x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Five things to do today: see the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects and register the kids for Art Explorers classes at thejamjar

Plus, check out the exhibition The Road to Dialoro; enjoy Xventures’ powerboat cruise around Abu Dhabi’s islands; and enroll the kids in a collage workshop

Safavid tiles are among the items on show at the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects at Manarat Al Saadiyat. Mona Al Marzooqi / The National
Safavid tiles are among the items on show at the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects at Manarat Al Saadiyat. Mona Al Marzooqi / The National

See the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects. Learn how humans have shaped the world and been shaped by it, through talks, workshops and other special events focused on a collection of items from the British Museum that spans two million years, including Safavid tiles (pictured). From 9am to 8pm daily, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 657 5800, www.saadiyatculturaldistrict.ae

Check out the exhibition The Road to Dialoro, in which the American artist Gary Komarin’s images make the viewer feel as if they are looking at a contemporary description of something timeless. From 10am to 8pm, Cuadro Fine Art Gallery, Building 10, DIFC Gate Village, Dubai, 04 425 0400, www.cuadroart.com

Register the kids for the Art Explorers classes at thejamjar, where children ages 8-12 can enjoy a series of after-school art classes, drawing inspiration from a different part of the world each week and experimenting with materials such as oil pastels, watercolours, and acrylic paints. On Mondays, from 4pm to 6pm, thejamjar, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.thejamjardubai.com, 04 341 7303

Enjoy a bit of marine life off Abu Dhabi’s coast with Xventures’s powerboat cruise around the islands, which includes swimming and snorkelling and a good chance of spotting dolphins. From Dh1,000 for five people, www.x-ventures.ae, 055 540 4500

Sign up kids ages 6-10 for the Collage Workshop, where they can create collages of fantasy worlds using images from newspapers and magazines, plus fabrics, ribbon, papers, stickers and more. On May 26, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm, free with registration, Maraya Art Centre, Al Qasba, Sharjah, register at 06 556 6555, rsvp@maraya.ae

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