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Things to do in UAE on May 24

Burger challenge, improv, daycation and French comedy on your list of events for today

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Story of UAE’s Domestic Helpers

Fleishman Hillard Middle East and the Sameness Project present the culmination of their Soles & Stories initiative at an exhibition, showcasing the artistic work and portraits of seven domestic workers from across the Philippines, Kenya and Sri Lanka who participated in the initiative. At Gulf Photo Plus, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, 7pm onwards. The event is free and open to the public. gulfphotoplus.com

THINGS TO DO IN ABU DHABI

Kinetic Sound Sculpture

A short course taking an in-depth look at the mechanics and makings of kinetic artworks and the use of sound. Held at Manarat Al Saadiyat, the sessions will invite young adults to experiment with ways to create a sound sculpture using technology and assemblage, transforming everyday objects and materials into a sound sculpture. Registration is required. Call 02-6575800.

Summer Triple Treat

Stay cool all day long with Sheraton Abu Dhabi’s triple treat promotion offering resort entrance, 30 minutes kayaking and an express massage for Dh222 plus taxes. Valid on weekdays, until August 31. Call 02-6773333.

THINGS TO DO IN DUBAI

The Burger Challenge

Fastest burger eater wins four Gatsby brunch vouchers worth Dh1,580. At Bazxar, Gate Precint Building 4, DIFC, 4-7pm. Free entry, registrations required. subscribepage.com/n2a1s2

Screening of Paterson

Dont miss the chance to watch the film and get an autograph from the main cast, about a hardworking bus driver who follows the same routine every day, observing the city and listening to fragments of conversations while picking up and dropping off passengers. At Roxy Cinemas, City Walk, 7pm. Registrations required. thesceneclub.com

Wednesday Night Improv

Ten actors converge for a night of scenes, songs and games based on audience suggestions. The audience score the players and after each round the players with the lowest scores are eliminated, at The Courtyard Playhouse, 8pm. Free, registrations required. courtyardplayhouse.com

VRZOO Combo Pack

Cool down with either a snowfall, disco or DJ skating session at the Dubai Ice Rink, followed by a 360-degree experience of interesting animal species at the VRZOO at Dubai Aquarium, until May 31. Dh110. Call 04-4485111. dubaiicerink.com

Let’s Talk Steak

Last day of the special offer at Western Steak House, Crowne Plaza Dubai, where diners get an all-you-can-eat smoked/BBQ and live carving for Dh199 per person, from 6pm until midnight. Call 800 276963

Artist For Change

A collaboration between well-known UAE artists and underprivileged artisans in Afghanistan, which aims to raise awareness of the cause and promote their talents. Artworks of four Emirati artists who took part in the programme will be exhibited at Dubai Festival City, until June 16.

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Summer Offer

Beat the summer heat by using your Visa card at Wild Wadi Waterpark and get a 25 per cent off on admission fee. The offer is valid on Visa cards issued worldwide, until September 30. T&Cs apply. jumeirah.com/en

Summer Daycation

La Ville Hotel & Suites City Walk, Dubai have launched a cool down and chill out package in a deluxe hotel room with usage of all hotel facilities for the day, Dh400 for two adults and two children, until August 31. Check in at 10am and check out by 6pm. livelaville.com

On the Other Side of the Law

Palestinian artist Yazan Khalili’s first solo exhibition in Dubai, at Lawrie Shabibi, Unit 21, Alserkal Avenue, Al-Quoz, unitl June 27.Call 04-3469906

Olivier Lejeune

The comedian, playwright and funny singer will be on stage to perform his new one man show Mieux Vaut En Rire, at Alliance Francaise Dubai. Shows today and tomorrow at 8pm. Tickets Dh180. Stand-up comedy in French language. afdubai.org

Fragrance of Faith

The St Regis Dubai will be hosting Art Noor’s exhibition in the surrounding area of Le Patio on the second floor of the hotel, until July 2. Call 04-4355577

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