Galivanting in Gotham

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi welcomes guests and families to skate their way in the streets of Gotham City this festive season. Try gliding in style on the brand-new Gotham City Skate attraction until January 9. Located in Gotham City, near Mr. Freeze Ice Cream Truck where guests can cool off and satisfy their cravings, park-goers can test their skating skills and try out the coolest experience surrounded by festive décor. Even kids under the age of 8, can enjoy this new attraction and learn a new skill with the supervision of an adult this festive season. Tickets start at Dh295. For more information, visit wbworldabudhabi.com.

Party with Atif Aslam

Bollywood fans are in for a treat as Pakistani pop star, Atif Aslam, takes to the stage on December 31 at Yas Island to perform his biggest Bollywood hits such as Dil Diyan Gallan, Tere Bin, Aadat, Daikhte Daikhte, Tajdare Haram, and many more to close out the year in style. Ticket prices start at Dh100, guests between 12 and 16 years of age will require a valid negative PCR test with a 96-hour validity and guests who are 16 years old and above must be fully vaccinated with a ‘Green’ status on the Al Hosn app as well as a negative PCR test with a 96-hour validity. Precautionary measures including social distancing and mandatory face masks are in place to ensure visitor safety while enjoying the concert. For more information on tickets, visit etihadarena.ae.

History awaits

Located within the Presidential Palace compound, Qasr Al Watan is a unique cultural landmark that offers the world a first-of-its-kind insight into the governing principles that shaped the history of the United Arab Emirates and its vision to the future. Qasr Al Watan takes visitors on an enriching visitor journey that offers a walkway through the UAE’s past, present and future all within a contemporary setting. The Palace of the Nation invites visitors to enjoy live performances by Abu Dhabi Police’s Music Band, with a show entitled ‘Symphony of The Nation,’ every Sunday and Thursday at 12.30pm for a duration of 30 minutes. Once night falls, visitors can also watch the Palace in Motion evening light and sound show and see the presidential palace light up the night with a spectacular audiovisual display that projects onto the façade of the Palace the story of the UAE’s past, present, and future. Tickets start at Dh60 for adults and Dh30 for juniors under 17. For more information, visit qasralwatan.ae.

Get Outdoors!

City Centre Ajman has organised an "Outdoors Festival" this season. The Outdoors Festival offers various activities and entertainments suitable for all ages. A wide space is allocated to hold food trucks and kiosks, and the organizers are keen to offer the visitors a unique culinary experience, in addition to entertainment areas which include a fun zone for kids that offers them plenty of activities, shows, and musical performances including outdoor cinema. For more information, visit ajman.travel.

Labour sports tournament

The Sharjah Labor Standards Development Authority announced the launch of the fifth edition of the Sharjah Labour Sports Tournament. The tournament will kick off on January 7 and continue till March 25. The matches will take place every Friday at the sports fields of Sharjah National Park, opposite Sharjah International Airport, from 7am until 5.30 p.m. The tournament will be held in cooperation with the Sharjah Sports Council, Sharjah Sports Club, and the organizing company, "Reach Target." Padel tennis has been added as another sport to the tournament this year. About 2,500 players will take part in the competition. In total, 195 teams will compete in six sports disciplines. Winnerscan walk away with cash prizes and gifts worth Dh250,000.

Keep an eye out

Ain Dubai will be the place to ring in the New Year, with a host of unique parties, experiences, entertainment and drone and fireworks shows. Taking place on the Ain Dubai Plaza overlooking JBR and the palm, the Rockstar Party NYE Party in Plaza, will feature top DJs playing party tunes, and food stations. Tickets start at Dh500 per person. Ain Dubai cabin experiences start at Dh1,500 per person for family cabins. Tickets and can be purchased on www.aindubai.com.

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