5 things to do: Attend TrainYAS or visit Qasr Al Muwaiji

Attend TrainYAS and make the most of the cool weather with a run, walk or bike around the 5.55-km track. Participants of all levels of fitness are welcome to attend. Bikes and helmets are available for hire for Dh30 from Fun Ride Sports, and there are 400 complimentary bikes for public use, courtesy of Cleveland […]

Attend TrainYAS and make the most of the cool weather with a run, walk or bike around the 5.55-km track. Participants of all levels of fitness are welcome to attend. Bikes and helmets are available for hire for Dh30 from Fun Ride Sports, and there are 400 complimentary bikes for public use, courtesy of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. From 6pm to 10pm, free with registration, enter at Gate 20, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, register at www.yasmarinacircuit.com, book a bike at edward@fundridesports.com or 02 556 6113.

Visit Qasr Al Muwaiji, the 100-year-old fort and the birthplace of Sheikh Khalifa, which has recently been restored and converted to a museum, recounting the history of the building, its residents and Al Ain, in a glass-walled space within the building’s courtyard. Guided tours are also available for individuals and groups. Open 9am to 7pm, Khalifa bin Zayed Street, Central District, Al Ain, 03 767 4444, www.qasralmuwaiji.ae.

Get tickets for Sangam and hear Indo-jazz fusion, as the sitar virtuoso Purbayan Chatterjee and jazz legend Louis Banks, along with four other musicians, come together to perform world music through a variety of instruments and genres. January 23, 7pm, from Dh100, Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 366 6546, www.madinattheatre.com.

Make plans to attend the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. The event is one of the biggest events on the European Tour and regularly features some of golf’s most famous names, including Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Henrik Stenson and Martin Kaymer. January 21 to 24, gates open at 7am, from Dh50 for a one-day pass, Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, www.abudhabigolfchampionship.com.

Register to audition for the play Take the Ground, by Emirati playwright Saleh Karama Al Ameri. The third production by Beyond the Veil, it will be staged in March. Tomorrow, 7pm to 9pm and Saturday, 3pm to 5pm, conference and lecture hall, MCYCD Cultural Centre, National Theatre, Abu Dhabi, register at beyondtheveilad@gmail.com.

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