5 things to do today

Monday 9

See twisted Lebanese art: Levantine artist Shawki Youssef’s twisted figures on canvas are a must-see for any fans of Egon Schiele or Francis Bacon. His new show at Green Art Gallery is entitled ‘Fluid Beings’
Free. Open Sat-Thu 10am-7pm, until June 6. Green Art Gallery, Al Serkal Ave (04 346 9305).

Laze around on Kite Beach: This quiet, secluded spot is a great place to unwind and take in the views of the Burj Al Arab. Enjoy it while you can before the summer months hit.
Free. Umm Suqeim 4, behind Wollongong University.

Play footie with your colleagues: The Duplays eight-a-side corporate football league starts today. Sign up now and start training.
Dhs3,500 per team for the season. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Dubai Modern High School, Nad Al Sheba, www.duplays.com.

Pasta night at Dante: Tuck into plenty of fresh pasta from live cooking stations at this laid-back Italian restaurant.
Dhs165 (soft drinks and one beverage). Dhs215 (house beverages). 7pm. Dante, Grand Millennium Dubai, TECOM (04 429 9999).

Bird’s eye views from the cable car: The perfect afternoon activity, Dubai Creek Park’s cable car ride is an exciting 30-minute treat for little ones and visiting relatives alike. Get a fantastic view of the manicured gardens of one of Dubai’s finest parks, while taking in the sights, sounds and smells of the creek. The trip also provides some spectacular photo opportunities – the ride takes you all the way from Garhoud Bridge to the floating bridge, and the kids will love the fact that they get to dangle over the afternoon highway traffic. But make sure you do it after 3pm – there’s no A/C in the cars so it can get sweaty.
Dhs25 per person. Open daily 10am-11pm. Dubai Creek Park, near Garhoud Bridge (04 336 7633).

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