10 things to do today: Book a spot at the Unseen Trails iftar walk in Old Dubai, get tickets to see Trevor Noah, and more

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Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for May 30, 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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New movie

The film Sachin: A Billion Dreams is based on the life of Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who is regarded as one of the sport's greatest batsmen and one of India's most celebrated sportsmen. Tendulkar plays himself in the film, which delves into his professional and personal life, and follows him from age 10. Biography, also starring Sara Tendulkar, Arjun Tendulkar and Mayuresh Pem.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE (G)


Art workshops

Register to take part in a series of art workshops with award-winning painter Mohannad Orabi, as part of Alserkal Avenue’s after-iftar programming held on Wednesdays throughout Ramadan. Classes include sketching and drawing, colour and composition, painting and still-life painting.

Wednesdays, beginning tomorrow, 9pm to 11pm, free with registration, Ayyam Gallery, 11 Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, register at events@ayyamgallery.com


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, study, rest and at worship around the country. Pictured: An 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


Art exhibition

See the exhibition Made in Tashkeel, a showcase of works by 34 UAE-based member artists, who demonstrate their creativity in various media and techniques resulting from experimentations, workshops and residencies facilitated by and held at Tashkeel. Pictured: Mumbai by Lisa Fraser

Daily until August 30, 10am to 10pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed on Fridays); 10am to 5pm during Ramadan, Tashkeel, Nad Al Sheba, Dubai, 04 336 3313, www.tashkeel.org

Abu Dhabi

Kids’ camp

Register your children, ages 5 to 12, for the ZSC Kids Holiday Camp, where they can enjoy ice-skating, bowling, arts and crafts and games at the longest day camp day in the city. It will be led by friendly and professional staff who will ensure that kids are well engaged at all times.

July 10 to August 25, 8.30am to 5.30pm, Dh1,000 per child per week; Dh900 per week for siblings, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, register at 02 403 4222, kidscamp@zsc.ae

Abu Dhabi

Comedy show

Get tickets now to see Trevor Noah perform at du Forum, as part of his international Around the World tour. The host of The Daily Show released his first book, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood last year to wide acclaim, and has performed stand-up in the UAE, including headlining the Dubai Comedy Festival in 2015.

December 15, 8.30pm, from Dh280, du Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.ticketmaster.ae


Yoga event

Register now to take part in the full moon yoga programme at Fairmont The Palm, which will also include a wellness market. Classport, the group-class booking app, is hosting the event, which features a 90-minute yoga and meditation session. It will also showcase health, wellness and fitness-related products, including yoga wear, protein shakes and more.

June 10, 7pm to 10.30pm, Dh75, Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, register at fullmoonyoga@fairmont.com


Iftar walk

Book your spot at the Unseen Trails iftar walk in Old Dubai. Just before sunset, the congested streets of one of Dubai’s oldest neighbourhoods falls eerily silent, as workers and neighbours gather on roadways to break the fast when the call to prayer sounds. Take part in an iftar and experience the neighbourhood as the crowds gather again in the street. Bring your camera for photo opportunities and then enjoy a closing meal at an Afghan restaurant.

Meet before sunset, Dh595 includes water, chai, iftar snacks and dinner at the Afghan restaurant, Naif, Old Dubai, check for available dates at www.unseentrails.com/ramadan


Art offer

Get creative this Ramadan and take advantage of the special Ramadan Painting Package offer from thejamjar. Get four canvases at the discounted price of Dh250 and see where your imagination and skill take you.

Open 10am to 6pm, Mondays to Thursdays and Saturdays; 2pm to 8pm on Fridays (closed on Sundays), Dh250, thejamjar, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 341 7303, www.thejamjardubai.com


Beauty offer

Enjoy frizz-free hair this summer with a smooth, bouncy look for just Dh75 – regardless of length, hair type or style – from The White Room. Eliminate the daily maintenance of haircare with a blow-dry that lasts two or three days, and feel instantly pulled-together at an affordable price.

From Dh75, Dubai Marina Mall; JLT; Ibn Battuta; and Motor City, Dubai, book at 04 364 9228, www.whiteroomdubai.com