Enter the Abu Dhabi Through Your Eyes photography competition, which has relaunched this year and is organised by The Office of Government Communication and Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority. Amateurs and professionals are invited to capture the spirit of Abu Dhabi through photographs. Top prize is Dh50,000. Entries now open at www.abudhabitye.com.
Register your children between the ages of 9 and 11 for the Magic Carpet Ride – a four-week, Arabian-themed interactive session in which they will learn about tales and characters from Arabia and create characters and stories through drama. June 11 to July 2, 10am to 12.30pm on Saturdays, Dh850, The Junction, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, register at 04 338 8525.
Browse an array of stalls selling art, children’s fashion, handmade jewellery, scarves, essential oils, handbags and more at the Community Market at Abu Dhabi Golf Club. From 11am to 6pm, Qanas Suite, Falcon Clubhouse, Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, 02 885 3555, www.adgolfclub.ae.
See the exhibition Parataxic Distortion in which Doha-based artists Christto and Andrew showcase bold compositions of hyperrealism that blend humour and portraiture, challenging stereotypes of the Gulf region and lifestyle. Open 10am to 3pm and 5pm to 8pm, East Wing, Limestone House 12, DIFC, Dubai, 050 553 3879, www.east-wing.org.
Sign up your children ages 5 to 11 for Art Joy, where they can appreciate art by exploring eras and styles and recreating the genius of famous painters. June 26 to August 4, 9.15am to 1.30pm, from Dh200 per day; Dh1,000 per week, Arts Centre, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 04 341 4777, www.ductac.org.
Source: art & life