Origami cranes

Honor your past with ancient Japanese art of Senba Zuru, or One Thousand Origami Cranes at Nation Towers Mall until December 4 between 8am and 12pm. Senba Zuru is regarded as a powerful display of happiness and peace as the crane is hailed as a treasured creature in Japanese culture. As the past year has presented us with hurdles and opportunities, 80 compassionate students of Japanese School Abu Dhabi have crafted these cranes to show their solidarity with the community.

Get fit


Brighten up your experiences with the fifth edition of Dubai Fitness Challenge with Nakheel. A series of curated sessions start at 7.30am, 5.30pm and 6.30pm until November 27 at Nakheel Mall. Due to limited capacity, visitors are encouraged to arrive early to book a seat in advance. Souk Al Marfa, Nakheel’s newly opened waterfront souk and marketplace at Deira Islands, is organizing a one-million-peso basketball shoot-out challenge. For the chance to compete, tune in and submit your name to Tag 91.1 FM. The shoot-out qualifiers take place at Entrance 3, Village 4 of Souk Al Marfa, on 5, 12 and 19 November, followed by the final round on 26 November where the winner will be crowned and awarded the one million Pesos. For more information, visit nakheel.com.

Palm delicacies

Indulge yourself at the fourth edition of Atlantis Culinary Month. Get the opportunity to meet and greet influential individuals from the culinary world to enjoying dinners created by Michelin starred chefs. Grab offers from restaurants such as Bread Street Kitchen, Ossiano and Seafire Steakhouse. You can reserve your spot for four-hands-dinners at select venues. Top Dubai-based chefs like Chris Malone, Raymond Wong and Ibrahim Ata serve up meals alongside international Michelin-starred names like Mickael Vilianen and Theodor Faiser and more. Go on a foodie rampage and secure these menus at prices starting Dh150 up until November 22. For more information, visit atlantis.com.

Fitness festival

Join the month-long Fit Fest at Abu Dhabi’s Deerfields Mall to get fit, healthy and active for the winter. Until November 27, participate in free daily fitness classes and challenges. Sweat it out with HIIT classes, zumba, Les Mills and yoga sessions. Free health and wellness checks with medical consultants are accessible to all participants. Win up to Dh60,000 with exciting challenges and raffles. For more information, visit deerfieldsmall.com.

Mindful Movember

Take the opportunity to focus on men’s mental health this November. As part of Movember Awareness, the wellness studio INSPIRE is hosting a "Talking it out" event on Saturday, November 6 at 5pm, Gate Avenue, DIFC, to motivate men to take action for their health and speak up. Attain expert knowledge from conversations with urology specialist Dr Rabih Madi, psychologist Reem Shaheen, and nutritionist Faisal Shawa on topics such as prostate and testicular cancer cases, their impact on relationships, treatment side effects, mental illness, men’s vulnerability, and nutrition. The discussion will last 45 minutes, followed by a "Bro-yoga" class – yoga for men. The class is not exclusive to men; ladies can also join in support of this cause. The event is free but spaces are limited to 100 participants. For more information about registration, visit eventbrite.com.

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