Our daily round-up of things to do in the UAE. Check out the exhibition Gentle and join the Arabic book club Kutub Bilarabi.
Five things to do today: see the exhibition Contrasts of Time and get a two-for-one massage deal at The Cure
SEE the last days of the exhibition UAE – Contrast of Time, in which the UAE Goodwill Photographers bring to light the past, present and the future of this nation. Expect nostalgia, humour and a sense of pride all captured on camera by budding and experienced photographers. 10am to 11pm, daily, Art Couture, Al Badia Golf Course by InterContinental, Dubai, 04 601 0101, www.artcoutureuae.com
VIEW the exhibition Gentle. The artist Jonathan Gent presents a series of paintings on wooden boards reflecting his impressions of the Mediterranean and his time spent in Dubai in 2008. The images are visual poems that offer a wry insight into human complexity. From 10am to 6pm, XVA Gallery, Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, Bur Dubai, 04 353 5383, www.xvagallery.com
RELAX with a two-for-one offer on all massages at The Cure beauty and wellness lounge, including back, Swedish, sports, hot-stone and prenatal. Buy one massage during January and use the second one immediately or at a later date. Green Community, 050 882 4600, or Dubai Media City, 04 391 6485, www.thecure.ae
ATTEND a screening of the French film Sport de Filles, about a talented horse rider who pursues her obsession of having a horse of her own to take to the top. Enjoy lounging on giant beanbags and munch on popcorn and hot dogs. The film, presented by Alliance Française Dubai, is in French with English subtitles. From 8.30pm, free entry, Wafi Pyramids Rooftop Gardens, Dubai, RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
JOIN the book club Kutub Bilarabi, which focuses on books written by Arab authors and published with English translations. The group meets tonight to discuss the book The Attack by the Algerian author Yasmina Khadra. 050 327 2748, 050 180 4041 or email@example.com, www.tinyurl.com/kutubbilarabi