x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Five things to do in the UAE today: Try Dubai's push-bike system and the Eternal Love exhibition

Take part in the Make Your Own Superhero Competition, celebrate International PIllow Fight Day at Art Hub and sign up for a vertical marathon

The new push-bike system at Dubai Marina requires you to register before you can rent up to four bikes. Courtesy Emaar Properties
The new push-bike system at Dubai Marina requires you to register before you can rent up to four bikes. Courtesy Emaar Properties

improve your fitness and take a car off the road by opting for the newly introduced push-bike system at Dubai Marina. Upon registration, visitors can rent up to four bikes from Dubai Marina Mall, Marina Walk and Dubai Marina Yacht Club for 30 minutes or up to 24 hours. Register at www.bykystations.com/en/dubai/register

see Eternal Love, a series of photographic works by the Iraqi artist Halim Al Karim, focusing on love that engulfs, that transforms two beings into one, and the effect on people who find it in their lives and those who do not. From 11am to 7pm, XVA Gallery, Building 7, DIFC Gate Village, Dubai, 04 358 5117, www.xvagallery.com

take part in the Make Your Own Superhero Competition. Teenagers ages 13-19 should create their character and bring out the best through superpowers or other special characteristics. Heroes can be created in any kind of media, including painting, drawing or digital rendering. Deadline is April 30. The Cartoon Art Gallery, 4B street, Al Quoz 1, Dubai, 04 346 6467, www.facebook.com/cartoonartgallery

celebrate International Pillow Fight Day at Art Hub, first by producing a design on a decorator-sized pillow using Koko Nail colour and textile paints and brushes provided by Art Hub, then competing for a prize, then joining the "fight". Kits are limited and reservations are required. Starts at 7pm, Dh250, Plot 38 MWF, Mussafah, Abu Dhabi, 02 551 5005, www.adah.ae 02 551 5005, events.adah@live.com,

sign up to participate in the Médecins Sans Frontières' Vertical Marathon. Climb 52 flights - that's 265 metres, or 1,334 stairs - at Jumeirah Emirates Towers in support of MSF/Doctors Without Borders. Spaces are limited so register now. Takes place on April 5, minimum pledge Dh500 includes breakfast buffet, register at 04 457 9255, www.dubaiverticalmarathon.org

* Compiled by Ellen Fortini

efortini@thenational.ae

 

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