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10 things to do today: catch an equestrian performance, register your kids for an ice skating camp 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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Al Ain

Equestrian performance

Catch a show of spectacular equestrian choreography at Al Jahili Fort in Al Ain. Directed by the choreographer Bartabas, the performance features artists from the National Equestrian Academy of Versailles and 30 horses combining dance, music and dressage.

Tonight, doors open at 7.30pm, show starts at 8pm, from Dh100, Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain, www.800tickets.com

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Abu Dhabi

Kids’ camp

Register your children, ages 5 and older, for the ZSC Academy Ice Skating Camp, where they can take part in on-ice sessions with certified coaches of the Ice Skating Institute of Asia (ISIA), free skate and off-ice games to develop endurance, balance, coordination and flexibility.

March 26 to March 30 and April 2 to 6, 9am to 1pm, Dh750 per week, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, register at 02 403 4333, [email protected]

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Abu Dhabi

Kids’ fun

Get tickets now for Bunnyville at Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, where children can decorate colourful eggs, enjoy arts and crafts, an egg hunt and a petting zoo with spring animals. A life-size Easter bunny will greet the children and families can enjoy refreshments and a children’s film screening.

April 15, 4pm to 8pm, Dh115 for children; Dh95 for adults, Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, 02 677 3333, [email protected]

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Dubai

Art exhibition

Visit the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization to see an exhibition that offers a glimpse into the lives of Muslims in China. The photographs in Moments in the Lives of Muslims in China – Through the Lens of Peter Sanders includes 50 images that reflect Muslims at work, school, rest and at worship around the country. Pictured: An image of young women studying in Inner Mongolia

Daily until June 11, 8am to 8pm, Saturdays to Thursdays; 4pm to 8pm on Fridays, Dh10 entry fee, Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, Sharjah, www.sharjahmuseums.com

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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

See works by three Ukrainian artists, Oleysa Dzhurayeva, Andrew Levitsky and Petro Lebedinets, in (Re)member the Time(s), which connects the past and the present by reminding us that time is changeable, progressive and circulating like human life is. Pictured: Airplanes Flight With Big Trees by Andrew Levitsky

Daily until April 26, 10am to 10pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed on Fridays), N2N Gallery, first floor, Nation Towers Galleria, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, 055 283 2642, www.n2nartgallery.com

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Dubai

Family fun

Experience the interactive and immersive Escape Reality game, in which a group of people in a themed room must use logical thinking and problem solving skills in a race against the clock to find their way out. The rooms have different themes and levels of difficulty, making it ideal for families, friends, colleagues and more.

Open noon to 10.30pm, Sundays to Wednesdays; noon to midnight, Thursdays to Saturdays, from Dh100, 04 332 7777, Escape Reality, Indigo Sky building, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, www.escapereality.com

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Dubai

Kids’ camp

Sign up your kids, ages 7 to 15, for the Kartdrome Spring Camp. Gulf Star Sports offers children an adrenaline-fuelled holiday of go-karting, laser tag, simulators, billiards, video games, team games and competitions.

March 26 to March 30 and April 2 to 6, 9am to 1pm, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh1,150, Dubai Autodrome, Dubai, [email protected], 050 429 4860

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Dubai

Art exhibition

See an exhibition by Yasmina Alaoui and Yassine Mekhnache that takes visitors on a journey through exotic cultures, ancestral techniques and abstract visions of nature through the works of two artists of Moroccan heritage. Pictured: Rainbow Rectangle by Yasmina Alaoui

Daily until March 30, 10am to 10pm, Sundays to Wednesdays; 10am to midnight on Thursdays; 2pm to 9pm on Fridays; 11am to 9pm on Saturdays, Opera Gallery, Gate Village, Building 3, Dubai International Financial Centre, 04 323 0909, www.operagallery.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

In the exhibition Minor Work, Vikran Divecha presents a number of new series related to, emerging from and reflecting on past projects, including a group of paintings created in collaboration with a road-making crew in Dubai, and a set of diagrams remapping the daily itineraries of street sweepers around the Sharjah Art Museum. Pictured: Sketchbook 3 by Mohammed Mostafa Mohammed Junu Mia and Vikram Divecha

Daily until May 11, 10am-7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 323 5052, www.ivde.net

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Dubai

Comedy classes

Sign up for the Arabic comedy course with Dubomedy and hone your stand-up skills in eight classes over six weeks, ending with a final performance on May 20. Comedians of all skill levels are invited to take part in stand-up and improv classes. Register by March 28 to take advantage of the early-bird price.

Starts April 15, from Dh1,200 for the early-bird price; Dh1,500 after March 28, Dubomedy, JLT, Dubai, register at [email protected]

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