x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 January 2018

Five things to do today: Go on a boat trip or visit an exhibition

See the exhibition Miracle for the Whole World; go on a boat trip or catch a movie at Zayed University Middle East Film Festival.

Lot 278. Courtesy Ayyam Gallery
Lot 278. Courtesy Ayyam Gallery

attend The Young Collectors Auction & Charity Evening, your chance to purchase some of the best Middle Eastern contemporary art at entry-level prices. More than 80 lots of painting, sculpture, photography, video and installation works from acclaimed and emerging artists will be available at prices ranging from Dh3,670 to Dh36,700. From 7.30pm, Ayyam Gallery, Al Quoz 1, Dubai, www.ayyamgallery.com, 04 323 6242

see the exhibition A Miracle for the Whole World. The Iranian artist Mehdi Farhadian presents works featuring vibrant colours to create magical scenes that evoke a nostalgic longing for the past and hinting at a futuristic utopia. From 10am to 6pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed on Fridays), Lawrie Shabibi, Alserkal Avenue, 0Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 346 9906,


sign up now to take part in Xventures’ End of Season Boat Trip before it’s time to hibernate from the hot weather. Enjoy dolphin spotting and a two-hour stop for water sports, including swimming, snorkelling and more. From 2pm to 7pm, Dh325 for adults, Dh225 for children under 10, including drinks, snacks, lunch and desserts, Abu Dhabi, www.x-ventures.ae, 055 540 4500

take part in the Zayed University Middle East Film Festival, which includes screenings of the best student films from around the Arab world. From noon to 7pm on Monday, 10.30am to 4pm on Tuesday; Dh20 at the door, Zayed University, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, www.zumeff.com

enjoy an evening dedicated to the late Poul Kjaerholm, one of the world’s most celebrated designers. From 7.30pm for the exhibition and networking, 8pm for the talk, Ikonhouse, Sheikh Zayed Road, behind Kia/Hyundai Motors, near Dubai Garden Centre, www.ikonhouse.com, RSVP at dubai@ikonhouse.com


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