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10 things to do today: Enjoy a ferry ride with Jalboot, attend a by Lebanese singer Joe Ashkar, and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for January 10, 2017, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun.

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Abu Dhabi

Boat tour

Enjoy a ferry ride with Jalboot and explore Abu Dhabi’s coastline and landmarks in comfort. See Yas Marina, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Etihad Towers, Hiltonia Beach Club and Abu Dhabi Mall with the all-day pass, or choose specific packages, including the Corniche Sunset Cruise, Yas Marina Lunch Experience and the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers High Tea.

From noon to 8pm for the all-day pass, from Dh195 for an adult ticket; Dh95 for a child ages 4 to 12, from Abu Dhabi Mall, Abu Dhabi, 600 57 57 56, www.jalboot.ae

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Dubai

Concert

Get tickets now for RedFest DXB and enjoy a weekend of live music. The line-up for the first day features Daya and The Veronicas, as well as newly confirmed performers G-Eazy and Sean Paul (pictured). See Demi Lovato, Mike Posner, Tove Lo and Alessia Cara the next day.

February 2 to 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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Abu Dhabi

Valentine’s offer

Book a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway to Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara and create your own experience with a variety of dining options, including dining under the stars; spa treatments, including a 120-minute couples package; and adventures, including desert trekking. The resort combines Arabic heritage and culture with elegant design for a luxury getaway.

From Dh2,200 for the Desert Romance package, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, Liwa desert, Abu Dhabi, reservations at 02 656 1399, [email protected]

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Abu Dhabi

Film screening

Register now to attend a screening of the documentary film Lemonade by Dedra L Stevenson (pictured), an American-born Emirati, and autism advocate. The inspiring film is about home-schooling Ibrahim, an adult with autism in the UAE, and how a family makes the best out of a challenging situation.

January 18, from 6.30pm, free with registration, Brand Moxie, twofour54, Park Rotana Complex, Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi, register at 02 491 8624 [email protected]

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Abu Dhabi

Kids’ theatre

Register your children to take part in musical theatre with Illaria at The Room. The high-energy class combines dancing, acting and singing and is based on choreographies of various musicals, including Hairspray, High School Musical, Wicked, Sister Act and Footloose.

Starts on Thursday, 4pm to 5pm for ages 7 to 10; 5pm to 6pm for ages 11 to 14, The Room, International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, register at 02 444 4945, [email protected]

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Abu Dhabi

Fitness event

Get fit, stay fit at TrainYas this winter. Enjoy the cooler weather as you bike, walk or jog the track with friends and family around the 5.55km Yas Marina Circuit. Bikes and helmets are available for rent from Fun Ride Sports, and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi provides 400 complimentary bikes each week.

Tonight, 6pm to 10pm, free with registration, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, register at www.yasmarinacircuit.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

Catch the opening of the exhibition Letters From the 5th Dimension, in which Mona Nahleh presents 20 paintings that tell a different story in a distant utopian reality of beauty, peace and bliss. Pictured: Birds

Opens tonight, 6pm, then runs daily until February 4, 10am to 6pm, Sundays to Thursdays (closed on Fridays and Saturdays), The Workshop, Villa 45, Street 23B, off Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah 2, Dubai, 04 341 2595, www.theworkshopdubai.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

Attend an artist talk today at 10am with Asad Faulwell, whose current exhibition, In the Heart of the Cosmos, features a series of works that shed light on the forgotten legacy of the Algerian women freedom fighters who fought with the National Liberation Front during the 1954 to 1966 Algerian war of independence. Pictured: Les Femmes d’Alger #72

Daily until February 4, 10am to 6pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed on Fridays), Lawrie Shabibi, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 346 9906, www.lawrieshabibi.com

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Dubai

Photo competition

Register to participate in the International Women Photographers Award competition organised by the International Women Photographers Association and Antidote Art and Design, in collaboration with Alliance Française Dubai. The exhibition will take place in Dubai and showcase photographs taken by women around the world, with a focus on the Middle East. Pictured: An image by Severine Blanchet.

Submit photos online by January 31, free registration, ages 18+, register at iwpa.fr

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Dubai

Performance

Attend a performance by Lebanese singer Joe Ashkar (pictured) at Sass Café to kick off the Mazzika series. Ashkar brings the Beirut party vibe with his hits such as Habibet alby and Sayerlo. Plus, enjoy dance performances, live percussionists and signature Mediterranean cuisine.

Tonight, from 8pm, from Dh200, Sass Café, Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC, Dubai, reservations at 04 352 7722, [email protected]

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