x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 13 December 2017

10 things to do today: See the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie, visit Yas Waterworld and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for May 26, 2017, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun. Ellen Fortini rounds up 10 things to do today in the UAE.

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New movie

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge is the fifth instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean film series and stars Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, who forges a new alliance as he searches for the Trident of Poseidon to gain control over the seas. It’s the only way he can save himself when his old nemesis Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem) and a band of ghost pirates escape from the Devil’s Triangle determined to kill him. Action adventure, also starring Geoffrey Rush, Kaya Scodelario, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom and Paul McCartney.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE (PG-15)

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Abu Dhabi

Family fun

Make plans to visit Yas Waterworld this Ramadan to enjoy more than 40 rides, slides and attractions with your friends and family at discounted rates for UAE residents when booked online.

Daily throughout Ramadan, 10am to 6pm, from Dh125 for adults on weekdays, Dh250 on weekends; Dh95 for children, Yas Waterworld, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 496 8008, www.yaswaterworld.com

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Abu Dhabi

Spa offer

Treat yourself to the Summer Triple Treat promotion at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, where you can chill in the pool, take a swim or try 30 minutes of kayaking in the lagoon, and enjoy an invigorating express massage at the spa.

Weekdays until August 31, from Dh222, Health Club & Resort, Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, booking essential at 02 677 3333, sheraton.resort@sheraton.com

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Men’s grooming

Men can now take advantage of the GlamBox subscription service with the launch of GlamBox for Him, which is delivered quarterly and features high-quality grooming supplies. The limited-edition launch box includes products from The Man Company, such as almond and thyme beard oil and charcoal soap bar.

Available now, from Dh99 per box, www.glambox.me

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Abu Dhabi

Pet adoption

Visit Cloud 9 for the pet adoption day presented by Sandy Paws to meet a variety of cats, kittens, dogs and puppies looking for homes. You may just find your new furry best friend.

Today, noon to 4pm, Cloud 9 Pet Hotel and Care, Street 23, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/sandypawsuae

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Dubai

Kids’ camp

Register your children ages 6 to 12 for the ICC Academy Junior Summer Camp, where they can enjoy eight weeks of cricket coaching, games and cricket-skill development in a world-class, fully air-conditioned indoor centre. The camps are run by a professional coaching staff and offer fun, improvement and challenges for boys and girls. Children can bring along a friend for free on Thursdays during weeks 3 and 4.

July 2 to July 27, 9am to noon, Sundays to Thursdays, Dh700, for cricket coaching and matches; July 30 to August 22, 9am to noon, Sundays to Tuesdays, Dh350 for three-day cricket coaching and matches, ICC Academy, Dubai Sports City, Dubai, 04 448 1355, info@iccacademy.net

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Dubai

Art exhibition

See Abstract Calligraphy, in which Canadian artist Hamza Abdulbasit presents works that represent his love for bold abstracts with Arabic and Urdu scripts, featuring one character at a time, imposed on bold backgrounds in colours that reflect the cultures and people of these languages. Pictured: Dubai

Daily until June 30, 10am to 10pm, Z Gallery, first floor, Four Points by Sheraton, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 04 323 0333, www.fourpointssheikhzayedroad.com

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Language lessons

Take advantage of the Ramadan language-lesson offers at Eton Institute, including the free Arabic LiveOnline course and get six hours of instruction via the virtual classroom.

June 3, 10 and 17 for the Arabic LiveOnline class; 10am to noon, free on a first-come, first-served basis, register by June 1 at 3pm, www.etoninstitute.com

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Cultural exhibition

See Traditions Renewed, an exhibition of 18 traditional Emirati thobes from the private collection of Reem El Mutwalli, author of Sultani: Traditions Renewed, which focuses on the change of women’s traditional dress during the reign of Sheikh Zayed, Founding President of the UAE. The gowns displayed, worth Dh5.5million, show artistic traditions and regional style influences, and feature hand-embroidered verses inspired by the poems of Sheikh Zayed.

Daily until June 22, 10am to 10pm, Sundays to Wednesdays; 10am to midnight, Thursdays to Saturdays, Robinsons, Festival City Mall, Dubai, www.sultanibook.com

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Alternative iftar

Plan to visit Nadi Al Quoz at Alserkal Avenue for Nadi Nights with Good Vibes Market for a casual dining experience with a new selection of vendors every week. First up is Huguette and Guy, featuring French sweet and savoury crepes, as well as Hookeddxb, with baos and Asian-inspired sandwiches, which will be served at sunset daily.

From first night of Ramadan to Wednesday, from sunset, free admission with mains ranging from Dh30 to Dh45, Nadi Al Quoz, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.alserkalavenue.ae