x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Five things to do today: visit Al Ain Zoo and check out Capsule Arts Studio

Our daily round-up of things to do in the UAE. Take an art class at DIAC and learn to be a certified first aider.

Andre C Meyerhan's Space Clips on display at The Universe of Patterns. Courtesy Swiss Art Gate UAE
Andre C Meyerhan's Space Clips on display at The Universe of Patterns. Courtesy Swiss Art Gate UAE

check out The Universe of Patterns, an exhibition of cut paper artworks by the Dubai-based architect and artist André C Meyerhans, who reinterprets this traditional Oriental and Islamic ornament in a contemporary way. From  10am to 7pm, lobby area of Swiss Tower, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, www.swissartgateuae.com, 050 225 1783

head to the Al Ain Zoo and see the animals in their natural habitat. Cooler evening hours let visitors see them at their most active. From 6pm to 10pm, Al Ain Zoo, www.alainzoo.com

get creative at DIAC with morning and afternoon classes in topics such as pottery, etching, Arabic calligraphy, watercolour, sculpture for kids, fashion design and feng shui. Visit www.artdubai.com for schedules and details. Starts September 14, Saturdays to Mondays, Dubai International Arts Centre, Street 75B, Jumeirah 1, behind Town Centre, Dubai, 04 344 4398, www.artdubai.com

sign up to become a certified first aider. The certification has a two-year validity. September 30, Dh450, The Perfect Help Training Center, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, register at 04 330 7544 or www.firstaid.ae

get to know Capsule Arts Studio, which officially launches today. You can buy limited edition art in the Capsule Arts online store, enjoy pop-up exhibitions across the UAE and take advantage of the bespoke service for special design projects. Warehouse A2, Street 4, Al Quoz 3, Dubai, 04 388 1799, www.capsulearts.com

* Compiled by Ellen Fortini

efortini@thenational.ae

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