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10 things to do today: watch Into the Forest, visit Ferrari World Abu Dhabi with UAE Residents Offer and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for January 16, 2017, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun.

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Nationwide

New movie

In Into the Forest, sisters Nell and Eva (Ellen Page (pictured) and Evan Rachel Wood) find themselves in a battle to survive on their own at their isolated home in the Canadian woods after a catastrophic power cut. Drama, also starring Max Minghella, Callum Keith Rennie and Wendy Crewson.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (15+)

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Abu Dhabi

Family fun

Visit Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and take advantage of the UAE Residents Offer, which gives you access to the thrill rides, family rides and children’s rides and attractions with fun for the whole family, including shows and themed restaurants. You will also have the chance to win an exclusive invitation to experience the launch of the park’s newest rollercoaster.

Offer valid until February 11, 11am to 8pm, Dh195 for bronze tickets, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, ferrariworldabudhabi.com

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Dubai

Concert

Get tickets now 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 9 and 10, Dh225 per person with a picnic basket per couple, Rooftop Gardens, [email protected], Sheikh Rashid Road, Dubai, 04 324 4100, www.pyramidsrestaurantsatwafi.com

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Dubai

Kids’ camps

Book your children, ages 3 to 13, a place at the Gulf Star Sports Half Term Camps, where they can enjoy hours of fun and excitement. Activities include a variety of sports and martial arts, arts and crafts, performing arts and events such as Wacky Wednesdays and Tournament Thursdays. Book before February 2 and 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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Abu Dhabi

Fitness classes

Sign up for Spinning classes at The Room, which feature a variety of indoor cycling sessions including Candy and Club Night classes, technically focused Foundations, Performance and Tabata rides, as well as rejuvenating Journey and Belief sessions.

Open daily from 8.30am, Dh70 per class, The Room Abu Dhabi, Zayed Sports City (Gate 16), International Tennis Center, Abu Dhabi, www.theroom.ae

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Dubai

Literature festival

Tickets for the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature go on sale today. The Middle East’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word hosts international writers, poets, thinkers and speakers and will feature more than 160 authors from 30 countries conducting 250 sessions, including a residential creative-writing course. There will also be a murder mystery dinner and a play reading of Mystic Life by Leila Aboulela.

March 3 to 11, various venues in Dubai, including InterContinental at Dubai Festival City, Dubai International Writers’ Centre, Al Mamzar Scientific & Cultural Association and Novo Cinemas at Dubai Festival City, tickets.emirateslitfest.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

Splashes by Syrian artist Osama Nassar opens today. In it, Nassar presents works that tell of the world’s humanity and focuses on the solid truth of being optimistic in times of trouble, artificiality and vulgarity. Pictured: Contrast in Harmony

Opens today, then runs daily until February 27, from 12.30pm to 3.30pm daily; 7pm to midnight, Saturdays to Tuesdays; 7pm to 12.30am, Wednesdays to Fridays, Coya Dubai, Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, 04 316 9600, www.facebook.com/CoyaDubai

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Dubai

Ballet show

Get tickets now for Ballet Under the Stars. Lucia Lacarra and Marlon Dino headline this event, held in association with The Covent Garden Dance Company. It features principle dancers and soloists from some of the world’s top dance companies, including Ksenia Ovsyanick, Zdenek Konvalina and Silvia Selvini, who will perform classical dances from renowned ballets.

January 26 and 27, 7pm, from Dh750, Desert Palm Per Aquum, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

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Dubai

Art exhibition

See the exhibition Miniatures, in which Safwan Dahoul presents a new body of work featuring images that are the size of one’s hand and demand close examination, as though the viewer is peering into a secret world. Pictured: Dream120

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

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Dubai

Outdoor films

Enjoy a film screening at the outdoor movie theatre presented by Vox Cinemas at Galleria Mall. See Hollywood blockbusters in a relaxing, open-air atmosphere, where each ticket includes drinks, popcorn, cookies and nachos or a hot dog. Today, see Patriots Day, starring Mark Wahlberg, at 8.30pm, or La La Land (pictured), starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, at 11.15pm.

From Dh150, Galleria Mall, Al Wasl Road, Dubai, book at 600 599905, www.voxcinemas.com

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