x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Five things to do today: take part in art project and experience French culture

Our round-up of things to do in the UAE today. Catch the last days of the DIAC Student Exhibition or enjoy Dubai Summer Surprises.

A painting at DIAC Students' Exhibition. Courtesy: thejamjar
A painting at DIAC Students' Exhibition. Courtesy: thejamjar

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part in a community collaboration at thejamjar. Threads of the Community is designed to let people of all ages and artistic backgrounds join in the fun by painting a silhouette of yourself to create a lasting work of art. From 10am to 8pm, thejamjar, Street 17A, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 341 7303, www.thejamjardubai.com

catch the last days of the DIAC Students’ Exhibition, where students attending classes at DIAC display their work, including figures, landscapes, abstract formations, fantasy-like elements and more. From 9am to 9pm, Gallery 76 at Dubai International Arts Centre, Street 75B, Jumeirah 1, behind Town Centre, Dubai, 04 344 4398, www.artdubai.com

pick up some gifts before the summer at the Artisan Open House, including shopper bags, pouches, luggage, sandals, lighting design, women’s couture, home and garden decor, and jewellery. From 8am to 4pm,
Jumeirah 1, behind Beach Centre Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, 055 297 3854, www.facebook.com/presentperfect.ae

get a taste of French culture at the French Cultural Evening at Eton Institute. With a virtual tour around France, you will learn about regional foods and cultural traditions, plus a musical treat where you can enjoy songs and dances associated with the Fête de Musique festival. From 7pm to 8.30pm, Dubai
Knowledge Village, register at www.eton.ac, 800 3866

enjoy the annual Dubai Summer Surprises festival for world-class entertainment, great shopping deals and fun for the whole family at various malls and shopping centres in Dubai. Visit www.summerisdubai.com

efortini@thenational.ae

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