5 things to do today: visit Design 971 at The Dubai Mall and book a ferry trip for leap year with Jalboot

Visit the second edition of Design 971, The Dubai Mall’s pop-up concept store that spotlights emerging local fashion talent on a bimonthly basis. The latest edition features Lammai by Emirati designer Mai Alubdoor, an experimental fashion brand that blends art and minimalism; Saudi designer Arwa Al Banawi, whose inspirations include Audrey Hepburn and street art; […]

Visit the second edition of Design 971, The Dubai Mall’s pop-up concept store that spotlights emerging local fashion talent on a bimonthly basis. The latest edition features Lammai by Emirati designer Mai Alubdoor, an experimental fashion brand that blends art and minimalism; Saudi designer Arwa Al Banawi, whose inspirations include Audrey Hepburn and street art; Lebanese designer Dima Ayad whose clothes celebrate the female form, regardless of shape or size; and Dressaddict by Artem & Victor, which focuses on the characteristics of the fabric and the possibilities of form and function they offer. Open 10am to 11pm, The Village, Ground Floor, The Dubai Mall, Dubai, 800 38224 6255, www.thedubaimall.com

Book a ferry trip with Jalboot for February 29 and take advantage of the leap year special offer, in which a group of four people can cruise for the price of one. Enjoy views of the Abu Dhabi coastline, plus the city skyline and surrounding islands, and stop at locations including Etihad Towers, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Yas Marina and Abu Dhabi Mall. February 29, from Dh150 for full daytime trip, with the first at 10am and the last at 3pm; Dh50 for evening trip from 8.15pm to 9.15pm, 600 575 756, www.jalboot.ae

Watch Wednesday Night Comedy: Gorilla Improv, a new format in which players take turns directing each other in improvised scenes. The audience decides if the director did a good job or not by voting to award a “banana” or a punishment “forfeit”. From 8pm to 10pm, Dh50, The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz, Dubai, www.courtyardplayhouse.com

Sign up to take part in the Energy Pranic Healing Basic Course, where you will learn to ease headaches, back pain and stress naturally in a course that runs over two consecutive Saturdays. March 5 and 12, 9am to 5pm, Dh1,000 includes book, certificate and lunch for both days, Vision Hotel, Tourist Club Area, Abu Dhabi, register by March 1 at 050 466 9551, pranasuzi@gmail.com

Register to take part in Eton Day, celebrating the 10th anniversary of Eton Institute. The event will feature food, music, dance, free language lessons, cultural presentations, raffle draws and prizes.

March 10, 8am to 9pm, free, Eton Institute, Park Rotana Complex, Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi and Block 3, Dubai Knowledge Village, Dubai, www.middleeast.etoninstitute.com

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