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10 things to do today: attend No White Walls exhibition, buy Elton John tickets and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for November 27, 2016, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun.

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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

See No White Walls, featuring works created by professional artists in the UAE who have collaborated on an initiative to develop the art scene in Abu Dhabi by staging exhibitions at venues throughout the city. Pictured: Prismatic City by Karine Roche

Daily until December 30, 9am to 9pm, main arts corridor, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Between the Bridges, Abu Dhabi, 02 645 3333, www.facebook.com/NoWhiteWallsUAE

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Dubai

Concert

Buy tickets now to see Elton John and His Band. The legendary British musician returns to the UAE with his first live show in Dubai, as part of his Wonderful Crazy Night Tour. His hits include Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, I’m Still Standing and Your Song.

December 15, gates open at 5pm, from Dh295, Autism Rocks Arena, Dubai Outlet Mall, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

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Dubai

Ballet gala

Get tickets now for the Grand Ballet Gala. Les Ballets de France, an internationally acclaimed dance ensemble and France’s premier private ballet company, presents a show consisting of several scenes from popular ballet performances such as Le Corsaire and Coppelia, and contemporary pieces such as Boléro and Requiem.

Friday and Saturday, 8pm on Friday; 3pm and 8pm on Saturday, Dh150, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

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Dubai

Art exhibition

Iconic Photographs of Asia is presented by award-winning American photographer Steve McCurry, who is known for his iconic images that draw the viewer into the frame. The images he presents in this exhibition share a culture and its people, capturing tales of the human condition and telling stories. Pictured: Girl With a New Coat, Tibet, 2011

Daily until January 10, 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

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Nationwide

Movie

In Echoes of War, confederate soldier Wade Riley (James Badge Dale) returns home after the Civil War to the quiet Texas countryside. There, he discovers his neighbour, Randall McCluskey (William Forsythe), a down-on-his-luck cattleherder, has been stealing from Wade’s family, and takes matters into his own hands, sparking another war. Drama, also starring Ethan Embry and Maika Monroe.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (TBA)

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Abu Dhabi

Festive market

Visit the annual Christmas Shopping Soiree and find something for everyone on your holiday shopping list. There will be a selection of crafts items from local artisans at this Christmas-themed pop-up shop, including wrapping paper, cards, decorations and gifts for the whole family. Today, 10am to 2pm, The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, [email protected]

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Dubai

Multimedia

See In Between Wars, a multimedia installation that aims to highlight the human cost of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, as evidenced by what Médecins Sans Frontières teams witness in the field, collecting testimonies and healing physical and psychological wounds.

Daily until November 29, 10am to 8pm, Mondays to Thursdays and Saturdays; 2pm to 8pm, Fridays (closed Sundays), thejamjar, Street 17A, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 341 7303, www.thejamjardubai.com

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Abu Dhabi

Yasalam

Catch the final day of Yasalam fun on the Corniche. Visit the F1 Fanzone for family-friendly motorsport activities, simulators and more. The Urban Art Zone is brimming with creative opportunities for visitors, starting at 4pm, with food, music and more. At 5pm, watch on big screens the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the last race of the season, and find out who will be crowned the 2016 F1 World Champion.

From 4pm, free entry, West Plaza, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, www.yasalam.ae

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Dubai

Festive market and book signing

Visit the Dubai Ladies Bazaar Christmas Market and discover a true French shopping experience in Dubai. Find fashion, make-up, design and more. Plus, at 10.30am, author Sabine Blanchard will attend a book signing for her comic-strip book Diary of a Parisian in Dubai. The English-language book features the UAE adventures of Betty, who shares her wanderlust and imaginary world with humour.

Today, 8.30am to 5pm, free entry, La Médiatheque, Alliance Française Dubai, Oud Metha, Dubai, 04 335 8712, www.afdubai.org

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Abu Dhabi

Classics concert

Book tickets now for Jordi Savall – Ibn Battuta: The Voyager of Islam II, Travels Through India and China, which is presented as part of the Abu Dhabi Classics series. Savall returns to the capital with performers from India and China to present this sequel to his previous show, based on music that traveller Ibn Battuta heard during his visits to royal courts, palaces, public places and small villages. Readings from Ibn Battuta’s travel journal will complement the performances.

January 13 and January 15, 8pm on January 13, from Dh100, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi; 8pm, on January 15, from D80, Bin Hamooda Fort, Al Ain, www.abudhabiclassics.ae

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