5 things to do today

Have a clear-out for a good cause or watch movies in the moonlight

Things to do today, The Knowledge
Wednesday 19

See Syrian art: ‘Mondaseen’ is an insightful exhibition by Syrian artist Monif Ajaj, portraying the recent events in Syria. His drawings are classical, but he uses modern materials, such as graffiti spray.
Free. Until November 10. Artspace, Gate Village Building 3, DIFC (04 323 0820).

Have a clear-out in aid of TakeMyJunk: This organisation collects unwanted household items and distributes them at a low cost to those in need. Proceeds from the sales are used to provide meals, medical care and basic help for needy individuals across the UAE. Pick-up available.
Drop-off point: Pastels Hair Salon, 873 Al Wasl Road, www.takemyjunkuae.com (050 179 4045).

Enjoy afternoon tea at Nineteen: Nineteen’s terrace provides a pleasant setting for a traditional afternoon tea. Choose from a selection of teas served with freshly baked scones, pastries and sweet culinary delights.
Dhs60-Dhs155. 1pm-5.30pm. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).

Volleyball league: Sign up for Duplays’ free mixed six-a-side ‘Al Tayer Volley4Serve II’ League which starts tonight.
Free for teams and individuals. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Until December 16. Dubai Modern High School, Nad Al Sheba, www.dubai.duplays.com (055 224 0187)
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Cool off in the pool with movies in the moonlight: What better way to wind down the week than with a communal family movie at Desert Palm? Tonight’s line-up is Tooth Fairy at 7pm, followed by The Tempest at 8.30pm.
Dhs30 per person (includes pool access towels, a bowl of popcorn and two movies). Wed 7pm. Ongoing. Desert Palm Resort and Spa, Al Awir Road, near International City, www.desertpalm.ae (04 323 8888).

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