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10 things to do today: Attend the Shop My Closet pop-up event, register to take part in The Buggy Run, and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for January 31, 2017, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun.

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Abu Dhabi

Fitness offer

Bodytree Studio will celebrate Valentine’s Day throughout ­February with Bring a Buddy to Bodytree, which offers two-for-one prices for drop-in classes, including all morning yoga classes, from Sundays to Thursdays at 8.30am, Zumba on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8.45am, Xtend Barre on Tuesdays at 10am and Pilates Mat ­Elementary on Tuesdays at 7pm.

Offer available from February 1 to 28, various prices from Dh70, Bodytree Studio, Abu Dhabi, 02 443 4448, book spots 24 hours in advance at [email protected]

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Dubai

Concert

Get tickets for a celebration of Bob Marley’s Birthday, headlined by his son, Ky-Mani Marley, a singer and multi-­instrumentalist who will perform a selection of his own songs (hits include Judge Not and Dear Dad), as well as his father’s best-loved tracks (including One Love, No Woman No Cry and Three ­Little Birds). The event will also feature UAE-based bands and DJs.

February 10, 3pm to 3am, from Dh125; Dh150 at the gate, Dubai International Marine Club, Dubai, www.800tickets.com

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Dubai

Fitness event

Register now to take part in The Buggy Run, an untimed 2.5km and 5km run with buggies, which lets beginners and seasoned runners of all ages enjoy a social, family-friendly fitness event while educating children on the importance of health and fitness from a young age.

February 11, from 6.30am for registration, from Dh150, Dubai Autodrome, Dubai Motor City, www.thebuggyrun.com

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Abu Dhabi

Music festival

Buy tickets now for the Abu Dhabi Festival, which runs from March 14 to 31 and features a mix of artists across a variety of genres and ­nationalities, opening with Saudi singer ­Mohamed Abdo. There are also performances by American jazz icon Wynton Marsalis, Portuguese singer Mariza, and The Silk Road Ensemble (pictured) with Chinese-American cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

March 14 to 31, various timings, from Dh125, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, www.800tickets.com/abudhabifestival

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Abu Dhabi

Performance

The NSO Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Berryman, present Hansel & Gretel. Humperdinck’s fully staged opera in the musical style of Wagner features mezzo-soprano Louise Merrifield as Hansel and soprano Julia Teal Kermott as Gretel. It will also have a full cast of 80 Abu Dhabi children in the ­gingerbread chorus, witch’s dance and angel ballet.

March 10 and 11, 7.30pm gala evening on March 10; 2.30pm matinee on March 11, from Dh75, The National Theatre, Abu Dhabi, www.ticketmaster.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Family fun

Book your spot to participate in the second edition of the Annual Kite Festival at Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara. 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.

Friday, noon to 5pm, from Dh150 for adults; from Dh100 for children; complimentary for hotel guests, Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts, Al Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, register at [email protected]

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Dubai

Fashion event

Attend the first Shop My Closet pop-up event of the year, presented by Glamour on the Go and celebrity stylist Kelly Lundberg. Check out 10 closets filled with pre-loved fashion items from the personal collections of style influencers and insiders, plus enjoy refreshments, gift bags and a special taster menu. There will also be raffles, mini-makeovers and make-up applications, photo shoots and more, including gift bags for the first 50 ladies to arrive.

Tonight, 6pm to 9pm, from Dh100 entry, Sun&, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, www.facebook.com/StyleFashionGlamour

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Dubai

Spa offer

Take advantage of these week-day specials at Anantara Spa at Anantara The Spa Dubai Resort. Enjoy a Turkish Hammam on Gents Night Tuesday Refresher and Wednesday Ladies Bliss. The 45-minute hammam is followed by a neck, back and shoulder massage and includes access to the spa’s calming facilities, including a crystal stone steam room, herbal bath, relaxation room, ice fountain and a liquid sound pool, as well as refreshments and healthy snacks.

Tuesdays for men; Wednesdays for women, 5pm to 10pm, from Dh399, Anantara Spa, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, Dubai, book at 04 567 8140, [email protected]

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Dubai

Kids’ camp

Book places for your children ages 3 to 13 at the Gulf Star Sports Half Term Camps, where they can participate in a variety of sports and martial arts, as well as arts and crafts and performing arts. Activities include Wacky Wednesdays and Tournament Thursdays. Book before Thursday to take advantage of the early-bird offer.

February 12 to 16, 9am to 2.30pm, Dh650 until February 2; then Dh800, Jebel Ali Primary School, Arcadia Preparatory School, Clarion School, Repton School, Dovecote Green Primary School, Foremarke School and Hartland International School, Dubai, 050 429 4860, [email protected]

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Dubai

Art exhibition

Sculptures by Tony Cragg features 18 works in bronze, stone, wood and glass, for which the artist uses an experimental approach based on ­material and forms from the world around us. He creates new forms by applying techniques such as stacking and layering different types of materials and everyday objects. Pictured: Listener

Daily until March 6, 10am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Leila Heller Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 056 831 3520, www.leilahellergallery.com

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