Your week ahead

Burj Dubai, which opens on Monday, no doubt offers a room with a view. Here is what the rest of Dubai looks like from the top. (SUPPLIED)

SUNDAY

Global Flat Racing Festival

Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club

Organised in association with the newly-named Al Wathba Stud Farm, which is owned by Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the first of this year's races for four-year-old purebred arabian horses will be held today.

The winner will win Dh35,000.

- Call: 02 621 1794


MONDAY

Burj Dubai Inauguration Day

Downtown Burj Dubai

The inauguration of the world's tallest building developed by Emaar marks the fourth anniversary of the Accession Day of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, as the Ruler of Dubai.

- Visit: www.emaar.com


Candy Riot presents

The Soma Gig

The Jamjar, Dubai

In the first live performance of The Jamjar this year, The Soma Gig aims to explore the senses with colourful paintings, music and lighting.

- Call: 04 341 7303

TUESDAY

The Dubai Forum

The Address Hotel, Downtown Burj Dubai

More than 40 top architects, media critics, architectural historians and developers from 15 countries will speak at the day-long session on the theme of Architecture for Sustainable Societies.

- Visit: www.dpc.org.ae


WEDNESDAY

Pure Lounge

Sho Cho, Dubai Marine Resort

DJs Dion Mavath and Chris VJ spin a selection of uplifting house tunes. n Call: 04 346 1111

The Laughter Factory

Jam Base, Dubai

The first Laughter Factory of 2010 kicks off on Wednesday with comedians Duncan Edwards, Jim Tavare and Mark Walker.

Show starts at 9pm, and tickets cost Dh115.

- Call: 04 355 1862


THURSDAY

Baghdad 1920

XVA Gallery, Dubai

An exhibition by Iraqi artist Halim Al Karim makes its debut in the UAE. Consisting of two series: Liberators and Witness from Baghdad, they work together to deliver Al Karim's potent political messages.

- Call: 04 353 5383


Movement presents Russian Orthodox Christmas

Sanctuary, Dubai

DJ Danilla plays progressive/tech house from 9pm. Tickets cost Dh100 or Dh150.

- Call: 04 426 0000


Barasti Beach Sandstorm presents Richard Round

Barasti, Dubai

Richard Round plays house tunes from 8pm.

- Call: 04 399 3333


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