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10 things to do today: Register for a Korean calligraphy workshop, attend the Shopping Soirée, and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for January 29, 2017, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun.

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Abu Dhabi

Craft market

Attend the Shopping Soirée and find quality, handmade crafts and gift items from local vendors featuring jewellery, home decor, clothing, toys, baby products, skincare, furniture, handbags and more.

Today, 10am to 4pm, The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/ShoppingSoiree

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Dubai

Spa offers

Take advantage of the new year offers at the Fit and Spa Lounge at Pullman Dubai Jumeirah Lakes Towers. Reach your fitness goals with personal training from certified fitness instructors from Dh119 per 60-minute session; enjoy one month’s access to the gym between noon and 4pm daily for Dh150; or revitalise your body with spa treatments from Dh279 for a massage, body scrub and facial.

Offers valid until March 31, open 6am to 11pm daily, Fit and Spa Lounge, Pullman Dubai Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, 04 567 1100, pullman-dubai-jumeirahlakestowers.com

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Abu Dhabi

Art workshop

Register to take part in a Korean calligraphy workshop and learn the artistic handwriting of Hangul – Korean characters – using a brush and ink made from inkstick. Participants will learn the materials used in the art as well as basic writing skills.

February 6 until April 11, 4pm to 6pm on Mondays, Dh50 for materials, register by Tuesday at uae.korean-culture.org

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Abu Dhabi

Family fun

Visit Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and celebrate the Year of the Rooster with a variety of Ferrari-themed Chinese New Year festivities, including live entertainment with traditional lion dance performances, martial-arts demonstrations, acrobat shows and music.

Daily until Saturday, 11am to 8pm, from Dh275 for bronze all-day ticket, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.ferrariworldabudhabi.com

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Abu Dhabi

Concert

Get tickets now for a BBQ and poolside concert by the French-Kuwaiti reggae band Fabrice and the Desert Roots (pictured). Abu Dhabi-based singer Gaïa will open the show presented by Alliance Française Abu Dhabi.

February 17, 8pm, Dh100 for Alliance Française members; Dh120 for non-members, includes barbecue and a drink, Mercure Abu Dhabi Centre Hotel, Hamdan Street, Abu Dhabi, 02 612 2900, www.800tickets.com

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Nationwide

New movie

Catch a screening of the film Monster Trucks. High-school senior Tripp (Lucas Till) is looking for a way out of his hometown, so he builds a monster truck from scrap pieces. When an oil spill at a local drilling site unearths a creature with a penchant for speed, Tripp realises he may have finally found his way out, as well as a new friend he names Creech. Adventure, also starring Jane Levy, Thomas Lennon, Rob Lowe, Danny Glover and Barry Pepper.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (PG-13)

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Dubai

Art workshop

Register to take part in a three-day Islamic geometric design workshop led by Eric Broug, author of the book Islamic Geometric Design. Each day will offer different insights into the art. Broug will also give a lecture on shared heritage and regional identity on the first day.

February 16 to 18, 7pm to 9pm for the lecture and book signing on February 16, Dh200; 9.30am to 4.30pm for the introductory workshop on February 17, Dh350; 9.30am to 4.30pm for the advanced workshop on February 18, Dh350, XVA Gallery, Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, Bur Dubai, register at 050 153 3813, www.xvagallery.com

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Dubai

Concert

Get tickets to see the return of Abba Revival the Tribute, who will perform at the In the Park events at Pyramids at Wafi. The British musicians present a meticulously prepared show, replicating the hits of the Swedish band, whose songs include Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen and Take a Chance on Me. The event includes a picnic meal for two of smoked salmon, vegetable salad, breads, cheeses, roasted chicken, quiche and more.

February 10, Dh225 per person with a picnic basket per couple, Rooftop Gardens, Pyramids at Wafi, Sheikh Rashid Road, Dubai, 04 324 4100, www.pyramidsrestaurantsatwafi.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

See images of Hollywood actress Elizabeth Taylor captured by the renowned photographer Firooz Zahedi during the movie star’s visit to Iran in 1976. The collection portrays a worldwide celebrity through the lens of a trusted friend, and the images have seldom been displayed in public. Pictured: An untitled image by Firooz Zahedi

Daily until March 1, 10am to 8pm, Sundays to Thursdays (closed on Fridays and Saturdays), The Farjam Foundation, Building 4, DIFC Gate Village, Dubai, 04 323 0303, www.farjamcollection.org

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Dubai

Fitness event

Register your team of 10 to take part in the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay. Race 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 team member completes a lap. There will be an after-party, hospitality and an official race T-shirt for competitors.

February 8, 7pm, Dh5,500 per team, Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai, register at www.squaremilerelay.com

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