Top 10: Yas Marina offering 50 per cent discount on SST Hotlaps, buy your tickets for Mubadala World Tennis Championship

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Give the gift of speed this holiday season with a variety of driving experiences available at Yas Marina Circuit, including the Formula Yas 3000. Yas Marina Circuit
Give the gift of speed this holiday season with a variety of driving experiences available at Yas Marina Circuit, including the Formula Yas 3000. Yas Marina Circuit

Abu Dhabi

Festive offer

Yas Marina Circuit offers great deals on several of its driving experience packages as part of its December Gifting Campaign, including the Jaguar F-Type, Aston Martin GT4, V6 single-seater Formula Yas 3000 (pictured) and the Mercedes AMG-GTS Experience. Plus, get a 50 per cent discount on SST Hotlaps throughout December.

Offer valid in December, from Dh1,300 for the Jaguar Experience, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi,

Abu Dhabi


See a display of winning artwork from the UAE 46 competition. Eduardo V Yap Jr of Al Ain won the main prize with an acrylic work representing the heritage preservation and economic growth of the country. The runner-up was Zahra Goulamhoussen of Dubai with an image of a clock and skyline silhouettes. The original artwork will be auctioned and limited-edition prints will go on sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to Wanna Read?, which provides hospitalised children with more great books to read and entertain them. Pictured: UAE 46 by Zahra Goulamhoussen

Daily until Friday, lobby, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, to bid or purchase prints call 050 225 1783 or email

Abu Dhabi

Shopping event

Visit the Christmas Shopping Soiree and find a variety of handmade products that are perfect for gift-giving. More than 40 local artisans and crafters will showcase their items, including Christmas stockings, home decor, beachwear, sandals, toys, children’s clothing, candles, jewellery and more.

Today, 10am to 2pm, The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa, Abu Dhabi,

Abu Dhabi

Tennis finals

Buy tickets to the 10th edition of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, featuring top players from around the world including Rafael Nadal, Milos Raonic, Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka, Pablo Carreno Busta and Dominic Thiem. Plus, enjoy the Tennis Village, autograph sessions and player coaching clinics.

December 28 to 30, from noon daily, from Dh100, International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi,



The Cartoon Art Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Ukrainian artist Lara Zhuravska, who showcases a collection of abstract works inspired by the heritage of humanity. Focusing on two topics, Ancient World and A Golden Sense, the artist uses bright colours and experiments with details and shapes with the aim of encouraging the viewer to feel the power of their own energy.

Daily until Wednesday, 10am to 6pm, Cartoon Art Gallery, Street 4B, Al Quoz, Dubai,

Abu Dhabi


See a performance of Art, a comedic play by Yasmina Reza that has been adapted for three women and will be performed in French, in a minimalist show. The friendship of three characters is tested when one splurges on a piece of artwork that is composed in tones of white, sparking a discussion that mixes intellectual banter with personal takes on relationships and social status. The play addresses universal themes makes humorous reflections on the human condition.

Tonight, doors open at 7.30pm, show starts at 8pm, free, auditorium, Paris-Sorbonne Abu Dhabi University, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi,

Editor's note: The performance of the play Art has been cancelled per the event organisers.


Kids’ camp

Register your children for the Gulf Star Winter Camp. The multi-activity camps are designed to keep children active and involved during the holiday break, through arts and crafts, games and a wide range of sports for all age groups.

December 17 to 21; December 26 to 28; January 2 to 4, 9am to 2.30pm, costs from Dh800, Foremarke School; Jebel Ali School; Clarion School, Dubai, 050 429 4860,


Food festival

On your way to Dubai, make a pit stop at Truckers Exit – part of the Abu Dhabi Food Festival. Set up at a roadside spot and grab a quick, tasty meal on the go. There will be a weekly rotation of some of the best food trucks in the UAE, serving street food specialities from around the world.

Daily until Wednesday, then December 17 to 20, 1pm to 11pm, free entry, E11 motorway on the way to Dubai,


Art workshop

Register your children, ages 7 to 9, to take part in an aboriginal art workshop in celebration of the Canada 150 Arts and Culture Festival. Canadian First Nations multimedia artist K C Adams will teach kids to create a pinch pot and decorate it with animals based on the Ojibwe Teachings of the Seven Grandfathers – wisdom, love, respect, bravery, honesty, humility and truth – the guiding principles that aboriginal communities share from generation to generation through their stories.

Thursday and Friday, 3pm to 5pm on Thursday; 1pm to 3pm on Friday, free, thejamjar, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 341 7303,


Family fun

BurJuman has transformed into a winter wonderland that the whole family will enjoy – complete with festive decor, activities and even snowfall. There is an arts and crafts zone, a snow-fight zone, falling snow every 30 minutes and an 8.4-metre-tall display of 1,000 teddy bears, which will be given away to lucky shoppers and visitors.

Daily until January 6, mall open 10am to 10pm; activities from 3pm to 10pm, BurJuman, Dubai,

Updated: December 10, 2017 12:26 PM


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