Our round-up of things to do in the UAE today. Take a free Spanish course, attend a lecture about the UAE's history or attend an art exhibition.
Five things to do today: check out art exhibitions and take free Spanish lessons
enjoy the works in the exhibition Temporary Permanence. This exhibition features works by six Sri Lankan artists, including sculpture, works on paper, oil on canvas and mixed-media works. Themes explored include issues of change and loss, religion and culture. From 11am to 7pm, XVA Gallery, Building 7, DIFC Gate Village, Dubai, 04 358 5117,
sign up to learn Spanish at Eton Institute's free course this month and take home a Spanish cookbook free, too. May 19-30, Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, 5pm to 6.30pm, Eton Institute, Abu Dhabi, register at www.abudhabi.eton.ac, 800 3866
head to Art Hub in Mussafah and see works by the French abstract impressionist painter Michel Bizet, who will exhibit images based on Qasr Al Hosn, local landscapes and daily life in the UAE. From 9am to 8pm, Art Hub, Plot 38 MW5, Mussafah, Abu Dhabi, 02 551 5005, www.adah.ae
hear a talk on The Development of the Trucial Coast: From the Buyids to the British. The NYU professor Daniel T Potts will speak on the history of the Gulf. From 6.30 to 8.30pm, NYUAD Downtown Campus, Abu Dhabi, register at www.nyuad.nyu.edu/news-events/abu-dhabi-events.html
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