1 Khartoum School This exhibition by the Sudanese-born, National Museum of Wales resident artist, Mohamed Hamza, runs until the end of the week at the Millennium Hotel, Abu Dhabi. Entry is free. Call: 02 626 2700
2 Apple Bottoms launch party with Nelly The Hot in Here rapper celebrates the launch of his clothing line in the UAE at Chi @ The Lodge this Tuesday from 10pm. Tickets cost Dh100 and Dh200. Call: 04 337 9470
3 Taste of Dubai 2009 The award-winning food festival returns to the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre this Wednesday. Expect plenty of shows and great food. Tickets range from Dh50 to Dh300. Call: 04 210 8567
4 Puccini's Famous Opera: La Boheme An evening of classical music takes place this Thursday from 7.30pm at Al Qasba Outdoor Theatre in Sharjah. Tickets cost Dh220, inclusive of dinner. Call: 04 210 8567
5 The Laughter Factory This month's line-up features Jack Whitehall (pictured), Alistair Barrie and Tommy Campbell. Courtyard by Marriott, Green Community this Thursday from 9pm. Dh115. Call: 04 355 1862
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