Your daily guide to community and cultural activities across the Emirates for June 6, 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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Take part in Unwind Yoga at Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa. Join a relaxing combination of tai-chi, balance and yoga poses to get rid of muscle tightness, sore joints and back pain. The class is suitable for all levels.
Tuesdays, 8pm to 8.45pm, Dh68, Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa, Abu Dhabi, booking essential at email@example.com
Enjoy a French-language open mic at Alliance Française Dubai every Tuesday night. Hosted by French actress Morgane Gauvin, the first hour of the programme features six performers presenting theatre, stand-up, slam poetry, singing, acoustic music and dance. The second hour is open to the public.
Tuesdays, 7pm to 9pm, free entry, auditorium, Alliance Française Dubai, Oud Metha, Dubai, 04 335 8712, www.afdubai.org/open-mic
Register your children for the Alliance Française Summer Camp, where they can make new friends, improve their French language skills, and enjoy special events and surprises in a friendly atmosphere.
July 2 to September 7, Dh130 per day includes a snack, Alliance Française Abu Dhabi, near Irish Embassy, Abu Dhabi, register at 02 612 2900, www.afabudhabi.org
Pamper yourself with the Summer Triple Treat promotion at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, where you can chill down in the pool, take a swim or try 30 minutes of kayaking in the lagoon and enjoy an invigorating express massage at the spa.
Weekdays until August 31, from Dh222, Health Club & Resort, Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, booking essential at 02 677 3333, Sheraton.Resort@sheraton.com
Get tickets now to see a screening of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, along with a live symphony orchestra performing the entire soundtrack, as part of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series. The film will be shown in high-definition on a 12-metre screen as John Williams's score is performed by Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès.
September 21 to 23, from Dh150, du Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. www.ticketmaster.ae
Get lunch at Aqua at Rosewood Abu Dhabi. As part of their summer experiences, the restaurant is offering a summer lunch package that includes an appetizer, salad buffet, pizza or pasta and the dessert of the day, along with soft drinks for Dh59.
Open noon to 3.30pm for lunch, Aqua, Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, book at 02 813 5552, firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit The Beach for a variety of special offers across its retail and food and beverage outlets throughout Ramadan. Enjoy set-menu iftars at Seven Sands (pictured) for Emirati fare, Levant for Lebanese cuisine or Eat Greek for Greek dishes. Tuck into suhoor at La Postreria and Operation Falafel.
Daily during Ramadan, The Beach, JBR, Dubai, www.thebeach.ae
Make plans to attend the Indian Property Show, where you can learn home decor tips. The feng-shui and vastu expert Padmaja Yadav will conduct free seminars that will offer tips and ideas to help keep homes clutter-free and full of positive energy, including the use of colour, scent and fresh flowers.
From 7pm to 8pm on Thursday and Friday; 6pm to 7pm on Saturday, free entry, Indian Property Show, Hall 6, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, register at www.indianpropertyshow.com
Visit the Summer Exhibition at Opera Gallery and a group showcase of contemporary artists who present works that use various colours and textures that reflect the UAE summer, including Os Gemeos, Pokras Lampas and Lita Cabellut. Additionally, see works by master artists, including Yue Minjun, Salvador Dali and Jeff Koons. Pictured: Everywhere by Yue Minjun.
Daily until July 15, 10am to 10pm, Sundays to Wednesdays; 10am to midnight on Thursdays; 2pm to 9pm on Fridays; 11am to 9pm on Saturdays, Opera Gallery, Gate Village, Building 3, Dubai International Financial Centre, 04 323 0909, www.operagallery.com
In the animated film Fireman Sam: Alien Alert, alien sightings have increased in Pontypandy. When the host of a popular alien-hunter show, Buck Douglas (voiced by David Tennant), mysteriously arrives in town, it is up to Fireman Sam (voiced by Steven Kynman) to figure out what is going on. Animated adventure, also featuring the voices of Nigel Whitmey, Jo Wyatt, David Carling and Su Douglas.
Screening at cinemas across the UAE (G)