Reverberations at The Apple Tree exhibition. Courtesy B'lu and Ashvin and Art Of Henosis
Reverberations at The Apple Tree exhibition. Courtesy B'lu and Ashvin and Art Of Henosis

5 things to do today: attend the opening of the exhibition The Apple Tree and visit the Al Ain Zoo



Attend the opening of the exhibition The Apple Tree, featuring works created simultaneously by two contemporary artists – Ashvin and B'lu – that combine thoughts, media and two different styles of execution. Sign up for the palette knife classes with B'lu each Monday and Thursday, plus a half-day symposium led by Ashvin on Saturday, August 29, Why Abstract Art? which will include meditation, creative visualisation and an interactive mixed-media workshop. Opens tonight, 7pm, The Space, twofour54, Park Rotana building, Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi, register for workshops and symposium at info@artofhenosis

Take advantage of the UAE Residents Offer at Yas Waterworld and enjoy unlimited access to more than 43 rides, slides and attractions. Tickets can be purchased at a discounted rate online or at the gate until September 21. Bring your valid Emirates ID on the day of your visit. From Dh190, includes Dh5 merchandise voucher, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.yaswaterworld.com

Sign up your children between the ages of 7 and 12 for the Kids in Harmony free taster session, where they will get to experience the choral system that includes vocal technique, diction and music appreciation, with a special focus on voice development, body expression and playing. On September 5, from 1pm to 1.45pm, The Music Hub, Falcon Tower, Abu Dhabi, registration essential at 02 632 7888 or registry@musichub.ae

Get tickets now for this weekend's shows featuring Hans Klok – The World's Fastest Illusionist. As part of the Abu Dhabi Summer Season, enjoy a mesmerising night of illusion, magic and breathtaking tricks in a theatre performance by the award-winning illusionist. Thursday and Friday, from Dh195, du Forum, Abu Dhabi, www.tixbox.com

Visit Al Ain Zoo and see the baby oryx and his mother in the Mixed Arabian exhibit as well as the baby zebra and giraffe and their families in the Mixed African exhibit. From 4pm to 10pm, from Dh20 for adults; Dh10 for children ages 3-12, Al Ain, 03 799 2000, www.alainzoo.ae

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Stars: Don Lee, Lee Jun-hyuk, Munetaka Aoki
Rating: 3/5

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Some insurers, such as World Nomads, allow you to book once you are travelling – but, as Mr Mohammed found out, pre-existing medical conditions are not covered.

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Pre-existing medical conditions such as a heart condition, diabetes, epilepsy and even asthma may not be included as standard. Again, check the terms, exclusions and limitations of any insurance carefully.

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Yemen's Bahais and the charges they often face

The Baha'i faith was made known in Yemen in the 19th century, first introduced by an Iranian man named Ali Muhammad Al Shirazi, considered the Herald of the Baha'i faith in 1844.

The Baha'i faith has had a growing number of followers in recent years despite persecution in Yemen and Iran. 

Today, some 2,000 Baha'is reside in Yemen, according to Insaf. 

"The 24 defendants represented by the House of Justice, which has intelligence outfits from the uS and the UK working to carry out an espionage scheme in Yemen under the guise of religion.. aimed to impant and found the Bahai sect on Yemeni soil by bringing foreign Bahais from abroad and homing them in Yemen," the charge sheet said. 

Baha'Ullah, the founder of the Bahai faith, was exiled by the Ottoman Empire in 1868 from Iran to what is now Israel. Now, the Bahai faith's highest governing body, known as the Universal House of Justice, is based in the Israeli city of Haifa, which the Bahais turn towards during prayer. 

The Houthis cite this as collective "evidence" of Bahai "links" to Israel - which the Houthis consider their enemy. 

 

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6pm: Wathba Stallions Cup – Handicap (PA) Dh70,000 (T) 1,400m
6.30pm: Al Nahyan – Handicap (PA) Dh80,000 (T) 1,600m
7pm: Al Karamah – Handicap (PA) Dh80,000 (T) 1,600m
7.30pm: Al Salam – Handicap (TB) Dh80,000 (T) 1,400m

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