5 things to do today: Enjoy a host of Ramadan activities at The Galleria and sign up for Aquaspin classes at Fairmont The Palm

Visit The Galleria and enjoy a host of Ramadan activities for the whole family, including a falconry stand and a hospitality area. Also see the works of renowned local calligrapher and graffiti artist Dia’a Allam, who integrates the ancient tradition of Arabic calligraphy with modern art. Open noon to midnight, The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, […]

Visit The Galleria and enjoy a host of Ramadan activities for the whole family, including a falconry stand and a hospitality area. Also see the works of renowned local calligrapher and graffiti artist Dia’a Allam, who integrates the ancient tradition of Arabic calligraphy with modern art. Open noon to midnight, The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, www.thegalleria.ae

Plan to celebrate Canada Day by watching an ice-hockey game, Canada’s national winter sport. The UAE National Team will take on a select team of Canadian expats. Plus, enjoy free public skating before the game. Friday, 6pm to 8pm for skating; 8.30pm for the hockey game, free entry, skate rental for a fee, Zayed Sports City ice rink, Abu Dhabi; search Canada in the UAE on www.facebook.com and visit the Events tab

Sign up for Aquaspin classes at Fairmont The Palm. Cool off and have fun while shaping up with this interactive class using stationary bicycles submerged in chest-deep water, using the resistance of the water for exercise. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8am; Mondays and Wednesdays, 6pm, from Dh75, ages 18+, South Residence Pool, The Health Club, Fairmont The Palm, Dubai, register at 04 457 3330, palm.healthclub@fairmont.com

Register your children ages 18 months to 5 years for the Caboodle Summer Camp, where they can enjoy puppet shows, weekly themed crafts, free play, storytelling, role play and more. Until September 1, noon to 4pm, Sundays to Thursdays during Ramadan; 9am to 1pm, Sundays to Thursdays after Ramadan, from Dh150 per day; Dh700 per week, The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 616 6973, thegalleria@caboodle.ae

Get tickets for Varekai: Tales of the Forest. Cirque du Soleil returns to Dubai with a new show set in a forest, about a man’s extraordinary adventure into a magical world. September 16 to 24, various timings (no show on September 21), from Dh245, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, www.tixbox.com

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