Big top of the game


It’s a circus out at Last Exit Al Khawaneej and we don’t mean the traffic that often lines up ahead of the popular food truck park. The Latino Circus is putting up breath-taking shows twice a day until December 21. The circus’ debut in the UAE will feature death-defying stunts by Globe of Death riders — stuntmen riding motorcycles inside a mesh sphere, The Illusionist and the pride of the show: trained white lions from South Africa who’ll be performing tricks. Shows at 5.30pm and 8.30pm daily; tickets from Dh100 at the entrance.

All that glitter


Malabar Gold and Diamonds Meena Bazar outlet is hosting jewellery show Artistry until December 8. The event is your chance to get up close and personal with a unique collection of over 50,000 jewellery pieces handpicked from over 20 countries. That includes diamond jewellery of around 10,000 carats and clocking in a value of almost Dh50 million, all under one roof. You can also avail of free jewellery consultation to design your wedding jewellery with experts from Malabar Gold as well as give you the opportunity to exchange old diamond jewellery and buy new diamond jewellery for higher value on your old diamond jewellery as part of their Best Diamond exchange offer.

Fest control

Danny Daze

Dubai-based al fresco electronic music festival Groove On the Grass is back at the Emirates Golf Club. This time, you’ll be grooving to a extensive repertoire of electronic music. On December 7, German DJ David August will give an audio-visual performance promoting his new record D’Angelo. Also part of the lineup are Danny Daze from Miami, Sebastian Kramer, Gigi Masin, and Chloé. Besides the music, live acrobats, hooping, capoeira, interactive art installations and food trucks will pump up the evening’s tempo. From 5pm-3am, only 21 years old and above. Tickets from Dh125 at

Vietnamese music festival Epizode Fest has washed up on the shores of Jebel Ali Beach Club. The world touring concert will play out its debut gig in the UAE over a 12-hour set today at the Jebel Ali Resort with techno music from international and resident DJs. Hungarian DJ Petre Inspirescu is the headliner and will be joined on stage by Binh and Ferro as well as supporting acts Daylomar, DEIAN, Maks, Shemroon, Mo Ezabyy, Omar Fayyad and Rishi. From 12pm-12am; tickets from Dh115 at

November is galloping to a groovy finish at the Meydan Race Courses, which will be the setting for the BAO music festival. You can dance the weekend away to tunes by some of the world’s top DJs such as Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas, Afrojack, R3HAB and more. From 6pm-3am; tickets from Dh700 at Only 21 years old and above.

Imperfect selves


For some art that’s breaking the mould, head to Within/Without a new exhibition featuring 25 artworks by 18 regional artists at Manarat Al Saadiyat’s atrium. Curated by NYU Abu Dhabi’s students as part of their curatorial practice class, the artworks from the private collection of Dr. Zaki Nusseibeh, break free from the restraints of figuration and question conventional ideas of the self and of appearance. Sabhan Adam, Tayseer Barakat, Safwan Dahoul, Mounir Fatmi, Ismail Fattah, Rafah Al Nasiri (left) and Fadi Yazigi are some artists who are part of the show. Open daily from 9am-8pm until December 8.