In Dubai this week

From Family Workshops to Core Combat, we find out what's going on in town this week

Family workshops

The Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation holds a family workshop, in Arabic and English, on Islam and geometric patterns this Saturday. Designed for children aged from six to 11.

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation, April 4, 11am-12.30pm, free (but first come, first served). www. islamicmuseum.ae, 06 565 5455

Core Combat

An hour of ‘high intensity’ training for people who enjoy throwing kicks and punches without the bruises, Core Combat uses mixed martial arts techniques to help you shed those extra Dubai pounds.

Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at JBR beach (between the Sheraton and the Hilton), 7pm-8pm, Dhs650 for 10 sessions, www.coredirection.com, 04 362 6385

The Would-Be Gentleman

This play first opened in 1669, and has remained a theatregoers’ favourite for more than 300 years – quite a recommendation. A send up of human follies and pretensions, this Englishlanguage, five-act play’s box-office takings will be donated to the Dubai Autism Centre. Now booking.

Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, April 24-25 and May 8-9, shows at 2pm and 8pm each day, Dhs50. More information 04 341 4777

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