x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 January 2018

Five things to do today: register for an aquathlon in Dubai

Aquathlon, fund-raising for Bangladeshi fire victims and learn how to draw and paint.

Sign up today for the second series of aquathlons. Courtesy Ignite Wellness
Sign up today for the second series of aquathlons. Courtesy Ignite Wellness

register today to take part in the second series of aquathlons with a swim in the sea followed by a run on the beach. There are separate categories based on age and fitness level, plus a non-competitive fun run. June 14, The Shack, Kite Surfers Beach, Umm Suqeim, Dubai, register before June 12 at www.premiermarathons.com

check out the exhibition A Miracle for the Whole World. The Iranian artist Mehdi Farhadian presents works featuring vibrant colours and a vivid imagination to create magical scenes that evoke a nostalgic longing for the past and also hint at a futuristic utopia. From 10am to 6pm, Lawrie Shabibi, Alserkal Avenue,

Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 346 9906, www.lawrieshabibi.com

attend Quilt and Stitch 2013, an exhibition of locally handcrafted quilted, knitted, crocheted and embroidered items. The show honours each entrant’s personal achievement, whether hobby or professional. From 10am to 10pm, free entry, Town Centre

Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Road, next to Mercato, Dubai, www.mycraftland.com

support the victims of Bangladesh’s garment factory tragedy by attending a fund-raising concert by the Dubai singer Glenn Perry, who has just returned from volunteering in the country. The concert is free and by invitation only, contact info@dubaimusicschool.com for an invite. From 8pm, Arabian Courtyard Hotel, Dubai

learn how to draw and paint with the artist Matt McCobb. Classes generally run two hours a week for four weeks. All skill levels can benefit from these lessons and workshops. Art Hub, Plot 38 MW5, Musaffah, Abu Dhabi, register or get more information at 056 268 3820, mccobb@hotmail.com


* Compiled by Ellen Fortini