Walk the talk
Instead of the revs of race cars, the patter of resolute feet will echo across the Yas Marina Circuit on November 15 when the Walk 2019 walkathon kicks off. The event by the Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC) aims to promote awareness about how exercise and lifestyle choices can help prevent and curb diabetes. After the 5km walk around the Yas Marina circuit, make a beeline for the live entertainment and activities such as wall climbing, trampolines, nutritional cooking displays, fitness sessions and arts and crafts for children. Entry is Dh10 per person and includes a draw-string bag, t-shirt and cap.
In Dubai, take to the streets to spread Diabetes awareness with the Beat Diabetes Walk on November 15 at Zabeel Park. The 10th edition of the community walk by Landmark Group will also host a line-up of family-friendly activities and the entry fees of Dh20 per person is donated to Al Jalila Foundation’s research on supporting diabetes. Gates open at 7am, walk starts at 8am; visit beatdiabetes.me.
British-Albanian pop singer Dua Lipa is set perform at The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah on November 15. The 24-year-old Grammy Award winner will be performing all her big hits, such as Be The One and New Rules plus exclusive preview of her second studio album. Tickets from Dh250 at ticketmaster.ae; show starts at 4pm.
The legendary A.R. Rahman is back in less than a year to regale the UAE with his golden melodies (he last performed here in January 26) but we’re far from complaining! This time, the Academy Award-winning Indian musician is performing at the Coca-Cola Arena and fans can expect to hear his greatest hits – both movie soundtracks and indie hits across Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam and English. He’s also handpicked a host of Indian singers – Benny Dayal, Javed Ali, Swetha Mohan, Jonita Gandhi, Andrea Jeremiah, Ranjit Barot, Haricharan Sheshadri and Alphons Joseph – to perform with him at the concert. Tickets from Dh300 at ae.bookmyshow.com; show starts at 8pm.
Africa’s rich musical landscape comes to the fore at the One Africa Music Fest. The one-day festival at Festival Arena, Dubai Festival City rounds up the best of music across genres from all over the continent – Nigeria’s award-winning singer-songwriter Wizkid (who collaborated with Drake on One Dance), Nigerian Afro-fusion artist Burna Boy, Ethiopia’s Betty G and 14 other artists at the gig will be your gateway into African music. Tickets from Dh200 at oneafricaglobal.com; show starts at 5pm.
Sea that movie
Azure Beach, the beach club at Rixos Premium, Dubai JBR, has relaunched its open-air cinema nights. Every Wednesday until January you can catch classic flicks on a large screen by the sea – plop yourself on comfy beanbags and dive right into hits such as F8 The Fate of the Furious and Suicide Squad while munching on snacks. Show starts at 9.30pm. Dh50 per person, exclusive of snacks. Email email@example.com
It takes a village …
… to keep you entertained until April 4 as Global Village is back for its 24th season. The multicultural themepark makes its return with a new bag of events, shows and pavilions. There are over 40,000 live shows to attend including the world’s first K-Pop musical called K-Pop Krazy, 3,500 outlets to go on a shopping spree at, 100 rides, skill games, and Moscow Max which mimics the the G-force of a jet plane as it hovers 18 meters above ground with 360-degree rotations. Entry tickets cost Dh15 per person. Visit globalvillage.ae.
Bright and bookish
Books have often been described as treasures and that description gets literal at Abu Dhabi’s Umm Al Emarat Park this month with the Neon Book Hunt. From 6pm to 9pm every day, kids and adults can put their sleuthing skills to the test by following clues and unearth valuable reads. The treasure hunt allows you to keep the books you find for yourself. Over 1,000 hidden around the park. Park entrance fee is Dh10 per person.
The future of art is female
Catch the best of female talent at SHEROES – an art exhibit focusing on female artists. Organised by Funun arts, the female-only artists exhibition is happening at the Canvas hotel, Bur Dubai on November 10 at 7pm. Participating artists include Funun arts founders Farah Khan and Shiba Khan, Bushra Malik from Pakistan, Natalie Yazigi from Germany and Amani El Bayoumi from Egypt among others.