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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 20 June 2018

Top 10: Find gift items and more at the Shopping Soiree, free yoga classes at Marasi Business Bay, Tabari Artspace presents its first exhibition 

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Visit the Shopping Soiree at The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa in Abu Dhabi. Pawan Singh / The National
Visit the Shopping Soiree at The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa in Abu Dhabi. Pawan Singh / The National

Abu Dhabi

Shopping event

Visit the Shopping Soiree and find a variety of products and gift items created by local artisans and crafters, including hand-made décor, beach apparel, sandals, skincare products, children’s clothing, candles, jewellery and more.

Today, 10am to 2pm, The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/ShoppingSoiree

Abu Dhabi

Concert

Get tickets to see Toshi Reagon with BigLovely and Friends at NYU Abu Dhabi in a celebration of sonic Americana – rock, blues, R&B, country, folk, funk and more – featuring guest sets from Tariq Al Sabir, Josette Newsam-Marchak and Shayna Small performing their own music.

November 2, 8pm, The East Plaza, NYU Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.nyuad-artscenter.org

Abu Dhabi

Fitness fun

Sign up for a fun Halloween event with Guava Pass. Come in your scariest outfit and take part in a Les Mills Zombie-Attack class, then enjoy healthy burgers and salads from Bareburger. There will be prizes for the best costume and a pumpkin-carving contest.

Wednesday, 6.15pm to 8pm, free for Guava Pass members; Dh30 for non-members, Primal Gym, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/GuavaPassME

Register for Halloween fitness fun with Guava Pass and tasty treats from Bareburger. Guava Pass
Register for Halloween fitness fun with Guava Pass and tasty treats from Bareburger. Guava Pass

Dubai

Dance class

Gulf Star Performing Arts Academy is offering free trial dance classes today at Kids HQ, along with 30 minutes of soft play in the play centre before or after any class. Ballet is the foundation for many dance styles and focuses on strength, posture, balance and flexibility. Street dance is a high-energy class that helps develop creativity and musicality with emphasis on rhythm, stretching and technique.

Today, 3.30pm to 4pm for ballet, ages 3 to 5; 4.15pm to 5pm for mini-street-dance, ages 4 to 6; 5pm to 5.45pm for street dance, ages 6 to 8, Kids HQ, Umm Suqeim, Dubai, 054 478 5577, dance@gulfstarsports.com

Abu Dhabi

Fitness event

Today is the last day to register to take part in the 5th Westin Kilomarathon Run – 26.2 km – as part of the Road to Awareness Campaign to benefit Al Jalila Foundation paediatric programme Farah, which provides medical care for children in the UAE who suffer from chronic illnesses. Farah also invests in local medical research of illnesses to develop better treatment options.

October 27, from 7pm, Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, register today at www.premieronline.com

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Dubai

Yoga classes

Take part in the free yoga classes at Marasi Business Bay. Led by instructors from the Piloga Studio, the classes are part of Dubai Properties’ initiative to encourage an active lifestyle and promote physical and mental well-being to improve brain function, reduce stress and promote a sense of wellness.

Sundays and Tuesdays, 7pm for Swing Yoga; Mondays and Wednesdays, 7pm for yoga, Marasi Business Bay, Dubai, register at info@pilogastudio.com

Take part in free yoga classes presented by Dubai Properties and led by Piloga Studio. Dubai Properties
Take part in free yoga classes presented by Dubai Properties and led by Piloga Studio. Dubai Properties

Dubai

Concert

Get tickets to see Take That as they return to Dubai on their Wonderland tour. Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen will perform some of the British pop group’s hit songs (Relight My Fire, Back for Good, Rule the World) as well as new material from their latest album, Wonderland.

November 30, gates open at 5pm, from Dh350, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

Abu Dhabi

Exhibition

Swiss Art Gate UAE presents Equus & Folium by Venezuelan artist Bernardo Nieves and Italian artist Daniela Carletti. The exhibition features Nieves’s large-scale horses, spectacular floating animals that represent elegance and manhood, and Carletti’s digital paintings of leaves, which feature a magical innocence and delicate impressions of animals and insects in the cycle of life.

Daily until March 10, from 12.30pm to 7pm, Mezzaluna restaurant, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, 050 225 1783, www.swissartgateuae.com

Dubai

Fitness event

Sign up for a vertical training event with the charity organisation Gulf for Good and climb 60 floors to the top of Almas Tower. Vertical training is said to be great training for climbing mountains when you can’t get to the mountains. Some of the challenges presented by Gulf for Good, which benefit children’s charities, take place in high altitudes.

Friday, 8am to 9am, free with registration, Almas Tower, JLT, Dubai, register by midnight on October 25 at 04 368 0222, fitness@gulf4good.org

Dubai

Exhibition

Tabari Artspace presents the exhibition Silk Road by Egyptian contemporary artist Mohamed Abla that includes a selection of abstract works that synthesise calligraphy, collage and traditional Middle Eastern techniques in an exploration of folktales from North Africa, the Levant, Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent.Pictured: The White Horse

Daily until November 24, 10am to 8pm, Sundays to Thursdays (closed Fridays and Saturdays), Tabari Artspace, The Gate Village Building 3, Level 2, DIFC, Dubai, 04 323 0820, www.tabariartspace.com

The newly opened gallery Tabari Artspace presents its first exhibition, Silk Road, by Egyptian artist Mohamed Abla (a detail of The White Horse, pictured). Tabari Artspace
The newly opened gallery Tabari Artspace presents its first exhibition, Silk Road, by Egyptian artist Mohamed Abla (a detail of The White Horse, pictured). Tabari Artspace