Celebrate Chinese New Year

Swing into the Year of the Monkey with spell-binding performances from the Cirque Shanghai at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island. Tourists and residents alike are invited to experience spectacular performances, an art exhibition, and complimentary arts and crafts stations at The Galleria as the property hosts its annual Chinese New Year celebrations from February 3 to 7.

Leading the grand celebrations are the enormously talented Cirque Shanghai, the famous Chinese acrobatic troupe, as they perform one jaw-dropping act after another, each lasting approximately forty minutes. The Galleria will also transport guests to a scenic Chinese landscape through the works of acclaimed Chinese artist Jun Ma, whose exquisite artistic creations will be showcased across the North and South corridors of Level 1 at the property, until February 20. There’s fun, food and lots of cool shows and activities!

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GO: Visit www.thegalleria.ae for more information.


Get Active with TriYAS

Registration is now open for the 2016 edition of TriYAS by Daman’s Activelife, taking place on February 26. The event will have a bigger capacity this year, in a bid to encourage more first timers, kids and experienced triathletes, along with support initiatives to help people achieve their goals.

TriYAS by Daman’s Activelife involves different distances for adults, as well as races exclusively for children and women. As always, the waves start in Yas Marina in daylight followed by a cycle and run as day transitions to night around Abu Dhabi’s iconic Formula 1 track. Al Tareq Al Ameri, CEO of Yas Marina Circuit, says: “It is extremely important for us to encourage local communities of all ages to become more active by taking part in Abu Dhabi’s rich line-up of health and fitness programmes, of
which TriYAS, now in its sixth year, is one of the standouts events every year.” TriYAS by Daman’s Activelife includes two distances for adults: the Olympic category, with a 1,500-metre swim, 40-kilometre bike race and 10-kilometre run and the shorter Sprint category, involving a 750-metre swim, 20-kilometre bike course and 5-kilometre run.

TriYAS will include KidsTRI for children aged between nine and 17-years-old to test themselves over a 200-metre swim, 10-kilometre cycle and a 1.5-kilometre run. The UAE’s only twilight triathlon also includes a female-only category.

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GO: Visit www.yasmarinacircuit.com to register for TriYAS and for more information.


Frozen Fun!

You’ve been singing the Idina Menzel hit for some time now and soon you’ll get the chance to put your lyrical skills to the test as FLASH Entertainment presents a unique orchestral accompaniment of the BAFTA and Academy Award-winning and number one animated feature film of all time, Disney’s Frozen. The spellbinding shows take place at the du Forum, Yas Island on February 12, 13, 18 and 20.

The exciting screening is sure to thrill Disney fans who will re-live their favourite movie moments as the NSO Symphony Orchestra with choir and soloists bring the film’s award winning musical score to life. Expect legendary tracks like Do You Want to Build a Snowman, For the First Time in Forever, and the seminal Let It Go!

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GO: Buy your tickets online at www.ticketmaster.ae or Virgin Megastores across the UAE