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10 things to do today: Shop at The Farmers' Market in Dubai, attend the Winterfest at Ferrari World, and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for December 30, 2016, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun.

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Dubai

Farmers’ market

Shop for fresh organic produce at The Farmers’ Market at Bay Avenue Retail Promenade. Buy farm-fresh seasonal goods directly from farmers and enjoy a host of family-friendly ­activities including live cooking demonstrations from Taj Hotel’s head chefs, as well as children’s dance classes in the park by fitness and dance studio GFX.

Every Friday until May, 8am to 1pm, Bay Avenue Retail Promenade, the grass area, front of the Bay Avenue Promenade, Dubai, www.facebook.com/TheFarmersMarket OnTheTerrace

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Abu Dhabi

Festive fun

Attend the Winterfest at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, which has a number of activities for adults and children. Meet Bjorn the animatronic polar bear, test your skating skills at the ice rink, enjoy ice skating shows, watch performances by snow globe acrobatic dancers, and leave the little ones to enjoy in the snow play area and slide.

Until January 7, 10am to 10 pm until Tuesday, and until 8pm till January 7, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, book tickets at www.ferrariworldabudhabi.com

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Dubai

Concert

Get tickets now to see American singer Mariah Carey, who will headline the second night of the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival. Hits include Vision of Love, Dreamlover, Without You and Hero. Enrique Iglesias will headline the final night of the festival.

February 22 to 24, 8.30pm, from Dh335 for early-bird tickets, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai, www.ticketmaster.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Craft market

Check out the Marhaba Market at Deerfields Mall. It will run on the first and last Friday of each month until April, offering family fun and entertainment, as well as 30 exhibitors offering fresh produce, flowers and plants, plus art, handicrafts, fashion items, toys and homeware. There will also be children’s activities, food stalls, football, Zumba and hip-hop dance classes.

Today, 4pm to 10pm, Deerfields Mall, Abu Dhabi-Dubai Road, www.facebook.com/DeerfieldsMall

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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

See the exhibition Realism: Two Angels, which features works by Crimean artists – and husband and wife – ­Katerina Spirtus and Andrey Dudchenko, who base their expression in realism, though interpreted in different ways, both iconographically and stylistically. ­Pictured: Landscape with the Yellow Flag

Daily until January 10, 10am to 10pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), N2N Gallery, first floor, Nation Towers Galleria, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, 055 283 2642, www.n2n-gallery.com

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Nationwide

New movie

Assassin’s Creed, based on the video game franchise of the same name, stars Michael ­Fassbender as Callum Lynch who explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar. He gains the skills of a Master Assassin and soon discovers he is a descendant of the secret ­assassins society. Action adventure, with Arabic subtitles, also starring Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE (PG13)

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Abu Dhabi

Obstacle race

Sign up for the Wadi Adventure Race in Al Ain. The popular obstacle challenge returns for another year with new hurdles to challenge participants, who will make their way through the desert and aquatic environments to reach the end. The race offers the flexibility to choose from three distance categories. A free four-week training camp has recently started, that will train participants on obstacles like the ones that will feature in the main race, and also provide a full-body workout.

January 14, 8am, Wadi Adventure Al Ain, registration starts at Dh275, facebook.com/WadiAdventureRace; to register for the free training session email [email protected] or call 03 781 8422

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Dubai

Concert

Buy tickets now to see Elton John and his Band. The legendary British musician returns to the UAE with his first live show in Dubai as part of his Wonderful Crazy Night Tour. Hits include Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, I’m Still Standing and Your Song.

January 20, gates open at 5pm, 9.30 pm to midnight, from Dh295, Autism Rocks Arena, Dubai Outlet Mall, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

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Dubai

Amusement Park

Visit Motiongate Dubai, the Hollywood-inspired theme park that is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts. Enjoy rides and attractions based on top blockbuster films from Sony ­Pictures ­Studios, DreamWorks Animation and Lionsgate studios, including The Smurfs, ­Ghosbusters, Underworld, Hotel Transylvania and more. Plus a variety of food outlets, a live dance show, souvenir shops and the opportunity to see your favourite characters up close at meet-and-greets.

Open daily, 11am to 7pm, from Dh250, Motiongate Dubai, Dubai Parks and Resorts, E11, Dubai, www.motiongatedubai.com

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Dubai

RedFestDXB

Book tickets now to attend RedFest DXB and enjoy live music featuring Daya, Chris Brown and The Veronicas on Thursday and Demi Lovato (pictured), Mike Posner, Tove Lo and Alessia Cara on Friday.

February 2 and 3, 6pm to 1am on Thursday; 2pm to 1am on Friday, from Dh395 for a one-day ticket, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai, www.ticketmaster.ae

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