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Womad Abu Dhabi 2010
Gear up for the three-day open-air world music festival taking place on the Abu Dhabi Corniche and at Al Jahili Fort in Al Ain. During the free festival, guests will see star performers from various countries who will present different genres and styles. Highlights of the festival are Dubai-based band Abri and Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley, son of Reggae legend Bob Marley, who will bring Womad to a thrilling close. Womad Abu Dhabi is also offering music, dance and art workshops. The Desert Cultures tent in Al Jahili Fort in Al Ain will showcase the heritage of the emirate with traditional hospitality and cultural activities.
When April 22 to April 24 (Abu Dhabi); April 22 to April 23 (Al Ain)
Where Abu Dhabi Corniche; Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain
How For more information call 050 451 4840 or email elizabeth@tmh.ae Rod Stewart And The Spandau Ballet May 7 at the Sevens Stadium. Dubai  Tickets from Dh350 to Dh740

Toploader And Tahnee  at Alpha

What The top rock band Toploader, whose hit Dancing in the Moonlight topped the global charts, returns to the stage after five years with lots of surprises. The British band toured with the likes of Paul Weller and Robbie Williams and were the last ones to perform with Bon Jovi at Wembley Stadium. Australian surfer girl Tahnee will also be performing.
When Thursday, April 22
Where Alpha Club, Dubai
How Dh95. Tickets available at www.timeouttickets.com

Amr Diab live in Dubai

What Egyptian superstar Amr Diab will entertain audiences with his greatest hits this weekend. The Egyptian star will be performing alongside  DJ Said Mraa.
When Friday, April 23
Where Dubai Festival City
How Dh150 (regular standing); Dh250 (VIP standing in front of the stage); Dh500 (Gold). Tickets are available at www.platinumlist.ae or www.ticketmastersme.com. For more information call 050 289 1666

Sharmila’s Extravaganza

What The show features a medley of dance styles ranging from hip hop, lyrical jazz, contemporary and Indian.
When Friday, April 23 at 7.30pm and Saturday, April 24 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Where Ductac, Mall of the Emirates
How Dh85 (under 18); Dh100 (adults). For more information call 04 341 4777

From Here To There
Arabic classical music meets Italian and Spanish music tradition in From Here To There this week. Soprano Monica De Rosa McKay, tenor Marc Heller and pianist Gianluca Marciano will be performing at the concert. Also M Khalid Mohammad Ali will play the oud accompanying Marc Heller’s performance of Love Bird.
When Sunday, April 25 at 8pm
Where Ductac, Mall of the Emirates
How Dh165.
For more information and tickets call04 341 4777 or 050 847 8089

Jawhara: Oriental Magic
What This year’s International Oriental Dance Festival aims to promote the exotic dance form of Raks Sharki with workshops by acclaimed teachers from the US, Russia and Egypt. The highlight of the show is a belly dance competition.
When April 22 to 25. An oriental dance competition, followed by a gala dinner and awards ceremony, will be held on Friday.
Where The Great Ball Room, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel
How Dh225, including Arabic Buffet. For tickets call 050 323 8131or 050 659 3203

Vaisakhi Nite Chak De Bhangra
A team of famous Punjabi singers and performers is coming to the UAE to celebrate the harvest festival. The line-up includes Jazzi B, Master Saleem, Sarbjit Cheema, Sona Walia and Anchor Satinder Satti. The event will take place on two different nights.
When April 22 to April 23 at 8pm
Where At the Aviation Club, Dubai, on Thursday and at India Social Centre, Abu Dhabi on Friday
How Tickets from Dh40 to Dh350. For more information call Surjit Singh on 050 442 7818 or log on to www.vaisakhinite.com

Tribute to Janab Mohd Rafi
A concert has been organised in Dubai to mark the 30th death anniversary of Bollywood playback singer Mohd. Rafi. Sensational singer Tagore Das, whose voice sounds just like the late singer’s, will be performing at the show titled Ek Shaam Rafi Ke Naam. Also performing with Das and his troupe will be Anita, Shobana and Asha.
When Friday, April 30
Where Shaikh Rashid Auditorium, Indian High School at 6.30pm
How From Dh30 to Dh100. Dh200 for Premium Class. For more information contact Denzil Fernandes on 050658 6675

Ziad Rahbani live in concert
What Famous Lebanese composer Ziad Rahbani is finally coming to Dubai after cancelling his performance at the Jazz Festival. He is one of Lebanon’s biggest
stars, thanks largely to his hit song Saalouni El Nass (The People Asked Me).
When Thursday, April 22
Where The Palladium, Dubai Media City
How From Dh200 to Dh300. Tickets available at www.boxofficeme.com and
www.timeouttickets.com or call 800 4669.

Coming soon... Don’t miss out!

Harry Connick Junior
May 16 at at Abu Dhabi Hall
How Tickets from Dh395 to Dh595

The Wiggles,
June 11 to 12,
The Palladium, Dubai.
How From Dh140 to Dh250

Rod Stewart And The Spandau Ballet
When May 7 at the Sevens Stadium. Dubai
How Tickets from Dh350 to Dh740

Ken Craig Warner’s Strangers On A Train
May 28-29 at AUD Auditorium, Dubai .
The play is organised in two acts.