Time for NFTs

Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is collaborating with MORROW collective, to host an exhibition of non-fungible tokens (NFT) celebrating the UAE. The exhibition, titled 50/50, comprises 50 NFTs made by UAE-based artists — including Emirati artists — to mark the UAE’s 50th anniversary, and will be presented at Al Safa Art & Design Library starting January 15. The NFTs vary from 3D pieces to animation, from digital drawing to traditional painting, and from collages to photography. For more information, dubaiculture.gov.ae.

Chicago in Dubai

Calling all musical enthusiasts for a cultural performance-filled experience. The critically-acclaimed and Academy Award-winning musical Chicago comes to Dubai Opera this January. Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and choreographer Bob Fosse, Chicago’s enticing, sassy score includes "All That Jazz" and "Razzle Dazzle". WTicket prices start at Dh395 per person. For more information, dubaiopera.com.

Meydan Run

Start your new year with adrenaline and excitement with the Super Sports Meydan Run. Head with family and friends on January 8 to The Track, Meydan Golf. Choose from 3km, 5km or 10km distances. Plenty of refreshments stations along the route. Tickets start from Dh125. For more information, premieronline.com.

Chill with Dora

A musical adventure featuring Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer and characters such as SpongeBob SquarePants will unfold this Dubai Shopping Festival at Dubai Festival City Mall. The iconic characters take the stage from January 7-26. For more information, dubaifestivalcitymall.com.

Ripe it up

The Ripe Market is set to kickstart its new weekend dates and timings of every Saturday and Sunday, from 9am to 9pm with Ripe’s Wellness Weekend Event. Be a part of the wholesome market at The Academy Park on Saturday, January 8 as they open their gates on Umm Suqeim Road. Stretch it out with morning yoga, build your own power smoothie and indulge in sugar-free cookies. Stock up on fresh produce from local farmers. For more information, ripeme.com.

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