5 things to do today: Visit the Mother of the Nation Festival or see a stage act without words

Our daily round-up of things to do: Go to the Mother of the Nation Festival on Abu Dhabi's Corniche, watch a stage show without words, experience Ferrari World's latest attraction, plan a birthday party for your child or mingle with other professionals in your field.

Visit the Mother of the Nation Festival, which celebrates, commemorates and honours the inspirational values of Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak through diverse activity zones, including a souq, a food and beverage area, a sports and fitness area, art markets and a zone dedicated to the conservation of the UAE's environment. From 4pm to midnight, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, www.motn.ae.

See Speechless, in which Colombian improvisers Felipe Ortiz and Daniel Orrantia, and Canadian DJ Mama Cutsworth give a performance with no words, using body and music as the focus, allowing anyone to understand the intertwining stories that unfold. From 8 to 10pm, Dh100, Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.courtyardplayhouse.com

Experience the family ride Benno's Great Race, one of several new attractions at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, which takes visitors on an adventurous journey with Benno the mouse and combines storytelling with an interactive experience in a timeless style. Open 11am to 8pm, from Dh250 for a one-day pass with unlimited access to the park, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. www.ferrariworldabudhabi.com

Plan your child's birthday party at Njoi, which is celebrating its first anniversary by introducing a range of party offerings, featuring two-hour exclusive hire of the venue, music, invitations, food and a special gift. Open 10am to 10pm, from Dh70 per child, Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai, 04 448 8488, www.njoi.ae

Attend the launch of the new industry night Cool Working People, and network and socialise within the service industry, including hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs and event organisations. Enjoy music by Saif and Sound and DJ Liutik as you exchange business cards and enjoy a night out. From 8pm to 2am, Up and Below, Courtyard by Marriott, World Trade Centre, Abu Dhabi, reservations at 02 698 2222

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