5 things to do: Attend the National Day parade on Yas Island or visit the Second Hand Charity Bazaar

Our daily round-up of things to do: Attend the National Day parade on Yas Island; Gear up for holiday cooking, baking and gift-giving with the Ripe Organic and Ripe Markets Festive Season Month; Listen to award-winning Indian ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas; Plan to visit the Second Hand Charity Bazaar at Sheraton Abu Dhabi; or book your spot to attend The Improvised Tale of Robin Hood.

Attend the National Day parade on Yas Island which starts at 3pm.sss Silvia Razgova / The National
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Attend the National Day parade on Yas Island, and watch some of the country's finest cars, featuring decals, stickers, ribbons, feathers, paper, glitter and more, as Emiratis and expats celebrate in a most patriotic way. Then stop by Yas Marina and participate in fun events and activities for the whole family. From 3pm, Yas Leisure Drive, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.yasisland.ae

Gear up for holiday cooking, baking and gift-giving with the Ripe Organic and Ripe Markets Festive Season Month. From festive boxes with essential ingredients for nostalgic recipes to the weekly Ripe Markets featuring organic produce, food stalls, crafts vendors and kids' entertainment, there is great foodie fun to be had. Fridays, 9am to 3pm at Zabeel Park, Dubai; Saturdays, 4pm to 9pm at Al Barsha Pond Park, Dubai; Saturdays, 4pm to 9pm at Mushrif Central Park, Abu Dhabi, 04 380 7602, www.ripeme.com

Let award-winning Indian ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas entertain you with songs from his 35-year career, including Chitthi Aayee Hai. He will be accompanied by musicians from Mumbai. Doors open at 6pm, from Dh200, Hall 5, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

Plan to visit the Second Hand Charity Bazaar, where you will find bargains on pre-loved goods for the home, toys, accessories and more. Funds from table fees will be donated to Unicef. Saturday, 9am to 2pm, free, Arzanah Ballroom, Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, 02 677 3333

Book your spot to attend The Improvised Tale of Robin Hood, a fun, interactive take on the classic tale that goes in the direction the audience decides to take it. Children ages 4 years to 11 years and their parents will enjoy the magical experience. Tomorrow, 1pm and 3pm, Dh50, The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz, Dubai, book at www.courtyardplayhouse.com or 050 986 1761

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