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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 11 December 2018

Top 10: See the exhibition Equus & Folium at Mezzaluna, register for a perfume-making workshop at Warehouse421

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Swiss Art Gate UAE presents Equus & Folium, which features works including Summer C by Daniela Carletti (a detail, pictured). Courtesy Swiss Art Gate UAE
Swiss Art Gate UAE presents Equus & Folium, which features works including Summer C by Daniela Carletti (a detail, pictured). Courtesy Swiss Art Gate UAE

Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

Swiss Art Gate UAE presents Equus & Folium by Venezuelan artist Bernardo Nieves and Italian artist Daniela Carletti. The exhibition features Nieves’ 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. Pictured: A detail of Summer C by Daniela Carletti

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

Abu Dhabi

Workshop

Warehouse421 presents a perfume-making workshop led by artist Mona Haddad as part of the Summer Camp programme. Teenagers and their families will enjoy this living art of the Emirates and will learn about how various forms of perfumes are created in the region, based on old family recipes.

Tomorrow, 3pm to 6pm, Dh50, Warehouse421, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, www.warehouse421.ae

Nationwide

New movie

The film 6 Days is set in April 1980, when armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in London, taking 26 hostages. The hostage-takers made demands over the course of six days, while a group of SAS soldiers prepared for a raid. Action, starring Mark Strong, Jamie Bell, Abbie Cornish, Emun Elliott, Martin Shaw and Tim Pigott-Smith.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (PG-15)

Abu Dhabi

Fitness venue

Head to Yas Island for TrainYas and enjoy a walk, jog, run or bike around the 5.55km Yas Marina Circuit during the cooler evening temperatures. Bikes and helmets are available for rent from Fun Ride Sports and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi provides 400 bikes available to borrow.

Tonight, 6pm to 10pm, free with registration, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 800 927, register at www.yasmarinacircuit.com

Take a bike ride, walk, jog or run around the 5.55km Yas Marina Circuit tonight at TrainYas. Delores Johnson / The National
Take a bike ride, walk, jog or run around the 5.55km Yas Marina Circuit tonight at TrainYas. Delores Johnson / The National

Dubai

Summer Surprises

Summer Bazaar ‘17 is a cultural market offering shopping experiences from cultures around the world, including handicrafts, apparel, beauty products, perfumes and oud, home appliances, accessories, toys and baby items. Food outlets offer a variety of local and international cuisine options to enjoy. The event runs alongside Modhesh World and Truckers Summer Warehouse at Dubai World Trade Centre as part of Dubai Summer Surprises.

Daily until September 4, 3pm to 11pm, free entry, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, www.facebook.com/SummerBazaarDXB

Dubai

Performance

Get tickets to see a performance by South African singer/songwriter Johnny Clegg, who brings his final world tour, The Final Journey, to Dubai Opera. For more than 40 years, Clegg has pioneered a musical style that blends western pop with African Zulu rhythms, helping to break down barriers in South Africa. Hit songs include Great Heart, The Crossing and I Call Your Name.

September 20, from Dh250, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com

Dubai

Film screening

Book tickets to see Emirati filmmaker Abdulla Al Kaabi’s award-winning debut feature film Only Men Go to the Grave presented by Diff365@Vox. The film is set after the Iraq-Iran war in 1988, when a blind mother welcomes her estranged daughters home to tell them a secret, but dies in the process. During her funeral, the sisters attempt to figure out her secret, looking for clues from visitors. Then a peculiar encounter makes them question everything about their mother’s life.

Opens Thursday, then runs daily until August 23, 7.15pm, from Dh45, Cinema 9, Vox Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, www.voxcinemas.com

Book tickets to see Emirati filmmaker Abdulla Al Kaabi's Only Men Go to the Grave as part of the Diff365@Vox series. Courtesy DIFF
Book tickets to see Emirati filmmaker Abdulla Al Kaabi's Only Men Go to the Grave as part of the Diff365@Vox series. Courtesy DIFF

Dubai

Lifestyle event

Live@5 continues at Dubai Design District (d3), with a collection of fashion retailers, art galleries and dining venues, offering a variety of promotions, products and experiences. Try organic gelato, visit a Japanese lifestyle culture shop, enjoy Italian street-style dining, plus Afghan sweets and rugs, an Egyptian art gallery and much more.

Open until August 30, 5pm to 8pm, Sundays to Thursdays, Dubai Design District, Dubai, www.dubaidesigndistrict.com

Sharjah

Kids’ camp

Coral Beach Resort Sharjah Summer Camp features activities for children ages 4 to 11 including nature crafts, kids’ fitness classes, swimming and educational and fun trips in the Northern Emirates with healthy meals and snacks.

Runs until August 30, 9am to 4pm for ages 4 to 11; 7.30am to 2pm for ages 1 to 3, from Dh120 daily for Coral Beach Resort members; Dh150 daily for non-members; Dh450 weekly for members; Dh550 weekly for non-members, Coral Beach Resort Sharjah, Sharjah, 06 522 9999, www.hmhhotelgroup.com/coralbeachresortsharjah

Dubai

Afternoon tea

Book your spot at the Saturday afternoon tea in Crystal Lounge at Rixos Premium Dubai. Enjoy the sounds of live piano music and indulge in canapes, baklava and Turkish delights with a selection of tea or signature coffee.

Saturdays, 3pm to 7pm, from Dh190, Crystal Lounge, ground floor, Rixos Premium Dubai, The Walk, JBR, Dubai, 04 520 0000, www.rixos.com