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Top 10: The song Power by Exo is added to The Dubai Fountain show, Yas Marina Circuit is open for TrainYas fitness, and more
Head to Dubai Fountain today, where the hit song Power by the K-Pop band Exo will become part of the fountain’s regular playlist, which also includes songs such as Thriller by Michael Jackson and I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston.
Tonight, from 5.30pm, fountain show from 6pm, The Dubai Fountain, Downtown Dubai, www.facebook.com/TheDubaiFountain
TrainYas by Daman ActiveLife is a weekly event that will help you get or stay fit this winter, with a walk, jog, run or ride around the 5.55km Yas Marina Circuit. Rent bikes and helmets from Fun Ride Sports or take advantage of the 400 bikes made available to borrow from Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
Tuesdays, 6pm to 10pm, free with registration, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, register at www.yasmarinacircuit.com
Early-bird tickets are available today for the Sunset Music Festival, featuring headliners Blackstreet (No Diggity, Don’t Leave Me, Before I Let You Go) and Dru Hill (These Are the Times, Share My World, Never Make a Promise), as well as homegrown artists from Dubai, including rap/R&B performer Moh Flow and hip-hop group The Recipe.
February 16, 5pm to 11pm, from Dh150 for early-bird tickets today; then Dh195, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, www.platinumlist.net
Yas Waterworld and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi offer UAE residents double the fun with their two-days-two-parks pass, which lets you access the rides, attractions, simulators, shows and festivities of the Ferrari-branded theme park, as well as the more than 40 rides, slides and attractions in the waterpark, which is inspired by the country’s pearl-diving heritage.
See The Trucial Scouts: Life and Times, an exhibition presented by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi that celebrates the brigade’s humanitarian work and active social role, as well as the major part it has played in the UAE’s history and heritage. See artefacts from the 1950s to the 1970s that are on loan from the Armed Forces Museum & Military History Centre, including weapons, uniforms and utensils.
Daily until April 28, 9am to 5pm, Tuesdays to Thursdays and Saturdays and Sundays; 3pm to 5pm on Fridays, Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain, www.visitalain.ae
Sign up to take part in the Balance Series, presented by The Room and Abu Dhabi Sports Council. The event includes a range of fitness and wellness activities including Spinning classes, cardio, yoga, Pilates, meditation, sports massage, body composition analysis, kids’ activities, a buffet and lots more.
January 27, noon to 8pm, Yas Links, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 444 4945, register at www.theroom.ae/the-balance-series/
Register your children in age groups 7 to 10 and 11 to 18 for the spring term of the Young Artist Programme at thejamjar, where they will focus on theme of society in art, and will learn techniques such as poster-making, screen-printing, illustration, stencil-art and photography.
Starts tomorrow, then runs until February 24, 10am to noon and 12.30pm to 2.30pm on Saturdays; 4.30pm to 6.30pm on Wednesdays, from Dh1,600 including all materials, thejamjar, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 341 7303, firstname.lastname@example.org
Register to join the charity organisation Gulf for Good for the Urban Trails cycling event, which lets you discover Dubai with a route that starts at Meydan. The event is good training for Gulf for Good’s cycling challenges in Vietnam, Cambodia and Zambia.
Saturday, 8am to 11am, free, ages 16+, Meydan, Dubai, register by Thursday at 11am at 04 368 0222, email@example.com
Catch the opening of Geiko & Maiko of Kyoto, a photography exhibition by Robert van Koesveld. The travel and cultural photographer spent five years capturing images of traditional communities in Japan, as well as the skilled artists who preserve customs that date back centuries. Van Koesveld, a former psychotherapist, aims to communicate the atmosphere of a place, and create portraits that show the quality of presence in his subjects.
Opens today, 7pm, then runs daily until March 16, 10am to 7pm, Sundays to Thursdays (closed Fridays and Saturdays), The Empty Quarter, Building 2, DIFC Gate Village, Dubai, 04 323 1210, www.theemptyquarter.com
Book tickets to attend RedFestDXB, which features a line-up of international performers over two days, starting with The Chainsmokers (Closer, Roses, Something Just Like This), Russ, Kelli-Leigh and Anthony Touma on Thursday, while Friday sees Kesha (TiK ToK, C’Mon, Timber), Marshmello, Bebe Rexha and Craig David.
February 8 and 9, from 6pm on February 8; from 4pm on February 9, from Dh395, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai, www.redfestdxb.com