PICK OF THE DAY
Merchants of Bollywood
A theatrical dance drama, based on a story of a young dancer Ayesha Merchant who is conflicted between following the family tradition of the Indian classical dance form Kathak versus incorporating modern dance forms to create her own identity. At the main cultural stage. Show is included in the entry ticket to Global Village, until December 24. Daily show timings at globalvillage.ae.
Things to do in Abu Dhabi
National Day Activities at Bawabat Al Sharq Mall, Baniyas. Henna art, traditional Ayallah and Yolla dance performances, poetry, music and an insight into Emirati culture and history, 6-10pm, until December 4.
Things to do in Dubai
Ripe Market: Sunset Community Power Vinyasa with Aliya Galem, to join download the classport app and find free classes by searching for Ripe Market, 5pm. At Le Meridien Mina Seyahi amphitheatre. Also Shop for local produce and artisan crafts, 2-9pm, every Wednesday. More at ripeme.com.
Wednesdays with Richie D and Major Flow, buy-one-get-one on select beverages all night, at Zinc, Crowne Plaza Dubai. Doors open at 10pm. Dh100, ladies enter free all night. Call 050-1999271.
Rosay Night with DJ Jack. Unlimited Sushi and beverages for Dh299 for the pre party dinner, from 8.30pm. At Cavalli Club Dubai. Call 050-9910400. More at cavalliclubdubai.com.
Cartel with Jordan Valleys, Scott Strutton and Lucas Alexander, supported by DJ Russke, at Cirque Le Soir, The Fairmont Hotel. Doors open at 10.30pm. Call 050-9955400.
The Emirates NBD Million Dirham Putt, the nine-hole putting contest will see the general public put to test, with beginner’s luck often beating the more skilled contestants. Competitors will putt their way around nine holes whilst aiming to obtain the lowest possible score across the competition. Contestants have a chance of winning Dh1,000,000 or a golfing trip for two to Southeast Asia. At The Beach, JBR, until December 3.
Jazz night and Pairing Wednesdays at Jean-Georges Dubai, Four Seasons Resort. Tasting menu at Dh415 per person including beverages. Call 04-3436118.
National Day Activities at Mall of the Emirates. Shoppers are invited to construct a monument with their names engraved on small flag-coloured blocks and placed on a wall as a symbol of until and togetherness, until December 3. On Thursday, Mohammed Al Menhali performs live. On Friday and Saturday, The Desert Tales, a magical modern show will reflect the UAE throught time.
Big Rugby Quiz, meet the J9 Rugby Legends and enjoy a fun evening of trivia, Q&A with the players and BBQ dinner, at Dubai Novotel World Trade Centre - Pool Side, 6pm. Dh150 per person inclusive of buffet dinner and three selected beverages, Dh75 for children aged below 12.
Girl About Town ladies night, practice running in heels when the red light rush calls for Dh20 beverages, four free beverages for women when ordering a mani course and a further 50 per cent off the food bill. Free karaoke and pool too. At Ten Street Dubai, JA Oasis Beach Tower, Jumeirah Beach Road. Call 04-3998993.
The Latin Quarter, a night of rhythm, passion and Latin infused entertainment, music by DJ Mimo. At Mayta, Gate 3, DIFC. Call 04-5148774.
Things to do in Sharjah
Time Capsule, a reservoir that will include a variety of audio recordings, visual and written messages about the aspirations and visions of the UAE in the next five years, will be on display at Flag Park, Sharjah, until December 2. It will then be transferred to the Ajman Museum to be placed underground for a five-year period and will be opened in 2021 to coincide with the golden jubilee celebration of the UAE.
Face The Music, a variety of music styles ranging from vocal to instrumental in Western and Arabic Classical music presented in Arts-by AUS students and faculty, at Arts Rotunda, Arts Building, American University of Sharjah. Show at 7pm. Tickets Dh50, on sale between 2-5pm, at Arts 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.