Wednesday 8 Go retro tonight at Cavalli Club Classic, old school ’80s and ’90s tunes are the order of the day for revellers at this high-end club night in The Fairmont. Free (reservations required). 10pm-3am. Cavalli Club, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 228 2554).
Beef and reef night at West 14th Tuck into a selection that includes wagyu rump, Texas smoked brisket and sirloin, plus grilled prawns, calamari, local lobster and oysters cooked on the barbecue. Dhs200 per person (food only). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Oceana, Palm Jumeirah (04 447 7601).
Do Pilates at The Archive This weekly progressive outdoors class is suitable for all levels and is lead by Dubai-based clinical Pilates instructor and physiotherapist Marilyne Lopes. 7pm. Dhs50 per class or Dhs450 for 10 classes. Bring your own mat and towel. To register email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday 9 Get your face read at Talise Spa World-renowned face reader Eric Standop is offering individual readings for a limited time. The ancient art can reveal characteristics, personality traits, health and fate, and can help people unlock their potential and personal success. Dhs750 for 80 minutes. Until January 9. Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6818).
Slurp noodles at Benjarong The restaurant honours the Thai tradition of beginning the year with noodles, to symbolise wishes for a long life. Sample phad sie eiw with chicken, dark soy sauce and kale or flat rice noodle soup with fish balls, calamari, chicken, fried bean curd, white fungus and morning glory. Prices vary. Daily noon-3pm. Until January 31. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).
Laugh the night away with Punchline The comedy night is back with sets from Alex Boardman, Jonny Awsum and Phil Butler. Dhs200 (includes food). 9pm. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills (04 445 6842).
GAC World Tour Table Tennis The world’s best ping-pongers will be competing for a Dhs367,299 prize. Free, 10am-8pm until Sunday 12 January, Al Nasr Sports Club, www.ittf.com (04 337 1234).
Head to a Candypants party Unpretentious entertainment brand Candypants will be taking over Movida for this new night, which sees a different collaboration each week. Free, reservations required. 11pm-3am. Movida, Radisson Royal Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (05 517 4449).
Friday 10 The month-long extravaganza the Dubai Shopping Festival features hard-to-beat bargains in malls, stores and boutiques across the city. Get up to 50 percent off at Scotch & Soda and up to 75 percent off at Valleydez and Shoe Mart. Until February 2, www.mydsf.ae.
Eat a hunter’s feast at PAX Italian eatery PAX is serving up seasonal winter game dishes, such as venison tenderloin with red berry sauce, and wild rabbit with carob honey sauce. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until January 31. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road; (04 317 4515).
View Lebanese sculpture at DIFC This intriguing show features 40 sculptures and works created by the late Lebanese artist Alfred Basbous. Until January 18. Opera Gallery, Gate Village 3, DIFC (04 323 0909).
Dance to African-infused house This night at The Dek on 8 in Media City will feature sets from Charl Chaka, Nthayi, Just Lance, Afroboogie, Simon B, Dr. Chetty and DJ Riza, as well as special drinks offers. Free. 4pm-3am.Ongoing. The Dek on 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Albert Neve spins the decks at XL The Barcelona-born electronic music ace will be spinning the tunes for XL’s beach party. Free for ladies before 8pm, free for men before 6pm, Dhs100 early bird, Dhs150 door. 1pm-3am. XL Beach Club, The Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161).
Saturday 11 Adopt a feline friend Open up your heart and your home to an abandoned cat at the 38 Smiles Adoption Day. 2pm-6pm, Pet Zone Vet Clinic near Mazaya Centre
www.38smiles.com (04 346 7870).
Master art in Safa Park Tap into your inner artist with thejamjar at Safa Park. Closet creatives and arty types alike can pick up a canvas and draw, paint, scribble as much as you like. Prices depend on canvas size, starting at Dhs40 for 20x20cm, 11am-6pm, The Archive, Safa Park, Gate 5, www.thejamjardubai.com (04 341 7303).
Head to a sports bar for happy hour Glasses of grape are just Dhs25 and bottles of hop can be enjoyed for just Dhs20 at Velocity, a sports bar on Sheikh Zayed Road. Daily 6pm-8pm. JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 414 3000).
Feast on tapas at a new eatery Sample tapas plates and traditional Spanish beverages at Salero Tapas Bodega in Kempinski Mall of the Emirates. From Dhs110 for three tapas plates. Open noon-3am. Kempinski Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 5888).
Sunday 12 Dine al fresco Grab a sweater and enjoy a meal outdoors while the cool weather lasts. Rosso’s barbecue night promises grilled fish and meat with Italian touches. Dhs189 per person. 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 428 2000).
Scoff fondue and drinks Vintage grape bar is offering unlimited cheese fondue and grape for a special price. Dhs145. Mon-Sun. 7pm-1am. Wafi Pyramids, Oud Metha (04 324 4100).
Monday 13 Get a free mani Book an ammonia-free full herbal hair colour and receive a complimentary toxic-free Zoya manicure worth Dhs75. Price depends on length and thickness of the hair. Until January 31. The Organic Glow Beauty Lounge, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah 3 (04 380 4666).
Asian barbecue night A weekly event at Toshi with live barbecue stations and great value drinks packages. Dhs175 per person (soft drinks). Dhs295 (unlimited selected beverages). 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Grand Millennium Hotel, TECOM (04 429 9999).
Sip pink bubbly Girls wearing pink at Voda get to enjoy unlimited pink bubbly and dance to ’80s and ’90s music. Dhs99. 7pm-midnight. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Tuesday 14 Enjoy deals on Keratine Italian-owned salon Y-12 is offering ten percent off Keratine treatments as well as 20 percent off blow-dry services with top stylists Jenya and Steve. Until February 10. Y-12 Salon, Level 1, Ritz- Carlton DIFC (04 372 2712).
Find out about JFK New movie Parkland looks at who shot US President John F Kennedy. It stars Billy Bob Thornton and Zac Efron and is in cinemas now. Various locations across Dubai. www.uae.voxcinemas.com
Try a new gym Get fit at EMD Fitness, a new boxing and fitness gym owned by the UAE’s first professional boxer. Dhs4,788 annual membership or Dhs399 per month, level 2 Sunset Mall, Jumeirah 3 Road, www.facebook.com/EMDFitness (04 338 4001).