Sounds of UAE: Ahmed Al Hosani

The awaited musical venture, Sounds of UAE, is back on stage on today with Emirati singing icon Ahmed Al Hosani will collaborate with the UAE’s local orchestra, the NSO Chamber Orchestra. The program will showcase pieces that are cross-cultural and cross-genre, mixed traditional Arabic songs, classical music elements and popular pop music and is intended as a genuine celebration of music. The program starts at 8pm and tickets start from Dh50. Get your tickets at ticketmaster.ae.

Splash your way through the Laguna Waterpark Family Fun

Treat your family and yourself to a day filled with water-based activities games, live performances, delicacies from the grill and more. Laguna Waterpark has introduced "Laguna Waterpark Family Fun" until October 23. Experience a dedicated surf zone featuring the region’s only WaveOz 180 FlowRider and a comprehensive kids’ zone. Take part in aqua games such as the "Lazy River Race" and "Floating Balls Collection". Tickets start at Dh145. Book your tickets at lagunawaterpark.com.

A taste of English-Emirati fusion cuisine

Calling all cuisine connoisseurs to this years’ Abu Dhabi Culinary Season. London-based Chef Anthony Demetre and UAE’s Chef Faisal Naser will collaborate to create a unique set of English-Emirati fusion cuisine until today. Diners can make reservations by calling Emirates Palace on 02 690 9000. Each dish is individually priced, and staff will be on hand to assist with recommendations. For more information on reservations, visit abudhabiculinary.ae.

Back to the future

Delve into the world of technology and the future with Tannya Jajal at Café Scientifique Dubai. The AI expert and futurist is here to talk about artificial intelligence and creativity. The event takes place today, from 5pm-6.30pm at the Urban Bistro in Media City. Entry is free and prior registration is required. For more details about registration and the event, visit cafescidubai.com.

Éclat de rire with comedian Maxime Gasteuil in Dubai

Experience Paris in the UAE with comedian Maxime Gasteuil. Hear jokes about moving from the country-side of France to the city of Paris. Indulge in the witty humor about lifestyle, leisure, commute and many more details about Paris. Witness the French-language show at Mall of the Emirates’ The Theatre today from 7pm. Tickets start from Dh350. For more information, visit ae.bookmyshow.com.

All Africa Festival at Burj Park

Experience traditional music, food, and entertainment at the second edition of the All Africa Festival held at the Burj Park until October 23. Renowned Egyptian singer Mohamed Ramadan is to perform on one of the days. Chart-topping hits like El Malek and Ya Habibi, in collaboration with Gims and Mafia, will be showcased during the festival. Indulge in the performances by Africa’s notable stars such as bongo Flava artist Diamond Platnumz, Nigerian singers Fireboy and Rema, and Focalistic. For more information about tickets and registration, visit allafricafestival.com.

Gavin James at McGettigan’s

Catch award-winning Irish singer-songwriter Gavin James live at McGettigan’s in Jumeirah Lakes Towers this weekend. Gavin James has toured with famous personalities such as Kodaline, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran. With notable hits such as Nervous, The Book of Love and I Don’t Know Why, Gavin James is one of Ireland’s musical stars. Tickets start at Dh150. For more information on tickets, visit mcgettigans.com.

Humorous Italian play at Aserkal Avenue

Summoning theater enthusiasts, actors Natascia Colautti, Gioia Cruciani, Cristiana Maierna and Lamya Tawfik take to the stage for a humorous Italian-language play called Quello che le donne non dicono. The play tells the story of four women and their children, and highlights aspects of marriage, life, growing up and more. Head on over to Alserkal Avenue to witness this production. Tickets start at Dh100. For more information, ae.bookmyshow.com.

Triathlon time

If you are a fitness junkie, this event is for you. The GRIT+TONIC Triathlon today at Mamzar Beach Park is for an energy-filled morning with swimming, biking and running. The race is open to all age groups and abilities and relay teams of two or three participants. With calm waters and music, enjoy your action-packed morning. Tickets start at Dh200. For more information on categories and tickets, visit premieronline.com.

Diwali festivities

Start your Diwali shopping early this year with the cozy Diwali Bazaar taking place at Jumeirah Lakes Towers with over 50 brands offering festive clothing, ethnic décor and much more. Be a part of the fun activities and sink your teeth into the street food delicacies. Diwali Bazaar starts today until tomorrow at Cluster S, Lake Level JLT from 4-10pm. Entry is free.

Halloween every day at IMG

Celebrate Halloween every day at IMG Worlds of Adventure, Dubai's largest indoor theme park, until October 31. Open to the entire family, the daily activities include special Halloween kids’ shows, trick and treat, and appearances by Marvel Heroes and Cartoon Network characters. All of the IMG Worlds of Adventure's Spooktacular rides and attractions will also be available for extra thrill. IMG is also gearing up for the annual Festival of Fright on October 28. A special price of Dh149 for tickets to the Festival of Fright, which starts at 8.30pm until 1am.

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