x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Five things to do today: see the show Curtains and visit Al Ain Zoo

Our daily round-up of things to do in the UAE. Attend the launch of People by Crystal Abu Dhabi and get a lesson in high-tea etiquette.

Abu Dhabi Choral Group during their rehearsal of Curtains. Ravindranath K / The National
Abu Dhabi Choral Group during their rehearsal of Curtains. Ravindranath K / The National

CATCH the opening performance of Curtains. The Abu Dhabi Choral Group presents the musical-comedy whodunnit that will keep the audience laughing and guessing until the end. Starts at 8pm, Brighton College, from Dh80, near Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi, tickets available at Spinneys Khalidiya Video Desk and abudhabichoralgrouptickets@gmail.com

VISIT Al Ain Zoo and check out its Arabian Endangered Species Month, which includes a range of activities that will give visitors the opportunity to learn more about the importance of breeding and conservation programmes, which have been adopted by the zoo. Learn about the Arabian sand cat, Arabian leopard, Arabian oryx and the Ghaf tree. From 4pm to 10pm daily, Al Ain, 03 799 2000, www.alainzoo.com

MASTER the art of high-tea etiquette through an afternoon with the etiquette professional Patricia González Cobos at Sultan’s Lounge in the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray hotel on The Palm. From 3pm to 6pm, Dh450, including afternoon tea, an etiquette lesson and a refill of tea, reservations at 04 453 0444, jzsrestaurants@jumeirah.com

ATTEND the launch of the capital’s latest nightlife venue as People by Crystal Abu Dhabi opens to bring a lounge atmosphere to a high-energy club. Enjoy house and urban music, burlesque entertainment, cutting-edge technology and contemporary design. From 10pm to 4am, free entry, The Collection, St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, reservations preferred at 050 826 9698

ENJOY live art demonstrations, stage performances and an art exhibition comprising quirky pieces of art, furniture, lighting and sculpture at Art Nation, a 10-day event that brings together 100 unconventional artists under one roof. From 4pm, BurJuman, Dubai, 04 352 0222

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