Wed 31 Ring in the New Year at #DXBNYE Pharrell Williams, Busta Rhymes, Paul Oakenfld, Charli XCX, Seb Fontaine, Paul Oakenfold, Sky Blu and Dimitri Vegas, and Like Mike perform. From Dhs395-1,495. 7pm. Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba. www.timeouttickets.com
Dance disco at Masterjam Go back to the disco days with the biggest line-up of ’70s and ’80s legends heading into Dubai to play the New Year’s Eve Masterjam. See The Jacksons, Chaka Khan, Nile Rodgers and Chic and many more. Dhs495-13,500. 6pm-3am. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City, www.masterjam.ae (04 551 6708).
Watch the racing at Meydan Check out a night of top-class horse racing ahead of the New Year’s Eve celebrations at Meydan Racecourse. The last race is at 9.05pm, as the revellers arrive for #DXBNYE. Free. 6.10pm. Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba (04 327 0077).
Spend New Year’s Eve at 3in1 Ring in 2015 with a six-course set menu and music provided all night by the DJ. Dhs650 (soft drinks), Dhs950 (house beverages), Dhs4,000 private cabana for up to four. 8pm-3am. Vida Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 423 8884).
Thu 1 Run for street children Support Maria Conceicao in her preparation for the 777 challenge (seven marathons on seven continents in seven days) by virtually running alongside her. Register to complete either 5km, 10km or 21km. Dhs100. Noon, all races must be completed by midnight. www.premieronline.com (056 115 4315).
Blow the budget at DSF Dubai Shopping Festival kicks off again on Thursday January 1 with stores and malls across the city taking part. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the event, meaning we can expect greater mark-downs and big-value competitions. January 1 to February 1. Shopping malls across Dubai, www.mydsf.ae.
Head to Mahiki’s winter wonderland The Tiki club will be transformed into the White Winter Wonderland. Offerings will include festive beverages, a Christmas Grotto – and a Christmas edition of its ever-popular Treasure Chest. Free. 7pm-3am. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 380 7731).
Spend New Year's Day at Four Seasons Guests can enjoy the first sunset of 2015 from the comfort of the rooftop at Mercury Lounge for a white themed party. Dhs450 per person including beverages and canapés. 3pm-7pm. Four Seasons Resort Dubai Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 270 7777).
Fri 2 Take on a new challenge Flywheel Dubai has teamed up with expert instructors from New York to host a fitness challenge. Sign up before January 15 to take part in the four-week event and get special rates on classes. Dhs120 per ride, Dhs550 for five rides. Sun-Thu 5.30am-9.30pm, Fri-Sat 8am to 6pm. Building 7, Gold & Diamond Park, Al Quoz (044 232 544).
LIsten to winter hits at PAX PAX Ristorante and Lounge is offering seasonal favourites including risotto with radicchio and Gorgonzola and pan-fried cod with steamed new potatoes and spinach. Priced à la carte. Sat-Thu noon-3pm, 7pm-midnight. Until January 31. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).
See the musical Mamma Mia! This musical combines the magic of Abba’s timeless songs with an enchanting tale of love, family and friendship on a Greek island. Dhs195-1,295. 5pm and 9pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.yakevents.com (04 453 4445).
Sat 3 Take relaxing yoga sessions in the park The one-hour sessions include meditation, asanas (poses) and pranayama (breathing). Dhs70. Saturdays 10.30am. Ongoing. Gate 1, Zabeel Park, Al Jafiliya (050 1819 527).
Head to a club Head to XO Saturdays at Armani/Privé. The night features a fusion of electro beats and hip-hop mixes. Free for ladies (reservations recommended). 9pm-3am. Armani/Privé, Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3308).
Sun 4 Treat your skin High-end salon The Loft Fifth Avenue has just opened the doors to its brand-new premises at Vita Mall. Head there now to try out a range of treatments. Ongoing. Al Wasl Road (04 434 0856).
Do business at Clé The modern Arabic hotspot offers a business lunch deal with signatures created by chef Greg Malouf. Dhs95 (two courses). Dhs135 (three courses). Sun-Thu noon-2.45pm. Ongoing. Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC (04 352 5150).
DSF deal at Eataly In time for the Dubai Shopping Festival, this deal offers two courses – soup or salad followed by pizza or pasta – and an Illy espresso with which to end the meal. Dhs39 per person. Daily 3pm-7pm. Until February 1. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 330 8899).
Head to an urban night Expect a night of urban music at Amika hosted by DJ Junior J. The dancefloor gets packed for this popular night and it attracts a lively crowd. Free, guestlist only. 11pm-3am. Amika, The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 782 5374).
Mon 5 Learn judo Team Nogueira teaches this ‘gentle’ martial art. You’ll learn how to throw and pin down your opponent with Sensei Kambiz Yousefi. Dhs475 per month. Free trial class. Dhs139 one-off registration fee. Mon and Wed 8.30pm, Sat noon. Al Quoz 3, www.teamnogueiradubai.com (04 338 8967).
Try Full Moon Yoga Resident yogi Vijay Sharma leads this atmospheric 90-minute session on the pristine beach overlooking the Burj Al Arab. Dhs119. 7.30-9pm. Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 6818).
Catch Arijit Singh live The classically trained singer has performed on many stages and is now bringing his unique voice to audiences in Dubai. Dhs125-1,500. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 1000).
Aperitivo at Sass Café The Italian pre-dinner ritual arrives in Dubai. Enjoy complimentary canapés and charcutière with every beverage ordered. From Dhs65 per beverage. Sun-Thu 5pm-8pm. Ongoing. Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC (04 352 7722).
Tue 6 Help save a life The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund aims to raise Dhs1,830,000 to cover the treatment of five-month-old Naeim from Hebron who was born without an immune system and needs a bone marrow transplant. Make donations online. www.pcrf.net (050 559 5804).
Get slim at the spa Head to Talise Ottoman Spa to take advantage of the special Slimming Ceremony offer featuring a green tea and kelp wrap. Dhs719. Until January 31. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah. www.jumeirah.com (04 453 0456).
Eat crabs at Benjarong Enjoy spicy green papaya salad with crispy soft shell crab, stir-fried Alaska king crab with red curry paste and more. Priced à la carte. Sat-Thu noon-3pm, 7pm-11pm. Until January 31. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).
Enjoy free drinks Ladies – relax at the Moroc outdoor terrace with three free beverages. You could also win an Elemis bag of treats. Free. 8pm-10pm. Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 444 0000).