5 things to do today: Celebrate the Year of the Monkey at Yas Mall and get tickets for RedFest DXB

Celebrate the Year of the Monkey at Yas Mall with a line-up of performances including the UAE’s first Lion Pole Dance, lantern decorations, an authentic Chinese garden and a Tree of Wealth, plus kung-fu workshops, acrobatics shows, calligraphy, Chinese lantern-making, roaming entertainers and more. From 10am to 10pm, Yas Mall, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.yasmall.ae […]

Celebrate the Year of the Monkey at Yas Mall with a line-up of performances including the UAE’s first Lion Pole Dance, lantern decorations, an authentic Chinese garden and a Tree of Wealth, plus kung-fu workshops, acrobatics shows, calligraphy, Chinese lantern-making, roaming entertainers and more. From 10am to 10pm, Yas Mall, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.yasmall.ae

Visit Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo to see the sea dragons. Native to Australia and related to seahorses, they are among the most ornately camouflaged creatures in the world. Divers will also perform hourly Dragon Dances from 2pm to 8pm. Open 10am to 11pm, from Dh100, Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, Dubai Mall, Dubai, 04 448 5200, www.thedubaiaquarium.com

Register to take part in the Chinese Cultural Evening at Eton Institute and celebrate Chinese New Year by learning about the culture and language. Experience an evening of colourful traditions, authentic cuisine and simple language lessons. Wednesday, 6.30pm to 8pm, free, Eton Institute, Dubai Knowledge Village, Dubai, 04 438 6800, www.middleeast.etoninstitute.com

Enjoy a night of fashion at Shop My Closet. Find pre-loved high-street and high-end items from more than 20 fashionistas’ closets, plus merchandise and overrun designer boutique stock discounted by up to 90 per cent. Get fashion and styling tips, and discount vouchers. From 7pm to 10pm, Le Méridien, Tourist Club, Abu Dhabi, www. facebook.com/shop.my.closet.gotg

Get tickets for RedFest DXB, featuring live music by Steve Aoki, Rita Ora, The Vamps, Dawin, Grace and Nathalie Saba on Thursday, and Adam Lambert, Trey Songz, Eva Simons, Fifth Harmony, Redfoo and MistaJam on Friday. From 6pm to 1am, Thursday; 2pm to 1am, Friday, from Dh400 for a one-day ticket, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai, www.platinumlist.net

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