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10 things to do today: attend a puppetry workshop, check out exhibition Suite Egyptienne and more

Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for May 9, 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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Abu Dhabi

Workshop

Get hands-on experience at a puppetry workshop at the New York University Abu Dhabi. Conducted by the puppeteers behind DJ Kid Koala’s theatrical masterpiece Nufonia Must Fall, participants will be guided through techniques, using actual puppets from the performance.

Today, 7pm, free, The Arts Center, New York University Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, for more information and to book a spot, visit www.nyuad-artscenter.org

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Dubai

Art exhibition

Check out photographic works by Lebanese artist Fouad Elkoury in the exhibition Suite Egyptienne. The images document his travels through Egypt in the late 1980s, following in the footsteps of Gustave Flaubert and Maxime Du Camp 150 years earlier. Pictured: Oum Koulthoum

Daily until May 16, 10am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), The Third Line, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 341 1367, www.thethirdline.com

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Sharjah

Photo exhibition

See the exhibition Moments in the Lives of Muslims in China – Through the Lens of Peter Sanders. It features 50 photographs that reflect Muslims at work, school, rest and at worship around the Asian nation. Pictured: An untitled image by Peter Sanders

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

Summer fair

Check out the Abu Dhabi Summer Fair, where you can shop for food, clothing, shoes and accessories from different countries, all under one roof. Explore the heritage of various nations, watch fashion shows, take part in recreational activities and enjoy dance shows from countries including India, China, Turkey, Serbia, Palestine, Lebanon, the UAE and more.

Daily until May 20, 3pm to 11pm, free, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, www.adnec.ae

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Abu Dhabi

Shopping

Head to the opening day of the second edition of Abu Dhabi Fashion Days Closets at Nation Towers in the capital. It features six UAE-based designers of different nationalities and backgrounds, showcasing a selection of their designs, all of which will be available to buy.

Starting today, daily until May 22, 10am to 10pm, free, Nation Towers, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, www.abudhabifashiondays.com

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Dubai

Art exhibition

See the exhibition Atelier M. Alliance Française Dubai presents paintings by UAE-based French artist Myriam Schrive that show the challenges faced by visually-impaired people. Pictured: An untitled image by Myriam Schrive

Daily until Monday, open all day, Plantation, Sofitel Dubai, JBR, Dubai, www.afdubai.org

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Dubai

Theatre

Buy tickets for Danu Theatre’s Middle Eastern adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 play A Doll’s House, about a woman who forges her father’s signature to borrow money from her husband’s colleague and foe, in order to pay for life-saving medical treatment for him. The play is performed in English with a local cast.

Tomorrow until Saturday, 7.30pm, Dh85 for early-bird tickets; then Dh100, Kilachand Theatre, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 04 341 4777, www.ductac.org

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Dubai

Open mic night

Head to Alliance Française Dubai for an open-mic night in French, with theatre, stand-up, poetry, song and dance performances. French actress Morgane Gauvin welcomes six new talents every Tuesday. The first hour is a rehearsal with Gauvin, the second is open to the public.

Every Tuesday, from 7pm to 9pm, free, Alliance Française Dubai auditorium, Alliance Française Dubai, Oud Metha Road, to register email [email protected], for more information visit www.afdubai.org/open-mic

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Dubai

Comedy show

Book your tickets to have fun with the gang from The Laughter Factory. This month’s line-up includes “Spider-Man’s dad” Dominic Holland, whose son Tom plays Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe; Geordie lad Kai Humphries (pictured); and the sharp, witty physical comedian Addy van der Borgh.

Thursday and Friday, 9pm, buffet package from Dh260, Mövenpick Hotel, JBR, Dubai; May 17, 8pm, Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi; May 18, 9pm, buffet package from Dh260, Grand Millennium Dubai, Barsha Heights, Dubai; May 19, 9pm, The Gramercy, DIFC, Dubai, Dh140, ages 21+, www.platinumlist.net

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Dubai

Fitness package

Buy a three-month summer membership package for Dubai Ladies Club and enjoy one extra month complimentary membership, six personal training sessions, plus a “Unique to You” massage.

Until May 31, Dh4,500, Dubai Ladies Club, Jumeirah 2, opposite Emirates Hospital, Dubai, www.dubailadiesclub.com

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