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Top 10: Register to run a 5K or 10K run at Zayed Sports City, see the Lebanese film Caramel at Alliance Francaise Dubai, and more
Register now to take part in the ADCB ZSC 5K&10K Run presented by Daman ActiveLife. The event is for all ages and fitness levels and encourages runners to achieve their personal best, whether by simply completing the course or setting a record. The course is run within the closed roads of Zayed Sports City, with one lap for the 5K and two laps for the 10K race.
Friday, from 7.30am, from Dh180 for adults; from Dh120 for children, tennis stadium, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, register at www.premieronline.com
Make plans to attend morning yoga by Bodytree Studio tomorrow at Manarat Al Saadiyat. The weekly class will focus on deepening your breath, opening your joints and strengthening your muscles. Vinyasa flow encourages a discovery of the mind-body connection.
Mondays, 8.30am to 9.30am, from Dh70 per class, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.saadiyatculturaldistrict.ae
Visit the Manchester City FanZone at Zayed Sports City for a fun-filled family evening watching Manchester City face Liverpool in an English Premier League match. There will be activities and competitions before the game and at halftime, and refreshments will be available. One fan will also get the chance to win a signed shirt by Manchester City player Kyle Walker.
Tonight, doors open at 7.15pm; kick-off at 8pm, free entry, Pitch 15, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, www.mancity.com/campaigns/official-screening-event
Plan to attend this weekend’s The Festival at Masdar City, as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. The annual event offers family fun through educational activities on sustainability and recycling, taking place at various zones such as The Greenhouse and The Arcade Alley. Other attractions include organic products, workshops, music and food stalls.
Friday and Saturday, 10am to 10pm on Friday; 10am to 8pm on Saturday, Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, www.masdar.ae
Catch the final day of Community and Critique: SEAF 2017/17 Cohort 4, an exhibition of works by 15 artists marking the culmination of the year-long Salama bint Hamdan Emerging Artists Fellowship programme. A fundamental pillar of the programme is critique and this exhibition welcomes public engagement in the process.
Today, 10am-8pm, Warehouse421, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, www.warehouse421.ae
The Laughter Factory‘s Dysfunctional Family Tour wraps up in Dubai this week. The seven remaining shows feature Carmen Lynch from New York, Mark Nelson from Scotland and Luke Toulson from England.
January 15, 8pm, Jekyll & Hyde, Currency House, DIFC, Dubai; January 17, 8pm, Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi; January 18, 7pm (early show), ON42, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City; 9pm (late show), Grand Millennium Barsha, Dubai; January 19, 7pm (early show), Jumeirah Golf Estate, Dubai; 9pm (late show), DoubleTree by Hilton Business Bay, Dubai, Dh140, ages 21+, www.platinumlist.net
Enjoy a screening of the 2007 film Caramel by Lebanese director-actress Nadine Labaki, as part of the monthly Arab Cinema Rendezvous series presented by Alliance Française Dubai, to illustrate the cinematographic offerings of selected countries. This romantic comedy tells the story of five women in a Beirut beauty salon who each have a personal problem and rely on their sisterhood to deal with their issues. The film is in French with English subtitles.
Today, free entry, 10am, auditorium, Alliance Française Dubai, Oud Metha, Dubai, www.afdubai.org
Showcase Gallery presents the exhibition Limitless featuring abstract impressionist paintings by Areej Rajab, who offers a candid look at how the subtleties of her surroundings inspire her. Unbound by genre and style, Rajab’s works are characterised by dynamic brush strokes and the discovery of patterns in a chaotic world.
Daily until February 5, 10am to 6pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Showcase Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 379 0940, www.showcaseuae.com
Get tickets now for the Dubai Jazz Festival, The headliners on the opening night are Duran Duran (Rio, Hungry Like the Wolf, Ordinary World), followed by John Legend (All of Me, You & I) on the second, and Ricky Martin (Livin’ La Vida Loca, Vente Pa’ Ca) on the final night. More acts will be announced. The event features musicians in the jazz, blues and pop genres.
February 21 to 23, from 6pm, from Dh300, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai, www.ticketmaster.ae
Sign up to for a three-hour day hike at Wadi Helou, Fujairah, with Gulf for Good, the not-for-profit organisation that offers global challenges and local and regional fitness events. The hike starts at the archaeological site, with views of the village ruins, before heading to the fort and the summit. Of moderate difficulty, it features many vistas of natural beauty.
Friday, meeting at 6.15am at ENBD/Eppco station on the E66 Al Ain Road, Dubai, hike from 8.15am, from Dh100; free for Gulf for Good challengers, ages 14+, Fujairah, register by noon on Thursday at 04 368 0222, email@example.com