Youth ArtLab Workshop

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Unleash your inner Van Goh with YouthARTLAB’s art workshop at Louvre Abu Dhabi. Tickets can be booked online on the Louvre website for Dh95.24 and Dh76.19. A maximum of 25 people can attend at a particular time, so hurry! Be the first one there to get your art on. You will be able to interact with fellow artists and reimagine museum art by exploring different into a range of art styles. It will run from 10.30am to 1.30pm and from 3.30pm to 6.30pm on July 9 and 10. Buy your ticket at louvreabudhabi.ae.

Underwater yoga and Pilates

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Why not immerse yourself in a relaxing 60-minute yoga and Pilates class at Atlantis The Palm, but this time with a twist. You’re going to be surrounded by fish and water at the Lost Chambers Aquarium! You would need to book the class in advance as there is a 12-person cap. The yoga class takes place on every Tuesday and Friday from 8am to 9am priced at Dh160.

You could even dive into the Pilates class Saturdays from 8am to 9am for Dh125. Don’t forget to bring your yoga mat and towel. Alternatively, you could purchase one on the day onsite. Tickets are available at atlantis.com/dubai.

Kids & Teens Summer Photography Camp

Could your child be the next Ansel Adams? Head out to Gulf Photo Plus (GPP) at Warehouse 36 for a five-day photography course for Dh1000 where kids can let their imagination run wild with the assistance of experienced GPP instructors. The camp is available to children aged 10-13 from July 11-15 and will be available to teens (13+) from July 25-29. It will run from 9am to 12pm for both age groups. Tickets should be booked in advance at gulfphotoplus.com/workshops.

Dubai Culture Visual Arts Program

This month’s Visual Arts Program is on with an interactive workshop on The Basics of Arabic Calligraphy under the supervision of calligrapher Rashid Khan, who introduced participants to the art and its history. You could celebrate art with a five-hour workshop on The Art of Freeform Abstraction starting at 11am on July 10 at Al Safa Art and Design Library. It will be available to talented people aged 18 and above and all participants will be under the supervision of artist Awatef Al Helou. Learn the art of using different tools to paint and create your own masterpiece. Only eight participants can be admitted so hurry and book your tickets! The tickets are priced at Dh1,500 per participant. For more information and how to register, visit Akaas Visual Arts’ Instagram account instagram.com/akaas_visualarts or send the center an email at info@akaas.ae.

Calligraphy 2.0

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For all the adults out there in the UAE this one’s for you. Embrace the land you live in by learning Arabic Calligraphy at Dubai Design District. The workshop is divided into two parts on two consecutive Saturday afternoons and materials will be provided. On July 10 from 2-5pm. You can register for the event on: dubaidesigndistrict.com.

Jazz Live Music Night ToDA

Never let your week have a dull moment. Come liven up your week by attending the Jazz Live Music Night at the Theater of Digital Art. It is the perfect amalgam of kaleidoscopic images and soothing music by the Suspenders Jazz Trio. All you art aficionados and Jazz lovers are bound to have a good time. The show takes place every Wednesday (check website for timings) and tickets starting at Dh126 can be booked online. tickets.toda.ae.

Ragheb Alama at Dubai Opera

Don’t miss out on your chance to experience old and new hit songs of the Arabic superstar Ragheb Alama, live in concert at Dubai Opera on July 15 and 16. The much-loved performer will be singing melodious songs like Ya Rait, Aan Jad. This musical night will begin at 9pm. Please note, all ticket holders at this concert must show proof of Covid-19 vaccination on arrival at the Opera. The price of the tickets starts at Dh400. Get your tickets at www.dubaiopera.com/events.

The Summer Tunnel is Here

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If you had enjoyed BurJuman’s Spring Tunnel and couldn’t get enough of it, we have good news for you. Reimagined with the colours of summer, BurJuman is set to welcome shoppers to a colourful experience on until August 31.

The picturesque tunnel garden in the mall’s main atrium near Matalan is filled with the season’s vivid colours. Lined with vibrant summer décor, it’s a photo paradise for friends and families looking to capture picture-perfect memories.

As you up your selfie game, tag @itsBurJuman and use #BurJumanSummer for a chance to win BurJuman gift vouchers. To find out more, visit www.burjuman.com.

Floating words

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1X1 Art Gallery is preparing to present Judy Blum Reddy’s ‘Making Sense of the Floating Word’, curated by Lou Mo. The first of a series of four exhibitions, the annual oneWall summer initiative of 2021 inquires and comprehends the employment of text as an intrinsic part of an imagery.

Judy Blum Reddy has always made lists, lists of daily actions, artist actions, and innate amusing lists that spell out forms of discrimination. She has exhibited her works in New York City at P.S. 1/MoMA, Art in General, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, ABC No Rio, Rutgers University, New Jersey, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Galeria Nicolas Deman in Paris. She also had a one-person show at New York, New Delhi, Bombay, and Dubai.

Blum-Reddy’s work is in the collections of The Bronx Museum of the Arts, NYC, The Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio, Fond National d’ Art Contemporain and Centre National d’ Art de Grenoble both in France and the TD Bank in New York.

The exhibition is on until July 17, Saturday – Thursday, 10am to 7pm at 1X1 Art Gallery, Unit 10, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz 1 in Dubai.

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