LOL while at the comedy fest

Go on a laugh fest this weekend at the Dubai Comedy Festival with some of the top comics in the humour sphere. Get ready to have your funny bone tickled by Moh Amer, Michelle Wolf, Gad Elmaleh, Mina Liccione and Gaurav Kapoor. From October 21-24. For details on tickets and timings visit

Ripe for the pickings

Pick your favourite local fruits and veggies at The Ripe Market this weekend. The Ripe Market and Farmers Market ME have joined forces to host a number of farmers each week who will bring local and organic products fresh from the farm. Replenish your organic cravings while getting to meet the farmers as well. Ripe Market will take place at its home in the Academy Park, Umm Suquiem, every Friday, 9am –7pm and every Saturday, 10am – 7pm.

The laughs keep coming

The Laughter Factory has arrived with it’s ‘The Only Way to Die is Laughing!’ tour at Grand Millennium Business Bay. Billed the best live comedy club in the Middle East, The Laughter Factory has brought three of television’s celebrated comics – Tom Wriggleston, who comes from Yorkshire to spread some laughs; the BBC acclaimed comedian Markus Birdman; and Jimmy McGhie, who just completed a sell-out tour of Australia and New Zealand. Call 050 8786 728 for more details. Show tickets at the

On Stones and Palimpsests

Turkish artist Hera Büyüktaşcıyan has brought her second solo exhibition to the Green Art Gallery. The exhibition called ‘On Stones and Palimpsests’ explores the relationship between ever-changing landscapes – territorial and cultural – in their inevitable encounter with time. Büyüktaşcıyan uses a plethora of drawings, sculptures and videos to investigate territorial divisions and historical ruptures in different cities across time. For details visit

Educate yourself

Jameel Art Centre’s Library Circles, a series of research and experimental exhibitions, is on in Dubai. Explore the bilingual text and audio installation by writer and researcher Maryam Al Dabbagh, who invites visitors on a journey through the contemporary art institution situated along the Jaddaf Waterfront. For more information

Get your running shoes ready

Registration for the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon 2021 is now open. Runners can secure a spot at next year’s event, scheduled to take place on Friday, February 19, on Al Marjan Island. Preparations for the event are now underway, with stringent safety measures to be implemented to safeguard participants, volunteers, guests and residents, aligned with global best practice and national federal directives. More details at