10 things to do today: See Hundred Best Arabic Posters at Warehouse421, buy tickets for the Justin Bieber, and more

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Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for January 14, 2017, including performances, festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings, health and fitness events, talks, classes, workshops and family fun.


Art workshop

Register to take part in the Emirati doll heads workshop at Maraya Art Centre. Using basic doll-making techniques, you can design and make doll heads with traditional headgear. The final product can be used as a wall hanging or as a decorative cushion.

January 21, 11am-12.30pm, Dh30, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, register at 06 556 6555, rsvp@maraya.ae


Social event

Register to attend the January social evening of Gulf 4 Good and celebrate past challenges and discover the highlights of this year’s programme for the adventure charity. Get to know the team, explore children’s charity projects and meet past Gulf 4 Good challengers.

Tomorrow, 7.30pm-9.30pm, free, Dubai Offshore Sailing Club, Umm Suqeim, Dubai, reserve your spotat marketing@gulf4good.org

Abu Dhabi

Art exhibition

See Hundred Best Arabic Posters at Warehouse421. The exhibition celebrates the diversity of visual cultures by collecting and choosing the best posters from across the Arab world, spreading knowledge about graphic design in the region.

Daily until February 9, 10am-8pm, Tuesdays to Sundays (closed Mondays), Warehouse421, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, www.warehouse421.ae

Abu Dhabi

Cultural festival

Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival has been extended. Learn more about local culture at this event that celebrates the legacy of the Founding President of the UAE. Entertainment includes regional and international traditional dances, camel and horse rides, arts and crafts, a playground for children, plus films, handicraft demonstrations, henna, a souq and traditional food options.

Daily until January 22, 4pm-10pm, free entry, Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi, www.zayedfestival.com

Abu Dhabi

Film screening

See the family-friendly Korean film How to Steal a Dog as part of the Cinema Space series. Ten-year-old Ji-so lives in a pizza-delivery van with her mother and brother and dreams of living in a house of her own. She sees a missing-pet flyer and realises that people will pay to have their pets returned, so she plans to save her family by stealing the dog that belongs to the wealthy woman her mother works for. The film is directed by Kim Sung-Ho and is based on Barbara O'Connor's novel of the same name. The film is in Korean with English subtitles.

Today, 4pm, free with registration, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com


New movie

Patriots Day is based on the true events of the Boston Marathon bombing of 2013, with a focus on police sergeant Tommy Saunders (Mark Wahlberg) and other first-responders who handled the aftermath and conducted the city-wide manhunt for the terrorists who caused it. The film weaves true stories and celebrates the strength and resolve of the people of Boston. Drama, also starring John Goodman, Kevin Bacon, Michelle Monaghan, Christopher O'Shea and Rachel Brosnahan.

Screening at cinemas across the UAE. (18+)


Cultural event

Attend the Galette Party at Alliance Française Dubai and enjoy a fun-filled day with the family celebrating the traditional cake of Epiphany. The cultural programme also includes a music-discovery workshop for children with My Music Head, an open-door theatre workshop with Gaït and Morgane Gauvin, storytelling with Abbi Patrix in collaboration with the International Storytelling Festival of Sharjah, street art painting with thejamjar, a mini-concert by the UAE Philharmonic, and the serving of the galette des rois (king cake, made with puff pastry and frangipane) in the Library Garden at 4.30pm.

Today, 11am-5pm, free, Alliance FrançaiseDubai, Oud Metha, register at 04 335 8712, mediatheque@afdubai.org



Buy tickets for the Justin Bieber concert in Dubai in May. The Canadian pop star returns to the UAE with his Purpose World Tour. Hits include Baby, Boyfriend, As Long As You Love Me and One Time.

May 6, gates open at 4pm, from Dh335, Autism Rocks Arena, Dubai Outlet Mall, Dubai. www.800tickets.com


Art exhibition

In Landmarks II, the Sharjah-based Syrian artist Thaier Helal experiments with different media in an attempt to recreate the physical attributes of natural settings such as mountains, deserts, rivers and lakes. Pictured: Throne of Water

Daily until March 4, 10am-6pm, Sundays to Thursdays; noon-6pm on Saturdays (closed Fridays), Ayyam Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 323 6242, www.ayyamgallery.com


Art exhibition

Line | Khat by Golnaz Fathi explores the relationship between experimental calligraphic mark-making and non-traditional mediums, in a new body of work that originates from the intimate narrative of diaries and notebooks. Pictured: Numbers

Daily until January 28, 10am-7pm, Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays), The Third Line, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 04 341 1367, www.thethirdline.com