A festival for creatives

Get Ready for Abu Dhabi’s Collector’s Week. On until Saturday (October 16), prepare yourself for an array of innovation, creativity and design. Featuring unique experiences, pop-ups, and exciting programs, and collaborating with Semi Permanent Middle East, this is the region’s first creativity and design festival. General admission tickets start at Dh200. Visit semipermanent.com or visitretailabudhabi.ae for more details.

Louvre exhibition: Centuries of Exchange between Chinese and Islamic Worlds

Culture and art enthusiasts are in for a treat when the Louvre Abu Dhabi opens an exhibition titled Dragon and Phoenix – Centuries of Exchange between Chinese and Islamic Worlds. The exhibition runs until February 12, 2022. The exhibition will have activities and events ranging from dragon boating to kayaking, cinema and family film screenings. Tickets start at Dh31 and for more information visit louvreabudhabi.ae.

Free wellness program

To mark World Mental Health Day, Umm Al Emarat Park is launching a free wellness program every Wednesday in collaboration with Inner Space Centre, Seven Wellness and Flo Studio. On until April 2022, there will be free meditation or yoga sessions at the park to help the community find inner-resilience and achieve self-awareness. Park entry tickets star from Dh5. For more information on the schedule visit ummalemaratpark.ae.

Daebak time with Super Junior at The Pointe

Calling all K-Pop Fans. A Hallyu-inspired weekend awaits you at The Pointe! Korea Village. On until October 16. The event is in collaboration with Dubai-based Korean club, Choego Community, Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange and Korean Cultural Centre in the UAE. Dont miss the chance to pick up some Korean brands, products, authentic food and more. On Friday (October 15), The Pointe will host a free live performance by South Korean group ‘Super Junior’, with band members Eunhyuk and Kyuhyun performing their songs from 5.30 pm on the West promenade. To book a seat, visit Platinumlist.net. For more information, visit thepointe.ae.

Night-time festivities

The popular Ripe Market has introduced its first-ever night version, which started October 13 from 4pm-10pm at Festival Bay, Dubai Festival City Mall. Enjoy the fun-filled events, al fresco dining, shopping and live entertainment. Dubai Festival City Mall is hosting a grand launch event on the same evening, which will feature special guests, music and extravagant laser and projection mapping experience as part of the record-breaking Imagine show. A specially designed fireworks show starts at 8pm. For more information, visit dubaifestivalcitymall.com or ripeme.com.

Free seed packet gift at Green Planet

Dubai’s indoor rainforest attraction, The Green Planet, has introduced five new initiatives from eliminating single-use plastics to recycling as part of its efforts to act responsibly and help educate people of all ages to understand the importance of saving the planet. Visitors will receive a free seed packet gift to take home so they can plant their sustainably sourced seeds. Tickets start at Dh75. For more information on tickets, visit thegreenplanetdubai.com.

IPL final

Summoning all cricket fans. Gear up for the Final Match of the Indian Premier League 2021 to take place at Dubai International Stadium. Join the crowds that will come alive as the winners taking home the IPL trophy cup. Get tickets starting at Dh400 at dubai.platinumlist.net. For more information, visit dubai.platinumlist.net.

Cosplay, e-sport at High Score Con

The exhilarating pop culture festival High Score Con is back for its second edition on until Saturday (October 16). Head over to Times Square Center for a weekend full of gaming contests, exciting contests and many more fun activations designed to celebrate Emirati culture. Bring out your revolutionary cosplay for the cosplay competition or strategize e-sports or board game challenges for big prizes. Get a chance to attend a panel talk by experts and browse through the stores with products from over 50 homegrown small businesses at the market. Be the lucky individuals to get your hands on extremely rare, valuable comic books – some of which were published almost 100 years ago – and iconic signed collectibles. For more information on free tickets, visit timessquarecenter.ae.

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