Five things to do today: relax at Yas Beach and visit the exhibition Tariqah

Our daily round-up of things to do. Relax at Yas Beach; visit the exhibition Tariqah; check out the exhibition Expanding Horizons I; book a snorkel safari; and order lunch form Arlequin's Diva.

Yas Beach. Delores Johnson / The National
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RELAX on the tranquil shores of Yas Beach with your own cabana. The venue also has a full range of seafoods, grills, ice cream and fruit prepared in its state-of-the-art kitchen that you can enjoy in its shaded restaurant. From 10am to 8pm, Dh250 for a cabana for two adults with a complimentary bottle of sparkling or still water, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 056 242 0435, info@yasbeach.ae

VISIT the exhibition Tariqah, a collection of contemporary Arab works that draw inspiration from Islamic traditions and stories. The pieces are from the private collection of Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, the founder of Barjeel Art Foundation. From 10am to 10pm, Maraya Art Centre, Al Qasba, Block E, Third Floor, Sharjah, 06 556 6555, www.maraya.ae

CHECK out the exhibition Expanding Horizons I, a group exhibition by emerging and well-known artists featuring works including an untitled watercolour by Marc Guiragossian. From 10am to 7.30pm, Salwa Zeidan Gallery, Space 22, The Collection, St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 666 9656, www.salwazeidangallery.com

BOOK a snorkel safari with Noukhada. The adventure will be available from next month and includes a powerboat ride to the Ooid Shoals and to a coral reef system off-shore where you can snorkel. A guide will explain what visitors you may find along Abu Dhabi's natural coastline. Various timings depending on the tides, Dh300 per person, ages 11+, www.noukhada.ae

LEAVE your lunch at home this week and order from Arlequin's Diva instead. The daily lunch menu includes great homemade Lebanese specialities and each comes with a side salad and Arabic bread. Dh40 per person, Arlequin's Diva, behind Sheraton Khalidiya, Abu Dhabi, 02 666 6855, www.arlequincaterers.com

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