Plus: see an exhibition by Hossein Irandoust,, register for a children's nutrition workshop, visit the Sharjah International Book Fair and make some hand puppets with the kids.
Attend GPP FotoWeekend 2013, which features four days of workshops and special events with five of the world’s leading photographers and instructors, including Louis Pang, who created the image above. Various times and prices, Dubai Knowledge Village, Block 1, book at www.gulfphotoplus.com, 04 380 8545
See the exhibition Spiritual Dance Volume II, in which the Iranian painter Hossein Irandoust presents his works in a style that combines a minimalism based on his grandfather’s Chinese culture and the simplicity of the mystical Persian poets and philosophers. From 10am to 9pm, Pro Art Gallery, Palm Strip Shopping Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, www.proartuae.com, 04 345 0900
Register to attend the Kids Lunch Box Nutrition Workshop and learn what essential nutrients to include, what foods to avoid, healthy snacks, tips for dealing with fussy eating, peer pressure and allergies. From 9am to 10am, Dh100, Bodytree Studio, near the corner of 11th and 26th streets, Abu Dhabi, www.bodytreestudio.com, 02 443 4448
Browse the shelves at the Sharjah International Book Fair, where more than 800 publishers will showcase books from 42 nations with the aim to promote reading, particularly to the younger generation. From 10am to 10pm, Expo Centre, Sharjah, more information at www.sharjahbookfair.com
Take the kids to the Caboodle Puppet Making Workshop, where they can create colourful hand puppets. Storytelling is more fun when their characters come vividly to life. From 3pm to 7pm, Dh90 per child for two hours of play and crafting, Caboodle Pamper & Play, second floor, The Dubai Mall, near Galeries Lafayette Parking, www.caboodle.ae, 04 325 3367