5 things to do today: See the exhibition Jeddah, A Unesco World Heritage Site or visit the Liwa Date Festival

See the exhibition Jeddah, A Unesco World Heritage Site. Photographers Sarah Abudawood from Saudi Arabia and Canada’s Samir Nicolas Saadi showcase images of the Saudi Arabian city, which was recognised in 2014 for its role as a major Red Sea trade route and a gateway for Muslim pilgrims arriving by sea to visit Mecca. Open […]

See the exhibition Jeddah, A Unesco World Heritage Site. Photographers Sarah Abudawood from Saudi Arabia and Canada’s Samir Nicolas Saadi showcase images of the Saudi Arabian city, which was recognised in 2014 for its role as a major Red Sea trade route and a gateway for Muslim pilgrims arriving by sea to visit Mecca. Open 10am to 7pm, The Empty Quarter, Building 2, DIFC Gate Village, Dubai, www.theemptyquarter.com, 04 323 1210

Register your children, ages 7 to 14, for the KidZania Zummer Camp. Mornings are dedicated to the martial arts, including kudo, taekwondo and aikido and yoga, while afternoons focus on painting and pottery. Runs until August 25, 10am to 4pm, Sundays to Thursdays, Dh950, KidZania, The Dubai Mall, Dubai, 04 448 5222, www.kidzania.ae

Get tickets now to see Marlon Wayans. The American comedian presents his first stand-up show in Abu Dhabi. The star of White Chicks, Scary Movie and A Haunted House will perform as part of the Abu Dhabi Summer Season programme. August 19, 8pm, from Dh145, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, www.platinumlist.net

Visit the Liwa Date Festival. At this 12th edition of the annual event, farmers will present varieties of dates for judging. There will also be competitions for best mangoes and the best lemons. Daily until Saturday, 4pm to 10am, Liwa, Al Gharbia, Western region of Abu Dhabi, www.visitabudhabi.ae

Stay fit at TrainYas and jog, walk or bike around the 5.55km Yas Marina Circuit. Bikes and helmets are available for rent from Fun Ride Sports, and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi provides 400 complimentary bikes each week. From 6 to 10pm, free with registration, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.yasmarinacircuit.com

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