x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Five Things to Do Today: Take in some sculpture

Take in a talk about shisha, hear a discussion about the perfect body, visit Al Ain Zoo or take a first aid course.

Manuel Mendanha and Juliana Lafitte's exhibition at Art Sawa mixes elements from fairy tales. Courtesy Art Sawa
Manuel Mendanha and Juliana Lafitte's exhibition at Art Sawa mixes elements from fairy tales. Courtesy Art Sawa

See I’d Settle for Being Able to Sleep, an exhibition by Manuel Mendanha and Juliana Lafitte, who present sculptures of constructed floats that blend Snow White and Sleeping Beauty. Opening reception today from 7pm, Art Sawa, Gate Village Building 8, Podium Level, Dubai International ­Financial Centre, Dubai, 04 386 2366, www.artsawa.com

Attend The Waterpipe: A Cultural Pastime or a Public Health Threat? Professor Wasim Maziak of Florida International University looks at the health risks associated with smoking shisha and the efforts that need to be in place to make the public aware of those risks. From 6.30 to 8pm, ­InterContinental Hotel Auditorium, Bainouna Street, Abu Dhabi, register at www.nyuad.nyu.edu

Hear the panel discussion In Search of the Perfect Body: Birth and Stakes of a Contemporary Phenomenon. Today, the ideal body is a working body, controlled and even carved. This lecture will present the phenomenon, its challenges and characteristics. From 6pm, Robert de Sorbon Lecture Theatre, Sorbonne Abu Dhabi, Al Reem Island, www.sorbonne.ae

Head to Al Ain Zoo and see the newborn giraffe and hippopotamus and enjoy an array of cultural and educational activities. Following the refurbishment of the zoo, the opening hours have returned to 9am to 8pm, daily, Al Ain, 03 799 2000, www.alainzoo.ae

Register yourself or your nanny for a first aid course with The Perfect Help. First aid for the workplace is a useful team-building activity and the next session is October 27, costing from Dh400 with a two-year validity. Paediatric first aid and a CPR course will be available for nannies on October 28 from Dh360 with a three-year validity. Book now at 050 624 0321 or firstaid@theperfecthelp.com

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