x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 23 January 2018

Five things to do today: Abu Dhabi Book Fair or win a trip to New York

Everyday we create a list of five things for you to in the UAE. Today: attend a spoken word performance at the Abu Dhabi Book Fair, order Lebanese food or win a trip to New York at Dubai Mall.

Abu Dhabi Book Fair. Micaela Colace for The National
Abu Dhabi Book Fair. Micaela Colace for The National

checkout the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair and enjoy a variety of events reflecting the literary and cultural scene of the UAE, the Middle East and the world, including panel discussions, poetry readings, spoken-word performances, talks, book signings and more. Until tomorrow, from 9am to 10pm, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, 30th Street (Khaleej Al Arabi), www.adbookfair.com

enjoy a film with your baby at lower volume and with increased lighting. This morning, Foodfight! will be shown at 10.15am at both Dalma and Khalidiyah malls in Abu Dhabi. At 10.45am, The Host will be screened at Khalidiya Mall. Or catch Emperor at 11.45am at Dalma Mall. Visit www.cineroyal.ae for more information

leave your lunch at home this week and order from Arlequin's Diva instead. The daily lunch menu includes great homemade Lebanese specialities that come with a side salad and Arabic bread. Dh40 per person, Arlequin's Diva, behind Sheraton Khalidiya, Abu Dhabi, 02 666 6855, www.arlequin.ae

head to The Village, the denim district at The Dubai Mall, to enjoy a promotion that gives shoppers and diners who spend Dh300 at The Village a chance to win a trip to New York City. If that doesn't strike your fancy, there are performances by DJ Bliss, tap dancers, graffiti artists and a jazz band, plus fashion shows, giveaways and more. Daily until April 30

hear a talk by leading international curators and artists who are visiting Dubai as part of Campus Art Dubai, a six-month programme of courses for UAE-based artists and curators. Starts at 6.30pm, free, The Pavilion, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, 04 447 7025, www.pavilion.ae

* Compiled by Ellen Fortini