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10 things to do today: attend Yas Marina for a variety of water activities, catch a screening of the film Salam Neighbor and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for March 23, 2017, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun. Ellen Fortini rounds up 10 things to do today in the UAE.

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Abu Dhabi

Family fun

Attend Splash @ Yas Marina and experience watersports with a variety of offshore and onshore activities at this water-themed festival, including mangrove cruises, paddleboarding, waterslides, a floating obstacle course, sailing, wakesurfing, wakeboarding and slacklining, plus a Wet’N’Wild Zone for children ages 5 and above.

Today and tomorrow, 10am to 6pm, various prices including Dh40 for kayaking; Dh60 for sailing; Dh90 for the Extreme Zone; Dh30 for kids’ Wet’N’Wild Zone access, Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 406 2000, www.yasmarina.ae

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Dubai

Film screening

Catch a screening of the film Salam Neighbor presented by Cinema Akil and Alserkal Avenue as part of the Work in Progress film series. The award-winning 2015 documentary directed by Americans Zach Ingrasci and Chris Temple offers an intimate look at a Syrian refugee camp. Ingrasci and Temple register and set up a tent inside Jordan’s Za’atari camp and share inspiring stories.

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

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Dubai

Polo event

Visit Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club for the British Polo Day event, where you can witness camel polo and horse polo, plus there will be food trucks and a children’s zone for a day of family fun.

Today, 1pm, free entry, Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club, Dubai, www.alhabtoorpoloresortandclub.com

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Abu Dhabi

Kids’ fun

Take your children ages 5-12 to the ZSC Kids Weekend Camp, where they can enjoy six hours of fun and activity in a safe environment with highly qualified staff supervisors leading a programme that includes activities such as ice-skating, bowling, movies, arts and crafts and games.

Fridays and Saturdays, 11am to 5pm, Dh200 per day or Dh300 for the weekend, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, register at 02 403 4222, [email protected]

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Abu Dhabi

Family fun

Enjoy a range of activities, shows and more at Yas Waterworld Springfest 2017. See a show featuring two beautiful and colourful mermaids and children are invited to meet and interact with them, too. There will also be games, a maze, and a limited-edition ice cream – Yas Twister – plus all of the park’s rides, slides and attractions.

Daily until April 15, 10am to 6pm, from Dh250, Yas Waterworld, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.yaswaterworld.com

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Abu Dhabi

Performance

Celebrate the fifth anniversary of Rooftop Rhythms with a poetry open-mic and slam competition. Established and emerging artists will perform and the audience is the judge. DJ Allad will perform and refreshments are available for purchase.

Tonight, doors open at 7pm, show begins at 8pm, free with registration, The Marketplace, NYU Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/rooftoprhythmsAD

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Abu Dhabi

Food trucks

Visit the TruckersDXB event at Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort and enjoy an outdoor dining experience featuring some of the top food trucks in the UAE. There will be tunes spun by a DJ as well as singers, a live band, children’s activities and a craft market.

Today, 4pm to 11pm, free entry, Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, 02 677 3333, www.facebook.com/truckersdxb

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Dubai

Street food

Experience the Street Food Market DXB for one day only, with 20 pop-up concepts and food trucks in an outdoor setting, including fusion dishes, revisited burgers, hot dogs, and a giant smoking BBQ. The adults-only venue includes music spun by local DJs.

Today, 3pm to midnight, ages 21+, Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, Dubai, @streetfoodmarketdxb

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Dubai

Writing class

Register to take part in a 10-minute play-writing weekend with Constellation and learn the secrets to writing a great 10-minute play from Alex Broun, a leading expert in the “short and sweet” play style. The course is suitable for writers of all levels and the written plays will be brought to life during the workshop.

March 30 to April 1, 7pm to 10pm on Thursday; 10am to 5pm on Friday and Saturday, Dh1,200, Constellation Productions, One Lake Plaza, Cluster T, JLT, next to Pullman Hotel, Dubai, book at 052 761 4055, [email protected]

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Dubai

Musical

Get tickets now for a musical adaptation of Pinocchio as presented by H2 Productions that tells the story of the wooden marionette who longs to become a real boy. The performance features vibrant scenery and costumes, music and choreography.

April 5 to 8, 7pm on April 5; 2pm and 6pm on April 6 to 8, from Dh140, Centrepoint Theatre, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 04 341 4777, www.ductac.org

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Dubai

Art class

Take part in a quilling class today at Ductac. Create memories as you learn to roll and shape strips of paper into elaborate filigree designs with an expert instructor, and take home a handcrafted picture frame. All ages are welcome.

Today, 11am to 1pm, Dh50 per team for materials, Arts Centre, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 04 341 4777, www.ductac.org

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