This week’s events

Your next seven days, sorted by our experts

Wednesday 7

I am Yusuf and This is My Brother
This Palestinian play is performed in English by award-winning drama group Danú Dubai. It’s a love story set in 1948 Palestine against the backdrop of war.
Dhs60-85. 7.30pm. Until October 10. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 341 4777).

Thursday 8

Art History: Revolutionary Moments
Sign up for this ArtExperts+ course before Friday October 16. Students will learn about the revolutionary moments that shaped Western art history in this intensive, week-long programme.
US$702 (Dhs2,577). November 16-21. ArtExperts+, Dubai Knowledge Village (056 115 6871).

One of the region’s biggest gaming conventions is back today, with a new face and character. This year’s convention includes eSports, community events, tabletop gaming, cosplay competitions, panel discussions and workshops featuring surprise celebrity guests. Visitors will also get a sneak peek at some of the gaming world’s latest releases, previews and teasers of
games across all platforms.
Until October 9. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, (04 454 2801).

Friday 9

Towards the Absolute of Nature
This showcase of works by the late Moustafa Fathi has been organised under Ayyam Gallery’s custodianship, and serves as the first major posthumous retrospective of the pioneering Syrian painter. Featuring a diverse selection of paintings and works on paper, Towards the Absolute of Nature highlights Fathi’s theoretical treatment of abstraction throughout his works.
Until November 12. Ayyam Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 323 6242).

Saturday 10

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre presents Hamlet
The world-famous London company come to Dubai with Hamlet as part of their unprecedented two-year “Globe to Globe” tour, which has seen the existential Danish Prince visit every country in the world in his interminable, doomed pursuit of vengeance.
Dhs175-375. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 341 4777).

Sunday 11

The Woman in Black
This legendary ghost thriller and one of the world’s most successful plays returns to Dubai this month. Based on Susan Hill’s bestselling novel of the same name, this is a story of a lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family. He enlists a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. Dhs180-230.
Times vary. Until October 16. Madinat Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim, (04 366 6546).

Monday 12

Arctic Sentinels
French Photographer Nicolas Mingasson captures men and women who find themselves in extreme situations in countries including Bosnia, Afghanistan and Tibet. In addition, from January to September 2008, Mingasson worked on a series of portraits of emblematic characters from beyond the Arctic Circle, sharing stories of these northernmost populations’ lives.
Until October 31. Plantation, Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 335 8712).

Tuesday 13

Diamonds and Pearls
Check out this latest exhibition by Mr. Fahrenheit, one of London’s most cutting-edge street artists who was the first to spray the Berlin Wall. From single and multilayer stencils to sophisticated cut-outs and collages, he produces hand-pulled silkscreen prints of iconic celebrity faces including John Lennon and Audrey Hepburn.
Until December 31. Z Gallery, Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road (04 323 0333).

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