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10 things to do today: Sign up for the Wadi Adventure Race, attend Winterfest at Ferrari World, and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for December 20, 2016, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun.

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Abu Dhabi

Fitness event

Women can enjoy exercising outdoors in the cooler weather every Wednesday at GoYas. Daman Activelife presents the ladies-only event that lets you walk, jog or bike around the shortened 3km track, which is staffed entirely by women to ensure privacy. Take part in free cycling lessons with the Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Sport Academy, and running sessions with #runlikeagirlAD, as well as cross fit and junior gym classes.

Tonight, 6pm to 9pm, free with registration; Dh50 per child an hour for junior gym, Gate 20, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, register at www.yasmarinacircuit.com

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Dubai

Pamper package

Take advantage of the festive offers at Cleopatra Spa and Wellness. Get an Elemis Deeper Than Deep Hot Stone Massage, in which small stones are placed on key energy points while hot oils are massaged, and a facial that helps to lift and firm the skin. Also receive the Elemis De-stress massage oil as part of the package.

Until December 31, 9am to 9pm, Cleopatra’s Spa and Wellness, Pyramids at Wafi, Dubai, www.cleopatrasspaandwellness.com

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Abu Dhabi

Winter festival

Attend Winterfest at Ferrari World, 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, and watch performances by snow-globe acrobatic dancers.

Until January 7, 10am to 10 pm until January 3, and until 8pm till January 7, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, book tickets at www.ferrariworldabudhabi.com

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Abu Dhabi

Obstacle race

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

14 January, 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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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.

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

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Nationwide

New movie

Wajah Tum Ho stars Rajneish Duggal as TV boss Rahul Oberoi, who becomes the prime suspect when his channel gets hacked. He is interrogated by inspector Kabir (Sharman Joshi) and is defended by lawyer Siya (Sana Khan), but her boyfriend, Ranveer (Gurmeet Chaudhary, pictured), is hired by the government to prosecute Oberoi. The situation takes a turn for the worse when the suspect is murdered on live television. Hindi crime thriller with English and Arabic subtitles, also starring Deepen Gandhi and Prarthana Behere.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (PG15)

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Dubai

Art exhibition

See the opening of the exhibition Line | Khat, in which Golnaz Fathi explores the relationship between experimental calligraphic mark-making and non-traditional mediums, in a new body of work that originates from the intimate narrative of diaries and notebooks. Pictured: An untitled image using rollerball and acrylic on canvas

Opens tonight, 7pm to 9pm, then runs daily until January 28, 10am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed on Fridays), The Third Line, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 341 1367, www.thethirdline.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

Nowherescapes by Alireza Masoumi opens tonight at The Third Line gallery. The exhibition explores emblematic landscape portrayal through oil paintings on canvas and ballpoint works on paper, influenced by abstract expressionists, and inspired by the rush of the metropolis and beauty of nature. Pictured: An untitled image.

Opens tonight, 7pm to 9pm, then runs daily until January 28, 10am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed on Fridays), The Third Line, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 341 1367, www.thethirdline.com

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Dubai

Yoga class

Indulge in a pre-festive stretch and relaxation session at an early-morning yoga class at Kite Beach with lululemon athletica ambassador Patty.

Friday, 7.30am to 8.30am, meet in front of Wanna Banana, Kite Beach, Jumeirah 3, Dubai, to sign up email [email protected]

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Dubai

Food festival

Feast under the stars at the Christmas edition of TruckersDXB, where you can sample offerings from a variety of food trucks, enjoy a live band that will play jazz and funk music, and shop for wares from local brands at the mini-market.

Friday to Sunday, noon to midnight, entry costs Dh50 and includes a welcome drink, Emirates Golf Club, near Nakheel metro station, Dubai, tickets available at www.800tickets.com

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