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10 things to do today: Book tickets for Jordi Savall, experience the Shark Scooter, and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for December 28, 2016, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun.

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Dubai

Art exhibition

See the exhibition As If Anything Here Belonged To You, in which artist Cecilia Fattorini presents works about our impact on the world, sourcing her subject matter from the rhythms and processes of nature and the spatial illusions created by the movement of light. Pictured: Silver Bullets 1

Daily until January 13, 10am to 6pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed on Fridays), Showcase Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 379 0940, www.showcaseuae.com

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Abu Dhabi

Performance

Book tickets for Jordi Savall – Ibn Battuta: The Voyager of Islam II, Travels Through India and China. As part of the Abu Dhabi Classics series, the musician returns to the capital with performers from India and China to present a show inspired by the music that Ibn Battuta heard during his visits to royal courts, palaces, public places and small villages. Additionally, readings from Ibn Battuta’s travel journal will compliment 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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Dubai

Family fun

Take the little ones to The Funfair at The Beach, which features a variety of vibrant stalls, arcade games such as Hook a Duck and Cat Rack, as well as a host of family-friendly rides, including bumper cars, The Pony Express and more.

Until May 31, 10am to midnight, Sunday to Wednesday, and 10am to 2am, Thursday to Saturday, The Beach, Dubai, www.thebeach.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Fitness event

Register now to take part in the Daman ActiveLife Electric Run Recharged on February 24. The updated race format includes the new Power Hour, which gives runners exclusive access to the 5K neon course from 6.30pm, plus an upgraded course experience, interactive technology and the post-run concert experience. Register before January 14 and you will enter a draw to win a round-trip flight to Abu Dhabi for a friend or loved one to join you at the event.

February 24, from 6.30pm, from Dh165, Yas Gateway Park, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.electricrun.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Kite Festival

Book your spot in the second edition of the Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Kite Festival. Visitors can take part in kite building and flying, with great prizes for the most unique creations. Enjoy music, beach activities, a complimentary sausage sizzle and soft drinks.

February 3, 10am to 5pm, complimentary for hotel guests, Dh150 per adult and Dh100 for children (subject to extra charges and fees), Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts, Al Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, email [email protected] to register

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Abu Dhabi

Fitness event

Kickstart 2017 by challenging yourself to complete 17 classes at Bodytree Studio in January with the Lean in 17 package, which includes yoga, Pilates mat, Xtend Barre and dance classes. If you finish the challenge, you will get 17 per cent off your next package and enter a draw to win prizes.

Dh900 for the Lean in 17 package, Bodytree Studio, Abu Dhabi, 02 443 4448, www.bodytreestudio.com

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Abu Dhabi

Tennis

Get tickets for the Mubadala World Tennis Championship. Top players including world No 1 Andy Murray, No 3 Milos Raonic, Rafael Nadal (pictured), Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Tomáš Berdych and David Goffin will be in the capital to compete in the championship.

Tomorrow to Saturday, from 12pm tomorrow and Friday; from 10am on Saturday, 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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Dubai

Shark experience

The Shark Scooter experience is the latest close-encounter offering from Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. Explore the colourful marine life while guided by an expert instructor. A bubble helmet provides visibility and one and two-person scooters offer a safe and comfortable ride. Included with the experience is a guided tour of the Discovery Channel Shark Week exhibition and admission to the aquarium tunnel and Underwater Zoo.

Daily, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, Dh500, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, The Dubai Mall, Dubai, book at 04 448 5200, www.thedubaiaquarium.com

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Dubai

Exhibition

Book tickets to visit Designing 007: Fifty Years of James Bond Style, which features 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 50 years.

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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Sharjah

Art exhibition

Check out the exhibition Letters & Ornamentation from Southeast Asia at Sharjah Calligraphy Museum. The exhibit features Arabic scripts crafted by 12 female master calligraphers from Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia – who are all former students of the world-renowned Moroccan artist and calligrapher Belaid Hamidi.

Until March 3, 8am to 8pm, 4pm to 8pm on Friday, Sharjah Calligraphy Museum, Hamad Al Midfaa building, Sharjah Heritage Area, www.sharjahmuseums.ae

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