x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 January 2018

Plus see an exhibition inspired by the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo; book your place for New Year's eve at Rixos The Palm Dubai; register for a parenting workshop; or get your tickets for an adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.

James & Alex Kids programme. Courtesy James & Alex Dance Studios
James & Alex Kids programme. Courtesy James & Alex Dance Studios

The kids can can learn a variety of dance styles while developing social skills and confidence and having fun. As a special New Year offer, the studio is offering the first week free with the option to try out as many dance styles as your children wish. Dh720 for 12 weeks, Dubai Media City, 04 447 0773, info@jamesandalex.com

SEE an exhibition of brightly coloured, larger-than-life portraits inspired by the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and created by the artists who attend Mawaheb – the Arabic word for “talent” – an art studio for adults with special needs. From 10am to 6pm, Showcase Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 379 0940, www.showcaseuae.com

BOOK now to enjoy New Year’s Eve at Rixos The Palm Dubai and see first-hand Dubai’s Guinness World Record attempt for the Largest Fireworks Display. The six-minute choreographed show across Palm Jumeirah and the islands of the World can be seen from the beach at Rixos The Palm Dubai, which is offering a number of New Year’s Eve dinners at restaurants as well as a gala party. December 31, from Dh2,250, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, for more information and booking contact 04 457 5555, www.rixos.com

REGISTER for the parenting workshop series Nurturing Our Children: How Parents Support Their Child’s Development presented by the Salma bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation and Yale University with Dr Ann Close. January 6-7, 6-7.30pm on Monday for women only, meeting room 9 & 10, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi; 10-11.30am on Tuesday for general public, second floor, main lecture hall, Tawam Hospital Polyclinic, Al Ain; 6pm to 7.30pm on Tuesday for general public, meeting room 9 & 10, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, register at eduprogram@shf.ae

COUNTDOWN to the New Year at Iris Dubai’s Old Hollywood Glam, a retro-chic themed night. Enjoy a tantalising menu and scenic views of Burj Khalifa and its New Year’s festivities with live entertainment from the resident DJ and Diane and the Band. From 6.30pm, 27th floor, The Oberoi, Business Bay, Dubai, 056 951 1442, reservations@irisdubai.com