PICK OF THE DAY
Al Ain Book Fair (AABF)
The 9th edition of the fair will celebrate a selection of Emirati titles and authors through a cultural programme and present latest publications in the fields of literature, thought, poetry, history and a variety of academic and educational titles throughout nine days. Organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) at Al Ain Convention Centre. Open to visitors Saturday to Thursday from 9am-1pm and 5-9pm and fridays 5-10pm, until October 2. Register to attend.
THINGS TO DO IN ABU DHABI
Register for Sniper Rifle 300m Competition
Got your eyes set on winning big? Polish up your shooting skills as the 300m sniper rifle competition will be running from October 1 to November 31 for both men and women. Take a shot at winning up toDh4,000.
At Al Forsan International Sports Resort. Call 02-6565632.
THINGS TO DO IN AL AIN
Exhibition of comic artworks by talented Emirati and UAE based artists at Al Qattara Arts Centre. Open daily from 5-9pm, until October 19.
THINGS TO DO IN DUBAI
Street Fighter Battle Royale
Retro arcade game enthusiasts are invited to go up against each other to fight it out at Stereo Arcade, The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Jumeirah Beach Residence, from 6-9pm.
Joint exhibition of works on paper by Iranian artists Sarvenaz Farsian and Arezu, at XVA Gallery, Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, Bur Dubai, until October 24. Call 04-3535383.
Fastest With The Mostest
A solo exhibition by Raja’a Khalid, concluding the artist’s participation in the Critical Practice Programme 2016-17. The exhibit will open until October 26 at Tashkeel, Nad Al Sheba 1.
Hip hop and RnB night featuring DJ LuWayne Wonder, supported by DJ Shirry Dee and DJ D’Ortiz, at Armani/Prive, Burj Khalifa. Lounge is open from 5pm. Club from 11pm. Open bar for women between midnight and 2am.
Urban Blow Out
Expect the best urban hits. Buy-one-get-one offer on selected beverages. At Inka Dubai, Sofitel Dubai Downtown, every Sunday, 10pm onwards.
Late Night Swimming
Enjoy a late night swim at Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay, with views of the Burj Khalifa for Dh50, 6-9pm Saturday to Wednesday and 6-10pm Thursday and Friday, throughout September. Daily happy hours at Swim & Tonic pool bar.
Movie screenings by Cinema Akil. Today, Lucky, about a fiercely independent 90-year-old atheist who finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration, leading towards the so-often unattainable enlightenment, at 7.30pm. The film is followed by Columbus, about expat Jin who flies in to Columbus, Indiana from Korea, to be with his father when he falls into a coma. He forms an unlikely friendship with Casey, a bright young local who’s dealing with another kind of sick parent, and the two find themselves opening up to one another in surprising ways, at 9.30pm. At Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue. Seating is on a first-come-first-seated basis and a contribution is applicable at the entrance.
Der Keller serves a rare selection of traditional German cuisine, visit during Oktoberfest and get the buy-one-get-one offer on German beverages. At Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Sunday to Thursday 6-11.30pm and Friday and Saturday 4-11.30pm, until October 4.
Register for The Color Run Dream World Tour
The running series returns to the UAE this November 11, at the Dubai Autodrome. Tickets are on sale from Dh160 for adults and Dh50 for juniors, at Reebok stores in The Dubai Mall, Dubai Marina Mall, Mirdif City Centre and Yas Mall Abu Dhabi.
Register for L’Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels
L’Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels, the Paris-based school of Jewellery arts, has open registrations for its Dubai campus classes, at Hai, Dubai Design District, from November 7-25, marking the first visit of L’Ecole abroad programme in the Middle East.
THINGS TO DO IN SHARJAH
Donate Children’s Storybooks
Share the love for reading with the less privileged and give the gift of literacy when you donate your used books to charity, at City Centre Sharjah, throughout September.