x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Five Things to Do Today

Visit Gary Rhodes' new place, get some interior design tips at Ikea, get ready for a Canadian Thanksgiving dinner and take in sone Iranian paintings.

Nadim Karam's sculpture Desert Sand. Courtesy Ayyam Gallery and Nadim Karam
Nadim Karam's sculpture Desert Sand. Courtesy Ayyam Gallery and Nadim Karam

Catch the opening of the Lebanese artist Nadim Karam’s 99 Objects Possible to Find on a Cloud, a selection of landscapes and ­sculptures. Opens today, 7pm, then runs daily until November 28, 10am to 8pm, Sundays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Ayyam Gallery, Alserkal ­Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 323 6242, www.ayyamgallery.com

Be one of the first to try the ­celebrated English chef Gary ­Rhodes’s latest culinary creations at Rhodes 44, which serves classic British fare with an Arabian twist. The intimate setting is a great place to catch up with friends plus there’s the option to dine alfresco in the garden terrace. St Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Towers, Abu Dhabi, www.stregisabudhabi.com/rhodes-44

Join the ladies for some hot beverages and cool ideas from the experts at Ikea. Talk about home furnishings in a relaxed and inspiring atmosphere and learn more on the topic of the month – coordination in living rooms. From 10am, Ikea, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 493 5888

Make plans to join the Canadian Business Council for a traditional carved turkey with all the trimmings, plus children’s entertainment including games, arts and crafts and a bouncy castle. October 5, noon to 3pm, from Dh200 for CBC members, Dh220 for non-members, Dh100 for children 5-12, Thuraya Ballroom, Beach Rotana Hotel, Abu Dhabi, reservations 02 446 7223, events@cbcabudhabi.com

See Passing the Crisis by the Iranian painter Rezvan Sadeghzadeh. Female figures stand alongside oversized rocks and boulders, often dwarfed by them. From 10am to 8pm, Sundays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Ayyam Gallery, Gate Village Building 3, DIFC, Dubai, 04 439 2395, www.ayyamgallery.com