Barasti This beach bar has become the go-to event after any major sporting event, and in previous years the World Cup has been no exception. Keep the competitive spirit alive with the day’s Premier League games on the big screen. Free. 11am-2am. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi (04 399 3333).
Chi@The Lodge Whatever the occasion (music, sport or more), Chi is the after-party of choice for many younger revellers. Its sprawling size and lively atmosphere make it a fine place to shed the fascinator and let your hair down. Tonight is bass-heavy club night R&B Saturdays. Dhs75 for men, free for ladies. 9pm-3am. Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha (04 337 9470).
Dubai Marina Street Festival To keep the exuberant mood of the races alive, check out the closing party of the 10-day Dubai Marina Street Festival. Expect a raucous atmosphere with street theatre from a dozen performers throughout the day and evening, including Rueben Dot Dot and Nigel Blackstorm, closing with a musical performance entitled Earth Night: Mix of Drums, Fire and Rhythm, starting at 8.10pm. Free. Events from 2.30pm. Marina Promenade and Marina Mall, Dubai Marina, www.dubaistreetfestival.com.
The Irish Village Expect a lively post-race crowd to rock up at this perennially-packed Dubai institution, which will feature live music from sweet-voiced local singer Caitlin from 9.30pm until 12.30pm. Free. Open 11am-2am. Dubai Tennis Stadium, Garhoud (04 282 4750).
The Stables What better place to carry on the post-race festivities than at Dubai’s racing-themed pub? To mark the day, all guests will be greeted with bubbly and canapés. The bar will be showing all the races on the big screen throughout the day, plus offering prizes to the best dressed, and drinks from Dhs20 until 8pm. Free. Open noon-midnight. Sheikh Zayed Road, above Fibber Magee’s (04 342 5571).
Toni Braxton at the closing party Six-time Grammy Award-winning chart sensation Toni Braxton will be flying in to make sure the World Cup closes in style. Adding a touch more maturity than last year’s closing act Jessie J (although perhaps not more than Elton John in 2010), expect to hear the hits that helped her shift 40 million records, including ‘Unbreak My Heart’. Timings TBC. Free to all Apron Views ticket holders (Dhs350 for the day). (04 327 2110).