x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Five things to do today: enjoy some comic relief and an exhibition by Sri Lankan artists

Our round-up of five things to do in the UAE today.

James & Alex Dance Studios is offering sampler classes. Courtesy James & Alex Dance Studios
James & Alex Dance Studios is offering sampler classes. Courtesy James & Alex Dance Studios

Put your dancing shoes on and try five classes at James & Alex Dance Studios. You'll have to try at least four styles from a range that includes salsa, tango, Zumba, belly dancing, ballet and hip-hop. Dh175 for five classes, various times for various classes, James & Alex Dance Studios, 813 and 814 Concord Tower, Dubai Media City, 04 447 0773, www.jamesandalex.com

Explore works by six Sri Lankan artists. Temporary Permanence: Contemporary Art from Sri Lanka features sculptures, works on paper, oil on canvas and mixed-media pieces. 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, www.xvagallery.com

Enjoy top comedians in the capital. This time, the laughs come from Marlon Davis, Paul Tonkinson and John Fothergill. At 9pm, Heroes, Crowne Plaza, Abu Dhabi, Dh140, 04 355 1862, www.thelaughterfactory.com, www.timeouttickets.com

Indulge in facials tailored just for men and at a 50 per cent discount. Choose from the 50-minute Ultimate Facial, 25-minute Black Diamond Facial or 25-minute Face Sculpture treatment at The Spa at The Palace Downtown for half the regular price. Valid from 10am to 3pm, Sunday through Thursday, for reservations call 04 428 7805, or email spamen@thepalace-dubai.com, Spa, The Palace Downtown Dubai, Dubai

Head to Yas Marina Circuit, ladies, for GoYas. Walk, run or bike on the track, or take group fitness classes such as Zumba, boot camp and Pilates - all in a women-only environment. Plus enjoy a free 10-minute session at the Yas Kartzone, from 6 to 9pm, register at www.yasmarinacircuit.com. Contact info@funridesports.com to rent bikes and helmets

* Compiled by Ellen Fortini