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10 things to do today: Visit Nation Towers and enjoy Welcome to the Circus, celebrate Urban Yoga's third birthday, and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for December 1, 2016, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun.

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Abu Dhabi

Performance

Visit Nation Towers and enjoy Welcome to the Circus, a 20-minute performance featuring a stage show that includes a ribbon dancer, unicyclist and a clown-juggling duo. See high-fashion costumes and upbeat music and choreography.

Today, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm, second floor, Nation Towers Galleria, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, www.nationtowers.ae

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Al Ain

Cultural festivities

Celebrate UAE National Day with Ayalah dances, historical movies, camel rides, falcon shows and a flag parachute at Al Jimi Mall, Al Ain. Plus enjoy the colourful decoration, face-painting, Emirati food, photo booths and more.

Daily until Saturday, 5pm to 10pm for performances, Al Jimi Mall, Al Ain, www.aljimimall.com

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Abu Dhabi

Bicycling offer

Plan to celebrate National Day on Yas Island. Bicycles in the ADCN Bikeshare lot have been decorated in National Day colours and you can enjoy a free-ride day by taking a photo of yourself riding a National Day bike, like the Facebook page “Bikeshare powered by Cyacle” and post your photo with the hashtags #bikeshareuae and #yasisland. You will receive a free voucher code for a one-day pass.

Tomorrow, all day, credit or debit card is required as usage fees apply to all trips longer than 60 minutes, various ADCB Bikeshare locations on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 800 292253, www.bikeshare.ae

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Dubai

Concert

Visit The Beach for National Day fun, with colourful decorations and complimentary flags to celebrate national unity. The event features traditional performances and entertainment, including a free concert by Faisal Al Jasem (pictured) tonight. Return tomorrow and enjoy more entertainment and fun, including a spectacular fireworks display at 8.30pm.

Tonight, 8.30pm for the concert, South Lawn, The Beach opposite JBR, Dubai, www.thebeach.ae

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Dubai

National Day

Celebrate National Day at Festival City with a concert by Emirati singer and Arabs Got Talent star Shamma Hamdan (pictured) at Festival Bay. There will also be a tribute to Emirati pastimes and culture, with roaming entertainment and falconry shows running throughout the day at the mall daily until Saturday.

Today, 8pm to 10pm for Shamma Hamdan concert, Festival Bay, Dubai Festival City, Dubai, www.festivalcentre.com

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Dubai

Yoga offer

Urban Yoga celebrates its third birthday this month and you get the gifts. Receive a complimentary pass with every single-class pass purchased, so you can enjoy attending another class during December.

Offer valid throughout December, passes expire December 31, various timings, Dh90 per single class, Urban Yoga, Aspect Tower, Executive Towers, Business Bay, Dubai, 04 369 7882, www.urbanyoga.ae

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Dubai

Fitness event

Register your team of 10 to take part in the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay. Race against your peers, beat your rivals and win the coveted trophy along with bragging rights. The one-mile (1.6km) route is around DIFC, and each of the 10 runners in a team completes a lap. There will be an after-party, hospitality and an official race T-shirt for all competitors.

February 8, 7pm, Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai, register by December 31 for the early-bird price of Dh5,000, www.squaremilerelay.com

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Ras Al Khaimah

Cultural performance

Head to Ras Al Khaimah to see the grand-scale Arabic musical theatre production Fakhrak Ya Watan (National Pride), which was developed by a team of Emirati creative professionals and is presented in a 100-metre, 10,000-seat purpose-built venue, accompanied by lightshows and a fireworks display.

Today, gates open at 4pm, show starts at 7.30pm, free entry, opposite Julfar Tower, Ras Al Khaimah, #FakhrakYaWatan

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Dubai

Art exhibition

See Saw Seeds is a group exhibition that is the culmination of a residency exchange programme between Tashkeel and CAP Kobe Studio Y3. It features works by Ruba Al Araji, who documented her daily life in Kobe; Tulip Hazbar, who produced zines to serve as memory exercises to help her recall her time in Kobe; Aya Sakoda, who conducted tea ceremonies at Tashkeel last month; and Yuki Tsukiyama, who combines his fascination with Dubai’s roundabouts and Arabic script. Pictured: An image by Ruba Al Araji with Japanese words meaning “worship” and “temple”.

Daily until December 29, 10am to 10pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed on Fridays), Tashkeel, Nad Al Sheba, Dubai, 04 336 3313, www.tashkeel.org

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Dubai

Concert

Catch the final performance of the The Fridge Fringe series with a show by Vandalye, the five-piece Dubai band who opened last weekend for Lionel Richie at du Arena. The band will present original songs as well as best-loved material from the local open-mic circuit.

Tonight, doors open at 7pm, music from 8pm, Dh50, The Fridge, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz 1, Dubai, 04 347 7793, www.platinumlist.net

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