x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 20 July 2017

5 Things to Do Today in the UAE: The International Emerging Artist Award and exhibition and Art Nights

Plus: Galleries Night for Art Week, a new health club in Dubai and yoga and meditation at Saadiyat Public Beach

Art Nights @ Gate Village will include exhibition openings, sculpture installation, movie screenings and more. Courtesy DIFC
Art Nights @ Gate Village will include exhibition openings, sculpture installation, movie screenings and more. Courtesy DIFC

Head to Dubai International Financial Centre for this month's Art Nights @ Gate Village. It has 22 events, including exhibition openings, a life-size, interactive sculpture installation, a screening of the Oscar-winning movie The Artist, entertainment by Dubai Drums and a collaboration by Break DJ Lobio and the Deep Crates Cartel, plus a performance by the Japanese duo Nanaco Art. From 7pm to 10pm, free, www.difc.com/community-blog

Check out the new health club, Body Language, in Al Barari. The health club is designed for families and individuals who are looking for an inspiring fitness experience and tailor-made programmes, with indoor and outdoor fitness facilities. Open from 6am to 11pm, Al Barari, Dubai, 04 326 7277

Enjoy live performances, an exhibition and presentation of the International Emerging Artist Award under the patronage of HH Sheikha Wafa Hasher Al Maktoum, which recognises emerging artists through an international exhibition road show in galleries around the world. Catch works by the Emirati and international winners before they head overseas. From 7pm to 10pm, FN Designs, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz 1, Dubai, www.fanndesigns.com, 04 379 0490

Balance your hectic week with yoga and meditation at Saadiyat Public Beach on an unspoilt stretch that is home to gazelles, turtles and flamingos. From 7pm to 8.30pm, Dh75, follow signs to Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi (the public beach entrance is just past the Park Hyatt on the left), Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.theyogajuice.com

See Galleries Night, the launch of all of Alserkal Avenue gallery exhibitions for Art Week. The cultural district includes 20 creative spaces in a block, with 10 galleries, an art museum and more. 6pm to 9pm, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Street 8, Dubai, www.alserkalavenue.com, 04 295 5000

* Compiled by Ellen Fortini

efortini@thenational.ae

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