Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 5 August 2020

10 things to do today: Register for the new Spin Tribe classes at Bodytree Studio, visit Global Village, and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for February 5, 2017, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun.

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Abu Dhabi

Fitness class

Register now for the new Spin Tribe classes at Bodytree Studio, which combine high-intensity strength training and core conditioning with 30 minutes of cycling and 30 minutes of Pilates mat or Reformer. The Real Ryder bikes have a moving frame, allowing you to burn 20 per cent more calories than on a stationary bike, and are low impact on joints. The classes are open to those who have completed the Pre-Reformer course and also require experience in Pilates mat.

Starts today, 10.15am on Sundays for ladies only; 7pm on Tuesdays for mixed; 8.45am on Wednesdays for ladies only; 9am on Fridays for mixed, from Dh120 per class, Bodytree Studio, Abu Dhabi, register at 02 443 4888, www.bodytreestudio.com

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Dubai

Sports event

2017 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships tickets are now on sale. The men’s and women’s events feature some of the world’s top stars, including Angelique Kerber, Agnieszka Radwanska, Thomas Berdych (pictured), Andy Murray and Roger Federer, competing for championship titles.

February 19 to March 4, various timings, from Dh2,250 for the women’s week; Dh2,500 for the men’s week for Prime B seats, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Al Garhoud, Dubai, www.timeouttickets.com

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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

See Hundred Best Arabic Posters at Warehouse421. The exhibition celebrates the diversity of visual cultures by choosing the best posters from across the Arab world, spreading knowledge about graphic design in the region.

Daily until Thursday, 10am-8pm Tuesdays to Sundays (closed Mondays), Warehouse421, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, www.warehouse421.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Family fun

Book your spot to participate in the second edition of the Annual Kite Festival, which is now on a new date at Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara. Take part in kite building and flying, with great prizes for the most unique creations. Enjoy music, beach activities, a complimentary sausage sizzle and soft drinks.

February 17, noon to 5pm, from Dh150 for adults; from Dh100 for children; complimentary for hotel guests, Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts, Al Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, register at kitefest.sirbaniyas@anantara.com

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Abu Dhabi

Music festival

Get tickets now for the Barzakh Festival. Enjoy a two-day outdoor event featuring diverse cultural performances. Enjoy the sounds of North and West Africa on the first night, and on the second, a Ukrainian art-folk quartet, Cambodian psych-pop and Indian bhangra funk. Pictured: Aziz Sahmaoui, who will perform on February 16 with the University of Gnawa.

February 16, 7.30pm; February 17, 6pm; free with registration, East Plaza, The Arts Center, NYU Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, register at www.nyuad-artscenter.org

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Dubai

Dance workshop

Register to take part in a workshop with the Heddy Maalem dancers and learn the stomp, chest-pop and arm-swing moves of the Krump style. Explore the dancer in you in the centre of a circle, where everyone is supported and encouraged to let go.

Tonight, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Dh100, ages 18+, auditorium, Alliance Francaise Dubai, Oud Metha, 04 335 8712, register at mediatheque.gestion@afdubai.org

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Dubai

Ballet

Get tickets to attend a screening of the Bolshoi Ballet’s production of Swan Lake at Novo Cinemas on Friday. The classic tells the story of a princess named Odette who is magically turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse. The show was recorded live in Moscow to celebrate the 90th birthday of the Bolshoi’s master and curator, Yuri Grigorovich.

Friday, 3.30pm, Dh35, Ibn Battuta Mall; Festival City Mall, Dubai, www.novocinemas.com

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Dubai

Family fun

Visit Global Village for the launch of the three-week Kids Fest festival. The programme of activities, games and entertainment features costumed characters including Angry Birds and Chhota Bheem, face-painting, balloon modellers, shows from Shaabiyat al Cartoon and Globo (pictured) and the dance show City Jam, plus much more.

Daily until February 25, 4pm to midnight, Saturdays to Wednesdays; 4pm-1am Thursdays and Fridays, Global Village, Dubai, www.globalvillage.com

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Dubai

Charity run

Plan to attend the Dubai Terry Fox Run. The 5km event celebrates one of Canada’s most revered athletes and raises money for cancer research in the UAE. The run is open to all ages, abilities and modes of participation, including walkers, runners, roller-bladers and wheelchair users. No minimum entrance fee, donations are welcome.

February 17, 8am registration, 8.45am warm-up, 9am start, Festival Bay, Dubai Festival City, Dubai, www.facebook.com/dubaiterryfoxrun

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Dubai

Fitness fun

Register to take part in the Zurich Corporate Touch 6s rugby tournament. Make a day of it with colleagues and friends and enjoy a day of energetic, high-intensity sport in a fun and social environment. Children can participate in the free kids’ tournament, plus there will be entertainment and food trucks offering fun for the whole family.

February 24, from 9am, free entry, Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club, Arabian Ranches, Dubai, register teams of 14 at www.zurichcorporatetouch6s.com

Updated: February 5, 2017 04:00 AM

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