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10 things to do today: Sign up for the Yas Mall Walkathon, visit Bounce Abu Dhabi, and more

A guide of things to do today in the UAE.

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Abu Dhabi

Tennis

Get tickets now for the Mubadala World Tennis Championship and see top players, including Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Tomáš Berdych, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Milos Raonic and David Goffin, who will be in the capital for the championship.

December 29 to 31, from 4pm on December 29 and 30; from 1am on December 31, from Dh100 for a one-day ticket; Dh1,300 for a three-day package, International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, tickets at www.ticketmaster.ae or 800 35274

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Abu Dhabi

Walkathon

Sign up to take part in the Yas Mall Walkathon, which celebrates the 45th National Day with a family-friendly 10-km indoor walk. You can dress in the colours of the UAE flag, but be sure to dress for comfort and physical activity in practical sportswear.

December 2, 8am, Town Square, Yas Mall, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/YasMall

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Abu Dhabi

Art talk

Register to attend a Muntada session presented by the Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation as part of the Abu Dhabi Art 2016. The discussion will explore cultural and creative expression as a means to effect social change. Speakers include French-Tunisian calligraffiti artist eL Seed (pictured, Perception), Emirati conceptual artist Zeinab Al Hashemi and American sculptor and public artist Ralph Helmick.

Saturday, from 4pm, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Cultural District, Abu Dhabi, www.shf.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

See Invisible Threads: Technology and its Discontents. Fifteen international artists present works that explore the tensions that emerge in our everyday relationships with technology. Pictured: The Animal that Looks Like a Llama but is Really an Alpaca by Ai Wei Wei

Daily until December 31, noon-8pm, Mondays to Saturdays (closed on Sundays), NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 628 8000, www.nyuad-artgallery.org

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Abu Dhabi

Trampolining

Visit Bounce Abu Dhabi and enjoy an indoor adventure that includes a 40-metre slide, a zip line, a freefall experience, free-jumping among 50 interconnected trampolines, dodgeball, slam-dunk basketball and more. On Tuesdays, play for two hours when you pay for one during the After School Sessions.

Open 10am to 10pm, from Dh80 per hour, Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi, www.bounce.ae

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Dubai

Diabetes walk

Today is the last day to register for the Beat Diabetes Walk. The 3km event aims to raise awareness about diabetes in the region and includes free blood glucose tests, fitness challenges, Zumba, yoga and dance routines, plus a DJ, live entertainment and healthy snacks.

Friday, gates open at 7am, walk begins at 8am, Dh20 for ages 14 and older; Dh10 for ages 8 to 14; free for ages 7 and under, Zabeel Park, Dubai, register by November 15 at www.beatdiabetes.me

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Dubai

Art exhibition

See the exhibition Recollection for a Room, in which Kamrooz Aram presents ornamental and patterned paintings as well as sculptures that explore the significance of how objects are displayed in museums. Pictured: Reluctant Descent

Daily until January 15, 10am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed on Fridays), Green Art Gallery, Street 8, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 346 9305, www.gagallery.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

In Migration Stories, Farzad Kohan records the experiences of migrants who have resettled in the United States or Europe from the Middle East, detailing their stories with text-based paintings written in American Typewriter font. Pictured: Migration Stories #19

Opens today, 7pm to 9pm, then runs daily until February 23, 10am to 8pm, Sundays to Thursdays; noon-8pm on Saturdays (closed on Fridays), Ayyam Gallery, Gate Village Building 3, DIFC, Dubai, 04 439 2395, www.ayyamgallery.com

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Dubai

Musical performance

See a performance of Les Misérables, the blockbuster West End musical based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel set in 1815 France, and featuring the songs I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own and One Day More.

Daily until December 3, 8pm on weekdays; 2.30pm and 8pm on Fridays; 2pm and 7.30pm on Saturdays (no shows on November 20 and 27), from Dh275, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com

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Dubai

Jewellery class

Apply to take part in a basic jewellery-making and design workshop with 55Fifty7, The Design Studio by Azza Fahmy and Dubai Design District. From Sketch to Jewellery is an intensive metalwork course that focuses on a variety of techniques. The course is open to everyone and no previous experience is required.

December 4 to 8, from Dh5,000 for materials, casting and tool rental, Building 8, Studio 402, Dubai Design District (d3),

Dubai, register at www.dubaidesigndistrict.com

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