x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 21 January 2018

5 Things to Do today in the UAE: Watchwomen and Dreamcatchers and the Dubai Latin Festival

Plus: baby and toddler films at a lower volume and with ample lighting and Good Words and Worldly Goods, a calligraphy exhibition.

Stripes by Benedicte Gimonnet. Courtesy Institut Francais Emirat and Benedicte Gimmonet
Stripes by Benedicte Gimonnet. Courtesy Institut Francais Emirat and Benedicte Gimmonet

See Watchwomen and Dreamcatchers, an exhibition of contemporary French and Emirati painters living in the UAE, including Najat Makki, Alia Lootah, Critch, Benedicte Gimonnet, Karine Roche and Isabelle Riou-Teissiere. The painters are both the watch(wo)men of our ­society, trying to make the truth appear slowly through the pictorial space, and our dreamcatchers, playing with forms, luminosity and colours to define the contours of the dreams we are pursuing. Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/IFemirats

Enjoy Good Words and Worldly Goods, an exhibition encompassing three-dimensional art and contemporary calligraphy by six masters of this ancient skill brilliantly interpreted into contemporary pieces, placed alongside some of the world’s finest glassmakers, ceramicists and sculptors. From 10am to 6pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), The Majlis Gallery, Al Fahidi Street, Bastakiya, Bur Dubai, 04 353 6233, www.themajlisgallery.com

Take your baby or toddler to the movies and enjoy films at a lower volume and with ample lighting. This morning Jack the Giant Slayer will be shown at 10.30am at both Khalidiyah and Dalma Malls. At 11am Oz the Great and Powerful will play at Khalidiyah Mall. Beasts of the Southern Wild will be screened at 11.50am at Dalma Mall. Abu Dhabi, www.cineroyal.ae

Book two facials together at Sisters Beauty Lounge, the Mother/Daughter Facial Session, and receive a complimentary eye treatment worth more than Dh150. For every Dh350 on the Mummy and Me offer, you get a free Caboodle Pamper & Play voucher for a child’s fun and exciting playtime. Sisters Beauty Lounge Abu Dhabi, 02 222 2501, www.sistersbeautylounge.com

Catch the final day of the Dubai Latin Festival, celebrating the Latin rhythms tango, salsa, cha-cha and zouk. Various timings for various events, Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate, Dubai, www.dubailatinfest.com

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