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10 things to do today: Take part in the vertical training at TrainZSC, check out the Winter Village at Marina Mall, and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for December 29, 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

Take part in the vertical training at TrainZSC, presented by Daman Activelife, and run the 884 stairs of the National Stadium for a fun cardio workout. Or take advantage of the flat areas around the pitch for a run or walk. Kids will enjoy the play area and health checks are available from Daman.

Tonight, 6pm to 9pm, free with registration, National Stadium, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, register at www.trainzsc.com

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Dubai

Yoga class

Book now to experience yoga in a whole new way at the The Lost Chambers Aquarium. The aquatic environment allows you to rejuvenate and restore yourself with a yoga class that aims to improve strength, flexibility and balance. Bottled water and mats are provided.

Fridays, 8am to 9am, Dh120 per person, The Lost Chambers Aquarium, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, register at www.atlantisthepalm.com

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Abu Dhabi

Festive fun

Check out the Winter Village at Marina Mall. Take fun photos at the winter-themed village and the two giant snow globes, or leave your kids to have fun in the chill out area where they can watch winter-themed movies.

Until January 7, 10am to 10pm, Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi, www.marinamall.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Family fun

Book tickets to take part in the live-action role-play, Legends of Arabia: The Quest of the Pearl Tribes, at Yas Waterworld. Join the dramatic game, dress up in costume, and take on a new identity in the storyline, in which you will encounter Emirati legends and become a tribal warrior from the mythical past of the UAE. Wear comfortable clothes and good footwear; basic English knowledge is required.

Until tomorrow, from 7pm to 10.30pm, Dh299 includes an interactive live show, Arabic-themed buffet dinner and souvenir photo, ages 8+, Yas Waterworld, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.yaswaterworld.com

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Abu Dhabi

NYE event

Book tickets now to see Lebanese singers Nancy Ajram (pictured) and Bilal Fares and Lebanese band Joan & Joe on New Year’s Eve at Beach Rotana. Fares will take to the stage to open the night, followed by Joan & Joe, and Nancy Ajram will perform her hits as the grand finale.

Saturday, 10pm to 3am, tickets start at Dh700 and include dinner and beverages, Beach Rotana, 10th Street, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi, tickets available at www.oscarevents.ae

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Nationwide

New movie

In La La Land, Emma Stone plays Mia, an aspiring actress who works as a waitress in between auditions, and Ryan Gosling stars as Sebastian, a jazz musician who plays small gigs and in dingy spots. As they start to become more successful, they are faced with challenges that could potentially destroy their relationship. Musical drama, with Arabic subtitles, also starring JK Simmons, Terry Walters and Thom Shelton.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (PG15)

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Dubai

Family fun

Spend the day at Global Village, where the seasonal cultural shopping event features pavilions filled with wares from myriad countries, plus family entertainment, rides and restaurants.

Until April 8, 4pm to midnight, Saturdays to Wednesdays; 4pm to 1am, Thursdays and Fridays, Dh15; family pack pricing is available, Exit 37, Emirates Road, Dubai, 04 362 4114, www.globalvillage.ae

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Dubai

Performance

Get tickets to watch The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show at Ductac. The timeless classic makes its way off the page and onto the stage in this critically acclaimed theatrical feast featuring a menagerie of 75 loveable puppets, faithfully adapting four of Eric Carles’s stories.

January 13 to January 15, 1.30pm, 3.30pm and 5.30pm on the January 13; and 11am, 2pm, and 4pm on January 14 and 15, tickets cost from Dh150, Centrepoint Theatre, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, hungrycaterpillarshowdubai.com

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Dubai

NYE event

Buy tickets now to ring in the New Year with live performances by Lebanese singers Maya Diab and Fares Karam (pictured). Diab is known for her hits Gaitifin and Tawel Balak, while Karam is known for his dabke beats.

Saturday, 9pm to 3am, tickets from Dh750, Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai, tickets available at dubai.platinumlist.net

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Dubai

Performance

Get tickets to see Cats. The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, which is coming to Dubai for the first time, is adapted from TS Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. The story blends fantasy, drama and romance and includes a musical score featuring the classic song Memory.

January 16 to 28, 8pm daily, except 2pm on January 20, from Dh475, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, www.ticketmaster.ae

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