x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Or take in No White Walls, attend a Shopping Soiree, research courses at the Chelsea College of Art and Design, or try APi CAE for lunch.

One of Hassan Edalbi's artworks for Art for Syria. Courtesy: Art Couture
One of Hassan Edalbi's artworks for Art for Syria. Courtesy: Art Couture

Catch the exhibition Art for Syria, in which three Syrian artists – Basem Al Sayer, Hassan Edalbi and Mohama Yousef Dayoub – present their stories, each seeking solace and peace through art. From 10am to 11pm, daily, Art Couture, Al Badia Golf Course by InterContinental, Dubai, 04 601 0101, www.artcoutureuae.com

See the exhibition No White Walls, featuring works by seven professional artists in the UAE, including Kathryn Ryan (image pictured), who have collaborated on an initiative to develop the art scene in Abu Dhabi by staging exhibitions in the city. From 9am to 9pm, The Chocolate Gallery, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Between the Bridges, Abu Dhabi, 02 645 3333, www.facebook.com/NoWhiteWallsUAE

Attend the Shopping Soiree for educational toys, children and women’s clothing, party ware, jewellery and gifts. From 10am to 2pm, Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Khalifa City A, Abu Dhabi, 055 843 6574, info@tinybeanevents.com

Learn about the Chelsea College of Art and Design (CCAD) short courses until October 2, from the CCAD business manager Kate James. Interior designers will see presentations and take part in a Q&A session with two professionals. From 7pm, Comptoir 102, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, www.chelsea.arts.ac.uk/shortcourses/middle-east/

Order lunch from APi CAE Gourmet for healthy and delicious offers that won’t break the bank, including a combination of a sandwich, a salad, a pizza or dessert. There’s valet parking and order delivery from noon to 2pm. Get a free iced tea on orders before 10am. From Dh30, Block A, Khalidiya Tower behind Veneto & NBAD, Abu Dhabi, 02 666 8909, www.apicae.com

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