x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 19 January 2018

Five things to do today: horse riding in Dubai and iftar at the Radisson

Sign the kids up for equestrian etiquette, see the exhibition Birth of a Museum and enjoy iftar at the Radisson Blu in Dubai.

The Art of Calligraphy at Deira City Centre. Courtesy Deira City Centre
The Art of Calligraphy at Deira City Centre. Courtesy Deira City Centre

check out an exhibition that showcases expressions of contemporary artists that depicts Islamic faith and culture, including art pieces of M A Buhkahri, a Pakistan national whose calligraphic technique have become well known in the local and international market. 10am-1am, free, Love Art Gallery, Deira City Centre Metro Link, Dubai, www.deiracitycentre.com, 04 369 3575

sign up the kids to learn equestrian etiquette and stable management. They will focus on the basics of managing and maintaining horses from a team of experts, with activities including horse care, tack cleaning, colours and marking with grooming and hoof care. Sundays to Tuesdays, 8am-noon, Dh300 for members, Dh350 for non-members, ages six and above, Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, Al Qudra Road, Dubai, 04 361 8111, www.poloclubdubai.com

see the exhibition Birth of a Museum, which has been extended until August 24, and glimpse firsthand what will be part of the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s permanent collection. 10am-2pm and 8.30-11.30pm daily, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 657 5800, www.saadiyatculturaldistrict.ae

enjoy iftar at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City, where the Chef’s House welcomes diners with classical dishes and live cooking stations from Dh109. The Radisson Royal Hotel Dubai features a traditional buffet plus camel milk delicacies at Celsius, from Dh155. Chef’s House reservations at 04 366 911; Celsius reservations at 04 308 0550

catch the exhibition Mega Towers: Higher and Higher! and learn about skyscrapers and why they have become such desired projects for countries. Find out how skyscrapers came into being and get to know what we can expect of future projects. Daily until October 2013, Alliance Francaise, Oud Metha, Dubai, 04 335 8712, info@afdubai.org