5 things to do: Catch the Wheel of Life exhibition or have some fun with Yalla Laughs

Catch the opening of the exhibition Wheel of Life by Lebanese artist Joëlle A Kurdy. It features works, including The Mind, that combine images with no relationship to each other yet create a dialogue between elements. From 6pm to 8:30pm, main atrium, Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi, www.joellekurdy.com Attend Ataya 2016, […]

Catch the opening of the exhibition Wheel of Life by Lebanese artist Joëlle A Kurdy. It features works, including The Mind, that combine images with no relationship to each other yet create a dialogue between elements. From 6pm to 8:30pm, main atrium, Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi, www.joellekurdy.com

Attend Ataya 2016, the Emirates Red Crescent charity event. The initiative aims to raise funds to build schools in war-torn countries. Browse a range of distinctive fashion, jewellery, home accessories and furniture created by regional and international designers and artists. Open from 3pm to 10pm, Dh50, ladies only (family day is Thursday), Ipic Arena, Zayed Sport City, Abu Dhabi, www.emiratesrc.ae/Ataya

Register to take part in the drypoint masterclass by Ukrainian printmaker Oksana Stratiychuk. The course will include an introduction to the technique, drawing and sketching, engraving, printing in black and white and in colours, and trying different printing techniques. Saturday to May 19, 10am to 1pm daily for the morning group; 3pm to 6pm on Saturday and 6.30pm to 9.30pm from Sunday to May 19 for the afternoon group, Dh2,350, N2N Gallery, first floor, Nation Towers Galleria, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, registration ends today at 055 283 2642, www.n2n-gallery.com

Visit Noor Dubai’s Mobile Eye Clinic for a free eye test. The clinic is fitted with sophisticated medical equipment and technologies to provide quality services to patients. The UAE-based charity focuses on the prevention of blindness and visual impairment. From 10am to 2pm, outside Precinct Building 2, DIFC, Dubai, www.noordubai.ae

Break up the week with some fun with the gang from Yalla Laughs. Top local and regional comedians will tickle your funny bone. At 8pm, free entry, Barosa, 10th floor, Ramada Downtown, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/yallalaughs

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