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10 things to do today: Head to Yas Marina for a festival, check out an art exhibition in Dubai and more

Stuck for things to do today? Why not head to a festival at Yas Marina or visit an art exhibition in Dubai? Click through the full list to check out some ideas:

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Abu Dhabi

Cultural festival

Head to Yas Marina for Pick N Mix – Boho Spirit, an event that lets visitors pick among activities and experiences based on this month’s lifestyle theme “wild at heart, gypsy soul” and mix them into a personal itinerary for the day, including live music, lifestyle, garden games, watersports, workouts and more.

Today, 3-7pm, free entrance, Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.tinybeanevents.com

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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

See the exhibition No White Walls, in which professional artists in the UAE have collaborated on an initiative to develop the art scene in Abu Dhabi by staging exhibitions at venues throughout the city. Pictured: Gazing Upward by Julia Ibbini

• Open 9am-9pm, main arts corridor, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Between the Bridges, Abu Dhabi, 02 645 3333, www.facebook.com/NoWhiteWallsUAE

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Nationwide

New movie

Watch the new film Hacksaw Ridge, which is directed by Mel Gibson and stars Andrew Garfield as Desmond Doss, a pacifist and American army medic in the Second World War, who served during the Battle of Okinawa and refused to kill on grounds of being a conscientious objector.

• Screening at cinemas across the UAE including Vox Cinemas, Cine Royal, CinemaCity and Reel Cinemas. (15+)

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Abu Dhabi

Beach run

Register for a beach run hosted by ActiveLife by Daman, in which runners of all abilities and ages can enjoy the non-timed event on the sand, as well as the carnival atmosphere in the festival village, including food, music, entertainment and activities. Plus, all participants will receive a finishers medal and a New Balance T-shirt.

Friday, from 2pm, Dh159, 1.8km family run; 3.6km fun run; 7.2km serious run, Abu Dhabi Beach opposite Urban Park, www.beachrunseries.com

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Abu Dhabi

Amusement park

Visit Ferrari World Abu Dhabi after 6pm and take advantage of the Winning Spirit Free-View Offer to enter without paying admission fees, and just “pay as you go” for rides and attractions with flat-rate pricing, including Dh175 general entry, Dh125 for family rides, Dh100 for advance simulator and Dh50 for the Karting Academy.

• Offer valid until December 3, from 6pm to 11pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.ferrariworldabudhabi.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

Visual Dialogues opens today at Total Arts. The artists Fereydoun Ave and Shaqayeq Arabi continue their ongoing dialogue exploring a mutual interest in material, abstraction and the found object. Pictured: A quilt by Fereydoun Ave

• Opens today, noon to 7pm, then runs daily until December 12, 10am-6pm Saturdays to Thursdays, Total Arts, The Courtyard, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 347 5050, www.courtyard-uae.com

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Dubai

Cycling event

Register to take part in the Journey of Hope, a cycling event through all seven emirates, sanctioned by the UAE Cycling Federation in association with Emirates Red Crescent, in which cyclists of all abilities can take part in the three-day road event that raises money for patients requiring emergency surgery.

• December 1-3, from 6am, Fujairah on day one; Ras Al Khaimah to Sharjah on day two; Dubai to Abu Dhabi on day three, register at www.premieronline.com

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Dubai

Coffee morning

Make plans to attend a coffee morning with Art Couture as part of the exhibition Art4Health, which focuses on art as a form of holistic therapy and features works by Sharon White. Join Dru Campbell (pictured), senior midwife from HealthBay and Andrea Guy from Out of the Blues, who will speak on pre- and post-natal support.

• Tomorrow, 11am to 1pm, lobby level, The Event Centre by InterContinental, Dubai Festival City, Dubai, register at [email protected]

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Dubai

Organic market

Buy locally grown seasonal organic produce at Ripe Market, along with other organic items, including juices, superfoods, honey, eggs and pantry items. There are also artisanal stalls featuring crafts, fashion and jewellery as well as fitness workshops, live entertainment, yoga, children’s activities and more.

• Today, 3pm to 9pm, Al Barsha Pond Park, Al Barsha, Dubai, www.ripeme.com

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Dubai

Writing class

Sign up to take part in an intensive creative writing studio led by writer Dina Hardy. The course explores all genres and participants will learn tips and tricks for becoming a more productive writer through exercises and discussions.

• November 20, 23, 27 and 30, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, ages 17+, Dh900 for four sessions, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, www.ductac.org

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