x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 20 July 2017

Five Things to Do Today: See works by the Greek artist Takis Moraitis that are inspired by the Ionian Islands and Cyclades

Plus, see the exhibition The Transients, which focuses on the immigrant experience; head to the photography festival GPP 2014; make time for a Sivananda yoga session, or book your spot for the Zumba Fitness Party – led by the founder of the movement, Beto Perez

Artwork by the Greek artist Takis Moraitis, which is part of the exhibition at Avenue at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi. Courtesy Avenue at Etihad Towers
Artwork by the Greek artist Takis Moraitis, which is part of the exhibition at Avenue at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi. Courtesy Avenue at Etihad Towers

View an exhibition of works by the Greek artist Takis Moraitis. The works draw inspiration from the Ionian Islands and Cyclades – combining colour and light to evoke romantic settings. From 10am to 10pm, Saturdays to Thursdays; 3pm to 11pm on Fridays, Avenue at Etihad Towers, Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi, 800 384 4238, www.etihadtowers.com

See The Transients, an exhibition of acrylic and oil paintings by Marwan Karout, in which the artist explores the struggles and loneliness of immigrants. Opens today, 8pm, then runs daily until April 2, 9am-8pm Sundays to Wednesdays; 9am-5pm Thursdays and Saturdays (closed Fridays), Alliance Française Oud Metha, Street 18, Dubai, 04 335 8712, www.afdubai.org

Head to GPP 2014 for the photography festival’s exhibition of Gregory Heisler’s 50 Portraits, workshops on lighting, street photography, fashion and wedding shoots and more. Registration required for most workshops and seminars, Gulf Photo Plus, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 380 8545, for the full schedule visit www.gulfphotoplus.com

Take in a 90-minute session of Sivananda yoga, a form of hatha yoga that focuses on proper exercise, breathing and diet, plus relaxation, positive thinking and meditation. Bring your own mats. From 10.30am to noon, Dh65, XVA Gallery, Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, Bur Dubai, 04 353 5383, www.xvagallery.com

Book your spot for Friday’s Zumba Fitness Party, lead by the founder of the fitness movement Beto Perez. The two-hour master class is open to men and women of all fitness levels. March 14, from 3pm to 6pm for the fitness party with DJ and warm-up, from 6pm to 8pm for the master class, from Dh300, Al Bateen Secondary School football pitch, Aldar Academy, Abu Dhabi, 056 339 8919 or 050 109 0927

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