x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

5 things to do today: take the Art Bus around Dubai

Plus, enjoy a tasty masters-inspired cupcake, or shop at Souk Al Manzil.

The Art Bus will take you around the best of Art Dubai. Courtesy: Art Bus
The Art Bus will take you around the best of Art Dubai. Courtesy: Art Bus

take the Art Bus to enjoy all the exhibitions and art fairs on now in Dubai. There are three routes daily to art spaces and galleries in Al Quoz, DIFC & Downtown Dubai, and Jumeirah & Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood. Dh50 per seat, per day, tickets available at www.itp.net/tickets, book your seat by calling 04 341 7303, www.artinthecity.com

shop for artwork, vintage fashion, handmade jewellery, natural products, organic bread, flowers, antiques, household items, sunglasses and perfumes at the elegantly designed Souk Al Manzil Weekend Market. Free underground parking is available. From 10am to 5pm, Souk Al Manzil, The Old Town, Downtown Dubai, manzilmarket@emaar.ae

munch on the masters as Hey, Sugar Bakeshop presents sets of six assorted art-inspired, limited-edition cupcakes in honour of Dubai's art exhibitions and festivals taking place this month. Call 800 344 8204, or visit www.facebook.com/HeySugarBakeshopME

plan to take the kids to the Seashells Nursery's Annual Eric Carle Exhibition at The Cartoon Art Gallery. Literacy meets art during this week-long event as children enjoy the Very Hungry Caterpillar art exhibition, where they can walk through this favourite story, live it and recreate it. The event includes Eric Carle story time, workshops by thejamjar, a book sale and the Caterpillar's menu by Oushe Gourmet Bakeshop. March 23-27, 9am-6pm, free admission, register at hungrycaterpillar@seashellsnursery.com or call 050 435 3594

take the kids to what's being referred to as the "best kids' party in town". Enjoy an open buffet and various activities, such as games, a magic show, a juggler, twisting balloons, face painting, a bouncy castle, mascots and more. From 6pm to 9pm, Dh95 for children and adults, Grand Ballroom, Millennium Hotel, Abu Dhabi, 02 614 6006

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