It’s hot outside so here’s some great indoor things to do this week!
Illuminated Space is New York-based artist Samia Halaby’s latest experiment in abstraction. The series represents her interest in biomorphic forms, inspired by the contours of living organisms. Halaby, an influential scholar of Palestinian art, is recognised as a pioneer of contemporary abstraction in the Arab world. The exhibition is on show at Ayyam Gallery, Alserkal Avenue.
Get a Dhs 100 day pass at Fitness First, its perfect for members and non-members to go along with friends and family and enjoy the leisure and fitness activities throughout the summer. Enjoy any of the daily classes including yoga, swimming, spinning and more! The one day pass can be purchased at any club and allows access to that one club, they are available at all clubs. Community clubs and XFit Studios are a different rate and this can be checked by calling direct.
Abdalla Al Omari
Brussels-based painter Abdalla Al Omari will be exhibiting his latest work titled ‘The Vulnerability Series’ at Ayyam Gallery this month. The series features portraits that reimagine controversial world leaders as displaced civilians. Traits of strength and charisma are eliminated and the artist depicts these individuals in moments of despair instead. The images are driven by his own experience of displacement after the outbreak of conflict in Syria. The artist has attended the Adham Ismail Institute for Visual Arts in Damascus and has worked with noted Syrian artists such as Ghassan Sibai and Fouad Dahdouh.
Wednesdays call all for a night of inquisitive fun with lively quiz games at the Huddle, Al Barsha. Available every Wednesday from 8pm to 10pm - 1st place receives a Dhs 400 food and beverage voucher, 2nd place receives a Dhs 300 food and beverage voucher and 3rd place receives a Dhs 200 food and beverage voucher. The Huddle Sports Bar & Grill will also be showing the ICC Trophy matches from 1st to 18th June.
A Ramadan for little ones
Play centre, Kids HQ, has three fantastic offers for little ones this Ramadan. Throughout the month, children can access the play area, fitted with trampolines, ball pits and climbing structures, for Dhs 50 per child. The entry fee includes games, face painting, popcorn and juice. From Monday to Wednesday, children are invited to donate toys, books and clothes in return for a ‘buy one, get one free’ offer on entry. Lastly, there’s a Toddler’s Corner from Sunday to Tuesday catering to those aged one to three. Priced at Dhs 100 per child, the class includes sensory play, messy art, yoga and nursery rhymes. And they’re throwing in an hour of free play at the end.
Roar on the Lions
Catch all the action at Dubai’s favourite smokehouse, Perry & Blackwelder, where they are airing the most anticipated rugby union competition, live! Catch all the action from the 2017 British and Irish Lions Tour to New Zealand, live from the venue this summer. Opening its doors early on game days, P&B are streaming the games from 11am on match days across 12 screens, ensuring you don’t miss a hit. Prop yourself up and stay hydrated with Happy Hour, featuring selected house beverages for just Dhs 29 between 5pm and 8pm daily, and all day on Saturdays. Hungry? Tackle some hearty portions of P&B’s roaring specials, including The Lions Share Fish & Chips Sliders, The All Black Burrito and The Scrum Down Sharing Appetiser Platter.