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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 September 2018

10 things to do today: Catch the final day of Beats on the Beach; register your kids for a holiday camp; and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for November 26, 2016, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun.

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Nationwide

Ballet gala

Get tickets now for the Ballet Grand Gala performed by the Opéra National de Paris dancers, featuring star dancer Dorothée Gilbert, and first soloists Hugo Marchand and Hannah O’Neill, who will present a classic repertoire including Romeo and Juliet, La Sylphide and Flames of Paris.

January 5, 8pm, from Dh300, Emirates Palace auditorium, Abu Dhabi; January 6, 2pm and 8pm, and January 7, 6pm, from Dh280, Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai; tickets available at madinatjumeirah.etixdubai.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

Plan to visit the exhibition Elizabeth and see images of Hollywood actress Elizabeth Taylor captured by renowned photographer Firooz Zahedi, during the film star’s visit to Iran in 1976. The collection is unique in that it portrays a worldwide celebrity through the lens of a trusted friend, and the images have seldom been displayed in public. Pictured: An untitled image from the series Elizabeth Taylor in Iran 1976.

Daily until March 1, 10am-8pm, Sundays to Thursdays (closed Fridays and Saturdays), The Farjam Foundation, Building 4, DIFC Gate Village, Dubai, 04 323 0303, farjamcollection.org

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Dubai

Fusion concert

Catch a performance by the award-winning Danish musicians Mathias Heise Quadrillion. The rising stars combine chromatic harmonica with jazz, fused with rock and funk to create a euphoric, vibrant expression. Songs include Sudden Ascent, Gloomy Breeze and Highlights.

Tonight, Dh70, doors open at 6pm, The Music Room, Majestic Hotel, Al Mankhool Road, Bur Dubai; platinumlist.net

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Abu Dhabi

Yasalam

Catch the final day of Beats on the Beach, featuring a performance by this year’s winner of the Emerging Talent Competition, plus Dubai-based blues rockers Bull Funk Zoo, American hip-hop artist Travis Scott and the Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram (pictured). Visit the F1 FanZone, which opens at 4pm and see the Grand Prix qualifying session at 5pm.

Today, live music starts at 6.30pm, free; F1 FanZone stage, Corniche, Abu Dhabi; yasalam.ae

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Dubai

Outdoor cinema

Visit the newly-opened outdoor film theatre presented by Vox Cinemas at Galleria Mall. Enjoy watching Hollywood blockbusters in a relaxing, open-air atmosphere, where each ticket includes drinks, popcorn, cookies and nachos or a hot dog. If it gets too chilly, snuggle up with one of the blankets provided. Monday features action hits, Tuesday is ‘girls’ night out’ themed, Wednesday is horror night, and weekends feature kids’ screenings and current hits. Today, catch Moana at 6pm, Arrival at 8.30pm and Allied at 11.15pm.

Various timings, from Dh130 Sundays to Wednesdays; from Dh150 Thursdays to Saturdays; Galleria Mall, Al Wasl Road, Dubai; book at 600 599905; voxcinemas.com

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Dubai

Craft market

Visit the Family Market, a small artisan village with open tents featuring locally-made clothing, jewellery, home decor, gift items and more. Children can also enjoy a petting farm, face-painting, dance lessons and baking sessions. Baker & Spice will be on hand with a pop-up restaurant serving breakfast and lunch. A free yoga class will kick off the event at 9am.

Today, 9am to 3pm, fishing harbour, Umm Suqeim 1, Dubai; 050 585 7543; facebook.com/marinasouq

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Abu Dhabi

Live music

Get close to the action as Stars ‘n’ Bars at Yas Marina hosts award-winning local bands for live music this Grand Prix weekend, starting tonight with Dubai rockers Point of View (pictured) and the DJs of The City Vibes, then tomorrow catch Carl and the Reda Mafia, and the DJs of FunkyTown. Enjoy food and beverages and hear the roar of the engines from the track close by.

Open 11.30am to 2.30am, live music from 9pm; Stars ‘n’ Bars, Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi; 02 565 0101; facebook.com/StarsNBarsAbuDhabi

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Abu Dhabi

Kids’ camp

Register your children ages 4-14 for the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort Children’s Holiday Camp, where they can make new friends and enjoy a variety of sports and outdoor activities at the hotel’s palm-tree resort and health club, such as swimming, beach games, Zumba, boat trips, table tennis and arts and crafts.

December 18-22 and December 25-29, 9am to 2pm, Dh200 daily; Dh850 per week; Dh1,550 for all 10 days; Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Corniche, Abu Dhabi; register at 02 697 0272; sheraton.resort@sheraton.com

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New movie

The latest Disney feature film, Moana, is about a brave young Polynesian woman (voiced by Auli’i Cravalho), the daughter of the chief of the tribe, who is determined to save her people from annihilation and sets sail on a daring mission to find Maui (Dwayne Johnson), who can guide her in her quest. Together they cross the open ocean and encounter monsters and adventure. Animated adventure, also starring Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jermaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger and Alan Tudyk.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE, including Star Cinemas, Novo Cinemas, Vox Cinemas, Cinemacity, Reel Cinemas and Cine Royal. (G)

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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

See Above Below and Below Below, in which NYU Abu Dhabi faculty member John Torreano presents eclectic paintings and photographs that focus on the artist’s observations and fascinations with the city of Abu Dhabi, and life between Abu Dhabi and New York. Pictured: Pink Above Sand

Daily until December 3, 3-10pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays); The Project Space, NYU Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island; nyuad-artgallery.org

* Compiled by Ellen Fortini

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