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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 19 September 2018

10 things to do today: Attend the Abu Dhabi PopUp Festival, ring in the Year of the Rooster at Na3Na3, and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for January 28, 2017, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun.

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Abu Dhabi

Outdoor market

Attend the Abu Dhabi PopUp Festival hosted by La Loupe, featuring shopping stalls from more than 60 UAE-based vendors, food trucks, henna, music, a kids’ corner with activities including a bouncy castle and face-painting, arts and crafts and more, with fun for the whole family.

Today, 11am-6pm, free entrance, Eastern Mangroves Promenade, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/laloupeauh

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Dubai

Art exhibition

See Daga’a, a video by Palestinian artist Shadi Habib Allah, who embarks on a journey across the Sinai Peninsula led by Bedouin smugglers who navigate the terrain, sharing stories and anecdotes that transition into directions for the unrecognised citizens of this no man’s land. The film is in Arabic with English subtitles and will run on a loop throughout the day.

Daily until February 7, 10am-7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Green Art Gallery, Street 8, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 346 9305, www.gagallery.com

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Abu Dhabi

Cultural festivities

Register to attend the Seollal: Korean New Year’s Day event today at Korean Cultural Center and experience traditional festivities of the day, including kite-making, the game Yoot Nori (pictured), preparing the Charye table for the ancestor memorial ceremony, and try authentic dishes such as Tteokguk.

Today, 2pm-5pm, Arirang Hall, Korean Cultural Center, Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi, register at uae.korean-culture.org

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Abu Dhabi

Outdoor market

Head to Yas Marina for Pick N Mix – Retro Revival. This monthly event lets visitors pick among activities and experiences based on this month’s lifestyle theme “back to basics” and mix them into a personal itinerary for the day. Activities include live music, garden games, watersports, workouts and more.

Today, 3-7pm, Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.tinybeanevents.com

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Abu Dhabi

Family fun

Celebrate the first birthday of Jack’s BBQ Terrace at The Sportsman’s Arms with a full day of entertainment and American-themed fun, including a live country-rock band, American food and beverages, competitions, giveaways and more.

Today, from noon, free entry, The Sportsman’s Arms, first floor, International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/TheSportsmansArmsZSC

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Abu Dhabi

Charity market

Find deals on pre-loved treasures at the Second Hand Charity Flea Market including toys, books, electronics, DVDs, home decor, accessories and more, at this popular event that supports the Al Jalila Foundation, devoted to the treatment of childhood cancers in the UAE.

Today, 9am-2pm, free entry, Arzanah Ballroom, Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, 02 677 3333, www.facebook.com/SheratonAbuDhabi

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Dubai

Theatre class

Register to take part in The Desert Monologues acting workshop for adults at The Courtyard Playhouse. Experience a variety of drama-based activities over six weeks, including script work, improv and characterisation, culminating in a showcase performance. The programme is suitable for beginners and professionals alike.

March 11 to April 20, 5pm-7pm on Saturdays or 7.30pm-9.30pm on Sundays, from Dh1,800, The Courtyard Playhouse, Street 4B, Al Quoz, Dubai, register at courtyardplayhouse.com

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Dubai

Art market

Visit the pop-up Merchants & Makers Market at The Collective by Ripe as part of Quoz Arts Fest and explore, shop and eat in a hub for creatives, artists, designers and trendsetters. Find a selection of local artisans showcasing home decor, fashion, beauty, food, as well as workshops, kids’ crafts and live entertainment.

Today, 10am-7pm, The Collective by Ripe, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.facebook.com/ripeuae

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Dubai

Chinese New Year

Ring in the Year of the Rooster at Na3Na3 this Chinese New Year and experience an authentic tea ceremony along with culinary favourites from the buffet, including live dim-sum stations, Peking duck and more.

Today, from 7pm, from Dh195, The Address Dubai Mall, Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, 04 438 8888, www.theaddress.com

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Dubai

Film screenings

Attend a film screening at Dubai Marina Mall’s outdoor cinema. Today’s line-up of free, family-friendly films is Tangled (pictured), the story of Rapunzel as she leaves her tower, at 5.30pm and Planes, a plane with a fear of heights who takes part in a round-the-world race, at 8pm. Come early and get your choice of bean bags as well as treats from the food trucks.

Today, 5.30pm and 8pm, free, Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai Marina, 04 436 1020, www.dubaimarinamall.com

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