10 things to do today: see group exhibit Bayn: The In-Between, enjoy extended TrainYas Ramadan hours and more

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Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for June 13, 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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Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

Catch the final days of Bayn: The In-Between, a group exhibit that explores the transformations that the current generation of artists have witnessed in the UAE and the region. It seeks to describe and question the threshold found between a starting point and its end, highlighting the state as equally important to the beginning – in this case the history of the UAE – and its end goal: the future. Pictured: Accumulation by Talin Hazbar

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

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Abu Dhabi

Fitness event

TrainYas, presented by Daman’s ActiveLife, has extended its hours during Ramadan so you can enjoy fitness in the cooler evenings even longer. Walk, jog, run or bike around the 5.55km Yas Marina Circuit with family and friends. Bikes and helmets are available for rent from Fun Ride Sports, and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi has bikes available to borrow.

Tonight, 6pm to midnight, free with registration, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 800 927, register at www.yasmarinacircuit.com

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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, movies and indoor games at the longest camp day in the city, led by friendly and professional staff who are experts in keeping kids entertained all day long.

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

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Abu Dhabi

Family fun

Bawabat Al Sharq has family-friendly Ramadan festivities in line with the UAE’s Year of Giving, which promote Emirati culture. There is henna, calligraphy, oud music, a falcon show, children’s arts and crafts where they can make lanterns, and more. Make-A-Wish Foundation presents Souq Al Omniyat, featuring 50 vendors selling clothing, perfumes and accessories.

Open daily during Ramadan, 10am to 2pm and 8pm to 1am, Saturdays to Wednesdays; 10am to 2pm and 8pm to 2am, Thursdays and Fridays, Bawabat Al Sharq Mall, Bani Yas, Abu Dhabi, www.bawabatalsharqmall.ae

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Abu Dhabi & Dubai

Rugby event

Catch the latest action from this year’s British & Irish Lions Tour of New Zealand on large TV screens at McGettigan’s Lion’s Den Fanzone, with reruns being shown in the evening, including today’s match versus the Highlanders. While you are there, tuck into a Kiwi burger, which features a grilled meat patty, cucumber, garlic and mint sauce, a fried egg, lettuce and crispy yam fries.

Available at McGettigan's locations, Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi; JLT and The Baggot, Dubai, Souq Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, DWTC and The Den, Dubai, www.mcgettigans.com

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Dubai

Performance

Cape Town Opera will present Mandela Trilogy, a musical tribute to South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and former president Nelson Mandela. More than 30 cast members – including three portraying Mandela – will present the defining moments of Mandela's life through diverse styles of music, such as Xhosa choral, jazz and jive, struggle songs and liberation music.

November 9 to 11, 8pm, from Dh150, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com

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Dubai

Art workshops

Sign up for art workshops with award-winning painter Mohannad Orabi as part of the Alserkal Avenue after-iftar programming held on Wednesdays throughout Ramadan. This week, learn new skills in painting using acrylics, and next week study still-life painting, including how to choose your subject, arrange lighting and look at objects differently.

Tomorrow and next Wedensday, 9pm to 11pm, free with registration, Ayyam Gallery, 11 Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, register at events@ayyamgallery.com

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Dubai

Kids’ camp

Register your children, ages 6 to 12, for the ICC Academy Junior Summer Camp, where they can enjoy eight weeks of cricket coaching, games and skills development in a world-class, fully air-conditioned indoor centre. The camps are run by a professional coaching staff and offer fun, improvement and challenge for boys and girls. Plus children can bring along a friend for free on Thursdays during weeks 3 and 4.

July 2 to July 27, 9am to noon, Sundays to Thursdays, Dh700, for cricket coaching and matches; July 30 to August 22, 9am to noon, Sundays to Tuesdays, Dh350 for three-day cricket coaching and matches, ICC Academy, Dubai Sports City, Dubai, 04 448 1355, info@iccacademy.net

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Dubai

Art exhibition

The exhibition Ramadanization continues at Ductac and features works by UAE-based artists who responded to an open call for works that highlights how the observance of Ramadan upholds the Islamic beliefs and traditions around the globe and how it influences the daily lives of people in the region. Pictured: Book of Secrets by Mohamed Abouelnaga

Daily until June 27, 9am-10pm, Gallery of Light, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 04 341 4777, www.ductac.org

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Dubai

Art exhibition

See Put It In a Tin and My City-Wall, two series by London-based Lebanese artist Zena Assi that draw inspiration from the emotional, social and cultural baggage we carry with us when we move from one environment to another, and how facing a new culture that makes one question their own. Pictured: Late Late Late

Daily until July 23, 10am to 7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), Art Sawa, Gate Village Building 8, Podium Level, Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai, 04 386 2366, www.artsawa.com

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