x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 19 January 2018

Our daily round-up of things to do today in the UAE. Watch the Chinese film Switch join a softball team.

Cipriani on Yas Island. Paul Emous
Cipriani on Yas Island. Paul Emous

indulge in some Italian food in an elegant setting at Cipriani. Offering dinner only, the restaurant that overlooks the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Circuit has thrown open its doors again just as the racing rush takes over the capital. Open daily, from 5pm to 1am, Cipriani, Yas Marina and Yatch Club, Abu Dhabi, 02 657 5400

enjoy five fun-filled days of KidsFest Abu Dhabi with interactive games, stalls, carnival rides, face painting, arts and crafts, jugglers, street performers, fitness events, competitions, food outlets and more. From 3pm to 11pm, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, www.kidsfestabudhabi.com

hit the softball diamond for this casual but fun sport in a resurgence of slow-pitch in the capital. Open to both men and women of all skill levels; equipment is provided free of charge. From 7pm to 9pm, Dh35-55 (depending on turnout), Zayed Sports City, abudhabisoftball@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/abudhabisoftball

head to the cinema to catch Switch, the Chinese action-thriller that was largely shot in Dubai and is China’s third-largest home-grown movie. The movie opens in the UAE today and is showing at various cinemas in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Check page 16 for timings and locations

enjoy some delicious food and easy tunes from the pianist and singer David Angelo at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. From 9pm to 2am, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, The Address Dubai Marina, reservations at 04 454 9538

* Compiled by Kalpana Ramgopal