Visit the Logos Hope Book Fair, the world’s largest floating book fair with a selection of more than 5,000 books at affordable prices covering a range of subjects. The Visitor Experience Deck is also open for the public to explore, plus there is an international cafe with ice cream, drinks and snacks for sale. From 2pm to 10pm, free entrance, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, Freeport Abu Dhabi, Berth 40, Abu Dhabi
See A Funny Kind of Exhibition, which features works by five artists who draw their inspiration from cartoons, street art, comic books and imaginary art, using a variety of media such as photography, acrylic, aerosol and video art. Opens tonight, 7pm to 10pm, then runs daily until November 13, 10am to 7pm, The Cartoon Art Gallery, 4B Street, Al Quoz 1, Dubai, www.cartoonartgallery.com
Attend the seminar Compassion: Learning to be Kind. As part of the Wellness Wednesdays series, Dr Tara Wyne, the clinical director and clinical psychologist of The LightHouse Arabia will speak about the latest research on compassion. From 9.30am to 11am, Dh50 reservation fee, Villa #2, Umm Suqeim 2, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, 04 380 9298, www.lighthousearabia.com
Celebrate Indian culture, food, music and Diwali, the festival of lights at Eton Institute’s Indian Cultural Evening. Enjoy flavourful food and programmes that will familiarise you with Indian festivities and Bollywood movies. From 6.30pm to 8pm, free entry, Block 3, Al Sufouh Road, Dubai Media City, register at 800 3866
Take the kids to the Caboodle Islamic New Year Workshop, where they can create cards and make lanterns and mobiles to mark the beginning of a new year. From 1pm to 8pm, Dh70 per child for two hours of play and crafting, Caboodle Pamper & Play, second floor, The Dubai Mall, near Galeries Lafayette parking, 04 325 3367, www.caboodle.ae
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