages, call 04-3666730.
Amr Diab, Elissa and Hussain Al Jassmi perform at the first Yasalam after-race concert, du Arena, Yas Island.
O1NE Yas Island, a new club, has its grand opening weekend until November 3. After that, it will only open every Thursday for up to 1,000 club goers.
15th Women’s Exhibition (until November 3) at Dubai World Trade Center with fashion, jewellery, spas and wellness; email
At the movies: Tom Hanks aims for another Oscar in pirate drama