Your week ahead
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
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
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
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
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
DJ Danilla plays progressive/tech house from 9pm. Tickets cost Dh100 or Dh150.
- Call: 04 426 0000
Barasti Beach Sandstorm presents Richard Round
Richard Round plays house tunes from 8pm.
- Call: 04 399 3333
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