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26 February 2024

Your week ahead


By Rachel McArthur

Al Dhafra Festival 2010

Zayed City, Al Gharbia, Abu Dhabi

This annual festival, which aims at building bridges between the generations and instilling a national identity and a love for heritage and culture in the hearts of the younger generations, runs until February 6.

- Call: 02 621 5300


Orbit Showtime Relaunch

Across the UAE

If you are an Orbit or Showtime subscriber, now’s the time to retune your decoder as the new look Orbit Showtime TV network – OSN – goes live today.

Eight new channels will be introduced, inlcuding OSN Arabia, OSN Variety, Food Network, BET, Discovery ID and the regions first three high-def channels OSN Movies HD, Discovery HD and Nat Geo Wild HD.

- Visit: www.orbitshowtime.com

Mahmovies: Music for the Eyes thejamjar, Dubai

Showing is The Delian Mode, a short experimental documentary revolving around the life and work of electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire, best known for her sound treatment of the Doctor Who theme music.

It is followed by The Man with a Movie Camera, an experimental manifesto of vision by Russian Cinema pioneer Dziga Vertov.

Entry is free of charge.

- Call: 04 341 7303


Blood Brothers

First Group Theatre, Dubai

The award-winning West End musical about twin boys separated at birth, runs in Dubai until February 6.

Tickets cost Dh189

- Call: 04 210 8567


Hive club night

Hive, Downtown Burj Khalifa

House tunes from DJ Dan Chadwick.

Entry is free.

- Call: 04 425 2296


Almost, Maine

Kilachand Theatre, Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre

Dubai’s first youth theatre group, Youth Theatre Works! is staging its first professional production, Almost, Maine by John Cariani from today until February 6.

Tickets cost Dh70

- Call: 04 341 4777

Chi presents Jalebee Cartel Live in Dubai

Chi@The Lodge, Oud Metha

This live electronic quartet, who have put Indian dance music on the map, perform from 10pm.

Warm-up comes from Jon Bessant, and tickets cost Dh100

- Call: 04 337 9470


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