See Orientalist art and sign up for a free Arabic course
Time Out Dubai staff
See wonderful Orientalist art: The ‘Reconnecting East and West’ show, including 45 Western artworks depicting the Middle East from the 19th century to today, has been extended. See the exhibition today before it closes for good. Until August 10. Gallery of Light, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates (04 341 4777).
Learn the art of applying make-up: Find out how to apply flawless cosmetics with renowned make-up artist Katie Cousins. Each evening course runs for two weeks, three nights a week on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays. Dhs3,000. From 5pm-8pm. Formul’A Academy, Knowledge Village (04 438 0122).
Free Arabic course: These Arabic language courses will be conducted three times a week on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, from 4pm until 5pm. They will cover an entire beginner’s level in Arabic, with 15 minutes of each session being devoted to Ramadan etiquette and cultural awareness. For registration details, see www.facebook.com/etoninstitute or www.twitter.com/etoninstitute.
The Qur’an from a woman’s perspective: Dubai Ladies Club presents a Qur’an interpretation session entitled: ‘Jewels from the Qur’an and How to Discover Them’. Free. 9pm-11pm. Dubai Ladies Club, Jumeirah (04 349 9922).
Swim with Flipper at Dubai Dolphinarium: Chill out and take a swim with one of the planet’s most intelligent and interesting creatures. The Bottle-nosed dolphins at Dubai Dolphinarium are used to getting lots of praise and attention, which makes them the perfect candidates for meet and greet sessions with the public. The 45-minute-long sessions include a 15-minute training lesson and 25 minutes in the water with the aquatic stars. You get to ride around the pool with them, cuddle them, kiss them and play all sorts of fishy games. Lots of fun and an unforgettable experience for the family. Dhs400 per person, Mon-Sat. Call ahead for session timings. Dubai Dolphinarium, Creek Park. www.dubaidolphinarium.com (04 336 9773).