Five things to do today: enjoy some comedy at The Laughter Factory in Dubai

Also, see the exhibition Tariqah at the Maraya Art Centre, paint your own masterpiece at thejamjar, learn Kufi typography and attend a rock show by the tribute band Hats off to Led Zeppelin.

The comedian Adam Bloom. Courtesy Adam Bloom
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Enjoy some laughs with The Laughter Factory and this month's line-up of top comedians including Matt Ress, Adam Bloom, above, and John Fothergill. From 9pm, Dh140, ages 21 and over only, Mövenpick Hotel, Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, 04 355 1862, www.timeouttickets.com

See the exhibition Tariqah, a collection of contemporary Arab works that draw inspiration from Islamic traditions. The artwork is from the private collection of Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, the founder of Barjeel Art Foundation. From 10am to 10pm, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, 06 556 6555, www.maraya.ae

Paint your own masterpiece at thejamjar with friends and family. Take advantage of this month's special discount offer and receive 10 per cent off on group bookings of four to nine people. From 10am to 6pm, thejamjar, Al Quoz, Dubai, bookings and more information at 04 341 7303, www.thejamjardubai.com

Sign up for Kufi on a Tote, a workshop that will teach you the basics on Kufi typography and the lino-cut process to print your own Kufi design on a tote bag. August 16 and 17, from 4.30pm to 8pm, ages 18 and over, Dh30 includes materials, Maraya Art Centre, Al Qasba, Sharjah, register at 06 556 6555, rsvp@maraya.ae

Make plans to attend a classic-rock show tomorrow night by the tribute act Hats off to Led Zeppelin, who were winners at the National UK Tribute Awards 2013. From 9pm, Dh100, ages 21 and over, The Music Room, Mankhool Road, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai, 04 359 8888, www.timeouttickets.com

* Compiled by Ellen Fortini

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