Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for June 25, 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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Children can take part in the indoor summer camp at The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi, where they can enjoy a range of activities, including sports and art classes, presented by KoolKidz, Primal Gym and The Art Hub, that promote their physical and mental well-being.
July 9 to August 17, 8.30am to 1.30pm or 5.30pm, from Dh125 per day; Dh520 per week, The Mall at World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/wtcad
Visit Yas Mall for the 24-Hour Mega Sale, with more than 300 brands offering discounts up to 90 per cent and most stores open around the clock with hourly specials after midnight. Plus there will be life-size foosball matches in Town Square, as well as music and dance shows, henna, traditional culinary delights, roaming entertainment and more.
Today and tomorrow, 10am on Sunday until 10am on Monday, Yas Mall, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.yasmall.ae
Head to Yas Island to celebrate Eid Al Fitr by viewing a spectacular fireworks display on the first night of Eid. Watch the fireworks from any of Yas Marina’s seven restaurants or on board any of the boat cruises available that night from Capt Tony’s.
First day of Eid Al Fitr, fireworks at 9pm; restaurants open 11.30am to 2am, two-hour boat cruises from Dh500 for up to 10 people, Yas Marina, Yas Island, www.yasisland.ae
The fifth instalment of the Transformers film series, Transformers: The Last Knight, features humans and robots at war and the key to saving the Earth's future buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of transformers on Earth. Action, directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, Laura Haddock, Stanley Tucci and Liam Garrigan.
Screening at cinemas across the UAE (PG-15)
Nickelodeon star Dora the Explorer comes to Marina Mall for four days of entertainment this Eid. Dora's Friendship Fiesta features special guests from Paw Patrol, plus children can take part in an interactive rainforest maze with obstacles such as monkey bars, balance beams, hidden objects and ropes, where they can try to recover a lost map and backpack. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to charity.
First day of Eid Al Fitr, mall open 10am to 2pm during Eid, performances from 4.30pm to 9.30pm, from Dh20 for performances, Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi, 800 6623, www.marinamall.ae
Visit the Summer Exhibition at Opera Gallery to see a group showcase of contemporary artists who present works using colours and textures that reflect the UAE summer. Plus see works by master artists including Yue Minjun, Salvador Dalí and Jeff Koons. Pictured: Eye of Mystery by Pokras Lampas
Daily until July 15, 10am to 10pm, Sundays to Wednesdays; 10am to midnight, Thursdays; 2pm to 9pm on Fridays, 11am to 9pm on Saturdays, Opera Gallery, Gate Village, Building 3, DIFC, Dubai, 04 323 0909, www.operagallery.com
Children can enjoy the week-long Eid Carnival at Splash ‘n’ Party, where they can have fun with the splash slides, splash pads and water guns, plus have the chance to win gifts and prizes.
Today to July 1, 9am to 9pm, Dh100, Splash 'n' Party, Al Safa 2, Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 388 3008, www.splashnparty.ae
Get tickets now to see Xavier and Aisha's Amazing Choral Adventure, a family-friendly concert by the Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, as they present the tale of Xavier, Aladdin's little brother, who must defeat the evil conductor before he can marry Aisha, the girl of his dreams.
July 6 and 7, 11am and 2pm daily, Dh50, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com
Children ages 1 to 5 can experience the world of children’s book creator Eric Carle at the British Orchard Nursery Summer Camp. The fun and educational weekly summer camp will introduce children to concepts, values and skills through Carle’s popular stories, including The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Today to September 7, 9am to 2pm or 7.30am to 5.30pm, prices vary per branch, British Orchard Nursery, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah, 800 773 724665, www.britishorchardnursery.com
Stay fit this summer at the UAE’s largest indoor summer sports venue, Dubai Sports World. Take part in sports, tournaments, academies and activities for fitness enthusiasts and beginners alike, including football, badminton, cricket, indoor cycling, running track, table tennis, volleyball, group fitness classes, basketball, tennis, rugby and a state-of-the-art Technogym.