5 things to do: Plan to celebrate Eid Al Adha on Yas Island or attend the Dubai Poetry Slam

Plan to celebrate Eid Al Adha and the final days of the Joy of Eid campaign on Yas Island with a fireworks display featuring Yas Island art and plenty of smiles. UAE Red Crescent and Yas Island joined forces between Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha to collect donations to help build schools and […]

Plan to celebrate Eid Al Adha and the final days of the Joy of Eid campaign on Yas Island with a fireworks display featuring Yas Island art and plenty of smiles. UAE Red Crescent and Yas Island joined forces between Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha to collect donations to help build schools and playgrounds in Pakistan and Mauritania.

Post a photo of yourself smiling and use the hashtag #YasJoyofEid and Yas Island will make a contribution to the cause, or make a donation yourself at the Joy of Eid donation boxes available at Yas Island attractions. Fireworks on first day of Eid Al Adha, 9pm, adjacent to MAD on Yas Island, Yas Leisure Drive, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/yasisland

Visit Yas Mall and enjoy live magic shows in celebration of Eid Al Adha, including The Levitating Man and The Caricaturist, plus a musical flash mob, traditional Ayallah dance, Arabic coffee and dates, a falconry display and more. Shows from 5pm, Town Square, Yas Mall, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.yasmall.ae

Make plans to attend the Dubai Poetry Slam in its new home at thejamjar and experience an open-mic night featuring spoken-word poetry by local artists. This collective aims to be a holistic platform for the art form and hosts monthly open-mic nights and workshops. Saturday, 7pm to 9pm, free, thejamjar, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.facebook.com/DubaiPoetrySlam

Head to The Galleria to enjoy Eid Al Adha activities for the whole family, including a falconry stand, a henna station, holiday-themed arts and crafts for kids, a dedicated hospitality area with traditional Arabic coffee and dates, and a calligrapher who will create individual pieces for shoppers. From 5pm to 10pm, free, The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi. www.thegalleria.ae

Catch a screening of a piano recital by Kun-Woo Paik, who will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Russian composer Alexander Scriabin. Tonight, 7pm, free with registration, Arirang Hall, Korean Cultural Center, Building 5, twofour54 campus, Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi, 02 491 7227, register at www.uae.korean-culture.org

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