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Don’t miss these upcoming events in the UAE

From art shows and festive pop ups to plays and more, a round up of hot events in the UAE

Artworks of Uzbekistan artist Timur Akhmedov at Andakulova Gallery
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Art rendezvous

Dubai, the iconic architectural haven designed by the late Zaha Hadid, returns with its new Cultural Connections initiative, this time in collaboration with Andakulova Gallery Dubai. Immerse yourself in the captivating and colourful artworks of Uzbekistan artist Timur Akhmedov at Andakulova Gallery’s two-month long residency for ME Dubai’s latest Cultural Connections showcase. Timur Akhmedov’s solo exhibition is titled “ME tamorphosis of Colours” and is on until October 8, 2023.

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2-day festive pop-up

Showroom 4.0, an exquisite showcase of the latest designs and captivating fashion pieces from renowned clothing designers will be held on September 8 and 9, 2023, from 10am to 8pm at Anantara Downtown Hotel, Business Bay, Dubai. The 2-day event is in association with Vesimi, a leading multi designer store in Dubai. Showroom 4.0 brings festive prêt, occasion wear, and kids wear all under one roof.

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It's all been done before

Get set for an evening of fun, laughter, and reflection as an anthology of plays by Dubai based playwright Sanjeev Dixit opens at The Junction, Al Serkal Avenue, Dubai. Titled It's all Been Done Before, there will be eight short plays in one evening on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd September 2023 .Written and Directed by Dubai-based playwright Sanjeev, each play is its own unique microcosm, and put together the show is a mélange of emotions. Gates Open at 7 pm. Tickets are Dh100 on

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Smash it

In honour of Emirati Women’s Day on August 28th, The Smash Room is offering patrons an adrenaline filled adventure. The popular entertainment destination in Dubai and now also in Abu Dhabi has launched a special package called “The Fierce and Fabulous” for all Emirati women looking to celebrate with an out-of-the-box experience. Valid until September 3rd in Dubai and Abu Dhabi locations, The Smash Room promises an exhilarating experience with “The Fierce and Fabulous” package that allows guests to smash 1 printer and 30 glass items for Dh199.

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Fun in the rink

Dubai’s beloved Modesh and Dana are inviting The Smurfs to experience the city during DSS for even more summer fun. Catch this lively collaboration between The Smurfs and Dubai’s own funloving duo on screens at the Ice Rink - Dubai Mall. Don’t miss the chance to catch a glimpse of the fun 3D anamorphic billboards depicting their new friendship until 3 September.

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Immersive experience

The ninth season of Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) opens with N O W I S W H E N W E A R E (the stars) by Andrew Schneider. The immersive, multimedia theatrical installation uses thousands of reactive lights and hundreds of speakers to create an interactive theatrical cosmos in a unique experience. The show, which has two versions – a narrative version for only eight audience members at a time, and an installation version for up to 40 people - runs September 10. Check for details.