5 things to do today: Attend a talk by Robert Baldwin and explore the exhibition Phantom Limb

Attend a talk by Robert Baldwin, explore the exhibition Phantom Limb, attend the auditions for the Short + Sweet Dance Festival, cycle your way to a fitter lifestyle with TrainYas Tuesday, and attend a talk by Adam Clifton.

Arabian Sea humpback whales. Courtesy of ENHG Lecture
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Attend a talk by Robert Baldwin on the history, mystery, current study and uncertain future of the Arabian Sea humpback whales. Baldwin has more than 20 years of experience in environmental consultancy and marine conservation initiatives. He also represents several international organisations as an expert adviser on marine mammals and sea turtles, including the UN Convention on Biological Diversity and the International Whaling Commission. Today, 7pm, Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, abudhabi.enhg.org

Explore the exhibition Phantom Limb by sculptor Diana Al Hadid. She presents works that transform Renaissance and classical imagery into contemporary forms that appear to be decaying or resurfacing. Daily until May 28, noon to 8pm, Mondays to Saturdays (closed Sundays and Fridays), NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 628 8000, www.nyuad-artgallery.org

Attend the auditions for the Short + Sweet Dance Festival which are now open to those who have registered. Each audition should fall between a four- to 10-minute format. At Ductac, Mall of the Emirates; Friday, The Hive, Bur Dubai; Saturday, thejamjar, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, www.shortandsweet.org

Cycle your way to a fitter lifestyle with TrainYas Tuesday open-track nights. Bike rentals are available on site, and registration can be done online or when you arrive at the track. Appropriate for all ages and ability levels. The circuit length is 5.55km. Walkers and runners are also welcome. Every Tuesday, 6pm to 10pm, free, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.yasmarinacircuit.com

Attend a talk by Adam Clifton, titled The Next Really Great Thing: A Discussion of the Next Step in the Capital, which is a part of the Warehouse Project Talks. Clifton, an independent consultant on global macroeconomic policy, will look at economic projects that relate to new thoughts on the future. 7pm, Warehouse 82, Alserkal Avenue, Street 8, Al Quoz 1, Dubai, www.facebook.com/AlserkalAve