Dubai this week

We find out what's going on in our little emirate over the next seven days, from car art to learning to perform

Car Art Festival

Witness the transformation from car to art at Festival City this week, culminating in an Art Car parade on April 17. You can see teams working on their metallic canvases at various locations around the mall.

Until April 16, parade on April 17, Festival City. More information or call 04 375 0503

Mélange exhibition

Ductac’s art tutors display their own work in an exhibition taking in painting, pottery, textiles and calligraphy. An opportunity to see the talent of those who teach you.

Ductac, Level 2, Mall of the Emirates, call 04 341 4777 for more information

Play readings

Informal meetings for those who fancy hooking up with fellow thesps and impressing everyone with their best reading voice. The next play to be read is Move Over Mrs Markham on April 11. Everyone welcome – just bring along Dhs20 to pay for the photocopying.

April 11, 5pm, Palm Jumeirah. Email to reserve your place and to receive a location map

Blue and white walkways have been installed in more places

Prepare for a 5km and 13km course at Dubai’s Jebel Ali Racecourse next month

HiU messenger is available for download for Etisalat customers

Get deals at restaurants including Zheng He’s and Palace Downtown

You’ll also get discounts at spas, bars and restaurants

Whether you’re surfing, floating, or plummeting, here’s where to make a splash


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