Your week ahead

Relax and unwind after work with weekly yoga classes at Festival Marina. (SUPPLIED)

SUNDAY 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

MONDAY Yoga with Vishwas Chhabra

Festival Marina Helipad, Dubai Festival City

Organised by the Emirates Arthritis Foundation, this weekly one-hour class starts at 5.15pm and costs Dh40 per session.

- Call: 04 423 1470

TUESDAY Sustainable City

Gallery of Light, Dubai

This project, created by students from the American University in Dubai, illustrates challenges of a threatened environment and how urbanisation can be overcome. 

- Call: 04 341 4777

Animal Farm

Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Centre

George Orwell's classic story is told with a brand new twist by British performer Gary Shelford. He will act out the story single-handedly, using nothing but a wooden box, some creative sound effects and physical and vocal dexterity.

Runs until January 16. Tickets cost Dh100

- Call: 04 341 4777


The Laughter Factory Zinc, Dubai

The Laughter Factory continues with comedians Duncan Edwards, Jim Tavare and Mark Walker. Show starts at 9pm, and tickets cost Dh115.

- Call: 04 355 1862

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 Comedy Club featuring Jon Lovitz and Hal Sparks

Madinat Arena, Dubai

The American funnymen perform in Dubai.

Tickets cost Dh250, but dinner packages are also available. 

- Call: 04 433 4911

iLL Communications presents Silicone Soul

Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

Scottish house and techno duo Craig Morrison and Graeme Reedie touch down in Dubai.

From 10pm. Tickets cost Dh100

- Call: 050 725 8277

Seafood night

Assymetri Restaurant, Radisson Blu Hotel, Yas Island

A selection of fresh seafood is on offer, starting from Dh130 per person, including drinks. 

- Call: 02 656 2000


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