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Top 10: Visit the opening day of the Winterland Carnival at du Forum, the winter camp at Flip Out Dubai continues, and more
Visit the opening day of the du Forum Winterland Carnival and enjoy family-friendly wintry attractions including a snow park, an ice slide, snowmen, snowball fights, a magical forest, a miniature train, seasonal market and food trucks serving a variety of international cuisines.
Daily until Sunday, 2pm to 10pm daily; 2pm to 12.30am on Sunday, du Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.yasisland.ae
Women can enjoy an evening of ladies-only fitness at GoYas, presented by Daman ActiveLife, at Yas Marina Circuit, which is shortened to three kilometres and staffed by women to protect the privacy of participants. Walk, jog, run or cycle around the track. Bicycles are available for either rent or borrow.
Tonight, 7pm to 10pm, free with registration, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, register at www.yasmarinacircuit.com
The exhibition 10 Years of Emirates Photography Competition features two sections: Spotlight, which showcases works by 10 of the best Emirati and international photographers in areas such as nature, wildlife, portraits, sports, colour and travel, and Through Time, a selection of photos shortlisted in previous years. Pictured: Family Album, 2016 by Andi Halil of Indonesia
Daily until March 31, 9am to 8pm, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 657 5800, www.saadiyatculturaldistrict.ae
Dubai Ice Rink Snowfest features a wonderland of children’s activities, a winter festive market where you can find gifts and accessories, and tasty treats such as desserts made with liquid nitrogen. Enjoy the snow-play zone, slope and more snowy fun.
Daily until January 5, 10am to midnight, free entry to festive market; access to activities via waitlist or upon market purchase, Dubai Ice Rink, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, 04 448 5111, www.dubaiicerink.com
Register your children ages 3-18 for the City Football Schools term, where boys and girls can learn skills as well as the importance of good fitness. Sessions are organised based on level of ability, allowing each player to be challenged to reach their full potential.
Starts January 7, then runs until March 1, various prices and timings, Zayed Sports City; Emirates Palace; NYU Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, 056 420 5685, www.uae.cityfootballschool.com
Catch the final day of the Zayed Sports City Family Festival, which includes hands-on activities in the Discovery Adventures Zone, Lego City, Nutty Scientists, virtual reality games, ZSC Academy sports sessions, a heritage village, arts and crafts, food trucks, face-painting, an Aladdin stage show and more, for all ages.
Today, 3pm to 10pm, free with registration, between the tennis and football stadiums, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, registration required at www.zscfamilyfest.ae
See the exhibition Melody in Meditation featuring cubist works by Ria Sharma that reflect the artist’s belief that identity lies in achieving higher consciousness. The acrylic and oil mixed-media artworks reflect a spiritual connection, with objects broken and reassembled in simplified, geometric forms.
Daily until Sunday, 10am to 10pm, Z Gallery, Four Points by Sheraton, Dubai, www.fourpointssheikhzayedroad.com
Flip Out Dubai introduces its winter camp for children, featuring trampolining, parkour and 3-D wall-running, as well as activities such as bubble-soccer, archery tag, dodgeball, volleyball, football and basketball. Children age 5 to teenagers will enjoy the energising experience in a supervised environment, in which they can make friends, develop fitness and learn stunts and tricks.
Runs until January 4, 9.30am to 2pm, Sundays to Thursdays (except January 1), from Dh140 per four-hour session, packages available, snacks included, Flip Out, Al Quoz, Dubai, 600 567 568, www.flipout.ae
Get up to 40 per cent discount on tickets to select performances of La Perle by Dragone until the end of the month. The live theatrical show combines artistic performances, imagery, technology, aquatic and aerial feats, as well as special effects. The show is inspired by Dubai’s culture and history.
Offer valid until Sunday, 7pm and 9.30pm today and tomorrow; 4pm and 7pm on Saturday; 8pm on Sunday, various prices from Dh360, Al Habtoor City, Dubai, 800 517373, www.laperle.com
The latest instalment of the Perspective: Art Exhibition series is Maqam Al Saba by Maysa Mohammed, which showcases 30 images by the Syrian artist that narrate a story of the cultural and social landscape of her country. The bright colours and playful art represent the belief that despite the pain, there is room for life. Pictured: Maqam Al Saba 1 by Maysa Mohammed
Daily until January 31, 10am to 10pm, Le Patio, St Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, www.stregisdubai.com