x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Five things to do today: hit the greens before you dig into a free breakfast

Our round-up of things to do today in the UAE: Mother-baby movies; an exhibtion that explores the State of Being; and the Royal Moscow Ballet's performance of Swan Lake

A scene from the film Town of Runners, which screens at 9pm today at Vox Cinemas as part of The Documentary Series in Abu Dhabi. Courtesy MET Film
A scene from the film Town of Runners, which screens at 9pm today at Vox Cinemas as part of The Documentary Series in Abu Dhabi. Courtesy MET Film

Watch award-winning documentaries courtesy of the British Council, followed by an informal discussion with Noemie Mendelle, the director of the Scottish Documentary Institute in Edinburgh and the journalist and academic Ian Hayden Smith, also from the UK. In the Shadow of A Man screens at 7pm and Town of Runners at 9pm, Vox Cinemas, Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi. More information at www.britishcouncil.org/uae

Take your baby or toddler to the movies and enjoy films at a lower volume and with ample lighting. This morning, Iron Man 3 will be shown at 10am at Khalidiyah Mall and at 11am at Dalma Mall. The Big Wedding will be screened at 11am at Khalidiyah Mall and at 11.30am at Dalma Mall. Abu Dhabi, www.cineroyal.ae

See the Royal Moscow Ballet perform what is considered to be one of the foremost ballets in the world – Swan Lake. It is the story of Prince Siegfried and Princess Odette, who under a sorcerer’s curse spends her daylight hours as a swan in a lake of tears and by night turns into a woman. Starts at 9pm, tickets from Dh250, Dubai World Trade Centre, www.platinumlist.ae

Dig into a free breakfast when you play nine holes of golf at The Track. It’s a weekday special to have you up, out and on your feet early. Valid from Sunday to Thursday, 6.30am to noon, Dh195 per person, The Track, Meydan Golf, Nad Al Sheba, Dubai, www.meydangolf.com, 04 381 3733

View works by the French artist Guillaume Delorme, whose exhibition Etat D’être (State of Being) is an attempt to capture energy, emotion and the essence of a moment. Alliance Française – Oud Metha, Dubai, 04 335 8712, www.afdubai.org

 

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