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10 things to do today: Sign up for Survivor 17.1 at Vogue Fitness, book a spot at the detox brunch at Raffles Dubai, and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for January 13, 2017, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun.

*Due to the national days of mourning, some events may not run as indicated. We suggest confirming with organisers in advance

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Abu Dhabi

Concert

Get tickets for Jordi Savall – Ibn Battuta: The Voyager of Islam II, Travels Through India and China. As part of the Abu Dhabi Classics series, the musician returns to the capital with performers from India and China to present the sequel of music that the traveller Ibn Battuta heard during his visits to royal courts, palaces, public places and small villages. Additionally, readings from Ibn Battuta’s travel journal will complement the performance.

Tomorrow, 8pm from Dh100, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, www.abudhabiclassics.ae

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Dubai

Concert

Get tickets now to see the Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins and the English tenor Alfie Boe at Dubai Opera as part of the White Nights in Dubai series, which brings together top international musicians.

March 30, 8pm, from Dh550, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, www.ticketmaster.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Family fun

Book your spot at the second Annual Kite Festival at Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara. Take part in kite building and flying, with prizes for the best creations. Enjoy music, beach activities, a complimentary sausage sizzle and soft drinks.

February 3, noon to 5pm, from Dh150 for adults; from Dh100 for children; free for hotel guests, Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts, Al Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, register at [email protected]

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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

View the exhibition Flamboyant Impressions. German photographer Andreas Denstorf presents Platux photo art, which is based on multidimensional images that include separations, reflections, overlays and colours. Pictured: Desert Fox

Daily until March 4, 12.30pm to 7pm, Mezzaluna restaurant, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, 050 225 1783, www.swissartgateuae.com

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Abu Dhabi

Fitness classes

Sign up to take part in Survivor 17.1 at Vogue Fitness, a gruelling, month-long exercise-and-nutrition programme that features biometric and fitness testing, a nutrition programme and a month of fitness sessions with some of Abu Dhabi’s top fitness coaches.

Starts Sunday, classes at 6.30am, 8.45am, 4.30pm, 5.45pm or 7pm, Dh1,200 with cash back for each session you attend, up to Dh500, Vogue Fitness, Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, book at www.vduae.com/survivor

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Nationwide

New movie

See the film OK Jaanu, in which Adi (Aditya Roy Kapoor) is a game designer in Mumbai who dreams of living in the United States. Tara (Shraddha Kapoor) is an architect in Mumbai who dreams of studying in Paris. They meet, and decide that while marriage isn’t in the cards, they will be together until their career plans develop. As that day draws closer, they must confront their true feelings. Hindi romantic drama, also starring Naseeruddin Shah and Leela Samson.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE (PG-15)

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Dubai

Concert

Watch Serbian hip-hop band Beogradski Sindikat (Belgrade Syndicate), who perform tonight at The Music Room. Known for their politically charged songs that tackle societal issues and strive to inform the community, the band takes part in charitable activities in Serbia, including talking with the country’s youth about values, politics and history. The band is supported by DJ Pedja Lukic.

Tonight, doors open at 6pm, from Dh150, ages 21+, The Music Room, Majestic Hotel, Mankhool Road, Bur Dubai, 04 359 8888, www.platinumlist.net

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Dubai

Stage show

Get tickets for The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Popular Productions brings the classic Eric Carle book to life along with three other Carle stories – The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse and The Very Lonely Firefly – with the help of 75 puppets.

Daily until Sunday, 1pm, 3.30pm and 5.30pm today; 11am, 2pm and 4pm on Saturday and Sunday, from Dh150, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, www.hungrycaterpillar-showdubai.com

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Dubai

Film screening

Catch a screening of the adventure film Hunt for The Wilderpeople as part of the Work in Progress series presented by Cinema Akil and Alserkal Avenue, which explores the topic of work in a variety of screenings, talks and events. In the 2016 New Zealand film, directed by Taika Waititi, Ricky (Julian Dennison) is a rebellious foster kid who finds comfort at his new foster family’s home with loving Aunt Bella (Rima Te Wiata) and grumpy Uncle Hec (Sam Neill). When tragedy strikes and Ricky may be sent to another home, he and Uncle Hec go on the run in the New Zealand bush. When a national manhunt is ordered, the two must learn to accept their differences to live as a family.

Tonight, 7pm, The Yard, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.cinemaakil.com

Dubai

Detox event

Book your spot at the detox brunch at Raffles Dubai that starts with a beginner bootcamp session from Universal Fitness and features fitness demonstrations throught the afternoon. Then tuck into healthy food options from the raw bar, vegetable skewers, avocado-zucchini mini-burgers and the ultimate wellbeing salad bar. Try special detox beverages including fresh smoothies and juices packed with superfoods and antioxidants.

Today, 1pm to 4.30pm, from Dh235, Raffles Garden, Raffles Dubai, 04 324 8888, [email protected]

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