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10 things to do today: Register for the Abu Dhabi Softball League, visit the Hareem Al Sultan exhibition, and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for January 23, 2017, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun.

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Abu Dhabi

Pre-natal event

Register to attend My Pregnancy Arabia, a free half-day event for couples. It will feature a pre-natal yoga class with Bodytree Studio, market stalls and a series of talks on topics such as baby massage, car-seat safety and vaccinations. There will also be a complementary healthy lunch, plus professionals in a variety of fields will offer advice on pregnancy, birth and babies.

Saturday, 10am to 2pm, free with registration, Saadiyat Beach Club, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 056 487 3113, www.mypregnancyarabia.net

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Dubai

Tennis event

Tickets for 2017 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships are now on sale. The men’s and women’s events will see the world’s top tennis stars, including Angelique Kerber (pictured), Andy Murray and Roger Federer, competing for championship titles.

February 19 to March 4, various timings, from Dh2,250 for the women’s week; Dh2,500 for the men’s week for Prime B seats, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Al Garhoud, Dubai, www.800tickets.com

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Abu Dhabi

Charity bazaar

Plan to attend the charity flea market at Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort and find great deals on pre-loved goods, including items to furnish your home, toys, books, electronics, DVDs, accessories and more. Funds collected from table hire will be donated to Al Jalila Foundation, which is devoted to the treatment of childhood cancers in the UAE. A limited number of exhibitor tables are available for Dh285.

Saturday, 9am to 2pm, free entry, Arzanah Ballroom, Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, book tables at 02 677 3333, [email protected]

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Abu Dhabi

Sports club

Registration ends today at 7pm for the Abu Dhabi Softball League adult recreational division spring season. The division is open to men and women over the age of 18, of all skill levels, including beginners. New players will be placed on a team and equipment is available to borrow.

From February 8 to May 24, 7pm to 11pm on Wednesday nights, Dh750 per player, softball field, Zayed Sports City, register today by 7pm through link at www.facebook.com/abudhabisoftball

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Abu Dhabi

Fitness event

Attend TrainYas with friends and family, where you can bike, run, walk or jog 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

Film festival

As part of the Reel Palestine film festival, watch a series of the latest short Palestinian documentaries, including Abu Ammar Is Coming by Naeem Mohaiemen, The Embroiderers (pictured) by Maeve Brennan, Donor Opium by Mariam Shahin and George Azar, and I’m Not Afraid of the Soldiers by Rinske Bosch.

Tonight, 7.30pm, A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.reelpalestine.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

Safwan Dahoul presents a new body of work in Miniatures. The images are the size of one’s hand and demand close examination, as though the viewer is peering into a secret world. Pictured: A detail of Dream142

Daily until March 4, 10am to 6pm, Sundays to Thursdays; noon-6pm on Saturdays (closed on Fridays), Ayyam Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 323 6242, www.ayyamgallery.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

New Chapter by Lateefa bint Maktoum, founder and director of Tashkeel, uses digital media to express the journey of motherhood in its varying stages in minute detail, including the psychological and emotional effects throughout different stages of pregnancy and motherhood. Pictured: Growth

Daily until February 23, 10am to 10pm, Saturday to Thursdays (closed on Fridays), Tashkeel, Nad Al Sheba Health Center, Dubai, 04 336 3313, www.tashkeel.org

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Dubai

Exhibition

Visit the Hareem Al Sultan exhibition at City Walk, which recreates the popular Turkish TV series with a historical glimpse of the Ottoman Empire known as the Magnificent Century. See decor, props and costumes from the series in 14 unique rooms, and find more than 200 specially-designed pieces inspired by the TV show in the exclusive gift shop. Fans can also buy tickets now to meet Turkish actor Burak Özçivit (pictured), who plays Bali Bey, on February 1 at City Walk, with packages from Dh2,500, including a meet-and-greet, a photo opportunity and autographed keepsakes, as well as an exclusive group dinner package from Dh5,000.

Daily until May 31, noon to 10pm, Dh95 for adults; Dh40 for children ages 7 to 14, City Walk, Dubai, www.ticketmaster.ae

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Dubai

Food event

Get early-bird tickets for an alfresco culinary experience during the 10th anniversary of Taste of Dubai. It will feature some of Dubai’s top restaurants, entertainment by singer Billy Ocean (Caribbean Queen, Suddenly) on the opening night, internationally-renowned chefs, including Gary Rhodes (pictured), Aldo Zilli and Luke Thomas, cookery classes, live entertainment and more.

March 9 to 11, 4pm to midnight, Thursday; noon-midnight, Friday; noon-11pm, Saturday; from Dh49.50 when purchased in advance, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, www.tasteofdubaifestival.com

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