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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 20 November 2018

10 things to do today: Attend the Abu Dhabi Swimming Festival, stretch your legs on the colour run and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for March 11, 2017, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film creenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun. Aarti Jhurani rounds up 10 things to do today in the UAE.

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Abu Dhabi

Sporting event

Attend the Abu Dhabi Swimming Festival. The event is sponsored by Daman ActiveLife in conjunction with the Abu Dhabi leg of the FINA/HOSA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup, which takes place in six countries.

Today, from 6am, Emirates Palace Bay, Abu Dhabi, www.premieronline.com

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Abu Dhabi

Fitness event

The Color Run returns to the capital. Register for what is billed as “The Happiest 5K on the Planet”, which now features an island-style tropical paradise theme and includes scented powders, inflatable palm trees and a rainbow beach with sand, dancing and activities – all in the name of fun and fitness.

March 25, gates open at 7am, from Dh160, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, www.thecolorrun.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority presents The Creative Act: Performance, Process, Presence, a Guggenheim Abu Dhabi exhibition that brings together artists of different nationalities and generations. The show features more than 25 works in a variety of media and on the themes of performance, process and presence. Pictured: Mohammed Kazem’s Directions.

Daily until July 29, 9am to 8pm, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 657 5800, www.saadiyatculturaldistrict.ae

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Al Ain

Fitness event

Sign up to take part in the 13th edition of the Wadi Adventure Race, which features natural and man-made hurdles such as water features, wired fences, sand bags and cargo netting at the foot of Jebel Hafeet in Al Ain. The event is open to amateur and elite athletes and features 25 obstacles in 5km, 10km and 15km distances.

March 18, 8am, Wadi Adventure, Al Ain, www.premieronline.com

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Nationwide

New film

Viceroy’s House stars Hugh Bonneville as Lord Mountbatten, who is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but finds himself in the middle of conflict as different sides clash in the face of such monumental change. Historic drama, also starring Gillian Anderson, Om Puri, Darshan Jariwala and Michael Gambon.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (TBC)

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Dubai

Outdoor cinema

Catch the last day of the open-air cinema at The Last Exit. As part of the Sci-fi Week, watch The Lego Movie and Ghostbusters, plus enjoy munchies from a variety of gourmet food trucks.

Today, 6pm for The Lego Movie, 8pm for Ghostbusters, free, Last Exit, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, www.lastexit.ae

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Dubai

Art exhibition

Take a journey through different cultures and abstract visions of nature through the works of Yasmina Alaoui and Yassine Mekhnache, who are of Moroccan heritage. Pictured: Yassine Mekhnache’s The Conference of the Birds – Conscience

Until March 20, 10am to 10pm, Sundays to Wednesdays; 10am to midnight on Thursdays; 2pm to 9pm on Fridays; 11am to 9pm on Saturdays, Opera Gallery, Gate Village, Building 3, DIFC, Dubai, 04 323 0909, www.operagallery.com

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Dubai

Musical

Get tickets to see a performance of the musical Grease. Curve Theatre presents the story of Sandy and Danny, who meet again after a whirlwind summer romance when Sandy is transferred to Rydell High. Hit songs include You’re the One That I Want, Hopelessly Devoted To You, Summer Nights and Greased Lighting.

April 7 to 13, 8pm daily plus 2.30pm on April 8, 9 and 13, from Dh150, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

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Dubai

Exhibition

Visit Designing 007: 50 Years of Bond Style, which features an array of memorabilia focusing on the design and style of the James Bond franchise, including music, gadgets, vehicles, technology and fashion from the past 50 years.

Daily until April 30, 10am to 11pm, Dh125 for adults; Dh90 for children, The Annex, Burj Khalifa, enter from The Armani Hotel or LG in The Dubai Mall, Dubai, www.jamesbondexhibition-dubai.com

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Dubai

Yoga class

Attend a free trial session of Yoga with Om at Ductac. Conducted by a certified instructor, the Hatha yoga class is open to beginners and experienced yogis.

Today, 5.30pm to 6.30pm, Voltas Studio, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, to register, email box.office@ductac.org, or call 04 341 4777

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