5 things to do today: Watch the film Fidelio: Alice's Journey and book your tickets for the Abu Dhabi Wedding Fair

Ellen Fortini Watch the film Fidelio: Alice’s Journey as part of the Ciné Day La nouveauté series, a new concept by Alliance Française Dubai, which features a recent French film each month. The 2014 drama focuses on Alice (Ariane Labed), a sailor, who embarks on a journey as a mechanic on an old cargo ship, […]

Ellen Fortini

Watch the film Fidelio: Alice’s Journey as part of the Ciné Day La nouveauté series, a new concept by Alliance Française Dubai, which features a recent French film each month. The 2014 drama focuses on Alice (Ariane Labed), a sailor, who embarks on a journey as a mechanic on an old cargo ship, Fidelio. She soon discovers that the first love of her life, Gaël (Melvil Poupaud), is the ship’s captain, and she finds a notebook that belonged to her predecessor, who recently died. In French with English subtitles. At 8pm, free entry, auditorium, Alliance Française Dubai, Oud Metha, Dubai, 04 335 8712, www.afdubai.org

See A Paddy, A Brit and a Local Walk Into a … Comedy Show! Enjoy an evening of stand-up by opening act Omar Ismail and host Sam Moult, along with Irish musical comedy headliner Declan “Paddyman” O’Sullivan. Doors open at 7.30pm, show starts at 8.30pm, from Dh75; Dh60 for students, Le Méridien, Tourist Club Area, Abu Dhabi, reservations at 02 644 6666, or email 01899.FBReservations@lemeridien.com

Sign up to attend today’s Muntada talk The Path to Success: Linear, Random or Somewhere in Between? The Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation presents this discussion, which features two business leaders sharing personal stories of success, failure and the drive for greater achievement. From 6pm for reception; talk begins at 6.30pm, free, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.shf.ae

Register now to take part in the Hatta Hills Running Race Festival. The whole family can participate in races, from a hilly 3km fun run around the hotel to a 21.2km challenge that provides views of the scenery and goes off-road through the mountains and wadis. March 11, 7am to noon, from Dh150, Hatta Fort Hotel Dubai, 04 852 3211, register by March 1 at www.supersportsdubai.com

Book your free tickets to the Abu Dhabi Wedding Fair, where you will find everything you need to plan your special day, including event designers and planners, bridal couture and more. March 4 and 5, 4 to 11pm on Friday; 4 to 9pm on Saturday, The Domes, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/abudhabiweddingfair

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