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10 things to do today: See the exhibition Beautiful World, get tickets for the Dubai Winter Festival, and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates, 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 the exhibition Beautiful World, in which Zayed University student Narjes Noureddine showcases a calligraphy painting created in response to the poem Beautiful World, written by Sheikh Zayed, the founding President of the UAE. Pictured: Narjes Noureddine creating a painting for Beautiful World.

Daily until November 24, 9am to 4pm, Cranleigh Abu Dhabi Senior School, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, register to visit at bit.ly/beautifulworldexhibition

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Abu Dhabi

Fitness classes

Get Driver Fit 2016 continues at venues around Abu Dhabi. Today’s free sporting and fitness sessions include the ladies-only body toning class, a full-body workout that aims to burn fat; and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), which is short circuits at high speed to burn maximum calories.

Today, 11am to noon for body toning, Haddins Fitness, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi; 7 to 8pm for HIIT, Umm Al Emarat Park, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/GetDriverFit

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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

See No White Walls, featuring works created by professional artists in the UAE who have collaborated to develop the art scene in Abu Dhabi by staging exhibitions at venues throughout the city. Pictured: What Do You Do Here by Emily Gordon

• 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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Abu Dhabi

Women’s Fitness

Register now to take part in Al Asayl ladies-only 5K and 10K sunset fun run in the desert with #theADmovement, which ends with a desert BBQ. The race is open to women ages 16 and older, and girls from age 12, who must be accompanied by an adult.

Friday, check in begins at 2pm, race starts at 4pm, Al Asayl Racing and Equestrian Club, near Al Shamkha, Abu Dhabi, register via Instagram at @theADmovement

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Abu Dhabi

#UAEReads

Celebrate the UAE’s Year of Reading at Marina Mall with a book fair, where visitors can spread happiness and share knowledge by contributing pre-read books to support the Wanna Read? initiative led by Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan for children in UAE hospitals. There is also a reading area with bean bags, a book shelf and on-screen digital storytelling sessions for children all day. • Open 10am to 10pm, main exhibition area, Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi, www.marinamall.ae

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Dubai

Art exhibition

See the exhibition Thresholds, in which art critic Murtaza Vali has curated a showcase of works by Sharjah-based painter Mouteea Murad that experiment with the use of mathematics in geometric abstraction, placing emphasis on space and dimension.

Pictured: Trial No 131 The Fibonacci Numerical Sequence

Daily until January 7, 10am to 6pm, Sundays to Thursdays; noon to 6pm on Saturdays (closed Fridays), 11 Ayyam Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 323 6242, www.ayyamgallery.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

See the exhibition Visual Dialogues. The artists Fereydoun Ave and Shaqayeq Arabi continue their ongoing dialogue with one another’s practices, exploring a mutual interest in material, abstraction and the found object. Pictured: Shaqayeq Arabi installation 2

• Daily until December 12, 10am to 6pm, Saturdays to Thursdays, Total Arts, The Courtyard, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 347 5050, [email protected]

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Dubai

Festive event

Get tickets now for the Dubai Winter Festival and take part in a festive celebration that has everything you love about Christmas all in one place, including Santa’s grotto, a tree-lighting ceremony, a festive pantomime, live entertainment, a Christmas market, carolling and a snow-play area.

December 8 to 10, 4pm to 10pm on Thursday; 3pm to 10pm on Friday and Saturday, from Dh70 in advance; Dh85 at the door; additional Dh30 for Santa’s Grotto visit, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, www.dubaiwinterfestival.com

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Sharjah

Art class

Register to take part in a watercolour painting workshop inspired by the works of Emirati artist Abdul Qader Al Rais. Experiment with colours, designs and patterns and observe a demonstration on how to paint local traditional architecture, seascapes and desert scapes. Pictured: an untitled image by Abdul Qader Al Rais.

November 29, 5.30pm to 7pm, Dh30, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, 06 556 6555, [email protected]

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Dubai

Rugby Sevens

Get your tickets now for the Emirates Dubai Rugby Sevens. It is almost time to don the fancy dress, as the world’s best Sevens players hit the pitch for this annual highlight on Dubai’s sporting calendar. Rugby Village will have entertainment, exhibitions and food all day and the popular Rugby Rock concerts keep fans dancing all night long.

December 1 to 3, from 7.30am, free on Thursday; from Dh300 when pre-purchased for Friday or Saturday; Dh500 for season ticket, The Sevens Stadium, Dubai, www.ticketmaster.ae

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