5 things to do today: Have some fun at The Laughter Factory and sign up for Rooftop Yoga at Talise Fitness

Have some fun at The Laughter Factory to mark International Women’s Day. This month’s line-up of comedians showcases two top female acts – Mandy Knight and Ellie Taylor – as well as Steve Shanyaski. Expectant mothers with visible baby bumps get free entry to the non-smoking venue tonight at Park Rotana. Tonight, 8pm, Dh140; free […]

Have some fun at The Laughter Factory to mark International Women’s Day. This month’s line-up of comedians showcases two top female acts – Mandy Knight and Ellie Taylor – as well as Steve Shanyaski. Expectant mothers with visible baby bumps get free entry to the non-smoking venue tonight at Park Rotana. Tonight, 8pm, Dh140; free for ­expectant mothers, ages 21+ only, Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi, 04 355 1862, www.platinumlist.net

Register to take part in two workshops at Jones the Grocer dedicated to coffee lovers. The Brewing Methods workshop teaches how different machines affect the taste and appearance of coffee, as well as the steps to making the perfect cup. The Espresso and Latte Art workshop focuses on different types of beans, how coffee is roasted, how to steam milk and how to pour it to create beautiful latte designs. Friday, 4pm at Al Manara, Dubai, and Saturday, 4pm at Khalidiya, Abu Dhabi for the Brewing Methods workshop; March 25 4pm at Al Manara, Dubai, and March 26, 4pm at Khalidiya, Abu Dhabi for the Espresso and Latte Art workshop; Dh75 for each class, register at khalidiyah@jonesthegrocer.com for the Abu Dhabi workshops; ­almanara@jonesthegrocer.com for the Dubai workshops

Sign up for Rooftop Yoga at Talise Fitness. Relax and rejuvenate at this 90-minute yoga session held in collaboration with Urban Yoga that takes place on the terrace between the Jumeirah Emirates Towers, overlooking the view of Dubai’s city lights. Monday, 7.30pm to 9pm, Dh70 for Talise Spa members in advance; from Dh85 for non-members in advance, Talise Fitness, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai, 04 406 8800, www.talisefitness.com

Enjoy a nail polish change, a 15-minute neck and shoulder massage and tea or coffee and cake for two people for only Dh150. This month, celebrate Mother’s Day and International Women’s Day at Pantry Cafe, who have teamed up with their Bay Square neighbour Belle Femme Hair & Nail Lounge to provide this package designed to pamper women. Dh150, usually Dh270, Belle Femme Hair & Nail Lounge, Bay Square, Business Bay, Dubai, book with Belle Femme Hair & Nail Lounge at 04 430 9543, www.pantrycafe.com, www.bellefemmeme.com

Attend the talk Global Legacy: Sheikh Zayed’s Faith and Humanitarianism, as part of the Multaqa Zayed National Museum. The talk will focus on the great compassion shown by Sheikh Zayed, the Founding President of the UAE, as he looked beyond the UAE, supporting projects across the globe, and examines the legacy that continues to this day. From 6.30pm to 8pm, free, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, register at 02 657 5800, www.saadiyatculturaldistrict.ae

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