Five things to do today: join the pony club at Al Forsan and attend NYU Abu Dhabi's first Art History Time Machine

Join the new pony club at Al Forsan International Sports Resort’s equestrian centre, where children can ride and care for ponies. Young enthusiasts between the ages of 6 and 15 will be taught how to handle, feed and groom the horses, while learning how to stay safe around the animals. Saturdays, 10am to 11.30am, Dh250 […]

Join the new pony club at Al Forsan International Sports Resort’s equestrian centre, where children can ride and care for ponies. Young enthusiasts between the ages of 6 and 15 will be taught how to handle, feed and groom the horses, while learning how to stay safe around the animals. Saturdays, 10am to 11.30am, Dh250 per session, Al Forsan International Sports Resort, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, 02 656 5642, www.alforsan.com

Step back into the 1970s at the NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery’s first Art History Time Machine and experience Andy Warhol’s studio The Factory. Frequented by those celebrities Warhol called “superstars”, including Madonna, David Bowie and Bob Dylan, The Factory embodied the artistic spirit of New York at the time. Experience an Abu Dhabi version of the scene, create your own superstar character and enjoy refreshments and a fun soundtrack. From 6.30pm to 9.30pm, Art Gallery, NYU Abu Dhabi Saadiyat Campus, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, register at nyuad-artgallery.org

Celebrate Yalla Laughs’ first anniversary at Barosa with some of the group’s favourite comedians over the past year, including Ray Addison, Joe Simms, Manju Naidu, Sarah Ghazal and headliner Simeon Goodson from New York. The MCs will be co-founders Jon Boulton and Erik Thornquist. From 8pm, free entry, Barosa, Ramada, Downtown Abu Dhabi, www.yallalaughs.com

Register to take part in the Pediatric and Child First Aid course at Bodytree Studio. Accredited by the American Heart Association, participants will learn child safety, first aid, resuscitation and more. February 12, 9am to 5pm, Dh750, Bodytree Studio, Abu Dhabi, 04 443 4448, www.bodytreestudio.com

Take part in healthy activities offered every day this month by Talise Nutrition, Fitness and Spa and DNA Health Clinic as part of Wellness Month at Madinat Jumeirah. Today, try complimentary group exercise classes with Talise Fitness. From 6am to 8.15pm, Talise Fitness, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, booking is essential at 04 366 6818, www.talisefitness.com

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