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10 things to do today: See the Travelling Light exhibition, register for the #IgniteDXB Hatta Hills Running Festival, and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for March 8, 2017, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun. Aarti Jhurani rounds up 10 things to do today in the UAE.

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Al Ain

Heritage event

Register to take part in My Old House as part of the Visit Al Ain programme of events, which celebrates Abu Dhabi’s essence of the past and contemporary vision of the future. Join archaeologists and conservators on a bus tour exploring the architectural features of old homes and oases in Al Ain and learn about life in the Emirati home.

Today and tomorrow, from 10am, free with registration, tour starts from Al Ain National Museum, Al Ain, register at 03 711 8331, [email protected]

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Dubai

Meditation class

Book your spot to attend a session of sound meditation at Twig (Together We Intentionally Grow). The sound meditation session uses sound therapy combined with energy healing to transmit soundwave vibrations to restore health and harmonic balance to physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies. The healing soundwave vibrations are produced by instruments such as tuning forks, singing bowls, gongs, pipes and drums.

Wednesdays, 7.30pm to 8.30pm, Dh85, Twig Centre, Villa No 1, Street 15, Mirdif, Dubai, [email protected]

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Abu Dhabi

Exhibition

Emirati Adornment: Tangible & Intangible is an interactive exhibition as part of the Emirati memory project, Lest We Forget, which explores Emirati identity through modes of adornment, from garments, jewellery and weapons, to henna, kohl and fragrance, as well as grooming and hairstyles.

Daily until August 27, 10am to 8pm, Tuesdays to Sundays (closed Mondays), Warehouse421, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, www.warehouse421.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Sporting event

Sign up for The Ladies Dash, a team relay event featuring five women, who each run 800 metres before passing the baton. Plus enjoy the activity village with energising music, health and fitness activities, live cooking demonstrations, nutritional advice, games, giveaways and more. The event is staffed by women to ensure the privacy of participants and is presented by Daman ActiveLife.

Monday, from 4pm for registration; race 6.30pm, Dh150 for individuals; Dh750 for a team of five, ages 18+, Al Bateen Beach for women, Abu Dhabi, www.racethedash.com

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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

See Travelling Light, an exhibition by seven female French artists in the UAE, who all use the effect of chiaroscuro – dramatic effects through dark and light colours. Each artist presents her style through genre and use of light. Pictured: The Magic Moment, by Clara Baudot

Opens today, then runs daily until March 24, 10am to 9pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Etihad Modern Art Gallery, Al Bateen, Street 4, Villa 4/2, Abu Dhabi, 02 667 1229, www.etihadmodernart.com

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Nationwide

New movie

Commando 2: The Black Money Trail stars Vidyut Jamwal (pictured) as Karanvir Dogra, who uses his combat skills to eradicate black money which has been siphoned to various banks abroad. Action crime drama, also starring Esha Gupta and Adah Sharma.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (PG15)

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Dubai

Art exhibition

The winners of the International Women Photographers Award will showcase works from around the world, with a focus on the Middle East. Prior to today’s opening there will be a panel discussion from 4-6pm on Contemporary Women Photographers in the Middle East. Pictured: Teaching by Playing by Ranita Roy

Opens today, then runs until April 3, 9am to 8pm, Saturdays to Wednesdays; 9am to 5pm on Thursdays and Saturdays (closed Fridays), La Galerie, Alliance Française Dubai, Oud Metha, Dubai, 04 335 8712, www.afdubai.org

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Dubai

Fitness event

Register to take part in the #IgniteDXB Hatta Hills Running Festival. Enjoy the scenery of the Hajar Mountains and Hatta Dam during this daytime running event, which is suitable for the whole family, with four distances on- and off-road to choose from, including the childrens’ 3K and 5K and the adults’ 5K, 10K and half-marathon.

Friday, from 7am, from Dh150 for adults; Dh100 for children, Hatta Hills, Dubai, register by tomorrow at www.premieronline.com

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Dubai

Informational talk

Register to attend an informational talk by the charity organisation Gulf 4 Good and learn about the group’s Nepal challenges and forthcoming Annapurna Base Camp challenge in April. Catch the premiere of the Everest base camp film shot during the 2015 trek when the Nepal earthquake hit. Anne, who led the trek, will share her experiences.

Today, 7pm, free to attend, Raw Coffee, Al Quoz, Dubai, register at [email protected]

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Dubai

Art exhibition

See The Things They Carry, a joint exhibition by Debjani Bhardwaj and Jennifer Boldt who use ceramic, paper and textiles to explore the subtleties of the human experience, focusing on memories and emotions that remain inside. Pictured: Facets 3.2 by Jennifer Boldt

Opens today, then runs daily until March 18, 6pm to 9pm, Yadawei Gallery, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.yadawei.net

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