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10 things to do today: Book tickets to a James Bond exhibit, see the new horror film Havenhurst, and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for November 29, 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

Visit The Galleria on Al Maryah Island and see an exhibition by photographer Mark Luscombe-Whyte, who specialises in Arab architecture, including images of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Enjoy a journey through the capital and a brief history of the Arab world through his award-winning photography. Pictured: An image of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Opens today and runs daily until December 6, 10am to midnight, The Great Room near Almaz by Momo, The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, www.thegalleria.ae

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Dubai

Exhibition

Book tickets to visit Designing 007: Fifty Years of James Bond Style, which features an array of exhibitions and experiences focusing on the design and style of the James Bond franchise, including music, gadgets, vehicles, technology, fashion and more from the past half a century.

Daily until February 13, 10am to 11pm, Dh125 for adults; Dh90 for children, The Annex, Burj Khalifa, enter from The Armani Hotel or LG in The Dubai Mall, Dubai, www.jamesbondexhibition-dubai.com

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Nationwide

New movie

Havenhurst is the story of Jackie (Julie Benz), a troubled woman who is released from rehab and given a job and flat in Havenhurst, a gothic building. The former resident, someone Jackie befriended in rehab, has disappeared without a trace. Soon enough, as Jackie tries to get back on her feet, she finds herself confronting a terrifying evil. Also starring Fionnula Flanagan, Danielle Harris and Belle Shouse.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (15+)

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Dubai

Kids’ camp

Register your children, ages 5 to 11, for the Ductac Threads Winter Camp, where they can explore the connections between world cultures through artistic expressions. Activities include painting, weaving, printmaking, image transfer, typography, design, clay modelling and sculpture.

December 18 to 29, from 9.15am to 1.30pm, Dh1,000 per week, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 04 371 4777, www.ductac.org

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Abu Dhabi

Cultural activities

Visit Al Zeina today for cultural activities and festivities. Traditional Ayala dancers will perform, there will be camel rides, falcon shows, UAE-themed 3-D live art workshops, henna painting, arts and crafts display and a kids’ corner with entertainment, face-painting in national colours, a roaming parade, traditional Arabian hospitality and more.

Today, 4pm to 9pm, Al Zeina, Abu Dhabi; Thursday, 4pm to 9pm at Shams Boutik and Gardens Plaza, Abu Dhabi; Friday, 4pm to 9pm at New Al Falah, Village 5, Abu Dhabi, connect.aldar.com

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Abu Dhabi

Golf event

Get tickets now for the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, one of the biggest events on the European Tour, which attracts some of golf’s most ­famous names, including Henrik Stenson, Danny Willett, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Rickie ­Fowler.

January 19 to 22, gates open at 6.45am, from Dh50 for a one-day pass, Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, www.abudhabigolfchampionship.com

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Dubai

Film screening

Seraphine by Martin Provost is being shown as part of the Ciné-­Débat series presented by ­Alliance Française Dubai, which features a francophone movie followed by a discussion of the film. In the 2008 French-Belgian film, Louis (Yolande Moreau) is a maid for rich families who keeps secret her passion and talent for painting. When a German art collector, Wilhelm Uhde (Ulrich Tukur), discovers her works, he becomes determined to present her to the world. The film is in French with English subtitles.

Tonight, 8pm, free, auditorium, Alliance Française Dubai, Oud Metha, 04 335 8712, www.afdubai.org

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Dubai

Film screening

See the horror film Under the Shadow, presented by Alserkal Avenue, Cinema Akil and Front Row Filmed Entertainment, and enjoy a Q&A with the director, Babak Anvari, and producer Lucan Toh. The film is set in 1980s war-torn Tehran. After her husband is sent to the front line, Shideh (Narges Rashidi) and her daughter, Dorsa (Avin Manshadi), struggle to cope with life after the revolution. When a bomb hits their home, but doesn’t explode, a mysterious entity – a neighbour suggests it may be a djinn – appears to be haunting their home and threatens to possess Dorsa. The film, in Farsi, with subtitles, is Britain’s official entry in the Best Foreign Language Feature category for the Academy Awards and is listed among Rotten Tomatoes’ Top 100 Horror Movies.

Today, from 7pm, The Yard, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.cinemaakil.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

See abstract works and photographs of nature by Palestinian Omani Sara Nimer, in the exhibition Peace With Nature. Nimer paints in the rain in Dubai, using acrylic inks, letting the water fall onto the colour to find its own levels and shapes, which she then reworks in the open air or her studio. Pictured: An untitled image by Sara Nimer

Daily until January 3, open all day, Monda Gallery, Sofitel The Palm Resort & Spa, Dubai, www.mondagallery.com

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Dubai

Kids’ classes

Register your children, ages 3 months to 4 years, for Music Monkeys interactive musical education classes, which will be available in Dubai early next year with the Creature Comforts term. They focus on animal-themed songs i. A free trial class will take place on Sunday, December 4, to introduce parents to the class structure.

Term begins January 15, various timings and prices, Kids HQ activity centre, Al Barsha; Fitness First, The Meadows; The Helen O’Grady Drama Studio, Jumeirah, Dubai, book for the free trial class at [email protected]

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