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A detail of Hayv Kahraman's Corporeal Mapping 2011 Oil on Mobile Panels. Courtesy Maraya Art Centre
A detail of Hayv Kahraman's Corporeal Mapping 2011 Oil on Mobile Panels. Courtesy Maraya Art Centre

Five things to do today: celebrate the anniversary of India's independence

Our daily round-up of things to do in the UAE. Take the kids to Kidzania's Be'ati Watani programme and catch a magic show.

check out The Beginning of Thinking Is Geometric, an exhibition by 13 artists, designers and architects that focuses on rethinking the science of geometry as a visual, cultural, textual and performative aesthetic. From 10am until 10pm, Maraya Art Centre, Al Qasba, Al Taawun Road, Sharjah, 06 556 6555, www.maraya.ae

take the whole family to Alliance Française Dubai to see the exhibition Mega Towers: Higher and Higher! The show features images of and information on a number of skyscrapers around the world and explains the origins, the interest and what we can expect for future projects. Oud Metha, Dubai, 04 335 8712, info@afdubai.org

celebrate the 67th anniversary of India’s independence with a special themed buffet, decorations and a house band playing Indian favourites all night long. Children under 6 and adults over 67 eat free when accompanied by paying guests. From 7pm, Dh67, Claypot, Citymax Hotel, Bur Dubai, reservations at 050 100 7065

take the kids to KidZania to experience the Be’ati Watani programme. The educational kiosks set up in association with the World Wildlife Fund are aimed at children ages 6 to 14 and promote environmental conservation, awareness and education in the UAE. Level 2, Dubai Mall, www.beatiwatani.com

catch the last day of the Quick Change Magic show with performers from Budapest who have been thrilling audiences at Bawadi Mall since Eid. Additionally, the mall features a roller coaster, play zone, bowling alley, movie theatres, a fun village and an ice rink. Al Ain, www.bawadimall.com


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